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Our minor hurlers finished in the South Championship semi-final stage on Monday 7th with a defeat to Cnoc Dubh Gaels on a score line of 1 14 to 3 18. Well done to all our hardworking minors and management.

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Well done to the Blackrock Effin Junior B Camogie team who have beaten Killeedy in the County semi-final 4 09 to 3 05. Mungret will be the opposition in the final. Best of luck to everyone involved.

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Well done to the Scoil Pol teams currently in competition.

The upcoming Premier Intermediate final replay will be in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday 26th October at 3.30 pm.

Our website is up and running. Log in to see club information etc. blackrockgaa.com. If you have any suggestions for the website we would be delighted. The Bord na nOg and the camogie club have links to it also. So have a look.


October 10th

The Premier Intermediate county final V Kildimo Palliskenry ended in a draw 18 points each. Captain Paudie Leahy scored 11 points, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy and Daithi Heffernan scored 2 each and Dave Moloney, Kevin Palmer, and Adrian Cooke scored a point each. We were ahead all through the match with Kildimo finally drawing level in the 3rd minute of injury time. We went down to 14 men in the 48 minute and fought hard to hold on for a draw. The replay will be Saturday the 26th October in the Gaelic Grounds at 6pm.  Well done to the team and management on a fine performance, huge credit is due to the 33 man panel and backroom team for the hard work put into to achieve this display.  

Team; Richie Murphy Ian O’Brien Richie McCarthy Simon Hennessy Marty Farrell Brian Moloney Liam Walsh Dave Moloney Paudie Leahy Captain Ruairi O’Shaughnessy Kevin Palmer ViceBRCountyFinal19 Captain Dylan Dawson Adrian Cooke Gavin O’Loughlin Daithi Heffernan Subs Dave Healy Nigel Hosford Don O’Flaherty Kevin Hosford Barry O’Shaughnessy David O’Flaherty Colm O’Keeffe James O’Doherty Shaun Murphy Sean Palmer Callan Ensor Vincent Herbert Ben Soundy Mike Heffernan Niall Moloney Mikey Duggan Jordan Soundy Danny Moloney

Our under 8’s, 10’s and 12’s played Kildimo Palliskenry at half time of the county final in the Gaelic Grounds.  Proud to say we won all the matches and what a great venue for our small boys and girls to be playing in.  well done to Bord Na nOg for the fine turnout.

Many thanks to our sponsors and everyone who wished us well personally or through the features in the papers.  Thanks to Pat Moloney, John Mortell and Tom Murphy who have been photographing our teams and events throughout the year.  It is lovely to have the memories.

A huge thanks to all our fantastic supporters at the final on Sunday and throughout the year.  The noise and colour was amazing, adding to the atmosphere at the match. Thanks to Niamh O’Shaughnessy for the suggestion to pick a section for our Supporters to sit and create this atmosphere, colour and noise.  So again the next day we are saying section 107 or thereabouts (may change on the day if the section is full, will keep ye updated on facebook).  Bring the colour and the noise. 

The minors play the South Semifinal on October the 7th against Cnoc Dubh Gaels.  Hopefully by the time ye read this we will be in the South final V Coshlea Gaels on Saturday 12th October.

See papers and facebook and twitter for up to date fixtures and log onto “Whats the Scor” app for the scores in our matches as it happens.  See also our website www.blackrockgaa.com, thanks to Elaine Goggin for maintaining the website.

There was no winner of the club lotto on 2nd October.  The numbers drawn were 12 24 26 29.  The €40 lucky dip went to Aisling Murphy, Ardpatrick. Promotor Harry’s.  the €20 lucky dips went to;

Martin Hennessy, Vale View Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, David Healy, Promoter Healys Bar, Alan and Caroline Walsh, Treada Na Ri, Promotor Breda Walsh, John O’Brien Vale View Promotor Donie O’Sullivan.

On October 9th the lotto will be in McCarthy’s Bar, for a jackpot of €8150.

Well done to the Scoil Pol teams who are in action currently and doing well, more details next week.

Also well done to the Junior cert boys and girlsl from the parishes who received fine results last week. Best wishes for the future.

Blackrock Abu.  Come on the Rockies.


October 3rd

All roads lead to the Gaelic Grounds next Sunday 6th October for the Premier Intermediate County final V Kildimo Palliskenry at 13.45.  Best of luck to the team, and management. The parishes are bedecked with green and white flags banners etc, please put out your colours for the boys.  Come on the Rockies.

The minor hurlers played Bruff in the playoff replay on Monday night the 30th September, winning on a scoreline of 5 17 to 3 12. Well done to all.  Team Brian Hennessy Michael Brazill Carroll Sean O’Sullivan Padraig Bourke Mark Duggan Declan Gilligan Gavin Ryan Jimmy Quilty Aidan Gilligan Shane O’Sullivan Colm O’Keeffe Ciaran Considine Robbie O’Keeffe Sean O’Neill Danny Moloney Conor O’Leary Killian Aherne Niall Fitzgerald James Quinn Killian Byrne. We now play Knockainy in the Semi Final.

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 25th September.  The numbers drawn were 4 7 9 19.  The €40 went to John J Ryan, Elton. Promotor Centra.  The €20 lucky dips went to Dom Hayes, Martinstown, Promotor Breda Walsh, Tom and Carmel Murphy, Ardpatrick, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Brid and Marguerite, c/o Centra, Peter O’Sullivan Promotor Breda Walsh.  On Wed 2nd October the lotto will be €8000 in McGraths Bar.

Well done to the U6 hurling team who won all their matches in a blitz in Knockainy, and the u14 girls winning the Charleville inter club tournament. All the under age camogie and bord na nOg teams are going well currently. Well done to all.

Hard luck to the u12 boys who lost the hurling county final to Feohanagh Castlemahon.

Congratulations to Jimmy Quilty and Henry McCarthy winners in the Limerick GAA draw. Congratulations also to Ardpatrick, Kilfinane and Glenosheen villages on fine showings in the tidy towns competition.


September 26th

There is great excitement around the parishes of Kilfinane and Ardpatrick this week as we head for the Premier Intermediate county final.  In the county semi-final held on Saturday 21st BRCountySemiFinal19September we beat Mungret St Pauls on a score line of 3 18 to 2 12.  Goals from Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Adrian Cooke and Kevin Palmer and eleven points from Captain Paudie Leahy helped to secure victory.  We came back from 10 points behind at one stage in the first half against a very strong wind, finishing the first half with a goal and a point to go into the break 6 points down.  In the second half with the wind behind us we scored 2 13 to 4 points to win by 9 points.  The team was Richie Murphy Ian O’Brien Richie McCarthy Simon Hennessy Marty Farrell Brian Moloney Liam Walsh Dave Moloney Paudie Leahy Captain Ruairi O’Shaughnessy Gavin O’Loughlin Adrian Cooke Dylan Dawson Kevin Palmer Daithi Heffernan Subs Dave Healy Nigel Hosford Kevin Hosford Don O’Flaherty David O’Flaherty Barry O’Shaughnessy Sean Palmer James O’Doherty Colm O’Keeffe Callan Ensor Ben Soundy Shaun Murphy Mike Heffernan Vincent Herbert Mikey Duggan Niall Moloney Danny Moloney Jordan Soundy.  Well done to all involved.  We now play Kildimo Palliskenry in the final on Oct 6th.

The minors drew with Bruff on Sunday 22nd September in the play off for a place in the semi final of the South Championship v Knockainy. The team were Brian Hennessy, Michael Brazill Carroll, Padraig Burke, Sean O‘Sullivan, Mark Duggan, Declan Gilligan, Gavin Ryan, Jimmy Quilty, Aidan Gilligan, Shane O’Sullivan, Colm O’Keeffe, Ciaran Considine, Danny Moloney, Niall Fitzgerald, Killian Aherne, Conor O’Leary, Robbie O’Keeffe, Killian Byrne, James Quinn, Sean O’Neill.  See facebook for replay details.

There was no winner of the lotto held on Thursday 19th September, the numbers drawn were 6 12 21 24.  The €40 lucky dip went to Jack and Danny Hanrahan, Galbally Promotor Donie O’Sullivan.  The €20 lucky dips went to Patricia Roche, Treada Na Ri, Promotor Breda Walsh, Ned and Nora Sheehy, Glenroe Promotor Centra, The Brazill Boys, Tipperary Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Katie and Hazza Freeney, Kilmallock Promotor Greenwood Inn. The Jackpot is €7,850 on Wednesday 25th September in O’Shaughnessys Bar.  Thanks for your support.

