GARRYSPILLANE GAA CLUB NOTES
U21 Hurling Championship Qtr Final
Garryspillane won an extra time thriller to reach the semi finals of the Mint Catering Limerick U21 Premier Hurling Championship last Sunday evening. It finished Garryspillane 0-30 Na Piarsaigh 2-22.
In this quarter final, the Bouncers looked to have won it in normal time but Na Piarsaigh found 1-1 in injury time to force extra time. Garryspillane were then seven points clear in extra time but Na Piarsaigh again battled back but fell just short of drawing level again. Dylan O’Shea led Garryspillane to victory with a return of 0-18 (12frees), while Calum Sheehan hit 0-5 and Eoin Sheehan 0-4. For Na Piarsaigh James Daly returned 0-12 (10frees). The men in black and amber were 0-12 to 0-8 ahead at half time, after playing with a gentle breeze.
Garryspillane made the early running and were 0-4 to 0-1 ahead by the eighth minute with Peter Morrissey, Ryan Tobin and Calum Sheehan on the mark from play. Within six minutes, Na Piarsaigh had wrestled back the lead with two points for Calvin Moran and one each for Dylan Lynch and Emmet McEvoy. The run of four successive points for the Caherdavin men had them 0-5 to 0-4 ahead on 14-minutes. By the time of the 16th minute water break the teams were level for the fourth time at 0-6 each. Then The Bouncers took over – just two points coming for Na Piarsaigh in the remaining 15-minutes of action in the half. Down the other end, Garryspillane hit six points over the same time period – two for Eoin Sheehan and further points for Dylan O’Shea and Calum Sheehan. The lead was out to five points but a James Daly free in first half injury time left it Garryspillane 0-12, Na Piarsaigh 0-8 at half time. It was a half where Garryspillane hit eight wides and Na Piarsaigh seven. Within seven minutes of the restart, the game was level again – at 0-14 each. The Na Piarsaigh revival was led by scores from James Daly and Adam McNamara – the duo sharing the six points in this period for the men in light blue. But the city side didn’t get ahead and the south Limerick men hit back and no surprise Dylan O’Shea and Eoin Sheehan were on target to regain their lead and still just 10-minutes lapsed in the new half – Garryspillane 0-14, Na Piarsaigh 0-14. Before the water break arrived in the 16th minute of the second half, The Bouncers had hit four of six scores to lead 0-18 to 0-16. The scores dried up after the water break with a James Daly free the only score for five minutes to reduce the lead to a single point as the stopwatch ticked well inside the final 10-minutes. O’Shea frees and third Calum Sheehan point had Garryspillane 0-21 to 0-17 ahead in injury time. Then came an Adam McNamara goal for Na Piarsaigh to again reduce the lead to a single point.And there was time for more drama with Calvin Moran scoring from under the Mackey Stand to force extra time with the sides level for the sixth time – Na Piarsaigh 1-18 Garryspillane 0-21.
Garryspillane raced through the first period of extra-time to lead 0-27 to 1-19 by the interval. Dylan O’Shea continues to blaze a trail in the LIT Gaelic Grounds with another four points and Sheehan’s Calum and Eoin also added to their tally. The only Na Piarsaigh score was a James Daly free as The Bouncers brought a five point lead into the second half of extra time. The lead was seven points after the restart. But Na Piarsaigh weren’t finished and Emmet McEvoy crashed to the net with five minutes to play. When James Daly added two pointed frees it was a single point game Garryspillane 0-29 Na Piarsaigh 2-22 with two minutes to play. There was to be no more drama and Ryan Tobin sealed the Garryspillane with an injury time point.
Our Draw which was due to take place in March has now been rescheduled for Saturday 5th September 2020. All money raised will go to future developments and team preparations. #supportthefuture Tickets on Sale Now Available from anyone of the following Darren Hayes, Frank Carroll, David Dawson, Gearoid Power, TJ Ryan, Liam Russell, Donie Ryan, Corona Ryan, any player and all local shops.
All fixtures are subject to Change – Keep an eye on social media
Sunday 26th July – Junior A Hurling Championship
Garryspillane v Ballybrown
Venue: Caherelly Time: 7pm
Saturday 1st August – Senior Hurling Championship
Garryspillane v Blackrock/Ballybrown
Venue Kilmallock Tine: 7pm
Sunday 2nd August – Junior A Hurling Championship
Garryspillane v Caherline
Venue: Hospital Time: 7pm
Friday 7th August – Minor A Hurling Championship
Garryspillane v Cois Laoi Gaels
Venue to be confirmed Time: 7pm
Sunday 9th August – Junior A Hurling Championship
Garryspillane v Castletown Ballyagran
Venue: Kilmallock Time: 7pm
Wednesday 12th August – U21 Hurling Championship Semi Final
Garryspillane v Doon
Venue LIT Gaelic Grounds Time: 8.15 pm
Our Club Lotto resumed on Monday night 20th July The numbers drawn were 3 7 12 30. There was no Winner. The lucky dip winners were James Hennebry, David Tobin Texas, John Burke Jnr, Martin Crowe Doon, Jim Flynn (online). Next Draw will take place on Monday 27th July. Tickets available in The Credit Union, Meade’s Shop, OPT, Creeds, Online at Klubfunder.com or from any committee member. Tickets €2 or 3 for €5
Bord Na nÓg
Training is back in full swing on Monday night from 7pm to 8pm. Before every training session and match you are required to re-confirm your health status. This can be done online every time at www.returntoplay.gaa.ie.
Bord Na Nóg Fixtures
Monday 17th August – U16 Div 2b Hurling Championship
Garryspillane v Hospital/Herbertstown
Venue Hospital Time 7pm
Camp Now Fully Booked
Garryspillane / Galbally Kellogg’s Cul Camp will go ahead from 27th to 31st July
in Knocklong Community Field.
Limerick Club Draw
Next Draw Saturday 25th July. Eight draws remaining at €10 per month. If you would like to join this draw for your chance of winning one of 31 monthly prizes. Please contact any committee member or you can join online at https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw/
Club Activities have resumed in conjunction with GAA Return to Play Guidelines. Before every training session and match you are required to re-confirm your health status.This can be done online every time at https://returntoplay.gaa.ie/. It is important that health & safety protocols are followed, especially the use of personal water bottles and hand sanitizer. All indoor facilities such as dressing rooms remain closed.