SOUTH LIBERTIES GAA CLUB NOTES
EAST JUNIOR B HURLING R1
Our junior hurlers began their championship campaign on Thursday evening against neighbours Fedamore. We were first on the scoreboard with two points from Barry Walsh from frees saw us into an early lead and further points from Jack Fitzpatrick and Shane Brosnahan increased our lead. At the first water break we lead by 0-6 to 0-3 Barry Walsh with another two points. Some good work out from defence saw Ben Garry get in behind the Fedamore defence and his shot forced a good save from the Fedamore goalkeeper, but Shane Brosnahan reacted quickest to force the ball over the line. Both sides traded points Jack Fitzpatrick and Stephen Kilcoyne with a point each saw us lead at half time on a score line of 1-08 to 0-6.
Fedamore started the second half on the front foot and scored two points to leave just a goal between the sides. Barry Walsh responded with a pointed free before Ronan Butler was introduced from the bench. Ronan made an instant impact scoring three points to increase our lead once again. However, Fedamore responded and again reduced our lead to two points as the second water break approached. On the resumption we created a goal scoring chance, but the Fedamore keeper made a good save from Patrick O Donnell and cleared up field. Fedamore took this opportunity and scored a goal to see them lead for the first time in the match. A free converted by Barry Walsh quickly had the game level again as we entered the final five minutes. Both sides again traded points Barry Walsh with three from frees and Ronan Butler from play and we were a point up as the final whistle approached. Some excellent defending from Alex Keyes and Ben O Donoghue kept Fedamore at bay as they threw everything at us and an excellent point from Brian McDonagh gave us a two point lead. A Fedamore point from a free turned out to be the final score of an absorbing encounter. Final score South Liberties 1-18 Fedamore 1-17.
Panel Mike Moynihan, Kieran O Brien, Stephen Noonan, Sean Ryan, Cathal O Neill, Enda Meaney, Derek Lynch, Matthew Gaule, Brendan Ahern, Brian McDonagh (0-1), Jack Fitzpatrick (0-2), Barry Walsh (0-9), Ben Garry, Shane Brosnahan (1-01), Stephen Kilcoyne (0-1), Ronan Butler (0-4), Alex Keyes, Conor McNamara, Patrick O Donnell, Ben O Donoghue, Alex O Doherty.
Our U7 boys had a great outing lately against Cappamore where we have huge numbers and hope they all continue to play and develop with the Club
Our U9 boys had 2 outings lately – 1 against Adare on a real hot Autumn evening and another a few days later V Ballybrown. Thanks to all our volunteering mentors for organising.
Our U13 boys lost out in their County Semi Final last Saturday in Mick Neville park to a very strong St. Kieran’s side but they are still in a football shield semi-final next Saturday against St. Senans in Foynes. Best wishes to Des Ryan, Joe Nash, Declan Keogh and all the lads.
Our U17 amalgamation of South Liberties / Crecora Manister have qualified for a shield semi-final after a great win last week over neighbours Ballybricken Bohermore. Final Score
South Lib/ Crecora Manister 3-13 to Ballybricken Bohermore 2-13.
Our U19 boys have their A hurling ¼ final confirmed for September 26th in Hospital at 12 noon against Coshlea Gaels.
SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 3
After our bye last weekend, we now extend best wishes to our senior team and management when they take on Garryspillane next Thursday September 16th at 7.30 in the LIT Gaelic Grounds. The Bouncers fell to Blackrock last Sunday by 3 points and after our emphatic win over Blackrock two weeks ago, a win against Garryspillane would put us in a good position.
SOUTH LIBERTIES UMBRELLAS
With the dark and possibly wet evenings fast approaching, if anyone would like to purchase a Green and Gold umbrella with our Crest on it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is €30.
All in South Liberties wish to send best wishes to Christy Lyons and his new wife Mary O Mahoney who got married last Friday in Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. Credit to Limerick GAA and the LIT Gaelic Ground for the special message they had up on their scoreboard for the newly married couple, as Mary works for the Munster GAA Council. Christy and Mary live in our community and hopefully if they have children, they will go on to play for our club.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
5 DAYS TO GET YOUR TICKET TO WIN A NEW WHITE FORD KUGA TITANIUM HYBRID AUTOMATIC
€20 tickets online at www.winakuga.ie ONLINE SALES CLOSE ON FRIDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
All proceeds from the “Win A Kuga” draw with Limerick GAA will be reinvested in county hurling and football teams representing Limerick from minor right through to Senior grades.