Dean on Olympic trail

Dean on Olympic trail

Carrick-on-Suir boxer Dean O’Gorman has made a meteoric rise in the boxing world by winning an Open European tournament in Alexandra Palace, London.

The native of Tinhalla won the final of the Light Featherweight 64kg category of the tournament with a unanimous judges’ decision.

Dean’s coach Vincent Power has a very high opinion of his talented boxer and considers him a good prospect to represent Ireland in the 2012 Olympics. To be nominated for a place on the Irish Olympic team, Dean must first win an Irish senior boxing championship.

The last boxer from Carrick on Suir to win an Irish Senior boxing championship was Nicky Butler in 1965.

In the meantime, Dean hopes to get as many bouts as possible as that is the only way to gain the necessary experience he needs to compete at the top level.

Dean is son of Gerard and Catherine O’Gorman (née Kelly), Tinhalla and is the eldest of a large family of brothers and sisters Gerard, Kerrie, Laura, Danny, Ben and Noreen.

Medjugorje pilgrimage

The Glencomeragh Prayer Group’s annual pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from September 25 to October 1.

The fully inclusive fare from Dublin is E669 and a deposit of E50 secures a seat.

For further information please contact Kathleen at (051) 646117.

The annual outdoor Healing Mass including anointing of the sick takes place this Thursday July 14 at 7.30pm in Glencomeragh.

All are welcome.

News from the parishes

The 10.30am Mass at St Nicholas Church in Carrick-on-Suir on Saturdays is being discontinued during the months of July and August.

It was wonderful to see so many people at the various Cemetery Masses and the priests of both parishes thank all who were involved in organising the Masses as well as those who attended.

Fr Richard Geoghegan is currently in Nepal working with the Leprosy Mission and all wish him a successful mission.

Condolences to the families and friends of Pat Fogarty, Poulmaleen; Margo Connolly, Rathgormack; Stephen Shanahan, Carrickbeg; Ronnie Mangion, Malta; Stephan Ukaigwe, Nigeria; Eily Russell (née Lyons), Birmingham and Ard Mhuire; Tom Potero, USA; Margaret Oliver (née Hanlon), Reading and Ard Mhuire; Mary Hunt (née Larkin), Rathgormack; Teddy O’Sullivan, Portlaw and Paschal Reade, Mountain View all of whom died recently.

Camphill Community bids farewell to the Allens

Clive and Cathy Allen have returned to South Africa after five years with the Camphill Community in Carrick on Suir,

They were both very popular in the town and Clive edited the quarterly newsletter.

They thoroughly enjoyed their time in Ireland saying they travelled and saw so much of this beautiful country.

“We met so many friendly people and learnt much from our colleagues and the people we supported in Brogan House. Will miss everyone but will keep in touch,” said the couple.

Their address in South Africa is c/o Princess Alice Adoption Home, 36B Pallinghurst Road, Westcliff 2193, Johannesburg.

The new weavery building on the farm in Ballinagrana has been completed. The community thanks Jurre Zwart for his contribution to the community and wish him well in the future. Jurre has returned to his native Holland.

Bridgewater House families visit Carrick library

Residents of Bridgewater House Centre for Asylum Seekers in Carrick-on-Suir, who are learning English, attended story time at the town’s library recently.

The English for Speakers of Other Languages and Family Learning Group at Bridgewater House consists of parents and their children ranging in ages from six months to three years.

The group was welcomed by the librarian into the story room where a sample of the children’s work from the learning class was displayed along with a number of photographs of their journey through the course.

The librarian enthusiastically read some stories to the group bringing fun and life to every story.

The children engaged with the stories listening intently to every word to find out what was coming next.

Afterwards, the parents brought their children into the children’s section of the library where they browsed through the books on some of their favourite topics.

Most parents took time to read to the children and it was obvious that when the session was over most of the children did not want to leave. The event was such a success that parents promised to return to the library regularly basis and many subsequently joined the library.