Kildimo/Pallaskenry GAA Club Notes

July 10, 2018

JUNIOR A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: There was disappointment for the Corner House-sponsored junior footballers in their first Championship match of the season, where they faced one of the favourites for the competition, Kilteely/Dromkeen. We were missing a number of players for various reasons, but started relatively well despite falling behind early in the first half. A goal from Liam O'Sullivan and some excellently-struck placed balls from Shaun Barry saw us take a very slender lead in at the half-time break.

However, in the second half, Kilteely/Dromkeen were the stronger team and managed to get a goal of their own. They defended very stoutly and we were unable to get the goal we needed to win the game. It was a decent game against a very strong side, but we know this team is capable of much improvement and there's a long way to go yet in this Championship season!

Team: John Chawke; Barry Walsh, Stephen Hodnett, Kevin O'Connell; Robert McKeogh, Lorcan O'Leary, Mossy Sheehan; Tony McCarthy, Keel Moloney; Shaun Barry, Eoin Cuddihy, Liam O'Sullivan; Ruairí Maher, Darragh Walsh, Peter Nash

Subs: Evan Carroll, Michéal Keating,

THURLES SPORTSFEST 9-A-SIDE: Our hurlers were invited to play a 9-a-side tournament at the weekend in Thurles Sarsfields' grounds. It was a very well-run competition, many thanks to Thurles Sarsfields for that, and it was great to come home with some silverware. We started the competition well, with a comprehensive victory over Thurles Gaels on a 5-8 to 0-3 scoreline. The games were very fast-paced, plenty of running involved, especially in the intense heat and a strong panel was needed! Next up, we faced Watergrasshill of Cork and struggled in the opening half against a side coming in fresh. We recovered to keep them scoreless in the second half, and grab a few goals but lost on a 2-3 to 5-2 scoreline.


These results did mean, however, we qualified for the Cantwell Cup final against the hosts themselves, Thurles Sarsfields. It was a strong performance in the final, eventually winning 6-7 to 3-1 and taking home the trophy. Thanks to all those who made themselves available for selection on Saturday morning for what was something different for the players, and a nice competition to be involved in. Well done to Chris Sexton and all his team for adding some more silverware to the trophy cabinet!


ALL-COUNTY HURLING LEAGUE: An absolutely huge game for our Champion Sliotars-sponsored Premier Intermediate hurlers on Monday night; as they face into their last league match of the season against Glenroe!


We have won all our league games to date, but Glenroe are also unbeaten; it's 1st vs 2nd and the winner will be promoted! (A draw would also see us getting promoted) So it acts as a League Final, against the side who we defeated in the Intermediate Championship final last October and they will be well up for this one!


We have felt that we have been stuck down in this division for too long, and we have played really well at times this season but it now all comes down to this final match against a strong Glenroe side, who we are very familiar with over the past few seasons. It is sure to be a hard-fought game and very likely to be a cracker.


It is a league final, where a draw will also do us to gain promotion, it is at home, it's a chance to secure a first piece of silverware for this team this season and achieving promotion is something that has eluded us over the past few seasons. Best of luck to all involved!


This fixture will be followed up by the semi-final of the City Championship on Wednesday July 11 where we are set to face Claughaun/Old Christians in Ballybrown.


LIMERICK SENIOR HURLERS: Congratulations to Kyle Hayes, Barry O'Connell and the Limerick senior hurlers who had a comprehensive victory over Carlow last Saturday in Dr. Cullen Park to make an All-Ireland quarter-final next weekend. Kyle hit a goal inside the opening minute to set Limerick on their way, and now they are set to face Kilkenny next weekend. The time and venue of that clash is yet to be set; keep an eye on the Team App and other social media for details regarding tickets.


LIMERICK MINOR HURLERS: Hard luck to James Mason and the Limerick minor hurlers, who were defeated in their first game of the quarter-final round robin against Galway on Sunday. They can still make the All-Ireland semi-finals if they defeat Kilkenny in their next outing.


LIMERICK U-16 HURLERS: Congratulations to Aaron O'Donovan who was in action for the Limerick U-16 hurlers at the weekend. Limerick ended up winning the shield, and Aaron was an integral part of their performance as he was top scorer of the entire competition. Well done Aaron, doing the club proud as always!


LIMERICK U-16 FOOTBALLERS: Congratulations also to Micheál Cuddihy and Ciaran Galvin who featured for the Limerick U-16 footballers in the Munster U-16 football tournament in Rathkeale at the weekend.


