Our Senior hurlers made it three wins from four in the County League on Sunday morning when we beat Silvermines by 4 points. The win moves us up to 2nd in the table with 3 games left to play.
Our Minor hurlers had a good run out against Ballygunner of Waterford on Sunday morning as they continue their championship preparations.
Our u16 footballers take on Mullinahone on Monday night, in Mullinahone. Throw in is 7pm.
Our u14 footballers lost to Father Sheehy’s on Thursday last, on The Green. We travel to Ardfinnan this coming Thursday. The game throws in at 6-30pm.
Our u12 boys began their 6-week hurling and football tournament on The Green last weekend. There was some great skills on show, and the opening day was a huge success, with a big turnout. It continues this Saturday at 5pm. Let’s get down to support them.
The club would like to send get well soon wishes to Jim Drohan, who was hospitalised recently.
We’ve a field update for you this week, also. The building of the new revised club facility is now underway at ‘Pairc na hEalai’. At ground level we will have two large dressing rooms complete with showers and toilet facilities, entrance hall, referee’s room with shower and toilet, external toilet and plant room. Two sets of stairs will then lead up to the top floor where we will have a landing, ladies and gents toilet facilities, kitchen area and large function/meeting room/gym. It is envisaged that this work will be complete in the next few months.
A panoramic view of the whole field will be available from the top floor by way of a large window area. In the future we will be able to add two more ground level dressing rooms, one at either side of the facility if required.
In the coming months, the carpark will also need surfacing and we will then turn our attention to ‘kitting’ out the field itself by installing ball-stop netting, goalposts, machinery store etc. So while there is a lot done there is an amount of work still to be done but as always thanks to all who support our fundraisers we will reach our target of having a fantastic facility.
As a club we are very conscious of the support we get from the local community and so as much as it is possible it will be a local input that will carry out the work and where we will try and source our materials.
William Barrett of Wm Barrett Building & Plastering Ltd deserves great praise for both working on and managing the building part of the project and he will be assisted by Jim Kennedy – Ace Core Drilling, Ray Dunne – Carpentry, Tom Kennedy – Electrician, J.S.F. Construction Ltd – Blockwork, Sean Barrett/Seanie Dunne – Plumbing/Heating/Gas installation, Site Services – Pat O’Hanlon.
The Swan Club would like to wish Willie Barrett of Ardfinnan all the best in his retirement from refereeing. Willie was the man in the middle for many memorable afternoons for our club down the years, and has been one of the best in the business for many many years.
Last week’s Swan Lotto numbers were 04 – 11 – 13 – 24. The jackpot was €3,750 and there was no winner. Ten match 3’s win €20. Next Week’s Jackpot is €4,000. Thank you for your continued & appreciated support. Play our lotto – Support our young players. Your support also helps our Field Development Project.
Carrick Swan would like to pass on their condolences to the Cooney family, New Street and Oaklands, and the Lanigan family, Marian Avenue on their recent bereavements.