€500 winner from our Club

The CLUB Limerick Draw for September took place on Saturday 24th September.
Congratulations to Sean O’Donovan on winning €500, this is Sean’s second win this year having won the exclusive prize in the April draw.
Thanks Sean for your continued support of our Club.
Click on the link to view the full list of winners.

The OCTOBER CLUB Limerick draw will take place on Saturday 29th October 2022, see below for details of the Exclusive Prize.
October Exclusive Prize

Club Notes 19th September 2022

Junior A Hurling
Our junior A hurlers are through to a first county final in 12 years following a hard-fought 2-15 to 2-12 win over Templeglantine on Sunday.
Templeglantine started the brighter and scored the first two points of the game before a goal from Richard Murphy put us back in the driving seat.
This was followed soon after by a Templeglantine goal but a Cathal O’Neill point and goal gave us the upper hand on a 2-3 to 1-5 scoreline.
Rian O’Byrne and Richard Murphy contributed fine points from play but a second Templeglantine goal brought the teams level.
We went in at half time with nothing to separate the sides: 2-7 apiece.
Templeglantine got the first two points of the second half but some fine scores from Cathal and Micheál O’Neill pushed us into the lead.
Ger Kennedy made a vital save to keep us ahead. We lead by three entering the final stages and as a late Templeglantine free was struck into the side netting, referee Mike Mann blew the full-time whistle and it ended 2-15 to 2-12 in our favour.
This result qualifies us for a county quarter final vs Killeedy to be played on the weekend of the 8th/9th October.

Team: Ger Kennedy; Pádraig Byrnes, Jack Dalton, Tom Shanahan; Cian Leahy, Cormac Flanagan, Páraic O’Neill; James Conheady, Cathal O’Neill; Karl Moloney, David Power, Darach Skelly; Rian O’Byrne, Richard Murphy, Chris Shanahan.

Subs: Conor Kirby, Micheál O’Neill, Tim Moloney, Mike McCormack, Damien Kearney, Rory Hannan, Brendan Power, Eoghan O’Callaghan, Donnacha Connolly, Seán Keyes, Evan Moloney, Ciarán Kennedy.

Thanks to all the supporters who travelled to Knockaderry to support the lads.


Junior B Hurling
Hard luck to the junior B hurlers who lost out to Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the city quarter final last Sunday in Crecora on a 3-14 to 0-14 scoreline.
The opening stages saw Kildimo-Pallas take an early lead but some fine points from Pa Sullivan, Steve Keating and Ciarán Kennedy saw us cut the deficit while Pa Walsh, Dom O’Connor and Ciarán Humphreys were battling hard in defence.
A Kildimo-Pallas goal just on the stroke of half time gave them a bit of breathing space at the break on a 1-8 to 0-8 scoreline.
We traded scores in the second half but a second Kildimo goal stretched their lead out to 5.
Some fine points from Conor Burke, Tomás, Steve and Sam Riordan kept us in touch along with a brilliant save from Eoghan O”Callaghan.
A third Kildimo-Pallas goal towards the end of the game but some gloss on the scoreline for them as it ended Kildimo-Pallas 3-14 Crecora Manister 0-14.

Team: Eoghan O’Callaghan; Garbhan Sheehan, Dom O’Connor, Pa Walsh; Ciarán Humphreys, Conor Burke (0-1), Conor Hannan; Fergal Egan, Evan Moloney; Tomás Connolly (0-4), Steve Keating (0-5), Sam Riordan (0-1); Brian Relihan, Pa Sullivan (0-2), Ciarán Kennedy (0-1), Subs: Seán Keyes, Shane O’Connor, Ciarán Heagney, Edward McGrath.

This concludes the junior B season for the year. Thanks to all players and the management team of Joe Burke, Niall Carey and Mark Kirby for their hard work and dedication.


Intermediate Football 
Our intermediate footballers have a crucial last round group game vs St Senan’s next Saturday 24th September in Clarina at 3pm.
A win in this game would see us secure a county quarter final spot.
Please come out and support the lads next Saturday.
The ticket link will be posted on the Facebook page later in the week.


Golf Classic
Many thanks to all who supported the club’s golf classic in Ballyneety Golf Club last Friday 16th September.
It was fantastic to have 44 teams out on the day for this major fundraiser for the club. Congratulations to the Stewart family who finished 1st place, Richard Keays’ team who finished 2nd and Mossie Fitzgerald, Cormac Flanagan and John Blake who were 3rd.
The special prize for the lead players’ team went to the Conheady family while Enda O’Shea claimed the longest drive award.
Thanks to Ballyneety golf club who facilitated the day.


