As the dust settles, we are starting to envisage our club and our lives going forward without the presence of Brendan Harkin. It is entirely appropriate to describe him as “Buaic na hArdréime” – The Summit of Greatness, although his famous modesty would have greatly disliked this. It is still hard to imagine how our founding fathers could have entrusted a 16-year-old with such a position of leadership in the reformed club, and harder still to imagine how that role could be held for so long. Greatness in the GAA is praise often lavished on people who had a good game, who had a good championship, who had a good season. Actually, greatness in the GAA really comes from a lifetime of service to the Association in many and varied roles. Consequently, Brendan Harkin was a great – and he was our great, one of us. Let his legacy be our inspiration to push our club forward. We continue to hold Clare, Gráinne, Kerry, Sinéad, Kevin, grandchildren and wider family members in our thoughts and prayers.
In such a week, it seems inappropriate to note any other club activities but, inevitably, life must go on.
Winning numbers in the club lotto were 8, 16, 17, 24, 26 and seven winners will each receive £15. Next week’s draw takes place on Monday evening and tickets can be purchased online via Klubfunder.
Club membership is now due and can be paid online via the Foireann website.
National Club Draw tickets are available to be purchased here.
Congratulations to Paula Clarke who was announced as a recipient of a GAA President’s Award – Gradaim an Uachtaráin – for her contribution to handball. Well done and well deserved.
Good luck to Sean Broderick, Mark Corcoran, Matthew Howe and Omagh CBS in this Sunday’s MacRory Cup Final against Dungannon Academy.