The groupings for the under age championships were announced recently.
Under 13 Football:
Galtee Gaels is grouped in Division 3A with Cois Laoi Gaels, Fr.Caseys, Monagea, Newcastlewest and St. Senans.
Under 15 Football:
Galtee Gaels is grouped in Division 3 A with Ballylanders, Knockainey and Hospital-Herbertstown.
Galtee Gaels 2 – 2 Garryspillane 1 – 5
The South Limerick under 12 C 2000 championship commenced in dramatic fashion at Knocklong on 26th of March where Garryspillane and Galtee Gaels played out a thrilling draw.
Anthony Moloney had his charges well primed for this game having arranged early season indoor training sessions at Anglesboro N.S.
Conor Moriarty had a goal in mind with his first shot on target. He got Galtee Gaels off to an encouraging start with a point. Garryspillane pressure yielded a point from a free and when Galtee Gaels had a defender out of action for a boot replacement they seized on the opportunity. Galtee Gaels custodian, Justin O’Brien, under pressure brought off a fine save but a bouncers forward was on hand to gather the clearance and raise a green flag.
Galtee Gaels under a lot of pressure at this stage produced a slick movement when their midfielder Richie Childs delivered to Conor Moriarty who set up John Lenihan for a low shot that was deflected for a 45. The resultant kick, taken by Moriarty, finished up in the net. Garryspillane replied with a point to lead 1 – 2 to 1 – 1 at the break.
The second half was a hard fought affair, for the most part dominated by the home side. Their big full forward was the key to a few scores as they extended their lead to four points 1 – 5 to 1 – 1 and shaped up like winners. In the last six minutes Galtee Gaels played their best football and exerted sustained pressure in front of the home goals. Moriarty received an inch perfect pass from Lenihan but the shot was saved at the expense of a 45. Conor hit the upright with the kick but shortly afterwards he added a point. A goal was now required to equalise. Another slick move was required and was supplied by Childs, Lenihan and Moriarty. The latter was pulled down within scoring range and he sent an unstoppable shot to the net.
Huge disappointment for Garryspillane and joy for Galtee Gaels who had experienced many defeats to the same oppositions. Seven games later Galtee Gaels were crowned south C champions.
Other players who received special mention on the match report were P.J. Moloney, Aoife Gallahue Eamon Moloney, Donnchadh O’Halloran, Karen Bailey, Tommy O’Dwyer, Mark Kavanagh who missed the start and his replacement Liam Roche.
Galtee Gaels: Justin O’Brien, Liam Roche, P.J. Moloney, Tommy O’Dwyer, Chris Vickers, Aoife Gallahue, Richard Childs, Conor Moriarty, John Lenihan, Eamon Moloney, Karen Bailey and Donnchadh O’Halloran. Subs played: Tom Hogan, Mark Kavanagh, Kevin Walsh and Edmond Fox. Also: Avril Noonan, Jennifer O’Sullivan, Keith O’Mahony, Garry Lawton, Amanda Brosnan, Nicole Fitzsimmons Alan Condon, Pierce Vickers and Padraig Gallahue.
The Club Limerick Draw is now open for anyone who wishes to get involved with the first draw due to take place on March 27th. The draw is a key source of revenue for the club and given the current restrictions due to Covid 19 we cannot hold our usual fundraising events.
Prizes include: €10,000, cash prizes and exclusive star prizes. Another great benefit of joining the draw is accessing a 10% discount for the likes of Intersport Elverys, Woodlands Hotel Adare, Original Irish Hotels and many more.
The club have had several winners throughout the year which is always great to see. If you wish to join the draw, visit or contact any club committee member.
Fancy yourself as a Shane Lowry? Then join us on June 10th and 11th in Mitchelstown Golf Club for our Golf Classic.
Entry is €150 for a team of 3 (including a meal). Format will be scramble so all levels will be catered for. If you wish to enter a team please contact one of the organisers, all contact details are on our social media accounts.
If you would like to sponsor a prize, please contact one of the organisers.
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