“The experience of the last couple years has come back to us and helped us out” | Garryspillane manager James O’Keefe on seeing out Mungret game

The Bouncers moved onto four points in the Limerick SHC with their Sunday night victory.

Group two of the SHC opened up over the weekend with the latest results blowing the race for qualification spots wide open, including Garryspillane’s win over Mungret St Pauls.

The game finished 2-18 to 1-17, after the side were able to fend off a late Mungret rally and see their way to a second victory of the championship.

Manager James O’Keeffe was full of praise for the character his side showed throughout the game, especially towards the end to ensure the victory.

“We went in at half-time and were a point up or something and we knew had a strong breeze in the second half so we said we’ll push on inside there and if we get the right ball into our forwards, that they were on top, we thought that would do it for us and it did.

“Our boys, there’s great heart in them and I suppose the experience of the last couple of years has come back to us and helped us out in this.”

Adam Sheehan heads up his defence in the Limerick SHC clash between Garryspillane and Mungret St Pauls. Credit: Mungret St Pauls Faceboook

The result leaves Garryspillane level with four other sides on four points, with the qualifying places up for grabs for any of the teams as we approach the penultimate round of fixtures.

And the win puts O’Keeffe’s side in with a real chance of making the cut, but he believes any of the four sides will be worthy of qualifying from the group as he looks ahead to their top of the table clash against Ballybrown.

“It opens up the group, there’s four teams now on four points so any of the four teams could qualify for the two places.

“We’ll enjoy tonight, get back training, we might give the boys a break tomorrow so training Tuesday night and then we have Ballybrown on Thursday night.”

Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content from YouTube, a service provided by an external third party.

YouTube privacy policy

If you accept this notice, your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.

Garryspillane face Ballybrown this Thursday at 6pm in Caherconlish in round four of the Limerick Senior Hurling Championship.

Social Sharing

Posted in

ODDS | Newcastle West favourites to retain their SFC crown as six remain in the hunt

Jimmy Lee's side won all five games in group one after their final day victory over Fr Caseys. ...
Read More

Catriona Davis hails “extra-special” Ladies SFC triumph as Monagea retain crown

It was the first time in their history that Monagea retained the Ladies Senior Football Championship title. Monagea ...
Read More

Quarter-Final fixtures confirmed for Limerick Senior, Intermediate & Junior Football Championships

The group stages of the championships came to an end over the weekend with the the knockout stages ...
Read More

SFC Round Up | Newcastle West and Adare confirm semi-final spots as group stage concludes

The final six in the Limerick Senior Football Championship is set after the concluding round of the group ...
Read More

Monagea retain Limerick Ladies Senior Football title against St Ailbes

The girls from the West retained their title for the first time in their history after a tense ...
Read More

PREVIEW | Limerick Ladies SFC Title on the line as St Ailbes and Monagea face off once more

The undefeated teams meet in a titanic Limerick Ladies SFC Final this weekend. Familiar faces do battle in ...
Read More

Friday Quiz | Can you name the Last 16 Limerick SHC quarter-finalists?

There are sixteen teams to get in today's quiz related to the Limerick Senior Hurling Championship. After an ...
Read More

Team of the Championship | Limerick SHC Group Stages

The Limerick Senior Hurling Championships came to a close over the weekend with six teams still in the ...
Read More