Sad farewell to valued club stalwart

Clonmel Commercials

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The funeral of our late Vice President Dan Kavanagh took place during the week. Dan was a real character of the GAA and his love of Gaelic games and culture never waned. A native of Hollyford, Dan worked as a nurse in St.Lukes hospital and played for St.Luke’s GAA club winning a South junior hurling medal with the club. His son Paudie played at all levels for Commercials and St. Mary’s and he acquired some of his father’s qualities, particularly as an uncompromising player. Dan was ever present for many years on the sideline as our club played. His comments from the sideline were often very witty and Dan always proved to be great company. His grand daughter Karen currently keeps goal with the junior ladies side and so the long association between Dan Kavanagh and Clonmel Commercials continues. The club provided a guard of honour and the coffin was draped in the Green and Gold of the club as his funeral passed through the town on Wednesday following requiem Mass in St. Mary’s church. To his family and friends we send our deepest sympathy. Ar dhei Dé go raibh a Anam.

Seniors: Preparations for the county quarter final continue and players are putting in a big effort. All players are asked to ensure that they attend training and give the required commitment both on and off the field.

Minors: Training for the minor panel continues as they prepare for their semi-final against Aherlow. While numbers have been encouraging over recent weeks at training there needs to be an improvement from some.

Club Year Book: The club are working on a year book for 2012. A committee are working hard and we look forward to the club members supporting this project when the book is released in December.