Reminder to all that our convention will be held in the Clubhouse on Saturday January 15th at 7.30pm.Mass for deceased members will be celebrated in Bohernanave church at 6.30pm.Nominations and motions to be returned to Club secretary Thomas Callanan by Friday next January 7th.
U/21 Hurling:we travel to Clonmel on Saturday 15th January to play Arravale Rovers in the County semi final.Throw in at 1.30pm.
Junior Hurling:Kileedy,Limerick is the venue for our Munster Final clash with Doneraile(Cork) on Sunday January 16th.More details next week.
The clubhouse was a hive of activity over the Christmas period.On St Stephens night there was a large turnout for our our 2nd Blue Ball Fancy Dress.The following night the Minor hurling County Champions of 1985 and their partners were our guests at their reunion.Each member of the team received a framed photograph as a momento of their victory.To both organizing committees we say well done and thanks.
We extend our sympathy to the family and relatives of the the late Connie Keane who passed away before the Christmas break.He was an outstanding hurler with Thurles Sarsfields and Tipperary.He first wore the blue and gold as a minor in 1947 & 48,winning an All Ireland in 1947,progressing to the Tipperary Junior team in 49 and 50.Soon the Tipperary Senior selectors recognised his ability and he was promoted to the senior side playing with the championship campaigns of 1953,54 and 55.At club level,along with his brothers Michael(Blackie) and Larry he made an immense contribution to our club's golden era.
Gaels far and wide are mourning the sad passing of John Doyle,whose remarkable success on the hurling field with 8 All Ireland medals and numerous other honours will forever guarantee him a unique position in the GAA world.We extend our condolences to the Holycross-Ballycahill club and in particular to his wife Ann,sons Johnny & Michael,daughters Colette,Margaret,Anne Marie,Sandra,Liz,grandchildren,relatives and friends.
We also remember Jimmy Butler Coffey who celebrated his 101st birthday in October,his passing takes away the last surviving member of the 1937 All Ireland victory over Kilkenny played in Killarney.