Deputy Mattie McGrath is holding a public meeting in relation to concerns raised about the future of small schools on this Thursday night, February 16, at 8.15pm in Cahir House Hotel. Ms. Breda Fitzgerald, Principal Newtown NS will address the meeting. BANSHA NATIONAL SCHOOL
The induction of new infant pupils for Bansha N.S. will take place on Tuesday, March 6, from 2pm to 3pm. All parents/guardians who may be interested in sending their child/children to Bansha N.S. are requested to come to the school on this day if possible or alternatively by contacting the school on 062-54660.
GALTEE ROVERS ST PECAUN’S
This Wednesday night our under 21 footballers open their championship campaign against Cashel. We are drawn in a group of three teams with two qualifying for the semi-finals. Emly-Treacys complete the group.
All our draw promoters are busy at the moment in advance of the first two draws next weekend. This draw is the lynchpin of our club finances each year and we are grateful to all the loyal supporters who join every year. Each month we have over €1,000 in prize money with an annual total of over € E16,000. Anybody who wishes to join can do so by contacting a promoter or any committee member.
Last week we mourned the passing of Michael Moloney of Lisheen. McDuff as he was affectionately known was a true Gael in every sense of the word. He had a lifelong love of Gaelic games and contributed greatly to the success of our juveniles during the time when the parish leagues were in full flow. McDuff also acted as a team selector and committee member but he is best remembered as one of his brother, John’s, umpires. As one of the men in white, Michael Moloney travelled the length and breadth of the country and his passing removes another link to that great refereeing era. Our sympathy to the Moloney family. Solas na bhFlaitheas ar a anam.
The AGM of Galtee Rovers St Pecaun’s Ladies Football Club was held on January 26 last with a large crowd in attendance. The many volunteers who help in the various areas of the club were thanked by our Chairperson Seamus Morrissey in his address.
Seamus went on the congratulate the teams in making it such a successful year: The U14 B county champions; U16 C County Champions; Minor Plate winners and the Junior D Plate winners.
A thank you was expressed to the Senior Club for making pitches and club house available during the year.
The following are a list of the officers of the Ladies Football Club for the coming year. Chairperson Seamus Morrissey; V Chairperson Trish Healy; Secretary Lucy Keeley; Treasurer Sharon O’Brien; Registrar Maura Flynn; County Rep Jackie Ronan; Child Pro Officer Joan McCarthy; PRO Anne Whyte. Lar Roche has completed his three year tenure as Club Treasurer. Our sincere thanks to Lar for his commitment to this role over the past few years.
A huge thanks to all who helped make the Cake Sale which was held in the McGrath Centre on Sunday, January 28, such a success. This was the first of many fundraising activities planned by the club in the year.
Junior Footballers Medal Presentation
A very enjoyable night took place when our senior ladies were presented with their medals on winning the county plate competition. This was a major highlight for the club as this is the 1st year of having a senior panel.
Medals were presented by Enda McDonnell former Chairperson of Tipperary Ladies County Board, in Nellie’s Bar Bansha. Again our sincere thanks to all volunteers who made this night such a success.
U16 training has commenced as their league competition is due to start in mid February, good luck to the girls and their manager and selectors.
ST BERRIHERT’S KYLE AND WELL
The annual gathering at St Berrihert’s Kyle and Well for prayers and reflection will be on Sunday next, February 19, at 2.30pm and the Mass in honour of St Berrihert will be held at the home of Edmond and Brenda Peters, Ardane on Friday, February 24, at 7.30pm.