More than 400 people attended Carrick Swan Club’s juvenile and adult teams medal presentation ceremony in the Club’s Juvenile Hall last Saturday evening.
Recently retired South Tipp GAA Juvenile Games Promotions Officer Johnny Cummins, former Waterford footballer Ger Power, who is the Club’s U-21 football coach, and U-21 Tipp hurling manager TJ Connolly presented medals to the Club’s victorious 2013 teams.
It was a very succcessful year for the Club. Swan teams contested nine South finals and won seven South cups while the U-12 Camogie team won the U-12 County Shield title. The U-21 football team won the U-21 South B Football title while the U-21 hurlers won the South U-21 A title. The Minor hurlers also won the South championship as did the U-16s, who reached the County A Final where they narrowly lost to North champions Kilruane MacDonaghs.
The Club’s South title winning juvenile teams were the the U-10 and U-14 hurling squads. The U-14 team also won the South Feile title. Club Chairman Jim Kennedy presented special awards to Lee Wall and Dale O’Hanlon, who were on 2013 Tipperary Minor hurling panel and also to Bill Walsh, who was on the Tipperary U-21 team. TJ Connolly presented awards to the Club’s representatives on the All-Ireland winning Tipperary Intermediate hurling team, Kevin Lanigan and Danny O’Hanlon, Danny’s mother Mary accepted the award on behalf of her son, who is in Australia. The Club’s U-21 football team coach Ger Power also received a special award for guiding that team to a South title win.