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Claughaun wins Limerick Post Intermediate football   20/07/2011

Claughaun are the Limerick Post Newspaper City intermediate football champions following their 1-13 to 0-07 victory over last year’s champions Mungret. Earlier in the championship Mungret defeated Claughaun but this time round Claughaun had their home work done to defeat the home side Mungret in the City final. The victories Claughaun team and scorers are as follows Padraig Hickey, Robbie Hannon, Shane Mullally, Mark O'Halloran (Capt) Philip Judge (0-01), Pat McGarry, Brendan Smith, Thomas O'Grady (0-01 '45), Matt Costello (1-00), Tadhg Bennett (0-2), James O'Neill, Cian Byrnes, Gary Bateman (0-01), Tim Byrnes (0-05) and Gary O'Connor subs used were Adrian Healy (0-02), Emmett Harty (0-01), Rory Collins and Andrew Carey. City G.A.A. board vice chairman Jim Riordan presented the David Curtin cup to the Claughaun captain Mark O Halloran. The board would like to thank the Limerick Post Newspaper for their kind sponsorship for this competition.

In the Naughton’s Fuel & Oil Annacotty minor football championship Na Piarsaigh recorded a comfortable victory over Mungret 5-21 to 4-07 to record their fourth victory in this competition. In the Patsy Nicholas Bar Gerald Griffin St. City junior A hurling championship third round Pallaskenry had a ten points victory over Old Christians 4-10 to 0-12 at Clarina while at Pallaskenry Crecora opened their championship with a 4-11 to 2-13 victory over Patrickswell Crecora goals scorers were Dave Carroll, Brian Murphy, Stephen Donoghue and Enda O Shea. In the final game of the weekend championship hurling St. Patrick’s left it late to snatch victory over Na Piarsaigh 2-11 to 1-09 the Rhebogue can thank there late substitute David Hurley who stuck a late goal to secure victory and keep his side unbeaten. This weekend round four will continue with the following games taking place on this Saturday at Mungret with a 7.30pm throw the meeting of Ballybrown and St. Patrick’s will take place while at Clarina Old Christians will be looking for their first victory when they will face Patrickswell also at 7.30pm then on Monday evening at Rhebogue Crecora will be hoping to continue their run when they will take on Na Piarsiagh who will be trying to make up for their defeat from last weekend. In the Horse & Hound Bar Mulgrave St. City Junior B hurling championship round two games played last Monday evening Mungret recorded a huge victory over Kildimo 3-25 to 0-05 while at Childers Road the home team Claughaun were defeated by Monaleen in a very exciting championship game 4-09 to 3-08.

On this Sunday at noon round three of the Horse & Hound Bar Mulgrave St. City Junior B hurling championship will continue with Monaleen travelling out to Kildimo to take on the home side. Congratulations to the Limerick Footballers on their victory over Waterford last Saturday evening Limerick will now face Wexford this Saturday in the qualifiers round 4 of the All Ireland Senior Championship and the board would like to wish them the very best. Then on Sunday Limerick senior hurlers will face Dublin in the quarter finals of the All Ireland in Thurles the Board would also wish all involved the very best. At the recent meeting of the board chairman Paddy Verdon congratulated the Crecora and Na Piarsaigh clubs on their victory in the county hurling league finals Crecora in the junior B league over Cappamore and Na Piarsaigh in the all county senior league over Kilmallock.

Thanking You
Eamonn Phelan P.R.O.