DOON GAA CLUB 2021 ROUND-UP
Another All Ireland for Limerick – back to back champions and a third title in 4 years. Undoubtedly the highlight of 2021 and great to see our 4 local boys playing a big part.
Hopes were high after the All Ireland win that our club could put in a big year in the local Senior Championship. With so many players away with Limerick Seniors and u20’s for most of the year a lot of experimenting was done in the league which was played on a divisional basis . We beat Cappamore, Murroe, Pallas
In the Championship we were drawn in a group with Ahane and Patrickswell. We won both of these games to top our group and qualify for the Co Semi Final. An injury to Barry Murphy in the Patrickswell game which ended his year put a big damper on things.
We had a break to the semi final as we awaited our opponents to come from the Quarter Finals. Kilmallock emerged from this as our semi final opponents. A poor performance by our lads in this game ended our Championship hopes for 2021 .
Our Junior A team competed in the League and County championship. In the championship we beat Monaleen, Askeaton and Pa
In the Junior B championship , we lost to South Liberties and Fedamore and drew with Pallasgreen . This ended our involvement in the championship.
U21 Championship - Doon are 3 in a row winners of this competition. Huge Congratulations to them.
Doon GAA Underage Report
There was a change in age groups for underage competitions introduced in 2021 in Limerick. The
major competitions of U14 and U16 were changed to U13 , U15 and U17. Some 2020 competitions
were not completed in the calendar year due to the lockdown which the country went back into last
Autumn / Winter.
Our U14’s had reached the 2020 county final last year but the game could not be played due to
health restrictions. This game against Bruff was finally played on Bank Holiday Monday the 7 th June.
This was the 1 st underage competitive game of the season and with limited numbers only parents
were able to attend what was a great occasion in Rathkeale. Our lads were victorious on a score line
of Doon 2 – 9 to Bruff 0 – 14 in a close and hard fought game with Doon snatching the lead in the
dying minutes. Congratulations to all involved.
Our U17’s had their 1 st game on the 7 th July with a thrilling draw against an excellent Kildimo team.
They followed this up with wins over Garryspillane, Kilmallock
they were joint top of their group. This qualified them for the County Semi Final which was played
on Saturday the 9 th October against Newcastle West in Croagh. Unfortunately Doon lost this close
and exciting game by 2 points.
Our U15’s who had just won last years U14 championship were not so lucky at the new grade. Theye
went into the competition with quite a few injuries and lost their 1 st game against Bruff on the 5 th
July. This was followed with a draw against Na Piarsaigh and losses to Monaleen, Ahane and Murroe
Boher. The final group game was a win against Killeedy Tournafulla. This was not enough to qualify
for the knockout stages of the championship but it was enough to qualify for the Shield Final against
Ahane which was played on the 25 th September. Doon had a good win in this on a scoreline of Doon
4 – 15 to Ahane 1 – 12.
Our U13’s had a great year playing their 1 st game against Kilmallock on the 17 th June. This was a win
against Kilmallock. This was followed with wins over Ballybrown and Ahane and a loss to Hospital
Herbertstown. These results were enough to finish top of the group. This was followed with a great
win over Na Piarsaigh in the County Semi-Final. The County Final was played on Sunday the 3 rd
October in the Claughaun Field on Childers Road. A huge crowd watched a highly entertaining game
between Doon and Monaleen which saw Doon lose by the narrowest margin on a scoreline of Doon
2 – 9 to Monaleen 3 – 7.
U6s – U11s
Our younger players played consistently in leagues and blitzes throughout the Summer and trained
hard with the help of a large number of volunteers and coaches.
Our Cul Camp held in July was a great success. The weather held good and the kids had a great time.
Thanks to all who helped throughout the year.
We congratulate all our players who have represented Limerick in 2021.
Barry Murphy, Darragh O Donavan, Pat Ryan and Richie English on winning back to back Senior Munster and All Ireland, and their third All Ireland in 4 years
Adam English and Tomas Lynch on winning the 2020 Munster Hurling Final which was delayed into 2021 because of Covid restrictions.
Adam English, Bob Purcell, Chris Thomas , Cian O Donavan, Cormac Ryan and Eddie Stokes who were on the Limerick u20 panel this year.
Garreth Thomas, Kevin Maher and Tomas Lynch with the u17’s.
Donal Coughlan and Sean Og Blackmore with the u16’s
Aidan Moloney, John Stokes, Sean Conway, Sean McDonald, Shane O Grady and Tommy Ryan with the u15’s.
A huge congratulations to Darragh O Donavan on his recent All Star nomination.
Off the field of play, we made a number of notable developments to our facilities.
During the early summer, we installed a new electronic scoreboard to compliment our existing facilities . We would like to thank Padraig Maher and MM Maher Groundworks and Contracting for coming on board with us with their very kind sponsorship.
We would also like to thank Ned and Cora O Dwyer for their continued sponsorship of our Senior team.
More recently, we installed full lighting around our walkway , which will be a huge addition to the whole community over the winter months. These lights will come on 7 days a week at dusk and will remain on until 9.30 every night.
We would like to thank all our voluntary workers for their help during the year. Also to all our sponsors and supporters for their continued financial support during the year . Without your support it would not be possible to keep our club going and continue to improve our facilities