Club Notes 18th October 2021

Club Notes 18th October

Intermediate Football
Our intermediates retained their status for 2022 with a 0-9 to 0-6 win over Monaleen in a tense affair in Cappamore on Saturday.
We came racing out of the blocks and were 0-5 to 0-0 up after just ten minutes as Monaleen found it difficult to deal with us going forward with Mike McCormack in particular winning great ball in the full forward line.
Richard Murphy opened the scoring with a fine free from an acute angle and this was followed by a point from play from Karl Moloney after some good build up play before an outstanding long distance score from Conor Burke.
Richard added two frees to leave the score at 0-5 to 0-0 at the first waterbreak.

Monaleen gradually started to get more of a foothold in the game and got their first score of the game shortly after the water break.
Shane O’Connell cut inside his man and was unfortunate to see his effort come off the crossbar when a goal would have put real daylight between the sides.
Monaleen went on to kick two more scores but had a man sent off on a second yellow on the stroke of half time as we led by two at the change of ends, 0-5 to 0-3.

Monaleen scored two quickfire points at the start of the second half to level the contest at 0-5 apiece.
Ten minutes into the second half we had a free from Richard Murphy to edge back into the lead.
We were unfortunate shortly after to have a goal ruled out for a square ball as Shane O’Connell fisted to the net from a Micheál O’Neill handpass, as it remained 0-6 0-5 at the second half water break.

We kicked on in the closing stages and fisted points from Micheál and Richard from play along with a free from Richard stretched the lead out to 0-9 0-5. As Monaleen were forced to chase goals our backs held firm with great defending from Evan and Tim Moloney and Sean Fitzgerald in particular. Monaleen did get a point in injury time to bring it back to a three point game but the referee’s whistle went soon afterwards as we ran out winners on a 0-9 to 0-6 scoreline.

This really was a must win game for us due to the importance of retaining our intermediate status and credit to the players for coming out the right side of this attritional affair.
Having beaten Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the group stage who now find themselves in the county final, it shows that we have the ability to beat any team in intermediate on our day and we look forward to seeing this group push on next year.

Team: Rob Sweeney; Donnacha Connolly, Tim Moloney, Evan Moloney; Mark Shanahan, Cormac Flanagan, Sean Fitzgerald; Karl Moloney (0-1), Darach Skelly; Conor Burke (0-1), Cathal O’Neill, Richard Murphy (0-6, 0-5f); Shane O’Connell, Mike McCormack, Sam Riordan. Use subs: Micheál O’Neill (0-1) for Sam Riordan, Tomás Connolly for Darach Skelly, Gary O’Connell for Shane O’Connell, Conor Kirby for Donnacha Connolly. Other subs: John McManus, Rob Greer, Cian Donohue, Killian Scanlon, Shane O’Connor, Sean Keyes, Damien Kearney, Cian Leahy (inj), David Macken (inj).

Thanks to the players and management team of Ger Riordan, Peter Healy, Tom Connolly and Mossy Fitzgerald for their dedication and commitment throughout the year.

Under 21 Hurling
The under 21 hurlers open their championship campaign next Sunday 24th October against Belville Gaels (Feohanagh & Feenagh-Kilmeedy) in Quaid Park, Coolyroe at 11am.
Best of luck to the team and management. All support welcome.

Winter Hurling Academy
Our Winter Hurling Academy returns on Nov 07th at 11.00am in South Liberties All Weather. Last year we had great success with our Sunday morning sessions only to be cut short by Covid.
This year we plan to have 16 sessions ending on March 20th and a Christmas break in between.
We will cater for all boys born between 2009 to 2014, so boys turning 8 to 13 in 2022.
Coaches of these groups will again give their time to run this academy, so a huge thanks again for your support.
More information can be got from Ger Hickey at coachingofficer.crecoramanister@gmail.com.

Club Membership/Registration
The club would like to remind any players who have registration/membership fees outstanding that can pay via Klubfunder at
https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crecora%20Manister%20GAA/Membership#MembershipOptions

CLUB Limerick Draw
October’s draw will take place on Saturday October 30th during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am.
If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Crecora-Manister” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are three draws remaining).

