News of the County
Toronto Bishop Resides At Mass: The Archbishop of Toronto, Canada Thomas Collins presided at the 11 a.m. Mass in the Abbey last Sunday. He is the Apostolic visitator for our diocese sent by the Pope to make atonement for the sins committed by some priests and religious in Ireland. A Diocesan Penitential Service was held in the Cathedral, Thurles led by the Archbishop last Sunday. His mission continues throughout this diocese.
Parking On Grass: Parishioners are kindly asked to desist from parking on the grass around the Abbey. After all the bad weather, the ground is very wet, the vehicles are doing untold damage when parked on soft ground. There is plenty of hard ground areas for parking including the fine car parks at the back of the Abbey.
Holycross F.C. Launch Phase 11: On Friday, January 28th at 7.45 p.m. in the Community Hall, Holycross the local F.C. will hold a launch of Phase 11 of its Development as follows: An Introduction and overview on clubs development plan. Talk by the President of F.A.I., John Delaney. Talk by local T.D. Michael Lowry. Refreshments for children and adults. During the night there will be numerous free draws for Ireland and Macedonia game tickets also including tickets to meet the Irish team after the game. All are welcome.
Death Of Maureen O'Connor: The unexpected death which occurred in her home of Maureen O'Connor, Fertianna is deeply regretted. Maureen who was born in Co. Clare. On the death of her mother at a very young age, Maureen was taken to Co. Donegal where she was brought up by relatives and her schooling years were spent in Donegal. Maureen was predeceased by her husband Dan who was a local Garda here for a number of years. She was of a quiet and reserved disposition, an excellent and caring wife and mother. Ill health for many years was endured by Maureen. Her husband died unexpectedly by twenty years ago, Maureen took care of her daughter Catherine and sons Paul and Rory. However three years ago her daughter Catherine a young wife and mother of five children got that dreaded disease of cancer causing her death. The loss of her daughter was a heartbreak something she never got over. Her great faith in the Lord was comfort for her, she was a prayerful lady. Peace to her kindly soul.
After Requiem Mass in the Abbey she was interred beside her husband Dan in the Abbey Graveyard. Many people travelled from various parts of the country for the obsequies. TO her sons Paul and Rory we tender our sympathy.
Set Dancing: Set dancing re-commences this Thursday in Holycross Community Centre at 8 p.m with Tutor Ml. Cooney. All are welcome.
The Late Thomas Hickey: The death occurred on Monday, January 10th at St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny of Thomas (Tom) Hickey, Willow Close, Ardmore, Kilkenny and formerly of Kyle, Rathdowney. He was predeceased by his wife. He is very sadly mourned by his loving daughters, Roisin and Yvonne, son Noel, his sisters, brothers, extended family, cousins, neighbours and friends. Remains reposed at his residence and removal took place on Wednesday evening at St Joseph's Church, Foulkstown. On Thursday, January 13th requiem mass was celebrated and followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Set dancing re-commences this Thursday in Holycross Community Centre at 8 p.m with Tutor Ml. Cooney. All are welcome.
Ecumenical Service: The annual Ecumenical Service, marking the week of prayer for Christian Unity, will be held in Gortnahoe Church on Sunday next January 23rd at 7.30.p.m. The sermon will be preached by Rev Ian Cruichshank. All are welcome to join in this Prayer Service.
Gortnahoe Youth and Development Association: The above Association has been shortlisted to represent Tipperary in The National EBS Community
Fund Grant Awards: All votes are needed to E10,000 for Community Field.Please log onto www.ebs.ie and go to EBS National Funds Awards and follow links to vote. You can vote as many times as possible. Your vote would be greatly appreciated.
Gortnahoe Youths FC: Training for all ages commences again on this Saturday January 22nd January at 10am in Gortanahoe Community Field. New members welcome.
Colaiste MhuireJohnstown: A C.A.O. Grants/College information night will be held in above on Wednesday January 26th at 7.30.pm. Mr. Fahey will cover the C.A.O. system and grants and Ms Danielle Byrne from University College, Cork will talk about College life.
