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Club mourns vice-president and GAA stalwart John O’Neill

St Mary’s Hurling Club

St Mary’s Hurling Club

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the O’Neill family, Tess, Maura, Grace, Terry, Paudie and Seamus on the death of John who passed away last week. May his soul rest in peace.

John was one of the founding trustees of the GAA Centre and the first Vice Chairman of the centre. He was a man who was very involved in his local community through various Gaelic organisations and charitable ones.

He was Vice President of our own club.

His sons Seamus Terry and Paudie played with distinction for St Mary’s. Seamus and Paudie played for Tipp and of course Paudie is now a trainer with the county team

An invitation to everyone

St Mary’s are drawing up a five year plan for the club and to this end are holding an open forum in the Park Hotel on Wednesday night, March 27.

The meeting is open to the public, young and old. People attending will be asked for their views on how the club can improve its communications, coaching, get more young people involved in playing the sport, how it could develop its facilities, organise fundraising and how the club can better develop the social side of the club for players and supporters. It is an open forum and everyone’s ideas on the night will be recorded and from that meeting the club will develop a five year vision for the club The Club wants to hear from their members, supporters, and the people of Clonmel, young and old as to their ideas for the club and how the sport of hurling could be grown in Clonmel.

Great win for Intermediate team

Our intermediate team took part in the Billy Kiely seven aside tournament in Cahir last Saturday. The team was Stephen Buckley, Gearoid Buckley, Ger Corcoran, Richie Gunne, Alan Longeran, Luke Moore, Brian McDonald, Ciaran O’Connell, Jamie Peters and Liam Ryan

Monster table quiz

St Mary’s are organising a monster table quiz with the County Board in Daly’s Pub in O’Connell st on Friday, March 15 starting at 8.45. The entry fee is 40 euro per table. The winning teams will qualify for a County final quiz in Thurles on March 28 with prizes of a trip to New York for four and runner up prizes of 100 euro vouchers.

Easter Camp

The County Board is running a Hurling Easter Camp in the Gaa Centre from Tuesday, March 26 to Thursday 28 and another one from April 3 to 5. The cost is 20 per child for the three day camp. Each child will get a free sliotar and football. For details contact John Carew 086 8317591.

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