Limerick GAA Big Ball 7's.
Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale hosted the Limerick GAA Big Ball 7's run by Rathkeale GAA Club in memory of the late Shane Hourigan this past Saturday. Once again, the event proved to be an extremely successful day. We brought a squad of ten players blessed with pace and youthful exuberance to Rathkeale who put in some excellent performances en route to the final. In the group stages we secured win's over Ballysteen, Galbally and Kildimo/Pallaskenry which saw us advance to the quarter final where we saw off the challenge of Mungret/St. Pauls to set up a semi-final encounter with near neighbours St. Senan's. following an excellent performance to see off the challenge of St. Senan's we qualified for the final against defending champions Newcastlewest. Unfortunately for us we came up short in the final as Newcastlewest retained their title for 2018. Despite the loss the day was a very worthwhile experience for all those who participated and should stand to us as we move forward into the latter rounds of the county championship.
Panel: Diarmuid Crowley, Brian Crowley, Shane Lynch, Ray Cahill, Sean McSweeney, Seamus Mangan, Noel Callanan, Liam Upton, Liam Kennedy, Stephen Lyons
Following the break for the state examinations the minor footballers are back in action this Friday evening when east Limerick side Ahane make the long journey to Coolcappagh for round 3 of the Premier Minor Football Championship. Following defeat in our opening two games victory is vital on Friday evening if we are to stand any chance of advancing to the knockout stages of the championship. Like ourselves Ahane experienced defeat in their round 1 encounter to Claughaun. Friday evening's game throws in at 7.30 in Coolcappagh
The St. Kieran's / Askeaton minor hurlers have a packed schedule ahead of them in the coming weeks with two games down for decision in a three-day period. First up next Tuesday evening July 10 they host near neighbours Newcastlewest in Askeaton at 7.30. They are back in action on Thursday evening when they again play host to Daithi Brouders (Drom/Broadford - Feenagh/Kilmeedy) in Askeaton. With two victories so far in the championship victory in these games will give them a great opportunity to advance to the West 'A' semi-final.
West Junior A Hurling Championship:
The junior hurlers bowed out of the west championship on Friday evening last following a heavy defeat at the hands of Kileedy. On the night we were missing a number of first team regulars against one of the strongest sides in the championship who had their scoring boots on. With one game left in the championship against reigning west champions Rathkeale we can no longer progress to the knockout stages of the championship but hopefully we can still put in a strong performance and built towards 2019.
Limerick GAA Development Draw:
Well done to Daniel and Tara Geraghty who were winners in the most recent edition of the Limerick GAA development draw.