It was fantastic to see training resuming last week starting with the under 7s, 9s, 13s and 15s. In line with government guidelines, we learnt this week that adult training can recommence next week from 10th May. Training is non-contact only and all players, coaches and parents are asked to stick to all the Covid protocols specified by the GAA.

As mentioned, the next key milestone is Monday May 10th when outdoor adult training can recommence in pods of fifteen people (including coaches). Games are not allowed and indoor facilities must remain closed. Monday June 7th is the tentative return date for adult club matches, which will be played behind closed doors.

An online Covid health declaration form should be filled out the evening before each session. Once you arrive at training, please follow all instructions given by the Covid compliance officer and head coach. Bring your own easily identifiable water bottle, do not hang around in the car park after training, use hand sanitiser. Above all else, do not attend training if you feel unwell.

It is with great pride this week that we announce that our own Cathal O’Neill has been named on John Kiely’s 38 man Limerick senior hurling panel for the upcoming 2021 championship. Well done Cathal and best of luck from all here in the club.

The club would like to wish its condolences to the Cregan family of Ballymacstradeen, Manister on the passing of Alec Cregan, father of Stephen Cregan and Ethel Browne who are involved with the GAA and camogie clubs respectively and grandfather of our club footballer David Cregan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Work is ongoing on the Community Walking Track at the GAA pitch while fundraising efforts continue in order to generate the match funding that will be needed for the construction of the All Weather Astro Facility, if approved for grant funding late in 2021.

You can support our fundraising efforts for the Astro Facility, and also the Community Walking Track, by sending a cheque payable to Crecora Manister Development Fund, to Pat Byrnes or Mark Leahy, or by lodging direct to the Development Fund Account with Bank of Ireland: IBAN IE26 BOFI 904499 47496971

The May Club Limerick Draw will take place on Saturday May 29, during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link and select “Crecora-Manister” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are 8 draws remaining). The deadline for online sign up is 4pm on Friday May 24.

May’s exclusive Star Prize is a Barcelona 8-seater cast aluminium garden patio set with a Lazy Susan. This fantastic prize is worth €1,599. The set includes a 1.65m table, eight chairs with seat cushions, a 2.75m parasol, an 11kg parasol base with a 10-year structural guarantee. It’s a perfect addition to your outdoor space this summer. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.