See papers and facebook for up to date fixtures. And follow the club on facebook, twitter and the Whats the Scor App for live scores during our matches.


September 19th

It was a weekend when we had many teams and players of all ages in action. Mixed fortunes, so I will start with the good news. The Premier Intermediate team put in a fine performance to beat Bruree in Round seven of the championship to leave us with 8 points on the table and qualifying for the semi-finals in third place, we won on a scoreline of 3 18 to 0 12.  Goals by Gavin O’Loughlin in each half and a goal by Dylan Dawson kept us ahead for the whole match. The team lined out as follows Richard Murphy Ian O’Brien Richie McCarthy Simon Hennessy Marty Farrell Brian Moloney Liam Walsh Dave Moloney Paudie Leahy (Captain) Ruairi O’Shaughnessy Gavin O’Loughlin Adrian Cooke Dylan Dawson Kevin Palmer Daithi Heffernan. Subs Dave Healy Nigel Hosford Kevin Hosford Don Flaherty Barry O’Shaughnessy Sean Palmer David Flaherty James O’Doherty Colm O’Keeffe Callan Ensor Shaun Murphy Ben Soundy Danny Moloney Niall Moloney Jordan Soundy Micky Duggan Vinny Herbert Mike Heffernan. Well done to the players and management Jimmy Quilty Adrian Gilligan Aidan Fitzgerald Eamon O’Sullivan Peter O’Sullivan Brendan O’Brien on the work and effort put into getting to the semi final.

Unfortunately some of the teams out at the weekend were not so fortunate.  The understrength Junior B team lost to Garryspillane on a score line of 2 15 to 1 14 in the South Semifinal.  The team fought hard but was not to be on the day. The team lined out as follows Declan Danaher Sheamie Ryan, Kevin Hosford Jordan Slattery Mike Roche Vinnie Herbert Gearoid Lawlor Mike Heffernan Colm O’Neill Ben Soundy Dave Healy Callan Ensor Danny Moloney Ken Douglas Darryl Crotty Subs Eoin Quinn Neil Hennessy Alan Quane Kevin Farrell, players missing for this match were Pat Heffernan Jordan Soundy Paudie Lawlor Mikey Duggan Tommy Clifford.  Manager Con Danaher TG Ryan James Doherty. Well done for all the effort put in during the year.

Also losses last weekend for the U 16 hurlers V Kilmallock inn the county final, the minor camogie team lost to Kilmallock/Bruff and the U14 camogie team lost to Granagh Ballingarry. 

The under 12 boys won their hurling county league semi final v Ahane and are now in the county league finals of hurling and football.

There was no winner of the lotto held on the 11th September, the numbers drawn were 3 20 23 25, the €40 lucky dip went to Fr Chris O’Donnell, Adare, Promotor Centra.  The €20 went to Harry Donegan , Mitchelstown Promotor Breda Walsh, John and Dave c/o Centra, Dave Quae, Glenroe Promotor Neilus Hennessy, Patrick Sheehy, Murrinscross, Promotor Centra.

Next week the lotto jackpot is €7,700 on Thursday 19th in the Greenwood Inn.

On Saturday 21st September the Premier Intermediate team play Mungret St Pauls in the Premier Intermediate semi-final at 2pm in Kilmallock.  Come on the Rockies.   The minor hurlers are currently in a three way playoff in the South Championship, fixtures to follow.


September 12th

There was no winner of the club lotto on 4th September.  The numbers drawn were 5 20 22 24

The €40 went to Don Flaherty Promotor Fintan Leahy

The €20 went to Helen Soundy, Vale View, Promotor Breda Walsh, Tom and Carmel Murphy, Ardpatrick, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Margaret O’Rourke, Ardpatrick, Promotor Neilus Hennessy, The Coughlan family, Bohernagore, Promotor Carmel Murphy

The next lotto will be held in Healy’s Bar on Wednesday 11th for a jackpot of €7,550.

On Saturday next the 14th September the Premier Intermediates play Bruree in Kilmallock at 3.30pm.  All four matches in the competition take place at the same time.  Winner takes all in this match, the winner will be in the last four of the competition. Depending on results a draw may be enough but hopefully we will get the win. 

The Junior B’s are in the semi-finals of the South Championshp, with Bruree, Garryspillane and Camogue Rovers.  The minor hurlers competed in Group 1 of the South Championship, and are now in a playoff with Coshlea Gaels and Bruff.  See facebook or papers for the draws and fixtures .

Hard luck to the Limerick Premier Junior Camogie team who lost the All Ireland final to Kerry on Sunday last.  Well done on a fine performance to the team, management and to the County Chairperson Liz Hennessy and her committee on a successful year for Limerick Camogie.


September 5th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 28th August.  The numbers drawn were 2 22 28 29.  The €40 went to Mary Ann Mc Donnell, Ballylanders, Promoter Post Office.  The €20 went to Megan and Nora Sheehy, Glenroe, Promoter Healy’s Bar, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Thomastown, Promoter Brendan O’Brien, Chrissie O’Sullivan, Lr Main St, Promoter Chrissie O’Sullivan, Statia Cleary, West End, Kilfinane, Promoter Breda Walsh.  The next lotto is in McCarthy’s bar on Wed 4th September for a jackpot of €7,400.

It has been a good week for the premier intermediate team, beating Dromin Athlacca 1 18 to 1 12.  The team lined out as follows, Richard Murphy, Ian O’Brien, Richie McCarthy, Simon Hennessy, Marty Farrell, Brian Moloney, Liam Walsh, Dave Moloney, Paudie Leahy, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Gavin O’Loughlin, Adrian Cooke, Dylan Dawson, Kevin Palmer, Daithi Heffernan, David Healy, Nigel Hosford, Kevin Hosford, Don O’Flaherty, Barry O’Shaughnessy, Sean Palmer, David O’Flaherty, James O’Doherty, Colm O’Keeffe, Callan Ensor, Shaun Murphy, Ben Soundy, Danny Moloney, Niall Moloney, Jordan Soundy, Mikey Duggan, Vincent Herbert, Mike Heffernan.

The last match in the league stages of the competition takes place on Saturday 14th September at 3.30 in Kilmallock when we play Bruree, at which time the other 3 matches also take place.  As ourselves and Bruree are equal on points the winner of this match will be in the last four.  The very best of luck to our team and management who have put huge effort in training.

Best wishes to the Limerick Junior Camogie team who play Kerry in the All Ireland final next Sunday in Croke Park.

See papers and facebook for fixtures. The Junior B team and the minor hurlers will all be out in competition in the next week or so.


August 29th

There was no winner of the club lotto on 21st August.   The numbers drawn were 5 6 19 30.  The €40 lucky dip went to John and Dave. c/o Centra.  The €20 lucky dips went to Tom and Carmel Murphy, Ardpatrick Promotor Carmel Murphy, Kittty McCready, c/o Etna Promotor McGraths bar, Leslie Cregan Treada Na Ri, Promotor Brian Carey, Joan O’Dwyer Promotor Centra.

On Wed 28th the lotto will be in McGraths, for a jackpot of €7,250.

The Minors were busy this week with two wins from two on Tuesday 20th V Killacolla Gaels winning on a scoreline of 4 14 to 4 13 in Ballyagran. The team lined out as follows Brian Hennessy Michael Brazzill Carroll Padraig Bourke Conor O’Leary Sean O’Sullivan Declan Gilligan Gavin Ryan Jimmy Quilty Aidan Gilligan Sean O’Neill Colm O’Neill Ciaran Considine James Quinn Danny Moloney Shane O’Sullivan Mark Duggan Killian Aherne Killian Byrne Robbie O’Keeffe James Quinn

On Sunday in Kilfinane the minors had a great win over former team mates Coshlea Gaels on a score line of 3 14 to 1 15.  The team as follows Brian Hennessy Michael Brazzill Carroll Padraig Bourke Gavin Ryan Sean O’Sullivan Declan Gilligan Mark Duggan Jimmy Quilty Shane O’Sullivan Sean O’Neill Ciaran Considine Aidan Gilligan Danny Moloney Colm O’Keeffe Killian Aherne Niall Fitzgerald James Quinn Robbie O’Keeffe Conor O’Leary Killian Byrnes .  Well done to the players and management.  There will now be a three way play off with Bruff and Coshlea Gaels.

