Our Juvenile gradings for 2018 have been confirmed. We’ll compete in ‘A’ hurling and football at u14 and u16 level this year.

Our u16 & Minor camogie girls had their Christmas get together last week when they had a games night and quiz night in the clubhouse. Congratulations to Cassidy Lonergan who won Minor player of the year, and also to Kelly Ryan and Roisin Torpey who won u16 player of the year and most improved camogie player awards respectively. We’d like to thank William Barret Construction for sponsoring the night. Some images can be viewed, here.

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr James Healy renowned Agronomist and Turf/Grass Consultant from Ennis, County Clare to project supervise the construction and instalment of our two new pitches at Ballyrichard Road. James has a wealth of experience on such matters having previously been involved in GAA pitch development projects at Passage West, Mitchelstown, Ballyporeen, Foynes, Askeaton, Crusheen, Roscrea and Dingle to name just a few. He has also helped develop such acclaimed golf courses as Faithlegg, Killarney, Lahinch and Kinsale. James will work with us in three phases. The first phase will deal with site analysis, design specifications, bills of quantities and the tendering process. Once quotations are received the club officers and James will meet to decide and appoint the main contractor.

In phase two, James will oversee the actual construction of the pitches and ensure all materials used meet specified standards as well as liaise with the contractor and designated members of Carrick Swan GAA Club. In phase three, he’ll monitor the grow in/establishment of the pitches by recommending fertiliser and pesticide schedules, grass cutting height schedules, aeration and over seeding schedules.

While we do not have a definitive start date yet it is anticipated that the initial spray off of the existing growth will begin in February with the pitches construction to take place any time after March/April but this will be totally dependent on the weather as no soil work can take place if the weather is very wet.

Carrick Swan Juvenile Lotto Results 28th Dec. 2017 numbers drawn were 17 – 18 – 22 – 23. €4,000 Jackpot  –  No Winner. Two Match 3’s Win €10 each. Next Week’s Jackpot is €4,250. Thank you for your continued & appreciated support. Play our lotto – Support our young players.

Carrick Swan would like to pass on their condolences to the Reilly family, Ballyneale, and the Connolly family, The Quay, on their recent bereavements.