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Cahir GAA Club Notes

RIP

It was with sadness we heard of the passing of Brendan Delaney RIP in America last week, Brendan a native of Abbey Street played both hurling and football for Cahir, Brendan was part of the U15 South Juvenile rural schools football team who were crowned champions in 1950 when that competition was held for the first time, he played up along for the next few years and in 1953 was part of the Cahir Slashers minor team who became county football champions, Brendan was one of four Cahir players to make the Tipperary Minor Football team in 1954 ( see picture below), in 1955 along with his team mates they became South Junior Football champions, sadly for Cahir Brendan departed for America, and that junior team went on to become county champions, our thoughts are with the family and extended family of Brendan at this sad time, Brendan a proud Cahir man, may he rest in peace.

We would also like to offer our condolences to the family and extended family on the recent death of Richie McCormack RIP may he rest in peace and also to the Family of David Condon.

Below is another photo of Brendan Delaney taken from the book” Memories and Achievements”, this time a presentation was made to Brendan to mark his imminent departure to America, in the photo (L-R) Matt Hickey, John F O Donnell, Fr John Power, Jimmy Armitage, Brendan Delaney and Tadgh Ó Luanaihg.

Draw the Joker

Our weekly fun game is really gathering momentum at the moment with a very healthy Jackpot of €10,000.00, as always we want to thank you all for your support each week, this week we were in the Punters Rest where we were warmly welcomed, this week's winners are: Willie Magnier, Ciara Carroll, Colm Guthrie, John Joe Hayes and Denis Murphy.

The Tipperary clubs draw for January was held last Friday evening; sadly we had no winners from our members who joined with us, again we thank you all for your support and fingers crossed we still might bring a big prize to Cahir over the last two draws of the year.

Medal Presentation Night

Last Saturday evening in Cahir House Hotel we had our medal presentation for our U14 south hurling champions, our Minor A South football champions, our Senior football League Div.2 winners and the Senior ladies football county champions all for 2018, a great crowd of over 160 enjoyed a lovely evening with fine food and chat on the night, our guests of honour were County Football Chairman Barry O Brien, South Board Chairman Hugo Browne and All-Ireland winning captain Samantha Lambert, who all spoke and presented medals to the various winning teams, we would like to thank all who helped make the evening a success through various jobs that needed attention and to Leah O'Donoghue for taking all the photos on the night, let's hope 2019 is even a bigger one for medals.

Some of our U14 South Hurling winning team

The Senior Ladies County champions team

Below some of the senior football panel who won the division 2 County Football League

Above The Minor A South football winners, with their manager and selectors at the medal presentation night last Saturday.

Juvenile AGM

The Juvenile club held their AGM recently and the big news from that meeting was the stepping down of Chairman Tommy Barrett (pictured above), Tommy spent four years as the chairman and worked tireless for the Juvenile's and the club in general, he was always in the club morning and night and nothing was an effort for the Cork native, he was the manager of the successful U14 hurling team which we spoke about at our medal night, Tommy is highly regarded in this club and the only reason for him stepping down are work commitments, Tommy will continue to coach and will remain a member of the Senior committee, and we all know he has still a lot to contribute to the club, as a club we want to thank Tommy for the Trojan work he has done so far for the club and we wish him well in his endeavours in the years ahead. One other change of officer at the Juvenile AGM was the current PRO Helen Barrett (Tommy's better half) also stepped down, again another great club person and was always there when the chips were down, again on behalf of our club we want to thank Helen for the endless commitment over the years and we wish her well going forward. The new Chairman of the Juvenile club is Joe Cleary, congratulations to Joe and we wish him well in his new role, also coming in is new PRO Jonathan McLoughlin, again we wish Jonathan all the best in his new role, the other two top table remain the same Martin Hanrahan Treasurer and Secretary Charlotte Kirwan, good luck to them for the year ahead.

Camogie Chairperson

As we are on the subject of AGMs, our camogie club had their one a few weeks ago, we would like to say thank you to outgoing Chairperson Mary Howard who did a great job at the helm of the club and as always done it with pride and professionalism, the new Chairperson is no stranger to camogie or the club as a whole, a Cahir Stalwart Dan Casey, again we wish Dan and all in the Camogie club the best for 2019.

This is the time of year for AGMs and we are no different, next Saturday the 19th the Senior AGM will take place in the club rooms at 8-30pm, all are welcome.

ANNUAL SUPERVALU DRAW

Cahir Juvenile GAA will hold their Annual Draw in SuperValu, next weekend, Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th January.

We are asking all parents to please give an hour of your time over next weekend to sell tickets in Supervalu. Please contact Charlotte @ 086 3577838 with day and time that suits you. Thanks in advance for your help and support.