At the moment it appears that a return to any GAA activity is a number of weeks away, so in the meantime
Noel Hartigan from the Underage Academy has put together a comprehensive list of activities/drills that all players from the
U7’s, U9’s, U11’s, U13’s, U15’s & U17’s can use at home to get in some practice. This content from Noel is aimed at benefiting
all players when we return to action and it’s important that the players are encouraged to practice these skills. If there are any enquires,
please contact your child’s coach or any person involved with the Academy.
A sin-bin will be trialled in this year’s hurling league and championships.
A 60% backing was required for the proposal to be successful at today’s virtual Congress, and, despite opposition from counties
like Galway and Limerick, as well as the GPA, the motion, which is aimed at tackling cynical play, will be implemented on a trial basis in 2021.
The GAA have formally approved the ‘split season’ model between club and county competitions which will see All-Ireland finals taking place no later than mid-July from next year.
The Fixtures Calendar Review Task Force’s proposal that inter-county competitions begin in late February and finish up in mid-July,
with the club window running from July 24-25 to the end of October received full support from delegates at Congress.
If, in exceptional circumstances, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, Central Council has been given the authority to make other arrangements.
A motion seeking to end the role of the ‘maor foirne’ has proved successful.
Pitch incursions by anyone other than a medic, who must be summoned by the referee, will result in a yellow card, with a second infraction resulting in a red card.
In relation to the concussion substitute rule, it will run now in the same way as the blood substitute while attempting to distract someone
as they are taking a puck-out or kick-out by waving a Hurley or arm is a foul.
The majority of delegates voted to limit the number of teams competing in county senior and intermediate championships to 16 by 2023.
Elsewhere, teams will now be allowed to start the second half of games with 13 players without having to forfeit, excluding those forced off.
Joint-captains will no longer be allowed to accept a trophy together on behalf of a winning team.
At today’s virtual Congress meeting, it was revealed that Central Council passed a motion, recommending just one winning captain accept the silverware at official presentations.
Joint-captains had become a common theme in recent times, Matthew O’Hanlon and Lee Chin both raised the Leinster SHC trophy for Wexford
in 2019 while Kerry’s Kieran O’Leary and Fionn Fitzgerald had the honour of lifting the Sam Maguire Cup back in 2014.
The All-Ireland junior football championship has been restored after a motion was passed at Congress this afternoon.
The competition will involve a native New York, Kilkenny, and the winners and runners-up of the British junior championship in the semi-finals.
The semi-finals of the All-Ireland U20 hurling championship have been scrapped, with the provincial winners qualifying directly for the final.
Congress also passed a ruling that prevents senior hurlers lining out with U20 county teams, similar to the one in football.
Ballyneety Community Development Association are holding a Virtual 5k fundraiser run,walk,cycle on 12th,13th, and 14th March.
Proceeds will go towards the Hub and also St. Vincent’s, Lisnagry.
They have a fitness expert, Stephen  Lappan on hand and he suggests the following simple plan to train for the lead up to it
Train 3 times per week 30 mins session: each session the same.
Start: 5 min walk warm up
Next 20 mins: jog a minute, walk a minute, jog a minute, walk a minute, etc.
Finish: 5 min walk cool down.
Eventually the athlete will cover 5km in that 30 minute session.
Stephen has volunteered to do warmups for the event so follow them on Facebook BallyneetyHub Bcda for more information.
Team Limerick Clean-Up
TLC6 will take place in some capacity this Good Friday April 2nd in full compliance with HSE guidelines.
Anyone wishing to register their interest can visit the website teamlimerickcleanup.ie
100 Years – Limerick’s Murdered Mayors 1921-2021
The Liam McCarthy Cup was first made available to the GAA as the trophy for the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
in 1921 with Limerick being the first team to claim the new piece of silverware.
Limerick’s on-field success that year was marred by violence as the then sitting mayor George Clancy
and former mayor Michael O’Callaghan were murdered by British Auxiliaries during the War of Independence.
100 years removed from the tragedy, Limerick GAA will commemorate those on the anniversary of the event by hosting
 an Evening of History in partnership with Limerick City and County Council on March 7th, the date on which the murders occurred.
A compelling panel of speakers will discuss what occurred that night including, Professor Gearoid Ó Tuaithaigh,
 Dr Brian Murphy, Sharon Slater and Thomas Toomey with Mark Foley to chair the event.
Afterwards, Limerick secretary Mike O’Riordan will unveil a special edition 2021 commemorate jersey.
 The event will be streamed live on Limerick GAA TV Facebook page on March 7th, free of charge.
CLUB Limerick Draw
Reminder to sign up to this draw to be in with a chance of winning amazing prizes and
remember half your payment comes directly back to South Liberties.
Brochures are now available in Elm Court Ballyneety.
For any queries please contact Jack O Brien.
If anyone has ambitions of becoming a Referee please contact
Patsy Coffey – 0879160344 or Mike Sexton 0879188375.
For any queries on the club please visit our website – southlibertiesgaa.com – for
all up to date news.