FEILE AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS: The Croom GAA Club senior and Bórd na nOg brought out all the stops when they hosted the National Finals of Féile na nGael from July 5 to 7 last and all had a great time.
The senior club made major preparations in preparing the Club house and playing field. The preparation of the grass cutting, the installation of new fencing and the erection of netting at the Croom side of the club field Páirc na nGael.
The Club house was painted and decorated for the occasion. Bórd na nOg officials and organisers and especially committee who put on a major spread for the various events which were held over the three days.
The family homes who accommodated the visitors The club from Louth Naomh Moninne were welcomed to Croom by a Pipe Band who headed up their arrival to commence the Féile festival with a Céad Míle Fáilte to Naomh Moninne from the wee County of Louth.
The Croom team played Naomh Moninne in their first game, in the second Carrig and their third game Castletown/Ballyagran. Naomh Moninne went on to the All Ireland Final and were narrowly defeated by St. Patricks.
The two clubs, the visitors Naomh Moninne and the Croom club who invited everybody to a buffet at Halpins premises where a BBQ buffet and music provided by the Dunworths, the Cregans, and entertainers from the visiting club Naomh Moninne.
The Officials of the Moninne club presented a momentum medal to all the members of the Bórd na nOg panal this will be a keep sake and a memory of the 2013 Féile na nGael hosted by the Croom club. The Officials from the Louth club thanked the Croom club for their kindness and generosity.
This event show cased what the GAA is all about in Croom. The community effort by the entire parish, the business community, the Stewards, and last weekends hosting was a credit to the parish of Croom and district keeping alive sporting activities and the social aspect of what parishes and communities are about.
A Cheque presentation part of the GAA Lotto draw of €12,100 was made to last weeks winner of the Jackpot to Tom English. The GAA lotto is one of the main fund Raising events in generating financing for the Croom GAA Club. We wish Tom English hearty congratulations on his Jackpot scoop.
BRIAN TWOMEY JOCKEY INJURED: The entire district of the area were shocked to hear of the injury to local jockey Brian Twomey son of Michael and Marian Twomey, Dromloughan Croom.
Brian sustained injuries when riding in a race meeting in Perth, Dundee, Scotland. Brian was admitted to Dundee Hospital where he is undergoing medical treatment. His mother Marian, members of the family are with him in the hospital. The entire community are wishing the popular jockey and sportsman a speedy recovery. The entire parishes are praying and remembering the Twomey family at this time.
MEMORIES NOEL DRUMGOOLE DUBLIN CAPT. DUBLIN HURLERS 1961: The victory by Dublin Hurlers in the Leinster Hurling Championship against Galway on Sunday last brought memories of the Croom connection when Noel Drumgoole captained the Dublin Hurling side to victory when they beat Wexford in the Leinster final 1961.
The late Noel Drumgoole was son of Willie Drumgoole and nephew of Mrs. Bridget O’Brien (nee)Drumgoole formerly of Main St. Croom. Noel Drumgoole donned the colours of Dublin with distinction. He played with the Dublin hurling club St. Vincents in the 50s and 60s. He later served as Manager of the Limerick Senior Team in the 70s and in the 80s.
In 1968 Noel took up residency in Limerick and founded the Na Piarsaigh GAA club on the North side of Limerick. This weekend the Limerick Minor and Senior teams when they take on Waterford in the minor and Cork in the Senior. Croom will have a special interest with Conor Allis from the Croom club a member of the Senior panel.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for Mrs. Mary O’Connor, Dullas, St Mary’s Church Croom on Sat. 6th July. The anniversary mass for John Martin, Limerick and Carrigeen, at St. Mary’s Church, Croom on Sunday July 7. Month’s Mind mass for Mrs. Kate Towshtone, St. Senan’s Tce, Croom Prayers for Margaret (Peg) Hickey Cushma.
CROOM MACRA: A reminder to you all that our ‘Know Your Neighbour’ event takes place on Saturday evening July 13 in Mainster Community Hall. There will be elephant racing as well as lots of other fun and games. Everybody is welcome. For more information on how to join Croom Macra, contact Sharon on 087 1201785.