SOUTH LIBERTIES CLUB NOTES
CLUB 5K FUNDRAISER INCORPORATING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN YOUNG PEOPLE
Our fundraiser is less than a week away now. Please note this initiative, by Cronan Garry, for Mental Health Awareness in Young People, which is so predominant now due to what Covid-19 and its related restrictions has done to our normal way of life, is to the forefront of everyone all over the world now. Sporting activity is a powerful medicine for many common Mental Health challenges and physical exercise can have a profound positive impact on anyone struggling internally with their mental state.
We have co-ordinated some amazing encouraging videos that have been going out on our Social Media sites the last few days with many more to come.
Club men and Limerick Senior hurling stars Barry Nash and Brian Ryan have some inspiring videos broadcast now, along with our Parish Priest Fr. Tom Mangan, Brian Foley, Diarmuid Kelly, Shane O Neill and new club member Barry Cooney.
One very inspiring one came in from Sinead Shanahan of Nead na nÓg Preschool, based in Dooley Park, proving the kid’s excitement and jubilation of running out onto a pitch amidst shouts of sheer joy.
Please have a look at these videos and so many more that will crop up all week showing various people pucking a ball while stating the Motto “Be Kind to your Mind and Puck it out there”.
You can register now through our website, click on the SHOP NOW button on top of our Facebook page or click on the bit.ly/SouthLibs on our Instagram Bio.
So, please get the family out walking/running/cycling and do your 5K, send us in some pics on Facebook/Instagram and show your support for your club and Jigsaw (Donation will be made to this organisation at the end of the fundraiser/Campaign.
Saor Theas le Chéile !!!
The Underage Academy Committee and voluntary Coaches have been working closely together the last week to ensure a safe and happy return to training in Dooley Park.
The following is the timetable
U7 to U9 age groups 6.00pm to 6.45pm
U 11 to U13 age groups 7.15pm to 8.00pm
U17 8.15pm to 9.00pm
Please ensure all parents/guardians complete the GAA Return to Play form on the following link
Looking forward to seeing the happy faces of our young members back playing together after being apart for so long.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW 2021
The CLUB Limerick Draw for April took place last Saturday. We did not have any club members come out victorious, but we remain hopeful for the next one.
The May draw has an exclusive prize of a Barcelona 8- Seater Cast Aluminium Garden Patio set with Lady Susan worth €1599.
Limerick GAA now have a new CLUB Limerick Draw Website so if anyone still wants to be in with a chance, please visit this site.
CON AND ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL STAKES 2021 COME TO AN END
The renowned greyhound racing competition came to an end last Saturday night with Castletown-Ballyagran coming in first place. Congratulations to the club and much appreciation to JP Mc Manus and his Wife Noreen for their continous and extremely generous sponsorship and support for all GAA Clubs in Limerick. We must Congratulate owner Michael O Dwyer and his winning dog “Stonepark Leo”. Young Michael is from Ballyneety so we wish him the best of luck for many more wins to come.
LIMERICK Hurling and Football Allianz League Fixtures 2021
Limerick will have a total eight games in the Round Robin Allianz League games. The Hurlers who defend their League title will have five outings two at home and three away which is in reverse order from 2020. The Footballers will have three outings, one at home and two away
The fixtures are as follows:
Saturday 8th. May Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1 Group A Round 1
LIT Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 17:30 Luimneach v Tiobraid Árann
Saturday 15th.May Allianz Football League Roinn 3 South Round 1
LIT Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 17:00 Luimneach v Tiobraid Árann
Sunday 16th May Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1 Group A Round 2
Pearse Stadium, Salthill 15:45 Gaillimh v Luimneach
Saturday 22nd May Allianz Football League Roinn 3 South Round 2
Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park 15:00 Uíbh Fhailí v Luimneach
Sunday 23rd.May Hurling League Roinn 1 Group A Round 3
Walsh Park, Waterford 15:45 Port Láirge v Luimneach
Saturday 29th.May Allianz Football League Roinn 3 South Round 3
County Grounds, Aughrim 15:00 Cill Mhantáin v Luimneach
Saturday 5th.June Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1 Group A Round 4
LIT Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 19:15 Luimneach v Corcaigh
Sunday 13th June Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1 Group A Round 5
TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar 13:45 An Iarmhí v Luimneach
We want to welcome a new recruit to our Senior Panel in young Barry Cooney.
Barry is from the Ballylooby/Castlegrace Club in Co. Tipperary, whom he has played his club hurling and football with up until last year. Barry also played at inter county level for Tipperary from U16 up to Minor level from 2012-2014 . He is an all-round athlete having also participated in soccer, rugby, boxing, and athletics in school. Barry is now living in Limerick, and we are very excited to meet up when restrictions allow our lads get back together. Fáilte Barry!
GET WELL WISHES
We were shocked to hear lately that our club mate Ryan Garry took ill across the Atlantic in Boston.
Ryan underwent surgery last week but thankfully it all went well.
Sending you get well wishes Ryan from across the miles.
Go dtuga Dia biseach duit go luath!