PADDY Spratt's memory is cherished at Craobh Chiarain.
He was a wonderful player with the club. But more than that, he felt privileged to be part of the Craobh family.
Last October, Paddy died. Donnycarney will always miss his presence.
Aidan O'Toole is the Chiarain's chairman. And he admired Paddy greatly.
"Paddy won every juvenile League and Championship when the Craobh were at their peak at juvenile level," recalls Aidan.
"He earned Dublin and Leinster medals in football and hurling with St David's CBS, and he also won an All-Ireland U15 winners' medal with the school."
Now Paddy's family, Spratt Logistics, are sponsoring the club's senior hurling team.
"It's a great tribute to Paddy's memory and one in which we are delighted to be part of," says Aidan.
Craobh opened their Senior Championship campaign with a win against Na Fianna.
No doubt, Paddy was smiling.