Pat O’Donoghue RIP
Cashel King Cormacs would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Pat’s wife Una and the O’Donoghue family on the passing of Pat Senior. Pat was held in high regard in his adopted town and hinterland which was very evident from the huge numbers who attended both days of his funeral and as befitted a man who left a lasting impression on those fortunate to have met him. On Wednesday last Pat was laid to rest in St Cormacs Cemetery, just a stone throw across the road from Leahy Park where he spent many hours eking the very last ounce of potential from the players under his stewardship down through the years. The guards of honour from his colleagues in the Cashel King Cormacs Club and An Garda Siochana were a fantastic tribute to Pat and his wife Una. The club would like to thank all club members for their time and in putting on an outstanding guard of honour and to An Garda Siochana for their help and support. May Pat rest in Peace, Ar Dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.
Tipperary South Young Fine Gael Branch held their Annual General Meeting in Mikey Ryan’s Bar, Cashel on Saturday 22nd March. The AGM was a huge success and well attended. The branch were delighted to have Minister Tom Hayes T.D. and other public representatives present at the meeting. The new committee was elected for the upcoming year; Chairman- Declan Burgess, Vice Chair- Marian O’ Donnell, Secretary- Rory O’ Donnell, Treasurer- Malachy Scott, Public Relations Officer- Sadhbh O’ Donnell and Policy Officer- TJ Heffernan. “I am thrilled to be elected Chair of the Branch. My only wish is that the branch can stay active and be as successful as previously” said Incoming Chairman, Declan Burgess. YFG is a vibrant organisation, as an autonomous youth organisation, it has the advantage of embodying the values of the Senior Party, while maintaining the independence to express views of young people. YFG always welcomes new members and anyone interested in getting involved should contact Declan on 086-7330454 or check us out of Facebook & Twitter.
Literacy Lift Off
The Parents Association of St John the Baptist Boys National School recently presented school principal Will Ryan with a cheque for €1000 the proceeds of their recent fundraising efforts.
The money is going towards the cost of setting up the “Literacy Lift Off” programme in the school. Over eighteen hundred books were purchased to help implement this very successful reading initiative.