Notices on Church Porches: New and informative posters are very often placed on the notice boards in the Church porches, especially the main porches. In the past two weeks the following posters were added. The dates for pre-Marriage Courses during this year and study courses available in St.Patrick's College, Thurles.
Speaker: John Lonergan, former governor of Mountjoy Prison, was to speak in the resource centre on Friday 21st but is deferred to a future date, which will be advertised in the future.
Courses: Cappawhite Community Resource Centre Course - Safe Pass, Food Safety, Photography, Computers, Garden Design, Alternative Therapies, Conversational Spanish & Irish, Womens Self Defence, Ballroom Dancing, Belly Dancing, Fitness classes such as Pilates, Kick-boixing,Step Aerobics, Yoga etc. for more information see www.cappawhite.ie
Goodbye To a Lady: Many in the parish especially those of a slightly older vintage were saddened last week when news broke of the death of Margaret (Madge) Hackett late of Ballycullen. Madge passed away peacefully in her sleep in the Avondale Nursing Home in Callan where she had been a resident for a number of years. Born Margaret Dargan in Fethard in 1916 Madge as she became known was in her 95th year. Madge came to Mullinahone on her marriage to John Hackett of Ballycullen in 1944. John himself, a quite gentleman passed away in 1986 having farmed in Ballycullen for almost 50 years. He was assisted by Madge who was an excellent homemaker. Madge and John reared their family on one son and four daughters. While her family was of paramount importance to Madge she also played her part helping our in the local community. She had a great interest in gardening and in growing things. She was also fond of baking and was renowned for her interest in clothes and fashions.
On John's death Madge became interested in playing bridge. Previously she had been an active member of the local I.C.A. guild and of the Mullinahone Ladies Club. In her later years Madge and her yellow mini (car) became a byword especially to her grandchildren who were very fond of their grandmother. Madge's remains reposed in Brett's Funeral Parlour and were then removed to St. Michael's Church, Mullinahone where they were received by Fr. McGrath, Mullinahone assisted by Fr. Barron, Mullinavat. Her Funeral Mass said by Fr. McGrath took place the following day. The white pall was placed over Madge's coffin by her daughters Adelaide and Annette. The readers were her grand-daughters Georgina and Nora while another grand-daughter Caroline sang the Responsorial Psalm. The Prayers of the Faithful were recited by eight of Madge's grandchildren, Dermot, Eva, Barry, Eugene, John, Catherine, Fiona and Jonathan. The Offertory Gifts were presented by Madge's daughters Kathleen, Adelaide, Mairead, Annette and her daughter-in-law Phyl. At the end of the Mass a lovely account of Madge's life and place in the family was given by her daughter Mairead. As Madge's funeral cortege left St. Michael's Church, John Bermingham a lifelong next door neighbour of hers sand the most appropriate Slievenamon which had looked down on all of Madge's long life. After her Mass, Madge was interred in the family plot in Killaghy along with her late husband John. We extend our sympathy to Madge's son Tom (Ballycullen), her daughters Kathleen Duggan (Windgap), Mairead Trisby (Mullinavat), Adelaide Martin (Navan) and Annette Goulding (Trim). We further extend sympathy to her grandchildren and to her four great grandchildren. Sympathy also to her sons-in-laws and to her daughter-in-law. Condolences to Madge's only surviving family member , her younger sister Dolly O'Connell (Fethard) who also attended the funeral. Madge Hackett to all who knew her was a lady. May she rest in peace.
Underage A.G.M.: The A.G.M. of our Juvenile G.A.A. Club was well attended in the G.A.A. Sports Hall on Friday night last. Chairman Johnny Kennedy thanked the very many people who had contributed to the success of the club. Johnny came to the end of his term of office and was made a special presentation by the members of the club to mark his term of office.
The new Chairman is Declan McNamara. Declan's first association with the Juvenile Club came as a player almost 30 years ago, we wish him well in his new role. Declan will be guided by his fellow officers, Pat Fitzgerald who was re-elected as Secretary and Sean Reilly who was re-elected as Treasurer. Sean presented an excellent balance sheet to the meeting which showed the club to be in a strong financial position, also re-elected as P.R.O. was Teresa Dunne. Concern was expressed at the future of the club's Festival of Hurling in 2011 but this is expected to go ahead and a meeting to sort our difficulties will take place in the neat future. At Friday nights meeting a presentation was also made to Jackie Bolger for services rendered.
