Tullaroan -

Afternoon Tea Dance - Dust off your dancing shoes for the afternoon tea dance at Tullaroan community centre on Sunday March 10th. Dancing commencing from 3pm to 6pm and music will be by Checkers.Admission €10.00 and includes ea, sandwiches, hot and cold finger food and raffle. All monies raised will go to the ongoing maintenance at the community centre.

Afternoon Tea Dance - Dust off your dancing shoes for the afternoon tea dance at Tullaroan community centre on Sunday March 10th. Dancing commencing from 3pm to 6pm and music will be by Checkers.Admission €10.00 and includes ea, sandwiches, hot and cold finger food and raffle. All monies raised will go to the ongoing maintenance at the community centre.

Ashbourne Cup Finals - University College Limerick was venue for the Ashbourne Cup Finals on the weekend of 16th and 17th February. On Saturday W.I.T. took on U.C.D. in the All Ireland semi final where local girls Noelle Maher, Tullaroan Village played on the W.I.T. team and Grace Walsh, Mountgale on the U.C.D. team, W.I.T. came out the winners. In the second semi final Limerick University took on National University Galway where Limerick were the winners.

On Sunday Limerick University went on to play Waterford Institute of Technology in the All Ireland Final. This turned out to be a very closely contested match that went to extra time where they finished up level, in the second extra time W.I.T. went on to snatch the game coming from four points down. W.I.T. retained the title for the fifth year in a row. Congratulations to Noelle Maher who gave a great account of herself on both days for W.I.T.

St. Vincent De Paul Society - A National fund is available in the St. Vincent De Paul Society to assist people who are in second level ad third level education. Please contact the Society on 0864564813 for further information. The local Society will hold a collection at Masses in the Church of the Assumption this weekend.

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL KILKENNY OUTREACH GROUP - Coffee Morning, Cake and Book Sale on Friday March 1st at St.Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Lots of lovely home made cakes and bread, super raffle. All proceeds to Chernobyl ~Children International Kilkenny Outreach Group.

Presentation of Medals - On Saturday evening last the under 14,16 and minor hurling teams gathered in the Tullaroan community centre where they were presented with their winning medals for 2012 by Tullaroan and Kilkenny hurling All Star Tommy Walsh.

Simon Walton, chairman of Bord Na Nóg addressed the gathering and introduced speakers, Dick Walshe, Chairman, Tullaroan Hurling Club, Joseph Pyke, treasurer Co. Bord Na Nóg and Tommy Bawle, secretary Co. Bord Na Nóg.

The managers of the three teams, Tom Gaffney U14, Liam Keoghan U16 and Michael Walsh minor introduced the players and thanked their fellow selectors.

U14 team: Joey Walsh, Joe Coughlan, Dylan Simpson, Simon Lanigan, Kevin Maher, Tommy Walsh, Adam Tallis, Martin Keoghan, Seam Buggy, Patrick Lawry, John Dooley, Bobby Cummins, Tommy Walton, Bill Gaffney, Tomas Dunne. Noel Breen, Jack Keogh, Richard Cash, David Fitzgerald.

U16 team: Dylan Simpson, Sean Cuddihy, Diarmuid Doheny, Martin Keoghan, Tommy Walsh, Jack Keoghan, Bob Cuddihy, Joason O’Riordan, Kieran Lanigan, Sam Grace, Bill Cuddihy, John Walton, Liam Teehan, John Dooley, Shane Walsh, Shane Joyce, Jim Moore, Niall Buggy, Bill Gaffney, Sean Buggy, Kevin Maher, Robert O’Flynn.

Minor team: Michael Maher, Paul Sweeney, William Dooley, Tommy Walsh, Diarmuid Doheny, Shane Cuddihy, Bob Cuddihy, Jack Keoghan, Jason O’Riordan, Bill Cuddihy, Eddie Teehan, Jack Holmes, Shane Walsh, David Sweeney, John Walton, Dylan Simpson, Jim Moore, Sean Cuddihy, Kieran Lanigan, Shane Joyce, Liam Teehan, Martin Keoghan, John Dooley, Sam Grace, Niall Buggy, Robert O’Flynn.

Whist Drive - A whist drive will be held on Wednesday 27th February in the Community Centre commencing at 8.45p.m. Proceeds to the I.H.P.T. who take children with special needs to Lourdes at Easter.

An Evening With David Coleman - BunScoil McAulely Rice presents an evening with David Coleman, Clinical Psychologist in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny on Thursday March 14th 2013 @ 8pm. Tickets €15 are available at Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny phone 056 7750200 RollerCoaster Records, Kieran St., Kilkenny phone 056 7763669 Kerwick’s Newsagents, Callan phone 056 7725121 BunScoil McAuley Rice, Callan phone 056 7725674

Appeal for Children’s Orphanage in Chernobyl - A collection will take place in Tullaroan community centre on 9th March from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Nappies, Toiletries, wipes, toilet rolls, nappy creams, shampoo, blankets and children’s clothes in good condition are being collected. For more information please contact Helena Holland on 0567769980.

Congratulations Jimmy - On Saturday evening last Jimmy Walsh, Trenchardstown was the lucky winner of €120.00 in Connolly’s spin and win. Come along next Saturday to try your luck where the jackpot stands at €1000.00.

Eileen A Legend in The Children’s Eyes - TV3 organised a competition called My Local Legend, where children of all ages were asked to put pen to paper and tell us who stands out in their community as a legend in their eyes. Molly Glennon, from Senior Infants in Scoil Ruadháin, Tullaroan, nominated her S.N.A., Eileen O’Neill, who won the competition in Co. Kilkenny. A camera crew from TV3, including presenter Noel Cunningham, visited the school on Monday February 18th, to interview Molly and Eileen. The programme will be televised on Friday March 1st, on TV3, at 8.15 a.m.

Jersey’s For Sale - Can anyone interested in ordering a Tullaroan jersey contact Maeve on 087 4177705. Jerseys available from age 1.5 upwards.

Tullaroan Active Retirement - The group will meet at 2pm in the Tullaroan community centre on Wednesday 27th February. New members are always welcome.

Scripture Reflection for Lent - Continuing each Sunday of Lent parishioners are invited to gather in the Church of The Assumption at 6.30pm for a short reflection on the scripture readings for Lent. This is an opportunity to spend some quiet time in preparation for Easter. For further information please contact Gemma on 0877571250.

Kilkenny Senior Hurling - Tommy Walsh, Mountgale was on the Kilkenny senior hurling team that went under to Galway in the first round of the League held at Galway on Sunday last. Tommy’s brother Padraig was also on the panel. A bus of parents, supporters and the Tullaroan minor hurling team travelled to Galway where the minors played a match.

Loreto Reach The Colleges Camogie Final - Miriam Walsh, Mountgale was on the Loreto Kilkenny senior camogie team who overcame St. Patrick’s, Maghera in the All Ireland Colleges semi final held in Maghera on Saturday last. They will now play Loughrea in the All Ireland Final.

On the eve of the match there was a surprise cutting of a beautiful cake made by local lady Ms. Joanne Bibby to celebrate Miriam’s 18th Birthday.