Touraneena Notes



The Club would like to sincerely thank everybody who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised was just under €800. Many thanks to all.


Many congratulations to Monnie Hallahan and family on Monnie recently receiving the Presidential GAA Award. Christy Cooney, President of the GAA, presented Monnie with the Award last Friday in Croke Park. The award honours those who have served the association with distinction. Monnie has voluntarily given a lifetime of dedication to both the Sliabh gCua and Newcastle Irish dancers. Monnie first began teaching Irish dancing in Sliabh gCua in 1971 and that year, his four-hand reel team brought back the first County Scor title for Sliabh gCua.

In 1972, Monnie’s set dancing team brought back the first Scor All-Ireland title to Sliabh gCua. Over the years, Monnie’s talent and teaching ability ensured another 10 All-Ireland Scor titles for Sliabh gCua, not to mention, the many County titles and the numerous All-Ireland Slogadh titles.

Monnie’s achievements have been truly outstanding and it would be hard to find a house in the Parish that has not had a family member taught by Monnie over the years. For such a small village to achieve so much, we say a big thank you to Monnie, his wife Breda and family, who have always supported Monnie and been involved in Irish dancing themselves throughout the years. It’s wonderful that Monnie’s legendary contribution to “All that is Irish” has been formally recognised by the G.A.A. We take this opportunity to wish many years of health and happiness to Monnie, Breda and family.


We extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Fr. Larry Walsh, Farnane, Cappagh whose death occurred recently. Fr. Larry devoted his life to his calling and was formerly of the Nigerian Missions and the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Fr. Larry will be missed by all those who knew him and sincere sympathy to his brothers Fr. Michael and Sean. May he rest in peace.


€3000 Jackpot Winning numbers: (1,29,30) No winners

2nd Jackpot numbers: (17,20,24) No winners New Jackpot €2,200.

5 X €20 Winners:

1. Peggy Condon 2. Tom Quinlan 3. Kitty Cullinan 4. Colin Gleeson 5. Micheal Quinlan

Promoters €20 Alice Burke.

Next draw Hanrahan’s Sunday March 25, 2012.