Weekly News 20th March 2016

Shannon Rangers soccer club would like to thank everyone who supported their fundraiser in Coolbawn Quay last Thursday night. Over 200 attended the Brendan Grace concert and half as many more bought tickets but for one reason or another would not attend. Brendan and his supporting showband were at their entertaining best and a great night was had by all. We would like to thank Jay, Kevin and Terry of Coolbawn Quay for their generous sponsorship of providing their facilities to us. Joe Hannigan and Kilbarron Hall for the use of chairs and to all the members of the club who sold tickets.
A special word of thanks to Claire and Dermot Costello who put so much effort into arranging the event. Our AGM is coming up shortly, it will be advertised in the local media. It is an open meeting and everyone that has an interest is invited to attend.

Nenagh Saturday 9th April – Tee 9 to 10
Tullamore Saturday 2nd July- Tee 10-11
Portumna Saturday 10 Sept- Tee 11.45-12.45
All welcome.

We extend our sincere sympathy to John Slattery and family, Coolbawn on the recent death of his sister Susan Ryan, Nenagh. May she rest in peace.

The Kilbarron Terryglass Historical Society invites you to the launch of their inaugural Historical Journal on March 17that 3.15 pm in Terryglass Hall. Come and pick up a copy packed with local history, stories, recipes, poems, folklore and much more.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising the Kilbarron Terryglass Historical Society presents ‘Out of the foggy dew – 1916 explored’ by John Flannery of the Ormond Historical Society on the 18th of March in the pavillion, Ballinderry at 8pm. Admission €5.

St. Patrick was a slave, a shepherd, swineherd, holy man, snake banisher. Dress up as St. Patrick (which ever one you like) and let’s fill Terryglass with St. Patricks for the Parade which starts at 2.320pm on Thursday March 17th. Other events on the day include the Village Market and face painting with Gerardine at 11am. There is also the St. Patrick’s Art Challenge – Draw St. Patrick and bring your picture to Terryglass Hall for the exhibition. You will be rewarded in Jelly Snakes !!

All roads lead to Kilbarron this weekend for this year’s production of Bernard Farrell’s comedy – ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ which will go on stage in Kilbarron Hall for three nights only – Sat March 19th, Sunday March 20th and Good Friday March 25th. This is a two-act comedy set in the kitchen of Alice’s home. In Act One, Alice celebrates her seventieth birthday and in Act Two she celebrates her seventy-first. See what changes, if any, a year can make! Due to a tragic accident, Alice was widowed at an early age and left to raise a son, Barry, and a daughter Barbara, on her own. Barbara now lives in San Francisco with her husband Cormac and Barry lives in England with his new girlfriend, Sandy, while Alice lives alone except for the company of Jimmy Heffernan her neighbour for many years. Her children return each year to “celebrate” her birthday and present Alice with plans to place her in a nursing home, however, this is Alice’s greatest nightmare and they have not counted on her determination not to go through with their scheme. Bernard Farrell has given us an excellent play with lots of laughs and one that all the Alices of this world can certainly relate to. This year’s cast includes Geraldine Dunne as Alice, her daughter Barbara is played by Carmel Fox in her debut with the group, Kevin Ryan from Puckane takes on the role of Barbara’s husband Cormack. Joe O’Meara plays the son, Barry with Christina Carroll as the girlfriend Sandy. Alice’s neighbour Jimmy is played by Willie Lennox. . Under the direction of Phil Quigley, we look forward to another top class production.

This year’s organising committee would like to invite businesses, organisations and groups to take part in this year’s parade on 20th March in Borrisokane. We are hoping to make it bigger and better than ever. Contac: Eoin at 087 218 8841 or tesscoen@hotmail.com

We welcome Fintan Josef Cahalan into our Christian Community. Fintan is son of Dermot and Veronika, London and was baptised in Terryglass church.

The Club is organizing a clothing collection as part of this year’s fundraising events. They are looking for your used clothing, shoes, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys (any condition once they are clean). Bags may be dropped off in the square in Terryglass from 9 – 9.30am Thursday mornings and also at any of the camogie training sessions.

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/BallinderryandBallingarry/Rathcabbin/Lorrha/Carrigahorig/ Terryglass. Buses depart at 7pm and for further information contact Ken Daly 087 6273177.

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