KILDIMO/PALLASKENRY GAA CLUB NOTES
BEREAVANCE: A shadow was cast over all club activity this week as we learned of the tragic passing of club member, Darren Whelan. Darren was an individual who was full of life; filled with energy and doing everything with positivity and enthusiasm. A strong underage player in both codes, he made the step-up to adult hurling in recent seasons, and had started every game in the senior hurling league in 2021, playing a variety of positions: wing-back, midfield and wing-forward.
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to his family; to his mother, Geraldine, to his father, Eddie, his brothers Gavin and Eamonn and to all his extended family and friends. Darren was an incredibly popular person due to his easygoing attitude, a smile never too far from his face and his passing is one that will affect us all.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Should anyone wish to speak to someone in confidence please contact the GAA’s emotional support partners, the Samaritans: Freephone 116-123 any time of the day or night. For additional support you can contact the club on 087 752 6812 for further details.
Seasaimís go daingean le chéile.
LIMERICK SENIOR HURLERS: As a club, we are so proud of Kyle Hayes and Darren O’Connell; it was an incredibly tough week for them, losing a close friend in the build-up to what was an important match, it really does put things into perspective. But despite the trying circumstances, the sweltering heat and giving Tipperary a 10-point lead by half-time; Limerick produced a second half for the ages to turn around that deficit and win by five. And to the forefront of the charge was Kyle Hayes, who scored one of the all-time great individual goals seen in a Munster Final. He collected the ball 90 or so metres from goal, raced past all comers, produced a devastating sidestep to deceive Brendan Maher, hopped the ball off the surface twice before burying the ball past the keeper. It was a devastating show of pace, power, determination and skill to seal a third Munster title in a row. To do that after a truly awful week is a testament to the character that Kyle is. Well done to Kyle, to Darren and to all the Limerick senior hurlers on an amazing victory.
LIMERICK U-20 HURLERS: The very best of luck to Cathal Downes and the Limerick U-20 hurlers who take on Clare in the Gaelic Grounds at 8.05pm on Monday July 19 in the Munster semi-final. With a home game and a talented team, it’s a big opportunity to make a Munster final. Best of luck also to Éanna McGarrigle who is involved in the backroom team.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: Unfortunately, we had no winners in the June Club Limerick draws for the year but there are still plenty more opportunities to win! This is a great way to support both your club and county, so please join the Club Limerick draw for 2021! You can win up to €10,000 monthly with 30 cash prizes and an exclusive star prize given out each month! Join the Club Limerick draw by visiting www.limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw “supporting the future success of our clubs & county teams”.
PITCH SIGNAGE: If you or business is interested in supporting your local GAA club, give us a message on social media for details of pitch signage options in both Kildimo and Pallaskenry GAA grounds.
CLUB LOTTO: The winning numbers in this week’s lotto draw were 1, 9, 11, 19. There was no winner of the overall draw. The €25 lucky dip winners were 1. Denis McNamara; 2. Elma Fitzgerald; 3. M&A McCarthy; 4. Patrick Maher. The jackpot rises to €10,500 for next week’s draw.
Our lotto has moved online and can be played at https://smartlotto.ie/kildimo-pallaskenry-gaa/lotto with options to play weekly, monthly or as often as you like! Six-month and annual lotto subscriptions are also now available. With ongoing restrictions our club lotto is the most vital fundraising and income source for the club, even more so now when all other fundraising activities remain suspended and not possible to run. We are continuing to reach out to members, supporters, friends of our club to please consider joining and playing the lotto online in order to support the ongoing costs of running our club. The best way to support the club right now is through the lotto!
Tickets are also available in Mace Kildimo, Gala Pallaskenry and from our weekly lotto sellers. Please continue to support your local club!
TWITTER: The club also have a new twitter account which can be found by searching Kildimo/Pallaskenry GAA or by the twitter handle @kildimopallas. Give the club a follow to keep up to date with all the latest club news.