Our Own Place: The January lecture in the "Our Own Place" series took place in St. Michael's N.S. on Wednesday night last, January 12th. This lecture dealt with the early days of Mullinahone as we know it and some of its pasters. The story of our own place was brought up to about the year 1800 but the happenings of 1798 in the area were not touched on. The two original "Mass Houses" in the village were touched on and the relationship between the clergy of the parish and the civil rules in Killaghy which had been lost by the Tobins lectures will take place on the first Wednesday of each month starting on February 2nd when the events of 1798, the first stone church 1839-1967 and the Famine will face scrutiny. The independent parish of Mullinahone came into being on 4th July, 1826 when Mullinahone and Drangan were separated by the Archbishop. We had a number of new attenders the last night and there is plenty of room for a few more. Each nights lecture is a self contained chapter.
Fitness: Plenty of opportunity to get fit and lose weight in Mullinahone. Fitness friendly with Esther on Tuesday nights in Community Centre, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. from January 11th. Phone (086) 8960369. Ladies Fitness classes with Andrew in G.A.A.Sports Hall, Thursday nights at 8 p.m. Contact Andrew at (087) 2920757 or (085) 8113976. Fab Fitness in Community Centre on Monday mornings at 9.30 p.m. with Biddy O'Dwyer at (087) 6410352, started back on Monday, January 10th also Drangan and Ballingarry.
The Late Jack Russell: The death has taken place on January 8th at Nenagh Hospital of Jack Russell, Coolcroo, Two-Mile-Borris suddenly in his 93rd year. His remains were removed from Egan's Funeral Parlour, Thurles to St. James Church, Two-Mile-Borris which were received by Fr. George Bourke P.P. and Fr. Tomas O'Connell C.C. Thurles. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11.30 was followed by burial in Holycross Abbey Cemetery, chief celebrant Fr. George Bourke P.P. assisted by Fr. Martin Hayes Adm. Deeply mourned by his wife Alice, brother Denis, Rathmanna House, sister May Kearney, Rahinch, Littleton, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
St. Vincent de Paul Society: The Society wishes to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to its recent church gate collection. The response of the people of the parish was very generous and is deeply appreciated. A special word of thanks to all those who volunteered to take part in the pre Christmas "bag packing" in Dunnes Stores. Your hard work and enthusiasm was an example of the true spirit of volunteerism.
Two Mile Borris choir held a Christmas Carol Service outside the church before Christmas Masses in aid of the Society. In spite of extremely cold conditions, they braved the weather and sang beautifully adding greatly to the Christmas atmosphere. Donations were very generous and the Society wishes to convey its sincere thanks to the choir and all who donated.
Recent Death: Ted O'Mahony, Gorey, Co. Wexford, brother of Pat, Knockroe, Thurles.
Memorial Mass: For Eileen Murphy, England, (sister of Mary Hayes, Church View) in Littleton Church on next Friday at 7.30 p.m.
Congratulations: Well done to Johnny Ryan, who was a recipient of a medal from the Munster Council for refereeing the Munster Hurling Final last summer between Cork and Waterford. The Awards Ceremony was held in December in Killarney.
Juvenile AGM: Boherlahan Dualla Juvenile AGM was held on Saturday, 15th January. Both the Chairman and Secretary gave a comprehensive report on the last years events. The following officers were elected for 2011: Chairman: Martin Bourke, Vice Chairman: Pat Moloughney, Joint Secretaries: John Gleeson & Kathleen Toomey, Treasurer: Mick Sullivan, PRO: Esther Kavanagh, Schools Liaison Officer: Sean Moloughney, Juvenile Web Site Co-coordinator: Catherine Trainor. Manager for 2011 are as follows: U6s: Johnny Gleeson, U8s: Peter Gleeson, U10s: Joe Ryan, U12s: Tom Clarke, U14s David Fogarty,U16s: John O Dwyer. Medal Presentation will take place on Saturday 29th January, more details next week. Adjourned AGM fixed for Saturday, 5th February.
