Club News 2020

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Thanks to all lotto sellers for their work support over the year, and our patrons who continue to support us.

Due to the restrictions earlier in the year which resulted in postponement of the lotto for some weeks we held a draw for the pre paid lotto patrons in the membership/lotto offer.  We had 3 lucky dips of €50.

The winners were Ollie Herbert, Judith Bugler, Margaret Hennessy, Glebe Road.

The first lotto of 2021 will be on Wednesday 13th January, covid restrictions permitting, for a jackpot of €13,000.  We will be offering lotto for 2021 and membership of the adult club for €120 for adults and €100 for OAP’s.  contact the club or your local club officer for details.

It has been a very difficult year for the local population and indeed globally.  We hope for a better year for everyone later in 2021, when we can move freely around, and the matches hopefully will go back to normal.

Well done to our minors, U21’s, junior B’s and Senior team – County Cup winners this year.  Hopefully the junior B’s will get to finish their championship.  Well done to the Limerick teams this year, hurling and football, Senior hurling Munster and All Ireland champions, league champions, Senior football, league Division 4 champions, hurling minor Munster champions, the club represented by Jimmy Quilty Jnr, Daithi Heffernan, Sean O’ Neill, Killian Aherne in various Limerick teams, with Sean the proud holder of a Munster Minor medal won this year on the 20th December.

Well done to the Bord na nOg and Camogie teams who did very well in competition this year and best wishes for 2021 to the officers, players and team managements.

Best wishes to Hugh Murphy who will continue as PRO for the County Bord for 2021. We would like to thank all our sponsors this year, and our hardworking team managements, lotto committee and committee and everyone who helps out in the club.  Also this year we had volunteers helping with the GAA initiative during lockdown and thanks to our members who helped out.

Fintan Leahy, Chairman and the officers of the club would like to thank you all for your support for the year and we wish everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.  See you all next year, Carmel

December 16th

Limerick are All Ireland champions for 2020, what a fabulous way for us all to end a difficult year.  Huge congratulations to John Kiely and the fabulous Limerick team led by Declan Hannon.  What a fabulous team and what a fabulous acceptance speech by Declan.  It was a fantastic day, a very strange day for all of us who are normally at the matches.  Who knew the day was so long before a match.  We are so proud of you all and well done.

Well done to Chairman John Cregan and all the county board who have helped in facilitating the Championship which has brightened a very strange winter, special mention to Hugh Murphy PRO county bord.  Well done to all involved, including Griffins Coaches who again transported the team when restrictions lifted. 

Well done to the Limerick Minor hurlers and footballers winning their respective championship matches on Saturday V Cork and Waterford.  The hurlers are now in the Munster final and the footballers play the Munster semi final next Wednesday.  Well done to Sean O’Neill who played with the hurlers.  Best of luck in the next match

Hard luck to the Limerick U20’s who lost to Cork on Saturday after extra time,  well done to Jimmy Quilty who was corner back and Daithi Heffernan who was on the panel, best of luck in the future.

There was no winner of the club lotto held on Thur 8th, the numbers drawn were 5, 9, 21, 25.

The €40 went to Tara McCarthy, Vale View, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, the €20 went to Sinead Hourigan, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Billy Connors, Martinstown, Promotor, outside Centra,  Barry O’Shaughnessy, promotor Brendan O’Brien, Logan, Hazel, and Noah Ryan, Promotor TG Ryan

On Thursday 17th we will have the last lotto of the year with the usual draw for the jackpot of €13,000.  We will also have the Christmas lotto bonus prizes of €20 lucky dips x 10.  We will have a separate draw for the patrons who did the lotto/membership offer for the year in lieu of the missed weeks of the lotto due to lockdown.  These will be €50 x 3.

Anyone wishing to purchase 2021 offer of membership and lotto can contact the club re same-€120.

The official commemorative number plate for Liam 2020 is on sale in Essence, Kilfinane.  All proceeds go to the Limerick training fund.

Luimneach abu, enjoy your personal celebrations and stay safe.

December 10th

So Croke Park next Sunday.  Limerick Senior hurlers take on Waterford in the All Ireland hoping to win the Liam McCarthy cup for the second time in three years.  In the strange year that is covid 2020 there will be no supporters and the team, extended panel, management and back room team will have to do it without the loyal and many supporters.  We wish them all the very best of luck and will be shouting from our living rooms. The county has turned green and we hope the green will shine bright for the Christmas period as we hope to celebrate safely under the covid guidelines.

On Saturday Limerick u20 hurlers play Cork in the Gaelic Grounds at 4.30, included in the panel are Daithi Heffernan and Jimmy Quilty, best wishes to both players and the team and management.

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 3rd December, the numbers drawn were 5, 8, 9, 25.  The €40 lucky dip went to Jessie Morrissey, Ballyhoura Heights, Promotor Brendan O’Brien,

The €20 lucky dips went to Clara Cunningham, c/o Forest View, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Aishling Wallace, Chrissie O’Sullivan, Carmel and Tom Murphy, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Bridget Kelly, Kilfinane, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.

Next week the jackpot remains at €13,000 in the Pavillion.  The last lotto of 2020 will be on Wednesday 16th December.   There will be the annual Christmas extra lucky dips, ten lucky dips of €20. Also this year there will be a special draw for the patrons who had paid for the year in the lotto/membership offer in lieu of the weeks of lockdown when the draw did not take place. 

Congratulations to Oisin O’Callaghan who became a junior world champion in downhill mountain biking. There was a open air reception to mark this achievement on Sunday 6th in Ardpatrick.

Enjoy the match on Sunday and stay safe.

December 3rd

Huge congratulations to the Limerick Senior Hurlers and Management on reaching the All Ireland final on 13th December in the strangest of years 2020. The very best of luck to each and everyone involved.

Best wishes to Hugh Murphy PRO of the county board who will have a busy few weeks getting the programme together for the final and we wish him well.

The club AGM fixed for Thursday 3rd December has been POSTPONED as the covid restrictions have not be lifted to a level needed for a safe AGM. All officers have been returned unopposed and there are no motions for discussion. A new date will be announced for the AGM as soon as it is safe to have one.

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 27th November. The numbers drawn were 9, 16, 18, 23.
The €40 lucky dip went to David and Cliodhna Moloney, Promotor Monica Moloney
The €20 lucky dips went to Owen Donoghue, Kilfinane, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Valerie Carroll, Ardpatrick, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Simon Hennessy, Springlodge, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Elaine Tobin, Glebe Road, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.
The Jackpot remains at €13,000 on Wednesday 2nd at the Sportsfield Pavillion.

Our last lotto for 2020 will be held on Wednesday 16th December and we will have the extra draws for Christmas.

Stay safe and go green for Limerick for the next two weeks.

November 25th

Best wishes to the Limerick Senior hurlers as they face Galway in the All Ireland semi final on Sunday next.

Hard luck to the Limerick ladies footballers who lost the All Ireland Semi final to Fermanagh on Sunday.

Happy birthday to Mrs Hannah O’Sullivan in Ardpatrick who has reached 100 years of age.

Welcome home to Oisin O’Callaghan who recently became a Junior world champion in downhill mountain biking, Oisin has returned to Scoil Pol where he received a hero’s welcome during the week.

Well done to the GAA community who have honoured the 100 year anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park, special mention to the family of Tom Hogan of Dromin who died as a result of his injuries on this day, especially the O’Connor family, Lower Main St.

The club AGM is on Thursday 3rd December in the Michael Fox Memorial Park at 7pm, covid restrictions dependant.

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 19th November.
The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 13, 28.
The €40 lucky dip went to Catherine Sheehy, Murrins Cross, Promotor Centra
The €20 lucky dips went to Mike O’Dwyer, Black Road, Promotor Brendan O’Brien,
Kevin Griffin, Ballyhea, Promotor Carmel Murphy,
Jim Flynn, Ballinvreena Promotor Fintan Leahy,
Shane Gubbins, Glenosheen, Promotor Brendan O’Brien
The jackpot this week remains at €13,000 in the Pavillion.

November 18th

Congratulations to John Kiely and the Limerick Senior hurling team and management on winning back to back Senior Munster Championship titles, beating Waterford in a hard fought battle. On to the All Ireland Semi final at the end of November. The very best of luck!

There was no winner of the Club lotto held on the 12th November. The numbers drawn were 15, 18, 19, 21. There was no one even close. 

