09th January

Carrick Swan GAA Notes – Monday 09th January 2012



The return to training last week of many of our adult players and some underage players will hopefully have set the tone for a good year ahead. The numbers in attendance were most encouraging with all concerned showing the right attitude and willingness to work hard in preparation for the forthcoming playing year. We encourage those who were unable to return to training last week to make every effort to do so now as the longer you are away the harder it will be to catch up. A number of our players have returned to foreign shores after Christmas break at home and we wish them all the best for 2012 and hope to see them back in Swan colours in the not too distant future.


We remind all players and members that annual membership subscription should be paid now - €20 for adults, €10 for minors and €5 for juveniles. Early remittance would be appreciated and payment can be made to registrar Willie Hahessy or any committee member. 


The numbers drawn in last week’s juvenile lotto were 11, 17, 19 & 25. We had no winner of our jackpot prize and fourteen players matched 3 numbers to win €20 each. We sincerely thank all those who continue to play our lotto. Weekly entry is €2 and this can be paid to any committee member or to any of our lotto promoters who will call to collect each week. This week’s jackpot prize is €2,500.


We send best wishes to club stalwart Martin Henzey who is in University Hospital Cork at present. We hope Martin makes a full recovery and that we will see him home and out and about again soon.


The Carrick Swan annual Aintree Grand National sweep is a very important fundraising event in our club each year. Cards will soon be distributed to business premises in the town and surrounding areas and we encourage our members to promote where possible and we thank the public in advance for their support.


Carrick Swan club extends its sympathy to the family of Joseph Foley, Birchwood who died last week. Joe played with our club in his youth and we send sincere sympathies to his family.


Carrick Swan club invites and encourages past players and members to become actively involved in our club again. Much work needs to be done on an ongoing basis to keep our club to the forefront of Gaelic Games activity and this work is often left to a small number of people. If you think have something to offer to our club contact any committee member at any time and your help and contribution will be greatly appreciated.


We remind those interested that you can visit our website www.carrickswan.gaa.ie to keep up to date on club news and activities or e-mail us at carrickswans1929@gmail.com with any news items or photographs of interest.