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10th May

Results: Senior league – V Dromin Athlacca, a good win for the boys 2-22 to 0-10. Junior league – v Staker Wallace, a loss of 1-06 to 3-16. Both matches were played in very unpleasant cold wet evenings. Well done to our players and mentors and supporters who turn out in such unpleasant conditions.

Fixtures: no matches for a few weeks. Friday 26th v Effin, Senior league and Junior league v Bruff on Sunday 28th.

Lotto: no winner – numbers drawn 8, 18, 24, 30
€40 lucky dip Michelle Cronin, Promotor Carmel Murphy
€20 lucky dips, Josh, Mattie, Jamie, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Ruth Fox, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Holly Sheehy, Promotor Centra, Joe McCarthy, Promotor Brendan O Brien.

3rd May

Results; Senior league Blackrock 1-11 Glenroe 0-17. The Limerick U20 hurling team bowed out of competition during the week losing to Cork by one point in a good match in the Gaelic Grounds. Well done to Sean O'Neill. Best wishes to Jimmy Quilty with the Limerick Senior hurlers who have a break following a rare defeat these days to Clare. Best of luck in the upcoming match v Tipperary.

Fixtures: Senior league V Dromin Athlacca Saturday 6th in Athlacca at 7pm. Junior League V Staker Wallace on Sunday 7th at 6.30 in Kilfinane.

Best wishes: Continued success to Daithi Heffernan and Dylan Dawson currently playing Championship hurling with London, and Patrick Kennedy with Thailand GAA football team, and to all our players in Australia, Canada, the Emirates and elsewhere.

Lotto: no winner – numbers drawn 10, 14, 23, 30
€40 lucky dip John O'Farrell. Promotor Brendan O'Brien
€20 lucky dips Mark O'Sullivan, Promotor Brendan O'Brien, Joan Coughlan, Promotor Harrys, Tom and Carmel Murphy, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Seoirse Bulfin, Promotor Brendan O'Brien

12th April

The U15 boys played in Feile on Saturday and won their matches over Staker Wallace and Knockainy, 2 teams pulled out so we only had 2 matches. So onto Monday beating Granagh Ballingarry in the Semifinal. A loss to Pallasgreen by 2 points was the result in the final. Hard luck.

Fixtures: We play Bruff on Tuesday 11th in the Senior league, Bruree in the Junior league on Friday 14th in Kilfinane at 6.30, and the Senior league continues on Tuesday 18th V Kilmallock in Kilmallock at 6.45.

Development Update: McSweeney Sports Surfaces have confirmed they will start the installation of artificial surface at the goals on Tuesday next, April 11th. Therefore, the pitch will be closed from Tuesday to Thursday / Friday. They are to start work in front of the ball wall straight after. 
We respectfully request that you do not enter the pitch at any time while they are carrying out their work. The field is strictly closed while work is underway.
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Results: Our opposition in the Senior and Junior leagues this week was Garryspillane. The Juniors drew 1-17 to 2-14 on Friday night and a win on Saturday night in the Senior league by 2 points 1-14 to 0-15.
Congratulations to the Limerick Senior hurlers, including Jimmy Quilty, league winners over Kilkenny on Sunday 9th. Luimneach abu. 
Wins also for the U16A camogie team in the Munster final v Cork and the U16B camogie team V Tipperary. Well done to the teams especially the local girls involved.

Lotto: no winner – numbers drawn – 9, 17, 21, 26
€40 lucky dip – Breda Mulcahy. Promotor Brendan O Brien
€20 lucky dips – Mary Ann McDonnell. Promotor Harry’s, Pat O’Connor. Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Tommy Murphy. Promotor Centra, Ally and Eva Hennessy. Promotor Brendan O’Brien

5th April

Membership has closed. Thanks to all who have paid membership

Tickets are now for sale for the round robin element for the senior county hurling championship and can be got in Centra or online. Tickets are not available through the club until later matches in the championship

Thanks to the McManus family for the sponsorship of the Con and Annie Kirby dog race, our dog Burgess Canon took a tumble in the race and failed to qualify for next week. The following week 15th JJ Beechinor and Alex Fitzgerald represent Blackrock Bord na nOg at the dog track in the long puck. All support would be welcome. Free passes available. Contact Carmel

Fixtures. We play Garryspillane in the Senior and Junior leagues over Easter. We play the Senior league at 6.30 on Saturday 8th in Knocklong. The junior fixture may change due to the league final Limerick v Kilkenny

The refixed Bruree match for the juniors takes place Friday 14th at 6.30 in Kilfinane.

