A frozen lake will always attract children, and as we have seen lately the occasional lively dog. It's frightening to think there are no life saving devices at hand at the Lakeside in Templemore. Perhaps now is a good time to remedy this omission.
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Late William (Billy) Long
The death took place after a short illness, on December 5th of William (Billy) Long, 26 Lacey Avenue Templemore. Billy was born in Dunmore East Co Waterford in 1917. He came to Templemore to work when he was 19 years old and it was here that he met and married Mary McCullagh. Together they raised a family of six girls and two boys.
Billy had many jobs, he worked in Triplex and did the campaigns in the Sugar factory in Thurles for many years, where he was storeman. In the summertime he was a painter and decorator. The year his wife Mary passed away, they had celebrated 66 years of married life together. Both of them were blessed with good singing voices. They enjoyed nothing more than family get-togethers which always ended in a good sing-song.
The family travelled from near and far to see Billy to his final resting place even though the weather couldn't have been worse….Billy will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. R.I.P
Removal took place from Grey's Funeral Home. Following Requiem Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart Templemore, burial took place in the local cemetery.
Sincere sympathy is extended to his family.
Grandson Des had this to say of his Grandfather:
"Billy was a real winner – He made it to the grand old age of 94 and remained as lithe and sprightly as a jockey throughout his life.
Billy put it down to the benefits of hard work, a dram of Irish whiskey and the simple pleasure he derived from the occasional flutter on the horses.
In Templemore they still remember the day he splashed out his Grand National winnings before his chosen nag had even crossed the line.
The horse was coasting to victory, five lengths clear and 40 yards from home when he cried 'A round of drinks for everyone – they're on me'
Pints were being raised and glasses clinked in celebration when the animal suddenly crashed to the turf without a fence in sight.
But before the horse's spread eagled skid had come to a stop, Billy yelled, 'Cancel that order' – you might recall its name – Devon Loch.
Billy always had his wits about him, right up to the point when he passed the finishing post himself.
Calling all Singers!
A group of local people got together last year to do some Carol singing in various spots around the town to have fun and spread some Christmas Cheer.This year we hope to have a bigger group, all ages welcome, everybody knows the Carols and we sing as a group so no need to be shy!!Meet at the Town Hall on Mon. 20th at 7.30pm.This is not a fundraising event. Don't forget your Santa Hats!
There are a limited number of copies of the Diocesan Book – Pobal Ailbhe available in the sacristy of the churches at the bargain price of €10. It would be an excellent Christmas Gift.
Templemore Community Social Services
Thanks all who supported its Annual Bazaar on Sunday last, especially the local business community whose generosity ensured the success of our annual fundraising effort.
A Mobile Unit will be situated at Main Street, Templemore on this Friday 17th December 10.00am- 12.00 pm. This is an independent, free, and confidential service that will give information on what the budget means for you. Further information on one's rights and entitlements at 0504 22399.
Templemore Athletic Club
Awards Night Success
The Annual Templemore Athletic Club Party Night was held in the Spinning Wheel Bar & Lounge on Friday night Nov 26th. The following were award winners:
Athlete of the year G.U – 9 to 13: Clodagh Kinnane
Athlete of the year B U – 9 to 13: Luke Herke
Athlete of the year G U – 14 to 19: Sarah Ryan
Athlete of the year B U – 14 to 19: Jamie Moriarty
Athlete of the year Senior Womens: Niamh Hennessey
Masters Athlete of the year: Tadgh Dwyer
Sprinter of the year: Steve Cullen
Thrower of the year: Sean Kelly
Jumps – athlete of the year: Tomas Varadi
Cross Country Athlete of the year: Ben Buttimer
Clubman of the year: Joe Barry
Club Woman of the year: Mrs Aine Hennessey.
Family Support Group for Families who are Directly Affected by a Loved One's Substance Mis-use.
The MORE family project, Templemore and the Roscrea Family Support Project (NTLP), wish to provide a confidential support service for families who are experiencing the affects of drug and alcohol mis-use within their family setting .
The location and evening for the group has yet to be confirmed but will definitely run in the Roscrea area.
The service is being offered to anyone in the North Tipp region who requires support.
It is a confidential service and our aim is to provide a space where a number of people with a common concern or problem can come together to share their experiences and offer support to one another.
A commitment to confidentiality is essential.
The group will be run by trained facilitators. Guest speakers covering various topics will also be present from time to time.
If interested or for more information please contact Sandra - Roscrea Family Support Project 087-6840551, or Lorraine – MORE Family Project Templemore 087-2642203.
If you would prefer to send a text message we would be happy to get in touch with you.
JK Brackens GAA Club
Our Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday evening before a good size attendance. Many items arising from Secretary's and Treasurer's reports were well discussed. Both of these reports were very thought provoking and no doubt decisions taken and to be taken on matters raised will benefit the club in a huge way in the coming years. Outgoing chairperson Lua Fitzpatrick thanked many people for their assistance during her period in the position.
Officers and Committee elected for the coming year are as follows:
Chairman: Seamus O'Dwyer
Vice Chair: Seamus Delaney
Joint Secretaries: Mervin Bradish & Sean Leahy
Joint Treasurers: Martin Grey & Ronan Loughnane
PRO: Tom Collum
Committee: Michael Corcoran, Michael Keely, Sean Percy, Eileen Scully, Kathleen Russell, John Costigan, Andy Maher, Paddy Guider, Paddy Bourke, Liam Bergin,
Players Reps: Football: John Dunne,
Players Reps: Hurling: Not filled.
Mid Board Reps: Aoife Percy, S O'Dwyer and M Bradish
Co Board Rep: Tom Collum.
Football Board Rep: To be appointed at adjourned convention.
School Liasion Officers: Aoife Percy and Tom Collum.
A.S.A.P: Aoife Percy.
Club Coaching Officer: Seamus Delaney.
Club Field Contact: Seamus O'Dwyer
Our adjourned convention will be held on Friday January 7th 2011.
Prostate Cancer Fundraiser:
Our thanks to all who supported our recent Prostate Cancer fundraiser by club members Anthony Shelley, Peter Maher, Andrew Maher and Sean Collum. Club greatly appreciates the effort made by all concerned for this worthy cause.
The club wishes to thank all who helped in any way at Pairc Shileann on Sunday last for work in connection with Co Junior Hurling Final replay.
Sympathy: Our sympathy to the Long, Fitzpatrick and Danaher families on their recent bereavements.