Carrick Swan GAA Notes


Monday 26thSeptember 2011.


Carrick Swan senior hurlers had a disappointing end to their county championship campaign on Monday evening of last week when they lost out to Borrisoleigh in Thurles 0-17 to 1-09. Fielding under-strength due to injury and work commitments we trailed throughout game and did not perform to the best of our abilities. We compliment our panel of players and team management for their efforts throughout the year and we hope all involved can regroup and come back stronger next year.


Preparations are continuing for the visit of GAA President Christy Cooney to our club on Saturday 08thOctober. The President will unveil plaque in memory of the late Paddy Boland and we look forward to his visit. All members and players are invited to attend and timetable will be confirmed in advance.


Carrick Swan juvenile teams have been busy during the week. The under 10 panel of players played in Munster blitz in Dungarvan on Saturday and in Thomastown blitz on Sunday. This group of players performed well in all games and they now look forward to south championship next week-end. Our under 8’s were also in action over the week-end in Grangemockler where all enjoyed the games. In camogie our under 12’s played Moyle Rovers in a very entertaining game on The Green on Saturday afternoon with the visitors coming out on top.


Carrick Swan’s juvenile players took part in Youth Mass in St.Nicholas Church during the week where legendary sports commentator Michael O’Muircheartaigh gave an inspiring address. We compliment the organisers of the Mass and thank all those who attended from our club.


Carrick Swan club congratulates the Tipperary minor football team and their mentors on their terrific All-Ireland success last week.  Their determined never-say-die attitude gained its just reward at the finish and they deserve great praise. We also offer our congratulations to all the junior cert boys and girls who received their exam results recently and we wish them well in their further studies. We also extend best wishes to all our players who have returned to their college places where we hope they will remain involved in Gaelic Games activities.


The numbers drawn in last week’s juvenile lotto were 8, 12, 13, & 22. We had no jackpot winner and two match 3 winners each receive €100 - Thomas Waters, Comeragh View and Alison O’Neill, Treacy Park. We thank all those who continue to support our lotto and invite new participants to join at any time.  The weekly entry of €2 can be paid to lotto promoters or any committee member. The funds raised in our lotto help all our juvenile teams and are currently helping finance the building of extension to our juvenile centre to help cater for the needs of our under-age players.


Carrick Swan club recently met members of the county juvenile board to discuss plans for visit of the recently successful county under 14 hurling and football teams to our club for medal presentations. The county board is most appreciative of the hospitality and help which our club provides each year for visiting Tipperary under-age teams and hopes that all the host families who have helped out over many years will be able to attend this event where formal thanks and appreciation can be bestowed upon them. More details will be posted later upon confirmation of date by county board.


All in our club wish Paul Regan, Keith Regan, Graham Boysouth and Andrew Walsh well as they soon depart for foreign shores. The drain of players from our club, like so many others, is of concern but we hope they will return in the not too distant future to again don their club jersey.