ST JOHN’S EVE BONFIRE NIGHT
The Ardmayle Heritage Society will hold its annual and traditional Bonfire Night Festival on Saturday, June 23, at 9pm at the rear of St. John’s Church, Ardmayle. The challenge to jump the fire and storytelling will be the highlight of the night.
Congrats to Fr. Jimmy Donnelly who has just completed walking the Camino Di Santiago, Way of St. James. This is an old and popular pilgrimage walk over mountains and some very rough terrain (about 860 kilometres). Fr. Jimmy completed the pilgrim walk in around 30 days. This is a great achievement and we congratulate him on it and also on the occasion on the 20th Anniversary of his Priesthood.
DUALLA NS OFFICIAL OPENING
We had a wonderful opening day last Friday at the official opening of Dualla NS. Many people worked very hard to bring about this major development of the school. Thanks to the teachers, parents and pupils of the school, boards of management and parents councils, both past and present. Thanks also to the wider parish community for their support financially and otherwise. Huge credit is due to the current staff, Board of Management and Organising Committee for the Trojan work they put in to the opening day and the completion of this major project.
CUMANN NA MBUNSCOIL SUCCESS
Well done to St. Isidores NS U11 and U13 girls camogie panels on winning the County Finals of this year’s Cumann na mBunscol competitions last week. The U11s defeated Burgess. The U13s defeated Carrig N.S., Birr.
The U12A football County Semi-final took place Wednesday evening (June 6) in Templetuohy, our opponents were Moyle Rovers. Unfortunately we were defeated by just 2 points. In what was a thrilling match especially the 2nd half, our players had no luck with the ball, narrowly missing the net on several occasions. With only 10 minutes per half it took our lads a little while to settle and were down 6 points at half time, in the 2nd half they fought relentlessly at a very defensive Moyle Rovers back line. Although it was heart-breaking for them, they can hold their heads high and be very proud of getting to this stage of the competition. Thanks to our huge support from the parish and to their mentors for all their hard work. Focus now is on the hurling side of things. Training continues as per usual on Wednesday evenings in Dualla and on Saturday mornings in Boherlahan. Any queries regarding this year’s Cul Camp please contact Esther Kavanagh. Thanks to the New Inn Festival committee for inviting us to their hurling blitz which took place last Sunday. Our U8 and U10 panels had plenty of action and thankfully the weather held up. The U12 Hurling Go Games commenced this week with our 3 teams playing their first matches, report on these next week. TIPPERARY PRIMARY GAMES
Well done to James Kirby on making the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol team. James will be playing during half time in Pairc Ui Caoimh this weekend at the Tipp v. Cork match and also Sarah Hickey and Aoife Kavanagh who will be playing during half time with the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Camogie team. Well done also to Jack Moloughney and Mark Downey who made the back-up panels. If Tipp beat Cork then, both Jack and Mark will get to play during the Munster Final. Congrats to all concerned.
CHRISTY RING CUP
Congrats to our former club player David Maher, Gaile who was part of the winning London team in the Christy Ring Cup.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Please keep August 5 in mind if you plan on going to Knock this summer. This is a day specially allocated to pilgrims for this archdiocese.
Will be held in Boherlahan GAA Sportsfield on this Thursday, June 21, commencing at 6.30pm. Admission E3.
Bingo continues every Monday night in Boherlahan. Prize money is E1,700 euro nightly.
A final call from the Journal for names of those people from the parish who attended the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in 1932. Please contact Tom Ryan 087-7497541, Paddy O’Dwyer 087-7596294 or any member of the Journal Society immediately. The launch of this year’s Journal will take place on Friday, November 9 in the Parish Hall. Anyone wishing to pay membership of E10 should do so as soon as possible so that their name can be listed at the back of the Journal. The Committee would like to thank all who continue to support them.
Sympathy to Philip and Kitty Ryan, Freighduff, Dan and Helen Ryan, Castlemoyle, Aisling Clancy, Dualla and extended Ryan and Clancy families on the death of Nuala Ryan, Wexford. May she Rest in Peace.
Death of Ann Teehan (nee Minogue): Sympathy is extended to Ann’s husband Colin, sons Jason and Daniel and daughter Monique. May she Rest in Peace.