The €40 lucky dip went to Pat Ryan, Newcastlewest.  Promotor Bendan O’Brien

The €20 went to Pat Condon, Glenroe, Promotor Centra, Emma Clery, Flemingstown, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Clara Cunningham, c/o Forest View, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Rita Murphy, Promotor Harrys.

The jackpot remains at €13,000 on Wednesday 18th November.

The Club AGM will be held on Thursday 3rd December. 

November 11th

Best wishes to the Limerick Senior Hurlers V Waterford in Thurles Sunday next 15th November in the Munster final.

Hard luck to the Limerick Senior Footballers who narrowly lost to Tipperary and Limerick Senior Camogie team who lost to Kilkenny.

Final call at this time to buy a square on the patron board. Limited availability. Contact the club on 0872735458 for any queries.

The expected date for the AGM is Thursday 3rd December.  We will be governed by pandemic rules and guidelines.  Further details to follow.

There was no winner of the club lotto held on Thursday 5th. The numbers drawn were 6 8 17 30.  The €40 went to Patricia Roche, Treada na Ri, Promotor Breda Walsh

The €20 went to Lorraine Mulcahy, Ardpatrick. Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Margaret and Joe McCarthy, Parkview Hse, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Kerrie Murphy, Ardpatrick, promotor Carmel Murphy, Denis O’Connell, Cush, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

Next week the jackpot is €13,000, and will be held on 11th November in the Sportsfield. 

November 4th

Well done to all Limerick teams in competition this weekend. The Senior Footballers started the weekend with a win over Waterford on 31st October with a 2 -14 to 0 - 09 win. The Ladies Junior footballers beat Antrim 2- 08 to 1- 05 on Sunday followed by the Senior hurlers who beat Tipperary 3 - 23 to 2 - 17.

Next up for the hurlers is defence of our Munster title with a Munster final match V Waterford on November 15th.

The Ladies Footballers are now in the All Ireland Junior Semi final.

The Senior mens football team now play Tipperary in the Munster semi final on Saturday 7th in the Gaelic Grounds at 1.15.

Well done to Sean O’Neill who is on the panel for the Limerick Minor hurlers.  We hope to see this team in competition in the near future.

There was no winner of the Blackrock GAA lotto on 29th October held under covid restrictions.  The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 5, 14. 

The €40 lucky dip went to Dolly Williams, Ardpatrick, Promotor Harry’s.

The €20 lucky dips went to: 
Jack Moloney, Ballyroe Upper - Promotor Brendan O’Brien,
John Boles, West End - Promotor Con Danaher,
Kerrie Murphy, Ardpatrick - Promotor Carmel Murphy
Mary O’Brien Snr, Mountain View _Promotor TG Ryan.

The Jackpot remains at €13,000 with a new jackpot building up behind.  The next draw is on Wednesday 4th November.

October 29th

This week we are again congratulating Oisin O’Callaghan on his second world title in the downhill mountain biking.

It has been a fantastic weekend for the Senior hurlers and footballers, the hurlers beat Clare on Sunday last to win the quarter final of the Munster Championship and to retain the National league trophy 0-36 to 1-23.  The senior footballers beat Sligo on Saturday to win Division 4 of the National League and gain promotion to Division 3 for 2021, 1-16 to 1-14. 

The ladies footballers also won beating Derry in the Junior football championship 4-10 to 0-07, but unfortunately the Senior Camogie team suffered a loss against Waterford 2-15 to 0-09.

Best wishes to all the Limerick teams out next weekend, maybe it will be easier to watch a match on the TV next week, strange times. Stay safe folks.

The Limerick GAA draw for the car has been postponed due to covid restrictions and will now take place on 5th December.

There was no winner of the lotto held on 22nd October. The numbers drawn were 2 5 14 19.  The €40 lucky dip went to Holly Sheehy, Kilworth, Promotor Dave and Brid Sheehy

The €20 lucky dips went to Kevin Casey, Bosnetstown Promotor Fintan Leahy

Rick Green, Mountain View, promotor Breda Walsh

Rosaleen Griffin, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Mary O’Riordan, Bridge Cottage, John Walsh.

On the 28th of October the lotto jackpot will be €13,000 and will be held with covid restrictions in the Michael Fox Memorial Park.

October 22nd

Huge congratulations to Oisin O’Callaghan on winning the junior downhill world championship in mountain biking. Well done Oisin.

A limited number of squares are available for the Blackrock Supporters/Patron board.  As before it is €100 for one person, and €150 for 2 people or a family name.  Contact Carmel or Brendan with details if you are interested.

Best of luck to the Limerick teams about to take part in championship especially Jimmy Quilty with the U20 team and Sean O’Neill with the minor team.

Hard luck to the Limerick Senior Footballers and Camogie teams.

Isolation with covid; anyone awaiting test results must isolate until they receive the results. Symptoms and negative test, isolate until 48hrs symptom free, symptoms and positive test, isolate for 10 days, last 2 symptom free.  Deemed a close contact of a positive person -14 day isolation from date of contact, regardless of negative tests during this time, it can take 14 days to show symptoms.

Stay safe everyone.

There was no winner of the club lotto held on Oct 14th, the numbers drawn were 16, 20, 23, 27.

The €40 lucky dip went to Karen McCarthy, Kilfinane, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

The €20 lucky dips went to Stephen Moloney, Promotor Brendan O’Brien
Ann O’Donnell, Promotor Dave and Brid Sheehy
Marie, Steve, Jose, Phil, Promotor Mollys
George Laffen, Mountain View, Promotor Breda Walsh

The next lotto will be on the 21st Oct in the Pavillion. The jackpot is for €13,000.

October 15th

As per current covid restrictions all club matches are suspended for the moment.  We hope to play our south jnr b semifinal before too long.

We wish all county teams and our players involved the very best over the next few weeks.

If anyone has a motion for the county convention please forward to Carmel or Fintan for the club to consider.

Stay safe everyone.

There was no winner of the Blackrock GAA lotto on Wednesday 7th October.  The numbers drawn were 12, 18, 23, 26.

The €40 lucky dip went to James O’Doherty, Kilfinane Lands. Promotor Brendan o’Brien.

The €20 went to Willie Daly, Mountain View, Promotor Breda Walsh, Thomas McCarthy, Martinstown, promotor Brendan O’Brien, Kim Greensmith, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, John Hammond Promotor Neilus Hennessy.

The jackpot on 14th October will be €13,000.

October 8th

The Junior b hurlers play the South Semi final V Camogue Rovers on Mon 5th October. The Semifinal is on the 11th of October at 12.00 in Kilbready, hopefully we will be in and the opposition will be Hospital Herbertstown.

Well done to the Junior Camogie team who won the Junior A plate v Patrickswell on Sunday 4th on a scorelineof  3 -15 to 0 - 05.  Well done also to the under 11 and under 12’s winning over the weekend.

There was no winner of the club lotto held on the 30th September. The numbers drawn were 10 27 28 30.

The €40 lucky dip went to Noel O’Sullivan Mount Russell, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

The €20 lucky dips went to Noreen Lawlor, Promotor Breda Walsh, Tina Whelan, Promotor Harrys, Sean O’Sullivan, West End, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Paul Power, Main St, Brendan O’Brien. 

The Jackpot remains at €13,000 with a new jackpot growing in the backround. The draw is on the 7th October in the Pavillion.

October 1st

The Junior B hurlers will contest the South Semi final V Camogue Rovers on Monday night the 5th October in Kilbready, at 7.30pm.

Congratulations to the u16 who beat Mountcollins in the shield football final 7-06 to 4-03.U16 Football Shield Winners 20
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There was no winner of the club lotto held on 23rd Sept, the numbers drawn were 6, 11, 22, 25.
The €40 went to Kevin Palmer, Vale View, Promotor Brendan O’Brien
The €20 lucky dips went to Tina Whelan, Ballyorgan, Promotor Brendan O’Brien
Brian Hennessy, Laural Grove, Promotor Brendan O’Brien
Willie Daly, Promotor Breda Walsh
Stephen Moloney, Promotor Brendan O’Brien
The Jackpot on Sept 30th in the SportsfieldPavillion remains at €13,000 and the second jackpot has started accumulating.

