Great tribute to the late Joe Prendergast

GAA - The Joe Prendergast Memorial Tournament took place on Sunday 22nd July in Grennan. The outstanding organisation of a great day’s hurling was a fitting tribute to a man who did so much for the GAA Club in Thomastown. Teams from Clarinbridge in Galway, Sarsfields in Cork, Mount Sion in Waterford, Edenderry in Offaly and local teams Ballyhale, Clara, Dicksboro and, of course, Thomastown Under 12’s played their hearts out all day. Despite their best efforts Thomastown were unsuccessful. Dicksboro won the Tournament and player of the day was Mark Kennedy from Clarinbridge - one to watch! Thomastown received invitations from the visitors for return matches which will surely be accepted with alacrity, not to mention enthusiasm!

GAA - The Joe Prendergast Memorial Tournament took place on Sunday 22nd July in Grennan. The outstanding organisation of a great day’s hurling was a fitting tribute to a man who did so much for the GAA Club in Thomastown. Teams from Clarinbridge in Galway, Sarsfields in Cork, Mount Sion in Waterford, Edenderry in Offaly and local teams Ballyhale, Clara, Dicksboro and, of course, Thomastown Under 12’s played their hearts out all day. Despite their best efforts Thomastown were unsuccessful. Dicksboro won the Tournament and player of the day was Mark Kennedy from Clarinbridge - one to watch! Thomastown received invitations from the visitors for return matches which will surely be accepted with alacrity, not to mention enthusiasm!

Thomastown Macra - Thomastown macra is a club for people between 17 and 35, their activities are sport, drama, music and agriculture to name just a few. If anyone is interested in getting involved or wants more info contact Mick on 0868359891.

Soccer - The 8th Annual Joe Murray Tournament is running at the moment in United Park. With 16 teams entered this year it is one of the biggest turn-outs to date. Quarter Finals start on Friday at 7pm sharp. Come along and show your support. Thomastown United’s Junior Pre-Season is back up and running. If you are interested in joining any of the Teams contact Doc on 086 1698403 and he will put you in touch with the right manager.

Schoolboys/girls Registration will take place on 31st July from 7.30pm - 9.00pm. All teams from Under 8’s to Under 17’s are to attend. If have never played with Thomastown Utd before please make sure you bring a copy of your birthcert on the night. Thomastown United are also looking for Managers and Trainers for some of our Junior Teams & Schoolboys/girls teams. Anyone interested in any of these spots or just want to help out in anyway please contact Eoin on 086 8698982 or Liam on 085 1535565. Please check out our website for up to date information on www.thomastownunited.com

All Ireland Hurling ¼ Final - Sean Reids Bus will be running to Thurles on Sunday 29th for the All Ireland Quarter Final between Kilkenny and Limerick. If you are interested in travelling on the Bus please contact Paul on 0860262015 asap as there is only a handful of seats remaining. Bus leaves the Quay Carpark at 12.25pm on Sunday.

Irish Wheelchair Association - The Irish Wheelchair Association are holding a Tea Party on Wednesday 25th July (tonight) in Claddagh Court, College Road, Kilkenny @ 7pm. Cost is 5 euro per person and bring along a cake or buns on the night. This is a vital fundraiser for the Irish Wheelchair Association so all support is greatly appreciated.

Local Lotto - €4,200 jackpot was not won. 5 X €35 winners were: Kerri & Gordon Whelan 2 Berkley Lawns, Joan Lannon Cloughabrody Heights, Deirdre Butler Castle Avenue, Paul Treacy and Jim Beck Noreview Crescent.

Thomastown Community River Trust - Fundraiser with Mick Hanley: Mick Hanley, Clive Barnes, Ultan Conlon, Irishtown & Eamon Wall/Rory Broderick/Billy Baron are playing a benefit gig for the Thomastown Community River Trust (TCRT) in the Set Theatre on Thursday 26th July at 8.00 pm. It promises to be a fantastic night of live music, and entry is just €10.00! For more information, or to book tickets, call Jerry Gardner on 087 6637466 or see www.set.ie.

COMMUNITY CENTRE - Thomastown Community Centre cordially invites you to the launch of the brochure for the refurbishment programme for the Concert Hall on Friday 27th July at 8pm in the Concert Hall all are welcome