New Year Wishes from Scart GAA
Scartaglen GAA would like to wish its members, supporters & the community a Happy healthy and prosperous new year. Looking forward to the year ahead both on and off the pitch.
Scartaglen Coiste Na nÓg AGM
Scartaglen Coiste Na nÓg annual general meeting will take place on Firday, January 12th at 7:30pm in the club house.
Scartaglen GAA Club Lotto
Scartaglen GAA lotto was held in Fleming’s Bar on December 30th. Numbers drawn were: 20, 21, 23, 27. No winner. Luck Dip winner’s were as follows: €40 Denny Horan. €30 Patrick O’Shea – Barna, Scartaglen; €30 Dan Rahilly – Knockahorrin, Scartaglen. And €20 each to: Pat O’Sullivan, Counguilla; Timmy Brosnan, Ballyseedy, Tralee;
Mary O’Mahony, Gortgloss; Padraig O’Sullivan, Knockrour; Richard Horan,Tullig North, Castleisland; Moira Hughes, Gortgloss, Scartaglen; Marie Collins, Counguilla, Scartaglen and Paudie O’Connor.
The spot prize winners were as follows: Pa Connor, Mike Coakley, Tim Dineen, Pat Kerins, Sheila Galvin, Philip O’Connell, Timmy Collins, Tadhg O’Connor, James O’Donoghue and Eileen Dunlea.
The next draw takes place on January 21st. 2018 in O’Connor’s Bar, Scartaglen for a jackpot €2,200.
Referee Course Reminder
If there is any club member interested in getting involved at refereeing at U10’s / U12’s level next year, there will be a course held in Tralee in January or February 2018 over 3 nights. The Course is free. Please forward your name to club secretary Noreen Rahilly.
All Ireland Minor Celebration
Scartaglen GAA Club signed off on 2017 by honouring its rising stars, twin brothers Eddie and Sean Horan in a packed Scartaglen Heritage Centre.
Eddie and Sean were part of the victorious All Ireland four in a row Kerry minor team that won the Tom Markham Cup in 2017.
Family, friends, team-mates and the community gathered together to celebrate what was a fantastic and proud achievement for Eddie and Sean.
Master of Ceremonies for the night was club President Jerome O’Driscoll who provided great professionalism and laughter to the nights proceedings.
Speakers on the night included Scartaglen GAA Club Chairman Denis O’Sullivan who presented the boys with a presentation from the club.
Coiste na nÓg Chairman, Seamus Riordan; St. Kieran’s Chairman Tim Dineen; County Board Delegate James O’ Donoghue and Kerry Minor Manager, Peter Keane.
All speakers congratulated the boys on their achievements while highlighting the importance their success would play in years to come as the younger club members would have role models in which to aspire to.
Peter Keane spoke fondly of the late John Horan, dad of Eddie and Sean, who passed away in September.
He recalled proud memories he shared with him of his sons and their achievements.
Shay Walsh was also acknowledged on the night for his involvement with the Kerry U-17s that won the Munster championship this year.
Refreshments were served for everyone including Scart/Cordal U-14s, U-16s and minors in the kitchen before and after the presentations.
The night began when the Horan twins and Shay Walsh presented East Kerry Medals to the victorious Scartaglen U-11s and the victorious U-13s and U-14s Scartaglen/Cordal teams.
The club also acknowledged its past club players who have represented the Kerry at minor level. They included: Patsy O’Connor,1966; John Murphy, 1973; , Fr. John Kerin, 1973; Seanie O’Leary, 1976; Joe Casey, 1987; John Walsh, 1988; Padraig Reidy, 2003 and 2004.
The ballad Willie Mac Bride was sung wonderfully by Shay Walsh and he was then joined on stage with his brother Jack for another song.
The night concluded when the club lotto was presented to the lucky winner, John Collins from Scartaglen now living in Clonakility, Co. Cork.
John scooped the jackpot which was €10,400 and he very kindly presented football gifts to both Scartaglen GAA Club and Scartaglen Ladies Club.
The club wishes to thank Scartaglen Heritage Centre for the use of their facilities and all those who helped out on the night.
It was a proud night for everyone, families, friends, Scartaglen GAA Club and the community. Hopefully there are many more to come.
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