Oiche Cheoil - Intending patrons, please note that the traditional evening of musical entertainment originally planned for Feb 18th will now take place on this Sat, 11th February at Cullen’s Lounge by kind permission commencing at 9 p.m.
Card Game - A Monster ‘Progressive 25’ Card Game in aid of Moyne Templetuohy Juvenile G.A.A. Club will take place at Templetuohy Community Centre on Wednesday, 15th February commencing at 8.45 p.m.
Bridge Club - The winner of the Christy Campion Memorial Trophy was our current president, Breda Brennan, 2nd Theresa Quinn, 3rd Michael Kennedy, 4th Sean Quinn. Well done to all. Our weekly game continues each Thursday at Moyne Community Centre commencing at 8 p.m.
History Index - Since the publication ten years ago of “Moyne-Templetuohy, A Life of It’s Own, The Story of a Tipperary Parish” the one item that has remained on the agenda of many meetings has been the formidable task of creating an index that would make the three volumes more reader friendly. Following six months of intense work, Julitta Clancy, Registered Indexer, Fellow, Society of Indexes, Parsonstown, Batterstown, Co. Meath has produced such an index which is designed to help the reader find information quickly and easily regardless of the volume in which it is. We are deeply indebted to Moyne-Templetuohy Parish Forum which distributes funds contributed by the wind turbines owners and to the Lisheen Mine for their generous sponsorship of this publication. Four maps have been included in the 108 page index. Two of these are diocesan maps, one of which shows the townlands within the parish and the other shows the positioning of the parish within the diocese. The other two maps show the bogs of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Laois and illustrate the extent of the pentlands that surround us and play such a vital role in the life of our parish.
We would like to thank Willie Hayes, editor of the original publication for his assistance and guidance and we extend our warmest congratulations to Willie on the success of his latest publication “Holycross The Awakening of the Abbey” which recently won the prestigious Tipperiana - ‘Tipperary Book of the Year Award’. Well done Willie. Copies of the index will be on sale shortly and are very reasonably priced at 5 euro.
County Scor - Best of luck to our Novelty Act group with their sketch “Granda’s Last Stand” in the County final of Scor na bPaisti which will take place at Halla na Feile, Cashel on Sunday, 12th February commencing at 2.30 p.m. Looking forward to good parish support.
Late Martin Costigan - The entire parish was shocked and saddened on 24th January when the tragic news filtered through that Martin Costigan, beloved son of Connie and Eileen, Toher had lost his life following a swimming accident near Perth, Australia. He was the third youngest member of a family of six boys and three girls. Martin received his early education at Toher N.S. and Our Lady’s Secondary, Templemore. He was a valued member of Templetuohy F.C. and Moyne A.C. but his main sporting interest was the G.A.A. and his native club Moyne-Templetuohy to which he gave total commitment. In his 28 years he had an outstanding career as a tenacious half back in hurling and a forward in football winning numerous awards as detailed in other tributes in last week’s “Tipperary Star”. Martin’s last appearance in his beloved green and gold was in a starring role at No. 14 on the Moyne-Templetuohy football team which defeated Clonmel in a League game just before his departure to Australia in May 2011. Last Christmas, while home on holiday, he took great pride in the success of our U/21 hurlers in the County final played on the last day of December. He was known far and wide through his involvement as a player, a friend and a work colleague and his smile, gentle manner and witty responses endeared him to all with whom he came in contact. In Perth, where he was employed as a Mining Engineer, he had joined the recently formed Michael Cusack G.A.A. Club which has many Tipperary players on the register.
Martin was looking forward to returning to Ireland in July to act as bestman at his brother Conor’s wedding but God had other plans for him. On Sunday, January 29th a special Memorial Mass for the repose of Martin’s soul was celebrated in Perth by Fr. Tim Corcoran, a native of Killea and was attended by a huge congregation. Through the marvels of Skype, Martin’s family were able to watch and draw great comfort from the ceremony.
He was a devoted son, a loving brother, a caring uncle and a dependable team mate who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. His brothers Padraig and Conor made the grim trip to Perth to make the arrangements for the repatriation of the remains and joined up with their brother David who was witness to the tragedy. 28 loyal friends made the long and lonely journey from Perth to attend Martin’s Funeral Mass and burial in Templetuohy.
Reposal was at the family home in Toher and removal was to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Templetuohy. Principal Celebrant of his Requiem Mass was Fr. Pat Murphy, P.P. assisted by Fr. John O’Connell, A.P., Fr. Joe Egan, P.P. Boherlahan; Fr. John Egan, P.P. Lattin-Cullen; Fr. Jim Egan, P.P. Knockavilla; Canon Eugene Everard, P.P. Templemore; Fr. Liam Everard, P.P. Borrisoleigh; Fr. John Campion, Salesian House, Castletroy; Fr. Tom Fogarty, President, St. Patrick’s College; Fr. Martin Murphy, P.P. Drom; Msgr. Maurice Dooley, A.P. Loughmore; Fr. Jim Purcell, C.C. Cashel;
Fr. Ralph Egan, Mount Argus, Dublin; Fr. Joe Kennedy, Mount Argus, Dublin; Fr. Phil Barry, Pallottine College, Thurles and Fr. Tom Seymour, A.P. Nenagh. Templetuohy Choir as always provided a fine accompaniment to the ceremony. At the conclusion of the Mass, Tom Hassett, Secretary of Moyne-Templetuohy G.A.A. paid an eloquent and fitting tribute to Martin’s outstanding contribution down the years and his father, Connie, showing great strength of character and commendable faith thanked God for the 28 years he and Eileen had been privileged to have had Martin as a son. As his cortege made its way from the church the strains of Sliabh na mBan rang out. A Guard of Honour comprising members of the G.A.A.; Templetuohy F.C. and Moyne A.C. lined the route. Relays of team mates and friends carried his coffin part of the way to Templeree where his mortal remains were laid to rest while even the heavens wept. The huge crowds attending the removal, Mass and burial bore silent testimony to the high esteem in which Martin and his family are held in the district.
Deepest sympathy to his heartbroken parents Connie and Eileen, brothers, Thomas, Padraig, Conor, John Paul and David, sisters Caitriona, Helen and Ann Marie, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
Sympathy - Deepest sympathy to Etta and Joe Dunne and family, Lisdonowley on the recent unexpected death of Etta’s mother, Margaret Ryan (nee Bourke), Castlehill, Borrisoleigh and formerly Upperchurch and to Sally and Chris Dunne, Toher on the recent death of Sally’s father, James Gallagher, Mayo. May their souls enjoy eternal rest.
Parent and Toddler Group - Parent and Toddler Group Beginning on Monday, 20th February from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Come along with your toddlers for a lovely chat and coffee. If you would like to donate any toys to this group or need more information contact Katie( 087) 2051124.