Weekly News 6th October 2013

Sympathy is extended to Tony Gorman, Bellevue, Coolbawn, on the recent death of his brother Rody Gorman, Moyne.

Congratulations are extended to Keelan McGrath, Bellgrove, who won ‘Young Musician of the Year’ in the under 16 category at the recent Tuam Trad Festival. We all wish Keelan continued success with his accordion playing.

Now that October is well and truly here we are rapidly approaching the Halloween bank-holiday weekend with the Charity Jumble Sale to be held in Terryglass Community Hall on Saturday and Sunday.
Bargains are always to be found and lots of fun to be had over these few days, so come along and pick up some bargain goodies. Volunteers are needed and willingly help greatly appreciated, especially for the preparation of the sale and the clean-up afterwards.
All proceeds will go to raising funds for the ‘Building For Hope’ project in Africa, which provides orphanages for the sight impaired. Three men from the parish went out to this project early in 2012 and did invaluable work. For further information contact Mary McGeeney 067 22164

The next meeting will take place this Wednesday 2nd October at 8pm in Terryglass Community Hall, hostesses for the night are Annette Cahalan and Nora Donoghue. New members are more than welcome.
This is an especially noteworthy meeting as the guild was formed this week in 1949 and has continued for 64 years.

The results from the third outing of the Shannon Rovers Golfing Society outing to Thurles Golf Club on Saturday 8th September are as follows: 1st Padric Cahalan, 2nd Larry Dunne, Gross Sean Donoghue, 3rd Timmy Carroll, Front Nine William Seymour, Back Nine Mick Dore, Longest Drive Larry Dunne, Nearest the Pin William Seymour.
The Captains Prize outing is to Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 12th October. Tee time 1.30-2.30pm.

The Shannon Rovers Camogie Club will hold an Auction on Sunday 3rd November from 1.30pm to raise badly needed funds. Timber and turf will be auctioned, there will be Face and Nail Painting, Lucky Dip, Cake Sale, Cooper Helmets for sale and much more. If anyone would like to donate timber please get in touch with any club member and felling and splitting can be arranged.

The recently published book ‘Past to Present’ compiled by Frank Moran is available to purchase for €15 from Paul Moran 087 4171697 or Paul McMahon 087 2534887. This excellently produced tome is filled with pictures spanning the club’s history from 1905 until the present day. All proceeds from the sales of the book will go to the Shannon Rovers juvenile club.

The ‘Tip of the Week’- is to have smoke alarms in your home, especially in the kitchen and sitting room and upstairs in two storey houses. It is important to check batteries to ensure your smoke alarm is working. Most house insurance policies now require you to have a smoke alarm.

Start collecting your used clothing, shoes, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys (any condition once clean). Bags can be left into Kilbarron School any Friday from now until the collection date of November 18th .

The First Friday Masses in honour of the Sacred Heart will be in Kilbarron this Wednesday 2nd. October at 8pm and in Terryglass on Thursday 3rd. October at 9am. House calls will be on Thursday as normal and there will be no Mass on Friday

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 or 067 21988.

The month of October will be a busy month for the club, our first event is the yearly Bric-a-Brac Sale to raise funds for the club and it will be held this Monday 7th October from 1.45pm. in the Church of Ireland Hall, Borrisokane. The afternoon will continue after the sale with light refreshments and a few games of bingo. All welcome.
On Monday 21st October we will go to The Thatch, Ballycommon, at 1pm for a three course meal and an afternoon of music and dancing with music supplied by Seanie. The meal choice is beef and Yorkshire pudding, stuffed turkey or cod and for dessert either trifle, apple crumble or strawberry roulade. The subsidized cost is €10. Please give your menu choice to Jimmy Donnelly 067 38237 or Loretta Tiernan 28066.

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