Carrick-on-Suir News in Brief...

Female boxers success

Female boxers success

St Nicholas Boxing Club made history last week at the Munster Championships with its first female winner in Clare Norris who stopped her opponent in the 2nd round.

The Club’s other female Samantha Morrissey got a walkover in her bout at the championships in Castleisland, Co. Kerry, so both girls have qualified for the Irish Championships.

St. Nicholas Club wishes the girls the very best of luck on their first visit to the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin.


The Irish Blood Transfusion Service thanks the 250 donors, who attended the recent Clinic in the Carraig Hotel.

Donors together with the families, friends and neighbours that support them make up a community that brings life and hope to hospital patients every day, said the IBTS.

Bridge results

Thursday Club: 1st Maudie Walsh and Maureen Coffey, 2nd Bernie Casey and Honora Murphy, 3rd Breda Feeney and Vera O’Donnell.

Tuesday Club: 1st Joan O’Sullivan and Kitty Lalor, 2nd Ann Connolly and Biddy Skelly, 3rd Ann Murphy and Han Shanahan.

Al Anon meeting

Carrick-on-Suir Alcoholic Anonymous Group is hosting an open meeting in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm.

All are welcome especially anyone who has a family or friend affected by alcohol addiction.

Community Games

Carrick-on-Suir Community Games annual sports day takes place at the Sean Kelly Sports Centre field this Sunday, April 28 at 3.30pm.

There will be ball throw, long puck, sprints, middle distance and relay competitions for children aged between six and 16.

Other highlights will be fun races and races for mams and dads.

Admission fee for children is E1 and adults cost E2.

Celebrating 200 years

Religious ceremonies will take place in Carrick-on-Suir over the next few months to mark bicentenary of the arrival of the Presentation Sisters in the town.

Pupils from the local Presentation Primary School will join in the celebration of Mass at 10.30am this Friday, April 26. All are welcome.

Further celebrations will take place between June 10 and 14.

A Mass of Thanksgiving for all parishioners, past pupils and colleagues will be celebrated at St. Nicholas’ Parish Church on Friday, June 14.

Retirement Club news

Carrick on Suir Active Retirement Club’s annual afternoon dinner dance in The Carraig Hotel on Sunday, April

14 was a wonderful occasion.

The large gathering enjoyed a sumptuous meal and excellent music by Doc & Co and guest Michael Keyes.

The function was attended by Active Retirement Club representatives were also visitors from Clonmel, New Ross,

Dungarvan and Slieverue. The Club chairman and committee thank most

sincerely management and staff at The Carraig Hotel.

The Club’s next meeting takes place at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Thursday, May 9 from 2pm to 4pm. New members are always welcome.

Preliminary arrangements for the holiday break in Killarney starting on Monday, June 24 will be announced at the next

meeting and deposits will need to be paid.

The Dungarvan Afternoon Dinner Dance takes place on Sunday, May 12.

Building firm opposed

A Fianna Fail councillor has declared his opposition to the Town Council’s choice of building firm to complete the Ballylynch regeneration scheme.

Cllr Kieran Bourke told the Town Council’s April meeting that he wanted it noted that he was totally opposed to the appointment of DPB Construction Ltd. to the contract to finish the regeneration of the Mountain View neighbourhood in Ballylynch.

He said he had made councillors and Town Council staff aware of the reasons for his objection.

The Town Council awarded the contract to finish the Ballylynch project to the Roscrea based firm earlier this year.

Town Clerk Michael O’Brien reported at the meeting that work on finishing the regeneration scheme was progressing very well and all the targets have been met so far.

“We are very satisfied with the progress to date since the appointment of the contractor,” he added.

DPB Construction worked on the emergency building works project carried out in Mountain View in the latter months of last year after the project’s original contractor Atlantic Developments went into receivership and unsafe unfinished building sites were left dotted around the estate.