Results and Upcoming Fixtures

Eire Og Senior Hurlers’ West campaign ended last Saturday with their defeat to Cappawhite in the semi-final. Next game in the County Championship in the coming weeks.

Senior Footballers face Loughmore\Castleiney in the County Championship this Sunday, July 17, in Holycross at 3pm.

Junior Hurlers face Golden\Kilfeacle next Tuesday, July 19.

Minor Hurlers face Lattin\Aherlow in Lattin this Wednesday, July 13, at 7.30pm.

Under 12 Hurlers face Cappawhite this Thursday, July 14, in Cappawhite at 7pm (B game) and 7.45pm (A game). Re-arranged games against Sean Treacys (A & B) fixed for Monday, July 18, in Annacarty at 7pm.

Under 14 Hurlers face Emly in Emly this Saturday, July 16, at 4pm.

Under 16 Hurlers begin their campaign against Rosegreen this Monday, July 18, in Rosegreen at 8pm.


Well done to all involved for the successful running of the 2011 Eire Og GAA CUL camp. Thanks to all coaches, assistants\supervisors and the players who took part.


The Eire Og clubs offers its condolences to the family of Kate (Kay) O’Sullivan, Graffin who died last weekend. RIP.


Well done to Tipperary Senior Hurlers on their success in their Munster Final last Sunday.


Results from Draw held last Tuesday, July 4, at the Ponda Rosa. Draw 1 (€11,100): 9, 14, 18, 29. Draw 2 (€500): 1, 10, 16, 25. Draw 3 (€250): 2, 5, 25, 26. No winner of above draws.

Lucky Dip Winners: (5 x €E30): Maisie Ryan, Goldengarden. Damien O’Brien, Coolacussane. Pat & Aileen Heffernan, Farnavilla. Cathy English, Carhue. James Browne, Graffin. Seller’s Prizes: Margaret Kennedy. House Prize: Paddy Fahey.


This past week the annual Cemetery Masses were celebrated in Kilpatrick and Annacarty Cemeteries on Tuesday and Wednesday July 5 and 6 at 7.30pm. The celebrant was Fr. Beatty P.P. who reminded us of the very ancient aspect of Kilpatrick Cemetery, where our forefathers of generations are at rest – The other Annacarty is comparatively new and as he reminded us is the resting place of people we know. Our thanks to the people who made the preparations for each event and to Fr. Beatty P.P. for the celebration on each evening. We don’t know what “pull” he used to procure a fine hour each evening after pouring wet days to get through the Mass without a drop of rain, but we know it wasn’t political, Thank God and Fr. Beatty and all others. Mass will be in Donohill Cemetery on July 12.


To continue our resume on the 1932 Congress of 80 years ago, before we enter the celebrations of the forthcoming 2012 Event, we find that “A large amount of Archival Material exists relating to the organisation of the 1932 Congress. This is very revealing in that it shows the efforts of Church and State to present Ireland as being at the centre of a spiritual empire. Many objects relating to the Congress also survive including souvenirs, the original architect’s plans, radio recordings, documentary photographs, news reels and a documentary film. Through this material is revealed, that the Pope’s selection of such a senior cleric of the time as Cardinal Lorenzo Lauri showed the high hopes he had for a successful event. Cardinal Lorenzo Lauri who was a cleric of great national and international distinction, assured the people that the Holy Father had selected him “to go to Ireland” and say to the good people assembled there that the “Holy Father Pius XI loves Ireland and sends to her people and visitors an all embracing Apostolic blessing”.

Dublin saw the arrival of thousands of religious figures on the days and weeks prior to the official opening of the Congress. Ireland played host to literally hundreds of the Catholic Church’s distinguished persons described by the press of the time as “Prince’s of the Church”. Cardinals and Bishops from as far afield as China, Australia, Serbia, Africa and the United States enjoyed the hospitality of the State.

Seven ocean liners were moored in the port basin and along Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. Five others anchored close by. The liners acted as floating hotels and could accommodate hundreds of people. Cardinal Lauri’s boat had docked in Dublin on June 20. Under cover of a squadron of planes from the Irish Air Corps, flying in the formation of a crucifix. He was greeted by massive crowds as he made his way through the streets of Dublin to the Pro Cathedral for the official opening on June 21, 1932. To be continued next week.