It is not very often that Galtee Gaels can claim victory over Croom, but at Knocklong on Saturday last [2nd September] the under 13 footballers achieved just that with a well earned 2 – 5 to 0 – 2. win.
The South Limerick semi-final was a lovely game to watch Galtee Gaels played a very attractive game of football. The forwards displayed some delightful combination particularly in the first half. Sean O’Donovan and Pa Hennessy made intelligent use of possession they won in the centre of the field and were always more than willing to participate in the attack.
Croom found the going more difficult with their forwards seeing much less of the ball. Vincent Hogan did most to thwart their attacks. Playing against a crafty opponent he never allowed him the scope to open up the attack. Kieran Luddy at full back and and Paul Doyle in front of him used their size to advantage. But in general it was the forwards who took the honours. Tadhg Carey always looked dangerous. Mossy English posed a big threat at full forward while the crafty forwards Michael Fox and Diarmuid O’Brien were also seen to good effect.
A Pa Hennessy goal in the opening minute settled Galtee Gaels and English had a grand point shortly afterwards. By half time Galtee Gaels were 1 – 4 to 0 – 1 ahead playing with the breeze.
Sean O’Donovan scored a great point in the second half and when Mossy English added a scrambled goal Croom’s fate was sealed. The final tally was Galtee Gaels 2 – 5 Croom 0 – 2
Galtee Gaels Team: Tom Spillane, Nicholas Bailey, Kieran Luddy, Bob Breedy, Frank O’Carroll, Paul Doyle, Vincent Hogan, Sean O’Donovan (0 – 2), Pa Hennessy (1 – 1), Martin Casey, Tadhg Carey (0 – 1), Seamus Kearney, Michael Fox, Mossy English (1 – 1) and Diarmuid O’Brien.
Referee: Jim Hickey Ballylanders.
Later in the month Galtee Gaels were unable to get the better of Bruree in the south final.
Congratulations to Galtee Gaels player and design artist Cian Hogan, Anglesboro National School on reaching the last five of the above competition.
It’s now up to the public to vote on the winning design so time to get your family and friends to vote its completely free. Visit Anglesboro National School facebook page.
A massive thank you for your support so far. Cian is currently in 2nd place with 25% of the votes. If you haven’t yet voted or if you could share the voting link it would be greatly appreciated.
Voting closes Friday the 5th of March at 6pm so hurry.
A reminder that our club membership can now be paid online by visiting We strongly recommend that members pay online given the current Covid restrictions. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the committee.
The club are continuing to sell tickets for the GAA National Draw. Prizes include €2,000 cash, a brand-new Renault Clio V and All-Ireland Hurling and Football final packages.
Selling tickets for the National Draw allows the club to raise some much-needed money and gives the ticket buyers the chance to win some brilliant prizes. If you wish to purchase tickets, please contact any committee member or any player from the Senior panel.