Joe McGrath from The Village, Clonmore, Templemore has a busy weekend coming up, representing as he is North Tipperary in the Mr Personality Festival taking place at the Springhill Court Hotel, in Kilkenny City from the 27th and 28th of April 2012. On the Friday night of the Festival, Joe will be put through his paces when he is interviewed on stage. Joe will be up against 30 other contestants from all Macra regions of the country.
Joe is the youngest son of Michael and Maisie McGrath and works on the family run farm producing sucklers from calf to beef. He also works with his brother Patrick at the Agricultural Hire work. Recently he received notification of his successful completion of his Agricultural Green Cert. Joe’s other great passion is of course building and today he can proudly point to many a wall and structure which he has built. Joe qualified as a builder aged 21 and is currently self employed.
Most recently he made his acting debut, treading the boards in Clonmore Hall playing the part of John Paul in the comedy “The Maiden Aunt”. He will also be taking part with his Macra colleagues in a comedy sketch at Bru Boru on May 4. Joe joined Devilsbit Macra last year. He takes part in all club events and is a very dedicated member of Macra. Those who know Joe and wish him all the best will not want to miss the events on Saturday night in Kilkenny City. Roll on Joe!
North Tipperary Macra Executive Report
Last Friday night saw the first North Tipperary executive meeting to be held in Ballinahinch in conjunction with the new club Ballinahinch-KIlloskully. Representatives from all seven of the north tipperary clubs were in attendance as plans for made for the upcoming months of activities.
All clubs were preparing to attend the upcoming Mr Personality event to support Joe McGrath as the North Tipperary representive. Chairman Tim Maher thanked all those in attendance for welcoming the new club and its committee to the region and wished them every success. Upcoming events being planned by the new club include a quiz on 11th May in Bonnan Bui, Ballinahinch.
The Clodagh club have resumed their sports nights in Borrisoleigh and these are attracting many local members of the club to join in the activities. The final events for the current competions year were planned and will see defending farm skills champions Clodagh host the North Tipp round of the farm skills competition on 13th May next.
The next meeting of the North Tipperary Executive will be held in Quinlan’s, Moyne and is to be hosted by the Moyne/Templetuohy club. Following the meeting a quiz will be held and refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend and participate.