A TOURNAMENT in aid of “The Irish Heart Foundation” will take place on Monday 8th April at 6.15pm and Wednesday 10th April at 7.15pm, at the all weather pitches United Park Thomastown. Adult players €10 Students €5. Max 10 per team. Contact Paul on 087 9373937 or Eoin on 086 8698982. Team entries to be in no later than Wednesday 3rd April.
Volunteers Needed - Special Olympics Ireland’s annual collection day, sponsored by eircom, will take place on Friday 26th April. There will be collection points in Thomastown on the day and Special Olympics needs volunteers to help collect here. Even a few hours will make a big difference! For further information please contact Marianne Rowan on 087 6961015 or visit www.specialolympics.ie/collectionday
Soccer - Thomastown United Under 14’s have made Club History by beating Corinthian Boys of Cork in the SFAI Goodson All-Ireland Cup on Easter Monday in United Park, Thomastown. The home side found themselves under a bit of pressure early on in the game but once they found there footing in the game they started to dominate and eventually after 20 minutes Brian Staunton found the back of the net with a right footed strike. Thomastown didn’t sit back but kept pressing for more goals but by the time the final whistle came the one was enough. Final score 1-0. Next up in the Semi-Final is Edenderry Town in the near future. Thomastown United would like to express their tanks to everyone who showed up on the day to support this team and to Alan Cullen who put on a fantastic spread for supporters and teams and to Tally Skehan for dishing out all the teas and coffee’s. Thomastown United Junior A side progressed to the next round of the McCalmount Cup when they defeated St Johns in Scanlon Park with a score line of 5-0. Goals came from Nathan Sherry, Barry Maher, William Flood, Robert Skehan & Seanie Brennan. Please check out our website www.thomastownunited.com for other club news and results.
Kilkenny Community & Voluntary Forum - The South East Regional Drugs task Force (SERDTF),Kilkenny Community & Voluntary Forum and Kilkenny Leader Partnership are jointly organising a community consulation Seminar on the subject of substance misuse. The seminar will be on the morning of Friday 19th April 2013. The venue will be the Pembrooke Hotel, 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny from 9:30am to 1:30pm. A light lunch will be served. All community voluntary interests and groups are invited to attend. Places can be booked at 051 841144.
Thomastown well represented in “Pirates of Penzance” - This year Kilkenny Musical Society celebrates its 40th birthday – that’s a musical production every year since 1973 for music lovers in Kilkenny. Early productions took place in The Friary Hall but moved to the beautiful Watergate Theatre when it opened in 1993. To mark this very special milestone the Society has chosen Gilbert and Sullivan’s masterpiece “The Pirates of Penzance” for its 40th anniversary production. “Pirates” will be staged at the Watergate Theatre for 7 performances opening on Sunday 7th April. This will be a magnificent production with an 11 strong orchestra, a chorus of 50 - half of whom are men! - and the usual high standard production values now associated with our performances. The lead role of Frederic will be played by St Mary’s National School teacher Kevin Reade. And among the chorus will be Gerry Gardner and Elaine O’Hara. “Pirates” opens next Sunday night and runs until the following Saturday. With great comedy, and a fantastic score that includes songs such as “Cat Like Thread”, “A Policeman’s Lot”, Poor Wandering One” this is a production not to be missed.
Exhibition - Award-winning member of the Irish Watercolour Society, Anne McLeod will hold an exhibition in the Watergarden Gallery in Thomastown opening on Friday, 12th April. Anne’s paintings of flowers, landscapes and animals are distinguished by strong composition and a depth of colour which brings out the lively patterns of light and shade. Her first exhibition in the Watergarden two years ago aroused great admiration both for her skill in the medium and for her individual ‘take’ on the beauty of the natural world. Since last year she has started giving occasional workshops in Inistioge and anyone interested in taking part in one should contact her via her website: www.annemcleod.org. The exhibition is open 9.30 - 5 Tuesday - Friday until May 10th.
Camogie - Thomastown Camogie Club Registrations are now due: Family 70 Euros, Senior 40 Euros, Minors 40 Euros, U.6 - U.16 20 Euros, Non Playing Members 20 Euros. All Selectors, Medicts, Trainers and Helpers must also be registered. For Registration, Hurleys and Helmets. Contact: Seamus Quigley - 087 7728170