A very successful golf classic was held over Friday and Saturday with over 30 teams taking part.  The 2019 classic was won by Limerick Senior Hurlers Richie McCarthy, Barry Nash and Barry Murphy.  Second were Ed Fitzgeralg, James Kearney, David Walsh, third were Barry O’Shaughnessy, Mark Heffernan, Jonathan Loftus.  Forth were Ber O’Shaughnessy, Pat O’ Shaughnessy, Pat Sheehy, fifth were Denis Ryan, Sheamie  Morrissey, James Hayes.  The longest drive was won by James O’Doherty and David Deady was second.  Closest the pin on day one was Willie Griffin and on day two was Pat McGrath.  Well done to all who participated.

First prize in the raffle –a Samsung tablet was won by Theresa Carroll, second prize of a Spa day for two people went to Kallib Dawson, and third prize of a Sheehys Centra hamper went to Dave Healy.

Thanks very much to all our sponsors. Much appreciated.

Next up for our Premier Intermediates is the match against Dromin Athlacca on Sunday 1st September at 1pm in Kilbready.

Best wishes to the Limerick Junior Camogie team in the All Ireland final, hard luck to the u16 Limerick Camogie team who lost the All Ireland final to Waterford on 25th August.

A very successful family funday was held on Sunday 25th in the Michael Fox Sportsfield.  See Bord na nOg facebook page for results of the memorial matches.


August 22nd

There was no winner of the club lotto held on14th August, the numbers drawn were 2 4 10 24.  The €40 lucky dip went to Brid Hanrahan, Galbally, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan.  The €20 lucky dips went to John Hanly Main St Kilfinane Promotor Healy’s Bar, Kate O’Connor, The Haven, Kilfinane Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Brian Carey, Lr Main St Promotor Brian Carey, Breda Coughlan, Ardpatrick, Promotor Carmel Murphy.

On August 21st the lotto will be in O’Shaughnessys Bar for a jackpot of €7,100.

The Junior B’s had a fine win over Knockainy on Thursday 15th August 2 21 to 1 06. The team was 1.Pat Heffernan Jnr 2 Kevin Hosford, 3 Mike Roche, 4 Jordan Slattery 5 Gearoid Lawlor, 6 Vinny Herbert, 7 Dave Healy 8 Mike Heffernan 9 Sheamie Ryan 10 Callan Ensor 11 Ken Douglas 12 Ben Soundy 13 James O’Doherty 14 Paudie Lawlor 15 Jordan Soundy, subs used Eoin Quinn, Mikie Duggan, Neil Hennessy, Tommy Lee.

The minors were given a walkover by Croom and will play Killacolla Gaels on Tuesday 20th.

The Premier Intermediates suffered defeat v Cappamore on Saturday 17th on a score line of 2 17 to 1 18. The team as follows 1 Richard Murphy 2 Ian O’Brien 3 Richie McCarthy 4 Simon Hennessy 5 Marty Farrell 6 Brian Moloney 7 Liam Walsh 8 Dave Moloney 9 Paudie Leahy 10 Ruairi O’Shaughnessy 11 Gavin O’Loughlin 12 Adrian Cooke 13 Dylan Dawson 14 Kevin Palmer 15 Daithi Heffernan, subs used Dave Flaherty Nigel Hosford, Barry O’Shaughnessy

Congratulations to Killian Aherne who played with the Limerick u15 footballers who won the Dermot Earley Tournament in Dublin on Saturday last.  Also congratulations to the Blackrock Effin 9 a side junior team who beat Granagh Ballingarry 8 points to 7 in the recent final.

Congratulations to the Limerick Junior Camogie team who beat Roscommon in the Semifinal on Saturday 10th August and now play Kerry in the final.  Best of luck to the Limerick u 16 camogie team in the All Ireland final V Waterford on Sunday 25th in Nenagh at 2pm, best wishes to the local girls Maggie English and Ciara O’Riordan.

Our golf classic is on Friday 23rd and Sat 24th August in Mitchelstown Golf course, best wishes to all involved and hopefully an enjoyable few days for all the golfers.

Best wishes to Kilfinane tidy towns in the upcoming Going for Gold.

See facebook or papers for fixtures


August 15th

There was no winner of the GAA lotto on 7th August, the numbers drawn were 9 15 25 28.

The €40 went to Callan and Erin Ensor, Prop Brendan O’Brien, the €20 went to Mike Heffernan, Main St, Prop John Walsh, Maura McAuliffe, Barrack St, Prop Brendan O’Brien, Michelle Cronin, Ballintubber, Prop Centra, Pat Heffernan Jnr, Mallow, Prop Brendan O’Brien

The jackpot on Wed 14th is for €6950 in Healy’s Bar.

The Premier Intermediates played Bruff in the Championship on Thursday 8th August. After a hard fought battle in very wet and windy conditions we came out winners on a score line of O 22 to 3 12.  The team lined out as follows; Richard Murphy Ian O Brien Richie McCarthy Simon Hennessy Marty Farrell Brian Moloney Liam Walsh Dave Moloney Paudie Leahy Captain Ruairi O’Shaughnessy Gavin O’Loughlin David O’Flaherty Dylan Dawson Kevin Palmer Daithi Heffernan.  Subs David Healy Nigel Hosford Kevin Hosford Don O’Flaherty Barry O’Shaughnessy Sean Palmer James O’Doherty Colm O’ Keeffe Callan Ensor Shaun Murphy Ben Soundy Danny Moloney Niall Moloney Jordan Soundy Mikey Duggan Vincent Herbert Mike Heffernan.

We have a busy week ahead of us with the following fixtures Thursday 15th Junior B V Knockainy in Knocklong at 7pm.  On Friday 16th August we have the minor South hurling championship V Croom in Kilfinane at 6.45, and on Sat 17th we have round 5 of the Premier Intermediate championship V Cappamore in Kilteely at 6pm.

On Tuesday the 20th August the South Minor hurling championship v Killaculla Gaels is in Bruree at 6.45.

The upcoming Golf Classic is on the 23rd and 24th August in Mitchelstown, please contact the club for information on teams or sponsorship


August 8th

There was no winner of the lotto held on 31st July.  The numbers drawn were 3 14 15 22.  The €40 lucky dip went to Ben Murphy Jnr, Murins Cross. Promotor Centra.

The €20 went to Aidan O’Leary, West End, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Kerrie Murphy, Ardpatrick, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Bernie Denihan, Ballinvreena, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Justin O’Donnell, Wood Road, Promotor, Brendan O’Brien.

On Wednesday 7th August the lotto will be held in the Greenwood Inn for a jackpot of €6,800.

Best wishes to the Ardpatrick festival committee for the upcoming festival from Wednesday 7th to Sunday the 11th August.

Hard luck to the Limerick Senior Camogie team including Katie Hennessy who lost the All Ireland quarter final to Tipperary on Saturday. And congratulations to the Junior team who won v Offaly 3 13 to 1 10 in their quarterfinal

Best wishes to Killian Aherne with the U15 footballers in the upcoming final of the Dermot Early Tournament on August 17th.

Fixtures

The Premier Intermediates return to competition this week after the excitement of the Limerick Senior hurlers.  We play Bruff on Thursday 9th August in Kilbready at 7pm, and on Friday 17th we play Cappamore in Kilteely at 6pm.

The Junior B’s play Knockainy the weekend of 11th August, with the quarter finals the weekend of the 18th August.


August 1st

The fairytale that has been Limerick Senior hurlers and the joy and pleasure they have given to all hurling supporters for the last 18months has come to an end for now.  Following defeat to Kilkenny in the All Ireland semi final in Croke Park on Sunday, we now regroup and savour the elation of the All Ireland win on August 19th 2018.  Huge thanks to John Kiely and his selectors and the team and panel over the championships of 2018 and 2019, with our locals Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty Snr playing vital roles in the All Ireland win.  All in Limerick are devastated, no more so than the team and management who put in such work and dedication.  They end competition for the year as Munster champions and Division 1 league champions and were All Ireland and Fenway champions in 2018.  Best wishes for 2020. 

Hard luck also to the Minor hurlers and management who also suffered defeat in the All Ireland semi final on Sunday ending a fine run, well done to Jimmy Quilty Jnr who played a fine match scoring 2 lovely points from the half back position.  The Minor hurlers are also Munster champions and we hope they will celebrate and enjoy this trophy, doesn’t come along every day and should be savoured.