September 24th

The championship year has sadly come to an end for our minor hurlers who lost the county A semifinal to Cnoc Gaels. The score at the finish was 2 -13 to 1 - 13. We battled hard and full credit is due to the team and management who put huge effort into the championship.  The team: Patrick Haugh, Michael John O’Dwyer, Sean O’Sullivan, Mark Duggan, Padraig Burke, Declan Gilligan Captain, Aidan Gilligan, Jimmy Quilty, Killian Aherne, Niall Fitzgerald, Ciaran Considine, Gavin Ryan, Sean O’Neill, Robbie O Keeffe, Blake O’Doherty, James Quinn, Jack Carroll, Brian Hennessy, Cian Gubbins, Sean O’Dwyer, Paddy O’Sullivan. Manager Justin O’Donnell, Selectors Adrian Gilligan, David Moloney, David Healy, First Aid Mike Duggan.

The Junior B’s continue to prepare for the semifinal of the South Championship, fixture TBC, and the Senior team will shortly be competing in the All County league.  Check the papers and facebook for fixtures.

Well done to the Junior Camogie team who beat Tournafulla 3 -13 to 3 - 07.

There was no winner of the lotto.  The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 4, 22.  The €40 lucky dip went to Jim Flynn, Ballinvreena Promotor Chrissie O’Sullivan, the €20 lucky dips went to Tara McCarthy, Vale View Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Helen Soundy, Vale View Promotor Breda Walsh, Betty O’Dea, Kilmurray Promotor Breda Walsh, James Doherty, Ballyroe Promotor Con Danaher.

Our lotto has reached its maximum as per our licence.  A new jackpot will be building in the backround for whenever the new jackpot is needed.

As the Limerick teams prepare for intercounty championship we wish all players and management the best of luck especially our own lads.

September 17th

On Tuesday 8th the Junior B hurlers completed the league section of the South Championship with a comprehensive victory over Knockainy 5-19 to 0-07. The team Mikey Duggan, Jordan Slattery, Vinnie Herbert, Kevin Hosford, Don Flaherty, Callan Ensor, Sheamie Ryan, Simon Hennessy, Dave Flaherty, James O’Doherty, Dave Healy Captain, Seanie Palmer, Barry O’Shaughnessy, Dave Carroll, Ken Douglas, Subs: Tommy Lee, Ben Soundy, Eoin Quinn, Niall Moloney, James McGrath, Alan Quane, Richie Fitzgerald.

The minor hurlers also won this week in the county quarter final beating near neighbours Coislea Gaels 2-14 to 0-19 on Friday night the 11th in Bruree. It was a very close contest and we were fortunate that the 2 early goals gave us a lead that we never lost during the game, it briefly became a drawn match but as the risk of extra time loomed we got a valuable one point lead to achieve a great victory.

The team: Patrick Hough, Mike John O’Dwyer, Sean O’Sullivan, Mark Duggan, Padraig Burke, Declan Gilligan Captain, Aidan Gilligan, Jimmy Quilty, Killian Aherne, Niall Fitzgerald, Ciaran Considine, Gavin Ryan, Sean O Neill, Blake O’Doherty, Jack Carroll, Robbie O Keeffe, James Quinn, Brian Hennessy, Cian Gubbins, Sean O’Dwyer, Paddy O’Sullivan.
We now progress to play Naomh Eoin/Cnoc Gaels on Wednesday 16th in Knocklong in the county A semi final. Come on the Rockies. We will have live updates on whats the scor app and on twitter and facebook.

Minor Quarter Final v Coislea Gaels

There was no winner of the lotto held on September 9th. The numbers drawn were 5, 11, 29, 30.
The €40 lucky dip went to Maura McAulliffe Promotor Centra
The €20 lucky dips went to David Gleeson, promotor Brendan O’Brien, Ed Douglas Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Catherine Beechinor promotor Carmel Murphy, Ethel Clancy Promotor Chrissie O’Sullivan
On Wednesday 16th the jackpot will be €12,950 in the Sportsfield Pavillion.

September 10th

This has been a good week for the Senior team winning the Senior County Cup against Monaleen 1-20 to 0-19.  Joint Captains Kevin Palmer and Paudie Leahy lifted the cup presented by County PRO Hugh Murphy. It was a match which saw regulars Richie McCarthy, Dave Moloney, Adrian Cooke and Brian Moloney missing from the starting 15 due to injury.  However Brian did come on as a sub for the injured Liam Walsh in the first half. 

The Team: Richie Murphy, Nigel Hosford, Colm O Keeffe, Simon Hennessy, Marty Farrell, Daithi Heffernan, Liam Walsh, Jimmy Quilty 5 points, Ian O’Brien 1 point, Kevin Palmer 2 points, Dylan Dawson 3 points, Barry O’Shaughnessy 1 point, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy 1 point, Gavin O’Loughlin 2 points, Paudie Leahy 1 goal and 4 points. Brian Moloney for Liam Walsh, Ciaran Considine for Barry O’Shaughnessy, James O’Doherty 1 point for Ian O’Brien, Liam Walsh for Colm O Keeffe. Mikey Duggan, Niall Moloney, Declan Gilligan, Vinnie Herbert, Kevin Hosford, David Healy, Aidan Gilligan, Colm O’Neill, Mike Roche, Darryl Crotty, Sean O Sullivan, Mike Heffernan, Ben Soundy.

Congratulations to Manager Jimmy Quilty, Selectors Aidan Fitzgerald, Eamon O’Sullivan, Peter O’Sullivan, Brendan O’Brien, S&C Cathal O’Neill. A lot of hard work and commitment has gone into this win. Well done to all 


The match is available to see on the facebook page and on the club website. Click here to watch the match on YouTube


The minor hurlers beat South Liberties/Crecora in the Minor A county Championship 5-19 to 3-08 on Tuesday, we took a while to settle but we played some fine hurling and finished well on top.

The Team: Patrick Hough, Mike John O’Dwyer, Sean O’Sullivan, Mark Duggan, Padraig Burke, Declan Gilligan, Aidan Gilligan, Jimmy Quilty 2 goals and 7 points,  Killian Ahern, Niall Fitzgerald, Ciaran Considine 2 goals and 8 points, Gavin Ryan, Sean O Neill 3 points,  Blake O’Doherty 1 goal, Jack Carroll, James Quinn one point,  Robbie O’Keeffe, Brian Hennessy, Cian Gubbins, Sean O’Dwyer, Paddy O’Sullivan.

Well done to the team and management Justin O’Donnell, Dave Moloney, David Healy, Adrian Gilligan. We play Cois Lea Gaels on Wednesday 9th in the county quarter final in Kilmallock at 6.30, Come on the Rockies.

The under 16 hurlers lost to Granagh Ballingarry on Sunday 6th putting up a spirited performance in the semi final of the shield Div 3 on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-07

The Team: Donnacha O’Dea, James Philpott, Brian Hennessy, Evan Lowe, Anthony Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Paddy O’Sullivan, Cian Gubbins, Killian Aherne, Sean O’Dwyer, Blake O’Doherty, Ewan McConaughney, Darragh Considine, Adrian Bequiri, Jack Carroll, Niall Ryan, Aidan O’Connor.

Well done to the team and management, Ben Murphy, Chris O’Doherty and Ollie Ryan.

The Junior B’s play Knockainy on Tuesday 8th in the last round of the league, we have topped the group and are through to the semifinal on the weekend of 3rd October. 

The Junior Camogie team of Blackrock Effin lost to Galbally on Saturday 5th 2-19 to 1-10.

Keep an eye on the papers, website and facebook for upcoming fixtures.

There was no winner of the lotto on Wednesday 2nd September, the numbers drawn were 7, 8 ,17, 21.
The €40 lucky dip went to Denis O’Riordan, Vale View, promotor Brendan O’Brien
The €20 lucky dips went to Helen O’Dea, Promotor Breda Walsh, Theresa Flynn, promotor Dugout, Maria Burke, Martinstown promotor Fintan Leahy, Elaine O’Toole Promotor Breda Walsh

On Wednesday 9th September the jackpot is €12,800 in the Michael Fox Memorial Pavillion. 

Some more photos from the Senior County Cup Final:


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September 3rd

On Tuesday 1st September the minors take on South Liberties/Manister in the County Minor A championship in Kilfinane at 6.30. 

On Saturday 5thSeptember the Senior hurlers take on Monaleen in the Senior cup in Caherconlish at 5pm.

On Tuesday 8th September the Junior B’s play the last of the league section of the South Junior B championship V Knockainy in Knockainy at 6.30.