Adjourned GAA AGM: The adjourned AGM will take place this Saturday, 22nd January at 8.30pm in the Sports Centre.
Death of Seamus (Shomas Brett) Byron: The death took place of Seamus Byron of St. Patrick's Hospital and late of Ballyroe, Gooldscross, Cashel at Waterford Regional Hospital. Sympathy is extended to his sister-in-law Eileen, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, staff and patients of St. Patrick's Hospital, relatives and friends. His remains were removed on Friday evening from St. Patricks Hospital to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherlahan and after Requiem Mass celebrated on Saturday morning, he was laid to rest in Ardmayle Cemetery. Ar dhs D go raibh an Anam.
Aerobics: Classes has resumed in Portroe Hall every Tuesday night under the guidance of Lisa Hall. If you are interested come along every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. New members welcome. Duharra Camogie Club: The Club are holding a Dinner Dance and Presentation of County medals in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh on Saturday night, 5th February at 8.30 p.m. Tickets cost 30 euro which includes dinner, dance with music by Michael McNamara. Tickets can be purchases from Nessa O'Driscoll. Contact (087) 6820864. A.G.M.: The Labour Party A.G.M. takes place in the Old School, Portroe on Friday night at 8 p.m. Hope to see you there. Strayed: Black collie dog with white stripes answering to the name of Don strayed, as the owner of this dog is wheelchair bound and very anxious to het his friend back, if you know the whereabouts of Don please call (087) 9559644. Youth Club: The members of the club travelled to Cashel last Friday night, congrats to Ballad Group who came 1st, the club will return as usual on Friday night next. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Sympathy: Sincere condolences go out to the family, relatives and friends of Martina Byrne (nee Flynn) who sadly passed away during the week also sympathy to Jim Hogan and family, Lisheen, Portroe on the death of his mother, Mrs. Peg Hogan, Toomevara and our sympathy to the Creamer family, Ardara on the unexpected death of their mother, Lizzie Creamer. May their souls rest in peace. Found: A sum of money was found on the Main Street, Portroe which was probably lost on Sunday night / Monday morning. Enquiries to Garda Pat Stanley at local Garda Station, phone 23255.
Juvenile A.G.M.: The A.G.M. has been fixed for Friday, 28th January. Nomination papers have now been distributed and should be returned by this Wednesday, 19th January.
The Late Liam Nolan: The sad and untimely death occurred following an accident on Monday, December 27th of Liam Nolan of Gortnahoe. He was formerly of Rathdowney, where he was born and raised. A most wonderful and well liked chap, Liam was an excellent worker and family man. He was a member of several clubs in Rathdowney. He is very sadly mourned by his heartbroken wife, two daughters and son, his parents, Joe and Francis, brothers and sisters, his extended family, cousins, neighbours, friends and everybody who knew Liam. Reposing was at his residence in Gortnahoe. Removal took place to Gortnahoe church, where his coffin was carried by members and friends of Rathdowney and Camross Gun Club, who also formed a guard of honour. On Friday, December 31st requiem mass was followed by burial in Gortnahoe cemetery.
The Late Eileen Bird: The death occurred peacefully on January 7th at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise of Eileen Bird, Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home and formerly of Mooreville, Rathdowney. She is the last member of the Bird family and will be always missed. A very caring and gentle lady, she suffered the losses of her family members but kept up her faith. She was predeceased by her sisters, her niece Lorraine Deane and her nephew Alan Moore. Eileen is very sadly mourned by her nieces Carmel, Claire, Marcella and Eileen, her nephews Noel, Eugene and John, her relatives, friends and colleagues in Kilminchy Lodge. Reposing was at O' Sullivan's Funeral Home, Rathdowney. Prayers and removal took place on Saturday evening to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. On Sunday, January 9th requiem mass was followed by burial in the local cemetery in the family plot.