October’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, champagne in the room on arrival, dinner in Timmy Macs Bistro and monthly tempting treats for two people at Revas Spa.
As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Keep Walking, Keep Well – 6 Week Walking Challenge
We would like to invite the members of Crecora-Manister GAA Club and Crecora Camogie Club along with the wider community to take part in our upcoming walking challenge.
Where: Community walking track located in the GAA field.
When: Every Tuesday evening at 8pm from 28th September for 6 weeks.

Please note that there are 4 benches located on our 750m walking track, making it suitable for those with reduced levels of mobility. We wish to encourage all our members, families and neighbours to get involved. Completion of this challenge will qualify the club for a chance to get a €1,000 euro grant.
For useful links on getting active see:
https://limericksports.ie/
https://www.getirelandwalking.ie/
Please message Donnacha Ryan on 087-4167797 if you have any questions.

Recent Results
Intermediate football relegation playoff:
Crecora-Manister 0-9 Monaleen 0-6

Upcoming Fixtures
Sunday 24th October:
Under 21 hurling v Belville Gaels in Quaid Park, Coolyroe at 11am

Walking Track

Community Walking Track available for all in the local community

A reminder to all that the Walking Track at Crecora Manister GAA pitch is available for all in the local community to use.
The lighting comes on automatically at dusk every evening and stays on until around 9pm.

If the main gates are closed, you can still access via the pedestrian gate any evening so as to get some exercise at this local community facility.

Dogs must be kept on a lead and scoop the poop when required to please!

Club Notes 10 Oct 2021

Club Notes10th October

Intermediate Football
Our intermediate footballers take on Monaleen in a relegation final has been fixed for Saturday 16th October in Claughaun at 4.30pm.

Junior A Hurling
Our junior A hurlers bowed out of the championship last Saturday after a 1-21 to 1-16 defeat to Caherline last Saturday.
Darach Skelly got the opening score of the game for us with a fine score from play after Caherline had initially opened the scoring.
This do or die affair was always going to be tight and it transpired that way as the sides exchanged points early on with Cathal O’Neill scoring two frees for us.
Caherline gradually got the upper hand and went in at the water break two points in front 0-5 to 0-3.
Caherline got the first score of the second quarter but an outstanding goal from Conor Kirby brought us back level and this turned the momentum in our favour.
We went on to score four of the next five points with an Edwin Wixted effort from the sideline and two Cathal points from play and two frees as Rory Hannan, Evan Moloney and Jack Dalton held firm in defence.
The Caherconlish men managed to pull two points back before the whistle to leave the score at half time 1-8 to 0-10.
The east Limerick men came out firing at the start of the second half and two quickfire points saw them take the lead. We replied with some fine efforts from Cathal and Edwin but Caherline went on to extend their lead out to three points by the time the second water break came around 0-19 to 1-13.
As we brought the lead back to two points we were hit with what proved to be the killer score for Caherline as a loose ball in the square was kicked to the net and suddenly the lead was out to five points 1-19 to 1-14.
Two pointed frees and a score from play from Cathal brought the gap back to two points but as Caherline retreated in the closing stages we couldn’t get the required scores as Caherline scored the last two points to leave it 1-21 to 1-16 at the final whistle.

The palpable disappointment at the final whistle was a stark contrast from the excitement of last week’s victory but such is sport as the hurling season concludes for 2021.
Michael Batemen who moved to Canada during the week was a big loss for our lads but as the panel is young, there is plenty hope for this group to go on and win a junior title in the coming years.
Best of luck to Caherline and Ballybricken who now progress to the quarter finals from this group. The club would like to thank the management team of John Tuohy, Paddy O’Neill, Tim Egan and Noel Kennedy and all players for their work and commitment throughout the year.

Team: Ger Kennedy; Evan Moloney, Jack Dalton, Rory Hannan; Cian Leahy, Richard Murphy, Tim Moloney; Cormac Flanagan, Paraic O’Neill; Cathal O’Neill (0-13), Darach Skelly (0-1), Karl Moloney; Donnacha Connolly, Edwin Wixted (0-2), Conor Kirby (1-0). Used subs: Brendan Power for Donnacha Connolly, Tom Shanahan for Cian Leahy, Tomas Connolly for Darach Skelly, Padraig Byrnes for Tim Moloney, Ciaran Haigney. Other subs: Chris Shanahan, Colm Carey, Sean Keyes, Liam Quirke, Dom O’Connor, Ciaran Humphreys, Shane O’Connor, Micheál O’Neill (inj), Niall Moloney (inj).

