Sad week for the club

Last Thursday the club and wider community awoke to the sad news that Jeremiah (Miah) Ahern has passed away quietly in the loving care of his family and Marymount Hospice. His passing is met with great sadness.

The club would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his wife Michelle, daughter Anna and all the Lee family, the Ahern family and of course the wider McCarthy family who are so immersed in the club as well as his wider circle of friends in the club.

Miah was a stalwart underage with Graigue school firstly as well as captaining Kildorrery u12s in 1999 to football championship success. He continued to have success at both CBS Mitchelstown and Saint Colmans college including corner back on an O’Callaghan cup winning team.

Miah graduated to Kildorrery adult teams and played a crucial role in 2007 and 2008 county final runs including a goal in the 2008 final. Miah later became involved with Buttevant GAA and was a selector in their Avondhu GAA football championship success in 2022.

Miah was a serious golfer and played an active role in all golf outings often going home with a prize. A huge Man United fan and sports lover in general. There isn’t a person in the club that didn’t appreciate Miah’s efforts over the years.

And his warm smile and willingness to help including our juvenile teams was greatly appreciated. Later Miah had worked with the Buttevant club and was a selector on the successful North Cork winning tram in 2022.

Both clubs gave Miah the send-off he truly deserves. They say It takes a village to raise a child but it certainly took a few to lay Miah to rest.

Such was the outpouring of grief from all the people Miah has met along his journey it was evident to see how popular and how truly unique he was. Be it in his adopted Buttevant with the amber kit ,modified of course with the blue socks ,his homestead of Kildorrery or at his grandmothers in Kilclooney., he was a kind gentle soul who always had a glint and a smile and a kind thoughtful word. Miah’s family, Michele, Anna , Da, David , Sinead and Margaret, the Lees , the Ahern’s and the McCarthys want to sincerely thank everybody who supported them over the last few days no matter what capacity you were involved. They want to thank the many communities for their friendship , solidarity and comfort. There’s no doubt but we saw the best of ourselves this last few days and you can’t help but feel …..it was all down to Miah. Rest in peace Miah.

 

Further sympathies

The club would like to express its sympathies to the Magner family on the passing of Jamesie late of Kilavullen.

The club would also like to pass sympathy to Bill and Jack Howard and families on the death of their brother Paddy in Fermoy

Ar dheis daoibh go raibh a hainmnneacha.

 

Coaching night

A large crowd that attended a very informative coaches meeting recently with Special guest Eibhear O’Dea Limerick GAA who facilitated. This conversation is to be carried on later this year.

 

Lotto

The lotto will take place this Saturday night coming.

 

Christmas gift idea

Are you looking for an idea for a fabulous Christmas present for someone. Why not buy a year’s Kildorrery GAA Lotto Ticket. Single yearly tickets cost €50 and also if you want to buy 3 tickets for each draw that will cost €110.00. Not only will the person be in with a chance to win the lotto and cash prizes each draw but you’ll also b supporting Kildorrery GAA.

 

Astro update

Again with two days left to the Christmas draw. Delighted to advise that we have reached 80% of target which is hugely positive. Thank you for your support. As discussed previously any contribution towards the fund is gratefully welcomed and appreciated no matter how large or small. To donate you can go to https://kildorrerygaa.swoofee.com/Pay/#/transaction

Thank you as always for your support.

 

Support

If the club can be of any support to you while we head in to Christmas please let any of the club members know.

 

Happy Christmas

Finally this week we would like to wish all our members and the wider community a happy Christmas. Thank you all for your generosity and support throughout 2023. We look forward to 2024 and all that it has in store. Stay safe and take care.