Fianna Fail-

Fianna Fail-

The Fianna Fail National Collection will be held in Newcastle on Sunday next 6th May. Your support appreciated.

Recent Death

It is with sad regret we accord the death of Mrs Kathy Sloane (nee Walsh), Croan, Newcastle which occurred in St Theresa’s Hospital, Clogheen on Friday 20th April last. Wife of the late Paddy, Kathy had celebrated her 101 years very recently. She attributed her long and healthy life to working outdoors on her farm at Bahernaugh. Last year on her 100th birthday she received a letter of congratulations from the former president Mary McAleese. Needless to say this letter took pride of place in her home. Of an outgoing disposition she was always in the best of spirits, who loved music and dancing. A very popular lady she was well known far and wide, and will be sorely missed by her nephews and their families who looked after her so well in the past years. On Saturday evening her remains were removed from St Theresa’s Hospital Clogheen to Newcastle Church where they were received and blessed by Fr Gareth Desmond P.P. Following requiem Mass on Sunday celebrated by Fr Desmond burial took place in the adjoining cemetery, where all walks of life were represented in the huge concourse of mourners. Our sympathy to her nephews, their families, neighbours and friends on the death of a gentle soul.

Eucharist Ministers-Sunday next at 11am: Joan O Dwyer and Christine O’Loughlin.

Readers of the word-Sunday next at 11am: Mary Walsh.

Card Results-Philly Freaney and Seamus O Dwyer, John Mangan and Elsie Cullinane.

Lucky Table- Peggy Kennedy and Mem Murphy.

Raffle-Peggy Kennedy, Peg Fitzgerald, Seamus O Dwyer, Elsie Cullinane and Ben Culligan.

Knockmealdown Active-Presents the Dawn Chorus. Kevin Collins of Bird Watch Ireland will help us to identify different Bird songs that we will hear as we are lead on a slow walk through a mixed and varied habitat on Sunday 13th May 2012. Meeting at 04.30am in the community centre Clogheen followed by a KMD Active breakfast at the Hermitage house Clogheen. The cost of this event is 15 euro per person, and as spaces are limited it is advisable to book a place as soon as possible by calling the Hermitage house at 052 7465876.

ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY: Newcastle Community Youth and Resource Group, Tigh Na nDaoine will hold an Alzheimer’s Tea Day on Friday 4th May from 11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. in Tigh Na nDaoine. Please come along and support this amazing organisation which is the most important fundraising day of the year for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

6 HOURS FREE IT TRAINING: Basic ICT training for the unemployed OR people over 55 using a specially designed 6 hour training programme that will take place in the IT centre in Newcastle, Clonmel. To book your place or for more information contact Mandy (087)1846393.

COMPOST DEMONSTRATION: Apologies for the recent cancellation due to bad weather of the compost demonstration that was due to take place but a new date of Thursday 10th May has been set and will take place at the composting site on the new line from 7pm-9pm.

Bealtaine Festival in Newcastle: 2012 is European year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. Brigid Teehan along with Tigh Na nDaoine, Newcastle and South Tipperary Arts Service are offering a series of intergenerational “Magic Mats” workshops to bring young and old participants together. We invite Grandparent/s over 55 along with their grandchild/children to come along to a drop-in information day on Thursday 3rd May from 3:15p.m. - 4:15p.m. in Tigh Na nDaoine to look at designing and creating a unique play-mat or bed throw by re-inventing an old fleece/baby blanket. Please contact Mandy (087)1846393 for details


Road Hurling Competition. The first Road hurling competition to be organised by the club will be held on the May Bank Holiday Monday, May 7. Registration of teams will take place at the GAA complex on May 7 between 12 noon and 1pm. The last time for registration will be 1pm, so please be on time. If there are any local business or people who may not be able to take part, but wish to make a financial contribution, contact club chairman, Michael Keating. Anyone wishing to act as a steward on the course should also contact Michael Keating as soon as possible. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Donation to the club-The club would like to sincerely thank Mary Callan, living in Howth, Co Dublin for her generous donation to the club recently. Mary is a niece of Jack and Agnes Conway who had a shop in Newcastle for many years. Her donation will be used to buy a new set of goalposts for the juvenile club.

Committee Meeting-The will be a short committee meeting Friday night, May 4 in the clubrooms at 8.30pm to complete the organisation of The Road Hurling competition. All committee members are requested to attend.

Juvenile notes-

The under 10s took part in a football blitz in the Clonmel Og grounds on Saturday last. The other teams involved were Clonmel Og, Fr Sheehy’s and Mullinahone. The Newcastle team put on a great performance winning two of their games and were just pipped at the post in the third. The players were Jack Rice Fitzpatrick, Alice Ryan, Ciaran O’Loughlin, Yvonne Clancy, Stephen O’Connor, Joshua Mclean, Tom Ross, Jack Kelly, Max Zimmerman, Caelainn McGrath.

The under 12s were in Ardfinnan on Saturday also playing Ardfinnan in their league. After a great effort by the Newcastle team, Ardfinnan proved stronger and won out in the end. Players were Feidhlim Ryder, Dane O Sullivan, Diarmuid Keating, Padraig O Loughlin, Luke Condon, Eoin O Keeffe, Tommy Tyler, Ryan McCullagh, Aaron Heffernan, Jason O Donnell, and Tadgh Devaney.

Congratulation-Congratulations to David Power, Kilsheelan on receiving the Tipperary Dublin Association Person of the year for 2011, last Saturday night in Dublin.

Please note that anyone wishing to have notes included in the Newcastle notes section are asked to have them with Alice O Shea before 4pm on Sunday prior to publication.