CONFIRMATION - Forty six young people from Glenmore parish received the sacrament of confirmation recently in the church of St. James.
His Lordship, Seamus Freeman along with Fr. Michael Anthony O’ Connor P.P. officiated at the ceremony and paid witness to to the young peoples’ confirming into the catholic church.. Many thanks is given to the class teachers Mrs Keane, Mr Grant and Mr O’ Gorman for all their preparations and thanks also to the choir and Paul Comiskey for their beautiful singing and musical accompayment. Those who received their confirmation were Evan Cummins, Shauna Cummins, Emer Cusack, Katie Doherty, Ronan Doherty, Jennifer Dollard, Lauren Dollard, Aoife Dowling, Tomas Dowling, Joshua Duggan, Aidan Dunphy, Jack Elliott, Kieran Ennett, Paul Fitzgerald, Dylan Garvey, Shannon Garvey, Renee Garvey Doyle, Ruaidri Gill, Killian Griffin, Oisin Griffin, Rachel Heffernan, Emma Hokey, Maria Holden, Chloe Mullally, Grace Mullally, Richard Murphy, Patrick Hoynes, Annie Kirwan, Nathan Lawlor, Debbie Maher, Caoibhe Morrissey, Ryan O’ Donoghue, Lily May O’ Dwyer, Kevin O’ Keeffe, Aaron O’ Malley, Aaron O’ Neill, Keeva O’ Neill, Elizabeth Phelan, Aaron Philpott, Sean Phelan, Eoin Roche, Eva Roche, Michael Ryan, Jack Vereker, Maggie Walsh and Luke Whelan.
Many congratulations to all the young people and their families at this special time.
NEW BABIES - On the recent birth of their fifth child, many congratulations are given to Michael and Rita Cody of Ballyveria on the arrival of Eveyln, a sister for Jack, Pauric, Mark and Kevin. Congratulations also to Ollie and Ann Aylward of Moulerstown on the birth of thier first child, baby Hannah.
EIGSE PLAYERS - The Slieverue/ Glenmore based Eigse Players have just finished their run of live performances of ‘ Nil by Mouth’. This two act hospital comedy was a real treat and well done to all involved for all their efforts.
WEDDING - On their recent wedding congratulations are extended to Laura Aylward of Ballyfacey and John Mooney of Luffany, Slieverue. Wishing you both many years of health and happiness.
SPECIAL HONOUR - The Benemerenti Medal was bestotted to Paul Comiskey of Robinstown, Glenmore for his long serving dedication to the Glenmore church choir. In a ceremony that took place during the confirmation mass, Bishop Seamus Freeman awarded Paul with this medal of appreciation which was granted by Pope Benedict some time ago. Many thanks is given to Paul for his dedication, time and preparation in all church related ceremonies which greatly enhance all ceremonies.
SILVER CIRCLE - The first draw in the current year of the Glenmore GAA sivler circle draws took place recently and the winners were Declan O’Keeffe, Michael and Rita Cody, Seamus Phelan ( Ballyfacey), Dermot Mernagh and Rebecca Connick, Thomas Connolly, Donie Cody(Weatherstown), Maudie Dunphy, John Hoynes, David and Mary Mackey, Dick Duggan, Gerry and Ann Walsh, Jack Barry, Fr. O’ Connor and Andy Heffernan. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for supporings this fundraiser.The Glenmore GAA club are holding a fashion show on Friday March 22 in the Rhu Glen and tickets costing ten euro each are currently on sale.
SYMPATHIES - Glenmore has witnessed the passing of two of its citizens in the past ten days. Seamus Power of Busherstown, a kind and gentle soul was the last member of his family and is predeaceased by his sixteen siblings. Sympathy is extended to his wife May, his son Paschal, his daughter Bernie Murphy, daughter in law Kathleen, son in law Pat and his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews at this time along with extended family members, neighbours and friends at this time. Seamus and born and raised in Glenmore and always had a word for you whenever you met him and will be greatly missed from the Busherstown community and Glenmore parish.
Glenmore is also sad to note the passing of Ballyfacey native, Matty Aylward . Matty was born into the Aylward family just short of fifty seven years ago and died as a result of a road traffic accident in Luffany, Slieverue. Sympathy is given to his parents Danny and Bridie, his brothers Jimmy, Dan and John, his sister Mary,sisters in law Mary, Elma and Mary ( nee Heffernan), nieces, nephews and grandnephew, uncles, aunts, cousins, neigbhours and many many friends. Matty was a person who enjoyed meeting up with people and visiting their homes and their families, had a very quick wiity sense of humour and could turn a sentence with great ease. May both Seamus Power and Matty Aylward souls rest in peace, and whose both passing is very premature.
ALL IRELAND WIN- The St. Mary’s ( the Mercy) secondary school, New Ross secured an All-Ireland senior camogie secondary school title last weekend. Glenmore has no less than six young women on this All Ireland winning team, Helen and Marguerite Hoynes, Michelle Doherty, Nicole Garvey, Mia Griffin and Susie May Aylward.The Mercy girls played Laurel Hill from Limerick in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and the final score was St. Mary’s ( the Mercy) 3-9 to Laurel Hill’s 2-9. With the teams level at four times during the match it was a very keenly contested match, however that was all to change when Suzie May Aylward clinched victory for the Mercy with a 58th minute goal.Well done girls.