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Castleview Inter-Firms finals

Castleview Inter-Firms finals

The 34th Castleview LTC Inter-Firms Tournament Finals took place last Saturday and the winners were presented with their prizes at a ceremony in the clubhouse afterwards.

Playing standards were high in this year’s tournament and spectators enjoyed some really fine displays of tennis.

At the prizegiving, Castleview President John Glascott thanked his fellow tournament organisers Mary O’Hanlon, Geraldine Everett and Declan Connolly and Jacinta Ahearne, who looked after the kitchen, and the entire Committee.

He said all deserved enormous praise for their untiring work and dedication in ensuring another very successful tournament. He also highlighted the support the event receives from the local community with 16 local businesses continuing to sponsor the tournament.

Congratulations to Phil Power, who was the lucky winner of the free membership fee draw.

Results: Beginners Plate: runners-up Alfie’s Duo, Plate winner Mouse’s Four; Cup: runners-up Comerford’s Bar, winner The Pet Hospital.

Grade 6 Plate runners- up Sporting Press; winner Gerry Everett Construction; Cup runners-up Splash ‘n Chat, winner Ennis Gough Property.

Grade 5 Plate: runners- up Pmck Ltd, winner Optique Vision; Cup runners -up Dawn Pork & Bacon, winner Gibbs Engineering.

Grade 4: Plate runners-up Laura’s Restaurant, winner Us; Cup runners-up Kill National School, winner Plumbing Solutions.

Grade 3+: plate runners -up The Old Mill, winner Benny Dudley, Cup runners -up Tom Everett Construction, winner Come To The Party

The South East’s Senior Open season kicks off this week at the Causeway Tennis Club, Dungarvan. The tournament runs from June 2 until Saturday June 8. It will be followed by Clonmel’s Hillview Tennis Club, which hosts its annual Open Week from Sunday, June 9 to Saturday, June 15. 15th June.

Following a decision adopted at the recent Club agm, court booking times have been changed to the following times: 6pm to 7.30pm, 7.30pm to 9pm and 9pm to 10.30pm. The new times apply from this week.

Carrick students meet northern friends

History students from Carrick-on-Suir met a group of Northern Ireland students they have befriended with the help of the Internet at the site of the Battle of the Boyne.

The second year Comeragh College students met their long distance friends from Our Lady’s Grammar School in Newry, Co Down for the first time at the historic site in Oldbridge, Co. Meath where the Protestant William of Orange’s forces over came the Catholic King James’ army.

Both schools have participated throughout the past year in the Dissolving Boundaries Project, which brings together their history curricula with the most up-to-date advances in technology.

Through the use of Wikipedia, forums, podcasting, blogs and video-conferencing, the project aims to develop links between schools in the North of Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The students worked together on topics common to both syllabi, working towards the year’s high-point - the meeting between both groups.

Students from both schools toured the Battle of the Boyne site and were shown an interactive laser demonstration of how the battle was fought along with an audio-visual dramatisation of the battle.

This is Comeragh College’s third year of involvement in the programme as part of the school’s long-standing tradition of maintaining links with Northern Ireland.

Christy Moore show

Singer/songwriter Christy Moore plays live with Declan Sinnott at the Strand Theatre in Carrick-on-Suir this Friday, June 14 at 8pm.

Tickets for the show have sold pretty fast but a few are still available, so please contact the Strand Theatre Box Office at (051) 645050 or online at www.carrickmusicals.com

Bridge results

Tuesday Club: 1st Mairead Phelan and Ita Power, 2nd Tilly O’Donnell and Mary Arrigan and 3rd Angela Brown and Brian Purcell.

Thursday Club: 1st Rosaline Dowley and Mairead Phelan, 2nd Brid Coghlan and Kitty Lalor, 3rd Ann and Martin Ellis.

Retreat

Tom Sinnott, MHM is presenting a six-day preached retreat in Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan Retreat House from Sunday, June 9 to Saturday, June 15.

This retreat invites those present to journey through one’s experience in the light of the ‘Word made Incarnate’ in Jesus Christ.

Day Care Centre

Carrick-on-Suir Day Care Centre will hold its annual Church Gate collection in the Rathgormack/Clonea Parish this weekend, June 8 and 9.

Carers Week

Members of Carrick-on-Suir’s Carers Support Group will be taking part in events to celebrate National Carers Week next week.

A special Mass for family carers takes place in St Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clonmel at 10am next Monday, June 10. It will be followed by refreshments in Quimby’s Restaurant.

There will be a Reki session for carers in Clonmel Carers Centre on Tuesday, June 11 and the annual outing to Carlow on Wednesday, June 12.