Monday 20 November 2017

Clyda saddened at death of John Hegarty


The AGM of Clyda Rovers GAA club was held on 14th January in Mourneabbey Community Centre.

There was a delay this year due to the death of Mr. John Hegarty. It opened with a welcome to all by Chairman Jeremiah Ronayne. A minutes silence was held for the deceased members.

Secretary Aisling Murphy read the Minutes of 2011's A.G.M. Detailed reports were then given by Secretary Aisling Murphy and Treasurer Jimmy Mc Glinchey gave a detailed account of the club's finances and Chairman Jeremiah Ronayne gave his address.

The Officers elected were President: Joe Walsh, Vice President's: Fr O Keeffe,Eddie Walsh,John Looney, James Coakley,Paddy O Callaghan, Tom Murphy, Eddie Powell, Derry Murphy, Jim Mc Glinchey, Dan O Sullivan (Ballyknockin),Stephan Cronin.

Chairman: Jeremiah Ronayne Vice Chairman: Donie Mulcahy Secretary; Aisling Murphy Teasurer:Jimmy Mc Glinchey, P.R.O:Carmel O Connor, Social Media Officer:Cian Conway.

Cultural Officer: Noreen O Sullivan , County Board Reps: Derry Murphy & John Roche North Cork Board Reps: Aisling Murphy & John Roche, Minor Board Rep: Niall Crowley, Mourneabbey Community Council Rep:John Walsh & Fergal Cronin.

Lotto Committee: Jimmy McGlinchey, Fergal Cronin, Jeremiah Ronayne, John Roche, Noel Walsh, Donie Mulcahy, Dan Joe Browne, Jerry O Donoghue.

Pitch Committee: Noel Walsh, Thomas Harold, Brian Flanagan, Dan Joe Browne, Donie Mulcahy, Jeremiah Ronayne, Neilus Harold, Brian Flanagan, Shane Ronayne, Eddie Walsh.

Grading of teams Football: Premier Intermediate, U21A, Junior A & B and Minor C.

Hurling: Premier Junior A, U21B and Minor to be decided. Selectors Intermediate Premier Football Manager: John Walsh, Coach:Ned English ,Logistics': Brian Flanagan, Selectors: Vincent Twomey, Jerry O Sullivan, Cormac O Sullivan, Ned English Stats Analysis: Fergal Cronin & Noel Walsh.

Premier Junior A Hurling Coach & Selector: Con O Sullivan Selectors: Tadgh O Mullane & John Buckley.

Junior Football: Derry Cronin, Dan Joe Brown, Liam Cronin, Donie Mulcahy, Tommy Walsh, Mick O Shea.

U21 A Football Coach: Fergal Dorgan Selectors: Tadgh O Connor, Noel Carey, Padhraic O Mullane, Derek O Brien.

U21 B Hurling: Coach:Tadgh O Mullane Selectors: Kevin Creedon, Liam Madden, John Roche, Fergal Cronin, Robert Walsh.

Minor Hurling Coach: Padhraic O Mullane Selectors: Dan O Sullivan, Tomas Harold, Barty O Connor, Niall Crowley.

Minor Football Coach: Tadgh O Connor Selectors: Barty O Connor, Diarmuid O Shea, Chris Buckley, Niall Crowley.

Membership fees were decided upon, discussion took place on lotto and a review of the lotto took place. Club Development projects were then discussed and proposed developments put forward, including the updating of the club history. After a ballot by members present, Chris Kenny and Chris Buckley were joint elected player of year and Tadgh O'Connor was elected Club person of the year. Meeting closed by Chairman Jeremiah Ronayne.


All people associated with Clyda Rovers GAA were saddened to learn of the passing of John Hegarty last week.

John who hailed from Vicarstown originally moved to Old Dromore many years ago. He first got involved in Clyda Rovers GAA Club in the early 70's.

He will be best remembered as one of the selectors who brought home the clubs first county title when the Junior A Hurling County title in 1989 after a replay against Ballinascarthy. John was a real Hurling man and did his most to promote hurling in the club indeed he was a Junior Hurling Selector right up 2007.

In 2005 he was also a Junior Hurling Selector when Clyda made the Junior A Hurling North Cork final where we were defeated by Kilworth, the club had more success when John was a selector for the U21 B North Cork winning team who defeated Ballyclough in the final. John also gave great support to the club in the form of cutting the old pitch and toke time out to help the club in any way.

He was voted as Clubman of the year in 1994.

He also took to the road selling tickets when the club and community went selling tickets for the development of the new complex. John also had a great love of Cork hurling and with Club president Joe Walsh the two friends would often be seen in Semple Stadium And croke Park supported the rebels.

We express our deepest sympathies to his wife Mary, Son Jerry and Daughter Eileen and Josephine and his wide circle of relatives and friends.

John will be remembered as one of the great Clyda men and was an example of what a loyal and good Club Person should be Ar Dheis De raibh anam.


Mass for deceased members of Clyda Rovers takes place in Analeentha next Sunday at 10am.

Result: Glenville U21 Tournament Clyda 3-16 Newmarket 2-8

Lotto Results: 11th January - 14,16, 25, 26. No Jackpot Winner; Spot Prizes; €50 Tadhg Breen, Boherbue; €30, Neilius Harold, Clashmorgan; €20, Attracta O'Sullivan, Mallow; €20 David Sheehan, Mallow; €20 Billy & Garry Deane, Island. Next Jackpot: €12,500. Draw takes place on Friday January 18th 2013 in Conway's Bar, Burnfort.


Mourneabbey Ladies Football AGM takes place this Sunday afternoon please check with officers for time.

MLFC AGM: Mourneabbey Ladies Football Club is holding it's AGM Sunday, 20th January in the Community Centre at 3pm. The club encourages all members and supporters to attend and anyone interested in becoming involved in the club.

Best wishes for 2013: MLFC would like to thank everyone for their support in 2012 and wish everyone a happy new year and a peaceful and prosperous 2013.


45 Card Drive every Wednesday night at 9.30 pm. Texas Holdem Poker every Friday night at 9.30 pm.

Also anyone interested in going on "Round the Fireside with Jimmy Reidy" please contact Ger in Conways Bar before the 31st January, 2013.


Clyda Rovers GAA will hold an awards night on this Friday night in the Castle Barrett Room of the Community Centre at 9pm. All are welcome to attend, the Club Person and Player of the year trophies for 2012 will be presented and medals to the successful.

U21 Hurling and Minor Football and Hurling Teams.

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