The seniors had a good run out on Sunday and having played well against a ferocious breeze in the first half, they failed to take advantage and a hard working Éire Óg Annacarty held out to record a deserved two point win. This was the first get together at Senior and the team bore little resemblance to the team that won the county title in November last. The serious work now begins and with a new management in charge, hopefully the team will develop as the year rolls on.
The minors were impressive on Sunday morning, recording a 19 point win away to Ardfinnan and while there is no doubt that Commercials were the better side, the scoreline is somewhat flattering.
The under 21’s got the defence of their South title off to a winning start after a comfortable afternoon at a windy Monroe on Saturday. Short a number of players for various reasons, Commercials commanded the game, with the result never in doubt. There were some fine performances throughout the team. Jamie Peters was solid at full back, Seamus Kennedy was steady on the 40 while Gearoid Buckley was strong throughout in the middle of the field. Up front Emmet Ryan, Shane Power, Evan Comerford and Paudie White all performed well.
Seamus To Captain County Under 21s
Seamus Kennedy has been named as County under 21 captain for the coming year and will be the first Commercials man to lead a Premier County Team out in championship football in over a decade. This is a great honour for Seamus, his family and the club. Seamus who is a dual county player was wing back on the county team that won the All Ireland minor football title in 2011 and made his senior debut for Clonmel Commercials against Cahir in the same year. A centre back of the highest calibre Seamus will lead by example. His performances for the club’s senior team in 2012 in the number 6 jersey were key to the club’s county success. We wish Seamus and the rest of the county under 21 panel all the best in the forthcoming championship.
Clonmel Got’s Talent
Thirty six acts will do battle over three Saturday nights to determine who will win both Primary and Secondary competitions in Clonmel’s Got Talent 2013. From a huge entry of 90 acts in the primary schools section the judges have whittled down the number to just 20 acts, drawn from 10 schools in the area. The standard has been amazing in the two days of preliminary rounds and the judges have been busy in the last number of days. There will be 16 secondary school acts joining the competition at the semi-final stage. The first semi-final takes place on Saturday next February 23 with the second semi-final a week later on March 2. The grand final takes place on Saturday March 9. The line ups are exciting and people looking for a really entertaining evening’s entertainment can avail of tickets at €5 for each semi-final. Last year’s entertainment was top class and 2013 looks like even topping this. Tickets are available at the door for both semi-finals.
Sports Prediction 2013
Tickets are now in circulation for the club’s first Clonmel Commercials Sports Prediction competition and can be purchased from committee members and players. Closing date for entry is Friday, March 8.
To all players from 18 years and younger, please note that gum shields are compulsory to take part in training and matches. No excuses permitted.
To all players, officials and supporters, please note that membership is now due
Family - €35.00, Adult - €30.00 and Juvenile - €150.00
The club wishes to extend its sympathies to club President John McNamara and family on the death of his sister Mary O’Grady, Dublin and late of “Clareville”, Prior Park, Clonmel.
Deepest sympathies to the Gearon family on the death Johnny Gearon, Oliver Plunkett Terrace, Clonmel.
“Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam dilis”