Under 17
Our under 17 hurlers were convincingly beaten by Belville Gaels (Feenagh-Kilmeedy & Feohanagh) last Saturday in the division 2 shield semi final on a scoreline of 7-17 to 0-11. Thanks to management and players for their hard work and dedication all year.

Winter Hurling Academy
Our Winter Hurling Academy returns on Sunday November 7th at 11.00am in South Liberties All Weather pitch.
Last year we had great success with our Sunday morning sessions only to be cut short by Covid.
This year we plan to have 16 sessions ending on March 20th and a Christmas break in between.
We will cater for all boys born between 2009 to 2014, so boys turning 8 to 13 in 2022.
Coaches of these groups will again give their time to run this Academy, so a huge thanks again for your support.
We also welcome guest coaches.
Registratio details for our 2021/2022 Academy will follow.
Please spread the word amongst your team groups.

Club Membership/Registration
The club would like to remind any players who have registration/membership fees outstanding that can pay via Klubfunder at
https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crecora%20Manister%20GAA/Membership#MembershipOptions

Club Limerick Draw
October’s draw will take place on Saturday October 30 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am.
If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Crecora-Manister” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are three draws remaining). October’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, champagne in the room on arrival, dinner in Timmy Macs Bistro and monthly tempting treats for two people at Revas Spa.
As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Keep Walking, Keep Well – 6 Week Walking Challenge
We would like to invite the members of Crecora-Manister GAA Club and Crecora Camogie Club along with the wider community to take part in our upcoming walking challenge.
Where: Community walking track located in the GAA field.
When: Every Tuesday evening at 8pm from 28th September for 6 weeks.

Please note that there are 4 benches located on our 750m walking track, making it suitable for those with reduced levels of mobility. We wish to encourage all our members, families and neighbours to get involved. Completion of this challenge will qualify the club for a chance to get a €1,000 euro grant.
For useful links on getting active see:
https://limericksports.ie/
https://www.getirelandwalking.ie/
Please message Donnacha Ryan on 087-4167797 if you have any questions.

Recent Results
Junior A hurling championship:
Caherline 1-21 Crecora-Manister 1-15

Under 17 shield semi final:
Belville Gaels 7-17 Crecora-Manister/Liberties 0-11

Upcoming Fixtures
Saturday 16th October
Intermediate football relegation final v Monaleen
Venue: Claughaun at 4.30pm

Club Notes 5th October 2021

Club Notes 5th October 2021

Intermediate Football
Our intermediate footballer’s relegation final with Monaleen has been fixed for Saturday 16th October in Claughaun at 4.30pm.

Junior A Hurling
Our junior A hurlers recorded a vital 2-15 to 2-13 win over neighbours Ballybricken-Bohermore last Saturday afternoon in Fedamore in the most dramatic of circumstances.
We had a dream start inside the opening minute of the game when Edwin Wixted struck for a goal with Conor Kirby following up with a fine point from play.
Ballybricken to their credit replied with three points of their own before a goal for the men in purple and gold left it 1-3 to 1-1 in their favour.
We went point for point with them until the waterbreak with Cathal O’Neill chipping in with two pointed frees for us to leave it 1-6 to 1-3.
The second quarter was a tense affair as we gradually ate into Ballybricken’s lead with three more Cathal O’Neill frees leaving the minimum in it at the break, 1-7 to 1-6. We were then dealt a sucker punch at the start of the second half as Ballybricken struck for a soft goal to put four points between the teams.
Our lads did not panic however and showed great resilience to claw our way back into the contest as Evan Moloney, Paraic O’Neill and Richard Murphy started dominating their defensive battles and Karl Moloney and Cormac Flanagan got on top in midfield.
Three more frees from Cathal and an inspirational score from corner back Rory Hannan from the middle of the field as well as a fine point from play from Cathal left the minimum in it once more at the second half water break.
Despite our best efforts and some fine points from play from Cathal, Ballybricken always managed to keep 2 or 3 points in it as it looked as if they would take the two points back to Caherelly.
As the game entered injury time Ballybricken held a three point lead before a Cathal O’Neill score brought it back to a two point game.
In the dying moments, Michael Bateman made a darting run down the right wing and his shot was missed by the Ballybricken full back and goalkeeper before eventually finding its way into the net to give us the lead.
We managed to turn over the resultant puckout which Brendan Power finished over the bar.
The referee blew the final whistle shortly after which marked jubilant scenes from our supporters and sideline.
Team: Ger Kennedy; Evan Moloney, Jack Dalton, Rory Hannan (0-1); Páraic O’Neill, Richard Murphy, Tim Moloney; Cormac Flanagan, Karl Moloney; Cathal O’Neill (0-12, 0-8f), Michael Bateman (1-0), Darach Skelly; Micheál O’Neill, Edwin Wixted (1-0), Conor Kirby (0-1). Used subs: Brendan Power (0-1) for Micheál O’Neill. Other subs: Donncha Connolly, Tom Shanahan, Chris Shanahan, Colm Carey, Padraig Byrnes, Sean Keyes, Liam Quirke, Dom O’Connor, Damien Kearney, Ciaran Humphreys, Ciaran Heagney, Shane O’Connor, Cian Leahy (inj), Niall Moloney (inj).
Next up is a must-win game against Caherline next Saturday in Claughaun at 3pm with a quarter final place at stake. All support welcome.

