CRECORA/MANISTER GAA CLUB NOTES
Our junior footballers bounced back from their narrow opening round defeat to Kilteely-Dromkeen with a comfortable 2-13 to 0-4 win over Ahane in Knockane last Wednesday night. We got off to a bright start with nice points from Gary O’Connell, Karl Moloney and Mike McCormack. A goal from Karl just before half time saw us take a commanding 7 point lead in at the break. Our lads pushed on in the second half with some fine scores from Karl, Mike and Killian Scanlon and a goal from Gary O’Connell left 15 points in it at the final whistle. Team: Shane O’Connell; Dom O’Connor, Evan Moloney, David Macken; Tim Moloney, Tomás Connolly, Patrick Dolphin; Karl Moloney, Richard Murphy; Conor Burke, Mike McCormack, Donnacha Connolly; Jack Dalton, Gary O’Connell, Cormac Flanagan; Cian Leahy, Thomas Shanahan, Darach Skelly, Rob Greer, Killian Scanlon, Sam Riordan. Next up is Drom-Broadford next Wednesday 2nd September but where a win would put us through to a county quarter final. Throw in is at 8pm in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Best of luck lads.
JUNIOR A HURLING:
Our junior hurlers next game is Sunday 6th September v Drom-Broadford in Staker Wallace at 6pm. This is a massive game for the junior hurlers with a county quarter final at stake. Best of luck to all.
JUNIOR B HURLING:
Hard luck to the junior Bs who lost out to Kildimo-Pallaskenry last week in their final group game. This is the end of the road for the junior Bs for the year. Many thanks to the players and management for their efforts.
Well done to our minor footballers who had a fine win over Claughaun in the first round of the A championship last Friday on a score line of 2-10 to 0-4. The hurlers play Blackrock tomorrow Tuesday 1st September at 6.30pm in Kilfinane. The footballers meanwhile are back out on Friday 4th September against Galtee Gaels in Crecora at 6.30. Best of luck to both minor teams.
The under 16 footballers are out next Monday night 7th September against Pallasgreen in Crecora at 7pm in the division 2 championship.
Best of luck to the under 14 hurlers who play Cappamore this coming Wednesday 2nd September in Liberties at 7pm. Focus switches to football next week with a game v Ahane on Wednesday 9th September at 7pm in Crecora.
Best of luck to the under 12 hurlers who are away to Knockaderry this Thursday 3rd September at 6.45pm.
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. This is more relevant now than ever with the rise in cases nationally and the outbreak of clusters associated with GAA clubs.
With the current Covid19 regulations there is a large buildup of disposable plastic water bottles being left at pitch after training & matches. This is creating an unreasonable burden on the pitch maintenance committee in cleanup and disposal of these bottles. We are asking all players to ONLY use the re-usable match water-bottles and put their names on them. These are available in any sports shop and can be sanitized at home after use. Thanks
Tuesday 1st September: Minor Hurling v Blackrock in Kilfinane at 6.30pm.
Wednesday 2nd September: Junior A Football Championship v Drom-Broadford in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale at 8pm.
Wednesday 2nd September: Under 14 Hurling v Cappamore in Liberties at 7pm.
Thursday 3rd September: Under 12 Hurling v Knockaderry in Knockaderry at 6.45pm.
Friday 4th September: Minor Football v Galtee Gaels in Crecora at 6.30pm.
Sunday 6th September: Junior A Hurling Championship v Drom-Broadford in Staker Wallace at 6pm.
Monday 7th September: Under 16 Football v Pallasgreen in Crecora at 7pm.
Wednesday 9th September: Under 14 Football v Ahane in Crecora at 7pm.