CRECORA-MANISTER GAA CLUB NOTES
Our intermediate footballers had a difficult first outing in our first ever intermediate championship game as a club. Against a strong Drom-Broadford side, we struggled to come to terms with their pace and physicality in the opening quarter as they got in a for two quick goals. Our lads rallied after the water break with a goal from Shane O’Connell and some nice points from Mike McCormack and Richard Murphy. The second half was equally as challenging as the stronger Drom-Broadford side pressed home their advantage. The final score ended up Drom-Broadford 5-16 Crecora-Manister 1-8. Team: Eoghan O’Connor; Cian Leahy, Tim Moloney, Patrick Dolphin; Donnacha Connolly, Cormac Flanagan, Evan Moloney; Karl Moloney, Darach Skelly; Richard Murphy, Sean Fitzgerald, Micheal O’Neill; Shane O’Connell, Mike McCormack, Sam Riordan. Subs: John McManus, Tomas Connolly, Conor Kirby, Robert Sweeney, Dom O’Connor, Cian O Donnchu, Paudie Walshe, Peter Boohan, Sean Keyes, Shane O’Connor, Rob Greer, Cathal O’Neill, Damien Kearney, Gary O’Connell (inj), Conor Burke (inj), David Macken (inj). Next up is Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the second and final group game this Thursday 2nd September in Croagh at 6.30pm.
JUNIOR A HURLING:
Our junior A hurlers open their 2021 championship campaign on Sunday 5th September against Drom-Broadford in Croagh at 6pm. Ticket details will be announced on the Facebook page during the week.
JUNIOR B HURLING:
Our junior B hurlers have been drawn in a group alongside Na Piarsaigh, Ballybrown and Mungret for their upcoming championship. Their first game is against Na Piarsaigh on Sunday 12th September at 12noon in Caherdavin.
UNDER 19 HURLERS:
Our under 19 hurlers lost out in the first round of the championship last Friday against Knockaderry on a 2-20 to 2-13 scoreline. Next up is Tournafulla-Killeedy in Crecora on Monday 30th August at 6.45pm.
UNDER 15 FOOTBALLERS:
Our under 15 footballers had a busy week. On Monday night they claimed a 3-14 to 1-3 win over Newcastlewest in the division 2 county quarter final. The team would endure a difficult opening period and went behind to two early NCW scores. However our lads settled into the game thereafter and scored 2-5 without reply to lead by 8 at half time. We controlled the second half and won comfortably in the end. There were some excellent performances from all the players in the panel. On Friday afternoon they competed in the Feile Peil na nOg in Ahane and topped the group with victories over Adare 2-4 to 0-3 and against Ahane 2-5 to 0-2. Unfortunately our lads lost out in the quarter final to Killacolla Gaels by 3-1 to 2-1. They now prepare for a county semi final with time, date and venue TBC.
Congratulations to the Limerick hurlers and management on claiming a third All-Ireland title in four years after their 3-32 to 1-22 win over Cork. Well done to our own Cathal O’Neill on picking up his first All-Ireland medal.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW:
Congratulations to Maurice Hartnett, winner of €2,000 in the August edition of the Club Limerick draw.
Intermediate football: Drom-Broadford 5-16 Crecora-Manister 1-8
Under 19 hurling: Knockaderry 2-20 Crecora-Manister 2-13
Under 17 hurling: Ahane 4-21 Crecora-Manister/Liberties 1-19
Under 17 football: Crecora-Manister/Liberties 3-4 Ballybricken/Fedamore 1-10
Feile Peil na nOg: Crecora-Manister/Liberties 2-4 Adare 0-3
Feile Peil na nOg: Crecora-Manister/Liberties 2-5 Ahane 0-2
Feile Peil na nOg: Killacolla Gaels (Bruree/Castletown-Ballyagran) 3-1 Crecora-Manister/Liberties 2-1
Under 15 football quarter final: Crecora-Manister/Liberties 3-14 Newcastlewest 1-3
Under 13 football: Shannon Gaels (Glin/Gerald Griffins) 3-17 Crecora-Manister/Liberties 3-3
Mon 30th Aug: Under 19 hurling v Tournafulla/Killeedy in Crecora at 6.45pm
Wed 1st Sep: Under 17 hurling v Pallasgreen in Pallas at 7pm
Thu 2nd Sep: Intermediate football v Kildimo-Pallaskenry in Croagh at 6.30pm
Sat 4th Sep: Under 17 hurling v Murroe-Boher in Murroe at 11am
Sun 5th September: Junior A hurling v Drom-Broadford in Croagh at 6pm.
Wed 8th Sep: Under 17 hurling v Ballybricken/Fedamore in Crecora at 7pm