County Senior Football Championship:
After three consecutive weeks of hurling championship, we turn our attention to the final round of the County Senior Football Championship against 2020 County Champions Adare. With three wins and one draw from our four outings to date a place in the quarter final is guaranteed but victory on Saturday evening will ensure that we top the group and advance directly to the County semi final for the first time since 2019. Saturday evenings opponents Adare come into the game like ourselves undefeated but with four wins from four and currently sit top of group two on eight points to our seven. From our perspective we come into the game having played some excellent spells of football throughout the championship campaign but there is no doubt that we face a huge step up in opposition in an Adare side who have won three county championships since their return to the senior ranks in 2017 following their relegation to the intermediate championship for 2016. Interestingly since Adare have returned to the senior championship both clubs have not faced off in County Championship action. Our last championship meeting took place in 2015, on that occasion we emerged victorious in the opening round encounter 2.12 to 2.9. Saturday nights game promises to be a highly entertaining encounter between two sides who will be fighting tooth and nail to secure top spot in the group. While the winner will have a week’s respite ahead of the county semi final the loser of Saturday evenings game will finish the group in second position and face the winner of Monaleen or Claughaun in the County Quarter Final the following weekend. City neighbours and rivals Monaleen and Claughaun face off in group one with the winner securing third spot in the group. Saturday’s game throws in at 4pm in Croagh. Your support is greatly appreciated by all.
Results to Date:
Round 1: St. Kieran’s 2.12 Kildimo/Pallaskenry 2.9
Round 2: St. Kieran’s 2.9 Ballylanders 2.8
Round 3: St. Kieran’s 2.12 Galtee Gaels 0.9
Round 4: St. Kieran’s 1.8 Ballysteen 2.5
Round 1: Adare 0.13 Galtee Gaels 0.6
Round 2: Adare 1.13 Kildimo/Pallaskenry 0.13
Round 3: Adare 0.13 Ballysteen 1.7
Round 4: Adare 1.7 Ballylanders 0.9
County Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Round 5:
St. Kieran’s 2.13 Mungret/St. Pauls 0.13
The junior hurlers concluded the group phase of the county championship with a long journey to Doon in east Limerick for their round 5 encounter against Mungret/St. Pauls. Played under the floodlights of the recently redeveloped grounds in Doon it was the city side who enjoyed the opening proceedings and went into five points to four lead after fifteen minutes having played some excellent hurling. Without the services of a number of starters due to injury and work commitments the strength of our panel was put to the test and to the lads credit they battled hard in the opening half. The final quarter was very much an even affair and we trailed by the slightest of margins at the interval. Eight points to seven having failed to hit the same standards as we have throughout the campaign. There was a noticeable change in attitude and intensity in the second half. Once again, the introduction of Limerick senior football panellist Liam Kennedy had a huge bearing on the outcome. Our deficit was soon reduced, and we went into the lead midway through the half thanks to the efforts of Johnny McCarthy, Eoin McEnery and Cathal McEnery who slotted over points either side of the interval. As the game concluded it was evident our greater strength in depth and fitness levels were paying off. Two second half goals from the potent James Muckell and Eoin McEnery proved to be decisive and at the final whistle it was a sense of job well done. Having endured a severe knee injury last season, it was great to see Donie Nolan make his return to the field of play on Friday evening and will no doubt provide another vital option for both panels as we now move forward to the business end of the Senior Football and Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championships. Five wins from five secures top spot in group three where we have qualified alongside Doon and join fellow group winners Crecora, Castletown/Ballyagran and Patrickswell in the quarter finals and will face off against one of Kilteely/Dromkeen, Kileedy or Drom/Broadford each of whom finished second in their respective groups.
Team vs Mungret/St. Pauls:
Cillian Ambrose, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Paudie McCarthy, Aaron Heffernan, Shay Greaney, Brendan McCarthy, Cathal McEnery, Mossie Shine, Michael Murphy, Danny Collum, Johnny McCarthy, Sean Ryan, Darragh Treacy, Eoin McEnery, James Muckell, Liam Kennedy, Anthony Molyneaux, Donie Nolan, James O’ Connor
Results to Date:
Round 1: St. Kieran’s 2.18 Askeaton 1.13
Round 2: St. Kieran’s 2.17 Feenagh/Kilmeedy 0.14
Round 3: St. Kieran’s 3.17 Ballybrown 2.7
Round 4: St. Kieran’s 2.15 Doon 0.13
Round 5: St. Kieran’s 2.13 Mungret/St. Pauls 0.13
Ardagh Development Association & St Kierans GAA Club Lottery Draw
Results for Monday 19th September 2022 as follows.
Numbers Drawn 1, 3, 18, 23
€40 Breda Enright Skehanagh (Online)
€40 May Gallagher Liskilleen (Online)
€40 Tom Harnett Ardagh
€40 Mikey J Barrett c/o Moloneys
€40 Shane Ambrose Dunganville (Online)
Next Draw Monday 26th September 2022 with a jackpot of €9600.00
Thank you for playing and for supporting our lotto. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.