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All Ireland success

All Ireland success

A member of Carrick-on-Suir Handball Club is a member of the All-Ireland winning Tipperary U-16/U-17 team.

The Handball Club congratulates club member Stephen Moroney, who along with teammates Jason Cahill, Marcus Troy and Jack Jones represented Tipperary at the U-16/U-17 All-Ireland team event in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.

Tipperary beat Sligo in the semi-final 60 to 8 and defeated Tyrone 51 to 36 in the final.

Faugheen ICA meeting

The monthly meeting of Faugheen ICA Guild takes place this Friday, May 6 at 8pm.

It is hoped to decide on the venue for this year’s senior citizens outing at this year’s event and also to finalise the guild’s entries for the upcoming Federation Day competition.

Eurovision winner

comes to Strand

Eurovision Song Contest winner Niamh Kavanagh will perform with the “Illegals” at the Strand Theatre on Friday, May 13 at 8pm.

Niamh won theEurovision Song Contest for Ireland in 1993 with the song ‘In Your Eyes’ was also a finalist in the 2010 song contest.

Admission is €20 with concessions for group bookings.

Tickets are available at the Theatre Box Office: telephone (051) 645050 or can be booked online at www.newstrandtheatre.webs.com.

Disabled parking space

for Carrickbeg

A parking space for people with disabilities is to be provided close to St Molleran’s Church in Carrickbeg.

Cllr Margaret Croke was informed at Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s April meeting that a location for the disabled parking space has been inspected and the space will provided in a couple of weeks.

Car park appeal

Carrick-on-Suir Town Council has been called on to develop a public car park in Carrickbeg.

The appeal was issued by Cllr Margaret Croke (FG) at the Town Council’s latest meeting.

She told the meeting that one third of the population of Carrick-on-Suir lives in Carrickbeg but the community hasn’t any public parking area.

Cllr Croke pointed out some derelict sites in Carrickbeg that could be turned into a car park.

Bridge results

92 Club Easter Draw: 1st Ethna O’Sullivan and Giancarlo Laiso, 2nd Teesie Blanchfield and Maura Lawrence, Best Gross: Breda Feeney and Adrienne Blanco, 3rd Betty Moran and Maureen Nolan.

Tuesday Club: 1st Joan O’Sullivan and Kitty Lalor, 2nd Betty Moran and Annette Wyse, 3rd Marie O’Connor and Mairead Phelan.

Ballyneale Field Day

The 42nd annual Field Day in Ballyneale takes place on Sunday, June 12 with all the usual attractions and events on offer.

The next meeting of the organising committee will be on Thursday, May 12 at 8.30pm in the Community Hall.

Nagle Centre courses

Carrick-on-Suir’s Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre is taking names for First Aid, Picture Framing and Manual Handling courses.

The first aid courses are: Basic First Aid, FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Aid and Cardiac First Response Defibrillator.

The Cardiac First Response, Picture Framing and Manual Handling courses are one day courses.

The manual handling course includes training in safe lifting of patients.

A reminder of the Al Anon Family Group Open Public Meeting on Wednesday.

Retreat

Glencomeragh House Retreat Centre near Kilsheelan is running a weekend retreat for people living by a 12 step programme from May 13 to 15.

The retreat will be presented by James Browne, IC.

Foe further information telephone (052) 6133181 or e-mail info@glencomeragh.ie.

Council homes revamp

Four council homes in Marian Avenue in Carrick-on-Suir Town Council are to be given a facelift.

Carrick-on-Suir Town Council plans to build a new extension, modify the existing house and erect new boundary walls and carry site works and works to water and sewer mains as part of the refurbishment of each house from 51 to 41 Marian Avenue. .

It is currently seeking tenders from building contractors for the project.