Raffle: A raffle was held by the parents council of St. Colmcilles School, Errill. Sincere thanks is extended to everybody who supported and thanks to Supervalu for the use of their premises for this big fundraiser. The lucky winner was Sister Francis Lillis.
Condolences: Sincere sympathy is extended to Michael Hickey of Ossory Street, Rathdowney and all the Hickey families on the death of their brother Tom in Kilkenny. Requiem mass and burial took place in Kilkenny.
Bingo: Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 8:30pm in the Community Centre.
Rathdowney Panto 2011: Any adults or non-exam year students (excluding primary school children for now) wishing to put their name forward to take part or help out behind the scenes with Rathdowney Panto 2011, please come to the Community Centre on Thursday, 20th January between 8 and 9 pm sharp. Anyone putting their name down must be prepared to make themselves generally available between now and Sunday, 3rd April. This will not be an audition but a name taking session only and your acceptance will be at the discretion of the directors.
COMMUNITY SAVING BANK – The Mill Family Resource Centre Saving Bank is now open every Thursday evening from 6 to 7pm in the Mill FRC. This saving's club is to encourage people to save for a special occasion such as Christmas. Our saving's club will run from January to December. Women's Programme: Our Women's Group is on every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12 noon. This term we are focusing on a personal development programme. If you are interested in becoming involved just call into the centre. Men's Group: A new programme is due to start - men's health - this programme will be on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm. Anyone who is interested in being involved please do so soon as there is a limited number of places. Crochet classes starting this week, call into the centre at any time for more information. The co-ordinator Sue Cox and the Board of Management would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.
EXPOSITION AND ADORATION – Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Urlingford Church on this Friday from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. You are invited to come along and spend some time in quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament during this period and pray for vocations to the priesthood.
ANNIVERSARIES – Anniversaries prayed for at all masses last weekend in Urlingford and Graine Church: Ken Bergin, Tincashel; Eleanor Kavanagh, Churchview; Dick Dunne, Garrenconnell, Graine; Patrick Ahern, St Mary's Avenue, Urlingford.
BINGO – All bingo players will be delighted to know that bingo is back in the Community Centre, Rathdowney every Tuesday night at 8.30pm.
COLAISTE MHUIRE – A wide range of evening classes will be available in Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown in Mid January. One of the more innovative course on offer is a short four week course on decorating wedding cakes. There appears a need for such hands-on courses in the present climate. Another very interesting course will prepare people to works as special needs assistants in school and crche's. There is also a wide range of classes available in pilates, aerobics, welding, computers, yoga, occupational First Aid, potter, set dancing, care of plants and shrubs. Enrolling for the above classes will take place on January 18 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at the school. Classes are limited and booking is advisable for some of the above courses. Further information will be available from the school during morning times on 056 8831135.
WHIST DRIVE – Results of the whist drive held in St Mary's Hall, Johnstown. Proceeds in aid of UNICEF. Top score: John McGinley, Kelly Caldbeck, Mary McEvoy, Margaret Rochford, Phyllis Hughes, Marie McCarthy, Eileen Maher, Breda Brennan, Liam Kenny, Aiden Ryan, Robert Wellwood, Richard Caldbeck, William Wellwood, Emma Caldbeck. 13 Tricks: Pat Delaney, John McGinley, Bat O'Dea, Sarah Healy. Raffle: Phyllis Hughes, Adam Caldbeck, Michael Brennan, Lorna Caldbeck, Bridget O'Dea, Mary McEvoy, Martha Caldbeck, Anna Brennan, Veronica Robertson, Martha Caldbeck, Margaret Rochford, Bill Cuddihy, Maureen Power. Next whist is in St Mary's on Friday, February 4. Proceeds in aid of youth.
AGM: Borrisoleigh Life Savers Action Group will hold their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26th of January in the Marian Hall, Borrisoleigh at 8.00p.m. All are welcome.
Kilcommon ICA: Our next meeting will take place in Kilcommon Hall this Thursday night, 20th January, at 8pm. New members are always welcome.
