Philly steps down as manager after guiding club to county pinnacle

Clonmel Commercials

Clonmel Commercials

The search is on to find the next manager of the club’s senior side after Philly Ryan stepped down from the position after four years in

charge. Philly and his selectors have given sterling service to the club for many years and over the last four years he has guided the club from a position of being unable to compete to any great degree at senior level to become county champions.

Under his watch Clonmel Commercials have emerged as the foremost football club in the county. The county final victory of November last was just reward for the efforts that Philly and his selectors have put in over four years.

The club would like to thank Philly, his selectors, backroom crew and families for their sacrifices and dedication over the last four years.

While stepping away from the senior manager’s role, Philly Ryan will continue to contribute to the fortunes of Clonmel Commercials.

Take Me Out Is A Sell Out: Two weeks before the event the “Sold Out” signs are up on this event. As soon as tickets went on sale it was clear that there was huge demand. Within three days tickets sold out. It is important to note that due to capacity constraints there will be no tickets available on the night. Committee members have been swarmed with calls looking for tickets but unfortunately there are none available here either. Now those with tickets can look forward to a great night of craic.

Mouth Guards: The response to the new rules regarding mouth guards has been very good. All players playing minor football and under mustnow wear mouth guards in training and matches. All players who have not yet purchased one must do so immediately. Further details are on our website.

Club AGM: The club AGM will take place in The Clonmel Park Hotel on Sunday, January 2 at 5pm. Nomination papers should be returned to the secretary as soon as possible. Please use this forum to express your views on all club issues.

Annerville Awards: Those who have ordered tickets through the club are asked to collect these tickets on Wednesday 23 at the field at 7.30pm.

Clonmel’s Got Talent: Following on from the success of 2012 Clonmel Commercials will once again host “Clonmel’s Got Talent” in February and March.

The competition will provide a platform for both primary and secondary pupils to display their talents. Entry forms are now in the schools and must be returned by no later than January 25. The preliminary rounds for primary children take place on February 9 and 10. Entry fee is just €5 per person.

Inter-county Scene: Well done to the Tipp footballers on beating Cork in the McGrath Cup Q/F on Sunday last. Commercials were represented by Seamus Kennedy who made his senior debut, Aldo Mattassa and Donal Lynch. Next up is Waterford on Sunday.