BUS TO BLOOM GARDEN FESTIVAL
On Saturday June 4, the I.C.A. are running a bus from Newcastle to Dublin for the wonderful Bloom 2011 Garden Festival, and food Village in the Phoenix Park. Avoid the hassle, just travel in comfort by coach and enjoy Ireland’s Food and gardening event. Places are available so please contact any I.C.A. member, Marian at 052 6136305, or call to Joan O’Dwyer in the shop. Looking forward to your company on June 4.
ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY
On Thursday May 5, (this Thursday) Alzheimer’s Tea Day will be held in Tigh na nDaoine, Newcastle from 2 – 5pm. All are welcome to attend and support this deserving cause.
Saturday evening at 6.30pm Madeline Dwyer and Margaret Kennedy.
READERS OF THE WORD
Saturday evening at 6.30pm Joan O’Dwyer (Cycle A 3rd Sunday of Easter).
Badminton Tournaments for Secondary School students will begin in the GAA Complex on Tuesday evening, May 10 next. Tournaments for Primary School pupils will commence at a later date.
Winners at Thursday night’s game were:
Philly Lonergan, Con Dwyer, John Mangan and Partner.
Lucky Table: Kathleen Coleman, Eddie Byrne.
Raffle: Ben Culligan, Marian Dwyer, Con Dwyer, Peg Fitzgerald and Philly Freaney.
Annual Cul Camp for Newcastle GAA Club will be commencing on Monday August 8.
COUNTY BOARD DRAW
The 2011/2012 County Board Draw was recently launched. The Club would like to thank all those who have subscribed to the draw over the last year. Application forms for the new draw are available from the Club draw co-ordinator Denis O’Grady.
The next meeting of the club committee will be held in the clubrooms on this Wednesday May 4 at 8pm.
The Club was recently presented with a defibrillator from Boston Scientific through James O’Mahoney, Boolahalla, Newcastle. It is hoped to organise a training course for later on in the year for those involved with the Club and the various club teams.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The Munster Council of the GAA recently launched the Club child Development Programme. The aim of the programme is to help clubs set up, promote and operate development programmes for the juvenile players.
The Newcastle Club was chosen as the rural club in the South Division to participate in the programme. Over 9 visits, the club will develop a coaching procedure among the volunteer coaches to ensure all the juvenile players are getting the maximum benefit from their training sessions. It is also hoped that by having a development plan in place, more adults can become involved in organising training, looking after first aid or helping to plan for the future.
Weekending April 25, 201. Numbers drawn were (4,9.14,21) No Jackpot winner. 6 X 3 numbers get €25 each. Aisling Lansley, John O’Dwyer, Alice O’Shea, Diarmuid Keating (Newcastle winners) Catherine Goonan, Goatenbridge, David Culligan, Knocklofty. €20 Lucky ticket winner was Josephine Condon, Newcastle.
Our Under 8 team travelled to Clonmel Og on Saturday morning April 30, for a three game blitz winning two and pipped at the post by one. Teams that lined out on the day: Clonmel Og, Mullinahone, and Fr. Sheehy’s. Well done to our young team, and thanks to Clonmel Og for refreshments after the Match. Our panel of players were: Ciaran O’Loughlin, Jack Fitz, Alice Ryan, Yvonne Clancy, Jack Kelly, Steven O’Connor, Tiernan Cremmins, Tadgh Yoine, Tommy Kiely, Conor Butler, Cormac Butler, Joshua McLean, Cian Slevin and Tom Ross.
The under 12s match which was to be played on Friday evening last was cancelled due to a walk over by Clonmel Og. Congrats to all the Under 12s on their performance at every game.