Thanks to all who attended our special club centenary celebration this morning. Despite the damp weather, the club celebrated the memory of their deceased members and players firstly with a beautiful mass in the Sacred Heart Chapel. With a fitting procession of gifts, prayers of the faithful, readings and Clonmore Choir providing beautiful music, the ceremony conducted by Fr Seamus White was highly emotive, particularly the poignant reflection “The Mists of Time” penned and delivered by club chairperson, Gerard Cunningham.
Many patrons braved the rain and paraded from the chapel to Robert Emmet park, a majority donning the beloved green and gold colours of the club. They were led by Port Mór piper, Mickey Kelly.
At Clonmore Hall supporters were treated to tea, scones and traybakes – thanks to all who prepared, served and washed up afterwards and there was an opportunity for all to order the club’s Centenary jersey that includes the family names of all past members of the club. The crowd then gathered at the new memorial wall just beside the recently erected scoreboard donated by Muldoon Transport. The beautiful monument was built by Mel Mullen and Stevie Jordan who Gerard paid tribute to in his speech. He also thanked local artist, Geraldine McCourt who engraved the granite plaques for the memorial. It is anticipated that the wall will house names of deceased members and details of how names can be included will follow.
The club would like to take this opportunity one again to thank all those who contributed to making this a special event in the club’s centenary event calendar and to all in the local community for showing great support today.