Monday 04th April 2011.

Carrick Swan GAA 

Carrick Swan senior hurlers will play Killenaule in first round of south championship on Friday evening next in Kilsheelan at 6.30 p.m. in a repeat of last year’s final. We wish the team and their mentors the best of luck on Friday and in the championship as it progresses. Our senior footballers were defeated by Killenaule in second round south championship game on Thursday evening last having performed much more competitively than in first round. Further improvement will be necessary to maintain an interest in this championship.

Carrick Swan under 14 hurlers scheduled final of Carrigeen astroturf vs. St.Marys, due to be played on Sunday last, was postponed as the Clonmel players were involved in Peil football final. This team  are due to commence their football championship on Monday evening on The Green against Commercials – report next week. They will also play first round of Feile hurling on Wednesday evening of this week when they travel to play Moyle Rovers. 

Last week’s lotto numbers were 2, 3, 5 & 22. We had no jackpot winner and five match 3 winners each win €40 – Vickey Fahey Clairin Close, Susan O’Loughlin 61 Ravenswood, Karen Diggins Lisadobber, Thomas Walsh 5 Pearse Sq, and Jason Walsh Ormonde Crescent. This week’s jackpot is €4,250 and we sincerely thank all those who continue to support the juvenile lotto. The funds raised in our lotto are put to use to help all our under-age players. A new floodlighting system has been put in place on The Green and our dressing rooms in the Davin Park have recently been refurbished. Improvements to facilities for our juveniles will continue over the coming months thanks to all who support our fundraising efforts.

The Aintree Grand National takes place on Saturday next and sweep cards must be returned to committee member by Wednesday of this week. Draw will take place on Thursday morning and we thank all those who have supported.

Our juvenile disco on Friday night last was the best attended one for some time and all the boys and girls had a most enjoyable night. We will be holding our next disco later in the month and we thank those who continue to support and all those who help supervise.

Carrick Swan club extends its sympathy to the Foley and O’Shea families Carrick-Beg who suffered family bereavements last week. We also sympathise with the families of Nancy Hickey, Mullough, Bill O’Dwyer, Ashpark and Frankie Dalton Clairin who died this week and whose families have been closely linked with our club for many years.

Carrick Swan club is most saddened at the death of club officer, team mentor and south board referee Larry Reade. Larry died on Sunday last after a battle against illness which he bravely fought since last summer. Larry was a true GAA man who gave his whole life to gaelic games activity in a playing and administrative capacity first with the St.Mollerans club and later with our own club. He also served as a referee in both Waterford and South Tipperary and coached camogie, schools and community games teams successfully. Larry will be sadly missed by our club and by all who knew him and we extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Breda, his four sons and to the extended Reade family.

All club officers and team mentors are reminded that items for inclusion in club notes must reach club P.R.O. by Sunday of each week for inclusion in following weeks newspapers.

Our e-mail address for those who might like to send contributions, photographs or any items of interest is carrickswans1929@gmail.com. Our website can be visited at www.carrickswan.gaa.ie.