Swan U-21s to face Killenaule in Good Friday showdown

Carrick Swan U-21 footballers defeated Clonmel Óg/ Clerihan in the South semi-final in New Inn last Thursday.

Carrick Swan U-21 footballers defeated Clonmel Óg/ Clerihan in the South semi-final in New Inn last Thursday.

The weather and playing conditions were atrocious and made it impossible to have a free flowing game.

The Swans played with a strong wind in the first half and led 3-02 to 0-00 at half time.

However, just five minutes into the second half, the opposition scored 3 goals, which left the score at 3-02 to 3-00.

The Swans responded with brilliant heart and determination and hung on to win by five points.

Good Friday is the date fixed for the South Final against Killenaule. Kick off is 4pm in Monroe. Best of luck to the team and their mentors on their quest to bring back their first South Cup of 2013.

The Club’s senior hurlers played the quarter final of the Dr Fogarty Cup (previously County League) in Davin Park.

Kilruane won by 1 point after a sporting game. Final score was 0-18 to 1-14.

Swan had a lot of chances to win this game and will be disappointed to bow out of the competition at the quarter final stage. They will be encouraged by the work rate and commitment shown by all players in preparation for the South Senior Hurling Championship, which starts in the next coming weeks.

As a mark of respect for the late Craig Walsh, Carrick Swan senior hurlers will be retiring the number 7 jersey for 2013.

Carrick Swan GAA club would like to thank all, who offered their services throughout what was a difficult few days for everybody involved with the club last week.

The Club thanks all who helped prepare and serve food and set up the Juvenile Hall, to the players and pallbearers, who performed a guard of honour and contributed in any other way.

All Juvenile games were postponed last weekend due to the weather. This week the juveniles will take part in an Easter Camp where they will get to learn the skills of hurling and football from Tipperary GAA coaching and games officers.

All cards need to be returned for the Aintree Grand National Sweep as soon as possible. 
Cards can be given to any committee member or returned to the addresses attached to the bottom of each card. The Club thanks all who support this fundraiser.

The Club also thanks William ‘Stretch’ Barrett for all the work carried out on The Green over the past number of weeks. New goal mouths have been set and the drainage has been improved in preparation for the Juvenile season.

Thanks also to Danny Walsh and Martin Houlihan for all the work they do on match days and in the Juvenile Hall.

Carrick Swan GAA Club also thank Yvonne O’Halloran, Bernie Torpey and Mary Barrett for providing refreshments after the Dr Fogarty Cup match. The Kilruane team were so impressed with it that they sent the following message via twitter: “Great hospitality from Swan after the game. Much appreciated. #shortenthejourney” .

Congratulations to Comeragh College, who defeated Davis College (Mallow) in the U-16 ½ Vocational Schools Munster Hurling Final last Thursday. There were 10 Carrick Swan players in the starting line-up and 13 Swan members on the panel. Congratulations also to three of the U-16 panel, who made the 
South Tipp U-16 football panel last week. They are: Tommy McGrath, Daniel Walsh and Jack Cooke. 
South Tipp take on Mid-Tipp this week in an Inter-Divisional tournament.

Numbers drawn in last week’s juvenile lotto were 4, 09, 13, 16. The €6,500 jackpot prize wasn’t won. Eleven match three winners won €20 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 and this can be paid to any committee member or any lotto promoter, who will call to homes to collect each week.

This week’s jackpot prize is €6,750. The Swan website address is www.carrickswan.gaa.ie and email address is: carrickswans1929@gmail.com. You can also follow club activity on Facebook and on the Twitter page: #swanmatchtrack.