PLOUGHING- The Tullogher Glenmore Ploughing Association send the very best of wishes to their club members who are competiting in the upcoming National Ploughing Championships taking place next week, September 25, 26 and 26 in Heathpark, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Best wishes are sent to Willie Ryan at this time in his recouperation. Competiting in the Intermediate class is John Murphy of Ballyreddy along with his son Frank who is competitin in the loy plough class. In the under-28 conventional class is Thomas Hartley, in the Macra class is Eamon O’ Donovan, in the farmerette class is Kathleen Cummins, in the three furrow standard reversible class is Robert Madigan and in the vintage single furrow is Peter Mc Donald.
WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS - On the occasion of their wedding nuptials best wishes are extended to Maria Grennan of Haggard and Brian Smith from Cavan, wishing you many years of health and happiness.
PILTOWN SHOW- The annual Iverk Show, Piltown show marks the ending of the country’s shows and last Saturday saw the local show in full display with many competitions, displays, arts and crafts, live music, exhibitions,cattle and horse classes, showing jumping for horses and ponies, vintage displays, stalls and businesses showing their wares and items. Congratulations to Laura Kelly of Aylwardstown on winning first prize in the class 74 yearling gelding showing class with her Kingsmaster gelding. Her cousin, David Ryan ( son of Sheila’s) won first prize and reserve champion showing his filly in that particular class and congratulations are given to both Laura and David. On the fashion front at the Piltown show, congratulations on winning second prize in the best dressed lady are extended to Mrs.Kehoe of Raheen, Co. Wexford, mother of both Ann Marie Fitzgerald of Weatherstown and Mary Walsh of Ballybrahee.
SCHOOL YEAR - To mark the start of the school year, prayer services were held in Ballyfacey National School last Wednesday and in the church of St.James, Glenmore for Glenmore National School last Thursday with many parents, grandparents and family members and parishioners joining in the occasion to mark this time in the life of the school. Best wishes to all the pupils, teachers and staff of both schools for the coming year.
COFFEE MORNING- The annual Hospice coffee morning will be taking place on this Thursday morning in Glenmore hall from 10am to 12 noon, your support and donations would be very welcome and appreciated for this fundraiser.
DECEASED - On the recent passing of Miss O’Donnell, former national school teacher of Glenmore N.S., sympathy is extended to her family, daughters Fionnuala and Ann and son Michael and her three grandchildren at this time. Ita is predeacesed by her husband, Dermot by some years. Miss O’ Donnell was a wonderfully witty person, she had a great way with words, was young at heart and was a free spirit in nature and humour. While retired for many years, it is twenty one years since she taught in Glenmore National School, she went to live in England with Ann and family before going to live in Germany as they moved to live there. She is very fondly remembered by her many former pupils from Glenmore parish for her great way with her young charges and on whom she had a great impact and positive influence. Miss O’ Donnell( Ita) was laid to rest in her native Wexford, in St. Leonard’s last week. May she rest in peace.
CAMOGIE ALL-IRELAND - On their All-Ireland senior camogie success, congratulations are extended to the Wexford panel on their win. There is a Glenmore connection in the form of Bridget Moran( nee Doherty of Coolnaleen) as Bridget is the first aid person attached to the Wexford senior camogie team. In a fiercely contested match both teams were in full display of skill, speed and fitness and are to be complimented on the game they presented. Bridget has been with the Wexford outfit for many years now and plays a key role in the backroom support network.
RICHIE YOUNG ROAD RACE/WALK- In memory of the late Richie Young, of Tullogher, the annual Richie Young road race/ walk is taking place on Sunday with a start time of 12 noon. Registeration takes place at 11am and is for runners and walkers whereby you predict your own finishing time and those nearest their estemiated guess at deemed the winners. This event takes place at the Pink Rock, is always very well supported and remembers the late Richie Young who was a very staunch member of the local athletic club, St. Joseph’s. Thanks is given to the Young family for their generous sponsorship of the prizes. Following the event refereshemnts will be served in the Parish Pump and all proceeds from the race are going to the churches of Tullogher parish building fund.
SCHOOL SPORTS - Congratulatons to Glenmore national school on winning the Mick Curran trophy for the second year in a row for the local school sports which was held last saturday afternoon in the Rosbercon parish grounds. The schools taking part were Glenmore, Ballyfacey, St. Canice’s, Shanbogh, Listerlin and St. Joseph’s. Well done to all who took part and represented their local school and to all who organised and helped out in any way with making it such a great social occassion.