Club Hurling
Our Seniors had a 1 point win over Blackrock last Saturday eve in Cappamore. Both teams were level on numerous occassions, with the Liberties boys pushing well ahead in the second half, but Blackrock fought back in the dieing minutes. South Liberties held on to win 0-23 to 0-22. Our next opponents are Mungret St Pauls on Friday next in Claughaun at 6pm.
Our Junior B hurlers completed the group phase of the East Championship last Thursday evening and made it three wins from three when defeating a game Pallasgreen side. The opening minutes were cagey enough with both sides trading early points but by the 10th minute we had raced into a 5 points to 1 lead, a lead which we held for the remainder of the game. Feature of the first half was the scoring of Ronan Butler who scored 0-6 in the opening half with points from Padraic Ryan and Ben Garry leaving the score at the break 0-8 to 0-4.
We continued where we left off after the break with further points from Darragh Godfrey and Jack Fitzpatrick increasing our lead. We kept the score board ticking over for the remainder of the game our goal coming an excellent finish from Joe Hegarty. Final score South Liberties 1-16 Pallasgreen 0-08.
Mike Moynihan, Kieran O Brien, Stephen Noonan, Arthur O Donnell, Brendan Ahearne, Enda Meaney, Cathal O Neill, Matthew Gaule, Patrick O Donnell, Darragh Godfrey(0-2), Ronan Butler(0-7), Jack Fitzpatrick(0-2), Ben Garry(0-1), Padraic Ryan(0-3), Barry Walsh, Joe Hegarty(1-1), Brian McDonagh, Ben O Donoghue, Derek Lynch.
Legends Golf Classic
Our annual Legends Classic was held at Ballyneety Golf Club last Friday and was a tremendous success. The weather held well for us and everyone was in great form. Our winners on the day were Flor Mc Carthy, Ciara Mc Carthy, Liam Walsh and Clem Hehir. Our MC was Marty Morrissey and his panel of Johnny Looby, Pete Finnerty, John Horan, Joe Quaid and Paul O Connell. Many thanks to the GAA President Larry Mc Carthy for joining us. Henry Shefflin played his round of golf with Noreen Mc Manus. Ogie Moran brought up the Sam Maguire Cup and it was photographed on the 10th green with the Liam Mc Carthy. Our own club Legend Mr. Paddy Shanahan made a presentation on behalf of South Liberties to Billy Lee acknowledging his dedication, hard work and success as manager of the Limerick Footballers. Huge thanks as always to all our sponsors and supporters especially the South Court Hotel, STL and BDO. Well done to John Leamy and his team for another wonderful occassion this year. Have a look at some great photos on our Social Media sites.
Sincere condolences to the Lynch and Byrne families on the death of Bernie. Bernie’s late husband Vincent was a very respected member of South Liberties for years holding various roles and he was also a member of the Limerick Senior selection commitee. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Family Fun Day
A reminder again now that our Family Fun Day takes place this coming Sunday in Dooley Park from 2-5. It promises to be another great occassion for the club so make sure to bring all the small members along.