Club Notes 23rd April 202323 Apr 2023
We are back in County League action next weekend. Our seniors will take on Gortnahoe-Glengoole in Division 2 on Saturday evening at 6:30pm in Castleiney while our Junior Cs will be out in action the following day against Knock which is also at home.
Biddy McGrath (nee Toomey)
On April 4th the passing of Biddy McGrath, Castlequarter, Loughmore following a short illness came as a great shock to her family and the parish.
Mother and grandmother to a family that have given great service to the club as players, coaches, trainers etc. She will be sadly missed by all.
To her family the club extends its deepest sympathy.
on Friday April 14th we learned of the unexpected passing of Martin Carroll, Castleiney. While health was not favourable to Martin over a number of years, he was always a character to meet. Martin played with the club during his juvenile days and won a Mid Minor Hurling final in 1974 and reached a county final. Martin went to the army where he served for a number of years.
His remains, draped with the Irish flag and the club flag, departed from Castleiney church to his resting place in Templeree Cemetery. To Seamus and family our deepest sympathy.
On Sunday Morning the 16th of April we learned of the passing of Eamonn Connolly late of Barronstown, Loughmore and the second last survivor of the 1955 County Senior Football winning team that overcame Arravale Rovers in Cashel.
Eamonn was known for his exceptional pace in a period where the club contested six county finals in a row from 1954 to 1959.
His coffin draped with the club flag was met with a club guard of honour at Thurles Cathedral on Thursday evening.
To his wife and family and his sister Rena our deepest sympathy.
May they rest in peace.
We had a lovely evening in the the Community Centre on Friday night last when Brian Gleeson returned to the spot where his sporting career started with the Six Nations trophy in his hands. Brian was finishing off a very busy day of school visits and a trip to the Cottage and was surely the most photographed sportsman of the day! He was joined on stage by Cathal Ryan who was honoured for his recent All Ireland High Jump title which was a fantastic achievement in such a technical event.
Following a presentation by Catherine Cullen of Infinity Cryo to both lads, Brian presented medals to our Féile hurling winners and our County minor football champions. This was followed by refreshments and a chance for everyone present to get their hands on the very famous trophy. Brian is now preparing for his trip to South Africa for the World Cup and we hope that his winning streak continues. Loughmore Castleiney GAA is very proud of your achievements to date and we will be rooting for you.
A full gallery of images from the night can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/22fom4uqruxdv627vln0x/h?dl=0&rlkey=0486is4mguydide6b246cjdqc
On Saturday the Tipp Senior Footballers exited this year’s Munster and All-Ireland senior championships at the hands of reigning All-Ireland champions Kerry. A scoreline of 25 points to 5 shows how far ahead Kerry remain of ourselves at the moment. Willie Evistone lined out in Killarney at corner back while Liam McGrath and Tommy Maher started from the bench. There was a bright note to the day however with Geoffrey Meade lining out for Tipp in the Primary Game. Tipp’s focus now turns to the Tailteann Cup.
Willie Eviston, Geoffrey Meade, Liam McGrath, and club president Pat Cullen after the game on Saturday.
The Tipp senior hurlers had better fortunes on Sunday as they travelled to Ennis to start their Munster campaign. A pulsating game saw the Premier County victorious on a scoreline of 5-22 to 3-23. Of note for our club was the first appearance of all three McGrath brothers in the starting 15 for Tipp in a championship match for the first time. A truly magnificent achievement for the family was capped off with a win and the fact that Noel, Brian, and John all registered scores from play. Tipp travel to Cork now in two weeks time to play Cork.
The Tipperary minor football team recorded another comprehensive win in the Munster championship on Thursday last and will be back in Semple Stadium next Thursday when Clare come to town. They have also won their opening two matches so this should be a cracker. Best of luck to Joey, Mikey and Shane.
The u20 hurlers just got the better of Limerick on Friday night to keep their chances of progression alive and take on Waterford next Friday evening at 7.30 pm in the Stadium. Best of luck to Ciaran McCormack.
It was a fairly quiet week on the playing fields with only our U13 football team in action, however, they progressed to the Mid Final with an impressive 4-8 to 0-7 win over Gortnahoe. The final takes place on Tuesday evening at 7pm vs Moyne Templetuohy in Littleton. Please try to come and show your support.
On Monday 24th our Minor hurlers start their Mid North campaign when we entertain Newport at 7 pm.
After a week off, the U15’s continue their efforts on Thursday evening with the visit of Moyle Rovers kicking off at 6.30pm.
On Saturday 29th the same boys go to Newport for the Peil and they start at 10.30 vs the hosts. At 11.15 they play Ballyporeen and the final group game is at 12.00 vs Emly. As ever all support is appreciated.
Loughmore Castleiney GAA Nursery Group
Our nursery starts up on Saturday the 6th of May. This group is for kids born in 2018 and 2019. Contact David (087) 936 0096 or Gary (087) 273 1137 to get your kids registered.
Numbers Drawn 4-5-15-19
Winner Lucky Dip Winners €40
1. John Scully, Castleiney (Online)
2. Fr P Corbett, Castleiney
3. Ann Eviston, Clonomocogue
4. Catherine Maher, Dunkerrin
Promoters Draw : Patrick Cosgrave
JACKPOT NEXT WEEK €12,350
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