The clocks sprung forward at the weekend, and that can only mean one thing. The hurling season is beginning to ramp up, and we’ve a feast of hurling to look forward to in Páirc na nEalaí next weekend.

Our Premier Intermediate hurlers welcome South rivals Killenaule to Páirc na nEalaí on Saturday next for round 2 of the County Hurling League. The game throws in at 5pm. Our Premier Intermediate’s lost out narrowly to Loughmore in round 1.

Our Junior hurlers take on West Tipperary’s Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams on Sunday in Páirc na nEalaí. That game throws in at 3pm. Our Junior’s lost out by 3 points to Boherlahan in round 1.

Let’s get up to the field to support the lads as both our Junior’s and Premier Intermediate hurlers continue their preparations for this year’s championship which will begin in the summer.

On the Juvenile front, our 13A footballers have a busy few days ahead. On Monday night (March 27th), we travel to Fethard to take on the home team. That games throws in at 6-30pm.

Our u13 A footballers follow that up on Wednesday night when we welcome Clonmel Commercials to The Green. That games throws in at 6-20pm. Best of luck in both games, boys.

On Saturday next, our 14 girls welcome Mullinahone to The Green. That game throws in at 11am. Best of luck girls.

We’re just 4 weeks away from the official opening of Páirc na nEalaí, which takes place on the weekend of Friday April 28th to Sunday April 30th. If you haven’t already, mark this historic weekend in your diary.

Plans are currently being finalised for this weekend of celebration but right now, we can confirm that on Friday, April 28th, we’ll welcome Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, the Bishop of the Waterford & Lismore diocese, to hold a remembrance mass and bless the field at Páirc na nEalaí. The remembrance mass will take place at 7pm, and all are welcome.

Saturday April 29th will be a morning for our juvenile boys and girls to play some games and we have some other fun activities planned, too. We’re hoping to have a ladies camogie game, and an adult hurling game on Saturday evening, also.

On Sunday April 30th, we’ll welcome Larry McCarthy, Uachtaráin Cumann Lúthchleas Gael to Páirc na nEalaí on Sunday April 30th at 11-30am to officially open the field.

Last week’s Carrick Swan lotto numbers were 12 – 13 – 16 – 23. The jackpot was €4,250 and there was one winner. Congratulations to Pearl Houlihan, St. Johns. Happy spending Pearl.

As well as a winner, there were seven match 3’s who won €30 each. Next Week’s Jackpot is €2,000. The club would like to thank you sincerely for supporting our lotto. Your support helps our young players and also helps our field development project. You can purchase your lotto tickets online, here:

The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to our P.R.O., Niall Walsh, who is currently recovering following a stay in hospital. We look forward to seeing you back on your feet in the near future.