Dromcollogher/Broadford GAA Club Notes:

Allianz National Hurling League Division 1B Round 3
Limerick defeated Waterford on a scoreline of 3-30 to 1-18, Congratulations to Limerick Senior Hurlers Management team led by John Kiely and especially to Gearóid Hegarty 4 points and Séamus Flanagan.

Allianz National Football League Division 3 Round 4
Limerick were defeated by Westmeath on a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-08, Hard luck to Limerick Senior Footballers Management team led by Jimmy Lee and especially to our club player Cillian Fahy.

League Fixtures:
West Junior B Hurling League
Round 1 VS Croagh/ Kilfinny, on Sunday March 31st, in Croagh, at 12 noon, Round 2 VS Castletown/ Ballyagran, on Sunday April 7th, in Dromcollogher, at 12 noon, Round 3 VS Bruree, on Sunday April 14th, in Dromcollogher, at 12 noon, Round 4 VS Granagh/ Ballingarry on Sunday April 28th, in Ballingarry, at 12 noon, Round 5 VS Askeaton, on Sunday May 5th, in Dromcollogher, at 12 noon, Round 6 VS Knockaderry, on Tuesday May 14th, in Knockadery, at 7.30pm, Round 7 VS St. Kieran’s, on Sunday May 19th, in Dromcollogher, at 12 noon.

Club Membership 2024:
The GAA Club Membership for 2024 is now open and at following rates: Adult player €60, Adult Player & Club Limerick Draw €150, Adult Player & Spouse €80, Adult Player & Spouse & Club Limerick Draw €170, Adult Non-Playing €30, Adult Non-playing & Club Limerick Draw €120, Non-playing Couple €50 and Non-playing Couple & Club Limerick Draw €140, Minor Player €35, Coiste Na Nog (Juvenile) €35, Family (2 Adults and 2 Juveniles) €120, Family (2 Adults and 2 Juveniles) &Club Limerick Draw €210, Family (2 Adults and 3 Juveniles) €130, Family (2 Adult and 3 juveniles) & Club Limerick Draw €220, the membership closing date for the Limerick Senior Hurling and Football Championship Games is April 1st 2024, the membership can be the any officer or club committee member of the club or else online at the following link: https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2076&intMF_ID=13505#Anchor.
Carol O’Connor Liston Fundraiser:
In November of 2022, the communities of Dromcollogher Broadford & Athea received the devastating news that our beloved friend & colleague Carol Liston O’ Connor was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, a life limiting condition. Carol, 42, is originally from Athea & has been living in Broadford for the past 15 years. Carol’s husband, Liam is a self-employed plumber & their 5 children Ellie-Mai (11), Molly (9), Liam-Óg (7), Mikie & Paddy (4) are grappling to come to terms with the life changing diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease.
Before Carol’s diagnosis she was a very active member of the community. She was a secondary school teacher in Desmond College (Newcastle West) where she is still held in the highest regard. Carol has given her whole life to working with young people not just
in the classroom but also on the GAA Fields. She not only has played with Athea Ladies Football Team but she has also held many coaching and official positions in Athea & Dromcollogher Broadford GAA Clubs. Carol, despite her diagnosis and challenges, is
currently Chairperson of Dromcollogher/ Broadford Coiste Na nÓg, a role which she relishes.
About Carol’s disease – MND. MND is the short term for motor neurone disease, which affects the nerves found in the brain and spinal cord, essentially, they help tell your muscles what to do. If you have MND, this means your muscles will weaken, stiffen and waste, which then will affect how you will walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. MND is life-shortening and there is no cure, but there are treatments which try and reduce the impact it has on a person’s daily life, but these treatments are expensive and very often abroad. For Carol & her family this disease has had an irrevocable impact on their day-to-day lives. Carol now requires 24-hour care and is a wheelchair user. Liam is unable to work full-time and is trying to manage Carol’s care and the care of their 5 children. The day-to-day running of a house and cost of rearing children remains the same. Their mortgage and bills still must be paid.
Our Appeal, we are looking for help with raising money to enable Carol avail of these treatments and make the necessary adaptations to her home and transportation and ask you to consider contributing to our campaign. A gift from you today will aid Carol in availing of these exploratory treatments, adaptations, and equipment to support her and her family to live with MND and enable Carol, Liam and their children to enjoy their time together without financial worries.
Account details are as follows:
Web Address:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/wfqpm-help-carol-oconnor-liston-fight-mnd?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet-first-launch&utm_medium=social&utm_source=whatsapp. The event on the Friday April 12th, has been sold out, in Devon Inn, Templeglantine, Raffle Tickets are available in local premises in both Dromcollogher/ Broadford and Athea, 1ticket for €5 and 3 tickets for €10.

Dromcollogher/ Broadford GAA Club Lotto Draw:
The following are the Results of the Lotto Draw that took place on the 26-02-24, and the numbers were: 5, 12, 14, 28 There was no winner of Jackpot at €6,300 and there was two winners Match Three at €100 and they got €50 each and they were: Joe Quaid, Roseline, Dromcollogher and Carmel Leahy, Dromcollogher the two lucky dips of €50 each and they were: James Noonan, Dromcollogher and Liam Leahy, Dromcollogher and the next draw will take place on this coming Monday night 04-03-2024, in the GAA Clubhouse, Dromcollogher, at 9.30pm sharp and the Jackpot is going up to €6,400 and the Match Three is staying at €100.
Lotto tickets are available in local shops in the area where the boxes are provided and available for sale in the local square on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm or online by following the link below:

West Intermediate Football League Group 2 Round 1 V St. Senan’s, on this coming Saturday March 2nd, in Ballyhahill, at 2pm, Referee: Séamus Hayes (Mungret/ St. Paul’s). Please Support our Intermediate Footballers Management and Players.

Allianz National Football League Division 3 Round 5 VS Clare, on this coming Saturday March 2nd, in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale, at 6pm, Referee: Maragret Farrelly (Cavan), the Best of Luck to Jimmy Lee and especially to club player Cillian Fahy.