As per current covid guidelines all matches are behind closed doors,  we will have live scores on the whats the scor app. Download from the app store. Also updates on facebook and twitter.

Best of luck to the Bord nanOg and camogie teams playing this week, information on the facebook pages.

Best of luck to everyone who returned to school this week, stay safe.

There was no winner of the club lotto on Wednesday 26th August, the numbers drawn were 1, 2, 9, 25.

The lucky dip of €40 went to Seamus Nunan, The Hostel, Promotor Centra

The €20 lucky dips went to, Fr Chris O Donnell, Adare, Promotor Dave and Brid Sheehy, Jimmy Quilty Jnr, Ardpatrick Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Mike Fitzpatrick, Kilfinane, Promotor Brian Carey, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Ballyroe Upper, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

The jackpot on 2nd September is €12,650 in the Sportsfield Pavillion.

August 27th

The Junior B hurlers continued on their winning ways by beating Camogue Rovers on Saturday last, on a score line of 1-15 to 1-10. After 3 rounds of the South Championship it is three wins from three. The team were James McGrath, Jordan Slattery, Vinny Herbert, Don Flaherty, Sean O’Sullivan, Mike Roche, Callan Ensor, Simon Hennessy, Sheamie Ryan, Dave Flaherty, Dave Healy, Aidan Gilligan, James O’Doherty, Barry O’Shaughnessy, Ben Soundy, subs Mikey Duggan, Dave Carroll, Darryl Crotty, Seanie Palmer, Alan Quane, James Quinn, Tommy Lee. We play Knockainy next. 

On Wednesday 26th our minor hurlers start their Championship playing Bruff in Bruff at 6.45. Best of luck.

The Blackrock Effin camogie teams had a fine win this week for the minors winning the shield final beating Mungret St Pauls 9-08 to 2-08. Well done. The juniors were unfortunately beaten by Adare 2-05 to 0-15.

The Blackrock Bord na nOg also had mixed fortunes, the u12’s had a good win but the u16’s were beaten in the rain in Athlacca.
Best wishes to all teams out this week.

Congratulations to Daithi Heffernan winning with UCC in the Cork Senior Championship V Imokilly.

There was no winner of the lotto held on Wednesday 19th. The numbers drawn were 2, 16, 19, 25.
The €40 lucky dip went to Fergal Fahy, Galway, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan,
The €20 lucky dips went to Flanagan boys , High Bridge Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Ned and Breda Sheehy, Glenroe, Promotor Dave and Brid Sheehy, Shane Roche, Kildimo Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Ben Murphy Snr, Promotor Brendan O’Brien. The lotto on Wednesday 26th will be for a jackpot of €12,500 in the Sportsfield Pavillion. 

August 20th

This week our minor hurlers play Bruff in Bruff on Thursday 20th August at 7pm.

The previously postponed Junior B match V Camogue Rovers is on Saturday 22nd in Kilfinane at 7pm.

The Senior hurlers play Monaleen on 5th September in Caherconlish at 5pm in the County Cup.

Well done to the Bord nanOg and camogie players who are winning away at underage levels

As several teams in the County now have confirmed covid 19 cases all fixtures are subject to change, so all changes will be on facebook and the Limerick GAA media outlets.

There was no winner of the lotto held on Wednesday 12th August.  The numbers drawn were 2, 21, 28, 29. 

The €40 lucky dip went to Rita Murphy, promotor Harry’s. The €20 lucky dip went to Michael Fitzgerald, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Ned Palmer Jnr, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Tony Roche, Ballyroe Upper, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Pat McGrath, Promotor McGraths Bar. The jackpot on Wednesday 19th August is €12,350, in the Sportsfield Pavillion

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received First Holy Communion this week, and best wishes to those getting Confirmation next weekend.

August 13th

The Junior B’s had a very good win over Bruree on Tuesday 4th August in the South Championship on a score line of 3-14 to 1-13. Playing against a very strong wind in the first half we were a point up at halftime but Bruree battled hard before we pulled away in the last 5 minutes. Next up is Camogue Rovers on Tuesday 11th. The team Mikey Duggan, Don Flaherty, Vinnie Herbert, Tommy Clifford, Niall Moloney, Mike Roche, Callan Ensor, Dave Healy Captain Declan Gilligan, Colm O Neill, Simon Hennessy, Dave Flaherty, James O Doherty, Barry O Shaughnessy, Ben Soundy, Subs Aidan Gilligan for Colm O Neill Dave Carroll for Simon Hennessy Sheamie Ryan for Dave Healy. Jordan Slattery, Eoin Quinn, James Quinn, Kevin Hosford, Sean O Sullivan, James McGrath. Well done lads. 

Well done to the U16 hurlers who beat Glenroe in the championship on Monday 3rd 0-15 to 1-11 in a very exciting match with a nail biting finish.The team Donnocha O’Dea, James Philpott, Gavin O’Connell, Anthony Kelly, Sean O’Dwyer, Brian Hennessy, Paddy O’Sullivan, Killian Aherne, Michael O’Dwyer, Cian Gubbins, Blake O’Doherty, Jack Carroll, Niall Ryan, Adrian Bequiri, Darragh Considine, Aidan O’Connor, Ewan McConaughey, Evan Lowe.

Junior B win over Bruree

August 13th news cont'd...

The U6’s and U8’s also won this week.
Well done to the Blackrock Effin camogie teams on their recent wins. The minors beat Na Piarsaigh on Monday 3rd 3-09 to 2-06, and the junior team beat Kileedy on Saturday 8th on a scoreline of 0-15 to 0-07

On Tuesday 11th Junior B’s play Camogue Rovers in the Michael Fox Sportsfield at 7pm.

Our Senior hurlers contest the Senior County Cup V Monaleen, dates and times to follow.

The Minor hurlers begin championship on Thursday 20th August V South Liberties Crecora or Bruff.

There was no winner of the lotto held on 5th August. The numbers drawn were 1, 14, 15, 22
The €40 lucky dip went to Ian O’Brien, Promotor Brendan O’Brien
The €20 lucky dips went to Kerrie Murphy, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Aishling O’Brien, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Aine Clancy, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Charlie and Lucy Cooke, Promotor Spruce and Willow.
Well done to all, the next lotto is on Wednesday 12th August for a jackpot of €12,200.

August 6th

It has been a hectic week of matches and a week of draws. On Saturday 1st August we played Garryspillane in the Senior hurling Championship and a fine performance resulted in a draw, with what appeared to be a perfect point waved wide. We were winning all the way through and were unlucky that we ended up with a draw. We now have to wait for the Garryspillane v Ballybrown match to see how we progress. The team; Richie Murphy, Nigel Hosford, Richie McCarthy, Brian Moloney, Marty Farrell, Daithi Heffernan, Liam Walsh, Jimmy Quilty, Ian O’Brien, Dylan Dawson, Gavin O’Loughlin, Paudie Leahy, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Kevin Palmer, Adrian Cooke, Colm O’Keeffe for Gavin O’Loughlin – injury, Ciaran Considine for Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Dave Moloney for Ian O’Brien, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy for Liam Walsh- injury. Subs Mikey Duggan Declan Gilligan Niall Moloney Barry O’Shaughnessy Simon Hennessy, James O’Doherty. Management Jimmy Quilty (Manager), Selectors: Aidan Fitzgerald, Eamon O’Sullivan, Peter O’Sullivan, Brendan O’Brien, S&C Cathal O Neill.


On Wednesday 29th we continued our run of draws with the U21 hurlers v Cappamore in Hospital at 7pm. In the pouring rain we had a draw at full time and again U21Blackrockafter extra time 3 -16 to 4 -13, unfortunately, we lost on penalties 4 to 3. Captain Callan Ensor gave a lovely speech after the match full of passion and pride. Management of Paudie Leahy, Richie McCarthy and Pat Heffernan Jnr put huge effort into looking after the team. Well done to all. The team; Mikey Duggan, Michael Brazzill Carroll, Sean Yonkie O’Sullivan, Aidan Gilligan, Callan Ensor, Daithi Heffernan, Gavin Ryan, Gearoid Lawlor, Declan Gilligan, Niall Fitzgerald, Danny Moloney, Sean O’Neill, Ciaran Considine, Jimmy Quilty, Colm O’Keeffe. Subs: Padraig Burke for Sean O’Sullivan – injury, Robbie O’Keeffe, James Quinn, Mark Duggan.

