Club insists it acted honourably in South semi-final controversy

Many of Carrick Swan’s under age teams were in action over the past week.

Many of Carrick Swan’s under age teams were in action over the past week.

The U-10 hurlers played friendly games against Cahir and Knockavilla, playing two very exciting games with great skill on show from all involved.

The U-12s travelled to play Cahir on Saturday morning where they achieved another good win.

This team has qualified for the knock-out stage of the Go-Games Competition and the Club wishes them well.

The U-14 hurlers played St. Mary’s on The Green on Monday evening of last week. They played some good hurling to win an exciting game, and the U-16 hurlers continued their good start to championship with a clear cut win in Killenaule.

This team will play Moyle Rovers in the next round in Davin Park next Friday evening. The minor hurlers, meanwhile, were defeated by a very strong Mullinahone team last week.

The failure to replay the South Senior Hurling Semi-Final against Mullinahone has been well documented in local and national press and on local radio during the week.

Carrick Swan Club remains steadfast in its belief that it acted honourably at all times and made whatever efforts it could to find a solution to the impasse between club and GAA board.

The Club firmly believes that we could have been facilitated and it is most unfortunate that South and County Championships will now be delayed for some time. The Club also believes that the sanctions against us by the Board are not justified and at time of writing the Club is due to meet the hearings committee this evening (Wednesday, August 3) for the first stage of the appeals process.

Meanwhile, the Club’s juvenile disco last Friday night was most enjoyable for all in attendance. Admission was free on the night as a gesture of thanks for the great support the Club continues to receive from the local community. The Club thanks all those who helped out on the night and looks forward to seeing all its regulars and their friends at next month’s disco.

Numbers drawn in last week’s juvenile lotto were 3,15,23 and 28.

There wasn’t any jackpot winner and one match 3 winner, Chrissie McCarthy from Glenview, who won €200.

The Swan Club thanks all lotto participants for their continued support and welcomes new entries at any time. Weekly entry fee is €2 and it can be paid to any committee member or any of the lotto promoters.

Sponsorship cards for the Club’s walk to Faugheen should be returned with remittance as soon as possible.

The walk was deferred from Sunday last due to unforeseen circumstances and will now take place on Sunday, August 21. The Club looks forward to your participation.

Members who have ordered tickets for the Tipperary/Dublin All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final on Sunday, August 14 must collect and pay for tickets by Thursday of this week.

Carrick Swan Club extends its sympathy to the family of John Cass, Carrickbeg, who died in the past week. All club officers and team mentors are reminded that items for inclusion in club notes must reach club the PRO by Sunday of each week for inclusion in the press.

The e-mail address for those who might like to send contributions, photographs or any items of interest is carrickswans1929@gmail.com and the website address is www.carrickswan.gaa.ie.