CRECORA MANISTER GAA CLUB NOTES
Our intermediate footballers take on Monaleen in a relegation final has been fixed for Saturday 16th October in Claughaun at 4.30pm.
JUNIOR A HURLING:
Our junior A hurlers bowed out of the championship last Saturday after a 1-21 to 1-16 defeat to Caherline last Saturday. Darach Skelly got the opening score of the game for us with a fine score from play after Caherline had initially opened the scoring. This do or die affair was always going to be tight and it transpired that way as the sides exchanged points early on with Cathal O’Neill scoring two frees for us. Caherline gradually got the upper hand and went in at the water break two points in front 0-5 to 0-3. Caherline got the first score of the second quarter but an outstanding goal from Conor Kirby brought us back level and this turned the momentum in our favour. We went on to score four of the next five points with an Edwin Wixted effort from the sideline and two Cathal points from play and two frees as Rory Hannan, Evan Moloney and Jack Dalton held firm in defence. The Caherconlish men managed to pull two points back before the whistle to leave the score at half time 1-8 to 0-10.
The east Limerick men came out firing at the start of the second half and two quickfire points saw them take the lead. We replied with some fine efforts from Cathal and Edwin but Caherline went on to extend their lead out to three points by the time the second water break came around 0-19 to 1-13. As we brought the lead back to two points we were hit with what proved to be the killer score for Caherline as a loose ball in the square was kicked to the net and suddenly the lead was out to five points 1-19 to 1-14. Two pointed frees and a score from play from Cathal brought the gap back to two points but as Caherline retreated in the closing stages we couldn’t get the required scores as Caherline scored the last two points to leave it 1-21 to 1-16 at the final whistle.
The palpable disappointment at the final whistle was a stark contrast from the excitement of last week’s victory but such is sport as the hurling season concludes for 2021. Michael Batemen who moved to Canada during the week was a big loss for our lads but as the panel is young, there is plenty hope for this group to go on and win a junior title in the coming years. Best of luck to Caherline and Ballybricken who now progress to the quarter finals from this group. The club would like to thank the management team of John Tuohy, Paddy O’Neill, Tim Egan and Noel Kennedy and all players for their work and commitment throughout the year.
Team: Ger Kennedy; Evan Moloney, Jack Dalton, Rory Hannan; Cian Leahy, Richard Murphy, Tim Moloney; Cormac Flanagan, Paraic O’Neill; Cathal O’Neill (0-13), Darach Skelly (0-1), Karl Moloney; Donnacha Connolly, Edwin Wixted (0-2), Conor Kirby (1-0). Used subs: Brendan Power for Donnacha Connolly, Tom Shanahan for Cian Leahy, Tomas Connolly for Darach Skelly, Padraig Byrnes for Tim Moloney, Ciaran Haigney for . Other subs: Chris Shanahan, Colm Carey, Sean Keyes, Liam Quirke, Dom O’Connor, Ciaran Humphreys, Shane O’Connor, Micheál O’Neill (inj), Niall Moloney (inj).
Our under 17 hurlers were convincingly beaten by Belville Gaels (Feenagh-Kilmeedy & Feohanagh) last Saturday in the division 2 shield semi final on a scoreline of 7-17 to 0-11. Thanks to management and players for their hard work and dedication all year.
WINTER HURLING ACADEMY:
Our Winter Hurling Academy returns on Nov 07th at 11.00am in South Liberties All Weather. Last year we had great success with our Sunday morning sessions only to be cut short by Covid. This year we plan to have 16 sessions ending on March 20th and a Christmas break in between. We will cater for all boys born between 2009 to 2014, so boys turning 8 to 13 in 2022. Coaches of these groups will again give their time to run this Academy, so a huge thanks again for your support. We also welcome guest coaches. Registration details for our 2021/2022 Academy will follow. Please spread the word amongst your team groups.
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: Caherline 1-21 Crecora-Manister 1-15
Under 17 shield semi final: Belville Gaels 7-17 Crecora-Manister/Liberties 0-11
Saturday 16th October: Intermediate football relegation final v Monaleen in Claughaun at 4.30pm