U15 Football County Champions
Congratulations to our U15 Lads on conquering Hospital/Herbertstown in the County Final last Sunday morning in Mick Neville Park. These lads had remained upbeaten all through their rounds. They had met Hospital in their last round games in early September and won on a scoreline of 5-03 to 1-06. But Hospital seemed a different outfit this time round. We were level at half time with 1-03 a piece. H/H went 2 points up in the opening few minutes of the second half but our lads got a pep in their stride then and put 5 points over, followed by 2 goals and another point before H/H answered with a single point. We got our 3rd goal 3 minutes before the end with H/H finishing the scoring with their 7th point of the game. It finished 3-09 to 1-07 and shouts of glee followed from both the pitch and the sidelines. Huge thanks to our Mentors Gearoid Holland, Des Ryan and Declan Keogh for their dedication all year. Captain Sean Holland accepted the Cup from Limerick Bord Na N-Og Treasurer and South Liberties Club member Denis Carroll. All the players and their families went back to The Four Elms for food and refreshments and will be presented with their County Medals at a further date.
Our Senior hurlers bowed out of the County Championship last Saturday when defeated by Na Piarsiagh in Kilmallock on a scoreline of 1-23 to 0-09. Our lads were playing well in the first half and by half time we were only trailing by 3 points 0-08 to 0-05, with Na Piarsaigh having numerous wides, a similar result to our game V Patrickswell in the ¼ final so we were very hopeful.
But the big NAP men got into a stride then that was worthy of a County Hurling Side and they pushed on. In fairness to our own lads, they fought hard to the end. Reaching the semi-final was a huge achievement in itself, a feat that had not been achieved in 37 years. We have a big panel of young players and hopefully they can all look to this semi-final placing in 2022 and strive to keep reaching this stage and maybe push on one more in the coming years. Well done to all the panel and management on a great year for the Club at such a high level.
Congratulations to Club man David Grimes who married his Nap Piarsaigh wife Clare Ryan last Saturday in Dromoland. David and Clare had organised for the semi-final clash to be seen on a television in the hotel so everyone was able to watch the game. We wish you both many years of health and happiness ahead.