Last Tuesday evening Gerry Linnane from Jigsaw Limerick, the organisation for Mental Health Awareness in Young People, arrived at Dooley Park to accept our Cheque from our recent Club fundraiser on the May Bank Holiday weekend. Cronan Garry, who initiated this charity event, along with Fr. Tom Mangan, handed over a donation amount of €1500. We had some amazing video messages on all our social media sites during the weekend with our motto being “Be Kind to your mind and puck it out there”. We still encourage anyone struggling with life to reach out to a family member, a friend, a teammate, or club member as there is always help out there. #puckitoutthere
Our Senior game V Pallasgreen was postponed last weekend until the weekend of July 25th as agreed between both Clubs.
Our Junior A Hurlers Game V Pallasgreen went ahead last Sunday morning where Liberties recorded their 3rd win in a row on a score line of 1-14 to 1-13 and thus qualifying for the League Final. It was a hard-fought win over a game Cappamore side. Playing against the breeze in the first half we started well and built up a four-point lead by the 10th minute. We held the lead till the break with a Ben Garry goal just before the break. We scored the first two points of the second half, but Cappamore upped their game and started reeling in our lead. With 10 minutes left and a six-point lead Cappamore scored a goal to reduce our lead. Both sides exchanged points and with Cappamore sensing they could get something out of the match they had reduced our lead to a single point as we headed into the final minute. However, with our full back line fighting for every ball we saw out the last minute to see us win by the narrowest margin 1-14 to 1-13.
Panel Sean Keane, Kieran O Brien, Stephen Noonan, Michael Meaney, Derek Lynch, Enda Meaney, Cathal O Neill, Mike Keane, Shane O Neill, Patrick O Donnell, Eoin Walsh, Conor McNamara, Stephen Kilcoyne, Darragh Godfrey, Ben Garry, Frank Lang, Conor Moynihan, Conor Godfrey, Niall Corcoran, Hugh Dunne.
The past week saw our underage squads play their first games of this year. The U11 boys travelled to Claughaun for football, the U13 hurlers took on Monaleen at home while the U15 hurlers of South Liberties/ Crecora Manister played Mungret. On Friday evening the U7 boys travelled to Caherline. Panel photos can be seen on our website.
Bruff GAA was the venue for this long-awaited Final from 2020. It was an extremely exciting game from the initial whistle. South Liberties/Crecora Manister were 3 points down at half time but started strong in the opening 10 mins of second half and narrowed the score to only 1 point between them. By the second half water break Adare were yet again 3 points ahead but another 2 points from us now put the score Adare 0-08 to SL/CM 0-07. We suffered a sin bin then and Adare found the space to score the only goal of the match. We finished the stronger in the last 5 minutes but just not enough and the game finished Adare 1-09 to South Liberties/Crecora Manister 0-09.
Well done to the team and management on reaching this very high standard.
Management Team: Gerard Riordan, Cronan Garry, Noel Kennedy and Tim Egan.
Players: Luke Buckley, Stephen Willis, Darragh Casserly, Ben O’Donoghue, Darragh Godfrey, Patrick Dolphin, Ben Garry, Chris Shanahan, Stephen Noonan, Patrick O’Donnell, Sam Riordan, Rian O’Byrne, Ciaran Kennedy, Rory Hannan, Eoghan O’Connor, Alex O’Doherty, Ryan Godfrey, Sean Lavan, Fergal Egan, Conor Hannon, Joe Hegarty, Adam Godfrey, Arthur O’Donnell, Ronan Kirby, Alex Keyes, Cathal O’Neill, Edward Mc Grath and Chris Lyons.
Fantastic achievements last weekend for the Limerick Senior Footballers and the Limerick Senior Camogie team.
The footballers totally outclassed Waterford in the LIT Gaelic Grounds on a score line of 4-18 to 0-12. Billy Lees men will now play Cork in the provincial Semi Final on Saturday 10th July.
The Ladies Camogie team also beat Waterford in Walsh Park 0-13 to 0-09 to put them into the Munster Senior Final for the first time since 2017, where they will play either Cork or Tipperary.
We extend best wishes now to All the Limerick County hurlers out this coming weekend. On Friday evening July 2nd the 2020 Minor All Ireland Semi Final clash between Limerick and Galway takes place in Ennis at 7.30 and can be seen live on TG4.
On Saturday July 3rd, our Senior Hurlers take on Cork in the Munster Semi Final at 7pm in Semple Stadium Thurles and can be seen on Sky Sports, so we wish both teams and management the absolute best of luck.
The Club Limerick draw took place last Saturday morning and thankfully South Liberties had a winner. Congratulations to Mary Hogan who won €250.
Garda Vetting
Our Child Officer Annemarie O Neill is reminding everyone again to check your Garda Vetting is up to date and to send onto her as soon as possible. Also, please ensure you are all paid up registered members of the club as soon as possible as you will not be able to play and will not be covered by Insurance.