Swan hurlers face Ballingarry in South championship

The Swan Senior hurlers continued their unbeaten start to the South Championship by disposing of Carrick Davins in emphatic fashion in Davin Park.

The Swan Senior hurlers continued their unbeaten start to the South Championship by disposing of Carrick Davins in emphatic fashion in Davin Park.

The Swan team had a terrible start to the game and went 1-03 to 0-00 down after 5 minutes but the team responded by scoring 2-09 without reply and prevented the Davins from score for more than 28 minutes.

Bill Walsh’s 3rd goal of the game in the 39th minute put the result beyond doubt. The Swans continued to fight hard until the final whistle. (See The Nationalist’s sports section for full report)

The Senior hurling team are due to play Ballingarry in their next match in Cloneen next Monday, May 6 in Cloneen at 2pm.

Meanwhile, the Club’s U-14 hurling team defeated St Mary’s by a point in the Feile semi-final last Tuesday.

The team went onto to defeat Ballingarry in the South Feile final in Ballyneale on Sunday evening.

The Swan players fought extremely hard for every ball, hunted in packs and played some great hurling in tough conditions. Jeffrey Power’s goal 3 minutes from time sealed the game.

Well done to the team and their mentors on a great win. Disappointingly, the South Bord Na nÓg failed to present the cup to the Swan captain Gavin Waters as they didn’t have it. Why rush the play off of a final when you don’t have a cup to present to the winners?

The U-16 footballers travelled to Cahir on Monday of last week to play a must-win game. The Swan players worked tirelessly and although Cahir were in touching distance with two minutes to go, the Swan held out to win by 5 points.

The U-12 boys played three football games last week. They beat Ardfinnan by 2 points but lost to Clonmel Commercials and Ballylooby/Castlegrace.

The U-12 team travel to Cloneen his Friday to play St Patrick’s while the Y-12 Group 1 team take on Cahir on Saturday at 12 noon on The Green. All support is welcome.

U-12 girls are improving their skills and fitness every week and played two games last week. They won their first game and were beaten by Cashel on Sunday morning on The Green.

The U-10s played a football blitz in Fethard on Saturday and had a great day out. They played some great football against Fethard, Clonmel Óg, Kilsheelan and Moyle Rovers.

Weekly training for U-6 players has moved from the juvenile hall to The Green. are now out of the Juvenile hall and training on The Green.

Numbers attending training sessions are increasing each week for all underage teams. The coaching courses undertaken by team mentors in the close season are now being put to good use.

Three of the Club’s U-14 players were selected on the South Tipperary panel after attending trials recently. Well done to Dean Kiely, Luke O’Dwyer and Lee Dunne.

Six Swan players are on the South Tipperary U-16 panel that plays its Munster Championship this weekend. Best of luck to Tommy, Jack, Shane, Eric, Danny and Dean.

Mentors from each underage team are undertaking courses on the use of defibrillators and first aid this Thursday.

A Juvenile disco will take place on Friday of this week from 8pm to 10pm. This disco is for 9-13 year olds only and is a strictly supervised event. All 9-13 year olds are welcome to attend amd admission is €5.

The Club reminds those supervising to confirm their availability and to be in attendance at 7.45pm.

More squad tops and beanie hats have arrived from O’Neills. To order these, contact Mary Barrett or send an email to the Club. 

It’s great to see a large number of underage and adult players training in the Swan Club colours and wearing the new O’ Neills’ gear.

Congratulations to the Comeragh College U-16 and a half footballers, who won their Munster Semi-Final during the week.

The final is yet to be fixed but expected to be played within the next two weeks.

Tipperary GAA launched its 2013/2014 clubs draw last Wednesday night. There are many attractive monthly prizes and it only costs €100 for the year or €10 per month for 10 months with 2 free draws.

Tipperary GAA thank all promoters and members of the current draw for their great support over the past year and over the last 25 years of the draw. To join the draw contact Frankie Power or Davy Boland on (086) 0837713 or any committee member.