Upperchurch Hill Walking Trails: We have just set up a Facebook page to help us promote the 3 Failte Ireland approved National Loop Walks in Upperchurch. Check out Upperchurch Hill Walking Trails on Facebook, like the page and suggest it to anyone you know who is interested in walking in the area.
Meeting: Upperchurch Drombane Historical Society will hold a meeting in Upperchurch Community Centre on Saturday, 22nd January at 8.30 pm. All interested in helping in any way with next years journal welcome.
Heritage Group: Cloughjordan Heritage Group are finalising plans for the production of the next volume of the Cloughjordan Heritage Book. This volume will cover the political, social, cultural and sporting heritage of the locality. All contributors to the book are local people and it is expected that it will be launched to coincide with the Thomas MacDonagh celebrations in Mayo.
Hurling: Best of luck to the U/21 hurlers who play the county final on Sunday against Thurles Sarsfields. Preparations for the game have gone well and the team played two challenge games at the weekend. Kilruane MacDonaghs will be bidding for their seventh title in this grade. A big contingent of supporters are expected to support the local lads.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to the Keyes family, Cloughjordan on the death of Brother Michael Keyes at Castletown, Co. Laois and formerly of Main Street, Cloughjordan.
Medal Presentation Night: The medal presentation night for 2010 was held in Templetuohy Hall on Friday last, January 14th. Mid-final medals were presented to the U/12's and U/14's for their tremendous success in the hurling mid-finals last year. All other age groups received a token for their participation in training as well. Awards for 2010 most improved player and player of the year was presented to players in age groups from 8 to 16 year olds.
Annual General Meeting: The Juvenile club will hold is A.G.M. on Friday, January 21st at 8 p.m. in Templetuohy Hall. Please submit any motions or nominations to Catherine Dunne by January 20th. All are welcome.
Scor Sinsear: The mid-final of Scor Sinsear will be held in Moyne Hall on Friday, February 11th at 8 p.m. Anyone interested in participating in Scor Sinsear are asked to be in Moyne Hall on Monday next, January 24th at 8.30 p.m.
Annual Card Game: Moyne Templetuohy Juvenile club will hold is annual card game on Wednesday, February 16th in Moyne Hall.
Parish Newsletter: A meeting of the parish newsletter committee will be held in Templetuohy Community Centre on this Friday, January 21st at 9 p.m. All members are kindly requested to attend. Intending contributors are reminded that Monday, January 24th is the latest date for submission of material or photos.
Sympathy: Deepest sympathy to Mary Tierney and family, Templetuohy on the recent death of her brother Paddy Duggan, Rearcross; to Iris Danagher, Templemore and formerly Templetuohy on the death of her father, Jimmy Danagher and to Catherine O'Sullivan and family, Templetuohy on the death of her father, Maurice Shaw, Moycarkey. May their souls enjoy eternal rest.
Book Promotion: The launch of Killenaule Moyglass Parish Journal had to be cancelled on December 3rd owing to severe weather conditions but this did not prevent the journal going on sale in some shops and offices in time for Christmas presents for home and abroad.
On Friday, 4th January the organising committee helTd a Book Promotion at Ardagh House. Councillor John Fahy thanked Sean Watts and his team for their help with this project since it first began. Sean Watts thanked our loyal parishioners and friends who continue to contribute articles and photographs and to our many sponsors and thanked all those who attended this special promotion. It was a very sociable evening and some delicious finger food was served by the ladies on the committee. Book sales are doing well and there are still some books in shops in town. Please support the book with many memories recalled of past and present. Thank you.
Congratulations: Bishop Liam Slattery, Burnchurch will be conferred as Archbishop Liam Slattery by Pope Benedict XV1 in a ceremony in Rome on 29th June. Parishioners wish to congratulate Liam and his family.
Ring a Link: Ring a Link patients who have appointments at Clonmel Hospital or clinic can avail of a new service funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan by contacting Ring a Link Unit, 4 Cinnin Hill, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, phone 1890 424 141.
I.C.A.: Members interested in "Calendar Girls", show at the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin on Friday night, February 11th, Central office Phone (01) 6680002. I.C.A. has booked 500 seats supporting Cancer research.
