SOUTH LIBERTIES GAA CLUB NOTES
The Club AGM for 2020 took place on Tuesday evening February 16th last. The following are the list of committee members for 2021.
Chairman – Mike Fitzpatrick with Vice Chairman – John Godfrey.
Secretary – Gerard Nash.
Treasurer – Maurice Barrett with Vice Treasurer – Mary O Brien
Registrar and Membership Officer – Ger Moynihan
PRO – Aideen Fitzpatrick
Children’s Officer = Annemarie O’Neill.
Irish Officer – Eddie Noonan.
Appreciation was given to Gerard Nash on his work all year and Maurice Barrett for his immense contribution to the development of our newly refurbished Website.
Declan Brosnahan was commended for taking on the role of Covid Officer and thanked for operating the return to play protocols.
LEGENDS GOLF CLASSIC 2020
Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, our annual Golf Classic went ahead last September albeit on a much smaller scale, where there was no formal night.
The sun shone perfectly down on Ballyneety Golf Course and we had a renowned line up of Sporting Legends play and attend on the day,
We sincerely thank all those who sponsored this very successful fundraiser which has been compared to the famed “7’s in Kilmacud” tournament and
something that will surely grow with heroes in the coming years. It is anticipated to hold this classic in August if Covid restrictions allows us.
Thanks to the committee for all their work on this and also John Leamy, Declan Edwards, Dave Punch, Walter Shanahan and Pat Hartigan
The future development of the club’s facilities was of huge interest with much discussion.
The Pitch Sanding Project is ongoing the last month and is now close to reaching 40% of the target. There are also plans to extend the dimensions of the main playing pitch to reach Senior standard.
Amendments to the present walking track to the juvenile pitch and the hope of a Wall Ball to the North side of the Astro Turf Pitch were presented.
An update to the present lighting system among other plans for the long term enhancement of Saor Theas were greeted with much eagerness.
We would like to acknowledge Séan Ryan for his impeccable work in drawing the plans for all above developments.
The huge success of the Underage Academy for 2020 made for great news for the club with numbers more than doubled on the previous year,
With this initiative being critical in growing our numbers, it is never more appropriate now to plan accordingly
for the future success of our present and future aspiring GAA members.
All the volunteers, including members from the senior panel, were credited for all their hard work in bringing the Academy to such great heights.
Our underage panels from U7 to U13 will remain as South Liberties only for 2021 and
From U15 to U21 we will amalgamate with Crecora / Manister GAA.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
Jack O Brien mentioned the importance of joining the CLUB Limerick Draw as 50% of the proceeds revert back to our Club. There are
exclusive prizes to be won each month plus the top prize of €10,000 also each month.
Membership – Ger Moynihan highlighted the significance of all members registering with the Club as you are NOT covered for insurance otherwise
and asked if any parent would voluntarily help out in this regard to contact the Club. The easiest way, at this present time, is to register through the website-southlibertiesgaaclub.com
The PRO would like to express her thanks to all those who are sending in old photos of Liberties, which iare bringing back many happy memories on our social media.
A special thanks to John Cooney who is always on hand to give his mindful reflections on club events down through the years.
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Eddie Noonan reported on a quite year gone by but suggested that Croke Park may run a quiz this coming year and will enquire on what is planned for Scór for 2021.
After commending the outgoing Senior Management of 2020 on their hard work and success, Mike Fitzpatrick welcomed the New Management.
Headed up by South Liberties club man, former Limerick Inter County hurler and former member of Limerick Management at various levels, Brian Ryan.
Under the tutelage of Brian will be hurling coach Anthony Nash (former Inter county Senior Hurler with Cork, grandson to Paddy Shanahan and cousin/nephew to the Nash Families),
former Limerick Senior Hurlers Mike Nash and David Punch, former South Liberties player Niall Corcoran, former Chairman Cronan Garry Senior,S&C Coach Ronan Costello and Kitman Hugh Dunne.
Best wishes were extended to both players and management for what aspires to be an exciting year ahead.
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PwC ALL STARS
Congratulations to the stellar “Nine” All Star awards achieved by Limerick at the PwC GAA/GPA All Stars at the weekend and
also to Gearoid Hegarty for Hurler of the Year 2020. As a club we are very proud indeed of Barry Nash for his first ever nomination for these awards
and wish him well for another successful year for 2021 with club and county.
Unfortunately, we are still sending condolences to members of our Club this week.
First to the Garry family on the death of Miriam’s Mother “Finola Ryan”, May the winds of Heaven flow softly and whisper in her ear.
A special mention must go out Joe Daly, who is still a current “Honorary Vice President of South Liberties”.
Joe passed away last week and we extend condolences to all His family and relatives.
Joe served as secretary from 1980 to 1983 and presided in various positions including assistant secretary and County and East Board delegate.
He played with his native Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club in Quilty, Co. Clare, with whom he won a Senior County in 1966, which fostered his love of Gaelic
Football. He lined out with Liberties in a junior game many years ago when they were low on numbers on the day.
He was the mainstay of football for South Liberties in the 1980’s when he served as selector and coach to both senior and junior panels. All his family were
involved in the club where his late wife Rita (RIP) was active on the Ladies Committee, his son Eoin played in various grades and his daughter Noelle participated
in Scór. Joe was a great character with a love of Irish Culture, an able officer in any position and particularly in the task of secretary which he performed with distinction.
As dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
A special prayer will be mentioned by Fr. Tom Mangan from all in South Liberties at Mass next Sunday for all those who have died lately and also anyone suffering
with illness during these testing times. Look out for each other folks and STAY WELL #HoldFirm