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North Tipp Shield Quarter-Final Sallypark 0 Streamstown Celtic 5

North Tipp Shield Quarter-Final

Sallypark 0 Streamstown Celtic 5

Sallypark 0 Streamstown Celtic 5

Streamstown Celtic kicked off their 2012-13 season last Sunday morning with a trip to Latteragh to take on Sallypark in the quarter-final of the North Tipp Shield and showed their intent for the season with a fairly comprehensive 5-0 victory.

Streamstown set the early pace and hit the front as early as the 7th minute when after good combined play from PJ Ryan, Paul Doyle and Brian Kirwan set up the inrushing Peter Hogan to rifle an angled drive past the home keeper into the far left-hand post. The lead was doubled on 12 minutes when Brian Kirwan collected a loose ball 25 yards out and struck a magnificent shot with the outside of his right foot to curl the ball into the top corner past the despairing dive of the Sallypark custodian.

Celtic where playing all the football at this stage and it looked like only a matter of time before a 3rd was added. This duly arrived on 35 minutes when Kirwan again showed his class by chasing down a long ball into the box and wrapping his left foot round the ball and connecting 1st time to volley into the opposite corner giving the keeper no chance and he completed a superb hat-trick on 40 minutes combining with his strike partner Doyle to rifle home.

Streamstown continued to boss the exchanges at the start of the 2nd half with the hard working Paul Doyle unfortunate not to open his account being denied on more than 1 occasion by Sallypark’s over-worked keeper but complacency by PJ Ryan in defence on the hour mark let in Sallypark’s striker and give him a chance to pull 1 back but a magnificent save from debutant Alan Conlon in the Streamstown goal maintained the clean sheet.

A double substitution on 63 minutes saw Mikey Kirwan and Paddy Touhy enter the fray and it proved fruitful within 60 seconds when Kirwan burst to the edge of the box and slid the ball into Touhy’s path who spun superbly and side footed home from 8 yards to make it 5.

That completed the scoring despite the away team trying to add to their tally. This was a very satisfactory opening to the season and hopefully is the start to what can be a very successful season. The only sour note on the day saw Adam Delaney picking up a nasty looking injury on the stroke of half-time and everyone at the club would like to wish him a speedy recovery.

Team: A. Conlon, P. Ryan, W. Delaney, D. Loughnane, F. McCarthy, P. Hogan, D. Conlon, A. Golden, A. Delaney, P. Doyle, B. Kirwan. Subs used: J. Curry, M. Kirwan, P. Touhy At the time of writing we are still unsure as to the time and date of our sem-final fixture as we await the winners of the Puckane United-Holycross fixture which was postponed last Sunday. Players will be notified of the fixture and of training by text.

The History of Roscrea Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

This year Roscrea Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann celebrates its fiftieth birthday. To mark the occasion a feast of events has been planned and underway since last October. You may have missed some of these celebrations, but here’s one you won’t want to miss – the launch of the BOOK!

Entitled “Harmonies and Grace Notes” it chronicles the events leading to the establishment of the branch, its past history and milestones since foundation with reference to people, newspapers and other sources from that time. Running to about 350 pages and having nearly as many pictures, it has something of interest for everyone and celebrates all that is good in human voluntary endeavour. Don’t miss adding it to your collection – order your copy now as it is a very limited print of no more than 250 copies. Those ordering hardback copies will have their names printed in the Patron’s List in the book. Hardback copies are printed only to order and will not be on sale on launch night.

To reserve your copy, please send your contact details – Name Address, Phone (and email address if you have one) with what type(s) and number of copies you want together with your remittance to Ms. Deirdre Bergin, Birchgrove, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary to reach us on or before 7th September 2012; alternatively email your order to Orders received after that date regrettably cannot have their names on the patron’s list and will not be able to get hardback copies. Launch night is Friday 26th October 2012 and you will be notified of it (by email or text) so you can collect your copy. Hardback edition costs €20 and softback ones €15. If you want the book posted to you please add an extra €5 for postage and packaging for a single copy- multiple copies €10.

