CLUB LIMERICK (Dublin) NOTES
Club Limerick Dublin
History was made last Tuesday (23 Feb 2021) when Club Limerick Dublin held its first virtual meeting in its 26 years history. Among those present was founder Eamonn Rea who paid a touching tribute to the late Jack Quaid. “He was an absolute gentleman – he made you feel special. Together with his brother Jim, he started the Quaid dynasty. Before he passed to his eternal reward, Jack had the pleasure of seeing his grandson Nicky claim his first All-Star award.” The meeting extended messages of condolence to the Quaid family, to the families of Dick Stapleton (Garyspillane), Paul Carey (Patrickswell), Emma McManus, Mark van Drumpt (Limerick Physio), Margaret Fitzgerald (Kilmallock), Jimmy Melia (Kilmallock) and Billy Dwyer (Faughs/Kilkenny).
Chairman Paul Stapleton brought the meeting up to speed on the plans for 2021 in terms of supporting Limerick GAA teams in the middle of the pandemic. He urged members to support the Limerick Development Draw and other fundraising events to be rolled out in the coming months in what is going to be a very challenging financial year. Supporters can sign up at www.limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw or by contacting Harry Keane, Club Limerick Dublin Draw Co-ordinator at 101 Grace Park Heights, Dublin 9/085 734 0131. Paul congratulated all the Limerick players who won GAA/GPA All-Stars, John Kiely Manager of the Year and Gearoid Hegarty, Hurler of the Year.
Best wishes were extended to John Keating and Charlie Chawke for speedy recoveries to full health.
Congratulations to Denis Holmes (Oola) on his appointment to Croke Park’s Central Hearings Committee and to Paul Foley (Patrickswell) to Croke Park’s Central Appeals Committee.
Club Limerick Dublin PRO – David Reale reported the presence of the club on social media platforms has grown significantly in the last year with nearly 1400 followers on
and 1100 followers on Twitter (@clublmkdub).