Swans play Davin Festival match for Sara

Carrick Swan Senior hurlers played a tournament game against Co. Kilkenny Senior hurling team, Carrickshock, in Davin Park on Sunday in memory of the late Sarah Lonergan.

Carrick Swan Senior hurlers played a tournament game against Co. Kilkenny Senior hurling team, Carrickshock, in Davin Park on Sunday in memory of the late Sarah Lonergan.

Sarah was a fanatical Tipperary and Carrick Swan supporter and the Swan Club was honoured to hold this tournament game in her memory.

The Swan hurlers were unlucky to lose the match after some poor shooting in front of goal. Competition for places on the team is now hotting up ahead of the South Semi Final against Ballingarry on June 15.

Meanwhile, the Club’s U-12s defeated Waterford’s De La Salle in two challenge games on The Green, which were their first matches of the year. This team hoping to play some more challenge games before their championship begins at the end of June.

Some pictures of this game are available to view on the Club’s website and Facebook page.

The U-10 boys travelled to Mullinahone early on Saturday morning for a hurling challenge game. They played well but were unlucky to lose out by a few points. The U8 boys played Moyle Rovers, Grangemockler and Clonmel Commercials in a hurling blitz on The Green last Saturday morning. A great day was had by all our boys who enjoyed the games immensely. Refreshments were served in the hall afterwards and we once again thank all those who help out preparing food when required.

The Club’s Intermediate footballers play Ballyporeen tonight (Wednesday) in their third championship match of the year. Check Swan Club website for result.

The Club send its best wishes to Jackie Hogan, who is recovering from illness in hospital. Jackie has trained and managed many Swan teams over the years and has a number of relatives currently playing with the club.

Congratulations to U-14 players Ian Holloway who was selected to play for Tipperary in next Sunday’s Primary Game which is due to take place at half time in Tipperary vs Limerick match in the Gaelic Grounds. What a couple of weeks it has been for Ian who also won an All-Ireland soccer title with Ballyneale National School in the last couple of weeks. Well done Ian, keep up the good work.

Congratulations to Bill Walsh, who represented Tipperary in the Munster U21 Hurling Quarter Final against Limerick last Friday. Bill played well on the night and helped Tipp to a seven point victory. Congratulations also to Alan Rockett, who was a member of the Tipperary Junior Football team that played Waterford in the Munster Semi-Final in Killarney last Saturday. Tipperary lost the game.

Best wishes to Danny O’ Hanlon, who sustained an injury during the week when lining out for the Tipperary Intermediates in a challenge against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park. But also well done to both Danny and Kevin Lanigan, who played for Tipperary on the night.

Well done to all Carrick Swan members, who took part in the Carrick Swan Shave or Dye campaign this year. It was a huge success and in excess of €1,700 was raised in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. A special thanks to Swan Juvenile Secretary and campaign organiser James Hawkins.

The Club’s Flag Days are due to take place on June 14 and 15. Members are required to help out for just two hours over the two days. If you can spare two hours please contact any committee member or text (087) 9724067 with your name for more information.

The Club extends its sympathy to the Walsh family, Pearce Square on the death of William. William hailed from a staunch Carrick Swan family and although he lived most of his life in the UK, he was an avid Swan supporter, who always tried to keep in touch with the club’s fortunes. Sympathy is also extend to the Walsh family of O’Hickey Place on the death of Val and the Walsh family, Woodland Heights on the death of Lilly.

Numbers drawn in last week’s Juvenile Lotto were 10, 11, 22, 24. The €9000 jackpot prize wasn’t won. Nine match three winners scooped €30 each and five lucky dip winners received €20 each.

Finally, the Club wishes all Swan members sitting State exams the best of luck.