SOUTH LIBERTIES GAA CLUB NOTES
CON AND ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL STAKE 2021
The Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake second round Heats took place last Saturday Night.
Our Beautiful Designated Dog “Deadly Destroyer” came in first place again, for the second week running in Heat 4, and now progresses to round 3 (Quarter finals) next Saturday. He will be in Heat 3 from Trap 5. This dog is owned by Garry Hannon and trained by Karol Ramsbottom, Karol reigning from Timahoe, Co Laois. Keep an eye on social media next Saturday night and let’s hope Deadly Destroyer can make it to the Semi Finals.
And another winner for South Liberties was young Anna O Neill, daughter to Cathal and Orla, who won the Virtual Colouring Competition in the “5 and under category”. Anna’s colouring can be seen on our social media sites so well done Anna, we are immensely proud of you.
Now in its 10th year, this event is kindly sponsored by JP and Noreen Mc Manus each year, in honour of Noreen’s parents and offers over €160,000 in greyhound racing prizemoney with another €20,000 going to Limerick GAA/LGFA Clubs
This year Limerick Greyhound Stadium have also launched their Virtual Fundraising package with the Con & Annie Kirby and Limerick GAA in mind. The concept is based on “bringing the club spirit directly to the home” and South Liberties anticipate partaking in this very soon. More details to follow so keep an eye out!
TEAM LIMERICK CLEAN UP 6
Many locals in our communities took part in the #TLC6 last Good Friday April 2nd. We did not get photos of everyone but appreciate the work undertaken, just outside the boundaries of ye’re own homes. Take a look at our Social Media platforms and our website for a video of work done. A special thanks to Barry & Brian Nash, Brian and Sean Ryan – stalwarts –
Paddy Shanahan, Eddie Wade, Eamon Grimes, John Cooney, Wille Dooley, James Moynihan, local publicans Dave and Marie Fitzpatrick of The Four Elms, Pat Keane with Helen Hourigan of The Cat’s Cradle, some committee members and many locals. What a glorious day it was with infinitely blue skies and huge community spirit.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW 2021
It’s Barbecue Season. Limerick GAA have a great exclusive prize this April, just in time for those long summer evenings. Support our #CLUBLkDraw and be in with a chance to have this fabulous Weber Spirit II E – 320 GBS Gas Barbecue PLUS €250 worth of free utensils. In association with Tadgh O’Connor Hardware – Topline Newcastle West.
Remember, all fundraising proceeds to towards South Liberties and the training fund of the Limerick Hurlers and Footballers.
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Next Draw April 24th 2021.
COVID UPDATE FROM GAA
I know you will be aware by now of the positive announcement by the Irish Government this evening that non-contact underage training in pods of 15 will be permitted from April 26th and that full contact Inter-County training at adult level can re-commence from April 19th. These are hugely welcome developments and allow us finally to begin planning on-field activity for the remainder of 2021. However, it should also be noted that these dates are conditional and will very much depend on what happens in terms of the overall COVID-19 picture in the coming weeks. For that reason, it is more important than ever that no collective training sessions are held between now and the Government indicated return dates. Breaches in this context will not only be dealt with under our own Rules but would likely put the broader plan to return to activity in serious jeopardy. As you will appreciate, we need to receive further clarity on aspects of what was announced today before finalising our plans for a return to training and ultimately games. We also need to finalise competition structures and dates for the up-coming inter-county season, as well as ensuring advice is provided for all clubs in relation to how they can safely recommence underage activity (and in the case of the 6 Counties, adult club training from April 12th).
At this point, we can only confirm that Senior Inter County teams both North and South are likely to be permitted to return to collective training from Monday, April 19th. We hope to be in a position to confirm the fixture calendar and competition structures for inter county by the end of next week. We also hope to have finalised updated versions of our Return to Play documents for both inter-county and club activity ahead of the stated dates for resumption North and South of the border. In the interim, we would ask for your patience while we complete this work, and we look forward to communicating in detail with you all again next week in relation to the resumption of GAA activity.
PITCH SANDING PROJECT
Work has begun on our pitches since last week so firstly and foremost we ask that all persons (adults, teenagers and kids) absolutely must refrain from entering the club grounds, due to chemicals being sprayed ahead of main works. We also urge everyone to keep all pets Out. Not withstanding COVID 19 restrictions, it is now imperative to withhold from entering – Prohibit Signs at all entrances so please take note and respect same – and we apologise for the inconvenience but remember, this is all for the upgrade of South Liberties Facilities for the future. Again, if anyone wants to be part of helping this initiative, you can donate through our website and be rewarded with your name on our sponsors board, which will be displayed in the Clubhouse. Only €50 for your own square on this pitch.
Please be aware, that with impending and hopeful return to play at end of April, again depending on restrictions level and Government/GAA advice, it is imperative that everyone intending to return, must have membership paid. Please help us make this transition easier now by visiting our website and paying online.
LIMERICK GAA ONLINE SHOP
Limerick GAA have recently launched an online shop for the following:
2020 Hurling All Ireland Signed Jersey
2020 Hurling All Ireland Signed Team Photo
New 2021 Jersey
2021 Commemoration Jersey
All funds raised go towards the training fund of the Limerick Hurlers & Footballers