Under 21 Hurlers
Our under 21 hurlers bowed out of the county A championship after a battling display that saw them come up just short against Cappamore last Sunday 14th November on a scoreline of 0-17 to 0-16, having been beaten by Killacolla Gaels in our final group game during the week.
We got off to a slow start in this quarter final tie as Cappamore came roaring out of the blocks and raced into a 0-7 to 0-2 lead by the first half water break, Cathal O’Neill with our two scores. Cappamore had extended this lead out to 0-9 to 0-2 by 20 minutes with two more well taken scores. Our lads rallied before half time and some more Cathal O’Neill frees had the half time scoreline at 0-11 to 0-6, but we suffered a setback when our captain Padraig Byrnes had to leave the fray through injury.
We gradually gained more of a foothold in the second half as we began to eat into the Cappamore lead. Our half back line of Tom Shanahan, Richard Murphy and Rory Hannan were very dominant and created a platform for our forwards.
Donnacha Connolly, Darragh Godfrey and Rian O’Byrne were working hard and drawing frees when they ran at the Cappamore defence.
The gap was three points at the second half waterbreak and we had whittled it down to one approaching thirty minutes of play.
There was surprise at the full time whistle that no injury time was played and unfortunately for our lads we fell on the wrong side of a 0-17 to 0-16 scoreline.
Hard luck to the team and management whose second half performance in particular gives great hope for the future as many of this team are underage again next year.
Team: Ben Garry (Liberties); Alex Keyes (Liberties), Jack Dalton, Pádraig Byrnes (C); Rory Hannan, Richard Murphy, Tom Shanahan; Cathal O’Neill, Patrick O’Donnell (Liberties); Chris Shanahan, Rian O’Byrne, Shane O’Connor; Donnacha Connolly, Darragh Godfrey (Liberties), Conor McNamara (Liberties).
Subs: Ciaran Humphreys, Stephen Noonan (Liberties), Ben O’Donoghue (Liberties), Fergal Egan, Stephen Willis (Liberties), Sean Lavan, Conor Hannan, Ryan Godfrey (Liberties).
Thanks to the management team of Ger Hickey, Ger Dillon, Gerry McDermott, Paddy O’Neill, John Power and Cronan Garry (Liberties) for their commitment and dedication.
Winter Hurling Academy
The Winter Hurling Academy continues every Sunday for the next four Sundays before a break for Christmas. Thank you to all coaches and players who are making it a great success.
Best Of Luck
Best of luck to Oisin O’Byrne and all his Ard Scoil Ris team mates who play in the Dean Ryan Cup Final this Wednesday 17th November vs St. Flannan’s, Ennis.
Well done to his brother Rian who was on the scoresheet for the Ardscoil Harty Cup hurlers in their first round win over Nenagh CBS which has seen them qualify for the quarter finals in January.
The Club AGM will take place on Monday 6th December at 8.30pm in Manister Community Hall.
Club Limerick Draw
Sign up for the club Limerick draw for November to be in with a chance to win an exclusive prize of a €500 voucher for Smyths, a perfect prize coming up to Christmas.
You can sign up by following the link here https://clublimerick.ie/draw/ or contact any of our club officers.
The CLUB Limerick Draw annual membership voucher automatically enters the bearer into all ten draws for 2022. 50% of proceeds also go towards the chosen club of the holder.
The holder of this voucher will get the chance to win the following prizes FOR 10 MONTHS in 2022, as well as 10% discount from selected retail stores.
Under 21 hurling
Killacolla Gaels 2-18 Crecora-Manister/Liberties 2-12
Under 21 hurling quarter final:
Cappamore 0-17 Crecora-Manister/Liberties 0-16