Swan Minor footballers’ championship campaign ends

Carrick Swan Senior hurlers play their second South Championship match of the year against the Davins in Davin Park on Sunday next at 1-30pm.

Carrick Swan Senior hurlers play their second South Championship match of the year against the Davins in Davin Park on Sunday next at 1-30pm.

The Club’s Intermediate footballers were defeated by Father Sheehy’s in the opening round of the South Intermediate football championship. They lost by five points after a very entertaining game of football.

The Club’s Minor footballers played Clonmel Óg/Clerihan in a must win game last week. The conditions were terrible in Monroe with a gale force wind blowing up the field making it impossible to have a decent game.

Credit is due to the Swan players who secured a five point victory. The minors played their second game of the week against Killenaule last Sunday.

They came agonisingly close to winning this game and forcing a three way play-off for two semi-final places but the game ended in a draw. This means the Swans are now out of the minor football championship. The Minor team management thank all parents and supporters, who provided transport for the players last week.

The U-16 footballers travelled to Killenaule last week to play a strong Anner Gaels side that contained six U-16 county footballers.

The Swan players dug deep against a very strong wind in the first half but unfortunately lost by one point after a last minute penalty miss.

The U-14 boys played Ardfinnan in Ardfinnan last Thursday and gave an outstanding display in the second half and were unlucky to lose by five points.

Meanwhile, the U-12 boys have two games this Friday with the group 1 team travelling to Clonmel to play Clonmel Commercials while the group 3 team host Ballylooby on The Green.

The U-16 girls travelled to Eire Óg Annacarty on Thursday last. Unfortunately, they lost to a strong Annacarty side. The game was played in poor conditions.

Well done to the U-12 girls, who defeated St Mary’s in their first league match on The Green last Saturday. They gave a great performance in this hard fought game.

Carrick Swan GAA Club congratulates Aaron Dunne, who was a member of the successful South Tipperary U-15 panel that won the Rodger Ryan Cup last Saturday.

The Club also had six players involved on the South Tipperary U-16 panel, who were defeated in the Garda Cup final by North Tipperary last Saturday.

Numbers drawn in last week’s Juvenile Lotto were 3, 13, 18,25. The €7,500 jackpot prize wasn’t won. Nine match three winners won €30 each.

Carrick Swan GAA Club thanks all those who continue to play the lotto and reminds those who might like to join that weekly entry costs €2. This can be paid to any committee member or to any of the lotto promoters, who will call to homes to collect each week. This week’s jackpot prize is €7,750. The public’s continued support helps the Club provide for all its juvenile players and is very much appreciated.

The Swan Club website address is www.carrickswan.gaa.ie and email address is carrickswans1929@gmail.com. You can also follow Swan Club activity on Facebook and on the Twitter page: #swanmatchtrack.