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St. Mary’s Hurling Club has big plans for summer

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s


We play the next round of the County Championship in Holycross next Saturday against Drom and Inch. Throw-in is at 7.30 pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.

The South Championship kicks off on the following weekend against Kilsheelan-Kilcash. The match takes place in Monroe with a throw-in time of 6 pm.

Junior B:

The next match in the South Championship takes place against Killenaule on Saturday, June 8th in Kilsheelan at 7.00 pm.

Under 10s:

There was a fantastic turnout of U/10 boys last Saturday for a blitz in the GAA Centre. In all 35 St Mary’s boys took advantage of the fine day and showed off their hurling skills. Four-Mile-Water, Cashel and Newcastle were the visiting teams and with plenty of supporters there was a great atmosphere. Many thanks to all those who helped out on the day, especially with the refreshments. 
This under 10 group has a very busy schedule for the next eight weeks with blitzes and competitions on Saturday mornings therefore our Monday night training sessions with the full group have become very important. It takes place in the High School Field from 7 pm to 8 pm. Anyone who wants advance notice of dates etc. or any queries contact Paddy 086-6685130.

St. Mary’s CBS Hurling League Final:

The St. Mary’s C.B.S. hurling league final was played last Thursday afternoon. Both teams served up a feast of great juvenile hurling with hooking, blocking and some nice ground hurling. The winners were captained by Barry Keogh, injured prior to the final, and Ben Owens deputised for him on the day. The final score was 2-6 to 1-3. The Kilkenny team played their hearts out but the Cork goalkeeper Ben Norris was just brilliant in the closing stages of the game.
The two smallest players on the field were outstanding, namely Christopher Grogan for Cork and Sean Leahy for Kilkenny. Others to play well were Josh Ryan, Simon Farrell, Dylan Guiry for Kilkenny and for Cork, Ben Owens, Adam Hassett, Ryan Power showed up well.
The game was refereed by Teacher David Williams. 
Jimmy Collins presented the O’Shea Cup to the winners and medals to the winners and runners- up.
Our club certainly appreciates the work being done in St. Mary’s CBS for the game of hurling.

Munster U-21 Hurling 

Well done to Seamus Kennedy, who played his part in the half-back line in Tipperary’s seven point win over Limerick in Thurles last week.

Cul Camp:

It’s that time of year again, and we will run a Hurling Cul Camp commencing on Monday, July 1st at the GAA Centre. More details, as well as the application forms, will be available from all the juvenile coaches. The camp is aimed at children from 5 to 14 years, and has proved both popular and successful over the years. So if you’re wondering how to occupy your budding hurling stars in the first week in July, look no further than Cul Camp!

Golf Classic

We are running a Golf Classic on Friday 23rd August 2013 to help raise funds to finance the day to day running of the club. The cost of entry is €150 for a team of three and this includes the Green Fee and a meal for all three golfers. Alternatively your business can sponsor a Tee for €50.

Please contact the following to arrange a tee time:

John O’Connor: 087-8391542 John Kennedy: 087-2416447 Conal Murphy

Ger Deely: 087-2842121 John Carew: 086-8317591 Noel Buckley: 087-8537266 Ger Quigley: 087-6486790


The club extends its sympathy to the Hillery family, Baron Park, on the death of their mother Mary. Mary also has two brothers, 
Canon John Flannery who is in 
Roscrea, and Fr. Joe Flannery who ministers in Australia, Joe played minor hurling for St. Mary’s many many moons ago. R.I.P.

Our sympathy is also extended to the Burke family of Springmount on the death of their brother, Eddie, one of nature’s gentlemen.

Eddie’s brother, Austin, won a South Minor hurling medal in 1953 with St. Mary’s. His brother Mick played minor hurling for us in 1955, 1956 and won a South Minor medal in 1957. Mick played inter-county hurling for Sligo and inter-provincial with Connacht.

We also extend our sympathy to Pat Looram and his family on the recent deaty of Pat’s mother, Maureen, in Clane, Co. Kildare. May she rest in peace.

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