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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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