Commemoration Day 2016

posted in: KK GAA | 0

The club held a special event on Sunday last to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The day began soon after 12 noon with excellent exhibition matches between our U6, U8, U10 & U12 hurlers who paraded the pitch behind the Mountbolus Pipe Band before and after their matches. Our four All-Ireland winning medallists from the club Liam Currums, Danny Owens, Stephen Byrne and Colm Cassidy were on hand to present medals to the young hurlers to mark the occasion. At 1.30pm, MC Joe Slevin got the official ceremony underway with his speech giving everyone a brief history of the 1916 rising and of the GAA in our club before and after the amalgamation of Kilcormac and Killoughey in 1986. Our Chairman Enda Doolan then made a presentation of Bog Oak and Kilcormac/Killoughey GAA Club History Book to Barney McEldowney from Slaughtneil who had travelled down from Derry for the Senior Hurling Match. Grace and Verona Lynch then sang their song ‘Uncle Jim’ which they had written about their great gran uncle Jim Gorman, Blueball and his involvement in the 1916 rising. Lily Gorman and Joe Molloy then unveiled the new plaque on the clubhouse followed by the reading of the Proclamation of Independence by Danny Owens. The tri-colour was then raised by Kitty Flynn and Jim Leonard. Grace and Verona Lynch then lead everyone in Amhrán na bhFiann before the senior hurling challenge match commenced which was won by K/K. Thank you to everyone who made the day such a success, to all those who provided and served refreshments throughout the day in the Clubhouse and to anyone else who helped out in any way before and during the day. A special thanks to Slaughtneil GAA Club for making the journey down from Derry for the Senior Hurling Match. Photos of the day can be seen on our Facebook page, Kilcormac Killoughey GAA.

Source: KKGAACommemoration Day 2016