Drumcullen GAA Notes 13th Dec 2010

Leinster Club JHC Final: Weather permitting, the eagerly awaited Leinster JHC Final between Drumcullen and John Locke’s of Kilkenny will finally take place this weekend. The game is fixed for 1.30pm in Rath.  All assistance this Sunday in terms of helping with car parking and stewarding will be greatly appreciated.
The club have special ‘car window’ and ‘house’ flags available. After two postponements , this will be a very historic day for the club and everybody’s support from across the county is most welcome. Best of luck to all the players and management involved.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Conor Gath and Paddy Molloy who will be honoured at the Offaly GAA/Bridge House Player of the Year Awards. Conor has been chosen as the Intermediate Hurler of the Year for his performances this year which helped the club win the Intermediate title while Paddy will be inducted into the Hurling Hall of Fame.
Paddy was the first man to lift the Sean Robbins Cup 50 years ago in 1960 and during his glittering career he won a total of four SHC titles with the club. He hurled in practically every position with his county and he hurled in six different positions with Leinster, winning a total of four Railway Cup medals. The Awards Night takes place on January 7 in the Bridge House Hotel and tickets are priced at €35.
Lotto: Numbers drawn were 7, 11, 23 and 25. Three match 3 winners – Gary Ryan, Caroline Guinan and Dara Kelly. Promoter’s Prize – Eddie Dooley. Next week’s jackpot stands at €5,500.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Patrick (Pake) Fleury Snr who passed away on Thursday of last week. Pake was on outstanding farmer and provider for his family while remaining always a loyal supporter of the club. He was the last surviving member of the Senior Championship winning team of 1941 in which he lined out at left half forward where he made a telling contribution to that success. His sporting legacy is reflected through both his sons. Pat, who famously captained Offaly to success in 1985 and Willie who after his playing career continued his involvement in the club acting as Chairman and currently Vice-Chairman. The huge crowds attending his funeral services were testament to his and his family’s popularity. Guards of honour were provided by the club at his removal and for his burial while national and club flags at the clubs grounds were flown at half mast as a mark of respect. Ar dheis De go raibh se.

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