By Paul O’Donovan
“I am indebted to Ringtown Hurling Club. I wanted to give something back to them,” said Vincent Bateman as he unveiled the wonderful large wood carving of a hurler which he produced for Ringtown Hurling Club.
“I have always said I would love to do something for the local people here in Ringtown. They have given me a lot, all down through the years. They are a great club here for improving the facilities and looking after the players. I had some great times here that will always stay in the memory.
I started off playing here with Ringtown when I was under 10 and played here for many years, from underage all the way up to senior and I played with Westmeath too,” said Vincent.