SOUTH LIBERTIES GAA CLUB NOTES
The Club AGM for 2020 will take place on Tuesday evening February 16th at 8pm. The meeting will be held online through Microsoft Teams. Please contact Mike Fitzpatrick on 0894685740 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to join.
PITCH SANDING PROJECT 2021.
We thank sincerely all those who have kindly contributed to our Pitch Sanding Project thus far and we have now reached 1/3 of the way towards the final goal. This project is only one of many in the pipeline that we hope will seriously enhance all club facilities going forward. We hope to be able to share these developments with you over the coming weeks.
GAA COVID UPDATE
The GAA’s Covid Advisory Group have informed us all that on-field activity will not be permitted until Easter at the earliest, after the government clarified that inter-county Gaelic Games activity is not covered under the current Level 5 exemptions for elite sports. In the interim, it is expected that the Government will publish an updated “Living with Covid” plan and we expect that this will provide clarity on when clubs and counties are likely to be allowed to return to training and games for 2021. Therefore, the club’s facilities (all playing areas) remain closed to the public – bar the walking track.
Coinnímis slán agus coinnímis orainn ag leanúint na dtreoirlínte poiblí. #HoldFirm agus gheobhaidh muid an ceann is fear air seo.
PwC 2020 ALL STARS
The PwC All Stars 2020 will be shown live on RTE on Saturday February 20th next. Limerick have 14 hurlers up as nominations, including our own Barry Nash, so we wish them all the very best of luck.
Friends of Limerick Football Fundraiser in Association with Limerick GAA
Above are running a Last Man Standing Fundraiser to further develop football throughout the county. All proceeds go towards running costs of the football academy. Anyone interested in participating can click on https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/FRIENDS OF LIMERICK FOOTBALL IN ASSOCIATION WITH LIMERICK GAA.
SOCIAL MEDIA SITE AND WEBSITE
You all may have noticed an abundance of old photographs going up on our Facebook Twitter and Website over the last few weeks. Many thanks to Paddy Shanahan, Mary and Jack O Brien, John Cooney, Rita Higgins and Eddie Wade for some great memorabilia for us all to reminisce on during these tough times. If anyone has any more old photos in their possession, please contact us on email@example.com. OR contact 0878043117. We hope to continue doing this into the future.
Some good news this week, as Senior Player David O Neill (also a huge voluntary contributor to our underage academy) celebrated the birth of his first baby – A Girl. Congratulations to David and Yvonne and we wish ye both much health and happiness in the years ahead with Baby Emma.
We extend condolences to Gerard Lane and his wife Margaret on the death of Margaret’s father Jimmy Millea. Jimmy has been described as a “true gentleman” and a “great Gael”. He had been continuously involved with Kilmallock GAA Club for over 70 years, first as a hurler and then as a club trustee, life president and Hall of Fame recipient.
Our community was utterly saddened to hear of the death of “Molly Keane” of The Cats Cradle” last week. In Her 90’s, Molly was a legend in her own right. A hard-working woman balancing nursing, farming and a pub, along with rearing 5 children on her own after the death of her husband Tommy on 30th June 1977 aged 56. When Molly finished her secondary schooling in Doon, she attended Harvey’s Commercial Academy in Mallow Street, then studied Nursing in Dublin and after graduating emigrated to England. On her return she worked in the County Hospital in Mulgrave Street. She married Tommy and immersed her life in rearing her kids, working the farm and serving in the pub. But she continued to nurse many neighbours throughout the years. Molly, had a great love for horse racing, greyhound racing and the card game 45. Not many people can say that she herself ever made many mistakes when playing 45 but she would certainly remind you or even reprimand you when you yourself did a wrong. She had a sharp brain and was a trojan for tracing the history of family generations. The Keane family in general have vastly contributed to South Liberties down through the years from sponsorship to committee voluntary work and huge participation on the playing field. Our thoughts and prayers are with her daughter Helen, her sons John, Pat, Mike and Steven, sisters Sr Angela and Alice, all her grandchildren and great grandchildren, son -in-law Liam, daughters in law Hannah and Tricia, nephews, nieces, relatives’ neighbours and friends.
The Queen of The Cat’s Cradle – Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis