Weekly News 13th October 2012

Time is flying by towards the annual charity Jumble Sale to be held in Terryglass Community Hall over the Halloween bank-holiday weekend 27th/28th October. Any saleable items such as bric-a-brac, books, toys, plants, home produce, home baking, also items that would make suitable raffle prizes would be very welcome. If you need donated sale items collected that can be arranged. Anyone who can spare an hour or so over the weekend would be much appreciated. For further information contact Mary McGeeney 067 22164

Sympathy is extended to Tess Donoghue, Finnoe, on the recent death of her brother Frank Condon, USA and Nenagh, also to Carmel O’Dwyer, Coolbawn, on the death of her mother Rita Cody, Dublin and to the family of the late Margaret Mulrooney, Shinrone, formerly Margaret Hogan, Garryard.

After 22 years as the Sacristan of Terryglass Church Aileen Cahalan has decided to take a well deserved retirement. She was a diligent, reliable and obliging Sacristan and we all wish her the very best for the future.
The new Sacristan is Catherine Gleeson and we wish her well as she takes up her new position in the parish. A thank you to Aileen for all she has done and to Catherine for taking on the task.

Another fruitful weekend for the Rangers junior team on Sunday against Balleymackey (b). This game took place in Ballinderry on a damp, heavy pitch which made both teams fight hard for possession, Rangers had all the play in the first half but failed to score, but in the second half grinded out a goal to win 1-0 through a John Flannery header after a great Darren Carroll cross, well done to the lads. The U/ 13’s Saturday match was called off and the U/16’s played a friendly against Ardcroney which they lost, hard luck guys.
Training continues for the junior team in Portumna on Wednesday at 8pm sharp, other training and fixtures will be sent via text.

Twenty years ago, on Saturday 10th October 1992, the official opening took place of the modernised shower/changing rooms and the superb, newly built facility for handball etc., at the Ballinderry Sportsfield.  This ceremony was performed by Fr. Hogan and followed by a hurling match between Tipperary and Clare in the sports field. Playing on the Tipperary team were Patrick McLoughney, Sean O’Meara and Tomas Hogan from the Shannon Rovers.
The following week the first game of handball was played in the new facility by Paddy Fogarty and Basil Leenane against Jimmy Cahalan and Ger Fox.

The annual Coffee Morning for North Tipperary Hospice was held in Terryglass Community Hall on Thursday 20th September. Bridie Cahalan and Mary Quirke would like to extend a very sincere thank you to all who supported and gave generously to the very worthy cause. Thank you to those who did baking and helped in any way, especially Annette and Nora. Thank you to the hall committee and The Derg Inn, apologies to Paddy’s for not providing a collection box. €378.71 was the amount raised

We will be running a Practical First Aid course, which includes CPR in Nenagh on Saturday, 20th October from 10am until 5pm each day. The cost is €10 per head and anyone interested should contact 086 1900812.

As part of a fitness regime Boxercise with Phil will take place in Kilbarron Hall each Wednesday from 8-9pm for the next nine weeks. This is a great way to keep fit and improve muscles, it is open to everyone.
At present there is a group of 21 people locally taking part in ‘Operation Transformation’ to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society and your sponsorship would be very welcome.

Traditional Music Classes have resumed in Terryglass Hall on Thursdays. Instruments include the fiddle, flute and tin whistle. Beginners and improvers of all ages are welcome. For more details contact John on 087 2869269.

Pilates Classes with Geri have resumed on Thursdays, in Kilbarron Hall at 8pm. Beginners always welcome.

The month of October is Community Alert Awareness Month. Community Alert operates as a partnership between An Garda Siochana and the public. It works on the basic that every member of the community can help to improve the quality of the area by keeping a look out for neighbours and reporting suspicious activities to the Gardai.
So be active, be alert and be involved. Aim to reduce social isolation, create a safer, caring community, be a good neighbour, visit older and vulnerable people in the community.

There is Bingo every Monday in Terryglass Community Hall at 8.30pm sharp organised by the Shannon Rovers GAA Club with great money prizes, including an excellent Jackpot of €1,000. Contact Oliver Darcy for further information. The prizes are excellent with €15, €20 and €50 for a line, two lines and a full house respectively. There is a flyer for €150 each week and the full house if the jackpot isn’t won is €100.
Buses are available from the surrounding area,i.e.Nenagh/Ardcroney/Borrisokane/Ballinderry and Ballingarry/Rathcabbin/Lorrha/Carrigahorig/Terryglass. Buses depart at 7pm and for further information contact Ken Daly 087 6273177 or 067 21988.

A bus is available to take parishioners from Coolbawn, Ballinderry and Terryglass to the Saturday 8pm Mass in Terryglass and departs from Kilbarron at 7.15pm.  For further information or to book a place please contact Loretta Tiernan 067 28066 or Mary Tierney 28167
The bus to Nenagh each Thursday departs Paddy’s, Terryglass at 10am, Ballinderry 10.10, Coolbawn (Molamphy’s) 10.20 arriving in Nenagh at 11am. The bus returns from Nenagh at 2.10pm .We urge you to consider availing of these services, which are free to Travel Pass holders. The bus operator is Ken Daly 087 6273177 or 067 21988 or if you require more information on any route please contact Louise 067 27088. A bus travels each Friday from Nenagh via Borrisokane and Ballingarry to Bingo in Birr.
A bus also travels to Borrisokane each Monday departing from Terryglass around 1pm, via Ballinderry, Coolbawn and Carney Commons and arrives at 2pm and departs for home at 4pm. Services are door to door and booking can be made by contacting Ken Daly

Fr. John Molloy will be with us on the weekend of October 13th and 14th. He will be making an appeal for his missionary work in Ecuador and your support and generosity would be much appreciated.

On Monday 22nd October we will be holding our usual Halloween Party at 1pm in the hall, commencing with a hot meal followed by an afternoon of music, song and dance and the subsidized cost is €10. Please let a committee member know your meal choice of either beef or salmon for the main course and select from trifle, chocolate pudding or apple pudding for dessert.
For further information please contact Jimmy Donnelly 067 38237 or Loretta Tiernan 28066.

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