Under 21 Hurling & Football
Our under 21 hurlers have been drawn in group 3 of the county A championship alongside Belville Gaels (Feenagh-Kilmeedy & Feohanagh) and Killacolla Gaels (Bruree & Castletown-Ballyagran).
The first round takes place the 24th October.
Our footballers meanwhile have been drawn in group 4 of the A championship with Oola and Kildimo-Pallaskenry.
We have a BYE in the first round meaning that our first game will be the weekend of the 14th November.
Fixture details will be posted when they are to hand.

Under 17
Our under 17 hurlers play Belville Gaels (Feenagh-Kilmeedy & Feohanagh) this Saturday in the division 2 shield semi final.
Throw in in Crecora is at 12noon. All support welcome.

Under 15
There is still no fixture as of yet for our under 15 footballers in their county final.
They will meet St Kieran’s in that final who beat Adare in the other semi final.

Under 13 Football
As under 14 football finishes up, the club would like to thank the players and the management team of Seán O’Regan, Tom Griffin and Cian Quilty for their time and effort this season.

Under 7 & Under 9 Hurling
Our U7 & U9 Hurling Academy teams finished up last Monday night.
Many thanks to Cathal O’Neill for coming down to chat to the boys and present medals.
Our Club Coaching Officer, Ger Hickey would like to sincerely thank the following coaches for their work and enthusiasm, we have lots of good work done with much more to do.
We are going in the right direction with people like you involved in Crecora-Manister GAA.
Under 7 Hurling: Cian Kennedy, Liam Hartnett, Richard Keays, Cathal Scully
Under 9 Hurling: Keith McGrath, Richard Murphy, Brendan Power, Paul O’Mahony

Club Membership/Registration
The club would like to remind any players who have registration/membership fees outstanding that can pay via Klubfunder at
https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crecora%20Manister%20GAA/Membership#MembershipOptions

Club Limerick Draw
October’s draw will take place on Saturday October 30 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am.
If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Crecora-Manister” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are three draws remaining).
October’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, champagne in the room on arrival, dinner in Timmy Macs Bistro and monthly tempting treats for two people at Revas Spa.
As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Keep Walking, Keep Well – 6 Week Walking Challenge
We would like to invite the members of Crecora-Manister GAA Club and Crecora Camogie Club along with the wider community to take part in our upcoming walking challenge.
Where: Community walking track located in the GAA field.
When: Every Tuesday evening at 8pm from 28th September for 6 weeks.
Please note that there are 4 benches located on our 750m walking track, making it suitable for those with reduced levels of mobility.
We wish to encourage all our members, families and neighbours to get involved.
Completion of this challenge will qualify the club for a chance to get a €1,000 euro grant.
For useful links on getting active see:
https://limericksports.ie/
https://www.getirelandwalking.ie/
Please message Donnacha Ryan on 087-4167797 if you have any questions.

Recent Results
Junior A hurling championship: Crecora-Manister 2-15 Ballybricken-Bohermore 2-13

Upcoming Fixtures
Saturday 9th October:
Under 17 hurling division 2 shield semi final v Belville Gaels
Venue: Crecora at 12noon.

Saturday 9th October:
Junior A hurling championship v Caherline
Venue: Claughaun at 3pm

Saturday 16th October:
Intermediate football relegation final v Monaleen
Venue: Claughaun at 4.30pm