Club Notes: 4th March 2019
Shamrocks GAA Club Notes ( Kindly sponsored by Allen Engineering & Agri Sales Ltd.)
Last week’s lotto draw was held on Sunday night on account of the Race Night which took place the previous night. The winning numbers were 13-14-20-25, and there was no winner. €20 winners were John & Eileen, Mary N. O’ Neill, William Casey, Liam Ahearne, and Pauline Power. Next week’s jackpot will be €11, 050.
Race Night a huge success.
They say you only get out of something what you put in, and if that’s the case, well some people must have put in a lot of work into the Race Night for Club Funds and also for the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal, because a great night was had by all in the Shamrock Inn last Saturday night. James Tobin, who was the M.C. was in fine form, with a running commentary that was always entertaining, unless of course, you were the butt of some joke… James told us he has done over a hundred of these Race Nights, and to be fair, it was really well run off. Of course the bulk of the work was done beforehand with around 700 horses sold beforehand. It was good to see such a fine crowd in the Shamrock Inn, the betting was brisk, but the highlight of the night was undoubtedly the Auction / Novelty Race that raised over €2,000, and pitted some club legends against each other to win the bumper race of the night. In the end it was Jockey Nicky O’ Neill who expertly guided Denis Corkery’s Waterford horse first past the post. Many thanks to all those who contributed to an excellent fundraiser, but I must give special thanks to James, Padraig and Seamus Tobin who did untold work to make the night a success, and also to the small sub committee who were set up to run the Race Night. Congratulations also to Angela Leahy, who won the best dressed Lady award, and to Brian Harnedy, who won the best dressed Gentleman award, kindly adjudicated by Liam Fraser. Well done to all concerned.
Training has been going well with football coach Noel Crowley and hurling coach Brendan Crowley and the team played a competitive match against Fermoy last Saturday in Fermoy. With the first round hurling championship set for Sunday three weeks, it’s all systems go for the players.