Knock C.I.P (Auxiliary Pilgrimage)

This pilgrimage takes place on Wednesday, Aug 22nd. Leaving Abbey Street at 8.45a.m Sharp. Please give you name to Sr. Mary Clare ( 086-3449138) .

The Brendan/Cronan Cluster Choir, under the Direction of Dom. Richard Purcell O.C.S.O and organist, Enda O Connor, Birr will lead the singing in the celebration of the Eucharist. The presiding Celebrant will be His Excellency, Most Rev. Charles Browne- Papal Nuncio to Ireland.

The Heritage of Monaincha

George Cunningham will give an illustrated presentation on Monaincha, sponsored by the OPW on Sunday 19th August at around 2.30p.m. In the Blackmills at Church Street. Free Admission. This will be followed by the launch of a new Heritage Audio visual Guide to Monaincha, (Produced by Aileen O’Meara and narrated and with illustrations by GC) with a field trip to Monaincha to follow. Full details next week.

Tidy Towns

Please make a special effort to keep the town clean and litter free, also feed and water all flowers as we may be lucky to get a second judging in the next two weeks.

Major Flower Festival Comes to Roscrea

St.Cronan’s Church of Ireland, Roscrea, will host a major Flower Festival designed by award winning Florist Richard Haslam from 17th-20th August. The title of the festival “Heralding our Heritage” is very appropriate given that the church is celebrating its bicentenary this year and that the event comes at the start of National Heritage Week.

Roscrea’s spiritual, historical and cultural heritage will be represented by spectacular floral displays designed by Richard and created by his team of talented local florists and flower arrangers. This is truly an event not to be missed!

The festival will be launched with a concert in the Church on Friday 17th Of August at 7.30p.m. Which will include musical contributions from Roscrea Junior Comhaltas, Virtuoso Chamber Choir, Nicole Robinson, Jennifer Dann, and Jonathan Carter. A Cheese and wine reception will precede the entertainment and after the concert patrons will be able to peruse the wonderful floral creations at their leisure.

Tickets will be available at the door priced at 15 euro. There is no reserved seating to so come early! Opening times for the rest of the weekend are as follows Saturday August 18th – 10a.m – 8p.m.; Monday August 20th – 11.a.m-5p.m.

Admission €8 with children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. A donation from proceeds will be made the Laurels Hospice Unit, Roscrea

Enquiries to Rev. Lesley Robinson (087) 9091561.

Unusual Books

The editor of the Roscrea People, Mr. George Cunningham, through his publishing contacts, has acquired almost 100 unusual books, fiction and non-fiction, which he has donated to the Abbey hall Book Shop on Main Street Roscrea.

A small subscription to the Abbey Hall Restoration Fund will get you a most original copy of a new book.

These are uncorrected proofs, advanced review copies or reader’s copies that are issued before the book is finalised.

Book lovers might like to get their hands on one or more copies.

The books will be on view at the Abbey Hall Book Shop at Main Street this weekend.

Junior Tennis

Supervised tennis continues each Tuesday and Friday for members and non members. All welcome (members €1 and non members €2.). Timetable: Children up to Third Class on Tuesday afternoons from 3 – 4p.m Children from Fourth Class Tuesdays 3.30-5p.m and Fridays from 3-5p.m on Fridays. Club Championship will take place soon – Please sign up for same in the club-House.

Active Retirement

The Group will be going on their annual holiday in September, which this year’s takes them to Co. Wicklow. They hope to see you all at our meeting on Tuesday 28th August at 2.30p.m in the Community Hall, Rosemary Street.


The Roscrea Scout group is inviting applications from anyone wishing to join the Group in September. The Group caters for boys and girls from the community, between the ages of 6 and 26. More information on Scouts can be obtained from visiting and application forms can be completed online or by ringing Edel on (086) 2211227.

Roscrea Tidy Towns Notes.
“As we are now into the last few weeks of adjudication in the Tidy Towns Competition, we would ask everyone to be extra vigilant with regard to disposing of litter, ie, cartons, boxes, cans, bottles, cigarette butts and pens over the next few weeks in the hope Roscrea will have qualified for a second judging in the competition.  We would also appreciate if you would ensure all your flowers in hanging baskets and window boxes are fed with Miracle Grow, or Tomato food at least once a week, and that they are watered daily in dry weather as they dry out very quickly.  Thank you for all your support and encouragement to date, and we now await the results in September. “

Volunteers Wanted:

Roscrea Tidy Towns are looking for many more volunteers to come and help them with their Autumn programme. They meet every Wednesday evening at 7.p.m in Rosemary square and on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. If you can help go along on at one of those times and help improve your town.

