Weekly News 11th May 2014

Our congratulations to Cillian Dunne, Kilbarron, who qualified in the 100mtrs, 200mtrs and 400 mtrs track racing at the recent qualifying rounds of the World Junior Games held in Dublin. We wish him continued success in the next qualifiers when he will compete in the 800 and 1500 metre rounds. Cillian is the first track event competitor to qualify for Ireland in 10 years.

Mass in Terryglass this Sunday, 11th May, will be at 11am. Bishop Kieran will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on 15 young people of our parish. We wish them and their families an enjoyable and memorial day.

Kilbarron Hall committee is delighted to announce the return of the one and only ‘Chuckles the Clown Show’ back by popular demand in Kilbarron Hall this Friday 9th May. Showtime is 7-8pm, doors open at 6.30pm (please note change of time) and tickets are €5 for children and adults are free.
Magic, music, Chuckles the Clown, fire eating, juggling and much more. No sweets or drinks for sale, but you can bring your own.

The next talk from the Kilbarron/Terryglass Historical Society is scheduled for Friday 9th May at 7.30pm in the Pavilion, Ballinderry.
A talk will be given by Emer Brannigan and Maria Hogan on Portumna Workhouse. The workhouse was the last resort of the destitute poor from the early 1840’s until the early 1920’s. The workhouse allowed the poor to enter and work for food, thus avoiding death from starvation.
All are welcome to come along and hear the full story of the workhouse.

Shannon Rovers Juvenile Club intends to invite surviving members and families of deceased members of the 1948 Under 15 North and County Hurling Champions. Shannon Rovers won its 4 North titles in a row, beating Rahearty in a closely contested semi-final, under very poor conditions in Borrisoleigh. Solohead beat Kilshelan in the other semi-final. The County Final was played the following Easter Monday 1949 in Thurles, Rovers were level with Solohead at half-time in very cold and wet conditions. The Solohead team that played in the second half looked and played like a more superior team, going on to win by a large margin when the game was over. The Rovers were very suspicious of the legality of the Solohead team and lodged an objection to the Co. Board. After many meetings and arguments Rovers won the objection and were declared Co. Champions. Solohead refused to hand over the county trophy ‘The Harty Sheild’ and Rovers never received their county medals. Owing to the treatment of the Rovers by the county board and others the North Division refused to take part in 1949 and 1950. It resumed again in 1951.
On Saturday 26th July the Shannon Rovers Juvenile Club is inviting the members of that team and their families to a Reception in the Pavilion, Ballinderry at 4pm. when the surviving members and the families of deceased members will be presented with their County Under 15 Hurling Champions medals. All members of the 1948 team will receive an invitation by post in the near future. We hope all members and their families will attend also members of the 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1952 teams.

The organisers of the recent collection for the Irish Cancer Society would like to thank everyone for their continued generosity.

The Mayfly was up on Lough Derg on Tuesday 29th April and we wish all fisher people an enjoyable time on the lake.

The next meeting is this Wednesday 7th May at 8pm and hostesses for the night are Bridie Cahalan and Mary Quirke.

Please start collecting your used clothing, shoes, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys (any condition once they are clean). Bags may be dropped into Kilbarron School any Friday from now on, until collection date, June 5th. If you need to have your bags collected please contact Carmel Fox on 087 6359492.

The Tip of the Week is- Identity Theft. Bin dipping can occur especially in recycling bins and separated bins. Thieves rummage through bins pulling out bills and bank statements and other personal information, shred personal documents before throwing away. Delete your name and address. Do not share pass words or pin numbers. If your purse or wallet is stolen there is a lot more potentially valuable information in there than your credit or debit cards. Anything with an address on it can help to construct a false identity in your name. This can be used for anything from mobile phones to catalogue shopping.

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 for a line and two lines respectively and full houses now range from €50, €70, €100 and €120. 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 .

Our outing to the Arboretum, lifestyle and garden centre, Leighlinbridge is this Monday 12th May. The bus will depart from Borrisokane (opposite the Church of Ireland Church) at 10.10am and there will also be a pick-up stop in Shinrone at 10.25am.
On Monday 19th May Emma will be in attendance in the hall from 2pm for anyone requiring foot care.

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