Our 2nd County League game of the year was a rematch of last year’s county final against Kilteely-Dromkeen on Sundayevening.
We started well, with James Wallace fielding a pin point pass from Darren Sheahan before slotting over the bar. Kilteely responded in kind, taking advantage of the wind to kick their first point of the game in the 7th minute. James Wallace kicked his second point after being set up by Mark Culhane. Mark then kicked over 2 points from placed balls after marauding runs through the defence from Jack Fitzgerald and Darren Sheahan yielded frees. Sheahan was a constant thorn in our opponent’s side during the first half period with many fine kick passes and our backs were particularly tight with McMahon, Sweeney and John Wallace impressing.
Scores were at a premium during the second period, the rustiness of both teams at this stage of the year was evident. Mark scored two further points and Stephen Shine drove on from the half back line to land a fine point. As the game drew to its conclusion, Brian O’Donovan made a great run through the Kilteely defence and struck a trademark left foot shot over the goalkeeper into the back of the net. Kilteely got two points in the closing stages to leave the final score 1-7 to 0-4 in our favour. Many thanks to the Kilteely-Dromkeen club for the tea and sandwiches afterwards before our long drive home.
Team: M. Stack, H. Dunne, K. Sweeney, K. McMahon, J. Wallace, B. O’Donovan (1-0), S. Shine (0-1), P. Costello, J. Fitzgerald, A. Mulvihill, D. Sheahan, S. Culhane, F. Geoghegan, M. Culhane (0-4), James Wallace (0-2) . Subs: T. Scanlon for F. Geoghegan, P. Culhane for A. Mulvihill, M. Sheehy for M. Stack, P. Horan for D.Sheehan, K. Scanlon for P. Costello, S. Lyons, E. Mulvihill.
Limerick Senior Footballers
Well done to the Limerick senior footballers on their 2-10 to 1-5 victory over Clare in Newcastle West last Sunday. Our own Kevin Moore made his first competitive appearance for the team in the match and contributed a point during the first half. It was the first time in 16 years since a Glin player lined out for the Limerick seniors in the league or championship. The player on that occasion was Noelie Mulvihill who played in the 1999 Munster championship semi-final game against Cork. Survival in Division 3 is now in Limerick’s own hands as a win against Louth next Sunday will avoid relegation. Come on Limerick!
The first development draw of 2015 will take place on the 11th of April next. It costs €100 for the year which can be paid through the year if you wish. There will be 10 draws during the year with various prizes of up to €13,000 and also a guaranteed lotto jackpot of €10,000 if you match 4 numbers. This draw provides vital funds for our club and county. Contact any committee member or Declan Reidy on 086 7916852 to join. If any of our development draw members still have outstanding subscriptions please contact your promoter as it is vital these subscriptions are paid prior to the start of the next draw. Many thanks to all existing members of the draw for your continued support.
The first round of the West Junior B league will take place the week after next. We are in Group 1 with Athea, Gerald Griffins and Mountcollins. Group 2 contains Ballysteen, St. Senans, Knockaderry, Rathkeale and St. Kierans. We have consistently done well at the league stage over the last few years, reaching semi-finals in 2012 and 2014 and the final in 2013. Anyone who’s interested in playing is more than welcome to be part of the team, especially if they haven’t played for a few years.
Training continues at the field this Thursday March 26th at 7pm.