Crecora Manister GAA Player Registrations will take place on Wednesday 2nd March from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Crecora National School. The Registration form is available for download from the Crecora Manister GAA Web site.
Our under 14 football team had a great win in the first round of the Féile versus Adare on a scoreline of 3-4 to 0-6. They now have a home tie against Cappamore on Saturday 5th March at 4.30 in Crecora.
Our junior hurlers and footballers continue their pre-season strength and conditioning programme in Fit 100 Gym in Ballysimon every Wednesday and Friday evening. All are welcome. The hurlers have their first training of the year this Saturday in South Liberties astroturf.
Our under 21 hurlers, Tory Gaels, await their South B final against Knockainey. The date, time and venue for this game is to be confirmed.
Our U14 campaign got off to a winning start on Sunday 28th Feburary in the Feile B football competition against Adare in Mick Neville Park. This was our first game in defence of the cup which we won last year and eventually led to a wonderful feile experience in Wexford.
The game was played on the astro pitch so the conditions were ideal and both teams provided a skilful entertaining game with some fine scores by both sides.
Watched by a big support including Eoghan O’Connor who is recovering from injury and captained by Rory Hannan, we got off to a good start and strong play from our midfielders Darragh O’Keefe and Patrick Dolphin got us on the front foot early.
Patrick got our first score from a free and soon after Fergal Egan made a surging run past a couple of defenders and sent a powerful shot to the net to give us an early lead. Patrick added another free midway through the first half to extend the lead.
Our defence and midfield were driving us forward and we were unlucky not to add more scores with shots against the bar and a rasping shot from Sam Riordan that hit the post. The pressure finally paid off with a poacher’s goal by Rian O’Byrne after good pressure on the defence by Nial Khan and John O’Donnell.
Adare came more into the game as the half wore on and added a free to make the score 2-2 to 0-1 at half time.
It was important to start strong in the second half and our midfielders combined well again to add a point early in the second half.
This was followed by another free and a goal by Patrick which put us in a strong position heading in the latter part of the game. Adare then had their period of dominance but our defence battled strongly to keep opportunities to a minimum. They added a number of points but ultimately time ran out and the goals proved the difference between the 2 teams as we ran out deserving winners on a scoreline of 3-4 to 0-6.
Team on the day was David Bourke, Luke Bovenizer, Rory Hannan, Jack Duggan, Brandon Nash, John Bourke, Ciaran Kennedy, Darragh O’Keefe, Patrick Dolphin, Fergal Egan, Sam Riordan, Chris Shanahan, Rian O’Byrne, Nial Khan, John O’Donnell, Chris Lyons, Conor Hannan, Darragh Walsh.
Our 2016 Player Registration night will take place on Wednesday 2nd March in Crecora National School from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
The Registration Fee is a major source of funding to cover the annual running costs of our Club. Your continued support and attendance at these Annual Registration Nights is greatly appreciated.
The Player Registration fee remained unchanged for the past number of years.
€50 for first child, €40 for second, €10 for third.
The player Registration fee is capped at €100 per family of students.
Download the Registration Form here: Registration Form 2016 v0
Our under 21 hurlers Tory Gaels played their first game in the South championship on Sunday 21st February in Martinstown versus Bruff. Unfortunately we had a number of injuries to contend with and our lads never really got going and lost out on a 2-15 to 2-4 scoreline.
They now enter the B competition the final of which will be played in two weeks time.
Team: Mark O’Kelly (Croom), Kevin Laffan (Croom), Tim Moloney (Crecora), Cian Leahy (Crecora); Evan Moloney (Crecora), Mark Reidy (Croom), Eoghan Cregan (Croom); Darragh O’Farrell (Croom), Sean Cahill (Croom); Barry Fitzgibbon (Crecora), Conor Laffan (Croom), Ryan O’Shea (Croom); Liam Quirke (Crecora), Damien Kearney (Crecora), Gary O’Connell (Crecora). Michael Bateman (Crecora), David Wixted (Crecora), Karl Moloney (Crecora), James Fitzgerald (Croom).
Well done to the Limerick team who defeated Kerry by 1-19 to 1-15 in Killarney on Sunday 21st February to cement their place at the top of Division 1B.
Their next game is a trip to Tullamore to play Offaly on Sunday 6th March.
Meanwhile the footballers are back in action this weekend in Division 3 this Sunday as they welcome Clare to Newcastlewest.