ANNUAL MASS: Sincere thanks to Fr. Padraig Walsh who celebrated our November Mass of Remembrance last Saturday night in St. Brendan’s Church. Thanks also to our own juvenile members who participated in the offertory and prayers of the faithful, to Catherine Ryan for her help preparing the children and finally thanks to the members of the folk group for their singing contribution which certainly added to what was a beautiful Mass.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Thanks to everyone who supported our Annual Church Gate Collection last week-end and to all our volunteers who did the collection on the Saturday night and Sunday morning.
END OF SEASON:
Hurling: Our Hurlers competed in five competitions during the year. At County level we were in Div 2A of the League with five other teams. However we only played two out of the five scheduled games and received walk-overs in the other three. In the other County competition we were defeated by Ballyheigue in the Co. Intermediate Hurling Shield Final (4-10 to 0-6).
At Divisional level we took part in the North Kerry Intermediate Hurling League and after losing all three round robin games we did not qualify for the closing stages of the competition.
After some good games in the South Kerry League we reached the final to be defeated by a one point margin by Duagh (3-12 to 2-14). However we reversed that result in the South Kerry Junior Hurling Championship, defeating the same opposition in the final by a similar margin (0-13 to 0-12) after a rip-roaring contest.
Twenty eight players lined out at one time or another in the 12 games played during the course of the season with two Club stalwarts lining out in all 12 games – Andrew Morrissey and Kevin O’Leary.
Paul Daly, with a whopping 8-50 (74) was the chief scorer, followed by Ronan Gilsenan (4-18), Colm Ó Giollagáin (1-23), Peter O’Regan (5-6) and Daniel Teahan (3-6). The year ended, as we have already reported, with the retirement of Peter O’Regan after a glorious 23 seasons with the Hurlers.
So a big thank you to all the squad and also to Michael O’Leary and Ger Scollard for their dedication throughout the season with a lot of help from many of the players as well in their management capacity.
Finally, next week it’s the turn of our Senior Football.
CONGRATULATIONS: again to ten year old Aishling Browne (daughter of Jimmy and granddaughter of Club Vice President, JJ Murphy) who won five-in-a-row Munster Table Tennis Championships in Cork recently. Aishling will also be known for helping out with our Senior Footballers during their training sessions and on Match Days.
CLUBHOUSE: As always the Clubhouse is available for all types of Parties and Functions. Enquiries about Club Bookings should be made by contacting Harry Hynes at 087 2467286.
CARDS: The 45 Card Sessions continue in the Clubhouse on every Monday and Thursday nights, commencing at 9.30pm each night.
LOTTO: Last Night’s (26th Nov) Jackpot, worth €9,800, was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 10, 19. The €20 winners were: Diarmuid Herlihy, Joe Phayer, Margaret Hobbert and Michael Conway, all c/o Carmel O’Neill and Norriey Dorrington, c/o Rock Street Post Office. The Christmas Voucher, kindly sponsored by Terry Butchers, was won by Teresa Ashe, Russell Street. Lotto tickets are on regular sale at the Rock Street Post Office and at the Stacks Clubhouse, as well as from our other regular sellers.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently – Kathleen O’Shea (nee Quirke), Urban Terrace, Rock Street and formerly Ballymullen and Mitchel’s Avenue; and Sister Desmond Barrett, Staffordshire and late of The Kerries.