The Hooley in the Hills - On Friday 3rd August country singer Lisa McHugh will be playing in the Tullaroan sports grounds with doors opening at 9pm. Tickets €15.00 and on Sunday 5th August the ‘Zoots’ will be playing at the Barbecue commencing at 9pm, tickets €18.00. You can purchase tickets from any member of the hurling , camogie, soccer club or at Delaney’s Shop, Tullaroan Village. Volunteers are needed to help out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Please contact James on 0869582693 , Shem on 0868134026, or Ger on 0868364374. Your support for both events would be very much appreciated as all profits will go to clearing the debt on the building at the sports grounds.
Hurling - The Tullaroan senior and U14 hurling teams took part in a centenary tournament organised by the Birr, Co. Offaly hurling club on Saturday last. After a hard fought game the senior team went under by two points to the All Ireland club champions Lough Eil Shamrocks. The U14 team won their first game and were beaten in their second game. Tommy Walshe, Tullaroan Village took part in the long puck competition.
All Ireland Quarter Final - Tommy Walsh, Mount Gale was on the Kilkenny senior hurling team that beat Limerick in the All Ireland Quarter Final held at Thurles on Sunday last. Tommy received man of the match as he put in an all star performance.
Deep Sympathy - The death took place following an accident on Thursday last of Chris Murphy, Liss, Tularoan, late of 7 Cypress Green, Loughboy, Kilkenny. Chris is deeply regretted by his fiancee, Fiona, son,Cillían, parents, Paddy and Teresa, sister, Joanne, brother, David, grandparents, Fiona’s parents John and Rose Hall, future brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends, After Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption on Monday last his remains were removed to the Tullaroan cemetery for burial. May he rest in peace.
Parish Pastoral Council - The Council will meet in the Parochial House at 8pm tonight Wednesday 1st August.
First Friday Visits - Fr. P. Guilfoyle P.P. will visit the home bound on Friday at the usual time.
Whist Drive - A whist drive will be held in the Tullaroan Community Centre on Friday 3rd August commencing at 9pm. All proceeds will go to the Tullaroan Variety Group
Recently Deceased - James (Jimmy ) Butler who died in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Thursday last was originally from Upper Tullaroan. Jimmy farmed in Tullaroan until 1969 and after the death of his wife Mary he along with his family moved to Tullamore where he set up home and lived there until his death. He was a man of very quiet disposition and was very popular by all who knew him. After Requiem Mass on Saturday last in the Church of The Assumption, Tullamore his remains were removed to St. Clonminch Cemetery for burial. Jimmy is survived by his sons Paddy, Tony, Tom, Liam, James and John, daughters Maura and Anna. sons in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, great gran children, sister Nancy, step children Michael, Tony, Jimmy Angela, Theresa, Caroline and Jane, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Tullaroan G.A.A. Golf Classic - Tullaroan Hurling Club would like to sincerely thank all who supported the recent Golf Classic held in Rathdowney Golf Club. We would like to thank all of our sponsors. In particular we would like to thank our main sponsors ClearCircle Environmental for their generous sponsorship of this successful event. A big thanks to all the teams who took part in the classic and all the pro motors of the raffle. The club would like to say a sincere thanks to Mary Kenny, Secretary of the event who put in an enormous amount of work during the year and on the days of the classic and Lisheen Kenny for all her work on the days of the classic. The Rathdowney Golf Course was in excellent condition on both days due to the great work of the ground staff. The Hurling Club are already looking to next years event. Ladies Longest Drive: Elaine Dowling; Mens Longest Drive: Rob O’Shea; Ladies Nearest the Pin: Elaine Dowling; Mens Nearest the Pin: Michael O’Gorman; Mount Juliet Challenge: Anna Campion. GUI Category: 1 Barrie Henriques, James Dowling, Eamon Nolan, Leo Collins; 2 John Connolly, James Farrell, Eddie Carter, Pascal Ryan; 3 Eamon Sweeney, Andy Cleere, Ger Mullen,Gay Rafter; 4 Terry Campion, Tony Brennan, Tommy Brennan, Alan Rafterk; 5 Liam Simpson, Mick Tobin, Brendan Wall, Eddie Kelly; 6 Tom Finan, Pat Coote, Donnacha O’Sullivan, P English; 7 Eamon Dowling, Elaine Dowling, Eileen Dowling, Jim Delaney; 8 Seamus Fitzpatrick, John Marnell, Martin Hanrick,Enda O’Carroll,; 9 Michael Kealy, Jim Walsh, Michael Daly,Tom Kenny; 10 Shay Kennedy,Johnsie Brennan, Michael Coogan, Willie Walsh; Raffle Winners; 1 Eamon O’Neill; 2 Davey Dalton; 3 Mike Munro; 4 Daragh Fahey; 5 Majella Simpson; Hurlers Prize; Alan Carter, Danny Coogan, Ken Crosby; Other prizewinners were; Ossie Bennett, Robert Bennett, Gerry Garret, John Ryan; Brendan Roberts, David Sparrow, John Byrne, John Doheny; Damien Cleere, Tommy Minogue, Brendan Hayes, Alan O’Shea;