We also congratulate the Limerick County Board including Hugh Murphy Limerick PRO and Scoil Pol’s Sean O’Donnell and his team of statisticians on the fine performance of the Limerick teams and local bus company Griffins Coaches for transporting our fine teams.

Limerick teams who did well this weekend included the Limerick u15 football team team including Killian Aherne who beat Roscommon in the Dermot Early Cup semi-final , the camogie U15 team who won the Division 2 All Ireland blitz , including locals Maggie English and Ciara O’Riordan.  Best wishes to the Senior camogie team including Katie Hennessey in the championship quarter final on Saturday 3rd August in Thurles at 17.30.  Losses however for the Ladies footballers V Sligo.

Well done to the Premier Intermediate team who won the South championship semi final v Dromin Athlacca on a scoreline of 1 16  to 0 17 on Thursday last.  On Friday the Junior B hurlers also played Dromin Athlacca in the South Championship and won on a scoreline of 2 20 to 1 11.

We now turn our attention to the Premier Intermediate Championship with upcoming matches V Bruff and Cappamore in the next few weeks. Please see facebook or papers for fixtures for the Junior B hurlers.

There was no winner of the lotto held on July 24th.  The numbers drawn were 10 15 16 18.  The €40 lucky dip went to Marie Cleary, West End, Promotor Centra.

The €20 lucky dips went to Dean Murchan, Treada Na Ri, promotor Brian Carey, David Crowe, Treada Na Ri, Promotor Neilus Hennessy, Amanda O’Dea, Mountain View, promotor Breda Walsh, Mike Heffernan, Main St, Promotor John Walsh.

On Wednesday 31st July the lotto will be in McCarthy’s Bar for a jackpot of €6,650.

Congratulations to Aine Carroll who won €3000 in the Limerick GAA Development draw.  Congratulations also to JP and Noreen McManus and family on securing the Ryder Cup for Adare Manor in 2016.  This is fantastic news for the Limerick and Munster area. 

Well done to the Blackrock players who fundraised recently to help in the medical assistance of a Sarsfield’s player in Cork, a former club mate of Gavin O’Loughlin who became ill in Boston, best wishes to Paul Leopold for a full recovery.


July 25th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on July 17. The numbers drawn were 9 17 18 23.  The €40 went to Dave Santorum, Kilmallock  Promotor Centra.

The €20 went to Tommy Reid, Dublin  Promotor Brendan O’Brien.  Margaret O’Sullivan, St Anns Tce  Promotor Centra

D, J, U, C McGrath, Ardpatrick  Promotor McGraths, Teresa Carroll, Cois Sruthain. Promotor Centra

On July 24 the lotto is in McGraths for a jackpot of €6,500.

On Thursday 25th July the Premier intermediates play Dromin Athlacca in the South Intermediate final.

There were mixed fortunes for the Limerick ladies this week with the Senior Camogie and ladies football teams losing but the underage camogie teams fared better with a win and a draw.

The senior Camogie team will play Tipperary in the quarter final on August 3rd.

All roads lead to Croke Park where Limerick Senior and Minor teams play Kilkenny in the All Ireland Semifinals.  Richie McCarthy has returned to full fitness.  We wish Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty the very best of luck in the Senior and Minor matches.  Safe journey to all the teams and to all supporters making their way to Croke Park.

Well done to the Blackrock/Effin u13 camogie team who beat Adare on Mon last and now play the Plate final on Wednesday 24th.  Well done to the ladies who beat Knockaderry in the 9 a side competition 17 points to 11

We join with all sporting organisations this week in congratulating Shane Lowry on a great victory in the British Open in golf.

On 23rd and 24th August the Blackrock annual golf classic takes place in Mitchelstown, we are looking for teams of 3 to take part €150 per team. 


July 18th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 11th July, the numbers drawn were 7 11 15 18.  The €40 lucky dip went to Chris Ensor, Ballyhoura Heights, Promotor Brendan O’Brien. The €20 lucky dips went to Eimear Considine, Ardpatrick, Promotor Centra.  David Healy c/o Healys, Ollie Herbert, Ardpatrick, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.  Joan and Sean O’Riordan, St Annes Tce, Promotor Centra.

The next lotto jackpot is €6,350 in O’Shaughnessy’s bar on 17th July.

The Premier Intermediates drew with Feohanagh in the All County league on Friday night the 12th July 3 11 to 4 08.  In an unfortunate clash of fixtures the Minor Hurlers also played on Friday night against Bruff losing on a scoreline of 3 20 to 4 11.  Croom are our next opponents.

Limerick teams had mixed fortunes over the weekend, the ladies footballers lost as did the u20 footballers on Wednesday last. On Sunday the Senior Camogie team also lost to Galway on a scoreline of 2 12 to 1 10.  Hard luck to Katie Hennessy and the team.  The Limerick Junior camogie team drew with Waterford. 1 15 to 2 12.

On Saturday 27th July the Limerick Senior hurlers play Kilkenny and the Minor hurlers will know their opponents next weekend after the quarter finals.

Tickets go on sale in Centra on Monday am, for all details on tickets via the club please contact the club phone and see facebook for updates.


July 11th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on the 4th July.  The numbers drawn were 1 7 23 30. The €40 went to Briana, Joy, Jack and Lily Moloney, Promotor Monica Moloney.  The €20 lucky dips went to Diarmuid, Padraig and Gearoid Lawlor, Promotor Centra, Kieran Heffernan, Castleknock, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Marie Curtin, Ardpatrick, Promotor Centra, Adrian Sheeran, Ballinanima, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.

The Premier Intermediates are playing All County league this week and the Minors are playing Bruff, please check the papers and facebook for details.


July 4th

Some weekends are better than others, and this weekend was one of those with Munster final wins for the Limerick Senior and Minor hurlers with a fine performance from Jimmy Quilty in the Minors and Richie McCarthy recovering from injury with the Seniors.  Both teams now play the All Ireland Semi finals on the weekend of 27th, 28th July.  The Limerick Senior Camogie team also won this weekend, with Katie Hennessy coming on as a sub.  Busy times ahead for Hugh Murphy PRO of the Limerick County Bord and Liz Hennessy Chairperson Limerick Camogie Bord. Ardpatrick native Jessica Heffernan played in the Primary Game in the Hurling Munster final and Blackrock Effin u12’s played at half time in the Camogie match.  Well done to all.

Limerick U 20 hurlers play on Wed 3rd July against Cork in Cork, best wishes to Daithi Heffernan who is on the u20 panel.

Blackrock Junior B hurlers had a fine win in the South Championship over Glenroe on Saturday 29th, on a scoreline 0 16 to 1 09.  We have a bye in the next round and we are due to play Dromin-Athlacca on the weekend of 28th July, with the match V Knockainy fixed for weekend of 11th Aug.

The minor championship due to start this week was postponed due to Jimmy Quilty’s involvement with the County team, see papers or facebook for updated fixtures.

There was no winner of the club lotto 1 11 27 28 held on 26th June.  The €40 went to Eileen O’Riordan, Vale View, Promotor Breda Walsh, the €20 lucky dips went to Joan and Sean O’Riordan, St Annes Tce, Promotor Centra, Margaret McCarthy, Kilfinane, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Collette and Eireann c/o Breda Walsh, Aisling Wallace c/o Chrissie O’Sullivan.

Next weeks Jackpot is €6,050 in Healy’s Bar on 3rd July.

For members wishing to be in the draws for match tickets please have your names with the club secretary 10 days to 2 weeks in advance of the fixture.  Text the club phone only.  Details are up on facebook in advance but please note the timing as not everyone is on facebook. 


June 20th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on Wednesday 12th June. The numbers drawn were 9 13 14 25.  The €40 went to Niall Moloney, Ballyhoura Heights, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.

The €20 went to Helen Gleeson, Vale View, Promotor Breda Walsh, Bryan McMahon, c/o Josie, Promotor Con Danaher, Kyran O’Donnell, Vale View, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Margaret McGrath, Ardpatrick Promotor McGraths Bar.

On Wed 19th the lotto will be in McGraths Bar, for a jackpot of €5,750.

The Premier Intermediates beat Pallasgreen on a score line of 4 18 to 2 17. Unfortunately the Junior B hurlers lost the South league final to Garryspillane on a scoreline of 1 19 to 1 12.

