KNOCKADERRY GAA CLUB NOTES
PARISH GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ
We hope you are enjoying our weekly Knockaderry/Clouncagh General Knowledge Quiz. If you have any questions for the quiz about the parish, people, GAA, Camogie, Soccer or General Knowledge please contact Nora or Ger Corkery and we’ll be glad to put into the weekly quiz. Thank you to all who so far have contributed!
1. Name the 2 County teams who played at the official opening of the GAA field in 1987?
2. Who was the first goal scorer for Knockaderry FC?
3. In what year was the Ave Maria Shrine in the village re-consecrated by Bishop Brendan Leahy?
4. In what year did the Camogie Club win their first County title?
5. Name the brothers who currently play hurling with Knockaderry that played Kennedy Cup soccer and which one of them scored the goal to win the final?
Answers to Rd. 4
1. Ted Danaher
3. 6, Rathkeale, Castlemahon, Ardagh, Newcastle West, Ballingarry and Kilmeedy.
4. Noelle Collum
5. Joe “Crokey” Condon.
DID YOU KNOW?
The famous Sigerson Cup is presented to the winners of the third level Football Colleges Championship.
County Junior B Football Final 1999
Continued: The score for the Junior B Football County final in 1999 was
Captain on the day was Richard Wall who received the winning Cup from County secretary John Reddington and Man of the Match was Liam Collum . Knockaderry previously won the Junior B title in the year 1988, captained by Martin Kennedy.
U14 A WEST HURLING LEAGUE FINAL 1990
On Sunday, December 9th 1990 in Ballingarry , Knockaderry played Feohanagh in the West U14 Hurling League Final winning on the day by a point. On the day it was a thrilling and outstanding game under bitterly cold conditions. Even though the lads had the wind in the first half they found it hard to rack up the scores hence they were only leading by 2 points going into 2nd half. The pressure was on the lads in the 2nd half and they responded brilliantly but midway through the second half Feohanagh scored a goal leaving the lads trailing by 2 points. The excitement was building and this echoed through the supporters. With defeat on the horizon, the lads won a 21 yard free, this was left to centre fielder Liam Collum to do the business. From an acute angle Liam’s shot rattled the back of the Feohanagh net, sending the Knockaderry supporters wild. With pressure on and to the delight of the lads the final whistle went. On the day the winning captain Ollie Dowling lifted the cup, on a famous victory. The ref on the day was Feenagh man Jim Long. Line out on the day was, Sean O Donnell, Eamon O Connor, Felim Mullane, John Meehan, Pat Stack, Eamon Power, Ollie Dowling (cpt), Liam Collum, Richard Hickey, Pat Sullivan, Tom Foley, Martin Downes, Tom Sheehy, Pat Corkery and Seamus Meehan. Subs were: Richard D Wall, Denis O Connor, Des Dillane, Eoin O Sullivan, Richard D Wall, Johnny Mackessey, Podge Henessey and James O Connor. Manager Ted Mc Grath, selectors Dee O Connor and John Meehan.
KNOCKADERRY U21 HURLING TEAM AUGUST 1970
John Wall, Timmy Collum, Liam O Sullivan, Diarmuid O Sullivan, Gerry Hennessey, Davy Noonan, Pat Walsh, Gerard Walsh, William ( Billy) O Connor, Joe Dowling, Frank Dowling, John O Gorman, Davy Downes, Tommy Butler, Ger Danaher and Paudie Collum.
LOTTO- PAID UP MEMBERS AND WEEKLY DIRECT MEMBERS
To all our above subscribers, we want to acknowledge your continued contributions. Once it is safe to get the Weekly Lotto up and running, there will be a special draw for those that have continued to contribute during the Covid 19 pandemic. Sean Condon will be in touch in due course but in the mean time if you have any query Sean can be contacted on 088-9332878. Thank you for your continued support during this time.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW (MACKEY DRAW)
Membership to the Club Limerick Draw must be finalised this week. Please contact your promoter or Mary Collum to arrange membership and payment.
KNOCKADERRY/ CLOUNCAGH PARISH DRAW
Its is hoped to hold the Parish Draw from June 4th. This will be held behind closed doors and streamed live. There will be 3 Draws held, April, May and June. Those subscribing the €10 a month are asked to contact their promoters over the next few weeks. If draw cannot be held in June, July or beyond due to Covid 19 restrictions other options will be looked at. Please practice social distancing when arranging to meet promoters.
WIN A MERCEDES WITH LIMERICK GAA
Win a Mercedes CLA 180 with Limerick GAA in association with Frank Hogan Limerick. All proceeds of this draw go towards supporting Limerick GAA Teams. Tickets are €20 visit limerickgaa.ie/winamercedes for details.
GAA PITCH CLOSED
Even though Phase 1 on the lifting of restrictions started last Monday, unfortunately the opening of pitches was not in this phase. Take note that the Knockaderry GAA pitch is still closed to the public following a directive from Croke Park. Please adhere and respect the sign erected on the gate.
LOOKING FOR OLD PHOTOS / SNIPPETS ECT
As we have no Club activities at the moment to report we are asking you to pull out old Club photos, match programmes or you may like to submit a story to the notes in relation to the Club. They can be emailed to Nora Condon firstname.lastname@example.org or to Ger Corkery on email@example.com
GAA CLUB CRESTED BOBBLE HATS
There are still a limited number of Crested Bobble hats still available on sale at €10 each. If interested please contact Ger Downes.
CLUB PLANNING PROGRAMME
If anyone has queries or wishes to receive a copy of the Knockaderry GAA Club Plan Programme please contact Ger Corkery.
KNOCKADERRY CLUB GEAR
Club gear can be ordered from the Knockaderry site on O’ Neills. All Club gear has being updated. Htpps://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/Ireland/Knockaderry-gaa.html.
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THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
Look around you…life is a gift and today will always be the day you enjoy it!
Stay Safe Everyone !!
PHOTOGRAPHA from Knoickaderry Archieves :
Knockaderry 1988 County Junior B Football Champions
1990 Ahalin NS – Pat O Sullivan football captain
2007 – Donagh O Sullivan winning captain West Senior Hurling
Ollie Dowling Knockaderry & Seanie Collum Feohanagh with referee Jim Long – West U14A Final 1990