ST. PATRICK’S GAA CLUB NOTES
As the dust settles on a heartbreaking defeat in Croke Park on Saturday, St Patrick’s would like to thank Gearoid and his Limerick team mates for all that they have achieved in the last 12 months.
Limerick people everywhere walked ten foot tall because of this team and they lifted the county to new heights.
Sunday was tough but Gearoid Hegarty and his team will no doubt come back hungrier and stronger.
To Sean and Diarmuid and the Limerick minor team, thank you also for a great year and the club is hugely proud of you.
Go raibh míle maith agat.
Our Footballers are in action on the double this week playing Rathkeale and Bruff. Two wins from their opening games has them in a good position in the group leading into these important fixtures. Best of luck to the management and players.
Intermediate Football Championship Fixtures:(Round3)
Tuesday 30th July
St Patricks V Rathkeale
Sunday 4 August
St Patrick’s V Bruff
U 16 Football
St Patrick’s V Kildimo/Pallaskenry
Our U16 Team were beaten in their latest Championship game but can be hugely proud of a fine display.
One game remains against Granagh/Ballingarry and the team still are in the running for the County Shield Final.
Keith O Brien, Sean Rice,Pearse Shields(C),Kieran Treacy,Scott Kelly, Josh McCarthy,Luke Ward, Shay Collopy,Harry Bennis,Matthew Hickey, James Murphy, Alex Collopy,James O Brien, Jake Kavanagh,Shane Cross, Liam Chambers.
St Patrick’s Pearse Shields and Keith O Brien represented Limerick in the Woodlands U16 Tournament on Saturday. Well done to both.
JJ Kenneally Cup – Munster Under 20 Hurling Championship
On Tuesday July 23rd, the inaugural Bord Gáis Energy Munster Under 20 Hurling Championship Final took place at Semple Stadium Thurles between age old rivals Tipperary and Cork.
Earlier that afternoon, a new cup for this competition was presented by the family of the late JJ Kenneally by members of the Kenneally family to Munster GAA Chairman Liam Lenihan. Known as the JJ Kenneally Perpetual Memorial Cup, the trophy will commemorate the memory of one of Limerick city’s most well-known jewellers and businessmen who passed away in April. The Kenneally family have supplied Munster GAA with medals and trophies for many years and they have kindly donated this trophy in memory of JJ Kenneally, a former president of the St. Patrick’s GAA Club in Limerick City.
Speaking at the presentation of the trophy, Munster GAA Chairman Liam Lenihan said “Munster GAA are delighted that the memory of JJ Kenneally will be commemorated in to the future following a lifetime of involvement with the Gaelic Athletic Association. We thank the Kenneally family for their contribution to the GAA over many years and in particular, for the donation of the new cup for the winners of the Munster Under 20 Hurling Championship.”
Clive Kenneally, speaking on behalf of the Kenneally family said “Our father JJ had a long association with the GAA, working with Limerick GAA through his membership of the Mackey Stand committee and closer to home with his beloved St. Patrick’s GAA club. It’s a great honour for the Kenneally family to be associated with the Munster Council and the great competition that is the Munster Under 20 Hurling Championship”.
Tipperary captain Craig Morgan became the first person to receive the new cup following his side’s last-minute victory over Cork in the 2019 Bord Gáis EnergyMunster Under 20 Hurling Final.
PHOTOGRAPH : Presentation of JJ Kenneally Perpetual Memorial Cup to Munster GAA Council Chairman, Liam Lenihan by Clive and Robbie Kennealy, sons of the late JJ Kenneally