Congratulations to Limerick teams winning at the weekend, Limerick Minor hurlers with congratulations to Jimmy Quilty, Limerick Senior Camogie team beating Offaly, congratulations to Katie Hennessy, Ladies football under 14s beat Roscommon.

Limerick Senior hurlers suffered defeat to Tipperary in the last round robin match but now play the Munster final on June the 30th in the Gaelic Grounds at 2pm against Tipperary, and the Limerick Minor hurlers take on Clare in the Munster final at 12md

The All County league continues with a match V Effin on Thursday 20th in Effin.  After 5 matches we are top of the league with 8 points and a plus 46 on score difference.

The Junior B hurling championship starts at the end of the month.

Next Saturday the 22nd June sees Ballyhoura’s fittest family take place in the Michael Fox Memorial Park, with the after party in McCarthys courtyard at 9pm.


 May 16th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on Wed 8th May.  The numbers drawn were 4 22 24 29.  The €40 went to Lucy Mulqueen, Kilfinane, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.  The €20 lucky dips went to

Eoin Quinn, Bosnetstown. Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Mark Hannon, Kildorreru, Promotor O’Shaughnessys Bar, Aine Carroll, Cois Strathain, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Marie O Connor, Ballyroe Upper, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan.

On 15th May the lotto is in McGraths Bar and the Jackpot has reached €5000.

The Premier Intermediate team defeated Croom in the All County league match on Saturday 11th on a score line of 5-25 to 0-17.  The Junior B’s beat Glenroe in the South league on a score line of 2-16 to 0-05.

Congratulations to the Blackrock Effin Junior Camogie team who have won the Junior B league beating Knockaderry 4-15 to 2-08.

Well done to the Limerick Senior Football team on a fine victory over Tipperary in the Munster Championship, next up the semi-final v Cork.

Best of luck to the Limerick Senior and Minor hurlers playing Cork in the championship next Sunday and especially Richie McCarthy involved with the Senior team and Jimmy Quilty Jnr who is on the Minor panel.

Best wishes to the Premier Intermediates playing Kildimo Pallaskenry in the All Countyl league on Sat 18th in Pallaskenry, and the Junior B South league match V Bruree also fixed for Saturday night in Kilfinane.  Please check papers and facebook for updated fixtures.


May 9th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 2nd May.  The numbers drawn were 7 14 19 24.  The €40 lucky dip went to Jim O’Sullivan.  Promotor Healy’s.  The €20 lucky dips went to Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Upper Ballyroe .  Promotor Breda Walsh.  Amy and Ciara Mulcahy, Effin.  Promotor Molly’s.  Majella O’Sullivan, Vale View.  Promotor Donie O’Sullivan.  Grace O’Brien, Kilfinane. Promotor Post Office.  Next week the lotto is on Wed 8th May in O’Shaughnessy’s for a jackpot of €4,850.

Well done to the U16 hurlers who beat Ballybrown 2 11 to 1 07.

Congrats to Blackrock Effin Junior Camogie team who beat Mungret St Pauls in extra time in the Junior League semi-final on a score line of 10 11 to 8 13.

Well done to Kilfinane Ac on a very successful Ballyhoura ultra at the weekend.

Fixtures;  All county league match division 3 Blackrock V Croom in Kilfinane on Saturday 11th May at 7pm. 

The Junior B hurling league match V Glenroe takes place in Glenroe on Sunday 12th May at 6.30 pm.


May 2nd

There was no winner of the weekly lotto held on 24th April.  The numbers drawn were 5 17 26 28.  The €40 went to Joan Halpin, Laurancetown, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, the €20 lucky dips went to Pa McGrath, Treada Na Ri, Promotor Centra, Michelle Quilty, Ardpatrick, Promotor Breda Walsh, Nora Quinn, Bosnetstown Promotor Brendan O’Brien, John & Dave c/o Centra.

Next weeks jackpot is €4,700 on Thursday 2nd May in the Greenwood Inn.

Well done to the Premier Intermediate team who drew with Kildimo Pallaskenry 1 16 each. There was a trilling finish to the match and we now take a break from club hurling until the Limerick Senior hurlers are out of competition, hopefully end of August.  The starting team were Barry O’Shaughnessy, Ian O’Brien, Nigel Hosford, Niall Moloney, Marty Farrell, Brien Moloney, Liam Walsh, David Moloney, Dylan Dawson, Paudie Leahy, Kevin Palmer, Adrian Cooke, Sean Palmer, Gavin O’Laughlin, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Subs, Shaun Murphy, Colm O’Keeffe, Mikey Duggan, Kevin Hosford, Simon Hennessy, Ben Soundy, James O’Doherty, David Healy, Paudie Lawlor, David O’Flaherty, JoJo Brazill, Danny Moloney, Jordan Soundy, Callan Ensor, Colm O’Neill.

Well done to the Junior B hurlers on winning the first match of the year in the South league V Bruff, on a score line of 1 15 to 1 07.  The starting team were Pat Heffernan, Mike Roche, Mike Heffernan, JJ Brazill, David Healy, Vinnie Herbert, Sheamie Ryan, Simon Hennessy, Dave O’Flaherty, James O’Doherty, Paudie Lawlor, Ben Soundy, Mikey Duggan, Richie Murphy, Declan Danaher, Subs Jordan Slattery, James McGrath, Callan Ensor, Danny Moloney, Brian O’Shaughnessy, Tommy Lee, Michael Brazill-Carroll, Alan Quane, Ken Douglas.

The Limerick minor camogie team drew with Laois in the Championship All Ireland B final, score 1 05 to 0 08. The replay is next Saturday 4th. Best of luck

Prediction sheets for the Munster championship available from players. €5 each


April 25th

There was no winner of the lotto held on 17th April in Healy’s bar, the numbers drawn were 8 10 20 30.  The €40 lucky dip went to Brenda Carroll, Glenroe, Promotor Centra

The €20 went to Mary O’Brien Ryan, Ballyvodane, Promotor TG Ryan, Mary Duggan, Ballyroe Lr. Promotor Harry’s, Josie McMahon, Glebe Road, Promotor Breda Walsh, Con Danaher, Ballinlyna, Promotor Con Danaher.  Next week the lotto returns to Healy’s Bar for a jackpot of €4,550.

Unfortunately in the Premier Intermediate Championship match V Mungret St Pauls we lost by 2 points in a hard fought match, playing very well and unfortunate not to score in the vital last few minutes when we were down 2 points. The final score was 4 14 to 2 18.

We return to the playing field on Thursday 25th April for the third round against Kildimo Palliskenry in Kilmallock at 7pm.  All support would be very welcome.

On Saturday night the Junior B league starts with a match V Bruff in Kilfinane at 7pm. Come on the Rockies.

Best of luck to the Limerick minor camogie team in the All Ireland next Sunday V Laois.

On June 22nd Blackrock GAA, Blackrock Bord na nOg and the Sunshine Kids Playschool will host Ballyhoura’s fittest family in the Michael Fox Memorial par, and the afterparty will be in McCarthys Bar. Tickets €10. More details next week.


April 18th

There was no winner of the club lotto on 10th April.  The numbers drawn were 5 8 22 30.  The €40 went to Biddy Magner, Thomastown Promotor Donie O’Sullivan. The €20 went to Margaret McCarthy, Park View House, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Julie Brazill, Martinstown, Promotor Breda Walsh, James, Shane, Conor Philpot, Promotor Mollys, Darryl Crotty, Treada Na Ri, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.

The next lotto is on 17th April, in McCarthys Bar for €4,400.

The Premier Intermediates started this years championship V Pallasgreen on Sunday in Hospital town, it ended in a draw on a score line of 1 15 each, under very difficult weather conditions. With a very strong wind with us in the second half we came from a 10 point deficit to draw the match. Captained by Paudie Leahy the team was Barry O’Shaughnessy, Ian O’Brien, Nigel Hosford, Don Flaherty, Marty Farrell, Dave Moloney, Brian Moloney, Paudie Leahy, Dylan Dawson, Liam Walsh, Kevin Hosford, Adrian Cooke, Sean Palmer, Colm O’Keeffe, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, subs used Gavin O’Loughlin, Niall Moloney, Shaun Murphy. Panel Mikey Duggan, Kevin Hosford, Simon Hennessy, Ben Soundy, James O’Doherty, David Healy, Paudie Lawlor, David O’Flaherty, JoJo Brazill, Danny Moloney, Jordan Soundy, Gearoid Lawlor, Darryl Crotty, Colm O’Neill. Callan Ensor.

