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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.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Blackrock-Gaa-Club

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

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Blackrock-Gaa-Club


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.

Fixtures
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:

Minor
Justin O'Donnell
David Moloney
Adrian Gilligan
David Healy

U21
Pat Heffernan jnr
Richard McCarthy
Padraig Leahy

Junior B
Con Danagher
Pat McGrath
James Docherty
Brendan McCaughey

Senior
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.

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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.

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