SOUTH LIBERTIES GAA CLUB NOTES
South Liberties U14 hurlers played their first championship game of the 2019 season away to Na Piarsaigh last Wednesday night. This team has been training since February but had only played one challenge game due to the bad weather so players and coaches were a bit nervous of rustiness heading into the game. With a strong breeze blowing straight down the field Captain Ben Compton took the brave decision to play against the wind in the first half. Na Piarsaigh took an early two point lead and against the strong wind we were finding it difficult to get the sliothar out of our defense. The opening 10 minutes of the game we struggled to get a foothold in the match. Slowly we steadied the ship and started to create a few chances which the Na Piarsaigh defense repelled. Midway through the half Oisin Quinlivan pulled on a ball close to the goal and rattled the net for our first goal. This score gave us confidence and with some clever team work we managed to work the sliothar up field from defense to attack and added another 1-04 to our score to see us lead at the break 2-04 to 0-05.
With the wind at our backs for the second half we dominated possession and territory with the young Na Piarsaigh side finding it very hard to get into the game. We picked off some very good scores and it was great to see that the lads had picked up in the training sessions what the mentors were coaching them in preseason. We won out comfortably in the end but we know we will face stiffer opposition in future games. Hard luck to a gallant Na Piarsaigh side and they will also have better days.
Panel on the night which all got game time. Luke Ryan, Bill Hannon, Tola Bowen McCurtain, Mark Stapleton, Harry Cummins, Ruan O Mahony, Sean Enright, Ben Compton(0-2), Sean Fitzpatrick(1-1), Kieran Godfrey, Joe Buckley(1-5), Oisin Quinlivan(1-1), Callum Godfrey(1-0), Fionn Casserly(6-0), Tiernan Dunne, Rory Watts, Fergus Bell, Jack Downes, Marcus O Donoghue.
South Liberties U14 and U15 hurling training is on Monday nights 6.30 to 7.30pm on the top grass pitch.
Next up is Feile on Saturday 13th April against St Patricks, Kilpeacon and Bruff.
Any players interested in playing U14 Gaelic Football can do so with Ballinacurra Gaels, matches will be played in Ballinacurra.
Our U12 hurlers played Saint Patrick’s in a challenge game last week and despite conceding an early goal the team rallied and eventually came away with a win on the night.
Panel Danny Fitzpatrick, David Fitzpatrick, Aoife Neville, Jake Farrell, Cian Enright, Evan Ryan, Morgan Kavanagh, Matthew Lane, Cian Lawlor, Eabha Hurley, Tadhg Lally, Sean Holland, Tj Keogh, Mark O Brien, James Bell, Eamon McSweeney, Cian Conway, Conor Ryan.
Hurling training is on Tuesday nights 6.30 to 7.30pm in South Liberties, new members welcome. Fixtures are due out shortly.
We are hosting Family Fun Table Quiz on Friday April 12th at 7.30pm in The Four Elms Drombanna as a fund raiser for our Juvenile teams. Table of four €20 with raffle and spot prizes on the night. Great nights family entertainment guaranteed.
Club membership is now due, Juvenile players €35, Adult players €50, Family membership €100. Forms available each night at training from club house kitchen.
Club Development Draw
New members welcome to join the monthly development draw, great prizes on offer each month. Contact Jack O Brien for details 0879438051.
Championship 1st round South Liberties v Na Piarsaigh Sunday April 14th @ 2pm in Mungret.
Championship 2nd round South Liberties v Adare Saturday April 20th @ 4.15pm in Bruff.
No Winner Tuesday April 2nd
Numbers drawn 8, 13, 20, 25
Olivia Hogan c/o K Toomey
John & Enda O’Callaghan
Next weeks jackpot €8100
Draw takes place Tuesday April 9th @10.45 in the Stroller Ballyneety.
Thank you for your continued support.