Sympathy: Sincere sympathy to Regina Finn on the recent death of her brother Paddy Roche, late of Thurles.
Bingo: Bingo will commence in the hall on Monday, 17th January at 8.30pm. All are welcome.
Sympathy: Please pray for Mrs. Peg Hogan, Knockane, who died during the week.
GAA Munster 45 Drive: The GAA will be holding a Munster 45 Drive (9's) with 1200.00 euro in prizes. The final will be played on Sunday, 13th February in the GAA complex. If anyone is interested in taking part or willing to hold a 45 Drive in their house, please contact any committee member of the club, Tom Berkery or Tommy Shanahan.
Toomevara Marian Prayer Group: Meeting will take place Wednesday at 8.00pm in Toomevara Church. All are welcome to attend.
Pilates: Pilates Beginners Class at Ballinree School, starting 24th January at 7pm. Enquiries contact 087 7465389
Tea Dance: Hollyford Community Centre Committee will hold their monthly Tea Dance in the Centre on Friday 21st January. Music by Dermot Lyons.Please come along. Taekwondo: Taekwondo Classes continue in the centre on Monday nights. All are welcome.
Whist: At the weekly Whist Drive in the Legion Hall on Wednesday, January 12th, prizewinners were, Top Score, Kit Madden, Top Lady, Kathleen Lowry, Top Gent, Harry Shortt, First Half, Michael Muldowney, Second Half, Liam Hayes, Quarters, 1st Norman Alexendra, 2nd Ann Pearson, 3rd Mary Fox and Paddy Shoer, 4th Kathleen Kelly. Raffle, 1st and 4th Mary Fox, 2nd Harry Shortt, 3rd Iris Hayes. Whist as usual on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Cards: The following were the prizewinners at the card game in the Legion Hall, on Sunday, 9th January. Tops, Joe and Maura Bolger, First Six, Paddy Cummins and Kitty O'Dwyer, Last Six, Pat Guidera and Margaret Costello, Last Game, Mick Varley and Mick Droney. Raffle 1st Maura Bolger, 2nd and 3rd Margaret Costello. Cards continue on Sunday nights at
Progressive 45: Results of the Progressive 45 in the Dunkerrin Community Centre on Friday, January 14th. Tops (shared), Jim Treacy and Joe Bolger, Maura and Jim Campion, Second (shared), Tom Nolan and T.J. Donoghue, Dan Quinlan and Billy McLoughlin, First Six, Patsy Hoolan and Nora Tooher, Last Six, Gerry Maher and Patsy Mulqueen, Last Game, Mick Doyle and Maura Bolger, Extra Draw, Sean Kenny and Gus Hiney. Cards on each Friday night at 8.15 p.m.
Drama: The Ballyskenach Drama Group are presently very busy rehearsing for their forthcoming production of "A Wake in the West" written by Michael Joe Ginnely. This hilariously funny three act comedy will be staged in Citeaux Hall, Ballyskenach on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, February 3rd, 4th and 5th at 8 p.m. The price of admission will be adults, 10 euro and children, 5 euro. TO book your seat please ring Maura at (087) 2750063.
Barna Players: The Barna Players are due to go on stage in Barna Hall on this Friday night, January 21st with their production of John B. Keane's "The Chastitute" at 8.15 p.m.. They will continue on Saturday and Sunday nights, 22nd and 23rd January and Friday and Saturday night, 28th and 29th. For booking please ring Carmel at (087) 1437988.
Bereaved: Sympathy is extended to the families of the following on their recent bereavements, Denis Conlon, Roscrea; Jack Douglas, Tullamore and Roscrea; Peg Hogan, Toomevara; Fred Valette, Nenagh and Nigel Williams, Roscrea. May they all rest in peace.
The results of Sunday 16th January: Peggy and Eugen Martin; Fr Corbett and Pat Joe Meade; John Kelly and Tom Kennedy; Malacy Cullagh and Paddy Joyce; Dan Tierney and Alison Pearson; and Eamon Fogarty and Michael Martin.
RAFFLE: Tom Maher and Michael Webster; Fr Corbett and Philomena McGrath.
