ROCKWELL ROVERS GAA CLUB
A great night was had by all at the Clonmel Park Hotel last Saturday, February 26.
West chairman Roger Kennedy presented medals to U21 team who won the county and the Intermediate team that won the West. Tommy Byrne received a special medal as captain of the team. A presentation was made to two players who played for the county in the U21 Munster Championship, Gavin Ryan and Alan Moloney. John Cooney, Chairman of the club gave a great speech thanking everyone involved with the running of the club and and a special presentation was made to Mary Frances Barron for all her years of hard work and dedication to the club. Special thanks were also made to Pat Halley and Barry Shortall for organising the social. Special guest on the night was newly elected TD Tom Hayes who gave a glowing speech about our club and parish. Everyone had a great evening with excellent food and music provided by local band “Golden Sounds”.
Rockwell Rovers Juvenile GAA Club will hold a Fashion Show in the Community Hall, New Inn on Friday, March 11, starting at 8pm. There will be a cheese and win reception. Tickets are €20 and are available from club officers, Purcells Shop, Rovers Inn, Barrons Pub and Ollies Bar, New Inn. It has been a number of years since a fashion show was held in New Inn and with local models taking part, your support would be greatly appreciated. A great nights entertainment is assured with plenty of spot prizes up for grabs also.
All new club gear i.e. tracksuits, hoodies and gear bags are now available to order through the club. Contact Geraldine on 087 9496630.
REMINDER: All membership fees to both Juvenile and Senior Clubs 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 !
Many thanks to Paddy O’Connor, Bellvue who has updated the Rockwell Rovers website. The new website address is www.rockwellrovers.com. MATCH RESULTS
Hard luck to our players who fought a tough and hard match against Arravale Rovers last Friday night, 25 February, in New Inn. This was the first round of the McGrath Oil West U 21 A Football Championship and the final score was Rockwell Rovers 1-7, Arravale Rovers 2-14. T.J Ryan scored our only goal in the fourth minute of the game to bring the score to 1 goal to 1-1. We went on to dominate the first quarter and led by 1-4 to 1-2 after 15 minutes. However Arravale fought back and at half time, the score was 1-4 to 2-5 in favour of Arravale Rovers. The second half things did not go our way with Arravale Rovers dominating the game. Hopefully the team will improve from this game.
An AGM of the Women’s group will take place this Thursday in the Community Hall, New Inn. All members and new members welcome. Aqua aerobics swimming classes starting on Tuesday, 8 March at 8pm sharp in Rockwell College, €50 for 6 weeks. If interested please contact Mary F Barron - 052 7462252 asap.
NEW INN VINTAGE CLUB
will hold their AGM on Wednesday, 9 March, at 8.30pm in the Community Hall, New Inn. All members are asked to attend and there will be a draw for free membership on the night.
FR MATHEW PLAYERS
will present Free & Easy in conjunction with Cahir Lions Club and Ballylooby Parish Lourdes fund on March 4 and 5. Tickets are available from Cahir House Hotel. A limited number remains.
25 CARD DRIVE - OLD SCHOOL, KNOCKGRAFFON:
The winners from last week were Tom McGrath/Tom O’Mahony with 11 games and in second place were 4 joint winners - Tony Keating/Mary Anne Healy, Tom Buckley/Cathy O’Gorman, Jimmy Looby/Michael Murphy and Paddy O’Holleran/Eileen White with 9 games. Ticket winners were Tom O’Mahony and Mary Anne Healy. Table prize winners were Kevin Moore/Bernie Farrell. Sweep winners were Joan Moore/Donal O’Dwyer. Well done to all. Cards start at 8.30pm. WELL DONE to Liam Fahey, New Inn who came second in the Boys U15 shot putt last Sunday, 27 February, at the Munster championships, Nenagh, and also Cliona Doyle who came second in the U19 indoor 1500 metres. Liam and Cliona are members of Clonmel Athletics Club.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY- KNOCKGRAFFON OPEN COURSING CLUB in conjunction with New Inn Youth Club are holding a junior disco/party on Friday, March 18, in New Inn community hall from 7pm to 9.30pm. All children / young people from New Inn/ Poulmucka and surrounding areas are welcome to attend. There will be spot prizes and party games on the night. Admission is free. THE TIPPERARY GOSPEL CHOIR will sing at the 11am mass in New Inn on Sunday, March 13, next. An occasion worth experiencing.
NATIONAL APOSTOLATE FOR THE PROMOTION OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION They are looking for lay volunteers from our parish to attend an information meeting in St. Patrick’s College, Thurles on Saturday, March 12, from 10am to 12.30pm. If anyone would like to attend please let Fr Michael know asap.
Recent Church gate collection for the Irish wheelchair association raised €256.50. Many thanks.
LOCAL AREA DIRECTORY OF TRADES AND SERVICES Our Parish Renewal team has decided to compile a list of trades and services available locally. If you wish to be included you need to take one of the forms in the church, fill it in and return to the box in the church before Ash Wednesday (March 9). This is an effort to support and encourage local employment. (People will not be included unless they indicate their wish by submitting the form).
BOOKS FOR SALE
“Blast from the Past” a book composed by six students from Cashel Community School to raise funds for the Day Care Centre, Cashel. This was part of their TY project and two local girls involved are Claire English and Claire Prendergast. The book costs €5 and can be bought in Purcell’s Shop, New Inn, Cashel and surrounding areas. This is in aid of a good cause and your support would be very much appreciated.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON WALKS
Please gather at church car park in New Inn at 2pm this Sunday March 6, weather permitting. Route this week is Garranlea/Boytonrath. Duration approx one hour and 20 minutes. All are welcome.
Brian and Tricia Ryan, New Inn would like to thank all those who contributed to the recent church gate collection for epilepsy. €303 was raised.
COMMUNITY ALERT - BE VIGILANT
1. If you are leaving your house make sure all windows and doors are closed. 2. If you see anything suspicious (strange people, strange vans etc.) report it to somebody e.g. local guard, neighbour. 3. If there is an elderly person living alone in the vicinity of your house, try to check on them daily. 4. It is the duty of all of us to look out for and make our parish a safe place for everyone.