CRECORA MANISTER GAA CLUB NOTES
Our intermediate footballers take on St Patrick’s next Sunday 26th September in a relegation semi final. Throw in in Rathbane is at 5pm.
JUNIOR A HURLING:
Our junior A hurlers made it back-to-back wins in group 3 of the county championship with a comfortable 2-20 to 1-9 win over Old Christians in Fedamore last Saturday 18th September. Old Christians were the quicker to settle and we found ourselves 0-3 to 0-0 down to the city men after the opening 5 minutes of play. We soon found our groove with a superb Donnacha Connolly effort from the sideline getting us off the mark. Some fine points from Cathal O’Neill and a Conor Kirby goal saw us take a 1-5 to 0-4 lead to the water break. Michael Bateman and Darach Skelly were starting to dominate in the half forward line and Evan Moloney and Rory Hannan were doing trojan work defensively. Some more points from Michael Bateman and Cathal left the score at halftime 1-9 to 0-7 in our favour. We pressed home our advantage in the third quarter as our superior fitness began to tell with points from Cathal, Conor Kirby, Michael Bateman and Karl Moloney pushing our lead out to 1-17 to 0-9 at the second half water break. Old Christians were then handed a lifeline as they were awarded a dubious penalty which they duly converted. However this was to be the city men’s last score of the game as Cathal O’Neill rattled in a goal for us with Edwin Wixted and Brendan Power adding points in the closing stages to leave the final score 2-20 to 1-9. Team: Ger Kennedy; Tom Shanahan, Jack Dalton, Evan Moloney; Cian Leahy, Richard Murphy, Rory Hannan; Cormac Flanagan, Karl Moloney (0-1); Darach Skelly, Michael Bateman (0-3), Cathal O’Neill (1-8); Donnacha Connolly (0-1), Edwin Wixted (0-2), Conor Kirby (1-4). Subs: Niall Moloney for Darach Skelly, Paraic O’Neill for Tom Shanahan, Padraig Byrnes for Donnacha Connolly, Brendan Power (0-1) for Edwin Wixted, Chris Shanahan, Sean Keyes, Colm Carey, Liam Quirke, Dom O’Connor, Ciaran Humphreys, Shane O’Connor, Conor Hannan, Micheal O’Neill (inj), Fergal Carey (inj), James Conheady (inj). Next up is a crucial meeting with Ballybricken-Bohermore on 2nd October.
JUNIOR B HURLING:
Our junior B hurlers lost out to Mungret in the second round of the city championship last Sunday in Crecora on a 1-21 to 2-11 scoreline in what was a much improved performance from round one. Our goals came courtesy of Brian Relihan and Steve Keating while Liam Quirke, Ciaran Kennedy and Enda O’Shea scored some fine points from play and Eoin Hayes, Sean Twomey and Dom O’Connor did great work in the back line. Team: Eoin O’Callaghan; Ciaran Humphreys, Eoin Hayes, Sean Twomey; Enda O’Shea, Dom O’Connor, Pa Walsh; Shane O’Connor, Ciaran Kennedy; Michael Fitzgerald, Stephen Keating, Ciaran Heagney; Liam Quirke, Brian Relihan, Cathal Scully. Subs: Fergal Egan, Damien Kearney, Paul Murphy, Mike Quirke, Conor Hannan. Next up is Ballybrown on Sunday 26th September at 12noon in Crecora.
UNDER 19 HURLERS:
Our under 19 hurlers play Cois Laoi Gaels (Effin & Staker Wallace) this Saturday 25th September in the county semi final. Throw in in Hospital is at 5pm. Best of luck to all involved.
Our under 15 footballers and under 17 hurlers continue to train away ahead of their respective upcoming county final and shield semi final. When fixture details are announced they will be posted on club social media outlets so please keep an eye out.
The club would like to express its condolences to the Leahy family on the passing of Paddy Leahy, late of Greenfields, Rosbrien, Limerick and formerly of Ruan, Co. Clare, father of club committee member Mark and grandfather of adult club hurler and footballer Cian. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
The club would like to remind any players who have registration/membership fees outstanding that can pay via Klubfunder at
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 2-20 Old Christians 1-9
Junior B hurling championship: Mungret St. Paul’s 1-21 Crecora-Manister 2-11
Saturday 25th September: Under 19 hurling quarter final v Cois Laoi Gaels in Hospital @ 12noon
Sunday 26th September: Junior B hurling championship v Ballybrown in Crecora @ 12noon
Sunday 26th September: Intermediate football relegation semi final v St Patrick’s in Rathbane @ 5pm
Saturday 2nd October: Junior A hurling championship v Ballybricken-Bohermore in Fedamore @ 4pm