THOMASTOWN PARISH MISSION - A parish mission will be held in the parish in the Autumn it will take place in 6 weeks time. A team will be in the parish for the first week of the mission whose task will be to call to homes inviting all to join us during the second week. To aid them they request names of residents in the areas they will visit. This week you will receive a letter and form to give details of members of your household. This will also help to update the parish records and the information will only be used for parish purposes. You help is very much appreciated with this and you attendance at the mission would also be gratefully appreciated.
SocceR - Thomastown United’s game against Freebooters was postponed at the weekend due to the death of Jonathon (Johnny) Hynes, the club wishes to express their sympathies to the Hynes and Hayes Families and to Jonathon’s wide circle of friends. Sympathy also goes to The Wemyss Family Rathduff, on the death of Nellie in her 91st year.
Karate Camp was a success - The Budo Martial Arts Centre recently held a ‘Karate Summer Camp’ in Thomastown Concert Hall. The camp was a great success with most students trying their first class of karate. The camp was held over two days and during that time the kids were taught the basics of karate, self-defence techniques and fitness and stretching routines. There was the odd game or two included. All participants really enjoyed themselves and have got bitten by the karate bug!! More classes/camps are planned for this area in the coming months. The Bennetsbridge/Thomastown karate club meet every Monday in Bennetsbridge Community Hall at 3:15pm for a 45 minute non-stop action class. The class is open to boys and girls between 4 years and 12 years old. All welcome. Call 086 3668669 to book your place. Classes starting first week in September. Those that successfully completed the Karate Summer camp included: Evan Wilson, Henri Dowling, Amy Fennelly, Gillian Fennelly, Rebecca fennelly, Tymon Tylicki, Katie Tylicka, Caoimhe Fennelly, Oisin Kelly, Jack Flynn.
All Ireland Hurling Final - Sean Reid’s Bus will be going to the All-Ireland final between Kilkenny & Galway on Sunday 9th September and will be leaving from the Quay in Thomastown. To book a seat contact Willie on 085 1535565.
Local Lotto - €1,800 jackpot was not won. 5 X €35 winners were: Ann O Donnell Ballydonnell, Chrissie O Mahony Jerpoint West, Cian and Dylan Murphy, Orla O Keeffe Smithstown and Dan Breen.