Under 17 Hurling
Well done to our under 17 hurlers who claimed a 1-19 to 3-9 win over Glenroe in their last round game last Saturday. Thanks to all players and coaches for their hard work and dedication all year.
UNDER 11s:
Our U11s travelled to Cork last week on a bus outing.
The boys took on playing 2 x 11 a side games and 15 a side game.
The lads performed well holding their own in all games against a strong Blackrock outfit.
Overall it was a memorable day out for the group.
The coaches would like to thank the club who provided a significant contribution to the day out. Special mention for Ger Browne who was the driving force behind the organization of the outing.

Club Notes 11th September 2022

Golf Classic
The 2022 Crecora-Manister GAA golf classic takes place in Ballyneety Golf Club THIS Friday 16th September 2022. This will be the main fundraising event of the year for our club which caters for hurlers and footballers from under 7 up to the adult grades.

We would be most grateful if you could support the club in any of the following ways:

  • Entering a team of 3 for €150
  • Sponsoring a tee box for €100
  • Donating towards cost of prizes
  • Donating refreshments for the day

Thank you in advance for your support.

Junior Hurling
Our junior hurlers had a fine victory over our neighbours Ballybricken in round 4 of the county championship last Saturday 10th September in Cappamore on a 2-22 to 1-13 scoreline.

Our lads were slow to settle early on and the early exchanges were tight and tense as ourselves and Bally traded scores: Cathal O’Neill with some points from play and frees along with David Power and Brendan Power scores from play.

A fine save from Ger Kennedy and a clearance off the line denied Ballybricken a crucial goal and as the half grew on our half back line of Paraic O’Neill, Cormac Flanagan and Tom Shanahan started to gain more of a foothold. Further points from Cathal and Richard Murphy helped us into a 0-11 to 0-9 lead at the break.

We dominated the exchanges in the second half and further points from Cathal and David stretched the lead out to three points before a Chris Shanahan strike to the net gave us a six point cushion. Darach Skelly, Conor Kirby and Rian O’Byrne were doing trojan work in the forwards winning frees and setting up scores.

Our subs made a fine impact and Karl Moloney added a point before Chris struck for a second goal to leave us 12 points ahead. Bally got a consolation goal with a few minutes left on the clock but we scored the last three points of the game, two from Cathal and one from Damo Kearney to leave the final scoreline at 2-22 to 1-13.

Team: Ger Kennedy; Cian Leahy, Jack Dalton, Pádraig Byrnes; Páraic O’Neill, Cormac Flanagan, Tom Shanahan; Cathal O’Neill (0-14), James Conheady; Rian O’Byrne, David Power (0-2), Darach Skelly; Conor Kirby, Richard Murphy (0-1), Brendan Power (0-2).
Subs: Chris Shanahan (2-1), Tim Moloney, Damien Kearney (0-1), Karl Moloney (0-1), Donnacha Connolly, Seán Keyes, Tomás Connolly, Ciarán Kennedy, Fergal Egan, Ciarán Humphreys, Eoghan O’Callaghan.

This win leaves us at the top of group 1 going into the final round of matches next weekend.
Despite this, we are still not assured of a quarter final place and will need to get a result against Templeglantine.
We ask all club members to come out and support the lads in this crucial final group game next Sunday 18th September at 1pm in Knockaderry.


Under 13 Hurlers
Hard luck to our under 13 hurlers who lost out to Knockainey in the shield semi-final last Thursday on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-5.
We had a very good year in this competition overall and the future looks bright for this group of players in the years to come.
We had a panel of 24 players this year with the help of players from the under 11 squad.
Thanks to the under 11 management for facilitating this throughout the year and thanks to the under 13 players and coaches for all their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

Club Notes 7th September 2022

 Junior Hurling
Our junior hurlers had a workman-like performance in beating Blackrock last Friday night on a 2-21 to 2-14 scoreline.
Team: Ger Kennedy; Pádraig Byrnes, Jack Dalton, Rory Hannan; Cian Leahy, Tom Shanahan, Páraic O’Neill; Darach Skelly, Cormac Flanagan; James Conheady (0-1), Cathal O’Neill (1-11), David Power (0-4); Rian O’Byrne (0-1), Conor Kirby (0-1), Micheál O’Neill (1-2). Subs: Karl Moloney, Tim Moloney, Richard Murphy, Chris Shanahan (0-1), Damien Kearney, Brendan Power, Mike McCormack, Tomás Connolly, Donnacha Connolly, Ciarán Kennedy, Fergal Egan.

