DUBLIN CITY MARATHON - Two very determined local men have the finishing line of the upcoming Dublin city marathon very much in their sights. Bernard Walsh of Ballycroney and Mossie Connell of Shanbogh have all the hard work done and have put in many many miles as they make their final preparations for next Monday’s mammoth run of 26.2 miles across the Dublin landscape. Both men are fundraising, Bernard is running for the Glenmore Golden Club and Mosie Connell is running for G.T.R (Glenmore Tullogher Rosbercon )community games. Your support for the lads would be much appreciated and if you have the time, you may like to make your way to Dublin to encourage them on. Bernard’s number is 087 8183380 and Mossie is at 086 8340450. The best of luck Bernard and Mossie in the marathon.
GAA JUVENILE- The Glenmore GAA juvenile club held a’ guess the score’ for the recent All-Ireland Senior hurling final and the winner was Patrick Dwyer of Laois who won the princely prize of €200 and the sellers prize of €50 was won by Ciaran Vereker of Davidstown. Well done to both of you, enjoy your winnings.
PARISH DATES - The preparations for First Confessions nd First Holy Communion are currently underway with First Confession taking place on 21st February 2013 at 7.30pm and First Holy Communion taking place on Sunday 12th May 2013 at 11am. The celebration of Confirmation is set to take place on Sunday 3rd March 2013 at 11am.
PRESENTATION - At a function last Thursday evening in the Parish Pump, Rosbercon, the Tullogher Rosbercon car and vintage club made presentations of cheques to seven local groups/associations and national schools. Following their recent very successful car and tractor road run that made its way through Tullogher and Glenmore and returned to the Rosbercon parish hall the sum of €5,100 was raised for the local causes. A presentation of €600 was made to the Glenmore Golden Club by committee member Lar Young and on hand to accept this donation was Billy Boland of Ballycroney. Billy thanked the Tullogher Rosbercon vintage club for their kind donation and Billy also drove the route on the day of the road run, along with Phil Morrissey who also drove. Phil’s late mother, Kitty Morrissey was a member of the Glenmore Golden Club for many years before she passed away in recent years. The Tullogher Rosbercon vintage club are to be thanked for their great kindness to the many local groups who have benefitted greatly from their fundraising efforts. The Chairman of the vintage club, Bob Saunders, along with various committee members making the presentations introduced the groups receiving this year’s monies and persons accepted the cheques of varying amounts on their behalf, with each receipent being very grateful for monies received and wishing the club contuined success.
BUS STOP - It is great news to know that a bus stop shelter is to be located at the bus stop on the N25 main New Ross/ Waterford road. As part of the bus stop upgrade, Glenmore, along with Mooncoin, and eight others across the county have been selected in this round of funding secured by Kilkenny County Council that has become available. This bus stop shelter comes in under phase two of the bus stop upgrade project and is to be welcomed by everyone that uses the national route carrier( Bus Eireann) in Glenmore, along the N25 and tender documents are currently being drawn up for supply and location of shelters.
OLD TIME- Please take note that summer time ends this weekend( not that we had such a good summer) with clocks going back one hour, effective at 2am on Saturday night, so reset your clocks, watches, phones and time displays in your cars or vehicles.
TABLE QUIZ- A table quiz organised by St. Joseph’s Athletic club along with the local Fit4life group took place last Friday evening in Paddy Ryan’s lounge, Listerlin and the organisers were delighted with the turnout of 21 tables. A word of thanks to all who supported, donated raffle prizes, who bought the raffle tickets, the overall winners who donated their winnings back to this fundraiser and well done to those who won and the runners up. Thanks also to Bob Saunders for his sound system and to the setter of the questions, the master of ceremonies for the quiz Patrick Bookle, the correctors and all involved with the table quiz and to Paddy and Eleanor Ryan for their co-operation and assistance. This event was to raise funds to buy a defibillator and to faciliate people to be trained in its use.
CAMOGIE NEWS- A clothes and household items collection is being taken up at this time and all donations of items such as shoes, belts, towels, clothes no longer fit for use, duvets, blankets, curtains, bedclothes or rugs would be much appreciated. Please contact Martina Kirwan at 087 2760212 or Caroline Garvey at 087 6572542 to make arrangements, or, if you wish your contributions can be collected. If this is the situation please give Martina or Caroline a phone call. The final date for drop off of items is Friday November 3rd to either Caroline or Martina as the collection is being taken away the next day.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY - The second lecture in this year’s programme of lectures by the South Kilkenny Historical Society will take place on Thursday evening at 8pm in the Mullinavat parish hall( opposite the church). The title of this lecture is ‘ New research into the mountain and island pilgrimages of Crogh Patrick and Skellig Michael’. Admission for members of the society is free and for non-members is €5 and all are welcome to attend.
COMMUNITY ALERT - This week ( Wednesday) sees the introduction of the saorview digital switchover. This means that anyone currently receiving television channels via the analogue system will no longer be able to do so after this Wednesday ( today). If you need assistance with getting sorted for the new system of receiving your television channels you are asked to contact the dedicated community alert number of 085 8638344 or you can call Peter Fitzgerald of the Sony Centre on 051 844641/ or at 087 1201897
FIT4LIFE- The twice weekly ( Monday and Wednesday) evening at 7.15pm of the local Fit4Life group of men, women, lads and lassies is going very well and anyone can join in as often as they wish. The group of walkers and runners meet at the bridge and walk, run, or a combination of both to the Pink RocK and back to the bridge and new members are welcome at any time. This activity is proving very popular and the mentors and fellow members are very encouraging. Some members of this group ran in the Waterford Solas run recently and are to be congratulated on their fine run. Ballyfacey resident, Adele walsh came in 3rd place in this particular run, so well done Adele.
WEDDING - Congratulations to Jamie Kelly of Aylwardstown and Caroline Dunlop of Shanbogh, Tullogher who were married last week in the church of St. James, Glenmore. Wishing you both many years of health and happiness. P.T.A.A. - The annual P.T.T.A dinner dance takes place in the Rhu Glen on Friday 23rd of November with a 8.30pm sharp start. Tickets cost 30 each and music will be provided by Twice Shy. You are asked to confirm your interest in attending to May cashin ny 16th November.
VARIETY CONCERT - Everything is in readiness for the upcoming variety concert taking place in Glenmore hall on Saturday 3rd November at 8.15pm. Tickets costing €10 for adults and €5 for chidren are on sale locally with monies raised going to liver research and transplant unit in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. With the Eigse Players, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and singers lined up for this concert it promises to be very entertaining. Best of luck to all involved in the final weeks and days of preparations.