Carrick Swan GAA Club would like to share some great news this week. We’ve received written formal approval from Sports Capital following the submission of the paperwork they required in relation to our provisional grant approval. This means that work can now commence on the project at Ballyrichard.

The field project began at a strategic general meeting in the Juvenile Hall on Friday November 30th  2012. It has taken five and a half years hard work by the club to get to this point, and in the coming weeks, you’ll see the field at Ballyrichard begin its transformation into state of the art facilities that will cater for generations to come. The club would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who has helped get this project to this stage.

Due to Tipperary hurlers qualifying for the League Final, our South Senior fixture vs Killenaule has been pushed back to Wednesday April 11th at 6-30pm in Monroe.

Just a few days later, on Saturday April 14th, our Seniors travel to Littleton to take on reigning County Champions, Thurles Sarsfields, in the first round of the County Championship.

Our Minors lost out to Ballyporeen/Clonmel Og last weekend. We play Grangemockler/Ballyneale this Wednesday in Kilsheelan at 6.30pm

Last Friday, our u12 C team played Fethard, in Fethard. Fethard proved too strong for us on the day. It’s another trip to Fethard for our u12s next weekend. This time our u12 A team play Fethard while our u12 C team travel to Clonmel to take on Commercials.

This coming Thursday, April 5th, our u14s begin their football championship when they take on Grangemockler Ballyneale on The Green. Throw in is at 6pm.

Next Monday, April 9th, our u16s begin their championship against the same opposition, Grangemockler Ballyneale, in Davin Park, at 6-15pm.

Our Juvenile lotto jackpot last week was €2,500.  The numbers drawn were 02 – 06 – 18 – 28. There was no winner. Four Match 3’s Win €50 each. Next Week’s Jackpot is €2,750. 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 Carrick Swan club were shocked and deeply saddened when we heard the news that Noel Murphy had passed away suddenly at a relatively young age. Noel was a lovely genuine man who endeared himself to everyone he met in life and he will be missed by many. He always had the Swan clubs interests at heart, he was a staunch supporter of the club through thick and thin. To Noel’s heartbroken family, his wife Tina, daughters Lynn, Helena and Sarah, brother and sisters, sons in law, grandchildren and extended family we offer our deepest sympathy.

Carrick Swan would also like to pass on their condolences to the Cronin family, Kilsheelan and Lisadell, and the Grace family, St. Johns and Piltown, on their recent bereavements.