The year has started with an air of confidence and determination within the club. Training has resumed on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Based on the number of players attending the training season, competition for places on the team is very high.
The Senior team had it’s first game of the year under new team manager Johnny Duggan. Selectors, Jimmy Hughes & Brian Fox, Trainer Patsy Durnin in the Senior League against Mullagh and won on a result of—Carnmore 2–8 Mullagh 1–8.
The 1998 Championship draw has taken place & Carnmore find themselves in group B along with Portumna, Ballinderreen, Ardrahan & Abbey-Duniry. This is a very open and tough group but Carnmore will be challenging strongly in the quarter finals.
The U14s have recommenced training under the tutelage of Tomas Grealish on Sunday last with the co-operation of the Claregalway Juvenile Football Club and a very useful & worthwhile Hurling / Football training session took place. During this session the budding hurling / football stars of tomorrow tried their skills at both codes. This proved a very worthwhile exercise where many dual stars were unearthed. Pat Coleman from the Football Club & Tomas Grealish, Manager of U14 Hurling Team and all others who attended were delighted with this event.
U10 & U12 will soon be commencing their training schedule towards the end of the month. A training programme is presently being planned to this end. As part of the under age training programme it is hoped to arrange a number of weekends away, where the local team will be given the chance to pit their skills against clubs from outside the county. All players will be notified of developments in this regard in the near future.
The Club held it’s Annual Social in the Oranmore Lodge on Staurdays 21th of February. Special guests included Fr Ian O’ Neill & Micheal Ryan, Chairman of the Hurling Board. Ronnie Walsh was presented with Hurler of the Year and Tomas Grealish was presented with Clubperson of the Year. Micheal Ryan presented medals for Senior City League Winners, Runners Up of Senior Open Draw and Runners Up of the Junior City League. The Club would like to thank all those who supported and attended the function and express’s its sincere graditude to all those who sponsored prizes for the night.
Sarsfields Hurling Club and Corofin Football Club are wished every success on St. Patrick’s Day in their bid to win the All Ireland Club Hurling & Football Finals respectively.
The lotto was held in Kynes Central Tavern on Sunday 1/3/98 with no outright winner. There were 5 match 3’s. The jackpot is now at £3700 and will be held in Dunleavy’s Bar on 8th of March 1998.
Congratulations to Sean Keenan (Gortatleva) and Stephen O’Riordan (Oranbeg, Oranmore) who won Formula 2 racing and were 15th overall in Galway Tarmac Rally. Well done lads!