A loss in Lewis Road to newly crowned Munster champions Dr Crokes was our lot on Sunday last but not before extra time was needed to separate the teams – Click here for match report
A good sized attendance in the Healy Rooms on Sat night for our AGM were given a run down on club activities for the past year in a wide ranging and comprehensive secretary’s report.
The highlights included the success of the senior team in reaching the county league final and the semi finals of the county championship – there were wins over Feale Rangers, Dr Crokes and St Brendans which saw us meet Dr Crokes again in a county semi final only to come up short; there was the successful participation of our B team in the county league which saw over 45 senior players play county league football and the securing of our senior status for the coming year. There were reports on our minors and U-21 teams, juvenile and ladies activities, membership and fundraising as well as tributes to long serving groundsman Edmond Quirke and to Tom & Eileen O’Shea who handed over the lease on Charlie’s Bar in January.
Haulie Kerins in his Chairman’s address thanked all of those who had assisted him during the year making his job easier than it might have been; he thanked the senior management team for their work and dedication and the players who once again gave their all for the club; again he paid tribute to Edmond Quirke and wished him well in the future. He thanked all the management teams of the various teams which saw us compete in 13 adult competitions playing over 80 competitive games.
Kathy McCarthy was the recipient of the Club Woman of the Year for her tireless work as juvenile secretary as well as her efforts in helping to ensure we held a very successful ” Strictly Come Dancing “in March; Frank O’Connor ( Tiler) was awarded the club man of the year for his work in organising a very successful 10K, assisting on match days in selling lotto tickets and taking admission fees and for his overall willingness to help out when ever called upon – both Kathy and Frank were worthy winners.
All outgoing officers were returned for the coming year with the only vacancy to be filled being that of PRO following Pat Flavin’s decision to step aside following two years in the role.
There was no winning ticket in last week’s lotto draw, winning numbers: 1, 6, 19 & 20 – nobody matched 3.
Next week’s jackpot will be €3,500.
The five entrants for the special December draw are as follows: Kay Stack, Liam Griffin, Ogie Moran, Tim Scannell and Maureen & Mary Ann Fleming.
Tickets €2/3 for €5 can be purchased online, from the club house and from the following outlets: Counihans, Princes St., Foleys on the Castlemaine Road, The Abbey Inn & Jimmy’s on Strand Road.
To the family of Con Griffin late of Bishop Moynihan Crescent, Killarney and formerly of Cahills Park;
To the family of Liam Duffy of Caheranne;
To the family of Nora Kelliher O’Grady of Clonmore, Ballymullen
To the family of John Healy, Renanirree, Cork ( brother of our former chairman Pat)
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