Cahir GAA Notes
Hickey to take chargeBenny Hickey is to take charge of the senior football team for 2017, Benny came through the ranks of the club playing all age groups up to senior level in both football and hurling, this young man has played and won everything there is to win from u10s to U12A hurling and football, County U16 1994, minor A in 1996, U21 south1996 and county U21 B Hurling in 2000, Senior South football 2001, County Senior Football Championship winner in 2003, and Munster league winner in the same year, south footballer of the year 2003, played in the Tommy Murphy Cup win in 2005, Benny also coached our U21 football champions 2016, and that's just for starters, so we can say without any doubt he defiantly has the experience for the job, with Benny this year are Barry O Brien, Richie Quirke, Davy O Gorman and Paddy O Gorman, they are a huge assist to the team and club, with a great understanding of the game both hurling and football, and with all five men we have a wealth of knowledge, youth, passion, and a love of the game, and proud club men we think we are in a good place for the year ahead .Junior hurling for 2017 will be in the good hands of local man, Barry O Brien, well known throughout the county, (ex. County Chairman) and no stranger to Cahir hurling. Barry, knows this team very well and believes there is huge potential in this squad and thinks they are not far away from Intermediate hurling, he will give his all to the task ahead for the coming year, with him this year (is a reversal of the football management,) Benny Hickey, Paddy O'Gorman, Davy O'Gorman and Richie Quirke,( it was decided this year to start off with both hurling and football coming together, and put a management team in place that would complement each other and bring stability to both squads and to look after the players with a structured plan for both training and matches in both codes). As we said above the wealth of experience Barry and Benny will bring with them and the knowledge that rest of the management team have should work very well. All that's left to say is best of luck to you all gentlemen and please remember the club will be behind you all the way.Next week we will look at U21 and Minor management. CongratulationsCongratulations to Ingrid and Brian Dolan (SuperValu, Cahir) on the birth of their daughter Jessica, what a great start to the year.DRAW THE JOKEROur fun game was held in the Abbey Tavern last Sunday evening with a large crowd in attendance. Thank you all for your continued support, the jackpot now stands at €6,200. This week's winners were as follows: Evan & Rachel O'Dwyer, Garry Hanrahan, Mary McCarthy, Mary Harty and Dermot O'Connor. The Draw will be held next Sunday night in Morrissey's.The Cahir & District Sports Achievement AwardsThe Cahir & District Sports Achievement Awards for the month of December 2016 were held after the joker draw in the Abbey Tavern last Sunday, the three nominees were: John O'Connor (Gaelic Football), Eanna Heffernan (Gaelic Football), Tommy O'Donnell (Rugby). Congratulations to all three worthy nominees, the overall winner for the month was John O Connor for being manager of Kildalton College football team who won the College All-Ireland Final in December, well done John. John with another eleven monthly winners go on to the final where one will be crowned the Cahir &District Sports Achievement Award Winner for 2016, this Award will be announced at the end of February 2017, full details to follow shortly.Camogie news Our senior ladies were back in action over the weekend for the first training session of 2017. It was fantastic to see so many out on the pitch under the watchful eyes of Mary, Marie and Carol as Alan O'Connor put them through their paces. The club would like to wish, best of luck to our Camogie friends and hope all goes well for the year ahead, indeed best of luck to the new Camogie Chairwoman Mary Howard, committee members and all the coaches and players, have a good one ladies, Oh! And all the male members as well.