Club Notes 14th December

Club Notes 14th December

Winter Hurling Academy
Our Club’s underage Winter Hurling Academy finished up last Sunday for the Christmas period. The last six weeks of the academy have been a great success. The boys have really enjoyed it and the coaches have also taken great satisfaction from seeing the boys develop and improve. Coaching & Games Officer Ger Hickey would like to pay special thanks to the sixteen coaches for their hard work and dedication every Sunday.

The academy will recommence at 10am on Sunday Jan 17th in South Liberties. A huge thanks to all coaches including Adrian Harte, Chris Mulqueen, Cian Kennedy, Donnacha Ryan, Ger Browne, Ger Darcy, Ger Hickey, Liam Hartnett, Niall Conway, Paul O’Mahony and Sean O’Donovan.
Thanks also to the guest coaches Cathal O’Neill, John Power, Maria Power, Paddy O’Neill and Tim Egan.

Annual General Meeting
The club AGM took place on Wednesday last 9th December over Zoom. Chairman Pat Byrnes welcomed all and thanked them for their commitment to the club during this challenging year. Some great maintenance work was completed at the pitch and all the dedication and commitment shown in training throughout the year in both codes was very much appreciated. He also thanked club officials, committee members and the club executive for their work throughout the year to ensure the club continues to flourish and prosper.

Reports were delivered from Bórd na nÓg secretary Tom O’Keeffe, club secretary Pat Quirke, club treasurer John Browne and club chairman Pat Byrnes. Club executives vacated their positions and life president Gerry Moloney took proposers and seconders for the club executive. The top table were re-elected and accepted their positions again for another year. Club officers were then proposed and seconded and the full list of officers can be viewed on our website.

The meeting was then opened up to the floor and there was good engagement with the attendees acknowledging the great work done throughout the year with the highlight being our junior footballers and under 21 hurlers claiming county titles and the launch of our Club Facility Development Plan.

Club Membership
You can now pay your annual club membership of €40 online via KlubFunder. This year there is an early bird rate of €40 if you pay before 1st March and this increases to €55 thereafter.  https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crecora%20Manister%20GAA/Membership#MembershipOptions

Club Limerick Draw
The 8th and 9th Club Limerick Draws took place on Saturday morning last the 12th December. Congratulations to all the winners but unfortunately Crecora-Manister did not have any winners on this occasion.

Club Facility Development Plan – Grant Funding Approval
We received some great news this week regarding funding with the announcement of funding approval of 75% Leader grant funding from West Limerick Resources, totalling €36,295.59, towards the Community Walking Track.

Fundraising efforts continue in order to deliver this project, which is the first phase in the proposed development works which will benefit GAA and Camogie players across all ages at Crecora Manister GAA pitch, in addition to the local community.

A reminder that contributions are already starting to come in to the stand alone fund account being operated jointly between the GAA Club and Camogie Clubs, and we thank those early donors for their support.

Phase 2 will see an application for Sports Capital Funding hopefully in early 2021 to progress pitch improvements and developments, and own funding of approximately €45,000 will be needed to complete all items, in conjunction with grant aid.

Please help us by contributing now to our fundraising efforts either by lodging directly to our:
Development Fund Account with Bank of Ireland:
IBAN: IE26 BOFI 9044 9947 4969 71, or you can do so online at:
https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crecora_Manister_Development_Fund

Limerick Hurlers
A huge congratulations to the Limerick Senior Hurlers and Management who claimed the county’s 9th All-Ireland title with a 0-30 to 0-19 win over Waterford in last Sunday’s All Ireland Final. Remaining unbeaten in the year of 2020 winning the four Munster League, National League, Munster and All-Ireland titles. They have put a smile on all our faces after a difficult year and are fantastic ambassadors for our county. Comhghairdeas leo.

Limerick Minors and Under 20s
Well done to Sam Riordan and the Limerick Minor Footballers who beat Waterford by 2-12 to 1-5 to progress to a Munster semi final this Wednesday 16th December v Clare in the Gaelic Grounds at 7pm. Best of luck to Sam and his teammates.
Well done also to the Limerick Minor Hurlers who beat Cork 2-19 to 0-13 in the Munster semi final.

Hard luck to Cathal O’Neill and the Limerick Under 20 Hurlers who lost out to Cork in the Munster semi final after extra time 2-29 to 0-21. Well done to Cathal who contributed five fine points from play on the night.