Holycross - Ballycahill

St Pio - Tonight Thursday, May 2nd the monthly meeting of the Friends of St Pio will be held in the Abbey at 8pm.

St Pio - Tonight Thursday, May 2nd the monthly meeting of the Friends of St Pio will be held in the Abbey at 8pm.

‘Well Done Sophie’ - In the recently held handwriting competition sponsored by the I.N.T.O. & EBS, fifty five Schools from the County competed. Prizes were awarded to the winners in each category. In the 3rd and 4th class category Sophie Connolly Ryan, St. Michael’s N.S. was placed 3rd. The Presentation of prizes to all the winners took place in the Horse & Jockey Hotel in the presence of family and friends who had been cordially invited by the sponsors to the presentation function and the entertainment that followed. It was a great achievement by Sophie and nice to see Holycross School featuring in the awards. Sophie is the daughter of Michelle Connolly Ryan, Glenreigh.

Holycross F.C. - The Club is undertaking a number of fundraising initiatives for this May Bank Holiday weekend. On Friday, 3rd May we will hold a ‘Texas Holdem Poker night’ in Ryan’s Abbey Tavern, tickets €20 each with prize money of €1,000, kick-off at 9pm. On Saturday 4th and Sunday, 5th May we are organising a Bake Sale after the 7pm, 9am and 11am Masses. Donations of cakes, tarts, buns and sponges etc., will be gratefully received, they can be left into the Community Centre from 6.20pm before Saturday Mass. On Sunday, 5th May we are hosting an U/12 Tournament for Boys and Girls and an over 35 Men’s Tournament. A family fun day in conjunction with the tournaments will also be held. Activities on the day will include face painting, pony rides, penalty kicks, bouncy castle plus many more. Gates open at 12 noon with the U/ 12 tournament commencing at 1pm.

Tea, coffee and hot food available on the day. Something for all the family to enjoy! Support for any of these events will be greatly appreciated.

Spring Clean - To those who came out last weekend and helped to clear the unsightly litter from the ditches and the sides of the roads a big thank you. A great clearing was done in the vicinity of Bohernacrusha. How nice and clean everywhere would look if only the litter louts would desist littering. Homeowners should try and keep their frontages weed and litter free. Last weekend was part of An Taisce’s National Spring Cean.

Sympathy - Is expressed to Colette Cornally, Beakstown on the recent death of her mother Mrs Rice, Belfast. Sympathy also to Peggy Hayes, Newtown and Sue Ryder, on the death of her brother John Ryan, Moyaliffe, Ballycahill and to Jimmy Moore and Maureen Nally on the death of their

sister-in- law Margaret Moore, Dungarvan.

Prayer Day for Life - Anyone wishing to travel by bus to Knock for the ‘Prayer Day for Life’ should contact Jim at (0504) 23528. Bus leaving Holycross at 8.15am, Saturday May 4th. Bus leaves Thurles (Lidl carpark) at 8.30am. Contact Clare Cahill (085) 15322581.

Training - Cardiac First Response (defib) training in Holycross Community Centre on Monday 6th and Tuesday, 7th May from 7.30 to 9.30pm for anyone wishing to join the defib programme. Please contact (085) 7748177 to book a place.