Glenroe GAA club is situated in South County Limerick between Ballylanders and Kilfinnane. Hurling in Glenroe has been played well before the birth of the GAA. At present it competes at intermediate level in Limerick hurling competitions, and caters from this age group down to boys and girls at under-8 level. Current players are drawn from the parishesiof Glenroe, Ballyorgan, Ballylanders, Knockadea, Kilbehenny and Anglesborough.
The club is going through a vibrant period at the moment. The intermediate hurlers are a relatively young side with a sprinkling of players who have represented Limerick at inter-county level. While at Bórd na n-Óg level, there is a new spirit amongst the teams as they are once again competing with the best for honours at South Limerick and county level. C
Dave McCarthy (RIP)
A fitting tribute by Matt O’ Callaghan.
It is with a very heavy heart and a profound sense of sadness that we pen this tribute to somebody we find hard to comprehend is no longer with us, David McCarthy. The passing of Dave to his eternal reward on this Sunday has robbed his family of a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and robbed this community of a titan, a leader of men. On succumbing to his final illness which he fought with incredible courage and fortitude, Dave has left an indelible legacy and imprint on this community which he loved, led and served so faithfully until the Almighty decided it was time for him to go and that his recent suffering should be brought to an end. A born leader is a cliché so often tossed about but it very aptly describes the Dave McCarthy that we all knew and were privileged to call our friend. He has been a leader of our community since his teenage years when he was one of the pioneers starting a Youth Club in the parish in the early 1970s. It was the start of his lifelong dedication to community activity and which found expression through the local Drama Group and above all the Glenroe G.A.A. He was a leading member of the drama group and his ability for spontaneous laughter was infectious as was his ability to make others laugh with the various roles he was cast in over the years. He had a lifelong love for the G.A.A. and it was no surprise when he not just immersed himself in the club but spearheaded and pioneered its development and the provision of the facilities that are there today which will be an eternal shrine to his memory. Dave did not just live for today, he had a vision and a dream for the GAA club and he unselfishly dedicated himself to making it a reality. He differed with people along the way but had the innate ability through gentle persuasiveness to reach a consensus.. He used the carrot and stick approach but there was much more carrot and little or no stick, he had the ability to find common ground. One thing he never wavered on was his quest for perfection in everything he did, he was a quintessential perfectionist and steadfastly refused to accept anything but the best and the G.A.A. facilities in Glenroe today are testament to his attention to detail and the inspirational drive and leadership that he provided. The love he had for the G.A.A., he inculcated it into his family and they are now involved and carrying on the work to fulfil the dream as he was involved in driving further developments when his time in this world came to an untimely end. Our community is in deep morning as it tries to take in the loss of somebody who contributed so much in his all too short stay on this earth. Dave no words can come anyway near expressing the gratitude for all you have done and what you have left behind for the generations to come in the parish and the G.A.A. club that was so dear to you. To Mary his wife, sons Diarmuid, Justin, Stephen, David, daughter Maria, sisters Maire and Bríd, his grandchildren and his extended family we express our heartfelt sympathy.
Under-14s win Seamus Murphy Cup
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