ALL STAR: A massive congratulations to Kyle Hayes who won his second successive All Star during the week! He was one of 12 Limerick players recognised for their dominance on the field of play this year. Kyle had a huge year, revolutionising the wing-back position, topped off by scoring one of the greatest goals we’ll ever see as part of Limerick’s comeback in the Munster final victory over Tipperary!
U-21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL: Kildimo/Pallaskenry 2-10 Ballylanders 0-12. Following a victory over Drom/Broadford in the quarter-final, our U-21 footballers are into the final of the U-21 Football Championship, after a victory over Ballylanders! This was a composed display and, although we were put to the pin of our collar by our opponents, we were able to hold on for victory. We now face Adare in Mick Neville Park next Friday night at 8pm in the county final!
TG4 GOAL OF THE YEAR: Kyle Hayes’ spectacular goal against Tipperary in the Munster Final is one of those nominated for TG4’s Goal of the Year for 2021. You can vote for the goal on the TG4 website. It will be hard-beaten, as Kyle collected the ball inside his own ’65, ran the pitch, beating a number of Tipperary defenders, hopping the ball off the sod twice, before finishing brilliantly with his hurley turned the wrong way around! Certainly one of the greatest goals ever scored in a Munster Final but the type of quality that Kyle consistently produces.
KILDIMO/PALLASKENRY GAA & CAMOGIE FRIDAY NIGHT ACADEMY: There were huge numbers in attendance at our Friday Night Lights academy programme in Kilcornan Hall & Astro again last Friday! All players also went home for the Toy Show with a treat bag in hand! Many thanks to our guest coaches and all our superb regular coaches! The academy programme covers skill development, fun games, fundamental movement and more and is suitable for children from U-7 all the way up to U-17, with different time slots for the various ages and is set to continue until Friday, December 17!
CLUB DEVELOPMENT GROUNDWORKS LAUNCHED: We were delighted to have three-time All-Ireland winner, Kyle Hayes, at the launching of the groundworks of our club development plan. Our ambitious plans include a 27m ball wall, a 27×25 enclosed all-weather training area, secure perimeter fencing as well as floodlighting for all year round use. This will be a huge asset for the club, will allow us to secure a training base for the winter months while allowing our players of all ages to hone their skills.
While stage one of these works has begun, we still need further assistance from the community in order to bring all these plans to conclusion. We are asking our friends, members, parishioners and supporters to assist with this project so that we can create future All-Ireland winners in the club! Contact any committee member to pledge your support!
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: Sadly we had no winner in the Club Limerick draw for December, after Tom O’Connell and John Chawke had won in previous months! This is a great way to support both your club and county, so please join the Club Limerick draw for 2022! 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 “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 9, 17, 29, 31. There was no winner of the overall draw. The €25 lucky dip winners were: 1. M & M Griffin; 2. Pat Enright; 3. Peter & Liz Hickey; 4. M Conway Askeaton. The jackpot rises to €12,700 for next week’s draw.
Our lotto has moved online and can be played at 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, the Seven Sisters, the Beer Garden, De Bucket, the Corner House and Clancy’s Bar 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.