CRECORA-MANISTER GAA CLUB NOTES
Our intermediate footballer’s relegation final with Monaleen has been fixed for Saturday 16th October in Claughaun at 4.30pm.
JUNIOR A HURLING:
Our junior A hurlers recorded a vital 2-15 to 2-13 win over neighbours Ballybricken-Bohermore last Saturday afternoon in Fedamore in the most dramatic of circumstances. We had a dream start inside the opening minute of the game when Edwin Wixted struck for a goal with Conor Kirby following up with a fine point from play. Ballybricken to their credit replied with three points of their own before a goal for the men in purple and gold left it 1-3 to 1-1 in their favour. We went point for point with them until the waterbreak with Cathal O’Neill chipping in with two pointed frees for us to leave it 1-6 to 1-3. The second quarter was a tense affair as we gradually ate into Ballybricken’s lead with three more Cathal O’Neill frees leaving the minimum in it at the break, 1-7 to 1-6. We were then dealt a sucker punch at the start of the second half as Ballybricken struck for a soft goal to put four points between the teams. Our lads did not panic however and showed great resilience to claw our way back into the contest as Evan Moloney, Paraic O’Neill and Richard Murphy started dominating their defensive battles and Karl Moloney and Cormac Flanagan got on top in midfield. Three more frees from Cathal and an inspirational score from corner back Rory Hannan from the middle of the field as well as a fine point from play from Cathal left the minimum in it once more at the second half water break. Despite our best efforts and some fine points from play from Cathal, Ballybricken always managed to keep 2 or 3 points in it as it looked as if they would take the two points back to Caherelly. As the game entered injury time Ballybricken held a three point lead before a Cathal O’Neill score brought it back to a two point game. In the dying moments, Michael Bateman made a darting run down the right wing and his shot was missed by the Ballybricken full back and goalkeeper before eventually finding its way into the net to give us the lead. We managed to turn over the resultant puckout which Brendan Power finished over the bar. The referee blew the final whistle shortly after which marked jubilant scenes from our supporters and sideline. Team: Ger Kennedy; Evan Moloney, Jack Dalton, Rory Hannan (0-1); Páraic O’Neill, Richard Murphy, Tim Moloney; Cormac Flanagan, Karl Moloney; Cathal O’Neill (0-12, 0-8f), Michael Bateman (1-0), Darach Skelly; Micheál O’Neill, Edwin Wixted (1-0), Conor Kirby (0-1). Used subs: Brendan Power (0-1) for Micheál O’Neill. Other subs: Donncha Connolly, Tom Shanahan, Chris Shanahan, Colm Carey, Padraig Byrnes, Sean Keyes, Liam Quirke, Dom O’Connor, Damien Kearney, Ciaran Humphreys, Ciaran Heagney, Shane O’Connor, Cian Leahy (inj), Niall Moloney (inj). Next up is a must-win game against Caherline next Saturday in Claughaun at 3pm with a quarter final place at stake. All support welcome.
UNDER 21 HURLING & FOOTBALL:
Our under 21 hurlers have been drawn in group 3 of the county A championship alongside Belville Gaels (Feenagh-Kilmeedy & Feohanagh) and Killacolla Gaels (Bruree & Castletown-Ballyagran). The first round takes place the 24th October. Our footballers meanwhile have been drawn in group 4 of the A championship with Oola and Kildimo-Pallaskenry. We have a BYE in the first round meaning that our first game will be the weekend of the 14th November. Fixture details will be posted when they are to hand.
Our under 17 hurlers play Belville Gaels (Feenagh-Kilmeedy & Feohanagh) this Saturday in the division 2 shield semi final. Throw in in Crecora is at 12noon. All support welcome.
There is still no fixture as of yet for our under 15 footballers in their county final. They will meet St Kieran’s in that final who beat Adare in the other semi final.
UNDER 13 FOOTBALL:
As under 14 football finishes up, the club would like to thank the players and the management team of Seán O’Regan, Tom Griffin and Cian Quilty for their time and effort this season.
UNDER 7 & UNDER 9 HURLING:
Our U7 & U9 Hurling Academy teams finished up last Monday night. Many thanks to Cathal O’Neill for coming down to chat to the boys and present medals. As the Coaching Officer, Ger Hickey would like to sincerely thank the following coaches for their work and enthusiasm, we have lots of good work done with much more to do. We are going in the right direction with people like you involved in Crecora-Manister GAA.
Under 7 Hurling: Cian Kennedy, Liam Hartnett, Richard Keays, Cathal Scully
Under 9 Hurling: Keith McGrath, Richard Murphy, Brendan Power, Paul O’Mahony
The club would like to remind any players who have registration/membership fees outstanding that can pay via Klubfunder at
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW:
October’s draw will take place on Saturday October 30 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw 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 three draws remaining). October’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, champagne in the room on arrival, dinner in Timmy Macs Bistro and monthly tempting treats for two people at Revas Spa. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.
KEEP WALKING, KEEP WELL – 6 WEEK WALKING CHALLENGE:
We would like to invite the members of Crecora-Manister GAA Club and Crecora Camogie Club along with the wider community to take part in our upcoming walking challenge.
Where: Community walking track located in the GAA field.
When: Every Tuesday evening at 8pm from 28th September for 6 weeks.
Please note that there are 4 benches located on our 750m walking track, making it suitable for those with reduced levels of mobility. We wish to encourage all our members, families and neighbours to get involved. Completion of this challenge will qualify the club for a chance to get a €1,000 euro grant.
For useful links on getting active see:
Please message Donnacha Ryan on 087-4167797 if you have any questions.
Junior A hurling championship: Crecora-Manister 2-15 Ballybricken-Bohermore 2-13
Saturday 9th October: Under 17 hurling divison 2 shield semi final v Belville Gaels in Crecora at 12noon.
Saturday 9th October: Junior A hurling championship v Caherline in Claughaun at 3pm
Saturday 16th October: Intermediate football relegation final v Monaleen in Claughaun at 4.30pm