Game as usual on Sunday at 8.30pm in Loughmore Hall.
C.L.C.G. Naomh Padraigh: The A.G.M. of St. Patrick's G.A.A. Club fixed for Monday, 10th January was adjourned as a mark of respect to the late Edmond Hayden, Cloughtaney, Drangan. When the meeting reconvened Chairman Jimmy O'Brien M.C.C. paid tribute to the Junior hurlers, selectors and trainer on reaching the Munster final. Secretary Catherine Mockler gave a detailed account of the activities of 2010. Treasurer Micheal Broderick presented his accounts which showed a deficit for the year.
Officers elected: President, Michael McGrath, Vice Presidents, Alan Britton, Paddy Meagher, Jim Foley, Chairman and Vice Chairman to be elected at adjourned A.G.M. Secretary, Catherine Mockler, Asst. Secretary, Anne Buckley, Treasurer, Micheal Broderick, P.R.O. Nicholas Moroney, Alcohol & Substance Abuse Officer, Chris Foley, Schools Liaison Officers, Davy Hogan and Micheal Broderick. Delegates to South Tipperary Board, Jim McGrath and Catherine Mockler. Delegate to County Board, Tomas McCormack. Delegate to County Football Board, Jim McGrath. Junior Manager, Eugene McCormack, Selector, Michael Broderick, Football Coach, Davy Hogan, U/21 selectors Mick O'Connell, Chris Foley and Kieran Clancy. Minor Selectors, Aarron Cronin, Paul Horan, Tony O'Brien and John Moroney. It was agreed to amalgamate with Grangemockler - Ballyneale at minor level. The adjourned A.G.M. will be held in Anner Park, Cloneen on Wednesday, 26th January when a Chairman and Vice Chairman will be elected. We extend the sympathy of St. Patrick's G.A.A. Club to Mrs. Kathleen Lyons, Ballylarkey on the recent death of her mother Mrs. Katherine Ryan of Lanespark, Ballynonty. The Lyons family have a long history involvement in St. Patrick's G.A.A. and several members of the family have been involved with successful club teams.
Cards: The following are the winners of last Friday night's cards, Lil Bargary and Dermot Crowe, Jack O'Malley and Phil Heffernan, Tommy Russell and Martin Myrres, Mary Casey and Mary C. Buckley, Bridget Ryan and Tom Kenny, Dick Power and Connie Ryan, Breda O'Donovan and Lil Bargary. There will be cards again this Friday night. All are welcome.
Fit For Life: Aerobic exercise classes in Silvermines Hall on Mondays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get fit now for the Spring. All welcome.
Ballinaclough Art Group: Ballinaclough Art Group have their beautiful work on display at Nenagh Library for the month of January. Worth a visit to view.
Lourdes Social: Tickets are on sale for the annual Lourdes social. Your support is appreciated. Tickets still only 5 euro.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to Danny Hogan and his wife and family on the death of Danny's brother Murty Hogan, Kilriffith, Dolla who died last week.
Clonakenny AGM: The AGM of Clonakenny GAA Club will take place on Saturday January 29th in Lismackin Hall at 8.30pm. All members especially players are asked to attend this very important meeting.
Presentation Night: Medals will be presented to the victorious Intermediate Hurling and U21 Football Teams at a Dinner Dance in the Templemore Arms Hotel on Saturday 26th February. More Details Later.
Self Help for Africa: Thanks to all who supported the Self Help for Africa Church Gate Collection held recently. The Amount collected was €301.50.
Rambling House: The Clonakenny Rambling House will take place on Thursday 27th January in the Norebrook Lounge. All are welcome. Come along for the music and craic.
Sympathy: Sincere Sympathy is extended to the Moloney Family Ballyhenry on the death of Peggy's brother Denis Conlon Roscrea. May He Rest in Peace.
Community Centre Annual General Meeting: The Annual General Meeting of Dunkerrin Community Centre will take place next Monday night 24th Jan at 8:30pm. All are welcome to attend. The community centre is totally dependent on a committee to maintain and run this valuable facility. The present committee would appeal for new members who would be prepared to spend some time on the committee.