Best wishes to Limerick in the league first division final.

There was no winner of the club lotto, numbers drawn 5, 8, 16, 18. €40 lucky dip Brid and Marg, Promotor Centra. €20 lucky dips, Mgt O Rourke, Promotor Neil Hennessy, Breda O Sullivan, Promotor Breda Walsh, Tommy Lee, promotor Brendan O Brien, Joan Quinn Promotor Breda Walsh. Jackpot remains at €13,000.

30th March

Membership; we appreciate all who have chosen to be members of Blackrock GAA in the past.

Membership is compulsory for;

  • Players cannot play without being a member of the club, an individual player has no insurance without being a paid up member and cannot take to the field.
  • Officers and officials, trainers etc. cannot be involved in the club without membership and the relevant insurance cover needed for active members. This includes all trainers officers etc of Bord na nOg.
  • Social membership; for use of the walking track or gym which are under the GAA insurance, all people who use these facilities need social membership.

Membership is not compulsory for;

  • Supporters and general public – do not require membership unless they want to be in a draw for tickets for Limerick matches when demand ensures there will be a draw. However we appreciate the support. All draws for tickets are member only.

LGFA players – require a LGFA membership.

There is also a membership/lotto offer which needs immediate attention.

All memberships close on 31st March. This is the closing date for all GAA clubs and is strictly enforced

Well done to all the Limerick teams over the last week, wins for the U18’s, U20’s and Senior Limerick hurlers, with Sean O Neill playing with the U20’s, and the U16, Junior and Senior Camogie teams, with Laura and Katie O Connor with the Junior team, Claire Power, Ellen Meehan and Rosie Quilty with the Minors, and Eimear O Donovan with the u16’s all from the Blackrock Effin Camogie teams.

Fixtures; the All County leagues commence next weekend, the Premier Intermediates have a bye and the Junior A team play Bruree on Sunday night the 2nd in Kilfinane at 6pm. Over Easter the Prem Intermediates play Garryspillane in Knocklong and the Junior A’s play Ballyagran in Ballyagran, details to follow.

There was no winner of the club lotto; numbers drawn 2, 18, 20, 24. €40 lucky dip Jimmy Quilty Jnr, Promotor Carmel Murphy, €20 lucky dips Dave O Flaherty Promotor Fintan Leahy, Joan Quinn Promotor Breda Walsh, Martin Hennessy Promotor Brendan O Brien, Pauline Kenneally Promotor Centra. Jackpot remains at €13,000.

23rd March

Congratulations to the Limerick Senior hurlers who play Tipperary in the league semifinal next weekend after a comprehensive win over Wexford on Sunday, hard luck to the Senior footballers who are relegated to division 3 for 2024 after a loss to Kildare.

Congratulations to the Grand Slam winners of the Senior mens rugby team and the mens u20 rugby team, special mention to Conor O Tigearnaigh whose mum is Mary Connolly from Ardpatrick, congrats to the Connolly and McCarthy families, Sycamore Lodge.

Fixtures; the Junior and Senior leagues begin the weekend of the 1st April. More details next week.

Lotto; 9th March, numbers drawn 7, 8, 11, 25, €40 Seamie Ryan, Promotor Carmel Murphy, €20 Liam Moloney, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Georgina O Sullivan, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Ted O Sullivan, Promotor Brendan O Brien, David Murphy, Promotor Carmel Murphy.

Lotto 16th March, numbers drawn 10, 12, 22, 30, €40 Kathleen O Sullivan, Green Bar, Promotor Brendan O Brien, €20 Kate Sheehy, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Elaine O Toole, Promotor Breda Walsh, John Bowles, Promotor Con Danaher, Joan Quinn, Promotor Breda Walsh,

As the lotto remains at €13,000 an extra €1000 was given out - €200 to Ruairi O Shaughnessy, Promotor Breda Walsh, Dave Buckley, Mountain View, Promotor Breda Walsh, Liam McAuliffe Promotor Brendan O Brien, The Murphy family Murins Cross, Promotor Centra, Helen Sheehy Promotor Brendan O Brien.

