GAA JIGS N REELS
Cahir House Hotel was the venue on Saturday last, May 11, for the club’s first Jigs n’ Reels fundraising venture. A very large crowd were present to support both the club and the dancers for all their work and courage on performing. A big thank you to our dancers - Dónal, Catherine, Barry, Shirley, Darren, Rosie, James, Bridget, Johnny, Ciara, Caoimhín, Shauna, Mattie, Sinéad, Michael and Treasa, for the huge effort they put into the event. Thanks also to Kevin McCarra, Joseph and Kevin Corbett, Séamus McGrath, Séamus Hayes for their help. As each dancer and celebrity appeared with their routines, they brought their own style of dance and humour to the stage, none more so than Darren and Rosie who won the award for most entertaining. The overall verdict of the judges was unanimous with Bridget McCarra and James McGrath winning the title. In second place were Dónal and Catherine. All the dancers received a medal for taking part in the event. The judges, whom we thank for their deliberations, were Monnie Hallahan, Leah Skelly and Emmet Prendergast. The interval entertainment was provided by traditional group House 65 and they were accompanied by international dancers Kathy, Shelley and Peter. The night was completed with performances from two All-Ireland Scór champions Sinéad Grant in Solo Singing and Noel Joyce from Clonmore in Recitation. A lot of work was involved in putting the night together and great credit is due to Karen, Kathy and Mary for this.
The under 10 footballers travelled to Ballyporeen on Saturday, May 4, for a two game blitz and they won both their games. Players: T. Cremmins, J. Kelly, T. Kiely, C. O’Loughlin, J. Dennehy and T. Ross. The under 12s played St Pats in Newcastle on Friday, May 10. In spite of the poor weather conditions, Newcastle emerged victorious on a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-1. The team was Pádraig O’Loughlin, Dane O’Sullivan, Feidhlim Ryder, Tommy Taylor, Jason O’Donnell, Arron O’Neill, Janis Sturkinca, Luke Condon, Tadhg Devaney, Yvonne Clancy, Alice Ryan, Clodagh Morrissey, Jack Rice Fitzpatrick, Ciarán O’Loughlin, Conor Butler and Max Zimmerman.
Newcastle F.F Cumann would like to thank sincerely all those who contributed to the F.F National Collection which was taken up recently.
Congratulations to Con Dwyer, Garrancasey, who celebrated his 90th Birthday with family and friends at his home on Sunday, May 5. The highlight was a trip to Old Trafford to the Manchester United match. Wishing Con many more good wishes and health and happiness.
Active Aging Exercise Classes for people over 60 years of age commencing in Newcastle Community Hall on Wednesday, May 22, at 11am. Classes will run every Wednesday for 6 weeks and cost per class is €5 per person. Each individual ability will be structured accordingly. Help improve your mobility, flexibility and general well being in a nice relaxed atmosphere.
The Club enjoyed a successful day on Sunday, May 19, in Ballina at the Tipperary County Fleadh Cheoil. 13 groups participated. These successes included: 1st place 8-hand ceili in u12, u15, u18 and Senior. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in 4-hand Ceili. 2nd place for u12 set dancing and 1st place in u15, u18 and senior set dancing. Congratulations to all who took part as every participant came home with a medal. Thank you to all who travelled, your support is greatly appreciated. A big well done to Kathy and her helpers on all the hard work put in with the groups. The groups will now go on to compete in Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in University of Limerick in July.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
In aid of the Irish Cancer Society will take place this weekend at Newcastle Mass. There will also be a collection bucket at the Post Office in Newcastle if anyone would like to make a contribution.
Friday, May 24, 9:30am, we will continue to clean-up the creamery in Newcastle. Already there is a huge difference and we hope to continue this progress with some help from anyone that would like to offer a helping hand. If you have a power hose, paint brushes, wire brushes etc that you could bring it would be great help and if not then no problem, just come along.