Swan Club unveils new five- year action plan

Carrick Swan GAA Club will launch its 2013-2018 Strategic Vision and Action Plan in the Swan Juvenile Hall this Friday, May 24 at 8.30pm

Carrick Swan GAA Club will launch its 2013-2018 Strategic Vision and Action Plan in the Swan Juvenile Hall this Friday, May 24 at 8.30pm

All are invited to attend and refreshments will be served afterwards. Copies of the plan will be available at the event.

The Club’s Senior hurlers were defeated by Passage East in the semi-final of the Noel Kelly St Molleran’s Tournament last week.

It was a very successful tournament for the team overall and it’s hoped that the tough matches against Cuala, Lismore, Dungarvan and Passage East will stand to the players as the season progresses.

The Senior team’s focus now is on the South Senior Hurling Championship. The Swan Club would like thank St Molleran’s for the invitation to compete in such a fine tournament and wishes Passage and Drom & Inch all the best in the final.

The team’s next match is against Killenaule in Clonmel Sports field on Saturday at 6pm. This ist he team’s final group game before the South semi-final.

Carrick Swan’s Bill Walsh played on the Tipperary U-21 hurling team that played Waterford in the Davin Festival challenge game in Davin Park last Friday. He played well and scored 1-02, which helped the Tipperary team secure a two point victory. Thanks to all those who helped get the Club’s facilities ready for the two challenge matches and thanks to all who volunteered as stewards on the night.

Tipperary play Waterford in a Minor hurling challenge game in Davin Park this Friday. Throw-in will be at 7pm. Admission is free. This is a great opportunity to see the Tipperary Minors in action before their Munster semi-final against Limerick on June 26. It’s also a great opportunity to show Swan players Lee and Dale support.

There are seven coaches training the Club’s U-6 children at the moment, which shows the high numbers attending these training session.

The number of players each age group is growing. The Club’s players are showing great respect and getting great enjoyment from GAA games and the Swan GAA Club thanks all parents, who send their children to training.

Meanwhile, the Club wishes Bobby ‘Reno’ Ryan all the best ahead of his trip to Saskatchewan, Canada later this week. Bobby has been an inspirational forward on a number of Swan Senior hurling teams and scorer of a number of crucial goals over the years. He was a member of the 2000 and 2010 South Championship winning teams. Bobby also played for New York in the Ulster Championship while living and working in New York.

The Club sends its best wishes to two senior players, Anthony “Daffy” O’Donnell and Danny O’Hanlon, who sustained injuries against Passage East last Saturday. Hopefully both players will make a full and speedy recovery.

The following motion was passed at the Carrick Swan AGM last November: “That names for tickets for inter-county hurling and football games be with the club secretary or person designated by secretary no later than 11 days before game”. Anyone wishing to get tickets through the Club for the Tipperary v Limerick on June 9, your name must submitted to Sean O’ Shea, Club Secretary by Thursday, May 30 at the latest.

The Tipperary GAA Members Draw has been put back until May 31, which means there is still time to join the draw. For just €100 you get entered into 12 monthly draws boasting a total prize fund of €525,000 including the following prizes; 2 cars per month, 20 prizes of €500 and four prizes of €200 each month. There are 360 monthly prizes overall. Contact Davy Boland or Frankie Power to sign up to the Tipperary GAA Members Draw for 2013/2014. Davy can be contacted on (086) 083 7713.

Carrick Swan GAA club extends its sympathy to the Dalton family, Carrickbeg on their recent family bereavement.

Numbers drawn in last week’s juvenile lotto draw were 6, 12, 22, 27. The €8500 jackpot prize wasn’t won. Three match three winners won €70 each.