Swans face Ballingarry in key South match

Carrick Swan’s final senior hurling championship group game against Ballingarry will take place in Kilsheelan on Sunday next at 7pm.

Carrick Swan’s final senior hurling championship group game against Ballingarry will take place in Kilsheelan on Sunday next at 7pm.

The final schedule of games will also feature Carrick Davins playing Mullinahone and Killenaule playing Ballybacon with Mullinahone the only team already assured of a semi-final place.

All the games should be keenly contested and the Swan Club wishes its team and their mentors the best of luck.

Meanwhile, the junior hurlers are in action on Tuesday evening of this week against Ballylooby while the junior footballers play Cahir on Tuesday evening of next week in Ned Hall Park at 8pm.

Numbers drawn in last week’s juvenile lotto were 5,13,15 and 27.

There wasn’t a jackpot winner and eight match three winners each won €30.

This week’s jackpot prize is €7,000 and the Club invite those who have not yet joined up to do so now by contacting any committee member.

The Club sincerely thanks all those who have supported the lotto to date with funds generated greatly invested in juvenile teams and upgrading club facilities.

Many of the Club’s underage teams were in action over the past week.

The U-14 hurlers entertained Ballingarry on The Green on Friday evening in a challenge game in preparation for their championship which commences next week.

This was a useful workout facing Moyle Rovers on Monday evening next in a first round championship game.

The U-8 hurling and camogie teams also played friendly games against Piltown and all those involved enjoyed the activities.

Carrick Swan fielded two U-10 teams in football blitz in Monroe on Saturday where there was some great football played while the U-12 girls also played a blitz last week.

The U-16 hurlers travel to play Douglas in Cork on Saturday as their preparation for the championship continues, while the U-14s will travel to play John Lockes in Callan later in the week.

With so many Swan players and visiting teams now using The Green for training and matches, the pristine condition in which it is now kept has been commented upon by many.

Great credit goes to William Barrett for his care and attention each week and the Club sincerely thanks him.

Thanks also to Martin Henzey, Danny Walsh and Martin Houlihan, who prepare the Green and Davin Park for all Swan games.

This is a great help to team mentors who can give their full attention to the players and to team preparation.

Sponsorship cards for the annual walk will be distributed soon and the Club looks forward to the participation of its adult and juvenile players, members and supporters in what should be an enjoyable day out. This year’s walk is to Faugheen, a village steeped in Carrick Swan history.

All entry forms for the Swan Club’s summer camp should have been returned by now.

While late entries are accepted, the Club cannot guarantee correct size leisure wear for those who have not returned forms by now.

Summer camp takes place on the weekend of July 1 with coaching, fun and games for boys and girls from 5 to 13 years of age.

All club officers and team mentors are reminded that items for inclusion in club notes must reach club the PRO by Sunday of each week for inclusion in that week’s local press.

The Club’s e-mail address for those who might like to send contributions, photographs or any items of interest is carrickswans1929@gmail.com. And the Club website is: www.carrickswan.gaa.ie