GAA Monthly Committee Meeting: Will take place on this Thursday, 28th February at 8pm in the Sports Centre. County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup: Our first game will be against Cappawhite on Sunday, 10th March at 12 noon in Boherlahan.
Juvenile GAA: The U6s, U10s and U12s all had training in Boherlahan on Saturday morning at 10am. Football was on the menu this week and all players turned up with their gum shield as it is a new rule which we must adhere to. Parents please be aware that we cannot allow your son or daughter to play football without their gum shield so make sure that it is always part of their kit before leaving home. U14s joined in with the U12s as some players had gone to the Ragg for mid training. U16s took to the field at 3pm and it was great to see so many players turn up, a few still unavailable but hopefully you can get there next week. Our U8s had a football blitz in Dr Morris Park and by all accounts this was another success. We played Mullinahone, Drom and Moycarkey. Also new member are always welcome so come along on Saturday morning and see what we have to offer. Easter Coaching Camp: This is a camp that will take place in Boherlahan from Tuesday 2nd April to Thursday 4th April from 10am to 1pm. There will be coaches provided by Tipperary GAA Development. It will cost €20 per child. Each child will receive a sliothar and football at the end of the camp. Registration must be done by this weekend 2nd/3rd March. Please contact Esther on (086) 1265723 to register or for further details. The late Dan Delaney: On Tuesday, 11th February, the death took place after a long illness of Dan Delaney. Dan was scion of a noted farming family who have lived on the Ardmayle road for many generations. His grandfather John Delaney was a founder member of Boherlahan Dairy Co-op, way back in 1900 and his father, also John was Chairman of the Co-op for many years before his untimely death in 1947. His brother Dick served on the committee up to its amalgamation in 1972. Life for the young Delaney family was far from easy as the father’s death in 1947 and the mother’s death in 1940 left them parentless. Mary Ryan, Ballydine is the last surviving member of the family. Dan went to school in Ardmayle and after that in Rockwell, where on completion of the Leaving Cert, he received a University scholarship to UCD. There, Dan, qualified as a top class chartered accountant and his first assignment was with CIE at Heuston Station, Dublin. Later Dan, along with Cashel man Danny Buckley set up the highly successful accountancy firm Buckley Delaney and Co. at Fitzwilliam St. in Dublin. The firm, though the personnel has changed continues to operate today. Dan was also a hurler and footballer of no mean ability and he played for many years with our club and with UCD. Probably, his greatest claim to fame was a Fitzgibbon Cup won by UCD in 1956 which contained many Tipp friends such as Donie Nealon, Jim McDonnell, Bill Donovan and local man Tommy Ryan, all of whom to a greater or less degree wore the county jersey at a time when it was well-nigh impossible to gain such an honour, so high was the county standard at the time. Dan played locally, both hurling and football, from the mid-fifties to the mid-sixties. Dan married local Cashel lady Una Roche in 1963 and they had four in family. David, who lives in Luxembourg, Donal who lives in California and Catherine and Paul, who live in Ireland. On Friday, 14th February, his remains were removed to Merrion Church and next day he was laid to rest in Ardmayle Cemetery after office and Requiem Mass. We express our heartfelt sorrow to his wife Una, Catherine (daughter), David, Donal and Paul (sons), Mary Ryan (sister), Mary and Jovita (sisters-in-law), grandchildren, nephews and nieces, cousins and many friends. Ar dheis Láimh De go raibh a anam. GAA Membership: Membership is now due to be paid. No players will be covered by insurance if they have not paid their membership. Likewise, for match ticket requests etc., you must be a full and up-to-date paid-up member of the club. All master file of all paid up members for 2013 will be posted up on the notice board in the Sports Centre and updated on a regular basis. The membership rates are as follows: Full adult player 50 euro, Unemployed person 25 euro, Students 25 euro, Minors 10 euro and Non-players 20 euro. Dualla NS: Dualla Ns are doing a collection of old clothes, shoes, books (not school books or copies). These items are being recycled to raise funds. Bags of clothes can be left into Dualla NS before school or between 2pm-3pm daily. A collection will be done before masses in Dualla this weekend. Any queries please contact Maria Gleeson 087-8244730. Your help would be greatly appreciated.