We completed the first phase of the Junior championship with a 3rd round tie against Pallasgreen. It promised to be a tight affair as the opposition needed a result to continue in the championship.
A bright first quarter saw us race into a 5 point to 1 lead, with scores coming from Brian McDonagh, Barry Walsh, Ronan Butler (2) and a monster strike for Brendan Ahearne after some excellent play.
This theme continued in the second quarter with Barry Walsh (2) and McDonagh adding to their personal tally while the impressive Shane Brosnahan chipped in with 2 more from midfield. The improving Jack Fitzpatrick opened his account with a fine score before the break. Half time score line was 0-11 to 0-2, with only 1 score from a placed ball
With their championship lives depending on the final 30 mins, Pallas had a real purple patch, reeling off 1-5 without reply in the third quarter. Souths were reduced to 14 men on 40 mins with a harsh dismissal of Ronan Butler. With only the minimum between the teams, the players had to stand up and be counted, and the answered the call to a man. With Fitzpatrick moved to centre forward, he seized his chance with 5 points in the final quarter, with Walsh adding 1 from a free. Pallas never gave up but try as they did, the second green flag was denied by some excellent, tenacious, and disciplined defending, and a commanding performance by the evergreen Mike Moynihan between the sticks.
Liberties ran out 3 point winners on a final score line of 0-17 to 1-11.
We move on to the East semi-final stage now, facing Cappamore on Saturday September 2nd
Mike Moynihan Ben o Donoghue Stephen Noonan Kieran O’Brien Brendan Ahearne (0-1) Enda Meaney (c)Derek Lynch Cathal O’Neill Shane Brosnahan (0-2) Matthew Gaule, Ronan Butler (0-2) Jack Fitzpatrick (0-6, 0-1f) Ben Garry Brian McDonagh (0-2) Barry Walsh (0-4, 0-2f)
Stephen Kilcoyne for Garry 40mins, Stephen Willis for O’Donoghue 45mins Paddy O’Donnell for Gaule 50mins
Our U13 Footballers take on Cois Laoi Gaels in their Mr Binman sponsored County Final this coming Saturday morning October 2nd in Mick Neville Park with a throw in of 10.45am. Best wishes to all involved.
We are still awaiting the confirmed fixtures for our U15 and U17 lads for their final and semi-final respectively.
Our U19 lads lost out to a seriously strong Coshlea Gaels side last Saturday evening. Many thanks to all the mentors and players for a great effort all year.
Our senior men will take on Kilmallock this coming Sunday, in the County quarter final, at 2pm in the LIT Gaelic Grounds. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance and can be found on the following link:…/bon-secours-hospital…
Wishing Brian Ryan and all his management team the very best of luck.
We were all deeply saddened to hear of the death of Ann Costelloe, Ballysheedy, last week. Ann died peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband Martin, her son Paul, and daughter-in-law Siobhán. Ann was a huge supporter of South Liberties and a sister to the late Vincent Byrnes, who held numerous roles within the club for many years. We offer our condolences to the family, extended family, neighbours, and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.
Massive congratulations to our great club man John Cooney, Drombanna who scooped the top prize of €10,000 in the Limerick GAA September draw which took place last Saturday morning. We are delighted for John and wish him well on enjoying spending it. Please remember that when you join this draw, not only are you in for a chance of winning cash and other prizes, but 50% of your entrant fee returns to South Liberties. This vital funding helps us to maintain and develop our club facilities. Log onto for more details.
Wishing the very best to Seán Ryan as he emigrates on a new adventure to Europe. Stay safe and well and keep flying the Green and Gold while abroad. Go n-éirí an bóthar leat.