A Year To Remember
My highlights of the year as secretary of Doon G.A.A. club were firstly our senior hurler's participation in the Limerick Co. Senior Final. The occasion brought great buzz and excitement to the parish with bunting up around the village and flags up outside most houses and on cars. The main topic of conversation in the homes and the pubs was are Doon good enough to beat Patrickswell. On the 8th of October the morning of the match the team arrived in the G.A.A. field at 12.45 p.m. for a puck around. After that they had a light snack. Then we left for the Gaelic Grounds Limerick as the match was timed for 3.30 p.m. against Patrickswell. It was great to see all the Doon support there. Everyone was dressed in red and white. It seemed every Doon person in Ireland was there as well as some from the across the water and I take this opportunity to thank you all. Our team played great but luck was not with us and we lost by a single point. To lose a Co. Final is heartbreaking and especially so when you see tears in young men's eyes. But life goes on and we have to live with our disappointment . We live in hope for that day when Doon will win a County Senior Final and prove to everyone what great hurlers they are.
Secondly the winning of the U14 Feile na Gael for the second year in succession was another great achievement. It took place in Belfast and they did the club proud losing in the semi-finals to the eventual winners of the competition Sarsfields of Cork. This bodes well for the future of the club and we hope that they go on and further their achievements in the future.
PATH TO THE FINAL
Round 1 - Doon 5-10, Claughaun 0-13, on June 25th in Caherconlish. Round 2 - Doon 1-18 - Ballybrown 1-13, on July 16th in Kilmallock. Round 3 - Doon 0-13, Na Piarsiagh 1-9, on July 23rd in Kilmallock. County Quarter Final - Doon 1-14, Killeedy 1-11, on Aug. 12th in Kilmallock.
Co. Semi-Final - Doon 1-16, Garryspillane 1-14, on Sept. 3rd in Gaelic Grounds
Co.Final – Doon 0-15, Patrickswell 0-16, on Oct. 8th in Gaelic Grounds.
Finally I would like to thank anyone who contributed be it financially or otherwise which helped to make this special occasion possible and also those whose support our weekly lotto, the Limerick Development Draw and our various other fund-raising events.