Arsenic and Old Lace from The Forge

The Ballyglass Forge Players production of Arsenic and Old Lace takes place on Friday January 22nd and Saturday January 23rd at the Simon Ryan Theatre, Tipperary Excel. The play is adapted from a classic American play by playwright Joseph Otto Kesselring and is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs.

The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. Early booking is strongly recommended. Contact the Excel theatre box office on 062 80520 for further details.

St. Michaels AFC

All at St. Michaels AFC would sincerely like to thank the people of Tipperary for their generosity shown to us when we held a Church gate collection over Christmas. We are very much appreciative of the kindness. If anyone wishes to travel with St. Michaels next Sunday January 10 for our massive Round 6 FAI game away to Newmarket on Celtic at Newmarket-on-Fergus, a bus will be leaving Cooke Park on Sunday morning at 10.30AM. Names to be given to David Hassett or Sandra Flynn. All support would be really appreciated on the day.

We would also like to pass on our sincerest sympathies to Denis Ryan and his Family on the death of Denis's sister Anne Ryan over the Christmas period. Dinny is a great Saints supporter. May Anne rest in eternal peace.

Galtee Walking Club

It’s a new year and a there’s a new season of winter walking ahead to take us through to an early Easter. The main events will be the Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival at the end of January and the Slievenamuck Marathon on March 20. To get things going the first walk of 2016 will be Joe Browne’s ‘A’ walk to Lake Diheen and Galtee Beg starting from Clydagh Bridge at 10am on Sunday, January 3. Half an hour later Thos O’Neill will lead a combined ‘B’ and ’C’ walk on the eastern Galtees from Ballydavid Wood Car Park. We would love to see more people taking up walking and would welcome guests for a one-off sample hike, particularly at this time of year when getting fitter is on many people’s list of New Year resolutions. Thanks to Danny Bailey and Ray Coleman for the walks over the Christmas period.