Our year is now over but all our players are playing minor, Junior B or Senior so plenty more hurling.
Well done lads, we are very proud of you.

On Mon 27th July the beaks – the Junior B hurlers put on a fine performance to beat Dromin Athlacca 5 -20 to 2 -08. Well done to captain Dave Healy and his team and the management of the Junior B team. Team, Mikey Duggan, Tommy Clifford, Vinny Herbert, Don Flaherty, Niall Moloney, Mike Roche, Callan Ensor, David Blackrock Jnr B 2020Healy, Declan Gilligan, David Flaherty, David Carroll, James O’Doherty, Ciaran Considine, Barry O’Shaughnessy, Ben Soundy, Subs James McGrath, Aidan Gilligan, Seamie Ryan, Colm O Neill, Kevin Hosford, Jordan Slattery, Eoin Quinn, Ken Douglas, Darryl Crotty. Extended panel: Gearoid Lawlor, Mike Heffernan, Jordan Soundy, Sean Palmer, Sean O’Sullivan, Tom Casey, Danny Moloney, Tommy Lee, Ritchie Fitzgerald, Alan Quane, Simon Hennessy, Declan Danaher.
We play Bruree on Tuesday 4th August in Kilbreedy at 7.30pm, and Camogue Rovers on Tuesday 11th August. Our minors play South Liberties on 14th August.

There was no winner of the lotto on Wednesday 29th July. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 9, 26.
The €40 lucky dip went to Ollie Ryan, Promotor Brendan O’Brien
The €20 went to Shane Roche, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Ronan Sugrue Promotor Brendan O’Brien, D&K O’Sullivan Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Jessie Morrissey Promotor Brendan O’Brien.
On Wednesday 5th August there will be a jackpot of €12,050 in the Sportsfield Pavillion.

Senior BR v GS Aug 2020 Richie McCarthy

SeniorBRvGSAug2020 Group


Photo Credit: Sport Action Photography

July 30th

The hurling is back with a bang, up senior without supporters and not the best of results for us. Ballybrown beat us 4-18 to 2-14. This week we play Garryspillane on Saturday 1st August at a venue to be decided at 7pm. Again Covid rules apply and we will have no supporters.

On Monday night the 27th our Junior B’s played Dromin Athlacca in the first round of the South Championship, and we won on a score line of 5-20 to 2-08. We play Bruree on Tuesday 4th August.

The U21’s play Cappamore on Wednesday in Hospital at 7pm in the county quarter final and if we win this we will be in the semifinal the following Wednesday 5th August.

There was no winner of the lotto held on Wednesday 22nd July, the numbers drawn were 1, 4, 6, 16.

The €40 lucky dip went to Clara Cunningham, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

The €20 went to Joe McCarthy, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Tom and Carmel Murphy, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Sheila McSweeney, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Jane Salmon, Promotor Con Danaher

On Wed 29th the lotto jackpot is €11,900. It will be held in the Sportsfield Pavilion.

The prediction sheets for the club championships have 4 people at the top with 14 points, Tim O’Sullivan, Conor Gilligan, James Doherty, and Aoife and Adam Leahy.

Best wishes to all teams playing this week, Blackrock Abu.

Blackrock v Ballybrown July 2020

July 23rd

Well we are finally about to play our first county senior hurling match for 23 years.  Best wishes to our dedicated and hardworking team and management, Joint captains Kevin Palmer and Paudie Leahy and the management team led by Jimmy Quilty. We play Ballybrown on Saturday 25th in Bruff at 7pm. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 restrictions our spectators will have to watch the live streaming of the match. Hopefully the grounds will be open soon for unrestricted numbers. Blackrock Abu. 

Thanks very much to the Sheehy family at Centra for sponsoring the new jerseys.

Well done to the U21 team who commenced the league phase of their championship with a fine win over Murroe Boher on a score line of 4-15 to 1-13.  We now progress to the quarter final, where we await results on the other side of the draw to see who our opponents are.  Well done lads.

There was no winner of the lotto held on 15th July. The numbers drawn were 12, 13, 20, 21.

The €40 lucky dip was won by Roisin Hennessy, Promotor Neilus Hennessy.

The €20 lucky dips went to Olive Weekes, Promotor Centra, TG Ryan, Promotor Breda Walsh, Heather and Davin Carey, Promotor Donie O’ Sullivan, Seoirse Bulfin , Promotor Donie O’Sullivan.

On 22nd July the jackpot will be €11,750 in the Sportsfield Pavillion.

Best wishes to everyone who has entered the Limerick championship forecast competition.  It will add some interest to the various championships over the next few weeks. Click here for the GoFundMe page.


U21 Championship Throw In July 2020

July 16th

There was no winner of the Blackrock GAA lotto on Wed 8th July. Numbers drawn were 2, 18, 23, 24.
The €40 lucky dip went to Marie Quane, Kilmurray, Promotor Harry’s.
The €20 lucky dips went to Anne Griffin, Ardpatrick, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Siobhan Nelson, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Angela Hanley, Promotor Centra, Sheamus Hennessy, Promotor Neil Hennessy.On July 15th the lotto jackpot is €11,600. The lotto will be held in the Sportfield pavilion. Tickets will be on sale in all the usual outlets and promotors apart from the pubs which hopefully will be back next week. There will be tickets on sale outside Harrys on Friday and Centra on Saturday. Spruce and Willow will also be selling tickets and we wish them well in their new venture. 

Congratulations to Dave Sheehy, Centra, who has won the Last Man Standing prize of €300. Well done Dave

Finally we are back to competitive matches with the u21 hurlers playing Murroe Boher in Kilfinane at 7.30 on Friday 17th.
On Friday 25th we play our first senior match in county championship since 1997. We take on Ballybrown in Bruff at 7pm. As per current information from Limerick GAA this match is an all ticket affair. Please see all media outlets to gain information on getting your tickets.

Best of luck to all our teams with the Junior B’s and minors still to take to the field. It is important that we all behave and stay safe coming up to these matches. Social distancing please.
Local businesses are trying to get back on their feet after lockdown and we wish all business in the area well. Please support.

July 9th

There was no winner of our Club lotto on Wed 1st July.  The numbers drawn were 9 10 17 18.

The €40 lucky dip went to Dylan Dawson, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

The €20 lucky dips went to Jack Murphy, c/o Dave and Brid Sheehy, Promotor Centra, Amanda O’Dea, Promotor Breda Walsh, Marie Burke, Promotor Fintan Leahy, Marguerite Murphy, Promotor Centra

Next week the lotto is on Wed 8th July in the SportsfieldPavillion for a jackpot of €11,450.


  • U21’s are the first back to competitive action on Friday 17th July V MurroeBoher in Kilfinane at 7.30.
  • Saturday 25th July we return to Senior hurling with our first match V Ballybrown in Bruff at 7pm.
  • Junior B hurlers are in action on Tuesday 4th August V Bruree.
  • Minors have a bye in the first round which is on Friday 7th

July 2nd

The club lotto returns on Wednesday 1st July.  It will take place in the Michael Fox Memorial Park with social distancing.  Tickets from usual outlets apart from the pubs. The jackpot is €11,350.

As restrictions ease and facilities open up we outline the GAA rules for the upcoming weeks, subject to change with instructions from the department of health. Click here to read guidelines.

Open pitches for Adult training - 24  June - Open for Minor and below from 27 June. Both of the above on a non-contact basis and on the understanding that players and all participants have completed the eLearning module and are following the control measures in place (health questionnaire etc).

On the basis of a maximum of 15 players in a designated area of the field (26 Counties) and 10 players in a designated area of the field (6 Counties) Coaching numbers for underage teams to be consistent with Code of Behaviour.

Phase 3 From 29 June - Allow contact training and challenge games for all from Monday, 29 June (26 Counties). We await guidance from the NI Executive in relation to Six Counties – non-contact training in the numbers outlined above in the interim. We also await clarification on what will constitute a close contact versus a casual contact. Restriction on participants only attending training sessions to be relaxed from June 29th – subject to government specified maximum of 200 people in the ground.

Astro turf facilities – for club members.   Hurling ball walls. Walkways – all control measures, bar the need to adhere to social distancing, removed.  Outdoor Handball Alleys.  Officer Training/Meetings (Subject to further guidelines on numbers and area of room being prepared by NHSC and issued to clubs

The following are allowed to open from June 29th providing Govt Regulations for relevant sector is followed and all required third party insurances and assurances are in place:  Bars serving food, Businesses operated by third parties using GAA premises under licence or lease, eg Creches or Gyms, Astro turf facilities - commercial usage, Playgrounds.

