Muintir na Tire
A general meeting of Newcastle Muintir na Tire will be held in the Community Hall this Wednesday night, August 17 at 8pm. All welcome.
All Ireland Fleadh
The All Ireland Fleadh competitions are taking place in County Cavan this weekend and to our local dancers who are competing we wish you continued success.
Saturday evening 6.30, Madeline Dwyer, Margaret Kennedy
Readers of the Word, Saturday evening 6.30, Kathleen O’Keeffe.
Sincere sympathy to Margaret Fenton, Rathokelly and family members on the recent death of her mother Mrs Mary Keating, Ballybeg whose interment took place following Requiem Mass in Grange last week.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Anne Fitxpatrick, Boolahalla, Newcastle, and John Hally, Ballyvera, Ardfinnan, who were married recently in Newcastle church.
The organisers of the pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday last wish to thank all those who travelled. Special thanks to bus driver Paddy (Gene Walsh Buses Fethard) who was most helpful, obliging and courteous to the passengers. The pilgrims enjoyed the day and are looking forward to next year.
Winners on Thursday night – Con Dwyer, Jocie O’Gorman, Phil Lonergan, John Mangan, Lucky table, May Kennedy, Ann McCarthy, Raffle, Peg Fitzgerald, Philly Freaney, Marian Dwyer (2), Mem Murphy, Elsie Cullinan.
Week ending August 8 – Numbers drawn, 2, 7, 9 and 25. No jackpot winner, 1x3 get €150 – Brian Lonergan, Garrancasey, €20. Lucky ticket was Tom Lonergan, Garrencasey.
GAA fundraising Lotto
Many thanks to those who have so generously responded to the recent fundraising letter sent out by the club. The response from the community has been very generous and gratefully appreciated. Anyone still wishing to make a donation can contact any of the officers or committee members.
Tipp minor footballers
Best wishes to the Tipperary minor footballers who play Roscommon in the All Ireland semi-final on Sunday, especially to manager David Power and players Seamus Kennedy and Jason Lonergan, all of whom have Newcastle connections.
Approximately sixty children attended the VHI Cul camp in Newcastle during the past week. A big thank you to all who attended – John Cummins, games promotion officer, and all the coaches including Samantha Lambert, James Logue and Stephen Morgan. The club would also like to thank Joan O’Dwyer, co-ordinator, all the parents who helped out and attended during breaks, and Paudie Sweeney for having all the facilities ready and available. A special word of thanks to Tipperary senior hurler Brendan Maher who presented all the children with their medals as well as taking numerous photos and signing autographs.
Co Board raffle
Tickets for the raffle organised by the County Board to offset training costs are still available in both shops and also from committee members.
The club website has recently been developed and thanks to Alan Cullinan. The address is www.newcastlegaa.com. If anyone has suitable information/photographs for the site contact Mary Murphy, John McCarra or email them to Alan Cullinan at email@example.com
Congratulations and well done to our under 12 hurlers who have now reached the final of the Premier Games by beating Clerihan in Monroe on Saturday last.
Team – Jamie Grant, Oisin O’Dwyer, Jason Hally, Keala O’Sullivan, Ryan McCullagh, Maitiu McGrath, Aaron Kiely, Padraig O’Loughlin, Daire O’Sullivan, David Kelly, Feidhlim Ryder, Jason O’Donnell, Erin O’Keeffe, Brandon Hackett, Carey Hackett and Maeve Ryder.
All Ireland final
Anyone requesting tickets for the All Ireland final please give in your names as soon as possible. Club members will be given first preference.
ABGN GUN CLUB
The Club’s annual walk across the Knockmealdowns takes place on Sunday, next, August 21st. Participants should meet in Goatenbridge at 11 am. Barbecue at the Glenview Lounge after the walk.