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to Alannah Moore, Ballygerald and Aoife O’Brien, Kedrah who were on the team who won the All Ireland B Camoige Final which was played in Fermoy last Saturday.Their school, Presentation Convent, Thurles, beat Coachford College, Cork. The final score was 3-6 to 2-5 to which Alannah contributed 3 points. Well done girls!

Knockgraffon Open Coursing Club

St. Patrick’s weekend will be a busy one for Knockgraffon Open Coursing Club. On Friday, March 18, the club will host a Junior Party/Disco for all their young beaters and supporters. This will take place in New Inn Community Hall from 7pm to 9pm in conjunction with New Inn Youth Club A great nights fun is assured, admission is free and all young people are invited to attend. The following night, Saturday 19, the Club will hold its Annual Presentation and Social Night in Ryan’s, Clerihan. This event will commence at 9pm, there will be musical entertainment and refreshments served. All this season’s winning owners will receive their presentations on the night. All are welcome.

The Club would like to congratulate Tom O’Dwyer, of Cashel, on winning the Paddy O’Dwyer Stake, the final stake of the season, with his bitch Smoky Dusk. The runner-up on the day was Miss Monica Ryan’s Another Dentist. The winner of the Dan Fortune Nomination Stake was Andrew O’Dwyer and the runner-up was PJ O’Shaughnessy .

These events bring a very rewarding season for Knockgraffon Open Coursing Club to a conclusion. The club has gone from strength to strength since the season commenced. The committee would like to express its sincere gratitude to all those who helped, in any way, during the season to make it the success that it was. Míle Buíochas.

New Inn Boys’ National School Parents’ Council

The Parents Council of New Inn Boys National School will hold a meeting tonight, Wednesday March 16, at 8.30pm in the Boys School. The main items for discussion are the school tour and garden project. All parents are very welcome to attend this meeting. Please come along and support your school.

New Inn Tennis Club

A.G.M. will take place next Thursday, March 24 at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome.

Well Done

East Munster U17’s Rugby players have won all their 3 games played thus far. James Maxwell, Garranlea, New Inn who has played in all three games has now made the Munster Youth Rugby team. Congrats!

25 Card Drive - Old School, Knockgraffon

The winners from last week were Liam Harty/John Cooney with 13 games and in second place were Tony Keating/Mary Anne Healy with 12 games. Ticket winners were Mary T O’Loughnan, Sandra English and Marie McGrath. Table prize winners were Eddie Shanahan/Breeda O’Donnell. Sweep winners were Angela Barrett/Eileen Howley. Well done to all! Cards starting at 8.30pm.

Sunday Afternoon Walks

Please gather at church car park in New Inn at 2pm this Sunday, March 20, weather permitting. Route this week is Loughkent East, Knocknaveigh, Carrigeen and Carron. Duration approx one hour and 30 mins. All are welcome.

Mass Times

Vigil Mass – Wednesday at 7.30pm in New Inn Church. (Please note no Wednesday evening Mass this week in Knockgraffon)

St. Patrick’s Day – Thursday, March 17, 9.30am in Knockgraffon and at 11am in New Inn Church.


Meeting of Confirmation co-ordinating group immediately after Saturday evening Mass on Saturday (March 19) in the sacristy.

Parish Council

Parish Council meeting on Monday, March 21, at 8pm in Parochial House.

Rockwell Rovers GAA Club

Juvenile Club Fashion Show

The Juvenile club held a very successful fashion show last Friday night, March 11, in New Inn Community Centre. The hall was packed to capacity with everyone was served wine, cheese and chocolate treats. Everything ran smoothly thanks to the great organisers back stage, especially choreographer, Irene and all the work done during the preceding week in the hall. The stage and runway looked fantastic and was a credit to all concerned. Thanks to Paddy O’Connor, Music & Sound and Stevie Boland on lights. Thanks also to members of New Inn Hall committee for their help. The club would like to thank all the models, ladies and gents and the children of First Holy Communion Class, of both schools in NewInn. We would also like to thank the people who did the clean up the following day. A big thank you to all who sponsored prizes including Tipp Co-Op, and Michael Purcell Shop, New Inn. A special word of thanks to the shops who exhibited their wares (Fashion Express: Cahir, O’Dwyer’s Drapery: Cashel, Golden Threads: Cashel, Irene’s: Clonmel, Vila: Showgrounds, Clonmel, Pamela Scott: Clonmel, Style Profile: Tipperary Town, and Mr Mister: Mitchelstown). Karl McHugh did a fine job of compering the show and played the guitar for soloist Jimmy O’Farrell who sang while our mystery guest had everyone guessing! Thanks very much to Fr. Ml Kennedy P.P. who entered into the spirit of things with a fine performance himself on the catwalk. The people who helped are too numerous to mention but all their efforts, big and small were very much appreciated. A very special thanks to all who supported this fundraiser by buying tickets and attending the show. Well done to all!

GAA Merchandise

All new club gear, tracksuits, hoodies and gear bags, are now available to order through the club. Contact Geraldine on 087 9496630.


All membership fees to both Juvenile & Senior Club are due, closing date is March 31. They can be paid to Joe Blair, John Halley, Geraldine Cleary & Gerry Ryan. Thank you for your co-operation !

Club Draw

The draw is back again and it will be starting in April and it is confined to 300 people. Promoters will be calling shortly to your door or you can contact club secretary John Hally or club treasurer Joe Blair for more details. Your support is greatly appreciated as this is our main source of income required for the day to day running of the club.

Fixtures - please check with the club as these may change.

McGrath Oil West U21A Football Championship: Rockwell Rovers V Cashel KC on Wednesday, March 16, in New Inn at 8pm. Ref: Eamon Browne

McGrath Oil U 21 A Football Final on this Saturday, March 19, in Bansha at 2.30pm Arravale Rovers V winners of Rockwell Rovers and Cashel KC. Ref: S. Bradshaw. E.T.