Next up is a crucial game in round 4 against our neighbours Ballybricken-Bohermore this Saturday 10th September at 6pm in Cappamore.
All support is appreciated for this match and the link for tickets can be found on our Facebook page.

Under 13 Hurlers
Best of luck to our under 13 hurlers in a shield semi final Thursday 8th September away to Knockainey at 6.30pm.

Golf Classic
Crecora-Manister GAA Club will be holding a fundraising golf classic in Ballyneety Golf Club on Friday 16th September 2022. This will be the main fundraising event of the year for our club which caters for hurlers and footballers from under 7 up to the adult grades.

We would be most grateful if you could support the club in any of the following ways:
Entering a team of 3 for €150
Sponsoring a tee box for €100
Donating towards cost of prizes
Donating refreshments for the day
Thank you in advance for your support.

Official Opening Of Astroturf Pitch
On Saturday the 3rd September 2022, Crecora Manister GAA Club and Crecora Camogie Club hosted the Official Opening of their new All Weather Playing Facility, located at the hurling wall, at Crecora Manister GAA Pitch.

Cllr Stephen Keary, Cathaoirleach, Adare Rathkeale Municipal District and John Cregan, County Chairman, Limerick County Board officially opened the new facility.

Club Members, officials and players from both the GAA and Camogie Clubs attended the launch. Also present were local TD’s Niall Collins and Patrick O’Donovan; Cllrs Bridie Collins and John O’Donoghue from the Adare Rathkeale Municipal District; Paul Foley, GAA Central Council and Seamus Twomey, GAA Munster Council.

Opening the new facility, Cllr Stephen Keary commended both clubs on the completion of the All Weather Astro Facility, which represents the second phase in their Development Plan, following the successful opening of the first phase, the Community Walking Track at Crecora Manister GAA pitch, in May 2021. He wished them well in their future development plans and he also noted the recent additional road, and footpath works carried out by Limerick City and County Council adjoining the GAA pitch, which he said was a further boost for the local community.

John Cregan, County Chairman, Limerick County Board praised both clubs on the delivery of the facility and referred to the important role that both the GAA and Camogie plays in the community and the great voluntary work done by so many people in clubs to develop facilities, work with teams and assist their wider community throughout County Limerick.

Speaking at the Official Opening, Pat Byrnes, Chairperson Crecora Manister GAA Club explained “when the Clubs launched their Development Plan in 2020, we had an ambitious funding target of €300,000 to implement the various Development works. The completion now of the All Weather Astro Facility, combined with the Walking Track last year, represents an investment to date in our club facilities of approximately €270,000 over the past two years, which is excellent work”.

He acknowledged the input and co-operation from all in Crecora Manister GAA Club and Crecora Camogie Club and noted that the two clubs had worked seamlessly together for the greater good of both clubs and the wider community, and long may this continue.

David Delahunty, Chairperson Crecora Camogie Club stated that the new facility would help increase participation and activity across all levels that people are participating at, with all the associated physical and mental health benefits that ensue.

Both Crecora Manister GAA and Crecora Camogie Chairpersons expressed their gratitude for the support received from individual contributions received from Club Members and the wider community, business sponsorship, support from the Elected Members of the Adare Rathkeale Municipal District and National Lottery funding, which all combined to enable the All Weather Astro Facility to be completed.

Mark Leahy, Club Development Chairperson confirmed that while two major aspects of the Clubs Development Plan were now completed, that it was the intention of both clubs to continue on with other aspects of the Development Plan so as to further improve facilities for both the GAA and Camogie Clubs and also the wider community as well.

He said: “This new development will be hugely beneficial in the development of our GAA and Camogie players. Up to now, we have had to try and secure the availability of All Weather Facilities outside of the area, which were usually not available, or not available at the desired times, and which had a substantial cost involved to rent, etc. We will now have our own facility for all our players from U6’s to adult, which will be available to them all year round to train and develop their skills and fitness. The facility will also be available for use by other groups in our community.”

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