St Patrick’s Bord na nOg:
The underage teams for both boys and girls continue to grow in strength and is the credit to the many coaches and volunteers who give up their valuable time.
Friday Nights Hurling:
The busy but hugely successful Friday nights continue for our underage hurling teams.
St Patrick’s U5 & U7’s welcomed Old Christians for a blitz with excellent numbers present and great fun had by all.
The U9s travelled to Na Piarsaigh for a blitz and put in a terrific display in Caherdavin.
U11/13s and U15s all trained in Rhebogue with a great attendance and mighty hurling skills on display.
We had many of our young stars attempting Hego’s sublime flick and goal from the Munster Final with great success.
Our Under 13 hurlers played Claughaun in a challenge on Bank Holiday Monday and the U11s travelled to Croom, both groups performed very well.
St Patrick’s girls football teams have had many successful outings in recent weeks, the U8s welcomed Oola, U10s Monaleen and the U12s had a great match with Adare at Rhebogue in the sunshine on Thursday evening.
The big game of the week was the U14 County League Semi Final, unfortunately the girls bowed out after defeat to Dromcollogher Broadford but can be proud of a fantastic effort. Well done to players and management.
All Ireand Hurling Semi Final:
Limerick will play their All Ireland Hurling Semi Final on Sunday July 3rd in Croke Park after a memorable Munster Final success against Clare.
A brilliant goal from Gearóid Hegarty proved crucial in a tight battle and was another very proud moment for St Patrick’s club members near and far.
County Honours:
Well done to St Patrick’s Josh Campbell who played in the annual Jim Power tournament with the Limerick U14 football team in Semple Stadium Thurles on Saturday.
Josh played half forward against Tipperary and Offaly, scoring 1-1 from play in a fine win against Offaly.
Great stuff Josh, hard work pays off.
Tom Cross RIP
All at St.Patricks GAA would like to pass on our sympathies to the family of Tom Cross.
Tom played Hurling with St Patricks in the 50s and was a member of the 1959 St Patricks Senior hurling panel that reached the County Final. Enroute St Patrick’s had the better of Treaty Sarsfields after a replay and defeated Pallasgreen in the quarter final, defeated Patrickswell in the semi final by 4-09 to 3-04 but unfortunately we were beaten in the county final by strong Cappamore side 2-08 to 0-04.
On that day 30th August 1959 Tom Cross team mates were Paddy Cunneen, Eric Rochford, Joe Phelan, Tim O Connor, Jim McDonogh, Joe Elliott, Tom Troy, Noel Phelan, Paddy Cobbe, Ger Phelan, Eric Ryan, Vivian Cobbe, Tom Quilligan, Paddy McCarthy, Mick Kennedy, Paddy Rainsford, Anthony O Sullivan Jim McNamara and John Riordan.
Tom and his brothers all played with St Patricks and also kept in touch with St Patricks and were great clubmen.
May Tom Rest In Heavenly Peace.
All in St Patrick’s Gaa also offer sincere condolences to the Mulcahy family on the sad passing of Billy.
“Hal” as he was affectionately known attended many St Patrick’s matches when his son Liam played for the club.
Our deepest condolences are also extended to Cross family on the sad passing of Michael who will be sadly missed be his family and all in our parish.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Get Well Soon Hammy:
Wishing our clubman Hammy Dawson a speedy recovery in hospital after having a recent fall. Hammy hopes to be back supporting the green and white of St Patrick’s and Limerick in the near future.
Get well soon Ham!