Carrick News in brief

Stick making demo

Stick making demo

The Celtic Stick Makers will host a demonstration of stick making at St Molleran’s GAA Club in Carrick-on-Suir on Saturday, April 27.

The demonstration will run from 10am to 2pm. Entry is free and tea and sandwiches will be provided. All are welcome to attend. For further information contact Paul Jones on (087) 966 9549.

New charity shop

St. Colman’s VDP Youth Conference is opening a charity shop on Carrick-on-Suir’s Main Street and is looking for volunteers to help run the store.

Volunteers are needed to work at the shop one or two hours a week sorting donations, acting as shop assistants and keeping the store in top condition.

All money generated in the shop will be used by the three local St Vincent de Paul Conferences to benefit people in need in the local community. Anyone interested in getting involved should contact (085) 8432448 or any St Colman’s Youth Conference member.

Boxing tournament

A boxing tournament hosted by St Nicholas Boxing Club takes place in the Swan GAA Hall on Friday at 7pm.

It will feature 16 bouts from Boy 1 grade up to Intermediate standard. Boxers from Clonmel, Waterford, Tramore and Thurles clubs as well as the local club have entered the competition.

It will be the first opportunity for locals to watch the St. Nicholas Club female boxers perform. Admission is E€5 and E€3 for children.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to the local charity “Becky’s Beat”, which has sponsored a defibrillator for the Boxing Club, other clubs and organisations in the area.

Parishes’ news

St. Nicholas Parish Youth Liturgy Committee thank all involved in the Holy Thursday Liturgy including Canon Edmond Cullinan, the Eucharistic Ministers, Suir Valley Choir, Sacristan Padraig Meade and the young people who carried out the Liturgy with much dignity and prayerfulness.

The annual Franciscan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from September 22 to 27. Information on the pilgrimage can be obtained from Vincent Walsh, O’Hickey Place, Carrick-on-Suir or Margaret McCarthy on (086)3486852.

Condolences to the families and friends of Patrick Corcoran, Wilmor; Peter Vickers, De Valera Place; Michael Prendergast, London; Matt Purcell, St Molleran’s and Donegal; Sr Thomas Aquinas Foran, Treacy Park and France; Kay Kiely, New York; Niall O’Neill, Coolnamuck and Clonmel; Tony Ryan, O’Mahony Ave.; Eleanor Mullins, Treacy Park and Limerick; Frank Roche, Clonea; Eddie Lyons, St. Mollerans; Josie Organ (née Foley) and John Mehan, Owning.

Sports day

Clonea/Rathgormack Community Games annual sports day takes place this Saturday, April 20 from 11am until 2pm at the John Curry GAA Field in Rathgormack.

Entries will be taken on the day. Community Games events include 60m, 80m, 100m, 200m and hurdles. Most are at U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-16 level.

There will also be fun events for younger children including egg and spoon, sack and three legged races. There will also be a parents race. All winners on the day will be awarded medals and qualify to take part in the county final in June.

Retirement Club

Carrick-on-Suir Retirement Club’s next meeting will be in the Nano Nagle Centre this Thursday, April 18.

Club members enjoyed a party with music, singing and dancing at Greenhill Nursing Home recently.

Thanks to Noel McCarthy, Audie Murphy and Michael Keyes, who provided the music and song.

Club members have also been busy promoting the town’s Golden Years Shopping Discount Wednesday scheme and were involved in the Local Heroes television programme that will highlight the scheme.

Bridge results

Thursday Club: 1st Ita Power and Mairead Phelan, 2nd Milina Mullins and Marie O’Connor, 3rd Ethna Sullivan and Honora Murphy.

Monday Club: 1st Breda Feeney and Marietta O’Keeffe, 2nd Phil Branigan and Gemma Houlihan, Gross Betty Moran and Leish Galvin, 3rd Teesie Blanchfield and Maura O’Donoghue.

Tuesday Club: 1st Martin Kiely and Joan O’Sullivan, 2nd Ita Power and Mairead Phelan, 3rd Tilly O’Donnell and Phyllis Fogarty.

Publishing course

Carrick on Suir Public Library is hosting a course on “The Mechanics of Self-Publishing an E-Book” this Friday, April 19 from 10am to 1pm.

This free course is run by Kilkenny based Ruby Barnes, a self-published author of four novels. He is a graduate of NUI Maynooth’s Creative Write for Publication course. The course will cover the five main routes to market e-books, publishing direct or via an intermediary. To reserve a place, telephone Maura Barrett at (051) 640591.

Brewery Lane play

Tickets for Brewery Lane Drama Group’s upcoming production of “Night Must Fall” go on sale at Carrick-on-Suir Heritage Centre this Friday, April 19.

The play will be staged at Brewery Lane Theatre from Saturday, April 27 to Saturday, May 4, starting at 8.15pm each night. You can book tickets by phoning the Heritage Centre at (051) 640200. Anyone interested in becoming a patron should contact Gerry Hickey at 087 2191808.