CRECORA-MANISTER GAA CLUB NOTES
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JUNIOR A HURLING:
Our junior A hurlers got back to winning ways last Thursday night with a 0-21 to 1-15 win over Templeglantine under lights in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. We traded points with Glantine in the opening minutes of the game with Darach Skelly getting us off the mark. Our lads soon settled the better and some fine points from Cathal O’Neill, Karl Moloney, Michael Bateman and one from Niall Moloney gave us an 0-8 to 0-3 at the water break. Both sides were guilty of some wides after the water break but some fine scores from Cathal, Michael and Cormac Flanagan with a response from Glantine saw us go in at half time ahead by double scores 0-12 to 0-6. The two sides traded points up until the second half water break where we led 0-17 to 0-11. Templeglantine were then thrown a lifetime with a fortunate goal to cut the deficit back to two points. However some fine scores from our subs Edwin Wixted and Brendan Power helped us over the line as it finished 0-21 to 1-15. Next up is Old Christians next Saturday in Mungret at 5.30pm. Team: Sean Keyes; Evan Moloney, Jack Dalton, Rory Hannan; Cian Leahy, Richard Murphy, Tim Moloney; Cormac Flanagan, Karl Moloney (0-1); Cathal O’Neill (0-12, 0-5f), Michael Bateman (0-3), Darach Skelly (0-1); Conor Kirby, Niall Moloney (0-1), Donnacha Connolly; Subs: Paraic O’Neill, Edwin Wixted (0-2), Brendan Power (0-1), Tom Shanahan, Colm Carey, Chris Shanahan, Padraig Byrnes, Liam Quirke, Dom O’Connor, Ciaran Humphreys, Shane O’Connor, Ger Kennedy (inj), Micheal O’Neill (inj), Fergal Carey (inj), James Conheady (inj).
JUNIOR B HURLERS:
Our junior B hurlers got their championship campaign off to a losing start with a 5-20 to 3-11 defeat to Na Piarsaigh in Caherdavin. Next up is a game against Mungret next Sunday in Crecora at 3pm.
UNDER 17 HURLERS:
Well done to the under 17 hurlers who claimed a 3-13 to 2-13 win over our neighbours Ballybricken/Fedamore last Wednesday night. They now qualify for a shield semi final with time, venue, date and opposition all TBC.
UNDER 15 FOOTBALL:
Congratulations to our under 15 footballers who have now qualified for a Division 2 county final following a 0-8 toi 1-4 win over Na Piarsaigh on Monday night. Team was: Charlie Lane; Mark O Brien, Fergus Bell, Paddy Gardiner; Tiernan Dunne, Con Kirby, Oisin O Byrne; Fionn Rowsome, Harry Cummins; Brian Dolphin, Dan Le Gear, Conor Ryan; Rory O Connor, Aleks Reddan, Bill Hannon. Subs: Ryan Scanlon H/T for Rory O Connor, Callum Godfrey, Luke Hassett, Mark O Keeffe, Brian Maher, Cian Conway, Cian Enright, Ben Buckley, Matthew McInerney, Mathew Lane. They now await the winners of Adare vs St Kierans in the final.
UNDER 13 HURLING:
Crecora-Manister played Dromin-Athlacca on Saturday morning in Mick Neville Park in the county U13 championship final. In a massively entertaining game we played some excellent hurling and found our men easily with some great link play. At the second water break Crecora-Manister trailed by one point with approximately 13 minutes left on the clock. Our lads tried to the bitter end and unfortunately got caught with a breakaway goal and lost out by seven points eventually. Huge credit must go to the players, coaches and parents of these children as it was a great honour to get to a County final. While the result is disappointing the development and growth of these players in the last 12 months has been huge and we are confident of better days ahead. Team as follows: Sam Collins; Harry Buckley, John O’Donovan; Daniel Woods, Tommy Gore, Oisin Foster; Cian Hickey 0-1, David Holmes 1-0; John Paul Danaher, Patrick Concannon 1-0, Liam Mulqueen; Paddy O’Connell, Adam Harte. Subs: Charlie Murphy for Adam Harte, Jack Lane for John O’Donovan, Jack O’Regan for John Paul Danaher, Cillian O’Doherty for Paddy O’Connell. Pierce Griffin (Inj). Management Team: Manager: Chris Mulqueen. Coaches: Adrian Harte, Ger Hickey & Martin Concannon.
The club would like to remind any players who have registration/membership fees outstanding that can pay via Klubfunder at
WIN A KUGA:
There are only two days left to have a chance of winning a new white Ford Kuga Titanium Hybrid Automatic. Tickets cost €20 and can be found on www.winakuga.ie. All proceeds will be reinvested in county hurling and football teams representing Limerick from minor right through to Senior grades
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW:
Don’t forget you can support the club this year by entering the draw. Entry is €10 per month with just 3 draws remaining for 2021. When you support the #CLUBLkDraw you are supporting your local GAA club as half of your money goes to your nominated club. The purpose of the CLUB Limerick draw is to provide funding for our Football & hurlers training fund from Minor to Senior Grades. Join the CLUB Limerick draw today visit www.limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw and select ‘Crecora-Manister’ as the club you wish to support.
Junior A hurling championship: Crecora-Manister 0-21 Templeglantine 1-15
Junior B hurling championship: Na Piarsaigh 5-20 Crecora-Manister 3-11
Under 17 hurling: Crecora-Manister/Liberties 3-13 Ballybricken /Fedamore 2-13
Under 13 hurling shield final: Dromin-Athlacca/Banogue 2-8 Crecora-Manister 2-1
Saturday 18th September: Junior A hurling championship v Old Christians in Mungret @ 5.30pm
Sunday 19th September: Junior B hurling championship v Mungret in Crecora @ 3pm
Sunday 26th September: Intermediate football relegation play off v St Patrick’s in Rathbane @ 5pm
Sunday 26th September: Junior B hurling championship v Ballybrown in Crecora with time TBC
Sunday 26th September: Under 19 hurling quarter final v Cois Laoi Gaels time & venue TBC