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Fit4life 4 mile Track and Trail Run

Fit4life 4 mile Track and Trail Run

Templemore Fit4life are organising a 4 mile run in the Town Park on Sunday, 11th September, 2011 at 2pm. The run will start on the athletic track and then follow a trail through the Park - alongside the lake and through the woods before finishing back at the track. This is a flat course and has been accurately measured by Athletics Ireland Officials. Registration, changing rooms, refreshments and presentation of prizes will all take place at the athletic track. Entry fee is 10 euro. It has been many years since a run has been held in Templemore and we hope this event will see a great turnout in what was once a very popular town for running. We are encouraging all joggers and runners, particularly from the town, to take to the start line on September the 11th for what will be a very enjoyable and fun afternoon. We also encourage all our Fit4life members to participate.

So with just over 5 weeks remaining to this event, get on your runners and get out, get fit and get moving.

JK Brackens Juvenile G.A.A.

Bus to All-Ireland Semi:  The juvenile club are running a bus for u12s and u14s to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Semi finals Tipp v Dublin on Sunday 14th August. Please contact Lua or Teresa as soon as possible to confirm your seats. U12s:  Team B contested the semi-final v Clonakeeny in u12 hurling but were defeated, also Team A were defeated in the quarter final by Drom in a very close contest.  We now await the shield competition. U14s: We had one win and two defeats so far in u14 championship hurling, we need to win our next game which will be played v Holycross on Thursday 4th August in Clonmore at 7.30. u16s:  We have three games played with one win, our postponed game v Moycarkey will be played on Monday 8th August in Littleton, time to be confirmed. The juvenile club wish the Best of Luck to Colin O’Riordan playing with the County Minor Football team on Monday in O”Moore Park, Portlaoise.

Tidy Towns


The Tidy Towns committee and volunteers recently undertook the repairs and cleaning of picnic benches in the Town park.  These benches are located in attractive and scenic positions and are much availed of by the public.  They now need to be painted and the committee are looking for 20 volunteers to come along with their paint brushes (everything else will be supplied) on Monday August 8th at 7.00 pm so that the project can be completed in one evening.  If the weather is unsuitable Tuesday 9th is the alternative date. 

Tennis - Midland

League is in full swing with home matches proceeding most weekday nights. Away matches to Athlone Loughrea Tullamore and other scenic locations ! Great activity also from Junior Juvenile and Student members and those intending to become members . Forms to do so at porch of Murphy’s Pharmacy and the 15 euro fee can be placed in envelope provided and deposited in shop. Singles leagues starting soon. To enter text name and age/category to Brian at 0863099856. Membership fee covers members insurance.  Courts are available daily to junior/ juvenile members until 6.30. Proof of membership may be requested by committee members.

Templemore Ladies

Football Club

U12/U14/U16Training continues this Wednesday 3rd August and again Monday 8th. U16 Tipperary Ladies Munster Final Win Congratulations to Edel Nyland and the Tipperary girls who had a great win in the Munster Final last Saturday.  We wish them all the best for the remainder of the championship. Junior Ladies (Sponsored by Nias Hair & Beauty Salon) Our ladies played their 3rd Championship match against Cappawhite on 18th July with Templemore losing on a score of 5-6 to 2-11.  They then played Mullinahone away on July 26th with Templemore winning on a scoreline of 3-19 to 1-11.  Well done to all the players on their effort.  Training continues Wednesday 3rd August at 6.30. NEXT GAME: We play Fethard at home on Monday 8th August at 7.30.

Alliance of the Two Hearts Vigil

 We were delighted to welcome new faces from both far (Killenaule) and near to the vigil last month and pray that all got home safely. And many thanks to Fr. Patrick Cahill, Family of Mary for being with us, and for sharing some inspiring and comforting words with us in his homily.

