Croom will be King’s of the Castle,Adare will still be Lords of the Manor

 

 

BRIDGING A GAP OF 66 YEARS

 

Croom Senior Hurlers will be hoping to bridge six decades since the last time that the county senior hurling championship came to Croom.  The entire parish and district and many old hurling supporters of Croom will be looking forward to a Croom win on Sunday next when Croom senior hurlers take on near neighbours Adare.  The meeting of the two Maigueside towns is creating an electrifying atmosphere.  Many of the past generation of Croom hurlers and supporters would have close association with the CBS Secondary school in Adare.  It is in that school that many of our pupils of the past got their secondary education and would have hurled with the school in those days and later with their Croom club.  During the early sixties Croom and Adare met on many occasion in junior championship competitions.  The town of Croom is awash with blue and white flags, banners, posters.  Many of the emigrants residing in far away lands have their ticket booked for next Sunday’s event head to head meeting with Adare in the Gaelic grounds.  It is expected that people will come from Canada, USA, and the major cities in the U.K. and throughout, where a Croom man would be residing.  A special radio programme (Up for the Match) was recorded in Buttercup Farm last week and this broadcast can be heard on West Limerick 102 FM this Thursday evening between 9 and 11 p.m.  The past history of the club and various periods of the GAA in Croom will tell of the great days of hurling and football by the Maigueside.  It is hoped that when the final whistle is blown on Sunday next that Croom will be the kings of the castle a war cry “Crom-abu” which echoed through the town lands of Croom when the Geraldines took resistance against their opponents but the Croom team and its many supporters in adare having its Lord of the Manor but the title of county champions must go to the upper Maigueside Croom  “Crom-abu”.  The game on Sunday commences at 2.45 p.m. and will be broadcast on local radio West Limerick 102 can be heard throughout the world on their Website.   A special feature on the county championship can be seen on a newly launched website http://www.croom.wordpress.com .  People looking for information can email croomproperties@eircom.net or browse croomgaa.com.  Hopefully that the Daly cup will grace the streets of Croom this would be a fitting tribute to our great hurling stars who have done Croom proud in the hurling field at underage level, minors, under 21s and many of the Croom panel have graced the hallowed ground of Croke Park in this years All Ireland Final. 

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