St. Patrick's G.A.A. Club Notes
A mixed day for the club on Sunday last 25th March with our under 14 hurlers narrowly losing to Cappamore by a single point 1-06 to 1-05 in the first round in the Feile na nOg at Rhebogue and later this evening at Ardagh our senior footballers were well short their best when they lost by eight points 2-11 to 0-09 to St. Kierans in the first round of the all county senior football league our senior footballers lined out as follows Darragh McMahon, Shane Considine, Niall Kearns, Keith Phelan, John Mullane, Patrick Mullins, Conor Kavanagh, Dermot Phelan, Eoin Hanrahan, Padraig Reale, Mark Phelan, Jason Mullins, Gary Campbell, Brendan Mullins and Michael Faulkner. Subs used were Shane Kearns. Our scorers on the evening were John Mullane with 0-04 Eoin Hanrahan with 0-02 Patrick Mullins, Conor Kavanagh and Niall Kearns with a point each. but what a day had for our underage when in the beautiful sunshine the clubs registration and fun day was held and what a crowd turn up for the day with all our underage Boys and Girls coming down to register for this year the final of the Street leagues also took place with the Niall Crosse Cup going to the Rhebogue side when they defeated the Garryowen team in a very exciting final. Many thanks to all who help out on the day. This weekend our under 12 Girls football team will be at home to Ahane with a 6.30pm throw in the first round of the league The on Saturday evening at 7.45pm our senior footballers will entertain Adare at Rhebogue in the second round of the all county senior football league then on Sunday at 4pm our minor footballers will travel out to Clarina to take on Ballybrown in our first game in the county minor premier football championship on Monday evening next our under 16 girls football team will take on Shamrock Gaels at Rhebogue with a throw in time of 6.45pm and then on Tuesday evening at 6.45pm our minor hurlers under the name of Shamrocks Gaels will take on Deel Rangers at Rhebogue in the county minor premier hurling championship. With the season now beginning and the closing date for club membership is closed on this Saturday it is important that all playing members Boys and Girls are paid up members of the club and to all other playing members, adults and underage, supporters and former club members there is only a couple of days left to pay your club membership March 31st is the deadline with Family membership @ €60, Adults @ €40, Minor & Students €25 and at O.A.P. @ €10. Closing date for membership is March 31st and it is vital that all playing members of the club to pay their membership before the playing season starts. Please contact club secretary Eamonn Phelan or Club Treasurer Jack Sheehan as soon as you can to pay your membership for 2012.The Clubs under 6 hurling training continues in CBS Sexton Street Sports Hall on Friday evening at 7.30pm the training is for both boys and girls and new comers are always welcome. Friday the 30th is the last night of indoor training. The club provides all required equipment for the training session. Training for the under 8 panel also continues in CBS Sports Hall on Friday evening at 7.30pm as with the under 6's new comers are welcome and the club will have hurley's and helmets as needed. With large numbers been seen every Friday evening, the club is asking for anyone willing to donate 1 hour per week to help out at the training. This Friday (30th) is the last night of indoor hurling training. Under10 training continues on Friday evenings at 8.15 p.m in CBS Sexton Street. This Friday (30th) is the last night of indoor hurling training. Our under 12's had a busy weekend when the under 12 hurling squad took part in the half time game in the Limerick v/s Offaly National hurling league match in the Gaelic Grounds. Twenty five of the Saints hurlers took to the field to show off their skills to the large crowd in attendance at the Gaelic Grounds. Many thanks to all players, parents and coaches that helped out on the night. A special thanks to Limerick Games Development for organising this for the Club and to Ger Downes for his assistance on the night. Our under hurling squad were at home for the opening round of the Feile hurling to Cappamore. With a few players missing we took to the field the first half was an even affair and we were unlucky to go in at half time 1-03 to 0-02 down with Cappamore's goal coming late in the first half. We were more competitive in the second half and brought the game level with a well taken goal from Aaron Madigan. With minutes remaining on the clock our discipline in defence let us down and a couple of soft frees were pointed by the Cappamore free taker to put them 1-06 to 1-04 in the lead. We battled to the end with a 21 yard free going just over the bar. Time ran out for us and were knocked out of the Feile by 1-06 to 1-05. There were some excellent performances on the day from Eoin Turner and Richard McMahon in defence, Jack Greenwood in midfield and Aaron Madigan and Calvin Moran in attack. There are plenty of positives to take from the game. With the return of some of the missing players, we should be a stronger prospect in future matches. Training continues on Saturday 31st at 4pm in Rhebogue. The under 14 Gaelic football squad start their league campaign with an away trip to Ahane on Monday 26th. The hurling street league finals concluded on Sunday last at the clubs family/registration day. Under the sunshine thirty plus players played through the knockout stages of the league. The league form shown by both the Garryowen and Rhebogue teams continued on Sunday and they met each other in the final. The final itself was a low scoring game with chances hard to come by. After the final whistle went the Garryowen team lost out by the narrowest of margins to the Rhebogue side. In the final there were some excellent performances by Travis Quaid and Sean Doyle for Rhebogue and by Luke Hayes for Garryowen. Luke Hayes received an individual award as player of the tournament with Jack Walsh winning the runner up award. The shield final was won by the Hillcroft/ Aspen Gardens team who overcame the Corbally side in a tight final. However the day belonged to the Rhebogue side of Sean Doyle, Shane Cross, Adam Phelan, Travis Quaid and Nathan O Shaughnessy and a large crowd was on hand for the presentation of the Niall Crosse Memorial cup to Rhebogue's winning Captain Sean Doyle. Many thanks to all players, parents, coaches and helpers for the making the street league and the family/registration day a huge success. Just another reminder to club members, supporters and club notes readers that with the season getting into full swing that the St. Patrick's Club website and the club Face book is up and running with updates on clubs activies on and off the playing field and up to date fixtures are updated every day, to get into the clubs website is easy you just go into www.stpatricks.limerick.gaa.ie The Club is looking for your support on this Saturday evening when the club will be running a table quiz, teams of four and it's just €10 per person all prizes will be in cash and there will be spot prizes on offer as well so come along and support this event
Eamonn Phelan P.R.O.