The Carrick Swan lotto returns this week (Thursday June 11th).

For the safety of everybody involved, and to abide by current Government and GAA authority advice, we encourage lotto players to enter online. 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.

Entries can also be dropped at the collection point at the hall each Thursday evening between 6-30pm and 8-15pm where strict social distancing rules will be in operation. Entries can also be given to any draw promotor or committee member at any time.

GAA Clubs countrywide received some good news this week. Playing activities can re-commence later this month. The club is currently planning for the safe return to training and games. We’ll publish more information in the coming weeks, as we get it.

The club is saddened to hear of the passing of Eddie O’Halloran in New York yesterday. Known as ‘Foxy’ Neddy he was an outstanding hurler with the club in the late 50s era before emigration took him to America. His brother Johnny also played with the club at that time.

Eddie himself was man of the match in the 1959 south senior hurling final which Swan won when he played at centre forward against Pierce McCanns. He again played with the club in 1960 when he scored 4-7 against Grange/Clogheen but sadly emigration took him to far off shores in 1961.

Eddie contacted the club in the last couple of years looking for jerseys for his grandchildren which showed his affection for the club remained undiminished. Our sincere sympathy goes to all of Eddie’s family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

The club would also like to extend their sympathies to Liam Walsh and family, extended family, relations and friends on the passing of Helen. May she rest in peace.