Phase 4 (from July 20th) - Club/County Gyms.  Allow Club Fixtures from Friday 17 July.  No change to inter-county dates (14 Sept for training; competitions to start on 17 Oct 17 as planned).

All control measures for players, coaches and other team personnel (completion of health questionnaire, eLearning education etc) is to remain in place until advised otherwise; dressing rooms to remain closed until 20 July.

Membership is now due.

Best of luck to all businesses reopening this week.  Shop local folks and support local business.

June 25th

The lotto resumes on Wednesday 1st July. All our sellers are back in action apart from the pubs who will resume later in July. If you availed of the offer for a years lotto, the weeks that had no lotto due to Covid 19 will be added to the end and you will be advised of your new finish date in due course.

The championship programme for our Senior, Junior B, U21 and minor hurlers will be commencing shortly, followed by the under age programme. At the moment the rules are changing day by day and after this weeks county board meeting we should have the draws, and fixture dates for all matches. See facebook and next weeks notes for all details.

June 18th

The walking track is open daily from 6pm to 10pm. Please observe the one way system and social distancing. No more than groups of 4 are permitted as per HSE guidelines. Please bring your own hand sanitiser.

The club lotto hopes to resume shortly. Currently club officers are completing the GAA online courses regarding Covid 19 and the safety of our members and club.

Training for players will recommence shortly as per GAA and HSE guidelines. With competitions to follow. All information will be posted on facebook and on our website as we receive it and in the club notes.
Stay safe.

June 11th

As we welcome a release of the restrictions from Covid 19, we look forward to the road map set out by the GAA for training matches etc for all ages of the club.

We will have information during the week as to how we will proceed.  Please see facebook, the Blackrock website and next weeks notes in the papers for more information.  We hope to have the walking track and the club lotto up and running shortly.

We hope to see ye all soon.

May 28th

Huge thanks to everyone who has supported our fundraiser for Pieta House, we are delighted to say that currently we have a total of €12,331 which will be presented to Pieta House in the next week. Thanks so much to everyone who supported us and to all the players and stand ins who enthusiastically did their bit for the fundraiser. Padraig Burke one of our minor hurlers won the jerseys so well done Padraig. Membership is still available – contact the GAA phone or a committee member. We hope ye are all staying healthy and well during the current restrictions.

May 21st

At a time when we have no sport, and very limited movement from our own area, the activity of the club over the weekend has been inspiring and uplifting for the club. We carried out a 48 hour runathon for Pieta House organised by the senior players and carried out by the players from the senior, Junior B, U21 and minor teams with a bit of help from management and officers and exiles oversea’s bringing an international feel to the event.  Huge thanks is due to joint captains Paudie Leahy and Kevin Palmer and Niall Moloney.  It was a fantastic achievement and the enthusiasm and commitment from all the players was inspiring. I only hope we have some hurling so that the teamwork, loyalty and fitness of our players can be used to the max.

Most importantly we have raised €11,401 on Sunday night the 17th for Pieta House and we are very proud to have raised this.  It could not have been done however without the financial support of the public and we are overwhelmed and delighted with the money raised, there is still time to increase the final tally. Our goal was raised twice during the 48hrs and we have made more than double our original expectations. Well done and huge thanks to everyone who donated. 

Hopefully the world will be a safer place with the funding of Pieta house. 

As we ease back on restrictions in the covid 19 battle I would ask everyone to move cautiously and stay safe.  We will have to learn to live with this virus and we need to stay away from risk until a cure and vaccine is secured.

Message from the Senior players

We have now completed our 48hr run for Pieta house, Kevin, Paudie & myself (Niall) finished the last slot at 7.30am, as it stands we have raised €10,060 which is unbelievably generous and a lot more than we expected, we would like to extend our thanks to everyone who filled the 96 running slots, to everyone who has shared liked and commented on posts & links throughout the week but mostly to the people who have continued their very generous support by donating. Also we would like to thank Carmel for running the Blackrock page and kept us updated throughout the weekend.

To Jimmy and the management of Blackrock Senior team who started all this and came up with this great idea.

The donation page will be kept open until next Friday so if you havn’t already donated there is still plenty time.

As a thank you to everyone who has donated we will be raffling,

1.Signed Limerick Jersey by the 2018 All Ireland champions.

2.Signed Blackrock Jersey by the 2019 PIHC.

This draw is for anyone who has donated or will do so in the coming week, for anyone who has donated anonymously will ye send a screenshot of confirmation to the Blackrock GAA messenger please.

Results of the draw will be at 9pm next Friday night.

To be in with a chance keep donating

May 14th


This weekend our hurlers will do a 48hour marathon for Pieta house.  From 7am on Friday to 7am on Sunday they will run or walk in 30 minute slots, to collect much needed funding for Pieta house who have helped so many people with their mental health concerns.

The players will do 30 minute slots on the walking track or at home for a continuous 48hr.  Please go onto the Pieta House link on Blackrocks facebook page to give what you can for this worthy cause.

We hope to have club hurling during the year if it is safe to do so. Stay safe everyone. See you all soon.

May 7th

May greetings to all our supporters and friends. Hopefully you are all well in these challenging times. We have copies of our matches from the Premier Intermediate championship from 2019 if anyone would like to relive last years matches, as we wait and hope for matches before the year is out.
We hope to see you all soon. Stay safe.

April 9th

There have been many sad deaths in the parishes over the last few weeks.  Sympathy to all local families who have been bereaved.

Volunteers are available if necessary to deliver shopping, prescriptions etc. Wishing everyone good health and see ye all in a few weeks. Stay safe everyone.

March 26th

We have no lotto results this week as the lotto is currently suspended until the Covid-19 crisis has settled.  The jackpot of €11,300 is waiting for some lucky supporter when we return.

Currently as per GAA and HSE guidelines the field and facilities remain closed to the public, to prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus.

We have many volunteers in the club willing to help members of the community who need assistance. Contact the club if help needed.

Club membership is due and can be paid to any member of the committee.  €40 for adult,  €20 for OAP and student.

March 19th

Belated Happy St Patricks day to everyone, I hope it was a pleasant day for all. These are strange times and new experiences for everyone.
There was no winner of the lotto held on 11th March, the numbers drawn were 3 5 21 27. The €40 lucky dip went to Sheena and Jack Kenny, Promotor Carmel Murphy, the €20 lucky dips have gone to John O’Brien, Vale View, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Shirley Fitzgerald, Ballinanima, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Siobhan Danaher, Ballinlyna, Promotor Con Danaher, Kelly and Zoe Walsh, Kilmallock, Promotor Breda Walsh.
The next lotto will be in Healy’s bar for a jackpot of €11,300. However it is with regret that we are postponing the lotto until the current covid-19 virus issue has settled. For the safety of our lotto family we have taken this decision. All tickets sold for this week will be entered in the next draw. All our many yearly lotto patrons will have these weeks added to their year at the end.
Limerick GAA have issued a statement postponing all championship matches due to be held in April. The county leagues will resume when approved by the Statutory bodies. All club activities have ceased while the current crisis remains and the field and facilities are closed to avoid the spread of the virus.We very much regret this disruption for all our patrons and we wish everyone the very best through this trying time.
Support local businesses when you can and best wishes to all local businesses which have had to close temporarily. Our thoughts also go to all people working with the public in all capacities. Stay safe people, and be courteous and kind to all.

March 12th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on the 4th March in McGraths bar. The numbers drawn were 8 17 23 29. The €40 went to Colette and Eirinn Promotor Breda Walsh, the €20 lucky dips went to Aileen Kelleher, Promotor Kellehers Bar, Jodie Walsh, Forest View, Promotor John Walsh, Pat O’Donoghue, Kilfinane, Promotor Healys Bar, John O’Sullivan West End, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan
On Wed 11th the lotto will be in McCarthys bar for a jackpot of €11,150.

The U21’s finally got their championship on the way this week with good and bad news. We put up a fine performance against Monaleen on Monday night on astro-turf under lights and heavy hail showers but came up short against a fine team. The final score was 3-07 to 3-16. On Sunday we had a well deserved draw against Adare in Kilfinane on a scoreline of 11 points each.
Next Sunday 15th we play Murroe Boher in Kilfinane at 12md. Please support this vital fixtureOn Tuesday 10th we play Glenroe in the 2019 South Intermediate final in Kilbready at 7.45pm.

Our Master fixture list is up on the website and on facebook.

Well done to all the Limerick teams who were playing at the weekend. Katie Hennessy and her Senior camogie team mates beat Dublin on Sunday, and congratulations to the Senior hurlers who head into the league semi final after a fine win over Waterford.

See facebook to join the club Limerick draw with Bord na nOg, or contact a bord na nOg officer.
For ongoing results on the last man standing run by the Senior club hurlers – it is down to the last 13.

March 5th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 26th Feb.  The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 13, 14. The €40 went to Mary O’Riordan, Ballyroe Upper,Promotor Harrys. The €20 went to Tara McCarthy, Kilfinane, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, John Quinn, Forest View, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Simon Hennessy, Spring Lodge, Promotor Brendan O’Brien,  Nicola and Brian Hennessy, Laurel Grove, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.

The next lotto is on Wednesday 4th March in McGraths Bar, for a jackpot of €11,000.

Once again the fixtures were cancelled due to poor weather conditions. The U21 match V Monaleen is now fixed for Monday 2nd March at 8pm in Rathkeale.  

Congratulations to Limerick Senior hurlers who beat Westmeath in the national league and best wishes against Waterford next week.

The proposed fixture list for the year is available to see on facebook and the Blackrock website. All fixtures are subject to change.

Well done to all our players who took part in the Scoil Pol musical last weekend.

February 27th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 20th February. The numbers drawn are 15, 22, 25, 27. The €40 went to Lydia O’Donnell, Ardpatrick. Promotor; Greenwood Inn. The €20 went to Aileen Kelleher, Kilfinane Promotor; Kellehers Bar, Dave Quilty, Ardpatrick Promotor; Greenwood Inn. Margaret Brazzill Buckley, Bosnetstown, Promotor; Centra, The Coughlan Family, Bohernagore, Promotor; Carmel Murphy. The lotto is on Wednesday 26th in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar for a jackpot of €10,850.

Again due to poor weather all fixtures were cancelled, currently we have no fixture for the 2019 South Intermediate final V Glenroe.

The u21 fixture programme now starts for us on Sunday 1st March v Monaleen in Monaleen at 12md, with the match v Adare in Kilfinane on Sunday 8th and also in Kilfinane v Murroe Boher on Sunday 15th. Please see facebook for updates to these fixtures.

Scoil Pol unfortunately lost the Munster final u191/2 C competition to Colaiste Treasa, Kanturk on a scoreline of 2 -14 to 2 -12. The boys put up a great performance, well done on a great year to Jimmy Quilty captain, and all the team and management.

Well done to the Limerick Senior Hurlers and footballers on fine wins in the league on Sunday over Cork and Wicklow. The ladies footballers drew with Offaly, unfortunately the Senior camogie team lost to Galway, with the junior camogie team having a nice win over Tyrone. Get well wishes are extended to Limerick and Doon hurler Richie English following injury to his cruciate ligament.
We will have details of the fixtures for Senior and Junior B leagues and championships in the next few weeks.

Best wishes to our players changing styles this week as they star in the musical in Scoil Pol ‘Blue Swede Shoes’ from Thursday to Sunday. Best wishes to all involved.

February 20th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on Thursday 13th Feb. The numbers drawn were 17 20 21 29.  The €40 went to Helen O’Flaherty, Fanstown, Promotor Breda Walsh.  The €20 lucky dips went to Katie Healy, c/o Healy’s, Hugh and Grandad, c/o Centra, Pa Collopy, Ardpatrick,  Promotor Carmel Murphy, Aidan Frewen, Ballylanders, Promotor Centra. On Thur 20th the lotto will be in the Greenwood Inn, for a jackpot of €10,700. 

Due to the poor weather all local fixtures were cancelled last weekend. 

This week’s fixtures

Wednesday 19th Blackrock V Glenroe, Intermediate South Championship final 2019. Venue to be decided.

Saturday 22nd Scoil Pol V Kanturk in the Munster post primary senior C hurling final in Ballyagran at 12md, refixture

Sunday 23rd Blackrock u21’s V Murroe Boher, in Kilfinane at 12md.  Best wishes to all teams and managements.

Also on Sunday 23rd Limerick Senior Hurlers V Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork at 2pm, Limerick Senior Camogie team V Galway, Limerick Senior Footballers v Wicklow, the ladies footballers V Offaly.

Best wishes to all teams and managements, especially Katie Hennessy with the camogie team.

All fixtures are subject to change due to weather conditions.  All updates will be on facebook and the Blackrock website.

Mrs Josephine Roche, Lower Main St has a significant birthday next week as she reaches her 100th birthday, huge congratulations to Mrs Roche, her son Tony and all the family.

February 13th

There was no winner of the club lotto on Wednesday 5th, the numbers drawn were 8 11 14 22.  The €40 lucky dip went to Lucy Mulqueen, Kilfinane, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, the €20 lucky dips went to Monica, Jack and Lily Moloney, Promotor Monica Moloney, Diarmuid, Padraig and Gearoid Lawlor, Promotor Centra, John Quinn, Forest View, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Brenda Carroll, Glenroe, Promotor Centra.

On Thursday 13th February the lotto will be in Healy’s for a Jackpot of €10,550.  All welcome.

Our u21 match V Monaleen was a casualty of the weather at the weekend and will be refixed by the county board, and we play Adare on Sunday 16th at 12md in Kilfinane. We would be delighted with your support.

Scoil Pol play the Senior C Hurling Munster final V Colaiste Treasa, Kanturk on Saturday 15th in Ballyagran at 12md. Best wishes to the team and management and especially the Blackrock boys on the team.

Well done to the Limerick Senior footballers who continue their winning ways in the league with a one point win over Carlow.

Best wishes to the Limerick Senior hurlers V Waterford next Saturday the 15th in the Gaelic Grounds at 7.30 pm.

Membership is now due, €40 for adult membership, €20 for student or OAP and social membership to cover use of the walking track.

February 6th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on January 29th. The numbers drawn were 3 5 22 25. The €40 went to Mattie Murphy c/o Centra, the €20 lucky dips went to Don Flaherty c/o Fintan Leahy, Marie McCarthy, Kilfinane Promotor Centra, Declan O Brien, High Bridge Promotor Peter O’Sullivan, Pat O’Connor Ballyroe Lr, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.The lotto on Wednesday 5th February is in McCarthys bar for a Jackpot of €10,400.

Our under 21 fixture V Adare has been postponed until following the sad passing of Sean O’Neills Grandfather Janey Gleeson. Sympathy to the O’Neill, Gleeson, McGrath and O’Connell families on his passing.

On Sunday 9th February our U21’s play Monaleen at 12md in Monaleen followed by the match V Adare on Sunday 16th in Kilfinane at 12.
The Senior hurlers play Glenroe in last years South Intermediate final on Wednesday 12th February.
Congratulations to the Limerick teams in the leagues on Sunday and especially Katie Hennessy who was midfield in the Limerick Senior Camogie team.
Congratulations to the Scoil Pol ladies footballers winning their semi-final V Newcastlewest, they now contest the Munster final, as do the U19 boys who play their munster final on Saturday 15th February.
Membership is due, €40 per adult, €20 for student or OAP. The offer of membership and a year’s lotto ticket continues for €120, contact the secretary for details.

January 30th

There was no winner of the lotto on Wednesday 22nd. The numbers drawn were 16 18 20 30. The €40 lucky dip went to Damien Lee, Ardpatrick, Promotor Greenwood Inn.
The €20 lucky dips went to James O’Sullivan , Thomastown, Promotor Neilus Hennessy, Mary O’Brien, Mountain View, Promotor TG Ryan, John O’Sullivan, West End, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Ned English, High St, Promotor Centra. The next lotto on Wednesday 29th is in McGraths Bar for a jackpot of €10,250.

The u21 hurlers start their campaign on Sunday next the 2nd of February in Kilfinane at 12mid day, against Adare in a new all county championship. Please come and support our hurlers of the future. Best wishes to the team and management.

Congratulations to Scoil Pol u19’s who beat Glanmire Gael Scoil in the Munster semi final , in Ballyagran on Saturday 25th on a scoreline of 3 17 to 3 10. The final is on in a few weeks, keep an eye on the fixtures.

