Members of the Drangan Community Centre Committee will be calling to all households in the parish over the coming week, asking for financial support for the “New Community Centre Building”. We thank all householders for the courtesy extended to them as they delivered information about the development of our hall.

During the coming days, committee members will return to houses to collect the forms. We hope that the positive response received last week will continue.

Having secured a grant of €E150,000 from LEADER, we need to fundraise approximately €E95,000 – which we hope to do over the next three years.

While we do not propose to call door to door in the Cloneen area of the Parish, we would welcome any support available, - you can do so by contacting any member of the committee.

We are very grateful for all the encouragement received to date for this very worthwhile project, and we look forward to you continued support.


A reminder to all club secretaries and anyone with information to be included in the forthcoming edition of Slievenamon Echoes, that the closing date for submissions is Sunday, February 12. Information can be forwarded to slievenamonechoes@gmail.com or you can leave it into Drangan P.O. or Cloneen P.O. as soon as possible please.

We would like to say a big thank you to Ann Buckley for her tremendous work, time an effort to the Slievenamon Echoes over the past two editions. We wish Ann a speedy recovery, health and happiness in the future.

Thanks to Valerie Boland, and Margaret Smyth, who have kindly agreed to join with Lucy McCormack, on the “team”.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in the Parish Church, Drangan this Friday, February 3, from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. followed by Mass at 7.30 p.m.


The Legion of Mary will hold the next Whist Drive in the Community Hall, Drangan on Monday, February 6, at 8.30 p.m.


The Slievenamon Harriers will hold their next meet at the Kennels, Rathkenny on Sunday, February 5, and at Upper Ballingarry on Sunday, February 12. Both meets at 11 a.m.


This Sunday, our Under 21 footballers will play Fr. Sheehy’s in the first championship game of 2012 at 12 noon in Newcastle.

We remind all concerned that 2012 G.A.A. Membership fees are now due and should be paid as soon as possible. Only fully paid up members will be included in draws for Munster and All Ireland Championship tickets. Fees are €E50 for Adults and €E25 for students and under 18’s. Fees should be paid to Secretary Catherine Mockler or Treasurer Micheal Broderick.

The February draw in the current series of County Tipperary G.A.A. Clubs draw will be held in Paddy’s Bar, Terryglass on this Friday night. We ask all members to bring their subscriptions up to date this weekend please.


We remind all concerned that GAA membership fees are now due and should be paid to Secretary Catherine Mockler or Treasurer Micheál Broderick as soon as possible. Fees are €E50 for adults and E5 for under 18s or students.

On this Sunday our under 21 footballers get the year off to a start with a championship game against Fr. Sheehys in Newcastle at 12 noon.

The January Co. Board draw will be held in Terryglass on this Friday night. Please ensure your membership is up to date this weekend.