Congratulations to our u16 hurlers who beat St Mary’s of Clonmel on Wednesday last to claim the 2018 South u16 A Hurling title. Well done to all involved.

Our u16s played their Co Semi Final against Ballina of North Tipperary in Templemore on Saturday morning. Although we finished strong, we lost out narrowly, by 3 points in the end. Ballina go on to play Durlas Og in the County Final.

The u9/u10 Paddy Bolan Memorial Tournament which was due to take place on The Green on Saturday last had to be postponed due to the weather.

Tickets for our 12 Days of Christmas draw are available now. They cost €50 each and are available from any committee member. There is a total of €18,000 in prizes to be given away with the top prize being €10,000. If you aren’t in, you can’t win! Tickets can be paid in instalments between now and the first draw in December.

Fantastic progress has been made so far, at Ballyrichard Road, and grass is currently growing strongly on both pitches, and it’s turning greener by the day. What was once a derelict eyesore is now developing into a facility to be proud of. Now however we have to get going again and move onto the next stage which is to install ball stop netting, goalposts, dugouts, hurling wall etc… as well as building dressing rooms/showers/toilets. This will not happen unless we have adequate funds and the ’12 days of Christmas Draw’ is absolutely vital to raising the funds required.

Please come to the club next Tuesday night from 7-8pm and take a few tickets to sell. The success of the project is everyone’s responsibility, when we have asked in the past for your help you were never found wanting and we know this will be the same now. So remember Tuesday night 7-8pm and we look forward to seeing you there.

Our Juvenile lotto jackpot last week was €2,000.  The numbers drawn were 05 – 06 – 14 – 20. There was no winner. Two Match 3 win €100 each. Next Week’s Jackpot is €2,250. It costs just €2 to enter and you can play through any of our ticket sellers, or online, via our website. Thank you for your continued & appreciated support.

All in the club extends best wishes to Franny Harris and Kevin ’Magic’ O’Shea. Kevin manned the midfield for the Swan for many years and was a fine player in many different sports. While Franny is without doubt the best score keeper in the game and if ever a game was close Franny would be the man to ask the correct score, better than asking the ref even! Get well soon lads.

Carrick Swan would like to pass on their condolences to the Regan Kavanagh family, Comeragh View, and the Hahessy family Ard Mhuire on their recent bereavements.