Carrick Davin GAA Club’s annual Christmas party for its young members took place last Sunday. It was a pleasure to see all the young boys and girls enjoying themselves and getting into the Christmas spirit.
The Club thanks DJ Paul Casey for giving up his time for the party, Ann-Marie Power for keeping the kids occupied with fun and games, Santa Claus for taking time out of his busy Christmas schedule and all the girls for helping with the preparation and the big clean up at the end.
The doubles snooker handicap tournament is now in its last stages with three semi-final places already booked.
The final will be played in the clubhouse on Saturday evening.
Results for last week are: Stephen Walsh and Gerry Ryan (-14) beat Jason Butler and Shane Butler (scr); Brendan Gleeson and Mark Fitzgerald (+3) beat Ned Power and Gerry Houlihan (+26); John Waters and Bisto Butler (+4) beat Gerry Robinson and Darren Butler (+8).
Names will be taken names for a singles handicap competition after Christmas.
With the Club doors now open for snooker in the evenings, anyone wishing to join the Club to avail of the games room can do so now. Membership costs just €20 and can be paid weekly.
The Tipperary Year Book is now on sale in local newsagents and various shops. Photos of the Davin U-14s, U-16s and minor teams and all the captains are featured.
The Davin Club wishes all its members a very happy and safe Christmas. It is also a time to remember those who died during the year including the late Jimmy Roche, Tom Arrigan, John Callaghan, Jim McGrath, Eamon Fitzgerald and Sean Organ.
Meanwhile, parents of juvenile and minor players should note that from January gum shields or mouth guards will be compulsory up to minor level when playing football. This also applies to training. Players will not be allowed on the football field without them.
The Club lotto jackpot prize wasn’t won again last week. Seven tickets matched 3 numbers each to win €30 for their owners. Numbers drawn were 10,15, 24, 25.
The Davin Club extends its sympathies to the Fitzgerald family of O’Mahoney Avenue on the recent death of Eamon.
Eamon was a fine hurler and represented the Davins on many occasions. He will be missed by all members of the Club.
May he rest in peace.