SOUTH LIBERTIES CLUB NOTES
EAST JUNIOR B HURLING R2
Our Junior hurlers travelled to Doon on Thursday evening for their round two championship game hoping to build on their round one win over Fedamore. We took the game to Doon from the off and had scored 1-04 before the 10th minute with a Stephen Kilcoyne goal and points from Brian McDonagh 0-3 and Jack Fitzpatrick 0-1. Doon replied with a couple of points, but we kept the score board ticking over for the remainder of the half to lead at the break on a score line of 2-11 to 0-6, Stephen Kilcoyne with his second goal of the game and points from Barry Walsh, Matthew Gaule, Jack Fitzpatrick 0-2, and Brian McDonagh 0-3.
Doon rallied at the start of the second half and quickly reeled of three points from play but two points from Shane Brosnahan soon steadied the ship. Ronan Butler was introduced from the bench as he continues to make a good recovery from injury and made an instant impact scoring 2-03 from play within ten minutes of being introduced. To their credit Doon battled gamely and scored two goals of their own and forced Mike Moynihan a brilliant point blank save when it looked like they were going to add a third goal to their total. With light fading fast further points from Jack Fitzpatrick, Cathal O Neill and Brian McDonagh saw the full time score South Liberties 4-19 Doon 2-10.
A great performance from the lads scoring 4-17 from play and we look forward to next week’s round 3 game away to Pallasgreen on Thursday with a throw in time of 6.20pm.
Mike Moynihan, Kieran O Brien, Stephen Noonan, Alex Keyes, Brendan Ahern, Enda Meaney, Derek Lynch, Shane Brosnahan (0-2), Cathal O Neill (0-1), Barry Walsh (0-1 f), Jack Fitzpatrick (0-4, 0-1 f), Matthew Gaule (0-1), Stephen Kilcoyne (2-0), Brian McDonagh (0-7), Ben Garry, Ronan Butler (2-3), Patrick O Donnell, Padraig Ryan, Sean Ryan, Ben O Donoghue, Stephen Willis.
Our U13 boys had a super win in their Football County Semi Final last Saturday morning in Foynes beating St Senan’s on a score line of South Liberties 6-03 to 1-02. Best wishes now to Des Ryan, Joe Nash and Declan Keogh and all the boys for their upcoming County Final.
Our U15 Footballers also produced the goods in their Semi Final last week beating Na Piarsaigh by one point, progressing to another County Final. Final Score South Liberties/Crecora Manister 0-08 to Na Piarsaigh 1-04
Our U17 amalgamation of South Liberties / Crecora Manister have qualified for a shield semi-final after a great win last week over neighbours Ballybricken Bohermore. Final Score
South Lib/ Crecora Manister 3-13 to Ballybricken Bohermore 2-13.
Our U19 boys have their A hurling ¼ final confirmed for September 26th in Hospital at 12 noon against Coshlea Gaels.
SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 3
Our senior men lost out to Garryspillane last Friday night in the Gaelic Grounds. The Bouncers were fighting hard from the very start to avoid a relegation game and they achieved their goal. But we had done enough in our 1st game against Blackrock to put us into a County ¼ final to be played in two weeks’ time. Full match report on the Limerick Leader.
SOUTH LIBERTIES UMBRELLAS
With the dark and possibly wet evenings fast approaching, if anyone would like to purchase a Green and Gold umbrella with our Crest on it, please email email@example.com. Cost is €30.
All in the Club were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Paddy Byrnes late of Drombanna, who was laid to rest last Saturday September 18th. Paddy was the man who sold the land now known as Dooley Park to South Liberties. He was originally a native of Kilpeacon and played underage hurling with Fedamore and South Liberties. He emigrated to England at a young age and for 18 years his name was a household word among the Gaels of Britain, and he played a leading role among the Irish Community. His Irish outlook was reflected in his involvement in the GAA. Paddy began refereeing in England and by 1972, the authorities at Croke Park were aware of his abilities and in October of that year he became the first British based referee to handle an All-Ireland Final when he refereed the Junior hurling final between Kerry and Warwickshire. In 1975 he refereed the Dublin V Wexford NHL game in Croke Park. He returned home in 1977 and continued his refereeing career as a member of the famous St. Vincent’s club in Dublin. His two regular umpires at the time were the late Willie O Connell and Vincent Byrnes. He became involved in the Limerick Referee’s Association and served as secretary for some twenty years. He acted as a county referee’s co-ordinator and assessor to the Munster Council and Croke Park. Paddy was also appointed by Christy Cooney as Chairman of the Munster Referee’s Association. Paddy’s nephew is current Limerick Hurling Star Diarmuid Byrnes.
We extend our condolences to his wife Nora, sons Pat and John and extended family, relatives, and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.