Carrick-on-Suir News in Brief...

Bridge results

Bridge results

92 Club: 1st Pauline Fitzgerald and Leishe Galvin, 2nd Adrienne Blanco and Kevin Curran.

Tuesday Club: 1st Joan O’Sullivan and Kitty Lalor, 2nd Nellie Hearn and Tilly O’Donnell, 3rd Annette Wyse and Ann Connolly.

Thursday Club: 1st Honora Murphy and Kitty Lalor, 2nd Rosaline Dowley and Teesie Blanchfield, 3rd Bernie Casey and Maureen Coffey.

Lions Club Meeting

Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club’s Young Ambassador Youth Awards final takes place this week and its annual charity fashion show will be hosted in Dovehill on Friday, November 30.

Arrangements for both events were made at the Club’s recent meeting where members heard very positive feedback about the Club’s first Awareness Week.

Lions Club President Stephanie Keating was very pleased with the outcome, and she also reported on a Lions Intel Youth Ideation Week that she attended in Tullamore.

Stephanie told members she believed it would be an interesting project for Carrick-on-Suir.

Treasurer John Brett presented a financial report that showed the Club’s finances were somewhat weaker due to the expense of the Awareness Week.

Retirement Club

Members of Carrick on Suir Active Retirement Club enjoyed their fortnightly get together at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Thursday, November 1.

Club members also attended an afternoon dinner dance in New Ross on Sunday, November 4 and visited Greenhill Nursing Home last Friday, November 9 for a party and chat with residents.

Music was performed at the party by Noel McCarthy and Co.

Granville Hotel award

Congratulations to the Granville Hotel in Waterford, owned by the Cusack family, which won the “Hotel of the Year” gong in the prestigious Georgina Campbell Ireland Awards.

Proprietor Liam Cusack is a native of the rural area of Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Waterford and is a brother of Michael Cusack, proprietor of the Junction Bar, Carrick-on-Suir.

Handball Club thanks

Carrick-on-Suir Handball and Racquetball Club thanks all who helped with its recent church gate collection and to all who donated to the club.

The Club is grateful for all the support it receives every year.

Talent shows

Comeragh College in Carrick-on-Suir is organising two talent shows to raise funds to purchase a defibrillator for the school and local community.

The “Comeragh’s Got Talent” shows will take place in the CBS primary school hall on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 starting at 7.30p.m. Tickets cost €6.

As well as purchasing a defibrillator, the school intends to train students how to use one.

‘Gathering’ meeting

Carrick-on-Suir people with ideas for events for “The Gathering” next year have been urged to attend an information meeting on the national tourism initiative at the Carraig Hotel tonight (Wednesday) November 14.

The appeal was issued by South Tipperary Gathering Co-ordinator Kathleen Prendergast during a presentation to the elected members of Carrick-on-Suir Town Council at the Town Hall on Monday night.

Councillors were informed that applications for funding for festivals and other tourism related events planned next year during “The Gathering” must be submitted by November 30.

But Ms Prendergast pointed out that there will be a second opportunity to apply for funding next March/April

“My advice would be if you have any inclination to seek funding apply now and if you are not successful you will be well placed to improve your application for the next round,” she told the Council meeting.


Ballyneale notes

Grangemockler/Ballyneale GAA Club hoodies and jerseys in children’s sizes are now available from the Club.

For more information contact Debbie. The jersey is also on sale in Phelan’s Shoe Shop, Carrick-on-Suir.

The U-21 team play Fr Sheehy’s in Clonmel Sports field at 1pm on Saturday.

Budget meeting

Carrick-on-Suir Town Council will decide on its commercial rate and other service charges for next year at its annual budget meeting on Tuesday, December 18.

The date for the budget meeting was fixed at the Town Council’s November meeting on Monday night.

A pre-budget meeting for the Council’s elected members will take place next Monday, November 19.