The 5th annual charity match between the under 25s and the over 25s for the Pat Dowling Commemorative Cup took place on St. Stephens Day. There was an excellent turnout once again. A fitting legacy to Pat Dowling and an enjoyable way to end a very good year for the Club. It was great to see overseas players home for the event and playing well. A word of thanks to all who gave their time, both players and supporters and to Ann and the Dowling family for providing much appreciated refreshments.
Congratulations to James Cox who won the award for Carlow Junior Hurler of the Year. James was presented with his award at the 'Carlow Sports Stars' function in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Jan 19.
The Club's dinner dance in conjunction with St. Fortchern's Ladies football club takes place on Saturday. Jan 26 in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow. This is an event not to be missed with our Senior Hurlers as Kilkenny League winners, Junior hurlers are Carlow championship winners, Under 21s are also County champions and Carlow football champions- St. Fortchern's ladies also receive their medals. Tickets are priced at €25 and are available from Pat English, Sean Minchin - 0876280710 and David Wall.
The prediction cards for 2013 are now available again. With 29 events to test your knowledge these provide great enjoyment and debate through the year. This is great value at €10.00 per card. Congratulations to last years winners David Phelan €500.00, John Commerford €200.00 and Paul Kavanagh €100.00
The Club offers its condolences to Frances and the Tobin family on the passing of Ned. Ned was an important member of the 1971/1973 Ballinkillen team which won league and championship honours. Ar dheis De go raibh a ainm.