City Junior B Football League Round 2: Ballybrown 1-8 Crecora-Manister 1-8.
County Under 14 Football Championship Division 2A Round 2: Kilpeacon 4-8 Adare 2-6.
City Junior A Hurling League Round 5: Monaleen 1-11 Crecora-Manister 1-10
UNDER 14 FOOTBALLERS:
After the recent excitement of the Feile competition, it was on to Championship last week. Our first game was home to Adare who we had beaten in earlier Feile competition. Adare played with the aid of a slight breeze in the first half and were the first team to settle. They scored 2 points to give them an early lead.
We improved as the half went on and points from Darragh Foley and a free from Cathal O’Neill brought us back level. Adare added 2 more points to edge ahead again but 2 goals in quick succession by Cian Enright and Cathal O’Neill put us in the lead approaching half-time.
However we conceded 2 goals at the other end, one from a high ball and one from a penalty to leave us behind at Half-time on a scoreline of 2-4 to 2-2.
We started the second half determined to overcome the deficit and a goal by Darragh Foley after a cross-field pass by Sam Riordan restored our lead. Colin Coughlan added a goal and a point to extend our lead. We continued to press forward and further points from Colin, Cathal, Darragh and Jack Dalton pushed us further ahead. Adare added 2 points of their own and were awarded another penalty but John Bourke made a great save diving full length to keep the ball out to leave the final score of Kilpeacon 4-8 Adare 2-6.
Squad: John Bourke, Padraig Byrnes, Rory Hannon, Darragh O’Keefe, Eoghan O’Connor, Joshua Skehan-Fitzgerald, Colin Haigney, Colin Coughlan, Jack Dalton, Cian Enright, Cathal O’Neill, Chris Shanahan, Sam Riordan, James Conheady, Brendan Power, Richard Murphy, Fergal Egan, Philip O’Toole, Rian O’Byrne, Michael Maher, Patrick Dolphin, Killian Scanlon, Cillian O’Brien, Darragh Foley.
Our under 14s are out on Monday 18th in the football against Adare and then they make their first appearance in the hurling championship division 1 against Doon on Wednesday 20th.
Our Junior hurlers and footballers were both in league action this week. Our footballers drew with Ballybrown in a tough game in Clarina last Tuesday night and will go on now to meet the same opposition in the final.
Our Junior A hurlers were unlucky to lose out to Monaleen last Saturday 16th May by 1-11 to 1-10 at the Peafield Road. This was their first defeat of the league but still qualify for the semi finals.
They’re out again on Tuesday 19th May against Rathkeale in the All-County League while the Junior Bs play Patrickswell on Thursday .
Limerick play Clare in first round hurling this coming Sunday May 24th at 4pm in Thurles, and in football on this Saturday 23rd in Ennis at 7pm. Tickets are available now at Centra and through the Club.
Prices: Senior Football Prices are as follows: General Admission: €15, Concession of €5 available at designated stile. U-16′s are free. Senior Hurling Prices are as follows: Covered Stand Adult: €25. Uncovered Stand Adult:€20. Terrace Adult: €15. U-16′s in all areas are €5.
Concession of €5 available at the designated stile for Student/OAP’s.
MANISTER NS SUCCESS:
Great win for Manister schools hurling team on Thursday 14th May in the South hurling final against Emly N.S.at Martinstown pitch. Played in ideal conditions this was a very enjoyable game with end to end hurling throughout the game. Down by four points at halftime Manister came back strong in the second half to win by 4 – 3 to 4 – 1 at the final whistle.
Many thanks to teachers/coaches Mr Lavin and Mr Browne for their great work over the last number of weeks and also to 4th and 5th classes and parents for great support on the day.
Team on the day was: Darragh O Keefe, Chris Shanahan, John O Donnell, Jack Duggan, David Burke, Thomas Lillis, Keane Costelloe, Jack McNamara, Isabelle Lyons and Ciara Browne.
Under 14 Football Championship Division 2A Round 3: Kilmallock v Kilpeacon
Monday 18th May in Kilmallock @ 7.
All-County Hurling League Division 6 Round 2: Crecora-Manister v Rathkeale
Tuesday 19th May in Crecora @ 7.30.
Under 14 Hurling Championship Division 1 Round 1: Kilpeacon v Doon
Wednesday 20th May in Crecora @ 6.30.
City Junior B Hurling League Round 1 Delayed: Patrickswell v Crecora-Manister
Thursday 21st May in Patrickswell @ 7.30.
BEST OF LUCK:
Crecora-Manister GAA club would like to wish both the Limerick hurlers and footballers the best of luck in their upcoming Munster Championship Quarter Finals against Clare this weekend.