This Friday 5th August is the First Friday. The Vigil for the Alliance of the Two Hearts will commence with Holy Mass at 7p.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Templemore, and continue in the Cannon Noonan Centre at 7.30p.m starting with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary. Holy Mass for the First Saturday will be celebrated at 12.05a.m. and we are delighted to welcome back Fr. Tom Ryan, Murroe, to be our celebrant. The usual cup of tea will be served at 10.30p.m., followed by Confessions. Jesus makes us a proposal: give Me all your troubles, worries, hurts and crosses “Come to Me all you who labour and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest”, and in exchange for our ‘burdens’, all He asks is (1) “Pray/stay here with Me for one hour”; (2) have Faith ‘Trust Me’ and (3) look after the people in your life. So do come along after Holy Mass in your own parish church, all are welcome, especially new faces.


Community Services

Whist Results 21/7/11

Top Score Helen Lyons. Other winners Kathleen Kelly, Mary Hoare, Owen Shanahan, Sheila Reilly, Thady Maher, Deirdre Conlan, Joan Carroll, Nellie McGrath, Noreen Whelan, Peg Morris, Mary Campbell, Maura Meade.

Raffle: Mena Russell, Maura Meade, Kitty Cormack.

Whist every Sunday at 8pm. All are welcome.


J.K. Brackens G.A.A. Club:

Games and Training:

Senior Hurling:

With no fixture likely for some time our Senior Hurling team will be relying on challenge games over the next couple of weeks at least to prepare for next round of the county senior championship. Training continues on appointed evenings. It is expected we will have a challenge game at week-end.

Senior Football:

Management will be in touch regarding training in preparation for Mid Final for which we do not have a fixture for as of yet.

County Games: Our thanks to all club members that assisted with the stewarding etc with last Sunday’s County Senior Hurling championship games.


Our sympathy to the Roche family on their recent bereavement.

Clonmore Annual


 This year we plan to travel to  Dail Eireann and other places of interest, we will dine in the Shelbourne and allow some time for shopping in Newbridge, 

To be sure of a place contact Mary Nolan 087 6271308 as soon as possible, 

Bus will leave Clonmore at 8.30am and Templemore at 9.00am, We look forward to seeing you for an enjoyable day with music and craic.

Ladies Golf

Results Club Competition Tuesday July 26th:

1st Margie Costigan 38

2nd Maria Dempsey 37

3rd Mary Ann Maher 36

President Liam held his social mixed on Wed last with a big turnout. Winners:

1st: Tom Ryan, Tom Murphy, Michelle Lawlor 25.9

2nd: Ambrose Purcell, Mary Hayes, Seanie Gleeson 26.6

3rd Liam Daly, Bernie McLoughlin, George Murray 26.7

Liam’s President’s Prize was played over the weekend and was a very successful event. Congrats to winner Fr Ryan

Tuesday 2nd August sees the start of Lady Captain Ann’s Prize with the 2nd leg being played on Sat next.

We wish Ann well and hope the sun will shine through on both days. Ger Devaney caterers will operate for the day on Saturday.

Presentation of prizes in the clubhouse on Sat night, followed by music with Terry McCoy.

The Lady Captain’s 9 hole Mixed will take place as usual on Wed evening - note earlier draw.

Fixtures: Tuesday August 9th prizes kindly sponsored by Polly’s Pub.

Killavinogue Graveyard Mass

Mass will take place in the cemetery on Sunday next Aug 7th at 10am (usual Sunday Mass Time) weather permitting.

Recently Deceased

Please pray for Edward (Teddy) Roche, Youghal, Co Cork (brother of Mick Roche)

Templeree Graveyard

Annual Graveyard Mass - Friday August 12th at 7.30pm.

Loughmore News


Results of 31/07/011

13 games: Mary Martin and P J Meade 9 games: Malachy cullagh and Fr Corbett 20th game: Tom Maher and John Maher . Raffle : Liam Cleary, Tom Maher, Philomena McGrath and Fr Corbett wThe game on Sunday 7th August will be the last for this season.