Crecora Manister GAA Club Notes:

Under 21 Hurling Championship:
Our U21s are amalgamated with South Liberties and they got their campaign in the U21 A Hurling
Championship off to a winning start in Dooley Park on Saturday 7th October against Kilmallock.
This was a very enjoyable game which turned out to be a high quality, high scoring affair with strong displays from both teams.
Kilmallock had the better of the exchanges in the early part of the first half helped by 3 goals scored in the first 15 minutes.
Points from Cathal O’Neill and Darragh Godfrey helped us to settle into the game and then Chris Shanahan narrowed the gap by slicing through the defence and adding an emphatic finish to the net. We continued to press forward with Cathal, Chris and Darragh adding to their totals and Rory Hannan also getting on the scoreboard.
Ben Compton gathered a pass and broke past his marker to finish to the net prior to half time to give us a lead at the short whistle of 2 – 11 to 3 – 6.
The game continued at a fast pace in the second half and the accuracy of Darragh from frees added to points from Cathal and Rory enabled us to extend our lead.
Midway through the second half Darragh struck for a goal and soon after Ben Garry made a decisive save from a free and from there, we were able to see out the game.
We added further points from Sean Enright and Ciaran Kennedy to leave the final score 3 – 19 to 3 – 12.

Junior A Hurling Championship:
We played the Quarter Final of the Junior A Hurling Championship Tuesday night 3rd October under lights in Knocklong v Kilteely Dromkeen.
After a good run of form, the team arrived with hopes of progressing to the next round.
We got off to the worst possible start by conceding 2 goals within the first 10 minutes.
We recovered well from the initial setup and had our best spell from there to the half time whistle.
Points from Cathal O’Neill, Conor Kirby and Cormac Flanagan helped to reduce the deficit to
3 points as we went into the break on a scoreline of 0 – 8 to 2 – 5.
A good start in the second half was required to bridge the gap and we dominated the early proceedings.
Unfortunately we didn’t turn this dominance into scores and a number of wides meant we were still chasing the game.
We conceded a couple of frees which were converted to make our task ever harder.
We continued to press in search of scores but we only added 4 points to our first half total.
Ultimately the 2 early goals were to prove the difference between the 2 teams.
This is a young team which undoubtedly has the potential to improve and progress in the years ahead.
Thanks to all the players and management team for their efforts throughout the year.
Squad : Gerard Kennedy, Evan Moloney, Jack Dalton, Paraic O’Neill, Richard Murphy, Darach Skelly, Shane Moloney, Rian O’Byrne, Cathal O’Neill, Chris Shanahan, Conor Kirby, David Power, Rob Henehan, Cormac Flanagan, Rory Hannan, Brendan Power, James Conheady, Donnacha Connolly, Damien Kearney, Ciaran Kennedy, Fergal Egan, Ciaran Humphreys, Sean Keyes.

Crecora Manister GAA Juvenile Athletic Development Pathway:
Open to Boys Born between 2009 – 2012

Manister Community Hall
15 Sessions
Once weekly on Wednesday Nights
Please email Ger Hickey to enrol:

Youth athletes need to be exposed to lots of things outside of skills/sports training:
Sprinting, jumping, agility, strength & mobility training
This is often not covered by solely playing one or two sports

Coaches, age appropriate Athletic Development training sessions focused on developing overall athleticism through lots of different modalities in a structured manner while enjoying the process.

Master of Science in Sports Performance, University of Limerick
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
Teams Worked With Recently
Tipperary Senior Camogie Team
Clare U20 Football Team
Adare Senior Hurlers/Footballers
Dromin Athlacca Premier Intermediate Hurlers
Cratloe Senior Hurlers/Footballers

CLUB Limerick Draw:
The September CLUB Limerick Draw took place on Saturday 30th September 2023.
We added two more winners to our run this year, having 4 winners in the 2023 Draw up to September.
Congratulations to Ger and Siobhan Carey on winning the Exclusive prize of an Apple iPad.
And congratulations to Catherine Hogan who won €200. This is a great run for Catherine having won already only 2 months ago in July where she won €300.
Thanks to Ger, Siobhan and Catherine for your support of this draw, this year and down through the years.
We have a few more draws before the end of the year so hopefully we will have a few more lucky winners.

Club Online Shop now Open:
The Crecora Manister GAA COBI sports online shop is now open.
It can be accessed via our Club website
To ensure delivery of goods before Christmas this online shop will remain open until Tuesday 17th October. No more orders will be taken after 17th October.
The shop has 4 GAA Packs to cover all players, coaches, parents, members and supporters.
All items in the packs can be purchased individually
Orders will be delivered direct to the address specified when placing the order.
Please note that our Club will not be handling any payments or deliveries.

Underage Sponsors:
A big thanks to some of our underage Team Sponsors for the 2023 season.
U7 Teams sponsored by David Wallace of Breeze Air
U9 Teams sponsored Richard Keays of BCD
U11 Teams sponsored by Ger Hickey of CE-TEK Medical
Thank you all for your support of Crecora Manister GAA Club and our young players.