The management team is Jimmy Quilty, Adrian Gilligan, Aidan Fitzgerald, Eamon O’Sullivan, with kitman Brendan O’Brien.

Scoil Pol under 16 ½ footballers won the LIT junior shield under the captaincy of Declan Gilligan beating Desmond Collage by 3 points.  The first and second year girls football team retained the Castletroy collage Munster cup title beating St Annes of Tipperary in the final to win by 1 point. Captained by Ciara O’Riordan.

The u14 boys contested feile last Saturday, beating Glenroe and losing a hard fought battle against Coislea Geals. A very strong Killaculla Gaels won all their matches. Well done to all for fine performances.

Fixtures: Round 2 of the premier intermediate championship V Mungret is on Friday 19th R 6.45 in Bruff.

On Saturday the 27th April the junior B hurling league starts with a match V Bruff in Kilfinane at 7pm.


April 11th

There was no winner of the Club lotto, held on 3rd April.  The numbers drawn were 16 18 24 25.

The €40 lucky dip went to Pat O’Donnell, Ballyroe Lr, Promotor O’Shaughnessys bar

The €20 went to Ann O’Donnell, Promotor Centra

Liam Moloney, Ballyhoura Heights, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

John Beaucamp, c/o Hearsay, Promotor O’Shaughnessys Bar

Rosaleen Griffin Promotor Centra

The next lotto is in McGraths bar on 10th April for a jackpot of €4,250

This week sees the start of the Premier Intermediate Championship; our campaign starts on Saturday evening V Pallasgreen in Hospital at 6.30.  We are looking forward to the start of the championship and would welcome your support.


April 4th

There was no winner of the club lotto on Thursday 28th March, the numbers drawn were 2 5 9 22

The €40 went to Helen Gleeson, Vale View, Promotor Breda Walsh, the €20 went to

David Murphy, Ardpatrick, Promotor Carmel Murphy

Kay Slyne, Glenroe, Promotor Centra

Peggy O’Connell, Ardpatrick, Promotor Greenwood Inn

Ann Daly, Churchtown, Promotor Breda Walsh

The next lotto on the 3rd April is in O’Shaughnessys Bar for a jackpot of €4,100.  There were two people with three numbers this week so best of luck to all our patrons for the next lotto

The Premier Intermediate team had a good win over Castletown Ballyagran in the South Championship on Saturday 30th March winning on a score line of 2 19 to 1 15.  We are now in the Semifinal of the competition, and on Saturday the 13th April we start the Premier Intermediate campaign against Pallasgreeen in Hospital at 6.30.

Congratulations to the Limerick Senior Hurlers on winning the National League title beating Waterford on Sunday the 31st March.


March 28th

Our stars of the week were our fabulous U21 hurling team who ended this years championship on Saturday putting on a fine performance against a very strong Bruff team on a score line of 0 18 to 0 14.  The team were Mikey Duggan, Michael Brazill Carroll, Colm O Keeffe, Sean O’Sullivan, Declan Gilligan, Marty Farrell, Gearoid Lawlor, Aidan Gilligan, Jordan Soundy, Colm O’Neill, Jimmy Quilty, Callan Ensor, Danny Moloney, Ciaran Considine, Matty Watson, Shane O’Sullivan, Killian Lyons, James Quinn, Mark Halpin.  Well done to the team and management, you did us proud over the three matches, underdogs for all three beating Killaculla Gaels and Coshlea Gaels and finally losing to a strong Bruff side. Great news for the future.

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 20th March. The numbers drawn were 5 13 14 15.

The €40 went to Ken Douglas Ardpatrick, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

The €20 went to Rita Murphy, Harrys, Pat and Kate O’Donnell, Ballyroe Lower, Promotor Healys.

David O’Connor, Ballinamina, Promotor Centra, Richie Fitzgerald, Thomastown, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

This week the lotto is on Thursday 28th in the Greenwood Inn, for a jackpot of €3,950

Hard luck to the u14 camogie team of Blackrock Effin losing in the feile by small margins to Ballybrown and Monaleen.  Well done to Eimear O’Donovan who won the long puck at the Con and Annie Kirby sponsored dog night.

Dillon Power represented Bord na nOg in the long puck at the Con and Annie Kirby sponsored dogs on Saturday night, well done Dillon

Our dog on the night was Alien Sea, who looks like he turned into rallying star, coming second in his heat.

All roads lead back to Croke Park next Sunday where Limerick take on Waterford in the hurling league final, best of luck to all involved.

This is the final week for club membership, contact GAA phone for same.

Upcoming; first round of the premier intermediate championship on the weekend of 12th April, lots of hurling to be done.


March 21st

There was no winner of the lotto on Wed 13th March, but one person was only out by one number. The numbers drawn were 1 11 19 22.

The €40 went to Paddy Kelly, Lr Main St, Promotor Con Danaher.

The €20 went to Fintan Leahy, Cush. Promotor Fintan Leahy

Marie McCarthy, Kilfinane, Promotor Centra

Dom Hayes, Martinstown, Promotor Breda Walsh

Joe McCarthy, Park West House, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

The next lotto on 20th March is in Healy’s Bar for a jackpot of €3,800.

All fixtures were cancelled last weekend as a mark of respect to John Cregan County Bord Chairman and his family on the death of his daughter Mary. The club extends sympathy to the family.

This weekend the U21’s will play the eagerly awaited South Championship A final v Bruff, in Kilbready at 4pm on Saturday 23rd March.  Also the premier Intermediate team will contest the South Championship semi final V Castletown Ballyagran.  Please see papers and facebook for fixtures.

Best wishes to the Limerick Senior hurlers in the league semi-final V Dublin in Nolan Park, Kilkenny next Sunday at 13.30.

Membership closes on the 31st March, please contact a member of the club if you wish to pay membership of the club or social membership of the club for use of the walking track.


March 14th

There was no winner of the club lotto on Wed 6th March, the numbers drawn were 1 2 9 28

The €40 went to Mags O’Sullivan, Cush, Promotor Chrissie O’Sullivan

€20 to Marguerite Murphy, c/o Centra, Seamus Ryan, Laurancetown, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

James O’Sullivan, Thomastown, Promotor Neilus Hennessy, Tim Williams, Ardpatrick, Promotor Harry Murphy.

Next weeks jackpot is €3,650 in McCarthys Bar on Wed 13th March.

It has been a good week for local teams;

Scoil Pol junior Camogie team are All Ireland champions beating St Colm’s Draperstown, Derry, 3 06 to 1 03. Well done to all involved.

Blackrock Premier Intermediate team got the year off to winning ways beating Hospital Herbertstown in the prelim round of the South Championship 3 13 to 0 12.

Blackrock u14 hurlers beat Kilpeacan on Sunday 10 March 2019.

Well done to the Limerick Senior hurlers beating Laois in the league quarter final, we now play Dublin or Tipperary.

Congrats to the Limerick junior camogie team who beat Wicklow, 5 16 to 1 4and hard luck to the Limerick Senior camogie team who lost to Galway in the League semi final 2 14 to 0 4.

The Limerick u15 camogie All Ireland final v Cork was postponed.

Fixtures

The U21 South final V Bruff takes place on St Patricks day at 12md in Kilbready.

The Premier Intermediates play in the quarter finals of the South Championship on Mon 18th March in UL, all four quarter finals take place on the day.  See papers and facebook for more details.

There will be a hike to the Hill of Ardpatrick on St Patricks day at 10 am followed by a cup of tea in the hall, and the St Patricks Day Parade takes place in Kilfinane at 2pm.

La Fheile Padraig Shona dhuit go leir.


March 7th

The good news of the week goes to the U21’s who were victorious on Fri last V Coshlea Gaels in the South A championship Semi final.  Played in very heavy rain Blackrock won on a score line of 2 13 to 0 11. We now play Bruff in the South Final.  Please see papers and facebook for the fixture.

There was no winner of the club lotto on the 27th February, the numbers drawn were 7 19 25 27.  The €40 went to Siobhan Nelson, Thomastown, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.  The €20 went to Ruth Fox, Glenroe, Promotor Chrissie O’Sullivan, Dolly Williams, Ardpatrick, Promotor Harrys,  Tommy Lee, Thomastown. Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Aisling Daly, c/o Denis Healy, Promotor Healys Bar.

The next lotto is in McGraths bar for a jackpot of €3,500.

