Thomastown: All roads lead to Navan

GAA News - Best of Luck to our Junior Hurlers who travel to Navan on Sunday to take on Rathmoylan of Meath in The Leinster Junior Club Leinster Final,

GAA News - Best of Luck to our Junior Hurlers who travel to Navan on Sunday to take on Rathmoylan of Meath in The Leinster Junior Club Leinster Final,

L’Arche Christmas Fair - The L’Arche Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 2nd December in The Larche Workshop Fair Green Lane Callan From 11.30am to 5pm. Cards, Candles, Weaving, Pottery, Jams, Garden Produce, Kids Room, Santy, Cake Stand and much much more. Come alone, there will be something for all the family.

Local Lotto - €3,750 jackpot was not won, 5 X €35 winners were: Trish & James Dempsey Jerpoint West, Kathleen Barron Mallfield, James Dempsey Jerpoint West, Jason Collier c/o O Hara’s and Mrs M Davis Logan Street. Turkey Voucher Winner: S & J Denieffe.

Thomastown District Fine Gael - Thomastown District Fine Gael will hold a Function in the Longman of Kilfane on Saturday December 1st next at 9pm. Guest speaker: Minister Brian Hayes T. D. Pat Molloy President of Y.F.G. will also speak. Music by Mountain Thyme; food will be served. Admission €10.’’

Soccer - Thomastown United Junior A side got back into the swing if things last weekend when they welcomed Freebooters B to United Park. It has been just 6 weeks since Thomastown played their last game and it showed in the first half as the passing wasn’t as good as can be even though they did strike the cross bar just before the break. Game looked like it was going to finish honours even but it took a small bit of magic from the magnificent Barry Maher to beat the ‘booters keeper with just 3 minutes on the clock. Game finished 1-0 and another 3 valuable points for Thomastown. Next up for United is an away fixture to Fort Rangers on Sunday 2nd December.The B Team travelled to Ballyragget to take on Brookville in the Division 2 League. Both teams had moments of brilliance but it was United who came out on top of a 7 goal triller on a score line of 4-3. On the target for Thomastown was Nathan Sherry (2), Mark Delahunty and Gary Ryan. Next up for the B Team is a home fixture against St Johns.

Thomastown United Under 14’s placed themselves in the last 32 of the All-Ireland SFAI Goodson Cup after the beat Ballinroad of Waterford 3-1 in United Park last Saturday. On the mark for United was Colm Whelan (2), David Griffin and Rory Monks. Thomastown must now wait for the draw to be made to find out who the face next.

The Under 12’s weren’t so lucky last Saturday when they faced near neighbours Freebooters in the 4th round of the SFAI Danone Cup. Thomastown went in front through a fantastic free kick from Jack Holden but were unable to build on this and Freebooters grabbed 3 goals without reply to finish out the game 3-1. An excellent achievement from the Thomastown lads to get that far.

Thomastown United’s Annual Monster Xmas draw tickets will be out to all players and management shortly. Everyone is asked to sell as many as possible as this is vital funding for the clubs ongoing improvements.

Thomastown Talent - The depth and strength of musical talent was demonstrated by students from Grennan College who enjoyed great success at the Rockfall Inter-School’s Talent Competition on Wednesday 21st November at the Watergate Theatre. Nya Hammond (2nd Year) won best female singer, RNA (featuring Fionn Gardner, Chris Hynes and Paraic Lennon – 5th Year) were adjudged best band, and a troupe consisting of Sarah Lawlor (2nd Year), Lisa Walsh and Kyra Smith (3rd Year) won best dance act. Ciarán Sutton (6th Year) also sang and played guitar, demonstrating the depth of talent in Thomastown. Thanks are especially due to teachers Sarah Fitzpatrick and Liz Kett who have both been instrumental (!) in encouraging the music. All of the acts mentioned and more will be taking part in “Grennan’s Got Talent” from 18th - 20th December, so come along then and see for yourself how good the students really are!

Death - The death occurred on 11 November in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny of Joseph White, Rathduff, Thomastown. His remains were removed from his home to St. Kieran’s Church, Tullaherin on Tuesday followed by Requiem Mass and burial in adjoining cemetery on Wednesday.

Joe is deeply mourned by his loving sister Mary, brothers Eddie and P.J., sisters-in-law Mary and Betty, brother-in-law Vincent, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.