New wheels for Glenlara's Mr GAA

Published 11/06/2009 | 09:21

Den Sheehan accepts the keys of a new Kia Rio Car from Glenlara GAA treasurer Ger Murphy, won in the Cork GAA Club Draw. Also present are family members, Glenlara GAA club officers, John Coleman and draw co-ordinator Seamus Coughlan.

RESPECTED Glenlara GAA personality Den Sheahan couldn't believe his luck when he scooped the first prize of a new car in the Cork GAA Clubs Draw.

Holding a long association with the Duhallow based club, Den is a keen advocate of the long established draw and co-ordinated the fundraiser in his capacity as a former club secretary. "I'm thrilled to win a prize — the first ever prize won by myself from a draw that I've supported down through the years", he said. Den accepted the keys of the Kia Rio car at a presentation ceremony in Colemans of Millstreet, where those present included Glenlara club officers Jeremiah Roche, Conor Fitzpatrick and Ger Murphy, draw co-ordinator Seamus Coughlan and John Coleman. The prize winning recipient is no stranger to the GAA scene within Duhallow — Den served as Secretary to Glenlara club for more than forty years and emerged as a respected referee. "Remaining involved, Den is selector to the Glenlara junior football side and his tireless work continues through co-ordinating the weekly 45 card drive that remains a popular fund raiser to Glenlara club", said Chairman Jeremiah Roche. These are exciting times for Glenlara GAA, which is currently embarking on a €100,000 development of its GAA ground at Glash in a project supported by the lottery funding. "The new playing field has made great strides and hopefully, the project will be completed by September", said Mr. Roche.

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