CRECORA/MANISTER GAA CLUB NOTES
The junior hurlers’ year came to an end this week with defeats to Drom-Broadford and Claughaun. On Tuesday night we played Drom-Broadford in a must win game under lights in Knocklong missing several key players through injury and suspension. We got off to a flying start in the first 15 minutes with goals from Edwin Wixted and Brendan Power along with fine points from James Conheady, Conor Kirby, Edwin and Tom Shanahan giving our lads a 2-5 to 0-2 lead at the first water break. Our backs including Niall Moloney, Darach Skelly and Evan Moloney were holding firm minimising the threat of Drom-Broadford’s forwards. Gradually as the first half wore on Drom-Broadford started to gain more of a foothold in the game and the score at half time was Crecora-Manister 2-6 to 0-7. The first 15 minutes of the second half was an evenly contested spell and some nice points from James, Richard Murphy and Conor Kirby saw the score at the second water break 2-9 to 0-12. Unfortunately the final quarter of the game belonged to Drom-Broadford and they out scored us 0-9 to 1-1 in that period to run out two point winners 0-21 to 3-10 winners, Tomás Connolly with our third goal. After this result we knew it was highly unlikely we would qualify even if we secured two points on Sunday against Claughaun. In this particular game played in Fedamore, Claughaun had slightly the better of the opening half and went in 1-8 to 0-4 ahead at the break. Edwin Wixted and Conor Kirby with some nice points for us. Several missed opportunities at the start of the second half that would have brought us back into this game cost us dearly and Claughaun tacked on a few more scores to run out 3-13 to 0-10 winners at the final whistle. Team v Drom-Broadford: Stephen Keating; Evan Moloney, Niall Moloney, Tim Moloney; Cian Leahy, Darach Skelly, Dónal Murray; Richard Murphy, Karl Moloney; Thomas Shanahan, Edwin Wixted, James Conheady; Brendan Power, Shane O’Connor, Conor Kirby; Chris Shanahan, Tomás Connolly, Ciarán Humphreys, Donnacha Connolly, Jack Dalton, Ger Kennedy, Mike Bateman, Pa Walsh, Pádraig Byrnes, Seán Keyes. Team v Claughaun: Ger Kennedy; Evan Moloney, Niall Moloney, Tim Moloney; Cian Leahy, Darach Skelly, Richard Murphy; Rory Hannan, Karl Moloney; James Conheady, Edwin Wixted, Tom Shanahan; Pádraig Byrnes, Conor Kirby, Brendan Power; Stephen Keating, Dónal Murray, Tomás Connolly, Shane O’Connor, Donnacha Connolly, Chris Shanahan, Jack Dalton, Ciarán Humphreys, Pa Walsh. The club would like to thank all the players and management team of Ger Hickey, Ger Dillon, Gerry McDermott, John Power, Eoghan O’Callaghan, Paddy O’Neill and Niall Conway and Covid liaison officer Ger Riordan for their unwavering commitment and dedication all year.
Our junior A footballers meet Athea in the county quarter final this Saturday 19th September in Knockaderry at 4pm. The very best of luck to players and management.
Best of luck to the minor footballers tonight Monday 14th September taking on Drom-Broadford in Crecora at 6.30pm. Our lads have already secured a quarter final place.
Hard luck to the under 16 footballers losing out to Pallasgreen last Monday night by 2-6 to 2-5 in a much improved performance. Thanks to all players and coaches for their dedication shown throughout the year.
Hard luck to the under 14 footballers losing out to Ahane last week on a 2-12 to 2-2 score line . Their last game is next week Wednesday 23rd September v St Kieran’s in Crecora at 6.30pm.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW:
The next Club Limerick Draw takes place on Saturday 26th September with a jackpot of €10,000 and an Exclusive Star Prize or Afternoon Tea for five in the Minstrels Gallery at Adare Manor and Gourmet Dinner for five at the Carriage House in Adare Manor. The cost is only €10 with €5 going back to your local club. Play now at limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw or via
Crecora-Manister had two winners in the August Draw so if you’re not in you can’t win.