Carrick-on-Suir GAA Club celebrates its 75th anniversary 

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

Carrick-on-Suir GAA Club celebrates its 75th anniversary 

St Molleran's GAA Club award winners at the 75th anniversary dinner dance.

St Molleran's GAA Club's 75th anniversary was celebrated by more than 200 of the club's members and supporters at a dinner dance last Saturday night. 

The Granville Hotel in Waterford City centre was festooned with the Carrickbeg club's maroon and white colours for the gala celebration that included the annual club awards ceremony.  

An added reason to celebrate was St Molleran's Junior hurlers' 10 point   victory over Ferrybank in the Eastern Waterford Junior Hurling C final in Dunhill the week before.  

A slide show of about 250 photos of club teams and events in the St Molleran's Club's 75 year history was shown in he function room throughout the meal and speeches. 

Master of Ceremonies Dermot Keyes interviewed John Maher, Paddy Finucane and Pakie Wells about the Club's early years and history and also Paul Keane, Aidan Reade and Robbie Dunne about the Club's  fortunes in recent years and the progress of its juvenile teams. 

 Waterford Eastern Board Chairman Michael Wadding spoke about the developments in the Club over the last year, most notably the installation of 480 seats at its Coolnamuck playing grounds.  He said St Molleran's had the best facilities and pitch in the county. 

Waterford GAA Co. Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan also addressed the dinner dance and presented the Club's annual awards. 

For full report and more photographic coverage of the St Molleran’s GAA Club 20th anniversary dinner dance is in this week’s edition of The Nationalist.