GALTEE ROVERS ST PECAUNS
This week we mourn the passing of Jim Byron and Malachy Brett, two great friends and Gaels who were called to their eternal reward within a week of each other. Jim Byron was our club’s first recipient of the Sean Ghaeil awards and the citation recognised his contribution as a player, administrator, juvenile officer and latterly as club Life President. Jim’s jovial manner endeared him to everybody and he was also a long serving member of John Moloney’s team of umpires, travelling the length and breadth of the country to officiate at games.
Like Jim Byron, Malachy Brett lined out in the forties when success was hard enough to come by but his love of Gaelic games endured to the end and he was a regular supporter whenever our teams lined out on the big stage. He particularly enjoyed clashes with his adopted parish, Fethard, and made a point of staying in touch with his neighbours and friends at the foot of the Galtees.
Having spent decades working together for the good of the community, it was fitting that there would be huge turn-outs at their funerals with both coffins draped in the red and white of Galtee Rovers. Our sympathy to the Byron and Brett families.
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Scrap Metal Collection
As part of a fundraising drive towards providing badly needed floodlighting on our back pitch, the club is organising a scrap metal collection at the McGrath Centre this Saturday, May 26, from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Club members will be on hand to accept scrap cars, old machinery, scrap metal, copper, copper cylinders, brass, stainless steel, aluminium, scaffolding, scrap electric cables, lead, lead acid batteries, engines, electric motors. We welcome your support for this venture but we are unable to accept plastic, timber, tyres etc. Further details from club officers.
On Saturday night the May Draw will be held in the McGrath Centre while those wishing to join the County Draw have been given an extension until the first week of June to enlist.
On Sunday afternoon all roads lead to Semple Stadium where Tipp play Kerry in football and Limerick in hurling. Best wishes to everybody involved in all panels including Andrew Morrissey on the senior football panel. Best wishes also to Saoirse Fanning, Ballough, who represents Tankerstown School in the Primary Game.
Jack & Jill have been retained by the HSE to collect all the used crutches and zimmer frames to be recycled to the benefit of the Jack & Jill Foundation. In support of this Mattie McGrath TD will hold a Crutches Collection Day on Saturday, May 26, in his Tipperary Office, Bank Place, Tipperary from 10am until 12 noon. Please support this worthy cause and bring along any old crutches that are no longer in use. Old mobile phones and Ink Cartridges will also be collected on the day in support of the Jack and Jill Foundation.
Congratulations to all the children who made their First Holy Communion recently in both Bansha and Kilmoyler, also to all who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Friday in Bansha. Thank you to the teachers from all three schools who prepared the children, the Parents Council for their contributions towards the flowers for the church and to all who helped Nora prepare the church for the occasion.