Cul Camp – mark the dates in your diary

Crecora Manister GAA will be running our Annual Cul Camp on the first week of the School Summer holidays.

School closes on a half day on Tuesday 30th June.
Camp Registration will take place on Friday 1st July from 9.30am

The Cul Camp will run from:
Friday 1st July 10am – 2pm
Monday 4thJuly 10am – 2pm
Tuesday 5thJuly 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 6thJuly 10am – 2pm
on Friday 1st July from 9.30am

A free set of playing gear is available with registration on the day.

Cost for the 4 day Camp including Gear is €55 for first child, €45 for second and €40 for third children.

Mark the dates in your diary.

Please feel free to complete the form and give it along with the fee to one of the coaches: REGISTRATION KELLOGGS SUMMER CAMP 2016

Limerick GAA present €20,000 prize to Frank Costello

On Friday 22nd April Limerick GAA presented Frank Costello with his €20,000 Prize from the Club Limerick Draw.

Our Club Chairman John McCarthy said a few words, recalling the first time he met Franck Costello back in 1963 when they lined out against each other. While Feenagh Kilmmedy were victorious on that particular day John acknowledged Frank’s great contribution to GAA as a club player for Banogue, a Limerick County player, Limerick County team manager, referee and as a supporter of the Crecora Manister GAA club.

John mentioned the importance of the Club Limerick Draw as a source of funding for our club and thanked all those who buy a ticket each year. He gave special mention to the many club members who spent the past number of months going round the neighbourhood to build our draw membership numbers for 2016.

It is great for our small club to see prize money coming back to members of our community, we have had a great run of winners in the daw over the years and Frank’s big win gets us off to a flying start for 2016.

Limerick GAA County Chairman Oliver Mann spoke, echoing John’s sentiments and acknowledging Frank’s contributions to the GAA, stating how special his contribution is covering such a wide variety of roles over the years.

Oliver stated that the Limerick Club Draw benefits the local Clubs and the County also and thanked Crecora Manister GAA Club for their support of the draw by having over 200 members in the draw again for 2016.

Oliver presented the winning cheque to Frank and Mary Costello and the gathering of club members, neighbours and friends took the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company with a drink and a chat.

Congratulation Frank and Mary on your win and happy motoring!

The April draw takes place live on Limerick’s Live95FM on Saturday 7th May. If  you are interested in joining the Club Limerick Draw contact any member of Crecora Manister GAA club.

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Here we have Oliver Mann Limerick GAA County Chairman presenting the €20,000 cheque to Frank & Mary Costello

U15 Hurling Match Report

Kilpeacon U15 Hurlers played their first competitive match on the evening of Wednesday 13th April against Askeaton in Askeaton. Askeaton won out division 2 last year so were always going to be a strong opposition and with the schools , soccer and rugby seasons still in full swing , Kilpeacon travelled with the bare 15 for this game.

From the throw in Kilpeacon started very brightly with a couple of quick points from Cathal O’Neill playing in the half forward position before a great opportunist point from Ciaran Kennedy helped Kilpeacon into a 3 point lead. Askeatons first break up the field led to a goal opportunity which was brilliantly saved by Rory Hannon in goals when the ball looked destined for the top corner. That gave Askeaton belief and soon after they got on the score sheet with a point followed closely with a goal which brought them right back into the game.

The scores were traded between both teams for the remainder of the half with some good play from the kilpeacon back line who were under some pressure from a very mobile Askeaton forward line. Askeaton scored a second goal before the end of the first half but some great free taking by Cathal kept Kilpeacon in the game and only 2 points separated the teams at half time.

Askeaton had the upper hand at the start of the second half and with about 10 mins to go had a solid 6 point lead before some positional changes brought James Conheady more into the game and for a spell Kilpeacon were on top and a well taken goal by Sam Riordan brought Kilpeacon right back into the game. Cathal added a point and with a couple of minutes to go there were just 2 points separating the teams , unfortunately Kilpeacon could not cut that gap and Askeaton tapped over 2 more points to leave the final score Kilpeacon 1 -11 Askeaton 2 – 12 .

Kilpeacon had the chances to win the game and will go into their next game on Wednesday 20th April against Granagh Ballingarry with belief that they can cross the line in the second game.

Team on the night: Rory Hannon, Padraig Byrnes, Jack Dalton, Chris Shanahan, Darragh O Keeffe, Richard Murphy, Brendan Power, James Conheady, Colin Haigney, Cian Enright, Cathal O’Neill (0 – 10)  Sam Riordan (1 – 0), Niall Kahn, Fergal Egan, Ciaran Kennedy(0 – 1)

Club Notes 11th April

County Junior Hurling League Division 5 Round 2: Crecora-Manister 0-14 Ballybricken 0-14

Congratulations to Frank Costello who has won a brand new 161 registered car in the April draw. This is the biggest ever win for someone from Crecora-Manister and with the amount of wins last year going close to double figures, everyone has a fantastic chance of winning something. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Limerick Draw over the last number of weeks with committee members knocking on doors throughout the community offering you the opportunity to join.There is still time to join up so if you have not done so already please contact any of our coaches or committee members who will sort you out straight away.

The Clothes Collection company we are dealing with will pay us Cash for the following items: Clothes (clean, dry and reusable), paired shoes, trainers (tied), handbags, belts. They will not accept duvets, pillows, sheets, bedding or carpets. We’ll collect the clothes on Saturday 16th April (times to be confirmed). We’ll store the bags of clothes in the visitors dressing room at the pitch and they will be collected on Monday 18th April. As per a few years ago when we last did a Clothes Collection Fundraiser this is a joint endeavour between Crecora Manister GAA and Crecora Camogie Clubs. We’ll pool our resources and split the money we get from this event 50/50.

A reminder that registration fees are due to be paid. The deadline for any outstanding fees has since passed. Registration fees are a vital source of income for the club and are also neccesary for players to play competitive matches.

Our junior hurlers had their first win of the season last Tuesday night when they overcame a grityy Ballybicken-Bohermore side by the narrowest of margins 0-15 to 0-14 in round 2 of the all-county league. They were due to play Tournafulla Sunday night 10th April but that was called off due to a flooded pitch in Tour. The footballers are out Thursday in the first round of the City league against our neighbours in Mungret at 7pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Our minor hurlers first game of the season is this coming Friday 15th April when they travel west to meet Tournafulla at 6.30pm. All support welcome.

Kilpeacon under 15s are out in the first round of the under 15 hurling league division 2A against Askeaton-Ballysteen-Kilcornan in Crecora @ 6.15pm. Please come down to support the lads.

Wednesday 13th April: County Under 15 Hurling League Division 2A Round 1 v Askeaton-Ballysteen-Kilcornan in Crecora @ 6.15pm.
Thursday 14th April: City Junior Football League Round 1 v Mungret in Mungret @ 7pm.
Friday 15th April: County Minor Hurling 13 a Side Championship Round 1 v Tournafulla in Tournafulla @ 6.30pm.

Our Hurling and Football Skills Camp was a great success on Saturday 9th April. We had a great turn out from the players and great work from the coaches……….and we were fierce lucky with the weather, the sun shone and we only got a short shower of hail.
See below our happy bunch of players taking a break during the Skills Camp.
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