Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €8,000 as on Sunday night Noreen Barry was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 9 which wasn’t the Joker but she did win €50. Anthony O’Grady and Mike Kiely won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar, Abbeyside Post Office and Crotty’s Corner Bar.
On Sunday evening last our Senior Hurlers recorded their first win of the County Championship thanks to a one point victory over Tallow.
TEAM: S. ENRIGHT, B. LOOBY, S. O’HARE, E. COLLINS, D. McGRATH, J. O’MAHONY, M. POWER, R. FOLEY, J. ELSTED, N. MONTGOMERY, M. FERNCOMBE, D. COLLINS, S. DALY, P. HURNEY, M. O’HALLORAN.
SUBS: S. CROTTY, E. KIELY.
Our Junior Hurlers got their Western Championship Campaign off to a winning start last Saturday night with a comprehensive victory over Tallow in Bushy Park.
TEAM: S. RYAN, S. O’CONNOR, G. BREEN, M. COLEMAN, D. HENLEY, P. LYNCH, M. TWOMEY, D. SWEENEY, M. MAHER, E. ENRIGHT, J. BERESFORD, E. BRACKETT, E. KIELY, C. KINDREGAN, M. GORMAN.
This Saturday night we play Gaultier away in the Phelan Cup at 7pm.
300 Club and Déise Draw
As you may be aware we recently launched our “300 Club” Fundraising initiative. This is similar to the Development Fundraiser we ran in the last number of years whereby people donated €300 to the club to help with the development of our club grounds. The money raised from this latest version will be used to help pay for extending our hurling wall and astro turf, provide additional car parking and repay our loan with Croke Park. Those who sign up for the 300 Club will be given a Déise Draw ticket and it also includes their membership. The €300 can be paid in instalments by Direct Debit or up front, and all monies raised will be used to improve our facilities for all our playing members, both young and old. If you are interested in joining the 300 Club then please contact any committee member and they will be happy to help you join up.
The Déise Draw has been changed for 2017 and it now consists of 6 draws costing €15 a month or €90 in total. The Déise Draw has been our main fundraiser for many years and the funds raised from the draw help us meet the ever rising costs associated with running our club. If you would like to join the draw please contact any Committee Member.
Club Leisure Wear
Our new range of Club Leisure wear has arrived and is proving extremely popular with young and old alike. If you missed out on the gear this time then there’s no need to panic as we will be taking orders for the next two weekends.
We ask that all team managers book their times for training / matches with Michael O’Donovan in advance of returning to training. Managers must notify Michael in advance if they wish to change from their allocated time.
Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night with a jackpot of €1000.
On behalf of all in the club we would like to send our sympathies to the family and friends of the late Nin Organ, Murphy Place who passed away last weekend. We would also like to extend our sympathies to the Fives and Barry families on the death of Dr. Tom Barry in Birmingham recently. Tom played Senior Hurling for our club before emigrating to England, and whilst in England remained a great supporter of the club. A number of years ago he helped organize a visit of our club Under 21 team to Birmingham along with his nephew the late Greg Fives. Again we send our sympathies to his family on their loss.