Weekly News 15th April 2013

Senior Team

Played Ahane in the East Senior Hurling Semi – Final in Caherconlish, team lined out Tom Lynch,Joe Keyes,Johnathan Dervan,William Clossey,Diarmuid Byrnes,Joseph o Connor,Pat Walsh,Pat Tobin,Darren Dunlea,Declan Kett,Sean Tobin,Seamus Hickey,Timmy o Brien,Michael Ryan,Eoin Toughy,subs used ,David Quigley for Declan Kett,Evan Walsh for Joe Keyes,Michael Dee for Darren Dunlea.

Weather on the day had a bearing on the game with Murroe Boher playing with a very strong wind into the town Goals ,we lead on a score line of 1-9 to 2-4 at half time .

It took Ahane 15 minutes to draw level in the second half with our Full back line working very hard ,it was only by frees and a  65 that Ahane drew level before they got points from broken play to go into a 3 point lead,in the interim we worked a ball into the square and with T O Brien being brought down winning a  21 yard free ,Sean Tobin went for Goal but was stopped on the line cleared down field and the ball pointed ,it was then that our lads showed true grit with JOC defiant in central defence backed up by J Dervan,M Dee won a Great ball rounded his man and drew the next player ,shifting a heavy tackle M Dee laid the ball on  to S Tobin who crashed the ball to the back of the net. JOC J Dervan worked a ball up the right wing ,Seamus Hickey ghosted inside the defence with Eoin Toughy breaking from corner forward to beat his man and feed the ball to Seamus ,he steadied himself and unleashed a strong shot on Goal but it came off the keeper this was our final chance for victory and we went down on a score line of 2-14 to 2-10 ,but with plenty of positives to build on for the Championship ,with our senior players doing the heavy lifting and our new younger players showing well and contributing to a great team effort ,no doubt the mentors will also have learned and the heavy training will pay off.Strong performances on the day from J Dervane ,Evan Walsh,JOC,S Tobin,Timmy o Brien with some great diagonal cross field balls and stand out player on the pitch Seamus Hickey.

Next game for our senior team is against Patrickswell in the All County Hurling League on Tuesday 23 rd  at 7 pm in Harty park.

Junior team

had a Great win against Caherline on the narrowest of margins 0-18 to 3-8.

Juniors play Mungret away on Sunday 21st at 12.


played Ballybricken on Friday night winning on a score line of 2-23 to 0-5 ,team lined out Greg Lynch,John Coughlan,David Quigley,Dylan Ryan,Finn Houirgan ,Conor Byrnes,Eoin Hourigan ,Kevin Clossey,John Ryan,Jack Casey,Michael Dee,Karl Cusack,Dylan Sheehan,Killian Byrnes,Shane Mulcahy,subs used ,Conor Bartley,Aaron Kennedy,Stephen Coughlan, Scores on the night K Cusack 6 pts,J Casey 3 pts,M Dee 8 pts,S Mulcahy 1-1, D Sheehan 1-3,K Byrnes 1 pt,S Coughlan 1 pt.strong performances on the night from Conor Byrnes,Kevin Clossey,Karl Cusack,Dylan Ryan and Finn Hourigan ,well done to all players on the good result.

Under 16 Hurling

we played Newcastle west in the first round of the A Championship ,the team won on a score line or 4-12 to 0-1 ,on a very cold and windy night in Newcastle west the team was well supported and opened up this years campaign with a good win and strong performances from Conor Byrnes at centre back,Shane Mulcahy in Midfield and Jack Casey at centre forward,others that put In stylish performances were Barry Cusack,Kevin Clossey ,Jack Barry ,and a great point scored by Stephen Coighlan,well done to mentors & the full panel.

The team lines out as follows ,Team: Gavan Ryan Barry Cusack Brian Timmons Shane Quigley Finn Hourigan Conor Byrnes Aaron Kennedy  Kevin Clohessy  Stephen Coughlan Jack Casey Matthew Hanly Cillian Byrnes Eoin Hourigan Jack Barry Subs John Richardson Jake Shanahan Liam Cunningham Aidan Quigley Eoin Fitzpatrick Jaden Keane Andrew Walsh Brendan Ryan Cian Duffy Philip Hodginson Tommy Coughlan Injured Dylan O Connor.

Scorers Eoin Hourigan 2 goals Cillian Byrnes 1.1 Kevin Clohessy 1.2 Stephen Coughlan 1pt Jack Casey 7pts.


 Bord na nOg

Congratulations to David Hickey and Cathal Barry from Killinure NS who made the East Limerick Hurling panel for the Mackey Cup this year.