8th March

This week we lost one of our longest serving members of the Club. Donie O Sullivan was a player, an officer, caretaker of the field for many years, lotto promotor until very recently and our Club President.  Donie never missed a match or a meeting and maintained a keen interest in the club, recently watching his nephews and grandsons take to the field. He would be the first person to greet you at the gate when doing the gates for the South Bord, always with a smile and a chat.  Predeceased by his beloved Kathleen he will be sadly missed by a large family of O’Sullivans and Kennedys.  We extend our sincere sympathy to Donie Jnr, Marie, Tommy, Jose and Brid, daughters and sons in law, grandchildren, and great grandchild, sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, cousins, the extended O’Sullivan families, many relatives and friends.

UL freshers; Sean O’Neill was on the team with UL freshers who lost to NUIG in the All Ireland final.

Limerick Senior hurlers, well done to Jimmy Quilty and the Limerick team on the defeat of Galway in the league.  Limerick junior camogie recently played Antrim, and Clare, local sisters Katie and Laura O’Connor are part of this team and also a mention to Tournafullas Naoimi Ryan, daughter of Dermot Ryan also on the team.

Best of luck to all Limerick teams out in the next week.

Fixtures, the South Senior hurling league and the South Junior A hurling leagues begin the 1st April, please see notes for master fixtures and face book for up to date fixtures. 

Lotto; no winner of the jackpot, numbers drawn were 6 13 20 27. €40 lucky dip went to Tom Gleeson, Promotor Brendan O Brien, the €20 lucky dips went to Pa Collopy, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Jimmy Croker, Promotor Brendan, Aisling O’Brien, Promotor Brendan O’Brien, Ciaran Considine, Promotor Carmel Murphy, the Jackpot remains at €13,000.

 1st March

The clothes collection is over and huge thanks to everyone who donated clothes, we had over 300 bags at 40c a kg.  We really appreciate the effort people put in to organise the clothes etc. The money will be used to light the ball wall and will help with the fencing around the walking track.

Membership is due and the closing date is looming. The only access to tickets for intercounty matches is through membership.  

Well done to the Limerick Senior hurlers on a fine win over Galway in the league.

Lotto; no winner.  The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 9, 29. The €40 went to Chloe Quane, Promotor Harry’s, the €20 lucky dips went to Helen Soundy, Promotor Breda Walsh, John Boles, Promotor Con Danaher, Liam Quane, Promotor Maura Quane, Damien Lee, Promotor Carmel Murphy. The Jackpot remains at €13,000.

22nd February

It is the final week for the clothes collection, finishing at 11 am on Saturday 25th when the clothes will be taken away. No clothes will be accepted after this time. We will be in the field Thursday from 6.45 to 8pm and Saturday from 9 to 11am.  If you contact me we can organise for an alternative time or have the clothes collected from you.

Membership for the year is due now and will close in March.

Lotto; no winner, numbers drawn were 6, 23, 24, 27. The €40 lucky dip went to Jimmy Crowe, Promotor Neilus Hennessy, the €20 lucky dips went to Tom O Callaghan, Promotor Dave Sheehy, Teresa Carroll, Promotor Mollys, Pat Ryan Jnr, Promotor Dugout, Jimmy Denihan, Promotor Brendan O Brien. The Jackpot remains at €13,000

15th February

Congratulations to Jimmy Quilty who made his league debut with Limerick Senior hurlers V Clare on Saturday when Limerick got off to winning ways.

Anyone renewing their lotto/membership combination needs to make contact with the club. Many thanks to all that have renewed for 2023. 

The Ireland lights up walking continues on Thursday nights at 7.30. all welcome.

Club hurling leagues will commence in the next few weeks. Details to follow.

Best wishes to Bruff Junior B team who have reached the All Ireland final.

