Goresbridge Notes - Kilcumney Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming production

WAKE IN THE WEST-Kilcumney Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming production of WAKE IN THE WEST.

WAKE IN THE WEST-Kilcumney Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming production of WAKE IN THE WEST.

A comedy by Michael J Ginnelly Rehearsals kicked off in January and the play goes on stage on Thursday 3,Friday 4 and Saturday 5 of May. As usual the production goes on in Ionad Dara at 8.30pm each evening. A Wake in the West is set in a small west of Ireland fishing village in the 1960’s. As we join the story Tom Healy has just died and his family and friends gather in his house for the Wake.

But this wake is like no others with everyone, including the corpse, getting in on the comedy!

Not content with drinking himself to death, Tom Healy makes a last request. He leaves instructions that he be cremated and his ashes scattered in Clew bay, much to the consternation of his daughter Mary and son Martin. His elderly neighbour Rose has other ideas about the use of his perfectly good set of false teeth!

In this riot of a comedy, his neighbours vie with each other to secure a piece of Tom before his exit. This absolute madcap evening of fun and frolics will leave you sore from laughter.

Tickets can be booked on 087 4129215. Adult tickets cost €10 with concessions for Senior Citizens and Students at €8. Children under 12 years are €5 and family tickets are available at €25 for 2 adults and 2 children.

This play has sold out where ever it has been performed – Ennis, Castlebar, London and Chicago, so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to see it.

Audiences who have seen performances of this comedy have returned for more laughs again and again.

SOCCER RESULTS-Bridge United A team beat Dean Celtic 4-2 on Sunday. This win ensures premier league soccer for the club again next year. Scorers were Sean Murphy, Willie Hennessy and James Bolger.

The B team lost 4-2 to Orchard Rovers, scorers were Shane Murphy and Jason Holden.

The under 16 team beat Ormondeville 3-1 after extra time to advance to the cup semi-final, this was their thirteenth win on the trot, they remain unbeaten this season to date. The under 12’s lost 5-0 to Lions to out of the Cup, they have now completed their season.

SPLIT THE POT RESULTS-This week’s draw of €104 was won by Liam Langrell, Annette Mahon won €20 and Aisling Keogh won €20. Thank you to all of you who support the draw. GRD buy petrol for the lawn mowers, grass seed, flowers for the village, weed killer. They will be undertaking some improvements at the river in the next couple of months hopefully with everything going to plan. Every €2 counts. It is simple to play, pick up an envelope from any of the shops, businesses, and pop in €2, put your name on the front, drop it into the box and you could be the winner this week. Envelopes are available in the Bridge Café, Barrow Breeze, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, John D’s Butchers, Pat Minchin’s, Blake’s, The Chemist, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, Beatrice Dempsey, Kelly’s Hardware, Goresbridge Credit Union and Connolly’s Red Mills.

BRIDGE UNITED LOTTO €6,325-Bridge United’s lotto is worth €6,325, the reserve jackpot is €5,125. Joe O’ Neill, Kilgreaney won €100 and John McDonald won the promoters prize. It costs €2 to play and tickets are available in Pat Minchin’s, Blake’s, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, the Barrow Breeze, the Bridge Café or any committee member.

AWARD WINNING TRAD DUO-Rahanna Community Hall, Rahanna, Borris, Co. Carlow, Thursday, April 19th, Concert 8p.m. Adm. €10 A rip-roaring national tour featuring renowned West Kerry singer and musician Seamus Begley and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2012, Tim Edey will perform in the intimate environs of Rahanna Community Hall in Co. Carlow on Thursday, April 19th, 2012. The tour which is targeting local communities in six counties is funded by the Arts Council and organised by Artlands.

The Rahanna concert will be hosted by the hall committee who are planning a warm welcome for the visitors who will also stay in the area. Tickets are €10. However places are very limited. So if you want to be sure of your place you can book a seat by phoning Anna at 059-9773418. A night of music to raise the spirits and soothe the soul is guaranteed. The hall previously participated in an Artlands tour in 2010 when Mary McPartlan, Rick Epping and Aidan Brennan performed a rousing show to a fantastic audience.

