Under 16 Hurling Championship Division 2:
Kilpeacon 4-16 Dromcollogher-Broadford 4-5.
Minor Hurling 13 a Side Championship:
Ballybricken-Bohermore 2-13 Crecora-Manister 2-6.
City Junior Hurling Championship:
Crecora-Manister 1-17 Ballybrown 3-8.
Our junior hurlers after recent fine wins against Patrickswell and Ballybrown play St. Pat’s this Saturday in round 5 of the City championship. One win from our last two games would see us progress to the knockout stages. Throw in this Saturday is 7pm in Rathbane.
Meanwhile our footballers play Na Piarsaigh in their last group game this Thursday 11th in Clarina at 7pm. We are looking to make it 3 wins from 3 and are already sure of a place in the City semi finals.
Your support for both teams would be greatly appreciated.
Team: Richard Murphy, Paraic O’Neill, Michael Fitzgerald, Tomas Shanahan, Mark Shanahan, Donnacha Connolly, Karl Moloney, Edwin Wixted, Shane O’Connell, Michael Bateman, Conor Kirby, Tomas Connolly, Ciaran Humphrey, Shane O’Connor and Jack Dalton.
The team that wanted this game more were Ballybricken. Even after a great start where Crecora got a good goal from Shane O’Connell and points from Edwin Wixted, Conor Kirby, Tomas Connolly and Michael Bateman we slowly allowed them back into the game. This resulted in us been a point behind at halftime.
The second half started poorly for us with the concession of a quick goal and we failed to really get into the game. However we did get a great goal from Conor Kirby to cut the lead and 2 more points from Edwin but it wasn’t enough and only for an outstanding performance by Paraic O’Neill in our back line we would have lost by a lot more.
Final score: Ballybricken-Bohermore 2-13 Crecora-Manister 2-6. Our minors now have two group games left against Templeglantine and Dromin-Athlacca and need to win both to be sure of progression.
Our U16s recorded their first win of the championship with a great victory against Drom-Broadford on a wet Bank Holiday Monday. It was hard to believe watching that match in Dromcollogher that both of these teams were chasing their first victory of the campaign, so high was the standard of play. The final score-line of 4-16 to 4-5 does not do justice to Dromcollogher because this was a fiercely contested and hard fought match which was much closer than the scoreline suggested. That being said, Kilpeacon established an early lead which they were to retain until the final whistle. While we enjoyed a lot of possession, our opponents matched us for fitness and marked very tightly. Thanks to some fine goalkeeping, solid defending and some exquisite scoring from Cathal O’Neill and others the lead kept steadily increasing for the duration of the game. Jack Dalton picked up an unfortunate injury during the game and we wish him well. When Jack came off, Ciarán Kennedy stepped up and played a great game, scoring a point in the second half. Sam Riordan later joined the play and also made a huge contribution. There were also fine scores from Brendan Power, John Burke, Sam Riordan, Shane O’Connor and Richard Murphy. This is a victory that will give this team self-belief and they can certainly register a few more victories if they train hard and keep the momentum going.
The team in full was: Rory Hannan, Padraig Byrnes, Tim Lyons, Cian Enright, Thomas Shanahan, James Connheady, Ciaran Humphries, Colin Heagney, Donnacha Connolly, Cathal O’Neill, Shane O’Connor, Richard Murphy, Brendan Power, Jack Dalton, John Burke, Ciáran Kennedy, Sam Riordan.
Our footballers are out tonight Monday 8th against Pearse’s in Boher at 7.15pm while our lads’ next hurling match is next Monday night against St. Kierans in Crecora at 7.15pm.
Our under 14 footballers play their last round robin game of division 1 this Wednesday against Monaleen in Monaleen at 7.15pm. Our under 14s have won 6 out of 8 matches in this division so far which is a remarkable achievement and need just one more win to be guaranteed a place in the knockout stages.
Our hurlers campaign has come to an end with a very credible fourth place finish in division 1 that included comfortable wins over both Na Piarsaigh and Patrickswell.
Crecora Manister GAA extend an open invitation to their upcoming Fundraising Golf Classic.
Venue: Ballyneety Golf Club. Date: Friday 2nd September 2016. Tee times: 0900 to 1100 and 1230 to 1600 at 8 minute intervals. €150 for a team of 3. 40 teams. Main course with tea/coffee included per team member. Details of Teams, team members, tee times & sponsors will be tracked by Paul Foster.
Feel free to contact Paul Foster on 0868500303 with any questions or details of your team and preferred tee time.
The club have agreed a club jersey design with a local supplier, All Seasons Sportwear. Price: €23 – up to 12 years, includes crest, number and name. €28 – 12 years or older, includes crest, name and number. As the jerseys are personalised, upfront payment is required. Complete the club jersey orders form and contact Paul Foster on 086-8500303 who will take your order and payment.
When payment has been received for a minimum of 20 jerseys an order will be raised with the supplier. Lead time from the supplier is 4 to 6 weeks. Get your orders in now!
Monday 8th August:
Under 16 Football v Pádraig Pearses (Murroe-Boher/Ballybricken) in Boher @ 7.15pm.
Tuesday 9th August:
Junior Hurling League v Claughaun/Old Christians in Crecora @ 7.30pm.
Wednesday 10th August:
Under 14 Football v Monaleen in Monaleen @ 7.15pm.
Thursday 11th August:
Junior Football Championship v Na Piarsaigh in Clarina @ 7pm.
Saturday 13th August:
Junior Hurling Championship v St. Patrick’s in Rathbane @ 7pm.
Monday 15th August:
Under 16 Hurling v St. Kieran’s in Crecora @ 7.15pm.