Wacky Wednesday Art

Wacky Wednesday Art with Aisling takes place in the Kickback Youth Cafe every Wednesday from 2.p.m to 3p.m. for ages 9-12 years. Booking is essential for each class and can be arranged by calling into the Cafe or by ringing (0505) 24462.

Roscrea Needs a Defibrillator

You can help! / Have You any Old Phones? Don’t Throw Them Away!!

We will take them from you and you can help save a life in the Process. The organsing committee are in the process of collecting 250 + OLD Mobile Phones which will help

Purchase a defibrillator for the town of Roscrea. Collection Points: Bernie’s SUPERVALU / Roscrea Credit Union / AIB / Bank of Ireland /Roscrea Golf Club

Or Declan Hearns, John Lee & any of the other FIRE SERVICE PERSONELL in Conjunction Walsh Coach & Minibus Hire Roscrea can arrange to Collect The phones from You. Call Walsh Coach Hire on 0505 21605 or 087 6781571 for further details

Roscrea Library News

Story Time

Weekly story time is continuing every Thursday at 10.30am over the summer.  Its suitable for ages 3-6 and all are welcome.  Children must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.

Summer Reading Tree Challenge

Our Summer Reading Tree Challenge takes place again this year.  Children are encouraged to read over the summer holidays and for every library book they read, they get a leaf added to our “Reading Tree”.  Last year over 200 children took part and over 3000 books were read during July and August by our participants! At the end of the Summer, each participant received a medal and certificate.  Our sponsors this year are O’Mahony’s Booksellers Limerick and Stakelums Office Supplies in Thurles.  Register in the Library on your next visit!!!

Farmers Vegetable Market

The Farmers Vegetable Market takes place every Friday from 9a.m to 6p.m. in the Auburn Lounge car-park in Roscrea.

Parent & Toddler

A Parent and Toddler Group runs every Wednesday morning from 11a.m. – 12.30p.m in Copper Beech Estate Community House Roscrea.

It is a safe space for parents to drop in with their young children and have a chat with other parents and fro children to interact and socialise with others whilst doing arts and crafts, playing games.

There is no charge for this group. The Group is run by NTLP, Family Support Worker and Respond Estate Officer. Should you have an enquiry please phone 087 – 6840551.


The annual trip to Medjugorje commences on Saturday 6th October. For further information contact Maria Fogarty at (087) 2826088 or 057 913192.(advert).

Lourdes Sick Pilgrim Appeal:

The Annual collection to help support and finance sick and seriously ill pilgrims on this year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place at all Masses this week-end. Your generosity to this appeal will enable sick people to experience peace and blessings at the Grotto of Lourdes. The Diocesan Pilgrimages will take place from June 26th – July 1st and Oct. 2nd – Oct 7th.

Sports Ability

The Sports Ability Club is a group for children and teenagers with a disability. The club

meets every Friday evening from 7.30 p.m to 8.30p.m and new members are always

welcome. Contact Jackie on (087)6220252 or Johnny on (087) 6331379 for full details.


Visitation of the sick, whether in their homes or in hospital, is part of a priest’s work. If there is anyone sick, housebound or hospitalised who would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Parish Office at (0505) 31835.


Opening Hours for the Fine Gael Office at Main Street Roscrea, are as follows:

Tuesday 12 noon -4p.m. and Thursday 12noon-4p.m.

Evenings and Saturday morning by appointment. Office telephone is answered at all times for queries on Monday- Friday 10a.m. -4.40p.m. Tel: 0505 31655/(086)3859199.

Noel Coonan TD and CLLr. Pauline are always available to meet you.

Gamblers Anonymous

Meetings of the newly formed Gamblers Anonymous group in Roscrea will be held in the Legion hall, Church grounds on Friday nights at 8.30p.m