KNOCKADERRY GAA CLUB NOTES
Knockaderry GAA Statement following the announcement of Tom Condon retirement from inter county hurling
Knockaderry GAA wish our club member Tom Condon the very best for the future on the announcement of his retirement from inter county hurling today. As a winner of two senior hurling All Irelands, three Munster championships, two National hurling leagues and two Railway cups, Tom has achieved it all in his illustrious hurling career. He was an unbelievable servant, a warrior and a leader on Limerick teams for over a decade. Tom leaves the field of intercounty hurling having helped create a lifetime of wonderful memories for all Limerick hurling supporters, but in particular to those from Knockaderry, to be proud of.
In recognising Tom’s achievements we also pay tribute to the Condon family. To his wife Sarah, son Nicky, father Sean – our club treasurer, his mother Christina, sisters Sinead and Orla who have been a constant support to Tom down through the years during highs and lows associated with intercounty hurling.
Tom has proved that key players can come from small rural clubs, like ours, to play on the biggest days for their county. He has shown that it doesn’t matter where you are from, if you can hurl, are coachable, possess the right attitude accompanied with the will to succeed, you will be found and you can compete.
There were so many great days following Limerick and Tom, watching some of the great corner forwards of this generation running to Tom’s corner to be met with a “best of luck” followed by another “best of luck” and that player knowing, deep down, that this guy can run faster than he could, hurl every bit as good as he could, and that it would be a long afternoon if he didn’t have the mental and physical strength for the impending battle. No one will ever forget his catch in the square in the dying seconds of the 2018 All Ireland final or his famous run up Frawley’s Hill into the village of Knockaderry, with Liam McCarthy in hand, to an ecstatic, euphoric and proud people welcoming home our hero, our most famous son.
Tom’s legacy will endure, he continues to be a role model for so many current and future young players in the county but in particular to those in our club whom he has showed that dreams do come through.
Go raibh mile maith agat as na cuimhni agus gach rath ort amach anseo, a Thomais.
LOTTO JACKPOT €12,000
Please note that the Lotto committee is working on a plan to return safely to the weekly Lotto draw. More details to follow or alternatively contact your promoter for details. Thank you for your patience and support.
COMBINED PARISH DRAW
Due to the current lockdown restrictions the draws that were due to take place this Thursday February 4th have now been postponed until March. Please contact Mag Bridgeman,Mary Collum or your promoter for to arrange payment of subscriptions. Also there is an option to do electronic transfer, please contact your promoter for details. Thank you for your continued support during this time.
The Club would like to extend its sincere sympathy to Paddy Mc Mahon and the Mc Mahon Families of Ballinoe on the recent passing of Paddys brother Joe late of Newcastle West. May he rest in peace.
CLUB FACE MASKS STILL AVAILABLE
There are still some club face masks with Club crest available for purchase at a cost of €5. If interested please contact Ger Corkery.
KNOCKADERRY CLUB GEAR
Club gear can be ordered from the Knockaderry site on O’ Neills. All Club gear has being updated. Htpps://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/Ireland/Knockaderry-gaa.html.
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