Possibly one of the greatest social occasions in the history of Roscrea Hurling Club took place on Friday night last, as hundreds gathered at the Damer Court Hotel to honour the 1983 and 1984 Roscrea U21 County Champions.
People came from all corners of Ireland and from right around the globe to be part of the historic occasion. The tickets for the dinner dance were sold out weeks in advance so expectation was high and those that attended were not disappointed.
Secretary of the Club, Proinsias Loughnane was the designated M.C for the evening and did a wonderful job introducing past legends, conducting raffles and keeping the audience entertained.
The music was provided by local band “Out Of Diesel” who played a huge part in the overall success of the night. The club would like to thank the band and all who contributed to the great success of the event. In particular the Club would like to thank the staff of the Damer Court Hotel who were extremely efficient throughout the night making everyone feel welcomed and relaxed from the moment they arrived.
1983 and 1984 were vintage years for Roscrea Hurling Club resulting in back to back County final victories. The young crop of fledgling players played a brand of champagne hurling throughout the period that enthralled spectators and left a lasting legacy to the club particularly at underage level. It was wonderful to see these players gathered again in the once place on Friday last and a big thank you to all those who supported the club with their attendance. Special guest on the evening was Ken Hogan who is sincerely thanked for his time and a special mention must also go to Club President Ned Treacy and of course Chairman Kevin Brady who was delighted to be part of the great occasion. A big thank you also to Kilruane MacDonaghs for making the North and U21 cups available.
Hopefully their will be many more nights like this in the future. In the meantime the Senior Panel are reminded that training takes place every Wednesday and Friday evening at 7:30pm. The selectors are delighted with the attendance at training so far this season and early indications are extremely positive for the year ahead.