Bagenalstown - Mens team finishes first

BAGENALSTOWN AC -Well done to all who competed in the recent Carlow Novice Cross Country races in Tinryland. The men’s Novice team was led home by David Devine, Bill Barry, Sean Dillon and Fergal Foley and were followed closely by Rock Pender, Christian Dermody, Patrick Abbey, David Ashmore and John Cassidy.

BAGENALSTOWN AC -Well done to all who competed in the recent Carlow Novice Cross Country races in Tinryland. The men’s Novice team was led home by David Devine, Bill Barry, Sean Dillon and Fergal Foley and were followed closely by Rock Pender, Christian Dermody, Patrick Abbey, David Ashmore and John Cassidy.

Congratulations also to Kathleen O’Neill who was third in the ladies 5km and young Oisin Dillon who was third in the Fit for Life 3km, and is definitely one to watch in the future. Training is at 4pm on Saturdays, meet at river opposite Rudkin’s Mill, all welcome.

FUN RUN/WALK - Presentation De La Salle College will hold a Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, April 21, starting at 12 noon from the college. Route via Dunleckney. €5 students. €10 adults and €20 for a family. Registration at the school office by Thursday, April 18 at 4pm. Light refreshments served in school afterwards. Spot prizes galore. Special prizes for best fancy dress, most unusual way of completing the distance by a four person team and most unusual way of completing the distance by an individual.

BEREAVED - Deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Moyra Quinn, Kilree Cottages and Beechwood Nursing Home, who died recently. Moyra was a gentle, kind and caring lady and will be sadly missed by her family, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

FASHION SHOW - Spring/Summer Fashion Show with a cheese and wine reception in Borris Vocational School on Friday, April 19 at 7.30pm sharp. Tickets €15. Shops include Amber Sky, Octavia, Lo La Rose, Macs Menswear, Jeutonic, Jack and Jones, Edinburgh Woollen Mills. Hair by Doyle a Style. All proceeds go towards school canteen fund.

BAGENALSTOWN ROUNDERS CLUB - The Bagenalstown GAA Rounders Club season is starting soon, and the committee is looking for new female players for their Senior Team. Any one interested from the age of 16 upwards is more than welcome to come and see how the game is played, and hopefully join the panel. You can contact the following numbers for more information and training times 085 1585373 and 085 1012785.

OLD MOBILE PHONES NEEDED - Queen of the Universe N.S. is collecting old mobile phones. Irish Autism Action and Children’s Health & Safety Educator (CHASE) have teamed up to raise awareness of anti-social behaviour and bullying. Queen of the Universe NS has registered its support for this important campaign.

SATURDAY CLUB SUCCESS - Muine Bheag Vocational School wishes to thank all those who participated in their annual Saturday Club. 54 students from 4th, 5th and 6th class from the surrounding schools took part for three Saturday mornings in January/February. The students had the opportunity to try secondary school life by engaging in different subjects including Metalwork, Woodwork, Home Economics, Science, Art, Computers, Maths for Fun, P.E and a fun table quiz. Feedback from the participants and parents was extremely positive and students are already looking

forward to next year’s club. A big thank you to all the staff and student leaders from Muine Bheag Vocational School who gave up their valuable Saturday mornings to help out. Muine Bheag Vocational School hopes to run summer activities in July, details will follow in the coming months.

FOUR DAY HOLIDAY - Bagenalstown and District Active Retirement Association is organising a four day holiday in Kenmare, Co. Kerry, from Sunday June 23 until Thursday, June 27, visiting places of local interests. Total cost €315 per person sharing. Further information from Kate on 059 97 22903.

PARISH YEAR BOOK - Bagenalstown Parish Year Book 2012 is on sale from The Little Shop, Connolly’s Super Valu and Office & Secretarial Services, Kilree Street. Cost is €5 per copy,

CARLOW/KILKENNY HOME CARE - Bagenalstown branch of the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team held their annual Christmas Day Swim or Walk and a cheque for the amount raised, €6,340, was presented by Mr. Billy Power to Mr. Ian Wilson, on behalf of the swimmers and walkers.

THE CASTLECOMER JUKEBOX - A play by Jimmy Murphy, who also wrote The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, will be staged for four nights in Killoughternane Hall on March 6, 8, 9 and 10 at 8pm nightly. This is only the second time this particular play has been performed in Ireland and is well worth seeing.

