St Molleran’s eagerly awaited Noel Kelly Senior Hurling Tournament commences this Sunday afternoon (March 3) with two Tipperary club teams taking on teams from Dublin and Wexford.
There has been some changes made to the fixtures for the tournament. The matches this Sunday will be Carrick Swan versus Cuala from Duglin at 3pm following by Rapparees versus Boherlahan at 6.30pm.
Thurles Sarsfields will play Ballygunner at 5pm on Saturday, March 9 and that match will be followed by Carrick Davins versus Lismore at 7pm.
Roanmore will play Kilkenny side Kilmacow at 6pm on Sunday, March 10 while Clonoulty Rossmore will play De La Salle at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 12.
Mount Sion of Waterford play Mullinahone at 7.30pm on Friday, March 15 while St Molleran’s play Passage East at 3pm on Saturday, March 16 followed by Four-Mile-Water versus Ballingarry at 7pm.
Drom-Inch play Ballyhale Shamrocks from Co. Kilkenny at 11.30am on Sunday, March 17 while Carrickshock play Cloughbawn GAA Club from Wexford on Monday, March 18.
There are some top class teams participating in the tournament this year and some mouth watering matches to look forward to.
Admission costs €5 per game and tickets for all the tournament matches are also on sale for €20.
St Molleran’s thank the teams and mentors for their co-operation. The Club also thanks its sponsors Noel Kelly and The Carraig Hotel for their continued support.
Membership fees for this year are now due and can be paid to membership officers Francis Power or Jo Keane. Juvenile membership can be paid to Derek Walsh.
Weekly bingo continues on Fridays in the Community Hall Carrickbeg at 8.30pm. The Club thanks the public for their continued support and all who help with organising the bingo sessions each week.
The Club wishes all the best to Johnny Brannigan, who has retired as caretaker of the Community Hall in Carrickbeg. Down through the years, St Molleran’s Club have used the hall for various events and functions and on every occasion Johnny was on hand to give every possible assistance. The Club wishes him many more years of health and happiness and thanks him for all his help.
Meanwhile, St Molleran’s U-13 hurlers continued their build up to the championship when they played Ballyduff last Friday. Although forced to line out without a few regulars, the team performed well and narrowly lost out to a well drilled and strong Ballyduff team. The boys in maroon and white battled hard throughout the game that was played on a bitterly cold night and continue to progress.
Team: J. Dunne, K. Doherty, A. Hunt, L. Costello, S. Holden, R. Comerford, A. Norris, J. Power. Training continues for underage teams. All players will be contacted by their respective managers. All players on the panel are expected to attend all training sessions. No-one will be considered for selection on match days unless they attend training on a regular basis.
The Club hopes to resume the underage academy on Wednesday, March 13. The Club is looking for adult volunteers to help out at the academy. New members are also welcome. New residents in the area are especially welcome.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the Butler family on their recent bereavement.