Our Senior hurling year came to an end on Sunday last when we lost out to Holycross/Ballycahill in the Seamus O’ Riain Cup Quarter Final by 2 points. The club would like to thank our Senior hurlers and management time for their time and dedication this year. Our hurling was exceptional, at times, but unfortunately the little bit of luck you need to take home some silverware eluded us over the past few weeks.
Our u11 boys lost out to Killenaule on Sunday last on The Green in the Winter Football League.
Our weekly Bingo was cancelled last week due to the bad weather warnings. It resumes this Thursday night at 8-30pm in The Swan Hall. Come on down and bring some friends to enjoy bingo, a chat, and a bit of craic every Thursday night. All welcome.
Last week’s Swan Lotto numbers were 04 – 06 – 24 – 27. The jackpot was €7,000 and there was no winner. One match 3 wins €200. Well done Eamon P. Power, Whistlers. Next Week’s Jackpot is €7,250. Thank you for your continued & appreciated support. Play our lotto – Support our young players.
12 Days of Christmas Field Development Draw has now been launched. €20,000 in Prizes. Contact any committee member for tickets.
The club were very saddened to hear of the passing of Fr Michael Ryan, our esteemed honorary vice-president for many years, last week. Fr Michael or Mick Joe as he often referred to himself was a gentle man with a gentle manner, he loved hurling and he even played with Waterford at one stage before becoming a priest. While serving in Carrick he aligned himself to the Swan and officiated at many of our events during the years. Our deepest sympathy goes to his bereaved family.
Carrick Swan GAA club were also saddened to hear of the passing of former player David ‘Baby’ Kelly last week, also. Baby, in his distinctive red helmet, played most of his hurling at corner back for the Swan, and was a member of our successful underage teams of the late nineties through to the mid-noughties, including representing Swan at Féile na nGael in Wexford in 1999. Baby was also a member of our South winning and County Minor A finalists team of 2003, and our South & County Minor A winning team of 2004. David was a teak-tough defender who never shied away from a challenge. As hard as nails, and an extremely talented hurler to boot. To David’s family, we offer our heartfelt condolences.
Carrick Swan would also like to pass on their condolences to the Ivors family, Ballingary on their recent bereavement.