It has been a busy week on the playing front, at Carrick Swan Club.

Wednesday last, July 1st, will go down in the history books as the night that the very first match took place at Páirc na nEalaí when our Senior hurlers took on KnockavillaDonaskeigh Kickhams in a challenge game to prepare for their upcoming Seamus O’ Riain Senior Hurling Championship. It was a great runout for the lads after lockdown and gets us up and running in ‘the new field’.

The honour of scoring the first point in the field goes to Eric O’ Halloran, while the first goal, was an absolute peach scored by Dale O’ Hanlon.

On Thursday last, our Minor hurlers had a good run out against Mooncoin, on Friday last our Juniors played Ferrybank in a useful challenge game, while on Sunday morning our Seniors were back in action at Páirc na nEalaí where they hosted St Mary’s in a challenge game.

Our Minors are due to play their opening round of their Championship on Sunday July 19th against St. Mary’s in Fethard at 7pm. They follow this up with a game against Ballingarry on Wednesday July 22nd, which is just three days before our Senior Championship opener against Ballingarry, in the Seamue O’Riain Cup, which takes place in Clonmel Sports field on Saturday, July 25th.

On the camogie front, our u14 & 16 camogie girls have received their fixtures. Our u16s play Ballybacon, in Goatenbridge on Tusday July 21st while our u14s host Cashel on Sunday July 26th at 1pm, in Carrick.

In preparation, our u16 camogie girls had a good runout and win against Ballingarry/St Patricks on Friday last, on The Green. This week, we take on Kilkenny opposition, Kilmacow/Slievrue on Friday evening, on The Green, at 7pm.

The Swan club would like to say a massive thank you to William Barrett Building & Plastering Ltd. for their kind donation of new skorts for our u16 & Junior Camogie teams.

The club would also like to say a big thank you to Shane O’ Keeffe of OK Cycles and Sports, New Street, for their kind donation to our Junior camogie team.

Sponsorship and donations like these are always really appreciated by all in the club but in these tough times for local businesses especially, these kind gestures are appreciated even more. The club would ask that members and supporters think about supporting these local businesses in the near future. If you’ve any building/plastering needs, give Stretch a shout, or if you need any sporting goods or bicycles, check out the goods and services that OK Cycles & Sports have to offer.

The Carrick Swan Cúl Camp will run from July 20th to 24th this year. Right now, it is only open to members of the club and the dates and times for registration are being sent by the team mentors to each team in the age groups.

If your child is a member and you are not getting the messages about Cúl Camp contact Siobhán directly on 086 8871311 by text or WhatsApp and Siobhán can give you the details.

In order for the kits to be delivered on time to the club no bookings will be taken after 10th July. There will be 2 booking slots this week and places are limited so get your booking in early to avoid missing out. When we are sure that all members that want a place are catered for then booking dates may be advertised on our Facebook page for others who may wish to attend the camp.

The club asks that all Sweep Cards are returned ASAP. They don’t need to be filled, if they’re currently blank, they just need to be returned. Once returned, a draw will take place for all monies collected. You can drop them back to any committee member or give James Hogan a call on 087 2510653 to arrange collection.

Last week’s Carrick Swan lotto numbers were 03 – 04 – 22 – 27. The jackpot was €2,750 and there was no winner. Three match 3s wins €70. Next Week’s Jackpot is €3,000. 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 here:

Online entry acceptance ceases at midnight each Wednesday with the weekly lotto draw will be streamed live on Facebook each Thursday evening at 8-30pm. Anybody who wishes to enter the draw but is unable to do so online can contact any lotto promoter or committee member who will arrange envelope entry.

Carrick Swan would like to pass on their condolences to the Power family, O’ Mahony Avenue, on their recent bereavement.

The Very first passage of play at Páirc na nEalaí can be seen here: