Last weekend was the busiest weekend of the 2019 season thus far, with a host of underage blitzes and tournaments taking place while the County Senior Hurling Championships roared back into life, also, not to mention two Swan’s representing the Blue & Gold in All Ireland tournaments on Saturday, also.
Carrick Swan Senior hurlers qualified for the 2019 South Senior Hurling Final on Tuesday last with a 4 point victory over Killenaule in Clonmel Sportsfield. We powered into the game, after a slow start, and never looked back, outscoring Killenaule by 1-14 to 0-08 between the 20th minute and full-time. Full time score, Carrick Swan 1-17, Killenaule 0-16.
Our opponents in the South Final are Mullinahone with the game expected to take place on Sunday September 15th.
Just 3.5 days after our win over Killenaule, our Senior hurlers were back in action, against Thurles Sarsfields in the Seamus O’ Riain Cup, on Saturday last. This was a game we needed to win to keep our chances of getting out of our group alive. A second half performance full of grit, determination, and hard work saw us get over the line by 3 points in a game that was a real battle throughout. Carrick Swan 1-13, Thurles Sarsfields 1-10. Well done all. Two super wins, and a great week’s work.
Our Seniors take on Lorrha on Sunday next in Littleton on Sunday next at 3pm. A win qualifies us for the quarter finals of the Seamus O’ Riain Cup.
Our Intermediate footballers next game is Wednesday September 11th where we take on Clonoulty-Rossmore at 6pm in Cahir.
Our Junior Camogie girls beat Gortnahoe comfortably last week in their second game of the County Junior Camogie Championship. This win qualifies us for the County Quarter Final with one game left to play in the group. We play Moycarkey next Saturday, under lights, in Littleton at 7-30pm in our final group game. A win gives us home advantage in the County Quarter Final. Best of luck girls.
Our Minor A hurling South Final vs Mullinahone is expected to take place on Saturday September 14th.
Our u16s play their South Semi-Final vs St Mary’s this Thursday night. Check out our Facebook page later in the week for the time/venue.
Commiserations to our u14 A hurlers who lost their South Final to St Mary’s on Thursday last in Kilsheelan. Despite fighting hard throughout the game, St Mary’s ran out deserving winners on the night. We’d like to thank the u14 team and their mentors for all their work throughout 2019. This team will no doubt compete in plenty more finals as they go through the years.
The 2019 Paddy Boland Memorial Tournament took place on The Green on Saturday last. Carrick Swan GAA club would like to thank all the clubs who attended, and would also like to thank all who helped out on the day, and in the days prior to the tournament, from doing the field to helping with the refreshments, and everything in between. We’d also like to thank all the referees for giving up their time on Saturday, also. Congratulations to St Marys of Clonmel who won the u10 Final, and also congratulations to our own boys who won the u9 tournament last weekend.
On Wednesday last, our u8’s travelled to Rockwell College to take part in a blitz. We had some great games against Moycarkey Borris, Ballybacon Grange, and Rockwell Rovers on the night. We’d like to thank mentors and parents who travelled on the night. The kids loved it!
Our youngest kids, our u6’s played in a tournament in Mooncoin on Saturday morning, also. Well done to you all, your parents and your mentors.
Well done and commiserations to Swan u15 Owen Dunne-Harrigan who starred for Tipperary u15s in the Arrabawn Co-op All Ireland Semi-Final on Saturday last. Tipperary were unlucky to lose out to Wexford on the day.
Congratulations to our u14 Lee Casey who was part of the Tipperary Sonny Walsh Cup winning team on Saturday last in Waterford. Tipperary beat Kilkenny, Kerry, Wexford in the group stages to qualify for the final where they beat Galway.
Carrick Swan Camogie would like to thank John Phelan, proprietor of Cleary’s Topline Carrick On Suir for the very generous sponsorship of track pants to our camogie teams. It’s very much appreciated by all in our club.
Last week’s Swan Lotto numbers were 07 – 16 – 18 – 19. The jackpot was €5,750 and there was no winner. Seven match 3’s win €30 each. Next Week’s Jackpot is €6,000. Thank you for your continued & appreciated support. Play our lotto – Support our young players. Your support also helps our Field Development Project.
Tickets for our 12 Days of Christmas Draw will start being distributed in the coming weeks.
Carrick Swan would like to pass on their condolences to the Kerwick family, Pearse Square on the recent passing of Helen. Mrs Kerwick’s family have been involved with Carrick Swan GAA Club for many years, both playing and coaching, and we’d like to offer our sympathies at this sad time