CRECORA/MANISTER GAA CLUB NOTES
Our junior hurlers got their second win of their 2020 championship campaign with a 0-24 to 0-8 victory against Ahane in Fedamore on Sunday night. We got off to a solid start in the first half with some good scores from Cathal O’Neill, Tomás Connolly, Conor Kirby and Karl Moloney along with solid performances in the back line by Evan and Niall Moloney and Darach Skelly. This left us 0-11 to 0-5 in front at half time. Our lads kicked in after the half time whistle and had the lead stretched out to 0-19 to 0-6 by the time the second half water break had come around with fine scores from Cathal, Micheál O’Neill, Richard Murphy, Michael Bateman, Edwin Wixted and James Conheady. Our lads tacked on another few scores in the closing minutes, including a fine Brendan Power effort, to run out comfortable 16 point winners. Team: Steven Keating; Rory Hannan, Niall Moloney, Evan Moloney; Cian Leahy, Darach Skelly, James Conheady; Richard Murphy, Karl Moloney; Edwin Wixted, Michael Bateman, Cathal O’Neill; Shane O’Connell, Tomás Connolly, Conor Kirby; Micheál O’Neill, Brendan Power, Tim Moloney, Pádraig Byrnes, Donnacha Connolly, Thomas Shanahan, Jack Dalton, Ger Kennedy, Chris Shanahan, Dónal Murray (inj). Attention now turns to the next game this Saturday 8th August v Monagea in the Bog Garden Rathkeale at 7pm. This will also possibly be an all-ticket affair, however the the GAA awaits government guidance on Tuesday regarding crowds attending games.
UNDER 21 HURLERS:
Our under 21 hurlers were big winners over Hospital-Herbertstown last Wednesday night in a score line of 6-21 to 0-8 in the County Under 21 13 a Side Semi Final. Team: Gerard Kennedy; Pádraig Byrnes, Rory Hannan, Thomas Shanahan; Richard Murphy, Jack Dalton, James Conheady; Karl Moloney, Chris Shanahan; Cathal O’Neill, Shane O’Connor, Donnacha Connolly; Brendan Power, Ciaran Humphreys, Michael Fitzgerald; Sam Riordan, Ciarán Kennedy, Fergal Egan, Eoghan O’Connor. They now await the winners of Knockaderry v South Liberties in the other semi with the date of the final due to be this Wednesday 5th August however this still has to be confirmed.
Our minor hurlers (Crecora-Manister/South Liberties) play their first round of the championship this Friday 7th August v Bruff in Liberties at 7pm. All support welcome (subject to government guidance!).
UNDER 16 HURLING:
Our under 16 hurlers (Crecora-Manister/South Liberties) began their division 2 campaign Monday 3rd of August away to Ballybrown. The footballers’ first game is Monday 10th August away to Oola at 7pm.
UNDER 14 HURLING:
Hard luck to our under 14 hurlers (Crecora-Manister/South Liberties) who lost out against Adare in division 2 of the county championship last Wednesday. They now play Patrickswell in Patrickswell this Wednesday 5th August in Patrickswell at 7pm. The footballers first game is also against Adare in Adare on Wednesday 12th August.
UNDER 12 HURLING:
Best of luck to our under 12 hurlers play Cappamore in the first round of their hurling league on Thursday 6th August at 6.45pm in Cappamore.
UNDER 10 HURLING:
Our under 10s played their first game of the year against Bruree during the week. See photo below.
RETURN TO PLAY:
Club Activities have resumed in conjunction with GAA Return to Play Guidelines. Before every training session and match you are all required to re-confirm your health status. This can be done online every time at https://returntoplay.gaa.ie/.
It is important that health & safety protocols are followed, especially the use of personal water bottles and the hand sanitizers. Please adhere to the guidelines given by the covid 19 officers with each team and lets all stay safe.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW:
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Monday 3rd August: Under 16 Hurling v Ballybrown in Clarina at 7pm.
Wednesday 5th August: Under 14 Hurling v Patrickswell in Patrickswell at 7pm.
Wednesday 5th August: Under 21 Hurling 13 a Side County Final v South Liberties or Knockaderry. Date, time, venue and opposition all TBC.
Thursday 6th August: Under 12 Hurling v Cappamore in Cappamore at 6.45pm.
Friday 7th August: Minor Hurling v Bruff in Liberties at 7pm.
Saturday 8th August: Junior Hurling championship v Monagea in Bog Garden pitch, Rathkeale at 7pm.
Monday 10th August: Under 16 Football v Oola in Oola at 7pm.
Wednesday 12th August: Football v Adare in Adare at 7pm.
Saturday 15th August: Junior A Football Championship v Ahane in Monaleen at 7pm.