Carrick Swan defeat Commercials



On Sunday last our Intermediate footballers played their second championship match of the year when they took on Clonmel Commercials. This was a close game with Swan finally edging it by five points.

Our under-16s had a busy week where we welcomed both Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers to The Green. On Wednesday our under-16s played Commercials in a full blooded game that ended in a draw. Other results in the group during the week meant our game last Sunday against Moyle Rovers was a must-win game to advance to the semi-finals of the competition. Our lads obliged and won by six points. Games are now finished until after the state exams and the semi-final of this competition has been provisionally fixed for June 22 in Kilsheelan where we meet Clonmel Commercials.

Well done to the under 16 camogie girls who faced New Inn in their final match of their championship on Thursday of last week. We unfortunately lost out by just two scores. The girls showed great skill and determination but unfortunately it wasn’t our night.

Our senior hurlers have received their fixture for their final league game in this year’s South Senior Hurling Championship where we take on Killenaule on Saturday week, May 25th in Clonmel Sportsfield at 6pm. This game is part of a double bill that sees Mullinahone and Carrick Davins play at 7-30pm for the final place in the semi-finals. First up for our senior hurlers is their St Molleran’s Tournament semi-final which takes place this coming Saturday vs Passage.

The dates for our fun camps have been chosen - Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June.

Are you interested in taking part in an intensive first aid course?

There is a first aid course being run by Carrick On Suir River Rescue which we are welcome to take part in. The cost is just €30 euro each and it is run over four weeks (one night per week). Five Carrick Swan members attended a defibrillator course ran by Carrick on Suir River Rescue in recent weeks and it was of very high quality and this course will be the same. To express your interest call or text Mary Barrett or Colm O’ Sullivan ASAP.

Carrick Swan GAA Club would like to send our best wishes to four of our players who are out of action at present. Senior panellist and county minor Lee Wall is out with an eye injury while Colin Loughman is out of action due to illness. It is hoped both make a speedy recovery and are back training before the South Semi Final which is due to take place in June. Two of our underage players received shoulder injuries in the past week. Under-16 panellist Shane Torpey sustained a shoulder injury on Wednesday night against Clonmel Commercials while under-14 and under-16 panellist Jeffrey Power sustained a broken collarbone in training on Friday night. We wish all our injured players a speedy recovery.

Carrick Swan GAA Club are requesting the return of any cups or trophies that were donated to the club by the families of deceased members. Once returned, we plan on running a number of tournaments to properly honour our deceased members so the return of these cups are of utmost importance. Cups can be returned to any committee member or you can phone Sean O’ hea on 086 1603877.

Carrick Swan GAA club extends its sympathy to the Woods O’Neill family, St Johns Terrace and the Leahy family, Carrick Beg on their recent family bereavements

We remind those interested that you can visit our website to keep up to date on club news and activities or e-mail us at with any news items or photographs of interest. You can also follow club activity on Facebook and on our Twitter page: #swanmatchtrack.



Hurling training on every Monday for under-8, -10 and -12 in Ballyneale ay 7pm.

Football training on every Wednesday at 7pm in Grangemockler for under-8 and under-10 (venue may change this week due to works on the pitch check with Andrew o Meara 087 6843368)

All kids playing football need to wear mouth guards. It is also important that all kids are registered.

Contact Juvenile Chairperson Tom Needham 086 8343763 or Secretary Gerry O’Meara (087 2259981)for any information on juvenile activities.

Our two under-12 football teams played over the week with both recording wins, the division two team beat Fethard on Tuesday May 7 and beat Clonmel Og on Friday May 10 and the division four team beat Fethard on Saturday last the 11. Our division two team have played all their group games and have secured a semi-final spot on June. 8

Our under-14 footballers are away to Killenaule on this Thursday 16 in their last group game, they have secured a semi final spot and once all other group games are played we will know semi final parings.

Well done to Jack Lyons, Denis Hanrahan and Michael Meany who made the un 14 south development hurling and also congradulations to Denis Hanrahan for wining the south under-14 long puck. Denis went forward to the county long puck where he came second.

Intermediate Football:

We are down to play Ballylooby Castle Grace this Saturday 18 at 7pm in Clonmel.

Tipperary Draw 2013-2014 tickets are now on sale. We would like to thank all who supported in 2012-2013. We hope all current draw patrons will join again and that many new patrons will join for the many attractive monthly prizes. Remember it only costs €100 for the year or €10 per month for 10 months with two free draws and 50% coming back directly to the club. Contact Connie Fogarty or any committee member. First draw is the May 17.