Conor Godfrey hat trick

We played our first Championship match on Wed. 28th  against Naomh Brid. It was a fine evening and we had a good game of hurling. We started well with slight wind advantage and scored good early points from Cathal O’Neill and Shane O’Connor.

Naomh Brid scored a goal and a point but good play from Sam O’Donnell, Richard Murphy, Thomas Shanahan meant we had the advantage with good quality ball getting up to the forwards.

Brendan Power and Colin Coughlan were showing well for the ball and Conor Godfrey started to get on top of the full back. Conor scored two good goals and we led at half time 2:6 to 1:3.

In previous matches we have been sluggish after half time and the coaches emphasised at half time the importance of keeping working hard for each other. Naomh Brid came more into the play but the full back line of Barry Moore, Jack Dalton and Padraig Byrnes were giving good protection to Rory Hannon who played well in goals.

James Conheady, Donnacha Connolly ,Ciaran Humphries continued to work hard . Joshua Skehan Fitzgerald and Colin Haigney worked hard after coming on to stem the tide.

We seemed to tire a bit and Naomh Brid hit the front with a few minutes to go with a goal. Our heads did not drop and we continued to press forward. We were unlucky when a good delivery hit the upright . The game was very much in the melting pot at this stage and in a melee of players , despite getting a belt on the knee, Conor Godfrey whipped a ball to the net to leave us one point up entering stoppage time.

Naomh Brid responded and pressed hard for an equaliser but we held out to win by one point on a score-line of 3:9 to 4:5

This win was well deserved and reward for all the hard work done over past few months.

Our squad on the night was:  Ethan Hennessy, Cian Enright, Rory Hannon, Padraig Byrnes, Jack Dalton, Barry Moore, Thomas Shanahan, Richard Murphy, Sam O’Donnell, James Conheady, Donnacha Connolly, Colin Coughlan, Shane O’Connor, Brendan Power, Cathal O’Neill, Conor Godfrey, Ciaran Humphries, Colin Haigney, Joshua Skehan Fitzgerald.

Club Fixtures – Mon 26th May to Mon 2nd June






26th May

U14 Football vs. Oola



27th May

Co. Junior Hurling league vs. Sean Finns



28th May

U14 H vs. Naomh Brid



29th May

U12 Hurling vs. Ahane



30th May

U10 Hurling Blitz



31st May

Junior Hurling City League Semi- Final vs. St. Pats



Golf Classic – 13th June

Crecora Manister GAA Club are holding a Golf Classic in Limerick Golf Club on Friday 13th June
This is a BIG source of funding for our Club.
We need your HELP to ensure the 2014 Golf Classic is a successful event
Tee times 10am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 4:30pm

€150 for a Team of 3, this includes a 2 course lunch.

Tee times are going very quickly so get your times in now. Please contact Noel Murphy or Paul Foster with your preferred tee time.

Please let us know if you or some one you know can provide sponsorship for this event.
Minimum sponsorship amount €100
The list of Sponsors will be displayed in the Limerick Golf clubhouse and on our GAA web site

Thanks for your continued support,
Noel Murphy

Key Goal from Damian Kearney

Our Minor Footballers maintained their 100% start to their Premier Championship campaign  with a hard fought win over a strong Ballysteen side on Sunday last, 11th May in Crecora.

Despite missing key players through injury, and suffering the early loss of  Cormac Flanagan, the players produced a battling display and a great team effort on the night.

The game was tight throughout with Ballysteen just holding a one point advantage at the break. Our first half scores came from Damian Kearney, David Macken, Micheál O’Neill and Barry Fitzgibbon.

The key score came early in the second half with a wonderful Damian Kearney goal.

To the end scores were tit-for-tat with Micheál O’Neill scoring five in reply to the Ballysteen efforts. Ballysteen were in contention right to the end and it needed a great point from Ryan O’Shea to give us the two point winning margin.

There were other excellent performances throughout especially by Thomas Connolly, Brian Cregan and playmaker Gary O’ Connell.

Panel: Shane O’Connell, Seán Cahill, Mark Reidy, Thomas Connolly, Brian Cregan, Cormac Flanagan, Evan Moloney, Ryan O’Shea, David Macken, Gary O’Connell, Micheál O’Neill, Dara O’Farrell, Barry Fitzgibbon, Damian Kearney, Roy Sheerin, Kevin Laffan, Conor Griffin, Robert Sweeney, Jordan Ryan, Dean Shinners, Mark Kelly, Cathal Flynn.