Monday 08th August 2011.                      

Carrick Swan GAA Notes

Carrick Swan under 16 hurlers played third round of south championship on Friday evening last in Davin Park where they faced Moyle Rovers. The teams were evenly matched in first half, going in level at half time, but Swan took over in second half following a number of positional switches to run out clear winners in the end. This team will travel to play Cahir on Thursday evening of this week and will play Ballybacon in final group game next week. Our under 13 hurlers played friendly match against Piltown on The Green on Wednesday evening last where the two evenly matched teams had an enjoyable game. Both our under 14 and under 10 hurlers were in action on Monday evening. The under 14’s played Moyle Rovers in Monroe in South Championship with a place in final assured for the winners – report next week. Our under 10’s travelled to Ballygunner for challenge match on Monday evening. We thank the Ballygunner club who have facilitated us with friendly fun games for a number of our under-age teams recently. The semi-final of the under 12 go-games hurling competition will be played this week in which we play St.Marys on Saturday next. We thank all the mentors and personnel on all our under-age teams who again this year have devoted much time and energy to their Gaelic Games activities. The juvenile section of our club is the cornerstone on which future success is built, as in most other clubs. We take pride in coaching and providing games for all ages, catering for all levels of ability with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment at all times. The time and effort put in continues to bear fruit with teams playing hurling, football and camogie from six to sixteen years of age and we thank the parents of all these young players for entrusting Carrick Swan Club with the care of their children.

Carrick Swan minor hurlers played Moyle Rovers on Sunday morning in Ned Hall Park where they lost out by a five point margin. This year’s minor panel in made up of mostly under 16 and under 17 players and is finding life difficult against bigger and stronger opposing teams. However the experience gained will stand to them in future years. Our junior footballers are scheduled to meet Ballingarry on Tuesday evening 09th.

The numbers drawn in last week’s juvenile lotto were 3, 7, 8 & 19. We had one lucky jackpot winner Neil O’Meara, 4 Clairin who wins €2,250. We also had ten match 3 winners who each win €20. We thank you for your continued support and welcome new entries at any time. Weekly entry fee is €2 which can be paid to any committee member or any of our lotto promoters.


Sponsorship cards for our walk to Faugheen should be returned with remittance as soon as possible. Walk will take place on Sunday 21stAugust (if this date does not clash with match fixture) and we look forward to your participation.


Carrick Swan club wishes the Tipperary senior hurling team and their mentors the best of luck in their All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin on Sunday next. We also wish the Tipperary minor footballers well in their forthcoming All-Ireland semi-final against Roscommon.


Carrick Swan club was pleased this week on receiving the decision of county hearings committee to have our south senior hurling championship semi-final replay against Mullinahone re-fixed. We will not dwell on this matter much further except to thank those who offered their support in our efforts to help us achieve our aim - to defend or relinquish our senior title on the playing field. At time of writing the replay date has not been fixed. We wish the team and their management well in their continued preparations. 


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 week’s press. Our e-mail address for those who might like to send contributions, photographs or any items of interest is carrickswans1929@gmail.com. You can visit our website at www.carrickswan.gaa.ie