Well done to the Limerick Senior hurling and football teams on fine wins in the first round of the National league and best wishes next weekend.

As some of our hurlers continue to juggle training with drama, we wish both the Ardpatrick and Kilfinane drama groups best wishes in their second weekend of performances.

Former club player Darragh Hayes and his sister Edel wife of former club Secretary Richie Cooke have opened a coffee shop in Ardpatrick. Best wishes with your new venture - Spruce and Willow.

 January 23rd

There was no winner of the club lotto on the 16th January, the numbers drawn were 8 15 18 21.  The €40 lucky dip went to Siobhan Nelson, Thomastown, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.  The €20 lucky dips went to Teresa Carroll, Cois Sruthain, Promotor Centra, Sean Parkinson, High St, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Katie Healy, Kilfinane, Healys Bar, Megan and Nora Sheehy, Glenroe, Promotor Centra. The Jackpot is €10,100 on the 22nd January in O’Shaughnessy’s bar.

Congratulations to Scoil Pol U19’s in the Munster Under 19C hurling championship V Ennistymon on a scoreline of 4 23 to 1 18.  Well done to Colm O’Keeffe on scoring a hat trick of goals. 

Congratulations to Oisin O’Callaghan on being awarded the Limerick Leader/Strand Hotel sportsperson of the month for December.

Well done to Dan Goggin and his Munster team mates on the win today as they depart the European Cup competition, best of luck in the Pro 14.

Our managements are in place, and we should have the Master fixture list in the next few weeks. Will keep you posted.

Best wishes to all our players involved with the county teams as they continue training for the season ahead.

Best wishes to the drama groups of Ardpatrick and Kilfinane as they take to the stage on Thursday 23rd especially to our players and members involved in both groups. Break a leg.

Best wishes to Griffins coaches who celebrate 25 years in business.  Thanks for the lovely memories on facebook in the picture gallery for over the 25 years.  It is 10 years since we won the Junior Hurling All Ireland and hopefully the winners of this weekends All Ireland competions enjoy their wins as much as we did.

January 18th

Following the committee meeting held on 17th of January the following team managements were proposed:

Justin O'Donnell
David Moloney
Adrian Gilligan
David Healy

Pat Heffernan jnr
Richard McCarthy
Padraig Leahy

Junior B
Con Danagher
Pat McGrath
James Docherty
Brendan McCaughey

Jimmy Quilty
Brendan O'Brien
Eamon O'Sulliavn
Peter O'Sullivan
Aidan Fitzgerald

Thanks for the support and hope we will achieve good performances and many thanks to all those who
agreed to take up the club call and fill all the positions with all the teams.

January 16th

There was no winner of the weekly lotto held on Thursday 9th January.  the numbers drawn were 12 20 22 24.  The €40 lucky dip went to Tara McCarthy, Vale View, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.  The €20 lucky dips went to Dan O’Brien c/o Kellehers, Derry Hurley, Dublin c/o Ber O’Shaugnessy, Ita O’Brien, Mountain View, Promotor TG Ryan, Aisling O’Brien, Cush, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.  The lotto is in The Greenwood Inn on Thursday 16th for a jackpot of €9,950.

Congratulations to the Limerick Senior Hurlers and Footballers for the fabulous wins over Cork on Saturday 11th in the Coop Munster league and the McGrath Cup.  The National leagues start in two weeks time and best wishes to both Limerick teams.

January 9th

We have had a busy start to the new year. The annual long puck was held on New Year’s day with 23 teams competing for the fewest number of pucks from Muirins Cross to Ardpatrick. The winners with 31 shots were Paudie Leahy, Kevin Palmer, Gavin O’Loughlin and Richie Murphy, they very kindly gave the prize money of €100 back to the club as did 2nd placed Richie McCarthy with his county team mates from Doon who had 32 shots. Teams also attended from Pallasgreen, and Ballyhea as well as several ladies teams and juvenile teams.

Joy Walsh, Niamh, Grace and Sinead O’ Shaughnessy won the ladies competition with Joy also winning the longest first shot. Her Partner Brian Moloney won the mens first shot. And Emma Walsh and Ruairi O’Shaughnessy were awarded the shortest first puck.  The Juvenile winning team were Conor Gilligan, Jack Cronin and Dylan Power.  A great day was had and refreshments were in the Greenwood Inn until late in the day.

On Friday night the 3rd January the Victory Dinner dance was held in the Woodlands where a lively 170 patrons celebrated until early morning.  We were joined by County Chairman John Cregan and the Limerick Senior Captain Declan Hannon for the presentation of medals and awards. MC for the night was Seoirse Bulfin who entertained us all with his stories. The team were presented by their medals by Declan Hannon, the man of the match awards and player of the year awards were presented  by John Cregan who gave an uplifting speech as we all look forward to the year ahead.

Senior player of the year                                         Dave Moloney

Young player of the year                                         Marty Farrell

Most improved player                                             Simon Hennessy

Man of the Match v Mungret                                 Dylan Dawson

Man of the Match v Kildimo Pallaskenry               Paudie Leahy

Man of the Match V Kildimo Pallaskenry replay   Dave Moloney

Man of the Match V Fr O’Neill’s                             Ruairi O’Shaughnessy

There were awards also for outstanding contribution to the club for Lotto coordinator Breda Walsh, Breed Sheedy and Brendan O’Brien which were presented by Club Chairman Fintan Leahy.

Presentations were made to Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty Jnr who won Munster medals with Limerick in 2019. And tributes were made to Richie McCarthy as he retires from Limerick Senior hurling but thankfully not from the club.

The dinner was fabulous as always in the Woodlands and we danced the night away to Footloose and Neil Hennessy.   Lovely hampers from Centra and Effin cheeses were raffled on the admission ticket.

Many thanks to everyone who supported the night and we thank the photographers Ita West and John Mortell for the lovely photos on the night. Thanks to the Woodlands for a lovely venue and dinner.


As we settle into 2020 the lotto returns on Thursday 9th January in Healy’s bar. There is an offer of lotto and membership for the year for the sum of €120. If you want to avail of this offer contact a member of the committee or contact the club phone on 087 7710091 or email the club This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or contact secretary Carmel Murphy. Required are your 4 numbers and your phone number.

Congratulations to the Limerick Senior hurling and football teams who are both in the Coop superstores Munster League finals next Sunday 12th January. Best wishes to both teams.

Back in action soon will be our U21’s and we will have updates of the Master fixture list in the next few weeks.

January 2nd

There was no winner of the last lotto of 2019 held on Wednesday 18th December.  The numbers drawn were 6 24 28 30The €40 lucky dip went to Jessie Walsh, Forest View. Promotor John Walsh. 

The €20 lucky dips went to Joan and Sean O’Riordan, St Annes Tce, Promotor Centra. 

Kyron O Donnell, Vale View, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan. 

Josh, Mattie and Jamie, Ballyroe Promotor Donie O’Sullivan,

Ned Sheehy, Spittle Glenroe Promotor Centra

Our Christmas extra lucky dips €20 x 10 prizes

Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Ballyroe Upper Promotor Brendan O’Brien

Shannon O’Doherty, Vale View, Promotor Mollys

Marie Burke, Glentara, Promotor Fintan Leahy

Linda Torpey, Kilfinane, Promotor Harrys

Tommy Murphy, Promotor Centra

Noreen Lawlor, Promotor Breda Walsh

Ben Murphy and Dave, Promotor Centra

Jane Salmon, Promotor Con Danaher

Margaret McCarthy, Park View House, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

The Watsons, Promotor Mollys

We now take a 2 week break and the next draw will be on Thursday January 9th in Healys Bar.

The lotto has financed the club over many many years and we would like to give a big word of thanks to all our lotto sellers, and venues for their help over the years.  However Breda Walsh the lotto coordinator and Breed Sheehy must get huge thanks for the commitment and work they put in every week to oversee and run the lotto. 

The long puck takes place on Wednesday 1st January at 12pm.

Many people have made the club a success over the last year and we celebrate with our dinner dance on Friday 3rd in the Woodlands.  We would love to see you all there to start the new year off in style.  Music is by Donie O’Sullivan and Footloose, and Neil Hennessy is the DJ afterwards.

Best wishes to Limerick Senior hurlers V Clare in the Munster league Semi final on Sunday 5th January in Six mile Bridge at 2pm

On behalf of Blackrock GAA may I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.