CLONMORE GFC will hold its Annual Awards Night for 2012 on Saturday 15 December in Boland's Lounge, Hacketstown, in conjunction with the Juvenile Club's annual fundraising event.
The Club is very happy to announce in advance that the Hall of Fame Award winner this year is going to Eddie Forde, the Senior Club Person of the Year is Eliz Townsend and the Juvenile Club Person is Jamie Doyle. The Player of the Year awards for Intermediate, Junior, Minor and Young Player will be announced on the night.
Hall of Fame: Eddie Forde
Eddie Forde is a name synonymous with Clonmore GFC after a lifetime of service to club and county. An accomplished hurler, Eddie played in two county finals in the sixties with his brother Seamus, and also hurled for the county. In 1977, realising the need for a Youth Officer in the club, Clonmore GFC made an inspired appointment in the straight-talking Eddie.
As Secretary of the newly formed Juvenile club for ten years, Eddie transformed Clonmore's underage structure into one of the most successful in the county and laid the foundations for many good years for the club. Eddie moved up to Chairman of Clonmore's adult club from 1991 to 1997 and one of his lasting legacies is the very successful Club Lotto which is still going strong.
At county level, Eddie served as Treasurer and Vice Chairman of Bord na nOg and Chairman of the GAA Publications Committee. Eddie won the Setanta Award in Carlow Sports Awards in 1980 and was again honoured with an Award for Outstanding Service to Carlow GAA in 1990. Still actively involved on the Committee and currently President of the club, there could be no more deserving winner of this award
Club Person of the Year: Eliz Townsend
This year's recipient of the Club Person of the Year is a lady steeped in the tradition of the GAA and who played camogie with her native Annacurra. Eliz came to Hacketstown with her husband PJ in 2003 having bought the Corner Pub. Both Eliz and PJ quickly became ingrained in the Clonmore club and were both welcoming and welcomed in equal measure. Eliz served as an Insurance Officer for the club but most importantly now ensures that tickets are given out and recorded, to ensure that the lifeblood of our club, the weekly Lotto, can take place, and allows the preparatory work to be done at her premises each week. T Eliz is a very popular winner of this year's Club Person of the Year Award.
Juvenile Club Person of the Year: Jamie Doyle
Jamie's grandfather, Jim, was a founder member of Clonmore GFC in 1947 and Jamie is keeping up the family tradition, as are many of the Doyle Clan. Jamie himself had a long and distinguished playing career with Clonmore before turning his attention to helping with the Juveniles, and indeed was still playing Junior this year. Jamie was to the forefront of all the activities of the Juvenile Club during 2012.
To mention just a few, he managed and trained the U-10 team, he was Recruitment Officer for the club and he took part in a sponsored run to raise funds for the primary school's Astroturf project.
2013 Calendar: The first ever full colour Clonmore GFC calendar is now available for €10 from Supervalu, Kennedy Chemist and Daybreak Filling Station, Hacketstown.
The calendar has great photos of every team from Under6s to Intermediates and also includes the Girls team, Ladies Boot Camp, and a nice selection of photos from the past. The calendar is an ideal Christmas present as a stocking filler or to send to family and friends at home and abroad.
Congratulations to the Coláiste Eoin team on winning the Carlow Post Primary Senior 'C' Final against Presentation College Carlow, on Friday evening.
The Lotto numbers on 3 December were 8, 11, 21, 25. There was no winner of the €11,000 Jackpot and four Match 3 winners each received €50 - John Nelson, Rathfarnham (On-line winner); Eleanor Dunne, c/o Sarah Smith; Mick Fleming, c/o Donie Doyle; Nelly Doyle, c/o Kitty Kelly.