‘Sive’ at Source - Drama lovers are in for a real treat when Moyne Drama Group will present ‘Sive’ by John B. Keane at the Source, Thurles on Friday and Saturday, 18th and 19th January at 8 p.m. The nine members of this talented group have been rehearsing studiously for the last four months under the watchful eye of Director Susan Troy.
Moyne Drama Group staged their first production in 1992 which was also ‘Sive’ and some members are reprising their roles of twenty years ago. In the intervening years they have put on some splendid performances and this years promises to be better than ever. Tickets will be on sale at the Source on the evenings of the show. So come early and don’t be disappointed.
Late Rita King - The death occurred peacefully on December 26th at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny of Rita King (nee Ryan), Cooleeney. She was in her early sixties and had bravely battled illness over the last twelve months. She was a lady of many talents and interests and these were reflected in the gifts brought up for the Offertory procession, an accordion for her love of music, a cookery book for her skill in the kitchen, a sewing machine for her expertise at dressmaking, a DVD of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, a cup as a reminder of her love of a chat or a coffee and photographs of her grandchildren who were her pride and joy.
Rita, a native of Grange, Gortnahoe arrived in Cooleeney following her marriage to Mikey over 40 years ago. She was an expert at computers and was highly valued for her secretarial work at Lisheen Mines as part of the Human Resources department where she had worked for many years. In earlier times she had operated a Grocery shop at her residence for a period. She was a wonderful wife and mother, a caring and loving sister and grandmother who will be sadly missed. She faithfully attended St. Mary’s Church where she was a dedicated Minister of the Eucharist and was well prepared to enter her eternal home.
Reposing was at Egan’s Funeral Home and her residence. Removal was to St. Mary’s Church, Moyne where a guard of honour comprising Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers, Members of the Choir and Collectors awaited the cortege. Principal celebrant of her concelebrated Requiem Mass was Fr. Pat Murphy P.P. assisted by Fr. John O’Connell A.P., Fr. John Joe O’Rourke, A.P. Gortnahoe and Fr. Martin Hayes, Adm., Thurles with Moyne Choir providing a fitting accompaniment. Following the ceremony Rita’s mortal remains were laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Deepest sympathy to her husband Mikey, sons Derek and Mark, daughters Michelle and Máiréad, sister Anna, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, niece, relatives, work colleagues, neighbours and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Parish Newsletter - Intending contributors are again reminded that January 18th is the deadline for submission of articles. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org If insufficient material is forthcoming there may be no newsletter this year and articles will be held over for the 2014 edition.
G.A.A. Quiz - At the end of normal time four teams finished level with 60 out of 64 at the Moyne-Templetuohy G.A.A. annual Table Quiz held at Cullens by kind permission on Friday, 28th December. Following four more rounds of tie breakers 2 teams still finished level, Joint winners: Tom Guilfoyle, Tom and Aine Maher and Mary Doherty, Fr. John, Kevin and Mary Campion and Francis Cleere. 2nd Joe Kennedy, Ger Geehan and Fintan Campion. 3rd John Gorman, Edel Leahy, Catherine and Mark Dunne. Thanks to all who attended, supported or helped on the night.
Bridge Club - The weekly game of Bridge will resume on this Thursday, 10th January at Cullens by kind permission at 8 p.m. Deepest sympathy to esteemed member Seán Quinn on the recent death of his sister Anne Walshe, Wexford. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Crumlin Fundraiser - A 5km Run and Walk around the Burma Road circuit will be held on Sunday, 3rd February commencing from Moyne Sportsfield at 1 p.m. All funds raised will go towards the Cancer and Cardiac wards at Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Meetings to prepare for the event will take place at 12 noon at Moyne Gym on the Sundays of 13th, 20th and 27th January. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this very worthy cause.
Wedding Bells - Congratulations and best wishes to Eamon, son of Tom and Marie Ryan, Kylemakill and Marie Phelan, Tullogher, Co. Kilkenny who were married at Tullogher on Saturday, 5th January.