Youth Club: A meeting, regarding the starting up of youth club for the community will take place in the Muintir na Tíre hall, Main Street, Littleton, on Wednesday Evening March 30th at 8pm. A representative from Tipperary Regional Youth Service will attend. If you are interested in becoming a leader with the club or would just like to find out more information about the club just come along to the meeting or contact Maura on 07-2860991. All are welcome
Death of Willie Bowe: The recent death of Willie Bowe, Monmore, Leigh, Two-Mile-Borris came as a great shock to his family and the local community. Willie aged 64 years, died after a short illness having been in good health up to a couple of weeks previously. He was a most respected member of the community and a great family man and neighbour. A dairy farmer he practised good agricultural methods and was a credit to that profession. He was most unassuming and after his farming he enjoyed dancing and most weekends, would relax in the company of his dancing friends.
Like all members of the Bowe family who were famous on the athletic fields, Willie won his share of glory too. He won one Munster Gold, two Silver and five Tipperary County Championships Gold, five Silver and four Bronze. He accumulated many other trophies in open races, road running and on track. Over a long career which he commenced with Coolcroo A.C. he also wore the colours of Moycarkey-Borris A.C. In 1967 with his brother Timmie they were members of the Munster team winners of the Intermediate Cross Country Provincial Championship. He shared in the Coolcroo senior successes of 1964 and 1965. In 1970 he was captain of the Moycarkey Borris team to win the County BLE Senior Cross Country for the first time. Willie was a wholehearted athlete who never flinched when the pressure was on and was always a most reliable team runner. His colleagues of the time will vouch for such great perseverance.
He was son of the late Jerry and Nora and was a member of a family of fifteen. He is deeply mourned by his wife Catherine, sons Edward, Paul and William, brothers Ned, Con, Seamus, Timmy, Gerry and Tossie, sisters Hannah, Mary Ann, Eileen, Kathleen, Nuala, Breda, Noreen and Carmel, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, mother-in-law (Noreen Roche), aunt, aunts-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Sincere sympathy to all on their loss especially the immediate family members.
His funeral was attended by large throngs with people travelling long distances to pay their respect to a most likeable and kind man. His neighbours and family members provided a guard of honour when his remains left the Bowe homestead. At the arrival at the church and on the route to the cemetery, guards of honour were provided by members of the old Coolcroo A.C. The coffin was draped in the black and white colours of that club. The traffic arrangements in the village and vicinity were under Garda Bard Howard.
The Requiem Mass was presided over by Fr. George Bourke P.P. Moycarkey-Borris assisted by Fr. Joe Tynan, Moycarkey-Borris, Fr. Matthew Shanka, S.C.A. (representing Fr. Phil Barry), Fr. Martin Hayes, Adm., Thurles, Fr. Thomas O’Connell, C.C. Thurles, Fr. Joe Egan P.P. Boherlahan, Fr. Pat Murphy P.P. Moyne-Templetuohy, Fr. Martin Murphy P.P. Drom, Fr. Patrick O’Brien, Ballyduff, Co. Kerry and Fr. Pat Cooney, Clonmel. The remains were received at the church the previous evening by Fr. Bourke, Fr. O’Brien and Canon Eugene Everard, Templemore. The music at the Mass was provided by John O’Gorman, Organist and Marian Dwyer (nee Felle), Vocalist. Following Mass the interment took place in the local cemetery.
Willie’s Month’s Mind Mass will be celebrated in the Church of St. James, Two-Mile-Borris on Friday, 8th April at 8 p.m. Ar dheis De go bfhuil anam uasal.
Local Writer To Publish New Book: Jim Fogarty, Two-Mile-Borris is just completing a book ‘Hillside Views’ which should be of great general interest. He has had many stories published in Magazines and newspapers and this book will contain the best of the selection and also many new stories published for the first time. Jim always had a free flowing style of writing which is evident in every page and shows a characteristic vivid memory and humour. The 200 plus pages is well illustrated with photographs and the many stories reflect on past and present lifestyles. For the first time he relates the story of his suspension from athletics and the trauma of his father’s death in a road tragedy. He always had a great interest in sport and contributed as a voluntary worker with the G.A.A. and athletics at local and national levels. In the sports section he talks about the ‘one parish, one club’ which put an end to a number of area teams and also the aftermath of the 1982 Co. Tipperary senior hurling final won by Moycarkey-Borris after 42 years when the selectors were sacked! Profiles of famous parish sports people are included. Jim hopes to have the book published in the Summer.
Active Retirement:Littleton / Moycarkey / Two-Mile-Borris group’s next meeting on 6th April in the Muintir na Tire Hall, Littleton at 2 p.m. Everybody over fifty are welcome to join our group.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Friday next (First Friday), Masses as follows: St. Peter’s Moycarkey, Adoration 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. followed by Mass. St. Kevin’s Littleton, Adoration 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. followed by Mass. St. James’ Two-Mile-Borris, Mass at 10 a.m. followed by adoration to 12 noon. Confessions before all Masses.
Thanks: The Tipperary Branch of Multiple Sclerosis wish to thank all those who supported their recent church gate collection. Amount collected 940.68 euro. Thank you.