The clothes collection finishes on 25th February at 11am, no bags will be accepted after this.  If you have bags for us, they can be dropped to the Pavillion on Thursdays at 6.45 to 8pm or Saturday 18th from 2pm to 4pm.  We can make arrangements to collect outside of this time.  All wearable clothes welcome, shoes, belts, bags, bedclothes, blankets, all going to Eastern Europe and Africa. No duvets or pillows please.  Many thanks to everyone who has dropped off bags of clothes already, much appreciated.

Lotto;  there was no winner of the club lotto, numbers drawn 8 11 14 26.  €40 lucky dip winner, Ned O Brien, Promotor Brendan O Brien, €20 lucky dip winners, Kayleigh McCarthy, Promotor Harry’s, Mary Ann McDonnell, Promotor Harry’s. Tony Roche, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Noreen Lawlor, Promotor Brendan O Brien.  The Jackpot remains at €13,000

8th February

The proposed championship fixtures for the Premier Intermediate and Junior A Hurling teams are out, see facebook for same.

Jimmy Quilty was a sub on the first Limerick Senior hurlers league match v Cork at the weekend, a loss by one point, and the Senior footballers lost to Dublin on Sunday.

Membership and lotto money is due. Contact the club re same

The clothes collection continues with the closing date 25th February. Collections on Thursday nights from 6.45 to 8pm, and on Saturday 18th February 2 to 4pm and the last day is Saturday 25th February 9 to 11 am. The clothes will be going to Eastern Europe and Africa and we appreciate all that have already been handed in. Outside of these times we can organise for collection.  Contact the club re same.

Ireland lights up walk continues on Thursdays at 7.30 on the walking track, all welcome.

Lotto; no winner of the jackpot, the numbers drawn were 1 12 15 20.  The €40 lucky dip went to Ted O Sullivan, promotor Brendan O Brien, €20 lucky dips went to Teresa Carroll, Promotor Centra, Jim O Sullivan, Promotor Dugout, Derek McGrath Promotor Brendan O Brien, Pat Sheehy, Promotor Brendan O Brien.  Jackpot next week is €13,000.

1st February

Membership due, please contact whoever you normally pay if you want to be a member this year.
We will shortly be starting our field development as we are in a position to draw down the start of our sports capital grant to do the Astro turf covering to the ball wall.
We are currently collecting wearable clothes, shoes etc for collection on 25th February. See posters or facebook for details. These clothes will be going to Eastern Europe and Africa for use there.
Our weekly walk continues on Thursdays at 7.30 as part of the healthy initiative. All welcome.
Lotto; 19th January. Numbers drawn, 12 17 23 25. No winner of the jackpot. €40 lucky dip winner, Simon Mackessy, Promotor Brendan O Brien. €20 lucky dip winners; Sheena and Jack Kenny, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Nicola Hennessy, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Lorraine O Sullivan, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Paul Philpot, Promotor Centra.
Lotto; 26th January. Numbers drawn, 3 5 18 22. No winner of the jackpot. €40 lucky dip winner, Joan Quinn, Promoter Breda Walsh. €20 lucky dip winners; Ed Douglas, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Aileen McMahon, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Simon Mackessy, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Eamon Dinehan, Promotor Brendan O Brien.
Jackpot remains at €13,000.

25th Jan

Well done to Limerick Senior hurlers v Kerry especially Jimmy Quilty making his first competitive start for the Senior hurlers. 

Hard luck to the Senior Footballers who took Cork to extra time in the McGrath cup final.

Last week for All Ireland ticket draw, €10 per ticket.

Weekly walk continues on the walking track on Thursdays at 7.30 pm. All welcome. No dogs please.

Anyone who wants to drop off clothes can do so on Thursdays between 6.45 and 8pm or contact Carmel or Brendan for alternative times. 

January Update

Limerick Senior hurlers played Cork on Sunday 15 th January in the Coop superstores league, with Jimmy Quilty coming on in the second half to the corner back position for his first Senior hurling match. Well done Jimmy, Limerick lost by one point 1-16 to 0-20.

