U21 county quarter final Cappamore 4-13 Blackrock 3-16 (aet)

Cappamore win 3-2 in a penalty shoot out

In a pulsating match goalie Liam O’ Donnell proved to be the hero as he scored one and saved three penalties in the penalty shootout that saw Cappamore qualify for the U 21A county semi-final.

Played in Hospital in awful conditions Blackrock got the first score of the game, a long range point. Cappamore playing well responded with points from Donal O’ Mahoney and Ronan Hanley. O’ Mahoney added a point from a free to extend the lead but a goal from Blackrock’s Colm O’ Keeffe saw Blackrock edge back in front. Pointed frees from Blackrock’s Heffernan and O’ Keeffe along with two from Hanley and a free from O’ Mahoney had Blackrock a goal ahead after 20 mins. Another goal from O’ Keeffe had Blackrock now ahead by 2 goals. Cappamore fought back hard and reduced the deficit to 2 thanks to 4 unanswered points from O’ Mahoney (2), Hanley and full forward Daniel Thompson but 2 late points from Blackrock had them leading 2-7 to 0-9 at half time.

The introduction of Kevin Doyle early in the second half was decisive, scoring 2 goals that brought Cappamore right back into the game. The game was finely balanced, Blackrock were accurate from play and placed balls but O’ Mahoney with 2 frees and another from Thompson added points for Cappamore. A late goal from Ronan Hanley got Cappamore into the lead but a free from Blackrock’s Daithi Heffernan deep into injury time sent the match to extra time.

In extra time with conditions worsening and light fading scores were hard to come by. Both teams were giving it their all, Sean Whelan in defence and PJ Hogan in attack excelled for Cappamore. A third goal from super sub Doyle and a point from Jason Fitzgibbon had Cappamore 4 points up at half time. Blackrock fought back and a late penalty scored by Heffernan followed by a pointed free saw the match level again and sent it to a shootout.

To be fair it was a game that neither team deserved to lose but in these COVID 19 times there had to be a winner this evening. Goals in the shootout from Liam O’ Donnell, Donal O’ Mahoney and Jason Fitzgibbon along with the saves from O’ Donnell saw Cappamore through.

It was a great team effort where all the players played well in a difficult night for hurling.

TEAM. Liam O’ Donnell, Gearoid Hogan, Paul Campbell, Conor Fitzgibbon, Sean Whelan, Jack Sheehan, Tadhg Ryan, Jason Fitzgibbon (0-1), Jamie McCarthy, Jack Leonard, Donal O’ Mahoney (0-7), PJ Hogan, Paddy McMahon, Daniel Thompson (0-2), Ronan Hanley (1-3). SUBS Kevin Doyle (3-0),Gearoid Mulcahy, Denis O’ Donoghue, Paudie Ryan, Shane Duggan, Michael Gleeson, Eoin Smith, Ciaran Kennedy, Darragh Hanley (inj).

U14b hurling championship round 1Cappamore 0-6Patrickswell 1-7Our campaign got off to a disappointing start last Wednesday night in Cappamore. Failure to take several good scoring chances along with a fortuitous goal late on for the opposition proved the difference between the two sides on the night.The match was very closely contested throughout and the Cappamore lads could not be faulted for their efforts.Next up in round 2 is a trip to face Adare on August 5th.PanelMal KeoghChris Smith Cillian o Dwyer Shane FlemingCathal Mulcahy Mikey Berkery Jacob Wright Colum Hanley Jack o Donnell(0-2f) Eamonn Ryan Evan Coleman(0-3, 1f) Jake Slattery(0-1)Shane o Connor Alex Heney Shane o NeillReplacements: Cian O Connor Tommy Dillon

Busy week of fixtures ahead.

County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship group 1 round 2,
Cappamore versus Kildimo Pallaskenry, Saturday 1st Aug, venue Childers road,3pm.Ref Jonathan Hayes. Fulltime result, Cappamore 0-9 to Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-16.

U16 Hurling Championship 1B round 1, Cappamore versus Mungret St Pauls, 3rd August,venue Mungret,7pm. Ref Michael Flannery.

Minor Camogie 12 a side semi final, Murroe Boher/Cappamore versus Adare, 3rd August, venue Adare 7pm.

Junior B Hurling Championship, Ballybricken-Bohermore v Cappamore at 4.30pm Ballybricken – bohermore.

County U21A Hurling Championship Semi Final,

Wednesday 5th August, 2020 AdareVCappamore 7:00pm Venue: Killmallock Referee: TBC

U14 Hurling Division 2A,round 2, Cappamore versus Adare, 5th August, venue Adare, 7pm. Red Wayne Fitzgerald.

County Minor A Hurling Championship, Group 3, Round 1. Fri 7the Aug, 7pm.

Covid restrictions still apply to matches. Ticket only.

Best of luck to players and management.

We had another successful Cul Camps at Cappamore Gaa &Camogie Club. Co -ordinators for the week were, Seamus Ryan, Ollie Coffey, Liam Bourke and Paul Browne. Thanks to all who helped make it success. A special word of thanks to Muireann Creamer Limerick Camogie and Kyle Hayes Hurling for coming to meet the boys and girls and have a question and answers with them.

Our U14 Camogie panel were presented with a new set of jerseys, kindly sponsored by Martin Ryan Haulage LTD.
Thanks to Martin Ryan Haulage LTD.

Club lotto takes place again on Monday night in the community centre Cappamore. Tickets can be purchased from local business. Your support is always appreciated.

Results from 27th July 2020,Numbers drawn are as follows; 2,8,19,28 JACKPOT: €8000 – No Winner…

Lucky Dip Winners of €20 Each –
Congratulations to thefollowing

Marion Holmes

Nancy Shanahan, c/o Ger Lonergan

Marie O’ Donnell, St Michaels Tce Tom McCarthy, c/o Ger Lonergan

Aoife Foley, c/o Tony Foley

Barry O’ Connor, c/o Matthew O’ Malley

Eileen & Willie Berkery, Kyle Ollie O’ Brien, Bilboa

Richard Doyle & Gabi Clarke Bernadette Loughman, c/o Matthew O’ Malley

Next weeks jackpot €8200

Mon 3rd August 9pm in the Community Centre

Safe return to Gaelic Games: It is important that health and safety protocols are followed, especially the use of water bottles and hand sanitiser. Before every training or match you are asked to re confirm your health status. This can be done online everytime at