Cahir GAA Notes
Moving onIt is with envy we have to tell you one of our club Stall worth's in recent times is moving on from our club and town, Padraig Whelan, a true green and white man both in football and hurling from a young age has done it all, from all age groups all the way to senior level, to note a few accolades, County Peil na n-Og champion in 1997, All-Ireland FÉLE finalist 97, played in the mini sevens in 97, South Minor hurling champion in 2000, County minor football finalist 2000, County U21 B hurling medal in 2000, South Junior Football Champion also in 2000, South Senior Football champion in 2001, Young Player of the Year in 2001, played for his county in U21 football in 2003 and best of all wining a county senior football medal in 2003, Premier League county and Munster winner in 2007, (pew what a list and there is more too much to fit in). It can be certainly said this man owes this club nothing, Padraig is the type of man every club in the land would like to have, he gave all for Cahir GAA and was very proud to wear the green and white of the club, Padraig is moving on to start a new journey in Dublin, with his work and planning a wedding with his wife to be Claire, he found the travelling too much and could not commit to Cahir with all of his commitment's and anyone who knows Padraig (it's 100% or nothing for Padraig). So to finish up we say to you Padraig, thank you for your dedication, loyalty and passion for Cahir GAA Club you always gave 100% and we could not ask anymore we wish you well on the start of a new journey and we hope it all goes well in the future, you will be missed but we know any big match you will be there supporting the green and white, best of luck Padraig. Well done Well done to the outgoing Camogie Chairperson, Marie Casey who was one of six people to be nominated for volunteer of the year in sport awards last weekend, to get this far was fantastic and in our eyes Marie you are the best again well done.100 gamesWe congratulate Tommy O Donnell who at the weekend played his 100th game in the PRO 12 competition for Munster, well done.Don't forgetOn December 30th 2016 at 8:30pm sharp a medal presentation for our U21 football champions will take place in Cahir House Hotel, also on the night we will honour the County Minor football champions of 1996. A buffet style meal will be served and there will be music on the night, so it should be a great night to look forward to, keep that date free.Good LuckBest of luck to our chairman John O Connor who is the manager of the Kildalton college football team who are in the All-Ireland final on Tuesday and also to Eanna Heffernan who is a member of the panel.Draw the joker Once again we thank you for the support you give us weekly, the jackpot stands at €4,800, what a nice sum to win before Christmas, but to win it don't forget to get your tickets, This week's winners were Pat Cushman, Dave O'Donovan, Gavin Berry, Helen Hilly and Birdie Wilkinson. The Draw will be held next week in the Abbey Tavern when the October and November Sport Stars awards will also be presented.AGMCahir GAA Club will hold their AGM on Saturday 14th of January 2017 in the club rooms, all are welcome.Camogie NotesMarie Casey looked ever so elegant as she accepted a beautiful engraved vase for her nomination as volunteer in sport at the Cannon Hayes Annual Sports Award in Ballykisteen House Hotel last night. Marie who was nominated for her services to the club over the past 15years, along with family and friends enjoyed an entertaining night out among noted sports people including Irish Olympian Ronnie Delaney, Horse trainer Mouse Morris and representatives from Tipperary hurling and football fraternity to name but a few. The highlight of the evening for many was when we were entertained by Munster and New Zealand rugby great Francis Saili who preformed a Hakka in salutation of all the award nominees. Congratulations to Peggy Kennedy of Ardfinnan Ladies football club who won the overall volunteer award.