Cappawhite Local Notes

Cappawhite G.A.A. - U/14 Hurling Cappawhite 0-13 Arravale Rovers 0-3. The Cappawhite boys travelled to Seán Treacy Park for this U/14 ‘B’ fixture on Thursday evening last.

Cappawhite G.A.A. - U/14 Hurling Cappawhite 0-13 Arravale Rovers 0-3. The Cappawhite boys travelled to Seán Treacy Park for this U/14 ‘B’ fixture on Thursday evening last.

Cappawhite lead by a narrow 2 points at the break but pulled away in the second half with a fine display of team hurling. Well done to both teams. The team panel are as follows: Ryan Renehan, Fraser Allen, Aodhna Buckley, Liam Ryan, Brendan Murphy, Tim Meagher, Alan O’Dwyer, Robbie Quirke (0-5), Owen Ryan (0-1), David Murphy, Thomas Couglan (0-1), Rian Doody (0-1), William Barry (0-3), Cian Ryan, William Armshaw(0-1), Fionn Brady, Cian Moloney, Ciarán Doody. Dean Kelly (0-1) and Gearóid Lennon.

Golden Jubilee – The spectacular evening took place on Saturday last, June 30th for Joe & Josephine O’Carroll, Mauvaun, who with their son Sean and his wife Michelle and their two children, their daughter Noreen and her husband PJ and six children, cousins from far and near, neighbours and many many friends feasted the night away in the huge marquee erected at Sean’s residence. A beautiful mass celebrated by the P.P. Rev. Fr. Furlong who at the end of Mass presented the couple with a large framed Papal Blessing. May you both enjoy many more years of health, happiness and love with your families is the sincere wish of all.

Birthday Greetings – Cappa was a blaze with celebrations on Saturday 30th with Pat Barry, Cappagh celebrating his 60th birthday at his home with family and friends. Ann O’ Meara celebrated a special birthday at home in Greenfiled House with family and friends and Pa O’ Neill celebrated his 50th birthday at Coughlans Lounge where a large crowd attended and sang and danced the night away. May you all enjoy many more birthdays to come.

Church Gate Collection – The Craobh Shailbheastar Mac Connmhaigh branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will hold a church-gate collection on Saturday and Sunday, 7th and 8th July. All support would be appreciated.

Cemetery Masses – Mass will be celebrated in Cappawhite cemetery on Wednesday, 11th July @ 8 p.m. and in Toem cemetery on Wednesday, 18th July also @ 8 p.m.

Social & Old Time Dancing – Will take place in the Resource Centre on Saturday, 7th July, the music will be provided by Declan Aungier. Admission is only 8 euro and all proceeds go to the Day-Care.

Mary Kate is 98 - Birthday greetings to Mary Kate Fahy, Moher who on Monday last celebrated with family and relations the great age of 98 at her home, all will gather for the 100th and spend the Presidents cheque.

Baby number 10 - Congratulations to Willie and Margaret Harding, Philipstown, the proud parents of another baby girl, good luck and good health to all the family.

Sympathy - To Joan Breen, Grantstown, on the death of her sister Mary who died in Melbourne last week and was interred there. Sympathy also to the sons, daughters and extended family of the late Mary Quigley, Churchquarter, Kilcommon who was interred in Kilcommon on Saturday, June 16th. Mary is regretted by all who knew her in Cappawhite Day-Center where she kept each and everyone entertained with her lovely singing. Sympathy to Mary Ryan Matt, Holyford on the death of her niece Breda Ryan, Streamstown, Roscrea. May their dear souls Rest in Peace.

Cappawhite N.S. - On Wednesday, June 13th, pupils and teachers from Cappawhite N.S. were honoured to be invited to visit Aras an Uachtarain. On arrival, they were greeted by Sergeant John Grennan, from the aide-de camp’s office. All pupils received refreshments as they entered the state reception room. This was followed by a guided tour of the official state rooms of the Aras. These included portraits of all the former presidents and the state room, where President Mary McAleese met with Queen Elizabeth II last year. Ms. Quigley, the school’s deputy principal, was also invited to play on the Steinway piano in the Áras. The highlight, of the tour, however, was being introduced to the Presidents’ two Bernese Mountain dogs, Bród and Shadow, who happily posed for photographs with the children. The visit concluded with a brief tour of the formal gardens. It was indeed a privilege for all in Cappawhite N.S. to have visited the official residence of our president.