West Intermediate Hurling League Round 1
St. Kieran’s 2.11 Templeglantine 2.20
Our junior hurlers got their 2022 campaign underway on Saturday evening when they travelled to Templeglantine to take on the home side. We made the journey without the services of a number of first team regulars which provided a number of younger panel members the opportunity to gain some valuable game time under their belts with Michael Long gaining his first start at junior level lining out at midfield alongside seasoned campaigner Mossie Shine. James Muckell made his long-awaited return to the St. Kieran’s jersey also, his first game since the 2012 Munster club junior hurling final against Kildorrery. We played some excellent passages of hurling in the opening half with points coming from James Muckell, Cormac Mann, and Johnny McCarthy while Eoin McEnery contributed with 1.2 as Glantine went in at the interval with a 1.12 to 1.8 lead. As the second half progressed the pacy Glantine side upped the intensity as we found it difficult to create scoring opportunities. Eoin McEnery notched up his second goal of the game in the second half to reduce the deficit. The second half saw the introduction of a number of new younger panel members with Conor Kelly, Darragh McMahon and Shay Greaney also getting their first taste of junior hurling and with four more group games in the weeks ahead there will be loads of opportunities for players to put their hands up for a place on the team come championship. next up we play Tournafulla this Saturday evening in Coolcappagh at 6.30.
County Senior Football League:
The senior footballers are back in county league action on Tuesday evening next when they face off against near neighbours and county champions Newcastlewest. We will have further details on a venue in the coming days.
Allianz League Final:
There was no joy for Limerick senior footballers on Saturday afternoon when they went to down to a determined Mickey Harte-managed Louth side in Croke Park. In a game that looked to be going Limerick’s way for a long period of time disaster struck inside the final quarter when Louth found the back of the Limerick net following a Limerick turnover and from there Louth grew in confidence and Limerick found it increasingly difficult to get their hands on the ball and get back into the game. Darragh Treacy once again lined out at midfield for Limerick and put in another strong performance while Liam Kennedy was among the extended panel.
Limerick U20 Football:
Sean Ryan and Craig MacInnes are part of the Limerick u20 football panel who take on Waterford on Monday evening in the opening round of the Munster U20 football championship where the prize on offer is a Munster semi final berth against Cork. Monday’s game throws in at 7pm in the home of Waterford football Fraher Field, Dungarvan. The game is being streamed live and can be purchased through the Munster GAA website.