24th June, U12 Hurling challenge Vs Ahane, Home
26th June, U14 Hurling Vs Kildimo/Pallaskenry, Home, 19:00
27th June, U12 Football
28th June, Minor Hurling Vs Monaleen, Away, 19:30
29th June, U10 Hurling Blitz, Away
29th June, U16 Hurling Vs Bruff, Home, 11:00
5th/6th July Feile
5th July, Minor Football Vs St. Patricks, Home, 19:30
5th July, U8 Hurling Blitz
6th July, County Junior Hurling Vs Castletown Ballygr, Away, 19:30
10th July, U14 Football Vs Ballybricken, Away, 19:30
11th July, U12 Hurling
12th July, Minor Hurling Vs Pallasgreen, Home, 19:30
15th July, U16 Hurling Vs Hospital H, Away, 19:30
Kilpeacon U14 football played their third game of the season on Wed 19th June vs Shamrock Gaels. While it may seem like a cliché this game was definitely a game of 2 halves (or 4 quarters even)!. Crecora had an awful start and were played off the field for the first quarter of the game and Shamrock Gaels should probably have been out of sight were it not for the excellent goal keeping of their captain Ben Kirby who saved at least 3 really good goal chances. Even with that Kilpeacon were 1-4 to 0-0 down by the end of this quarter. Moving Michael Fitzgerald out to midfield at this stage helped steady the ship and Kilpeacon gradually came to grips with their opposition holding them scoreless for the second quarter and even tacked on a point of their own from Paul Collins just before half time. Whether it was the inspirational team talk at half time or whatever Kilpeacon came out all guns blazing in the second half scoring 3-4 unanswered scores in the third quarter to streak ahead of their opposition. During this glorious patch Kilpeacon dominated in every aspect rarely allowing Shamrock Gaels to enter their half of the field. Unfortunately Kilpeacon lost their way again in the final quarter allowing Shamrock Gaels back into the match with a few well taken scores which ultimately resulted in them winning the match by 4-5 to 3-5. However Kilpeacon should take great heart from their ability and determination to turn around the game in the middle section especially given that they were missing a number of their stronger players to holidays on the night. Kilpeacon play their next game of the season away to Ballybricken/Bohermore on Wed 10th July at 7:30pm in Crecora.
Training continues each Sunday evening in Crecora.
U-12 Football & Hurling
Well done to all players last evening on our emphatic win against our near neighbours Mungret in the U12 Hurling league and this without our older players who were on their school tour. This performance by our players emphasised the strength in depth we have within the squad and while we scored 3:7 , more importantly we held this Mungret outfit to a solitary score over the 40 minutes of play. This type of performance can only happen when every player works hard and chases down everything and all 17 players last evening put 100% into the game so well done to everyone as this was purely a team performance.
Football training continues as normal each Sunday evening at 6pm so hopefully we can have a decent turn out. We have one more game in this round of the football league and being unbeaten so far we are on course to finish top again and move up the rankings. We showed last Saturday that we can match the best of them and with a little bit of training we are well on course for the future. We need to organise some challenge matches against the so called heavy hitters in U12 Football and hopefully we will arrange one over the coming weeks.Please see attached a photo of the U12 footballers who attended the tournament hosted by Boher last weekend.
We have a Challenge U12 hurling match against Ahane on Monday 24th June in Crecora. We will use this game as an opportunity for players to play in different positions to the norm as much as possible and again everyone will get a decent run out on the night.
Our next Hurling League game is on 4th july when we travel to Murroe Boher . This is a game where we need all available so please keep this date in mind.
U6 & U8 Hurling
On Friday evening the Crecora Minister team played a challenge match against a team from Patrickswell.
We had a good turn out from the Crecora Manister Players despite quite a lot of them having a very busy week with school tour and school plays.
Both team contested well and were well engaged despite very wet condition s for the first match.
The rain cleared for the second match and it was an enjoyable evening and beneficial to the players.
Thanks to all the players who took part.
Keep up your training at the pitch and at home!
U8 & U10 Football
Crecora Manister GAA Club currently field underage football teams at all competitive levels from U12 to Minor. The club would like to ensure we continue to field football teams at all underage levels so we have commenced football training for U8 and U10s on Sundays from 6pm to 7pm. Training commenced on Sunday 23rd June, with a good turn-out of players. All enjoyed the drills and the match.
We would also like to hear from anybody who would like to help out in any way, however small, with coaching football at this age group. For further details contact Noel Kennedy 086-1589256
Crecora/Manister GAA annual Summer Camp will take place from Monday 1st to Thursday 4th July this year at the GAA field. This is not just limited to Crecora/Manister players so feel free to pass on the word to friends, cousins, etc. Enquiries on Summer Camp to Pat Quirke 087-2347077.
Crecora Manister GAA Club along with Fedamore GAA Club, competing as Kilpeacon and Crecora Camogie Club are host clubs for this years u14 Feile. This is a great honour for our clubs and the GAA ground in Crecora will be the centre of activity on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July. The parents of the U14 players are acting as hosts for the weekend and it will be a busy time for them looking after players from our visiting teams. We are asking older players and parents of other children in the club to help out over the 2 days in ensuring the club provides a huge welcome to our guests from Dungannon from Tyrone and Truagh from Clare.
There are many ways in which you can help – carparking at the ground, bringing sandwiches\buns\etc. on Sat, serving tea\coffee or even turning up to support our Hurling and Camogie teams. Making yourself available for even just 1 hour can make a difference. Please reply to this email or contact Pat Byrnes or Ronan Kirby if you are in a position to contribute and what times you are available. The plan is to draw up a schedule to ensure the load is shared evenly and to give everybody a chance to enjoy the games as well.