Swan juvenile players play key role in Tipp teams

Carrick Swan Junior hurlers started their championship with an impressive four point victory over Newcastle in Monroe last Thursday.

Carrick Swan Junior hurlers started their championship with an impressive four point victory over Newcastle in Monroe last Thursday.

The Club’s Strategic Vision & Action Plan 2013-2018 was launched in the Juvenile Hall last Friday. Carrick Swan GAA Club thanks all who attended the launch.

It’s now important that the plan’s recommendations are followed through. It’s up to the Club’s members to help achieve the goals set out in the plan. 

A copy of the plan can be picked up from any committee member or you can view the plan in digital format on the Swan Club website.

The Club thanks its refreshments committee for providing food and refreshments on the night.

Two Carrick Swan players were on the Tipperary Minor team that defeated Wexford in Davin Park in a challenge game last Friday. Well done to Dale O’Hanlon and Lee Wall.

Meanwhile, the Senior hurlers lost to Killenaule in their last game in the group section of the South Championship last Saturday. The draw for the South semi-final will take place early next week. The Swan team will find out then who they face in the semi-final on the weekend of June 16.

The U-16 hurlers travelled to Holycross last Saturday to take part in the Holycross Sevens Tournament. The Swan team were defeated in their opening game by Toomevara but recovered well to beat Borris-Ileigh.

The team played Killenaule in the final group game, which was a winner takes all game. The Swans played their best hurling against Killenaule and won by two points. This victory qualified the team for the quarter-final where they were unlucky to lose to Moycarkey, who in turn were unlucky to lose to Holycross in the final. Well done to all players that attended.

Congratulations to Alan Rockett, who was a member of the Tipperary Junior panel that achieved a great win over Kerry in the Munster Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final. Final score: Tipperary 1-15 Kerry 0-11.

Well done and congratulations to three Swan U-14/ U-16 ladies football players, who were members of the victorious Gaelcholaiste Cheitinn Clonmel, who defeated Scoil Pol from Limerick in the Ladies Gaelic Football Munster Final in Mitchelstown during the week.

The final score was 4-07 to 3-05. Mary B Stuart played in goal and captained the side, Katie Cooney played in the forward line and scored 2 points while Leah Humphrey scored 1-1.

Luke O’Dwyer, Gavin Waters and Lee Dunne represented South Tipp U-14s in the Peader Cummins Inter-Divisional Tournament last Saturday.

The Swan Club has 10 players from U-14, U-15 and U-16 age categories involved with the South Tipperary panels this year, which is a great achievement.

Congratulations to Ballyneale National Schoo, who won the All-Ireland Five-a-Side Schools title last Saturday with Carrick Swan player Ian Holloway playing a pivotal part. It’s a great achievement for such a small school.

The Waterford Utd U-16 team won the All-Ireland after extra time on Sunday and Carrick Swan U-16 and Minor player Eric O’Halloran played a key role.

The Club wishes Shane Hogan and Sarah Power all the best ahead of their trip to Toronto, Canada later this week. Shane is in possession of a South ‘A’ medal at all age groups from U-12 up to Senior and has played a vital part in many Swan victories over the past decade.

The Club extends its sympathy to the Gough and Barry families, Carrickbeg on the recent death of Kitty Gough.

Numbers drawn in last week’s Juvenile Lotto were 19, 21, 24, 25. The €8750 jackpot prize wasn’t won. One match three winner Tom Prendergast from O’Mahony Avenue scooped €200.