More good news this week for the Limerick teachers who won the Interfirm All Ireland with Captain Stephen Walsh, former teacher of Ardpatrick National School, and included his brother Eoin, Scoil Pol and also Patrick Kelly, Scoil Pol, Scoil Pol Headmaster Mr O’Hara was the manager and Sean O’Donnell Assistant Manager continues his All Ireland successes. Congratulations also to Nicky Quaid and his brothers Tommy and Jack who were also involved.

Richie McCarthy has gone on tour with the Liam McCarthy cup and has attended functions in New York and San Francisco.  Well done Richie and Ruth and lovely to see photos of the locals in America with the cup.  The wonderful year that has had Limerick people everywhere celebrating continues.

The remainder of the Limerick Senior Hurlers and Management and County bord officials and everyone involved with the team were invited to the Aras last Tue where the President Of Ireland, President Higgins and his wife welcomed the Limerick contingent. Locals who enjoyed the trip were Hugh Murphy county PRO and his daughter Joan and Kevin and Aine Griffin, Griffin Coaches, Kevin has been delighted to transport the Limerick team for many years now.  A lovely day out was had by all.

Well done to the Limerick Senior Hurlers who are now in the League quarter finals V Laois next weekend, venue to be tossed for. Limerick drew with Clare in Ennis on Sunday in cold snowy conditions.

Best wishes to Limerick U16 camogie team V Cork in the Munster final.

Some of our hurlers change into their leather jackets next weekend and take to the stage as Scoil Pol pupils take on the musical Grease.  Best wishes to everyone involved.

Congrats to all our National School kids and teachers who took part in the Peace Proms at the weekend, well done to all.

Club membership is due, please contact your local club officer for details

The Premier Intermediate championship starts the weekend of the 12th April and the minor championship will be starting shortly.  Please watch the papers and facebook for all fixtures.


February 28th

There was no winner of the club lotto held on 21st February.  The numbers drawn were 2 3 5 17.

The €40 lucky dip went to Helen Gleeson, Vale View, Promotor Breda Walsh

The €20 went to; Tom, Dave and Margaret c/o Centra, Tommie Hanley, West End Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Sean and Una O’Sullivan, Ballinlyna, Promotor Sean O’Sullivan, Carmel O’Connor, Lr Main St, Promotor Brendan O’Brien.

A very enjoyable night was held in the Greenwood Inn on Friday last to honour the County Junior Hurling Champions of 1982 and the U21 county hurling champions of 1988. The majority of the players attended and were presented with a lovely trophy by the club Chairmen of those years, John McCarthy in 1982 who was also a player on the day and Ber Shaughnessy in 1988.  Players came from near and far to catch up with their former team mates. A lot of hurling stories were told on the night, and the matches were watched on the TV, everyone studying the match and the spectators to see a glimpse of themselves and their friends and family back in the day.

Fintan Leahy current club chairman welcomed everyone to the event and Seoirse Bulfin as always did a super job as MC.  Thanks to the Gilligan family for the lovely venue and to the Tea Cosy who provided the food on the night.  We are looking forward to marking the County Junior B league winners of 1992 and the Intermediate hurling champions of 1993 in the near future.

Club membership is due currently and will close shortly. €30 for adult membership.

Hugh Murphy, county PRO attended Congress at the weekend and we look forward to an account of the changes for the future at the next club meeting.

The U21 South Semi final was postponed last weekend due to unplayable pitch and is fixed for Friday 1st March, in Knocklong at 7.30 V Coslea Gaels,  weather permitting. See papers and facebook for up to date fixtures.

Mixed fortunes for the Limerick teams this weekend, congratulations to the Limerick Senior ladies footballers on a great win V Fermanagh, but onwards and upwards for the rest of the Limerick adult teams.  Best wishes to the Limerick Senior Camogie team who play Galway in the upcoming semi-final of the league, and to the Limerick Senior hurlers V Clare next weekend.


February 21st

On Friday 22nd February all roads lead to The Greenwood Inn, Ardpatrick to remember and celebrate the 1982 Junior County hurling champions and the 1988 U21 hurling county Champions.  We hope it will be a night of chat and reflection of the finals and the leadup to them.  Everyone is welcome to help with the celebrations.

There was no winner of the club lotto on Wednesday 13th February, but there were 5 people with 3 numbers, numbers drawn were 2 12 19 20.  

The €40 went to David O Connor, Ballivana, Promotor Centra

The €20 went to Mossie O’Brien, Vale View, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Barry O’Shaughnessy, The Laught, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, A McEnery, Ballyroe Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Ann Bulfin, St Anns Tce Promotor Donie O’Sullivan

On Thur 21st February the lotto Jackpot is €3,200 in the Greenwood Inn, Ardpatrick.

After the great result last week, the U21’s play Coislea Gaels in the South U21 A semi-final, we believe this match is on Friday 22nd February in Knocklong, but this is not confirmed.

Some proposed dates for your diary; Premier intermediate fixtures;

  • Round 1 - 11-04-2019 (Thu) - 14-04-2019 (Sun)
  • Pallasgreen   V Blackrock 
  • Round 2 - 18-04-2019 (Thu) - 21-04-2019 (Sun)
  • Blackrock   V Mungret St Paul's 
  • Round 3 - 25-04-2019 (Thu) - 28-04-2019 (Sun)
  • Blackrock   V Kildimo Pallaskenry              Apr 30th
  • Round 4 - 08-08-2019 (Thu) - 11-08-2019 (Sun)
  • Bruff   V Blackrock 
  • Round 5 - 15-08-2019 (Thu) - 18-08-2019 (Sun)
  • Blackrock   V Cappamore 
  • Round 6 - 29-08-2019 (Thu) - 01-09-2019 (Sun)
  • Dromin Athlacca   V Blackrock 
  • Round 7 - 12-09-2019 (Thu) - 15-09-2019 (Sun)
  • Blackrock   V Bruree 
  • Semi Final          October 12th
  • Final                   October 20th

Please note all dates are subject to and indeed likely to change if history is anything to go by, so keep a good eye on the Blackrock Facebook page for up to date fixtures and changes.

Details of the U18 and the Junior B fixtures next week.

Congratulations to all the Limerick teams doing well in the leagues at the moment, especially the Limerick Senior hurling team who continue to allow us to celebrate and relish the title of All Ireland Champions as we beat Kilkenny by 9 points on Sunday 17th February.

On a trip to Croke Park on Saturday I found the original Liam McCarthy cup in the museum, first played for in 1923 and won by Limerick.  Lovely place to visit and well worth the trip up.  Photos of the trip on the Facebook page.  The miniature Liam McCarthy Cup was €6 in Croke Park.


February 14th

After an absence of several years Blackrock GAA U21 hurlers took to the field on Sunday 10th  V Killaculla Gaels in the South Championship and emerged victorious in very wintery conditions on a score line of 1 14 to 2 10. 

After an entertaining first half Blackrock were 0 9 to 0 8 behind at half time.  We started the second half brightly and got on top very quickly.  With 15 minutes to go, Blackrock led by 2 points.  A long high ball into the square was pulled on spectacularly by Callan Ensor, for the first goal of the match. 

Two further points looked to have secured the win but two late goals for Killaculla Gaels made for a tight finish but Blackrock held on for the win.  Blackrock now advance to the U21 A semi-final.

Team; Mikey Duggan, Michael Brazill Carroll, Colm O’Keeffe, Sean O’Sullivan, Gearoid Lawlor, Marty Farrell, Declan Gilligan, Aidan Gilligan, Colm O’Neill, Jordan Soundy, Jimmy Quilty, Callan Ensor, Danny Moloney, Ciaran Considine, Mattie Watson,

Subs, Shane O’Sullivan for Mattie Watson, James Quinn, Mark Halpin.

Management Damien Lee, Aidan Fitzgerald, Jimmy Quilty, Adrian Gilligan, Brendan O’Brien.  First Aid; Mike Duggan

Blackrock GAA lotto; on 6th February there was no winner of the club lotto, the numbers drawn were 1 8 15 28.

The €40 lucky dip went to Tony Roche, Ballyroe Upper, Promotor Brendan O’Brien

The €20 went to Marie Burke, Glenlara, promotor Fintan Leahy

Ger Hanley, c/o Harrys, The Watsons, c/o Mollys,

Ed Douglas, Ardpatrick, promotor Carmel Murphy.

The lotto on 13th February is €3,050 in Healys Bar.

