Drangan

St. Patrick’s Junior National School - We are currently enrolling new pupils for September 2013. Please contact Mary Meagher at the school office or phone (052) 9152278 for enrolment forms.

St. Patrick’s Junior National School - We are currently enrolling new pupils for September 2013. Please contact Mary Meagher at the school office or phone (052) 9152278 for enrolment forms.

Progressive 25 - Winners on Thursday, 7th March were: Chas Keane & Seamus Moloney; Dolly & Joseph Meagher; Joan Boland & Kevin O’Connor; Pat O’Brien & Liam Meagher; Mary McCormack & Anthony O’Dwyer. New players are always welcome to our 25 card game on Thursday nights.

Whist Drive - The next Whist Drive in Drangan will be the Active Retirement Whist Drive on Monday, 18th March. New players are always welcome to come along.

Masses for Lent - Weekday Masses are: Monday in Drangan at 7.30pm. Tuesday & Thursday in Cloneen at 10am. Wednesday & Friday in Drangan at 10am.

CLCG Naomh Pádraig - All are welcome to attend the Lotto Draw in the clubrooms at Anner Park on Tuesdays at 9pm. You can now play St. Patrick’s G.A.A. Lotto by logging onto our website “stpatsgaa.ie” and also receive our free fortnightly newsletter. This may be of special interest to those with family or friends away.

We remind all G.A.A. members that the membership fee for 2013 is now due and should be paid to Treasurer Micheál Broderick or Secretary Catherine Mockler before Sunday, 30th March. The fee is the same as the last few years at €50 for adults and €25 for members who were under 18 on 1st January 2013 and also for full time students. Only fully paid up members will be included in draws for Munster and All-Ireland Championship games.

St. Patrick’s Juvenile G.A.A. Club will host a Variety Concert in Drangan Community Hall at 8pm on this Friday night, 15th March. A great night of entertainment is guaranteed with local talent.

Due to the wet conditions our U/12 football game against Ballyporeen was postponed on Sunday last and will be played in Anner Park Cloneen on this Saturday, 16th March at 2pm.

Our U/12 team will be back in action on Monday, 18th March at 2pm in Duneske Cahir.

On Monday, 18th March our U/16 footballers Anner Gaels play Carrick Swans at 4pm in Fethard.

Our Junior hurlers began their year against Emly in Emly in the County Junior hurling league last Sunday morning. We came out on the wrong end of the result in a match played in poor conditions. The team that played the game was: John Moroney, Eamon Needham, Richie Needham, Damien Barry, Jason Hayes, Paddy Moroney, Dermot Molloy, Shane Gorey, Neil Gleeson, Nicky Kearney, Conor Barry, Robbie Meagher, Mark Slattery, Aaron Cronin and Mark Fitzgerald. We had to do without a number of players for this match including Tony and Willie O’Brien who buried their great grandmother on Sunday last. We extend our sympathy to the O’Brien family on their loss.

Our minor footballers were down to play Cahir in the County football league in Cloneen last Sunday. Although the match started, the referee called a halt to the game after ten minutes as the pitch was not in a playable condition.

The next game for our Minor footballers is next Saturday, 16th March against Clonmel Commercials in the Davin Park in Carrick on Suir at 3pm.

Mouthguards and the G.A.A. - The G.A.A. has made the use of mouth guards mandatory in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions for all age grades up to and including minor. We ask parents to ensure that all U/18 players have suitable mouth guards before they commence playing this year.