COMMUNITY GAMES - Congratulations to all the children who took part in the Art Competition. Rachel McCullagh was 2nd in the Girls’ U10. Craig Kehoe was 1st in the Boys’ U10. Craig will represent Bagenalstown and Carlow in the All Ireland Finals in May. Anyone who wishes to take part in the swimming competition must give their name to Mary Foster or Paula at 087 7516254 by March 8.

ST. LAZERIAN’S HOUSE FUNDRAISER -Songs from the Musicals. Fundraising Concert on Fri. March 8 at 7.30pm in Muine Bheag VEC Sports Hall. All proceeds to St. Lazerian’s building fund.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY GOT TALENT 2013. -This competition for primary schools will take place in the McGrath Hall. Show starts 3.30pm. Doors open 3pm. Admission €2 per person. 1st prize €100. Closing date for entries is March 9.

BAGENALSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB - Change of venue. Athletic training is now taking place outdoors every Friday in the Presentation De La Salle College grounds from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. All age groups are welcome. Call Kathleen at 085 7816733 or Sean at 085 7648331.

DAWN MASS - The 5th annual Dawn Mass will be celebrated at 6am on Easter Sunday, March 31 on Mt. Leinster at the “Nine Stones” area. Please feel most welcome to participate in this memorable morning of celebration. Father Declan, Father Joe and Father Tom.

ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC - Erin’s Own Hurling Club will hold their annual Golf Classic in Mt. Wolseley Golf Club on Easter Saturday, March 30. Team of four €200, which will include golf and dinner. For more information and tee times contact Phil on 086 3567237.

BORRIS GOLF CLUB - Borris Golf Club has a special offer for 2013. Full membership for €350 or country membership €200. All welcome. Ph. No. 059 9773310. email info@borrisgolfclub. ie

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE AGM - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre Ltd., is having their Annual General Meeting in the Centre on Thursday, March 14 at 7pm, all are welcome.

WALK & TALK GROUP - Are you looking to get out of the house and meet other people while getting some exercise in too? Well now you can, join our Walk and Talk Group which meets at the Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre every Friday morning, starting on March 15, from 10am on to 12 noon. This is a great way to get some exercise while meeting new people too! For more info contact Josie on 059-97-22028

FLORA MINI MARATHON - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is looking for people to get involved and raise funds for the Centre by participating in the Flora Mini Marathon on Monday, June 3. If you are interested in taking on the Flora 10K Challenge and would like to help raise money for the Centre contact Anne on 059 9722028 for more information.

SENIOR ALERT SCHEME - Are you over the age of 65 years old? Would you like to have some peace of mind? Well now you can with the monitored alarms under the Senior Alert Scheme, you may even qualify for a grant....for more information contact Tara/Olive on 059 9722028.

WOMEN’S GROUP - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group is now up and running and enjoying a fantastic turnout with lots of activities and banter every Thursday morning from 10.30am-12.30pm, so if you have a couple of hours to

spare on a Thursday morning, why not call down and join in the craic!

BEGINNERS’ MOSAIC - This starts on Wednesday, March 6 from 10am to 12 noon to mark Bagenalstown’s Win in the All Ireland Pride of Place Competition. This is a community based project and the finished mosaic will be displayed in the Town Park for all the community to enjoy! All are welcome to participate, call Olive/Josie for more information on 059 9722028.

COMPUTER COURSES - Computer courses are back due to popular demand. Beginners and Intermediate will start in April. If you would like to avail of these computer courses the cost is €30.00 for 8 weeks. Contact Josie today to book your place, 059 9722028.

AFTER SCHOOLS AND YOUTH CLUB - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre After Schools & Youth Club offers a wide range of services from homework support, one to one educational support for teenagers, Irish dancing, hip hop, skills for life training, sports classes and a whole lot more, so why not drop in, have a chat with Kate or call her on 087-7435015 for more information.

PENNY BANK - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is calling on all people to kick start your savings with the Penny Bank, from as little as €1 per week to €50per week. Save for any occasion and access your savings when you want! It’s a great way to encourage the kids to save their pocket money, keep their savings book and watch their savings grow. Penny Bank operates on Thursday from 10am to 12 noon at the Centre and out of Deja Vu Charity Shop on Friday morning at 10.30am to 11.30am. 
CROCHET CLASSES - Crochet classes are back due to popular demand. Starting Tuesday, March 19from 7pm-9pm for 6 weeks, cost €25.00. For more information or to book your place contact Marie on 059 9722028.