DROMIN-ATHLACCA GAA CLUB NOTES
This weekend saw the Commemoration of Bloody Sunday which was on November 21st 1920. On this day 14 people who travelled to Croke Park never returned home. 19 year old Tom Hogan of Tankardstown Dromin was one such victim. Born in Dromin, Tom was the youngest of seven children who sadly lost both his parents by the age of 10. Hogan travelled to Dublin with 3 of his brothers where he worked as a mechanic. On November 21ST 1920, while attending a football match between Tipperary and Dublin in Croke Park, Tom was shot in the shoulder resulting in his arm being amputated. Following the surgery, gangrene developed and Tom Hogan sadly passed away the following Friday. Limerick GAA paid tribute to Tom Hogan when Chairman John Cregan laid a laurel wreath on Hogans grave in Dromin graveyard. The Board have also agreed to provide commemorative plague to the graveyard in the coming weeks.
There was no winner in this week’s Club Lotto Draw for a 7,950e jackpot. Numbers drawn were
5, 8, 22 and 29. Lucky dip winners were Pat Barry 40e, Gerard Sheehan 20e and Gearoid O Leary 20e.
Congratulations to all winners. Payment for upcoming Club Lotto Draws can now be made online.
50e will enable you to join Club Lotto each week for 6 months. Email your numbers to
firstname.lastname@example.org . Payment can be made to Dromin Athlacca GAA club with IBAN number is
IE49AIBK93521207561054. Next draw will be held in Athlacca Clubhouse Saturday November 28th for a 8,000e prize.
Dromin Athlacca GAA committee is continually committed to helping people in our community. The
club set up a “ COVID – 19 Support Group” to provide support and assistance to our community and
to support local business. As the evenings draw in, if you or your family require any support or
assistance during this pandemic then don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or social media. You can
call (086) 0420950 who will coordinate the collection and delivery of shopping, medicine or fuel by
garda vetted volunteers. Efforts to follow HSE guidelines and maintain appropriate Social Distancing
will be adhered to. We ask you to consider supporting local business by shopping local at this time in
so far as possible
The 7th Club Limerick Dray will take place on Saturday November 28th. There is e10,000 up for grabs
along with many more cash prizes. 50% of all membership goes directly to our own club. This
provides our club with the financial support to fund the day to day running costs. The Star Prize for
November will be a 2 Night Spa Break in Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Adare. The prize
includes bubbly on arrival, Dinner in Timmy Macs Bistro along with monthly Tempting Treats for Two
people in Revas Spa. Joining this draw can be easily done either online at
https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw/ @ 10e per draw or 100e per annum or directly through
our club by contacting our coordinators Ann Breen of Athlacca, Michael Carmody of Rathcannon,
Morgan Walsh of Athlacca and John Murphy of Dromin or by contacting any committee member. Best of luck to all our members who have entered.
Next weekend Nov 29th is All Ireland Semi Final weekend. We wish David Reidy and all involved in Limerick Senior Hurling, every success in the battle against Galway on Sunday. Throw in at 4pm. We look forward to a cracking game!
Anyone interested in getting a hard copy of any of the 2020 Munster Final programmes can do so on the link https://munster.gaa.ie/…/munster-senior-championship…/
Over the coming month the GAA will be running a series of GAA for all Webinars with the first one available on Nove 24th @ 8pm. To register for free, log on to: https://www.eventbrite.ie/gaa-for-all-gaa-national…