LIMERICK U-15 FOOTBALLERS: Well done to Cillian O'Farrell and Garry Sheehan; two young club members who were part of the Limerick U-15 football team who took part in the Humphrey Kelleher tournament competition at the weekend.


LIMERICK U-14 FOOTBALLERS: The club also has representatives on the U-14 Limerick football panel in Jamie Behan and Jamie Rogers; it's great to see young players continually involved on the county scene!


U-6 HURLERS: Our U-6 hurlers had a great evening out in Patrickswell on Friday evening, where they got to play three games in fantastic weather. Thanks to all the children and parents, and a particular mention to the coaches and mentors!


KELLOGGS CÚL CAMP 2018: The 2018 Kildimo/Pallaskenry Cúl Camp is fast-approaching! The camp is due to take place from Monday July 16 to Friday July 20; if you would like your child to attend, please register as soon as possible at Always a great week to be had, don't forget to book your place!


FAMILY FUN DAY: You may have noticed the signs going up around the parish during the week, advertising our Family Fun Day for 2018 which is due to take place on Sunday September 2! Sponsorship booklets have also been given out at U-6, U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-14 training over the past few weeks.


In order for us to be able to plan appropriately, and have t-shirts and medals for all children who wish to participate, please ensure that your child returns their card as per the details on same. Only one card required per family.


Anyone else looking for sponsorship cards, we will have them available at underage training in Pallaskenry next Tuesday night (6.30pm to 8.00pm) and every Tuesday night for the month of July until registration closes.


Any questions, contact the Fun Day committee at [email protected]


CLUB LOTTO RESULTS: Monday July 2 2018.

JACKPOT: €12,000

Winning Numbers: 6, 10, 11, 22.


There was no winner of the overall jackpot.


Lucky Dip Winners: 1. John Barry; 2. Patrick Maher; 3. Mary Lynch; 4. Anne Marie O'Connell


Next draw- Monday July 9, and the jackpot continues to rise; it has now risen to a superb €12,100! To be in with a chance of winning the jackpot, please contact any club committee member, any of our lotto committee or email [email protected] An annual subscription is €100 and weekly tickets are on sale locally in shops and pubs across the parish.

UNDERAGE COACHES: We are still actively looking for more parents to get involved with the underage teams. We have a host of children looking to play, but there is a shortage of mentors, so we are putting the call out for people to get involved with the club! We would be delighted to get more people involved and if you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Ger McMahon at 086 8108916.


BORD NA NÓG: Our U-13 footballers are due to begin training from Monday July 16; please see the Team App for details.


We also hosted our first training session just for girls last week. There was a great turnout, and thanks to all who helped out. Please keep an eye on the Team App for details of further training sessions!


PITCHSIDE SIGNAGE: Pitchside advertising for the 2018/2019 season is now available; with the chance to sponsor the club in either or both Kildimo and Pallaskenry GAA grounds. Cost includes professional 8x2ft steel sign in full colour; for more details, please contact Niall Kelly ([email protected]) or John Chawke ([email protected]).


CLUB SHOP: Our online club shop has a number of new items including the new team jerseys, as well as a wide range of training gear. Please see the club website, Facebook page or Team App for the link to the online shop.


REGISTRATION: The deadline for registration has passed and anybody who is not registered is not insured and not eligible to play or train with the club. For insurance reasons, any player who wishes to play with the club this season must register as a matter of urgency. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Club Documents section of the Team App; or contact registrar Pat Culloo on 086-2224653.


TEAM APP: For all the up to date club news, fixtures, training schedules, club shop, club documents, log into the Club's Team App, available to download to your smart phone on iPhone and Android.


CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: Sadly, we had no winners in the June draw after some success in the first few draws. However, there are still six further draws yet to take place this year, with a subscription costing €10 per month. The CLUB Limerick Draw is a vital factor in the success of our County teams, it raises much needed funds for all our clubs to the tune of €400,000.


Kildimo/Pallaskenry GAA are very fortunate to have a great number of young and senior players represent our club on the intercounty scene. The CLUB Limerick Draw will also help the development of the Gaelic Grounds and Mick Neville Park, to make it a centre of excellence with four full-size pitches including synthetic pitch, flood lighting & ball alley. Each month there will be 30 Guaranteed Cash Prizes with a top prize of €12,000 & a star car prize in December worth €25,000. You can play online or contact any club member below, or call / e-mail Siobhan in the Limerick GAA Office 061-335516 / [email protected] If you would like to take part, please contact Trish O'Dowd, Tom O'Connell, Tony O'Brien, Sean Cuddihy, Niall Kelly where you can pay upfront or pay monthly to be in with a chance

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