Dromcollogher/Broadford GAA Club Notes:

U15 Feile Péil Na Nóg B Group 1 Round 1
Dromcollogher/ Broadford 3-2 Adare 0-1

This was our first game with our goals coming from Ollie Stokes, Tieran O’Flynn, and Séan O’Flynn and the points came from Ben Lenihan and Ollie Stokes.

U15 Feile Peil Na Nóg B Group 1 Round 2
Na Pairsaigh 2-1Dromcollogher/Broadford 0-5

This was our Second game, with four points coming from Ollie Stokes and one point coming from Séan O’Flynn.

Panel for two games was as follows:
Adam Curtin, Calum Curtin, Alex O’Sullivan, Bobby Gore, Alan Cussen, Muiris McCarthy, Rhys Mulcahy, Séan O’Flynn, Ollie Stokes, Conor McGarry, Colin Burke, Brendan Meehan, Micheál O’Kelly, Tieran O’Flynn, Liam Wright, Stephen Pierce, Ben Lenihan, Tom O’Connor, Donnacha Kirby, Oisin Mullaney, Dylan Boyce, Cáolan Boyce and Anthony Pierce.

U20 Munster Football Championship Phase 1 Round 1
Limerick drew with Tipperary on a scoreline 0-12 to 2-6, Well done to Limerick U20 Footballers Management Team led by Shane Kelly and especially to our club players Micheál Fahy.

Allianz National Hurling League Division 1B Round 5
Limerick drew with Galway on a scoreline of 0-17 each, Well done to Limerick Senior Hurlers Management Team led by John Kiely and especially Gearóid Hegarty 0-1 and Seamus Flanagan.

Allianz National Football League Division 3 Round 6
Limerick were defeated by Wicklow, on a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-8, Hard luck to Limerick Senior Footballers management Team led by Jimmy Lee and especially to our club player Cillian Fahy a point, Limerick were unlucky to lose out to Wicklow by a single point on Saturday last, in Aughrim, Wicklow.
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.
U15 Feile Peil Ná Nóg B Group 1 Round 4 VS Ballybrown, on this coming Saturday March 23rd, in Drumgoole Park, Na Pairsaigh, at 10am, Referee: Kieran Flaherty (Monaleen). Please Support your local club team.

U15 Feile Péil Ná Nóg B Group1 Round 5 VS Newcastle West, on this coming Saturday, in Drumgoole Parrk, Na Pairsaigh, at 10.45am, Referee: Ger Riordhan (Crecora). Please Support your local club team.

Munster U20 Football Championship Phase 1 Round 2 Limerick VS Waterford, on this coming Saturday March 23rd, in Ballyagran, at 2pm, Referee: Chirs McGuire (Clare). Please Support the Limerick U20 Football Management Team lead by Shane Kelly and especially to our club player Micheál Fahy.

West Intermediate Football League Group 2 Round 3 VS Glin, on this coming Saturday March 23rd, in Glin, at 2pm, referee to be announced. Please Support your local club team.

Allianz National Hurling Division 1 Semi-Final VS Kilkenny, on this coming Saturday March 23rd in Supervalu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, at 4.30pm, Referee: James Owens (Wexford), the Best of Luck to the Management team led by John Kiely and especially to these following players: Gearóid Hegarty and Séamus Flanaghan.

Allianz National Football League Division 3 Round 7 VS Offaly, on this coming Sunday March 24th, in Glenisk O’Connor Park, Tullamore, at 2pm, Referee: John Gilmartin (Sligo), the Best of Luck to the Management team led by Jimmy lee and especially to our Club Player Cillian Fahy.

West Junior B Football Championship Round 3 VS St. Kieran’s, on this coming Sunday March 24th, in Coolcappa, at 4pm, Referee: John Paul Kiely (Croom). Please Support your local club team.