A table quiz in aid of Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal will take place on Friday, April 19, at 8.30pm in the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge. Table of four E20. Clonmel Co-ordinator Sarah Cullinan will be giving talk on her recent trip to Kosovo, delivering Christmas shoeboxes.


At the meeting on Wednesday, February 20, Martin Lonergan from the Ballybacon Community Alert spoke to members about the community text alert system. He explained what it is, outlined the benefits, how the service is set up and how much it costs. A community alert SMS is a system that allows members of the community send an SMS message to a member of the community alert team. This message can then be relayed to a Gardaí Siochana for further action if it is required. A member of the Gardaí can then reply to everyone involved in the community alert programme with a single SMS through the system.


Congrats to Sinéad Grant on winning the Munster final of Scór Sinsear in the solo singing competition. The finals were held in Templemore on Saturday, April 6. Sinéad gave a fabulous rendition of the song ’There were Roses.’ Sinéad has now qualified for the All-Ireland finals to be held in Derry on Saturday, April 27, and everyone wishes here well in her quest for an All-Ireland title. Well done also to the local team of figure dancers, and their coach Kathy McGrath, who put on one of their best performances but were pipped at the post into second place.


For the second year Newcastle GAA will hold a road hurling competition on the May Bank Holiday Monday, May 6. Teams of three with entry of €10 per adult and €5 for juveniles. Each juvenile team must have one accompanying adult. Registration in the GAA Complex on the Monday from 12 noon to 2pm.


Newcastle Ladies Gaelic Football club are delighted to announce details of an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls that is commencing on April 18. Gaelic4Girls is initially an eight week programme aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 9-13 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football Club.

Gaelic4Girls is focused on fun and participation, allowing girls to get an introduction to Ladies Gaelic Football in a non-competitive environment. It will be held in Newcastle GAA pitch every Thursday from 7.30pm. On completion of the programme, participants are presented with certificates and t-shirts for their participation. A Mini Blitz will also be held with another Gaelic4Girls site after the eight weeks. This is the first Gaelic4Girls programme to be held in the area and all girls from Newcastle and the surrounding areas are encouraged to attend. This is a great way to make new friends and learn a new sport! The cost for the entire programme is only €8. For more information contact Kate Dennehy – 0862450876 or John McCarra 0878743009.