GAA / UCD Community entrepreneurship programme

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the GAA-UCD Community entrepreneurship programme to the Munster region. The GAA and the Innovation Academy UCD through the Community Entrepreneurship Programme are providing very direct support to individuals living in rural communities to take that step to becoming self-employed. This is about job creation, about maintaining vibrant and economically successful communities and providing a viable alternative to emigration.

The collaboration will build on the combined strengths of the two parties, (i) community participation on the part of the GAA, (ii) action based entrepreneurial education as developed by the UCD Innovation Academy on the part of UCD.

The next course is kindly hosted by the Munster GAA office in Limerick. Its a 18 week part-time course (Every Tuesday/Wednesday) and participants can apply for a free place through Springboard courses. The next course commences on Tuesday May the 20th, but places can be secured until the 28th of May.

We are holding an information evening on Tuesday the 13th of May between 5 and 8pm in the GAA Munster Head quarters (Limerick) where people will be able to come and find out more about this powerful GAA-UCD programme.

This programme is being Championed by a great Munster Entrepreneur in Frank Murphy (CEO Monex).

Attached are more details of the course and we hope you can distribute this information to anyone you feel might benefit from this course.

GAA-UCD Community entrepreneurship programme

Irish Daily Star National Camogie League Division 4 Final Replay – Limerick 5-5 Kerry 1-10

Limerick defeated Kerry by 5-5 to 1-10 in the Irish Daily Star National Camogie League Division 4 Final Replay on Sunday May 11th at Newcastlewest.

Limerick 5-05 Kerry 1-10

Kerry fought back but Limerick held on for the title

Limerick held off a stunning Kerry fight-back in the second half to be crowned Irish Daily Star Camogie League Division 4 champions after a 5-05 to 1-10 victory in this thrilling replay in Newcastle West.

Ger Curtin’s team needed a late point to earn a second bite of the cherry and were never behind on home turf this time around. Indeed, they led by three goals at half time and looked to be cruising to a comfortable success. That was to reckon without the character of a Kerry squad competing in the league for the first time. Nor did it take into account the prodigious Sara Murphy, who followed up her magnificence in the drawn game with another tour de force that yielded all bar one point of her side’s tally.

That stunning contribution brought Kerry level with five minutes remaining, but Limerick finished with goals from their saviour in the drawn encounter, Caitrín de Bhál, and Sarah Collins to stop their opponents in their tracks. Limerick got off to a brilliant start with a goal from Elaine Kennedy in the second minute. It was a very well-worked score, with the quick transference of the sliotar bemusing the Kerry defence.
The final pass found Kennedy unattended and she made no mistake from close range.

Murphy she got her side off the mark from a free. Lisa Scanlon responded from a long-distance placed ball before Murphy notched up her second pointed free. Kennedy struck for her second goal after 17 minutes though, following some fine play in the corner by Margaret Lynch, and within two minutes, Collins made it 3-1 to 0-2, with an unstoppable shot for the first of her two majors. David Doyle’s crew managed to tighten up their defence until the significant closing moments of the game but trailing by 3-03 to 0-03 at half time, their prospects weren’t looking good.

Doyle certainly worked the oracle during the interval though and Kerry were a completely different outfit after the resumption. Points from Murphy (free), Laura Collins and Murphy again (45) increased confidence and when Murphy followed up another converted free with a goal the margin was down to two points suddenly. Kerry were flying and Limerick were clearly teetering.

Muireann Creamer steadied the ship momentarily for the hosts with their first score of the second half but Murphy punished Limerick indiscipline on three further occasions to bring the sides level on 3-04 to 1-10 with five minutes left. At this juncture, all the momentum was with Kerry but Limerick showed tremendous spirit to dig deep in the defining period of the game. De Bhál put them ahead with a point before Collins pounced for a 58th minute goal. As Kerry poured forward, de Bhál capitalised on the gaps to grab another goal in injury time.

SCORERS FOR LIMERICK: E Kennedy, S Collins 2-00 each; C de Bhál 1-01; L Scanlon 0-02(fs); K Carroll, M Creamer 0-01 each

SCORERS FOR KERRY: S Murphy 1-09 (0-08fs, 0-01 45); L Collins 0-01