PALLASGREEN GAA CLUB NOTES.
LOCAL OLYMPIAN CENTENARY GOLD MEDAL CELEBRATED: 1920 wrote Pallasgreen, Ireland and the USA into the annals of sporting history when local man Paddy Ryan won Olympic gold medal in the Antwerp Games in the hammer throw. Born in Bunavie in 1883 and ironically in 1897 he competed his first sports meeting at Old Pallas. He moved to Boston in 1910 and his citizenship had not been confirmed in time for the 1912 games. The 1916 Olympics were cancelled due to World War 1. He joined the US Armed Forces and served in France. He competed for the USA in the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp where he won the coveted gold medal in the hammer throw and followed it up with a silver medal in the 56 pound weight throw. It was in 1913 the world took notice of this great athlete when he broke the world record for the hammer throw, a feat that lasted for 25 years and an American record for 40 years. In 2014 he was given the rare honour of being inducted into the famous United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Hall of Fame. Paddy Ryan was one of five to be inducted for 2014 and joins the likes of Michael Johnson, Carl Lewis and Jesse Owens in the USATF Hall of Fame. 2020 was the centenary of his gold medal victory coinciding with the Bejing Games but due to the pandemic the commemoration was put on hold until this Saturday evening March 19th at 5.30pm in Old Pallas. A special commissioned piece is crafted by renowned craftsman and blacksmith Eric O’Neill of Cappamore will be unveiled. The ceremony gets underway at 5.30pm and refreshments will be served in the newly refurbished community centre afterwards. Special guests will be in attendance. All are welcome to come along. Paddy Ryan; Olympic Gold and Silver Medal Winner, Nine All Ireland GAA Championship Medals, Ten American Championships, World Record Holder.
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO RESULTS: No winner Monday March 7th draw; Numbers drawn were: 5, 7, 20, 24. Lucky dips: Tony O’Connor, Moymore, Michael Ryan, Moymore, Pat McMahon, Martin O’Brien & Brian Shanahan. Lotto is now online, please see Facebook page for further details. Also Support the local club & join the CLUB Limerick Draw 2022
KNOCKANE GAA LOTTO RESULTS: No winner Monday March 7th Draw; . Numbers drawn were: 2, 3, 8 & 12. Lucky Dips: Jim O’Donnell, Geraldine Burke, Claire McNamara, P.J. Quirke. Seller Prize: Pat Ryan.
DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Club Limerick Draw is back! With the first draw for 2022 starting in March, entering the draw couldn’t be easier. You can contact club secretary Margo Greene or log onto www.clublimerick.ie/draw.You can win €10,000 every month plus some fantastic prizes including exclusive Star Prizes. When joining 50% of your money goes directly to the club and the remaining 50% goes supporting our county teams.
MEMBERSHIP: Membership to be paid before 31st May 2022, Non Player €20 and players €30.