Is ocáid an-mhór í aon rud I saol an chumainn seo, ach is ocáid speisíalta í foilsiú leabhair staire Cumainn Luthchleas Gael Carrig Tuathail.
Is Mór an onoir dom bheith I mo chathaoirleach ar an gcumann san am stairiúil seo.
Ta Súil agam go mbainfidh lucht léite an leabhair taitneamh as agus go spreaghfaidh eachtraí agus gaiscíi an chumainn ó bhunaiodh, baill an chumainn as seo amach.
This millennium year marks the publication of a comprehensive history of the Carrigtwohill Hurling and Football Club and Parish. Any occasion in the life of the club is great, but it is a special event when the history of the club is published.
It is a great honour for me to be Chairman of the Carrigtwohill Hurling and Football Club at this historical time.
The club was established in the early 1880s and is one of the oldest clubs in the country. This project commenced in 1981 and has been a huge undertaking for all those involved. All work and involvement has been voluntary, including research. The club is indebted to Denis Walsh, John O‘Mahony and Oliver O’Connor who produced the book. My thanks to Tom Barry who wrote the History of the Parish and to all others, some deceased, who contributed in any way to the final production.
Taking into account the amount of historical fact available, stretching back 120 years in relation to G.A.A. affairs and centuries in connection to the parish, the club decided that this information should be published, in book form, and made available as an invaluable source of reference to the community and future generations. It was also agreed that the finished product should be of the highest quality.
I hope that the readers of this book will enjoy it and that the achievements of the club since its foundation, will inspire and encourage present and future members.
Mise le meas,
Caithaoirleach Carrig Tuathail