Accordion player and singer, Seamus Begley hails from Baile na bPoc in the west Kerry Gaeltacht. A farmer, Seamus is a large imposing man with a puckish sense of humour and an indefatigable love of music and song. From his legendary partnership with guitarist Steve Cooney, to the association with Jim Murray which produced the trad album of the year ‘Ragairne’, Seamus Begley is one of the giants of Irish music.

‘Disgrace Notes’ is the apt title of his latest album which resulted from his most recent partnership with guitarist Tim Edey and has received rave reviews. Edey hails from Kent in the UK but has Irish roots and has been immersed in folk and trad music from an early age. Considered one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in Celtic music worldwide (he currently has mastered ten instruments!), he performs solo and with his own collective and is in great demand both in studio and on stage.

What makes this tour particularly unusual is that the six concerts will be hosted by local community groups and voluntary arts networks. This element of the tour is the brainchild of Artlands and its founder, Conor O’Leary, which trains and supports individuals and local communities to promote arts and cultural events. The tour will visit a number of counties where local voluntary promoters have been mentored by Artlands and it is intended that the concerts will inspire these communities to promote further arts and cultural activity and also enable them to raise funds to support their activities.

The Rahanna concert will also provide a platform for local musicians and dancers to perform in a supporting role thus contributing to their development and promoting local culture while the role of voluntary promoters should serve to highlight the important contribution they can make in promoting arts and culture in local communities.

€8,000 to be won-Barrow Rangers lotto is now worth €8,000, wouldn’t this pay a few bills or even be lovely to go towards a holiday, ah yes to dream, it costs €2, you choose 4 numbers between 1-24, you could be lucky and tickets are available from Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Spar and Peter Breen. There are 5 prizes of €25 to be won also each week.

KEEP TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS-If you have a camera, GRD are encouraging you to continue taking photographs of a person, place or thing in the Goresbridge area as it is hoped to produce a calendar for 2013. This has been very successful for the past two years and calendars have made their way to all parts of the world. Sometimes the simplest things make the best photographs, we would like to see more people entering photographs, the competition is judged independently by photographer, Roger Jones so everyone has a chance.

Trócaire-€3,550 has been raised so far in the Parish, if you still have a Trócaire box, please leave it into the Parish Office and into the Church during Mass times.

DISABLED DRIVERS-Disabled Drivers Association will hold a Church Gate Collection next weekend, 21 and 22 April.

GRAVEYARD MASS DATES-Powerstown, Friday 1 June, Ballyellen Friday 8 June, Goresbridge (old) Saturday 23 June, (Vigil Mass), Wells Fri July 6, Goresbridge (new) Friday July 13, Paulstown (new) Friday August 3 and Paulstown (Old) August 12 at 11.30.

POOR SHOOTING-Danesfort were the visitors to Paulstown last Sunday evening for the third round of the Junior B Hurling League. They got off to a flying start and were three points up after five minutes. Barrow Rangers were finding it hard to get into the game as the Danesfort lads were dominant throughout the field, any time Rangers got a score they seemed to reply with one of their own. A goal in the 20 minute put Danesfort into a 1-6 to 3 points lead. In the remaining ten minutes of the first half, Barrow Rangers outscored their opponents by three points to one to leave the score at halftime 1-7 to 6pts. Barrow Rangers made some personnel changes for the second half in the hope of retrieving the game but it was the visitors who again made the better start and knocked over two points inside a minute and a half. After this the home side took control of the game and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but some very poor shooting meant that they didn’t capitalise on this as they drove a lot of balls wide. Danesfort on the other hand made the most of their chances and a goal in the 27 minute killed off the home challenge. In the end the score board read Danesfort 2-12 to 11 points.

Goresbridge Anglers Association will hold their AGM on Wednesday April 25 at 8pm in Ionad Dara. All Welcome