Famed Clonmel club marks wonderful year with first yearbook

This year by any standard was an outstanding one for Clonmel Commercials.

This year by any standard was an outstanding one for Clonmel Commercials.

Continued progress by the ladies club including a county league win, a fourth county under 16 title in a row, the completion of three county minor titles in a row and a 15th county senior title marked a remarkable year for the famous club.

In September the club decided that they would launch their very own yearbook for the first time and on Thursday night last the book was launched and on sale at just €10.

The book includes team reports and photographs from under 6 to senior as well as recalling many off field activities.

An article called “ When the past met the future” reports on the Nationalist Awards where the Hall Of Fame Award went to Liam Boland who has been synonymous with the club since his playing days in the 50s and 60s while on the same night club players of a new generation also received awards - Michael Quinlivan and Seamus Kennedy received young footballer and hurler awards.

Club stalwart Ben Keane now residing in Doha penned an article entitled “What Conmel Commercials Meant To Me” which tells of team mates and opponents and the fun times playing in the famous green and gold jersey.

Nine year old Aoife Campion who won the competition for all juvenile members to complete a paragraph entitled “I like playing for Clonmel Commercials because…….” depicts what the club means to her in a lovely paragraph which appears in the book.

Events like Clonmel’s Got Talent and Scór Na bPáistí are also recalled. All in all this publication will prove a wonderful record and keepsake of club activities for the year. Copies are now on sale from any committee member.