LIMERICK SENIOR HURLERS: The 2019 journey for the Limerick senior hurlers came to its end last Saturday evening in the cruellest of fashion, as they lost to Kilkenny in an All-Ireland semi-final by just a single point. But this team have given so much over the past few seasons, claiming National League and Munster titles this year alone, not to mention last year’s All-Ireland title. We are incredibly proud of our own Kyle Hayes and we know that he and the rest of the Limerick team will come back even stronger in 2020!

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: The summer break is over and Championship returns this week for our footballers, with two Championship fixtures in the space of 6 days. It’s been over three months since our last Championship match and our players are eager to get back into action!

First up is a game against Glin on Tuesday night in Askeaton at 7.15pm. Glin suffered a heavy defeat to Gerald Griffins in their opening fixture before bouncing back to get a good win over Mountcollins. That leaves them on two points, while we are still looking for our first win so this is an absolutely vital game for our season and a huge opportunity for us!

Just five days after that, on the Sunday of the bank holiday, we face our neighbours Mungret in Clarina at 7pm. Mungret currently top the table with two wins and a draw from their five games and will be looking to secure a place in the knockout stages against us. We recently played Mungret in the City Championship and there was only a goal between the sides and again, it should be a very even, closely-fought match.

LIMERICK U-15 FOOTBALLERS: Congratulations to Jamie Rodgers and Jamie Behan who were part of the Limerick U-15 football team who defeated Roscommon in the semi-final of the Dermot Earley Cup at the weekend, on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-9. This means they progress to the final of the competition and have a final to look forward to on Saturday August 17.

U-16 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Kildimo/Pallaskenry 2-8 St. Patrick’s 1-3. Our U-16 footballers had another victory in Championship during the week, which puts them top of the group with a game to play!

MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Our minor footballers are fixed to play Shannon Gaels next Friday, August 2 in Ballyhahill at 7.30pm. A win could put is in contention for a place in the knockout stages!

U-16 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP: Our U-16 hurlers are currently joint top of the group with a game to play. They face Glenroe on Monday night, Glenroe being the team also on top of the group. This means that it is a winner-takes-all situation to see who wins the group! Best of luck to all involved!

CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of the club lotto this week, and the prize fund increases to €2,700 for next week’s draw in the Beer Garden. The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 15 & 16.

The lucky dip winners of €25 each were David Barry, Pat Enright, Lisa Fitzgerald and Mary O’Shaughnessy.

REGISTRATION: The deadline for registration has now passed; anybody who has not registered or paid, please do so as soon as possible as unregistered players are ineligible to take the field or to train with the club.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: We had a winner in the July edition of the Club Limerick draw as M & A O’Sullivan took home €250! There is no better way to support both and show our players that you are supporting them all the way! Kildimo Pallaskenry GAA is very fortunate to have a number of players involved with county teams in both hurling and football across a number of grades. Join the CLUB Limerick Draw online or with any club committee member. Support your club and county teams!