Lotto; no winner, numbers drawn 3 10 22 23. The €40 lucky dip went to Alan and Caroline Walsh Treada na Ri, Promotor Breda Walsh. The €20 lucky dips went to Seoirse Bulfin, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Annette and Brian Crowley, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Tom, Carmel and Sean, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Liam O Brien, Promotor Brendan O Brien. The lotto jackpot remains at €13,000.

Membership and annual lotto now due. Fees can be paid online through the links on Foireann. 
Full Adult Membership is €40. Membership + Lotto for the year is €120, €100 for OAP and Student. Student / OAP is €20
Social Membership is €20 - this does not entitle you to be included for match ticket draws. Bord na nOg player is €25.

Bonus Ball:
Brendan O'Brien is selling lines for a weekly bonus bingo, €5 each week for 4 weeks. Prize of €100 (local) voucher each week. Contact Brendan on 0876109709 if you wish to purchase.

Ireland Lights Up:
Walks will be held around the walking track each week for the coming weeks on Thursday at 7.30pm. Please come and join us.

Clothes collection:
We are currently doing a clothes collection, the final day of which is Feb 25th. Clothes can be dropped weekly to the Club House from 7pm to 8pm on a Thursday up until Feb 25th.

Blackrock Gym:
Strength & Conditioning Classes: Currently, there are 3 weekly classes held in the gym for members with some experience using weights (Mon, Wed, Fri at 6.30), this class is nearly full, but a few places are remaining and can be given on a first come first served basis. People need to be a paid up member of Blackrock GAA for insurance purposes (€20 for a social membership, full membership is €40). A waiting list will be operated. Fees are €100 per quarter and €5 each night. Contact Patrick Sheehy for more information on 087 9591239.

Mothers & Others: This group will be using the gym on a Thursday evening from 7 to 8 for the next 6 weeks for training sessions. All need to be members, a link for LGFA is on Foireann. Contact Joy Walsh for more information on 087 6113717.

Blackrock Teams: Teams will be using the gym as part of their S&C. If they wish to use the gym outside of their team sessions then the cost to join is €100 for adults and €50 for u18s per quarter.
Fees can be paid to Patrick Sheehy or Maura Quane. Only people who are experienced with using gym equipment will be permitted to use the gym without supervision. It is hoped to bring other classes to the gym in due course. We will keep you updated.

GAA National Draw:
Draw for a car and multiple other prizes. €10 per ticket. Prizes are put up by Croke Park. All proceeds stay within the club. Contact Carmel for more information on 087 2735458.

Club Championship; Congratulations to Monaleen who are All Ireland Intermediate hurling Champions. Well done, enjoy the experience.

4th January

The new year started with a very enjoyable long puck. 21 teams participated with Richie McCarthy, Liam Walsh, Dave Healy and Barry O Shaughnessy winning the competition. They kindly returned the prize money to the club funds.

Membership is €40 the year for adults, with an offer of €120 for lotto and a lotto subscription for 2023. For OAP and students it is €20 and €100 for lotto and membership combination. This membership is required for entry to any draw for tickets for Limerick matches.
Social membership is required for use of the walking track or gym, €20.
The gym involves social membership of €20 for Blackrock GAA and a separate gym membership to use the gym. Contact the club for details

Lotto 22nd December 2022; no winner. Numbers drawn 3 6 10 11
€40 lucky dip; Avril Noonan, Kilmallock, Promotor Brendan O Brien,€20 lucky dips David Crowe, Promotor Neilus Hennessy, P Moloney, Glenroe, Sean Guerin, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Joan Quinn, Promotor Breda Walsh.
Christmas Bonus Draw, €20 lucky dips; Denis O Riordan, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Aoife Conroy Galway, Promotor Harrys, Mary Keogh, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Noreen Lawlor, Promotor Breda Walsh, Dave Moloney, Promotor Carmel Murphy, Don O’Flaherty Promotor Carmel Murphy, Pat O’Connor, Promotor Brendan O Brien, Helen O’Flaherty Promotor Breda Walsh, Neilus Hennessy, Promotor Neilus Hennessy, Denis McDonnell, Promotor Brendan O Brien.
The first draw of the new year will be on Thursday 12th January for a jackpot of €13,000.

Happy New Year to all our supporters and members, best wishes to all our teams and managements for 2023.