CRECORA/MANISTER GAA CLUB NOTES
The juniors picked up a good win over Mungret last Saturday in the opening round of division 5 of the all county league, 0-18 to 1-13 was the final score. They now play Hospital-Herbertstown in Crecora this Saturday 18th May at 7pm.
Our minor hurlers have completed their two opening games in the 2019 Premier Minor Hurling campaign and now take a break from competition until after the exams. On Saturday 27th April and delayed by 24 hours due to Storm Hannah, we played Mungret St Pauls in Mungret in front of a good crowd of supporters. Conceding two quick goals early in the first half, the lads continued to battle hard but couldn’t close the gap and were defeated on a scoreline of Mungret St Pauls 2:17 – 1:14 Kilpeacon. In our second game, we met Ahane on Friday 3rd May in Caherelly. This game turned out to be a classic encounter providing a fine display of hurling skills. Both teams gave it everything from start to finish and with very little separating the teams throughout, it finished a high-scoring drawn game of Kilpeacon 5:15 – 2:24 Ahane. Kilpeacon Panel: Richard Murphy, Rory Hannon, Jack Dalton, Ciaran Kennedy, Aidan Walker, Cian Enright, Fergal Egan, Jamie Slater, Colm O’Riordan, John Bourke, Padraig Byrnes, Colin Haigney, James Conheady, Patrick Byrne, Chris Shanahan, Micheál Martin, Cathal O’Neill, John O’Donnell, Darragh Hogan, Brendan Power, Darragh O’Keeffe, Eoghan O’Connor, Jack Duggan, Robbie Slater, Connor Hannon, Rian O’Byrne, Sam Riordan, Caillum Hedderman.
Our U16s, playing as Kilpeacon have completed the first phase of their league campaign in both hurling and football. In hurling we played the Ahane-Murroe Boher amalgamation followed by Ballybrown and while the results did not go our way, the performances were very positive and we look forward to resuming the campaign after the junior cert exams. In football, we played Oola and Na Piarsaigh. Again results didn’t go our way but our lads showed that the potential is there and once we get a few training sessions under our belts we will be a different team for the remainder of the campaign. We would like to wish all our players the best of luck in their upcoming junior cert and year end exams.
Our under 14 footballers lost out to Ahane last Wednesday 4-10 to 2-5 in division 2A. Focus now switches to hurling and the will play Killeedy-Tournafulla this Wednesday 15th May in Killeedy at 7pm.
The under 12s recently played the second round of U12 hurling league away to Monaleen. We were down 1-4 to 0-2 at halftime having played into the wind in first half but had a great second half scoring 3-2 but unfortunately Monaleen goaled from a 21 yard free with last puck of the match to snatch the win 3-6 to 3-4. The coaching team were very happy with the application and effort given by all the boys. The third round scheduled for Thursday 23rd May at home to Claughaun.
TESCO COMMUNITY FUND: Crecora Manister GAA Club have been selected as a beneficiary for the Tesco Community Fund in the Tesco store in the Crescent Shopping Centre, Dooradoyle. For May and June when shopping in Tesco Dooradoyle please put the blue token into the Crecora Manister GAA tube. At the end of the eight weeks, the tokens will be weighted per each of the three causes and the €1,000 will be divided up accordingly. Please support.
KELLOGG’S CÚL CAMP: Registration forms for this year’s Kellogg’s Cúl Camp which will take place from 1st to the 4th July and the registration form can be downloaded from the club’s website.
Best of luck to Cathal O’Neill and Rory Hannon and the rest of the Limerick minor hurling who begin their Munster championship campaign against Cork this Sunday 19th May. Cathal is vice captain for the season which is a fantatic honour for the club, and hopefully we will see a Limerick minor and senior double of triumphs in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.