A heavy cloud hung over the Swan club and Carrick-on-Suir last week as we heard the news that Jimmy Walsh has passed away after illness borne with great dignity.
Jimmy better known as ‘Dree’ was as much a part of the true fabric of the Swan club as anyone, while his hurling career may have stopped some way short of his famous father the late Mick winner of a county championship in 1947 or any of his other illustrious brothers, Jimmy’s career with the club flourished in many other ways and was equally as important.
Jimmy was a former Chairman of the club and during that time led by example, he was assistant Treasurer to the legendary Paddy Boland and committee man for many years but it was also his work ethic for the club which set Jimmy apart as he worked tirelessly for the club being invaluable at the weekly Bingo nights etc.
The word ‘gentleman’ will rightly be used to describe Jimmy as that is what he was, he was at all times respectful, he was polite, humble and courteous and in plain language a genuinely very nice man.
A great family man first, Jimmy’s loyalty to his family was paramount to who he was, and on occasion he would be seen with the jumper slung over the shoulder as he sauntered down the town on his way to a match or for a few pints with his many friends and relations.
The Walsh family have had a very hard time recently and our thoughts go out to them all in these uncertain times, we remember particularly Jimmy’s wife Biddy, son James, daughters Marguerite and Elaine, grandchildren and all the family and extended family. ‘May his gentle soul rest in peace’.
On the playing fields, our Minor footballers began their championship with a win over Ballingarry. This coming Wednesday we take on Knockmealdown Gaels in Kilsheelan at 6-30pm. Best of luck, boys.
Our u16s travel to Grangemockler on Monday evening (September 7th) to take on Cahir in the South u16 ‘A’ Hurling Final. Best of luck, boys. Bring it home.
Last week’s Carrick Swan lotto numbers were 07 – 18 – 20 – 25. The jackpot was €5,000 and there was no winner. Six match 3s wins €40 each. Next Week’s Jackpot is €5,250.
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: www.carrickswan.com/lotto. 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.