LAST WEEK’S RESULTS:
County Minor 13 a Side Hurling Championship:
Tournafulla 1-13 Crecora-Manister 1-17
County Under 16 Football Championship Division 2A:
Father Caseys 4-14 Kilpeacon 0-1
County Minor 13 a Side Football Championship:
Galtee Gaels 3-14 Kilpeacon 4-12
County Under 14 Hurling Championship Division 1:
Kilpeacon 3-10 Patrickswell 2-13
City Junior A Hurling Championship:
Patrickswell 1-13 Crecora-Manister 1-12
Our junior hurlers played their last championship game last Saturday night 15th August. Unfortunately they were unlucky to go down to Patrickswell by the slimmest of margins 1-13 to 1-12 in Mungret. This was our third narrow defeat in a row in the competition and had luck been on our side, we might’ve qualified for the semi finals.
Team: Stephen Keating; Ger Kelliher, Eoin O’Callaghan, Joe Burke; Cian Leahy, Shane Moloney, Tim Moloney; Rob Hourigan, Evan Moloney; Michael Bateman, Mike McCormack, Edwin Wixted; Garbhan Sheehan, Niall Moloney, Cormac Flanagan; Conor Burke.
The juniors have qualified for the All-County League final which will take place next month.
Our junior B footballers continue to train away. Their next game is against St. Patricks on Wednesday 19th August at 7pm in Crecora with Ballybrown to come the week after.
This was our first competitive hurling match since April and it was worth the wait as the match was tight and hard fought with success for Crecora. We dominated the open period of the game but failed to take all our chances. However Edwin Wixted kept us in the game with his free taking and good points were also scored by Shane O’Connell, Conor Kirby and Tomas Connolly. The half time score had Tournafulla ahead by a point 1 – 7 to 0 – 9.
Crecora made a blistering start to the second half with some lovely points from Edwin, Conor and Damian Kearney. However Tour kept in touch and it was all to play for with three minutes to go when Michael Bateman put over a super point to give us the lead and then Conor Kirby put in a great ball from the corner into the square and Shane O’Connell pulled on it to the goal to assure us a victory.
Some super performances were given by our back line especially Paraic O’Neill, Jake Loughran and Tomas Connolly and our goal keeper Ciaran Humphreys who made some fine saves. Edwin Wixted scored 11 of our points and had great support from Michael Bateman.
Team: Ciaran Humphrey; Paraic O’Neill, Cian Leahy; Evan Keogh, Tomas Connolly (0 – 1), Jake Loughran; Edwin Wixted (0 – 11), Karl Moloney; Barry Fitzgibbon, Michael Bateman (0 – 1), Shane O’Connell (0 – 1); Damian Kearney (0 – 1), Conor Kirby (0 – 2); Donnacha Connolly, Michael Fitzgerald and Thomas Roche.
Final Score was Crecora – Manister 1 – 17 Tournafulla 1 – 13.
On Friday evening our minor footballers made the long journey to Kilbeheny to take on the locals Galtee Gaels in the County Championship. This was an enjoyable game of football with both teams giving their all to try and win the game. There was never more than a kick of a ball between the teams on the scoreboard throughout the match. There was great determination shown by our lads and from some good passing of the ball we got some excellent scores.
After playing with the wind in the first half, we were just two points ahead at the break and we knew it would take a mighty second half to win this game. We held on to the lead most of the way through the second half, but with about five minutes remaining we conceded a goal to go one point behind.
We tapped on two more points and went on to win the game by the narrowest of margins. The long journeys continue for us as we are away to Mountcollins in our next game this Tuesday 18th August at 7pm.
Final Score: Crecora – Manister 4 – 12 Galtee Gaels 3 – 14.
Team: Michael Fitzgerald; Tomas Connolly, Evan Keogh, Tim Moloney, Robert Greer, Paraic O’Neill, Donnacha Connolly, Karl Moloney, Barry Fitzgibbon, Shane o’Connell (3 – 4), Michael Bateman (0 – 1), G O’Connell (0 – 4), Ciaran Humphries, Damien Kearney (1 – 3).
Our under 16 footballers were beaten by Father Caseys of Abbeyfeale last Thursday in the penultimate round of their championship. Their last game takes place today Monday 17th August versus St. Kierans in Crecora at 7.15pm.
Our hurlers are back in action next Monday 24th August against Tournafulla away at 7.15pm. Their last match will be at home to Rathkeale on 31st August.
Our under 14 hurlers drew with Patrickswell last Wednesday in the penultimate round of the county championship. They now play Ballybrown in the last round game this Wednesday 19th August at 7.15pm knowing a win or draw will secure them a semi final place. Your support is welcome.
Our footballers were beaten by Askeaton-Ballysteen in their last game which was the end of the round-robin series.
LIMERICK UNDER 21s:
Best of luck to the Limerick under 21 hurling team who play Galway in the All-Ireland semi final this Saturday 22nd August in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 6pm.
Monday 17th August:
Under 16 Football v St. Kierans in Crecora @ 7.15pm.
Tuesday 18th August:
Minor Football v Mountcollins in Mountcollins @ 7pm.
Wednesday 19th August:
Junior B Football v St. Patricks in Crecora @ 7pm.
Wednesday 19th August:
Under 14 Hurling v Ballybrown in Clarina @ 7.15pm.
Monday 24th August:
Under 16 Hurling v Tournafulla in Tournafulla @ 7.15pm
Tuesday 25th August:
Minor Hurling v Killeedy in Crecora @ 7pm.
Wednesday 26th August:
Junior B Football v Ballybrown in Crecora @ 6.30pm.