Gortletteragh GAA Club Notes 09/01/2018

T.P. REYNOLDS RIP – It was with great sadness the club heard that T.P. Reynolds, Fearglass, passed away on Friday 29th December 2017, following a short illness at Our Lady’s Manor Nursing Home, Edgeworthstown .

T.P. and his family are steeped in the history of Gortletteragh GAA.  His father Hubert played for the club in the 20’s and 30’s.  His sons Hubie, Joe and Desmond played for the club through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, while his grandchildren Eamon, John, Ciaran and Leona currently play for the club.  His grand-daughter Lorraine has served as club Physio on many occasions.

T.P. starred with the club for many years, mostly at centre halfback where he was known as a strong, tough but fair opponent.  He was centre halfback on the Junior A team who ended a 40-year trophy-less spell for the club when they won the League in 1949.  T.P. wore the No. 6 jersey when they won the League again in 1958.  He won a Senior League with Cloone in 1952 when Gortletteragh didn’t field a team.

After T.P. finished playing, he was a constant presence at matches, supporting his club all the way.  At the time of his death, T.P. was a President of the Club and had been for many years.  The large number of Club players and members who took part in a Guard of Honour at his Funeral in Fearglass showed the esteem in which he and his family are held in the community.

The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to his wife Maura, daughter Miriam, sons Hubie, Joe and Desmond, daughter-in-law Una, son-in-law Michael, (two more great Gortletteragh supporters), grandchildren Lorraine, Claire, Eamon, John, Ciaran and Leona, brother-in-law Eamon, sisters-in-law Catherine and Maud, neighbours and friends.

Go nDéana Dia Trócaire ar a Anam.

Club Draw 2018 – Tickets for our 2018 Club Draw are now available from players and club officers. We will be doing the rounds in the coming weeks and as always appreciate your support for what is our main fundraising project every year. There’s almost €5,000 in prizes on offer and with tickets costing €20 it represents great value for money. The Draw takes place in Spirit Bar Mohill on 24th Feb 2018. Prizes are as follows
1st: €3000

2nd: €1000
3rd: €200 voucher sponsored by Spirit Clothing Longford

4th €100  voucher sponsored by Spirit Clothing Longford

5th €100 sponsored by Aurivo Mohill

6th €100 sponsored by C & M Agri Services Tooman

7th €100 sponsored by Barry Costello Auto Repair Tooman

8th €100 sponsored by Mitchell Meats Drumlish
9th €100 sponsored by Ralph Lennon Welcome Inn Cornageeha
10th €100 sponsored by Colum Fox

Christmas Santa’s vs Elves – The Santas and the Elves served up a thriller on St Stephen’s day. The proverbial game of two halves was played out, after a strong start from the Elves the Santas regrouped and turned in a good second half performance to force a penaltyshootoutt at the end. Well done to all the players young and not so young who turned out on the day. €1750 was raised for the University Hospital Galway Oncology Patient Comfort Fund, a very worthy cause. Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting the event.

All support much appreciated.