Glenmore: Generosity is alive and well

PRESENTATION - Mr. John Hickey CEO of the St. Vincent’s Foundation, Dublin visited Glenmore last Thursday evening in order to be presented with a cheque for €2649.65. This was a result of the recently held variety concert in Glenmore hall which was very well supported by locals and people from neighbouring parishes. A function took place in the Glen Bar and Kate Mernagh and friends of the foundation were present to make the handover of monies raised to Mr. John Hickey. In his address to those gathered for the presentation of the generous donation to the liver disease and transplant unit, John spoke of the value and importance of early detection of liver disease and gave an overview of the workings of the foundation. He expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation on behalf of all those involved with the foundation and the donation will greatly enhance its work, in particular the research aspect of liver disease. Kate Mernagh, the organiser of the concert thanked all involved with the concert, which included the Eigse Players, singers Fr.O’ Connor P.P. of Glenmore along with Olive Cullen and Pat Kelly, both of Slieverue, the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann junior and senior groups, Mary Aylward of Rochestown and Martin Forristal who recalled some happenings of times gone by. She thanked everyone who supported the concert and also all those who sponsored raffle prizes on the night of the concert.

PRESENTATION - Mr. John Hickey CEO of the St. Vincent’s Foundation, Dublin visited Glenmore last Thursday evening in order to be presented with a cheque for €2649.65. This was a result of the recently held variety concert in Glenmore hall which was very well supported by locals and people from neighbouring parishes. A function took place in the Glen Bar and Kate Mernagh and friends of the foundation were present to make the handover of monies raised to Mr. John Hickey. In his address to those gathered for the presentation of the generous donation to the liver disease and transplant unit, John spoke of the value and importance of early detection of liver disease and gave an overview of the workings of the foundation. He expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation on behalf of all those involved with the foundation and the donation will greatly enhance its work, in particular the research aspect of liver disease. Kate Mernagh, the organiser of the concert thanked all involved with the concert, which included the Eigse Players, singers Fr.O’ Connor P.P. of Glenmore along with Olive Cullen and Pat Kelly, both of Slieverue, the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann junior and senior groups, Mary Aylward of Rochestown and Martin Forristal who recalled some happenings of times gone by. She thanked everyone who supported the concert and also all those who sponsored raffle prizes on the night of the concert.

FUNCTION - Taking place on Saturday night in The Longman, of Kilfane,Thomastown is a Fine Gael function, at 9pm, which is being organised by the Fine Gael Thomastown District with guest speakers Minister Brian Hayes along with YFG addressing the people attending. Music will be provided by Mountain Thyme and food will be served, the admission charge is €10 and all are welcome to come along.

BAPTISED - Welcomed into the christian community recently following their baptisms in the church of St. James, Glenmore was Sean Haberlin, son of John and Michelle of Scartnamore. Also christened recently was Robyn Hughes, daughter of Justin and Juliette of Cappagh and most recently, Adam Talbot, son of Owen and Carmel Ann of Moulerstown.

TABLE QUIZ - The Glenmore GAA club held a table quiz in the Glen Bar last Friday night and it was very successful. Thanks to all who supported the quiz, the quiz master Bill Doherty for setting and asking the questions, the scrutineers Mary Aylward and Elma Aylward and score keeper Alan Boyle and collector of the answer sheets Frank Kirwan. Thanks also to Pat and Geraldine Barron of the Glen Bar, and to all who donated raffle prizes and bought tickets. Chairman of the club Frank Kirwan, on behalf of the club’s committee appreciated all support for the table quiz and wished all the best to the teams still in the various competitions, the u-21 hurlers in the quarter final Roinn A, the senior footballers in their replay against Mooncoin, and the junior camogie team in the upcoming county final. The winning quiz teams were all local and well done to the first, second and third place winners.

CAMOGIE - With the opposition finally decided upon, the Glenmore junior camogie team of 2012 of Linda Long, Aisling Irish, Marie Therese Doherty, Emma O’ Keeffe, Laura Aylward, Bridget Mullally, Michelle Murphy, Ruth Jones, Mairead O’ Donovan, Gillian Hoynes, Grace Phelan, Annette Cody, Eleanor Kirwan, Claire Aylward, Ann Marie Roche, Sarah O’ Connor, Emma Hoynes, Louise Boyle, Niamh Hennessy, Bridget Fitzgerald, Katie Foran, Rachel Fitzgerald, Siobhan Aylward, Aine Connick, Noralee Phelan, Elaine O’ Keeffe, Mary Kate Doherty, Niamh Mullally and Julianne Dowling are in the Roinn A Championship county final in a match to be played this weekend against James Stephens. Venue, date and time not known, as of going to press. Best of luck girls and to the team mentors and trainers Neddy Aylward, Elaine Malone, Marie Hanrahan and Karen Jones in the final.

PARISH BAZAAR- In a change of day and time and tradition, the Glenmore parish bazaar will be taking place after the 7.30pm mass on Saturday 8th December in Glenmore hall. Also taking place at the bazaar will be the annual parish raffle and each household is asked to buy a book of tickets and support the costs of running the parish hall, which is a very fine venue for social occasions and for funeral receptions. Donations of the usual produce and gifts may be delivered to the parish office which operates each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30am to to 2.30pm and your support for the annual bazaar would be much appreciated.