Congrats to the Westend drama group on an excellent performance of Lovers at Versailles, well worth a look this weekend. Well done to our Vice Chairman Seoirse Bulfin and all the cast and Pat McGrath director.

Best wishes to our U21’s in the A semi final, fixture to be announced.

Best wishes to all Limerick teams in competition next weekend.

Happy Valentines Day to all our supporters.


February 7th

There was no winner of the club lotto on 30th January, the numbers drawn were 4 6 9 15.

The €40 went to Tommy Murphy, c/o Centra

The €20 lucky dips went to

Liz Hennessy, Church House, promotor Brendan O’Brien

Brendan O’Brien, Vale View, promotor Brendan O’Brien

David O’Connor, Ballinanima, promotor Centra

Martin Hennessy, Vale View, promotor Brendan O’Brien

The lotto on 6th February is in McCarthys Bar, for €2,900.

Congrats to Scoil Pol on winning the u19 E football munster football and the Junior D camogie munster final

Congratulations to all the Limerick ladies and mens teams who won their league matches at the weekend.

Congrats to Limerick lady Martina McMahon who was named Female Handballer of the year 2018.

Best wishes to Cappamore Jnr B hurlers who play Ballindereen of Galway in the All Ireland final in Killeedy on 9th Feb

Best wishes also to Charleville in the Intermediate hurling All Ireland v Oranmore Maree of Galway on Sunday 10th Feb in Croke Park.


January 31st

A great night was held on Fri 25th January in the community centre, Ardpatrick to celebrate the All Ireland win with our local hero’s Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty.  A presentation was made to them by the Club Presidents Donie O’Sullivan and Dave Sheehy. Presentations were also made to Jimmy Quilty Junior who was with the back room team and Hugh Murphy the County PRO, by President Con Danaher and Club Chairman, Fintan Leahy. 

A huge crowd were present for the occasion and the Guest of Honour was the fabulous Liam McCarthy cup. Hundreds of photos were taken by the very dedicated Pat Moloney who has everyone in the parishes photographed with Liam at this stage.  Many thanks to Pat and contact him for your photos.  Thanks to Tom Murphy for his photos and videos of the night.  Also thanks to the photographer from the Limerick Leader and to John Mortell from the Vale Star. 

Refreshments on the night were supplied by the Tea Cosy, Ardpatrick, thanks to Michelle and Elaine and to Teresa Gilligan for the shop. 

The Harty cup semi-final between Thurles CBS and Christian Brothers Cork was held in the Michael Fox Memorial Park on Saturday 26th January with the Cork school emerging victorious 2 12 to 0 13, many thanks to all our stewards on the day.

The club lotto jackpot on Wednesday 23rd January was not won, the numbers drawn were 2 5 23 24.

The €40 was won by Eireann O’Brien, Ballyroe Lower, promotor Peter O’Sullivan, the €20 went to Stephen Moloney, St Annes Tce, promotor Brendan O’Brien, D &K O’Sullivan, Ballyroe, promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Ned Sheehy, Spittle, Glenroe, promotor Centra, Dolly Williams, Ardpatrick, promotor Harrys

The jackpot on the 30th January is €2750 in McGraths Bar.

This year the club are delighted to have a full compliment of adult hurling teams in competition.  After an absence of several years we have U21 and Minor hurling as well as our Premier Intermediate and Junior B teams. Best wishes to all our players and management for the year ahead.  The U21 will be in competition in several weeks and we should have a master fixture list in the next week or two.

Congratulations to Liam Linehan Tournafulla, who has become the Munster Council Chairman, best wishes Liam.

Congratulations to the Limerick Senior Hurlers and Footballers who have won their first league matches of the year.


January 24th

There was no winner of the club lotto which took place on Thursday 17th January.  The numbers drawn were 8 18 23 24.

The €40 went to Jerry Hanley c/o Harrys, promotor Harry’s.  The €20 went to Denis and Bridie McGrath, Forest View, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan, Joan Coughlan, Ardpatrick, promotor Healy’s Bar, Emma Walsh, Forest View, promotor John Walsh, Timmy Hanley, Lower Main St. promotor Donie O’Sullivan.

Next week the lotto on the 23rd of January will be in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar, for a jackpot of €2,600. 

There is still time to join up for the lotto for the year with membership of the club included for €100.

On Friday the 25th January Blackrock GAA will welcome Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty to the Community Centre in Ardpatrick to acknowledge the contribution they have made to the winning of the Liam McCarthy cup on the 19th August 2018 with the Limerick Senior hurling team.  Richie played a vital role when he came in at full back and Jimmy was a selector with the All Ireland winning team.

Jimmy Quilty Jnr was a member of the backroom team and he will also be part of the celebrations, and Hugh Murphy the county PRO will also be acknowledged.  The night will begin at 8pm with the arrival of the Liam McCarthy cup.  We would be delighted to see everybody at this night.

Congratulations to Katie Hennessy who is on the County Intermediate Camogie panel for 2019.  Well done to the Limerick team on their first win of the year over Offaly.

Scoil Pol are through to a camogie junior Munster final and U19 football Munster final.  Well done.


January 17th

On Friday the 25th January Blackrock GAA will welcome Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty to the Community Centre in Ardpatrick to acknowledge the contribution they have made to the winning of the Liam McCarthy cup on the 19th August 2018 with the Limerick Senior hurling team.  Richie played a vital role when he came in at full back and Jimmy was a selector with the All Ireland winning team, Jimmy Quilty Jnr was a member of the backroom team and he will also be part of the celebrations.  The night will begin at 8pm with the arrival of the Liam McCarthy cup.  We would be delighted to see everybody at this night.

There was no winner of the lotto on the 9th January, the numbers drawn were 1 12 17 20.

The €40 lucky dip was won by Brendan O’Brien, Vale View, promotor Brendan O’Brien.

The €20 were won by Will and Mick O’Sullivan, Ballyroe Lower. Promotor Donie O’Sullivan.  James O’Connor, Lower Main St, promotor Brendan O’Brien.

Helen O’Flaherty, Fanstown promotor Breda Walsh.  Josephine Roche, Main St, Kilfinane, promotor Centra.

The next lotto is on Thursday 17th in the Greenwood Inn, Ardpatrick for the jackpot of €2,450.

There is still time to combine a lotto ticket for the remainder of the year with membership of the club for €100. Contact the club officers.


January 3rd

On Sunday the 16th December history was made in Limerick when the Limerick Senior hurling team were presented with their All Ireland medals. Our own Richie McCarthy is now a proud owner of a Celtic Cross medal and we are delighted to congratulate Richie on this fabulous achievement. Proud night for Henry and Ann and all the family.

Presentations were also made to Jimmy Quilty Senior as a selector of the Limerick Senior hurlers, to Sean O'Donnell in Scoil Pol, statistician, to Jimmy Quilty junior as a hurley carrier, and to Kevin Griffin for his contribution in transporting the Limerick team over the years. Congratulations to all involved with the team this year.

The last club lotto of the year was held on Wed 19th Dec in McCarthys Bar, the winning numbers were 1 6 28 30

The €40 lucky dip went to Teresa Carroll, Cois Sruthain, Promotor Centra

The €20 lucky dips went to Ester O’Brien, Cush Promotor Brendan O’Brien

Billy Fetton, c/o O’Shaughnessy’s Bar,

Pascal O’Connor, St Annes Tce, Promotor Centra

Mary Ann McDonald c/o Harrys

The 10 extra €20 Christmas Bonus Prizes went to;

Siobhan O Sullivan, Lr Main St, Promotor Breda Walsh

Eoin O’Donoghue, Kilfinane, Promotor Mollys

Kerrie Murphy, Ardpatrick, Promotor Carmel Murphy

Vince O’Dea, Mountain View, Promotor O’Shaughnessy’s Bar

The Coughlan family, promotor Carmel Murphy

The Watsons, c/o Mollys

Bridget McCarthy, Glenroe, Promotor Centra

Laurance Culhane, Effin, Promotor Harrys

John O’Brien, Vale View, Promotor Donie O’Sullivan

Noah, Logan, and Hazel Ryan, Mountain View, Promotor TG Ryan

The next Lotto draw is on January 9th in Healy’s Bar.

The long puck was held on St Stephens Day and was won by David, Brian, and Niall Moloney and Adrian Cooke

The offer for a years weekly lotto ticket and membership of the club is still available, contact a club officer re same.

 

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