GLENBAR GOLF SOCIETY- The Glenbar Golf Society had their most recent golf outing to Waterford Castle last Saturday with 24 members making the trip and which saw Seamus Phelan of Aylwardstown being the overall winner with Paddy Mullally in second place. The category one winner was Jimmy Walsh and Emmett Vereker was the category two winner and the nearest to the pin winner was Andy Lawlor. Thanks to the green keeping staff and the catering staff for the great facilities.The next outing of the society is to Callan golf club on July 21st, followed by Dungarvan, Co. Waterford on August 11th and Mount Juliett on September 22 with the tee time for each outing of 10am. All those intending to play are invited to inform a committee member of their preferred tee time.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - The two National Schools of the parish, Glenmore and Ballyfacey, will be closing for the summer holidays on Thursday with Glenmore national school celebrating their end of year mass for sixth class pupils on Monday last with many parents, family members and parishioners attending this special mass. Ballyfacey national school are having a prayer service on Thursday(tomorrow) at 12noon and all parents are welcome to attend. Best wishes to all the pupils, teachers, Principals and staff members of both schools for the summer break, enjoy the break.
COFFEE MORNING- The sum of €300 was raised recently when a coffee morning was held in aid of the Alzheimer’s Association and many thanks is given to all who supported the coffee morning.
FIRST AID- A Fetac Level 5 Occuptional First Aid training course will be taking place in the Rhu Glen on August 4th, 11th and 18th and will be of benefit for persons who wish to have skills in knowing what to do in an medical emergency be it at home, or on the playing field, in the workplace or in a school setting. If you wish to enrol for this course please contact Alan at 087 7679007 at AMC Safety or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOLS HURLING - The combined national schools of the parish, Glenmore and Ballyfacey schools hurling team for 2012 of Ian Byrne, Eimear O’ Neill, Ruairi Gill, Joshua Duggan, Sean Phelan, Darragh Hartley, Luke Whelan, Oisin Griffin, Paul Fitzgerald, Dylan Garvey, Gary Mernagh, Suzie May Aylward, Jack Elliott, Aaron O’ Neill, Thomas Dunne, Eoin Roche, Clara Handrick, Robert Fitzgerald, Jack Vereker, Killian Griffin, Adam Connick, Ronan Doherty, Patrick Hoynes, Ciaran Ennett, Michael Ryan and Aidan Dunphy have finished their schools hurling for this year. The panel of players competed very strongly in Roinn C and lost out to Lisdowney in the semi-final stage of the competition having secured great wins up to that stage. Best wishes to all those who are finishing their national school education and entering secondary school and thanks for your contribution to schools hurling in the past few years. A word of thanks to the teachers from both schools, Liam Grant and Tommie O’ Gorman for all their efforts and time, it is much appreciated and thanks to the parents for their support and co-operation.
CAULFIELD CUP- The Glenmore under-10 hurling team contested the Division 1 final of this year’s Caulfield’s Cup when they met St. James( of Ramsgrange, Co Wexford) in the final played in O’ Kennedy Park, New Ross last Sunday. In the earlier stages of the competition the lads played St. Mullins, St. James of Ramsgrange, Horeswoood and Gussarane. This particular hurling competition seeks to stop players moving into another players area and is based on a zoned system thus encouraging players to use their own space, if they are found to be outside of their own designated area the opposition are awarded a free. The twelve a side team, with a twenty minute to each half has a puck out start. While the lads played well it was the Wexford lads who clinched the win the final precious minutes of the game, however they give it their best all the way through. The final score was Glenmore 2-5 to St. James’s 3-3. The panel of players for this year’s competition was Patrick Walsh (Captain), Mickie Kirwan, Alex Hughes, Conor Morrissey, Ian Byrne, Jack Vereker, Killian Griffin, Evan Halligan, Billy Reid, James Handrick, Jack Cody, Jack Aylward, Charlie Phelan, Paul Murphy, Niall Doolan and Cathal Beirne. A word of appreciation to the team’s mentors Sean Aylward, Mick Reid and Patrick Handrick for all their time and efforts. Neighbouring parish Tullogher were the winners of Division 3 when they won against Rathgarogue with a scoreline of Tullogher 3-4 to Rathgarogue’s 2-3. Thanks to Caulfield’s for their generous sponsorship of this year’s competiton which is in it’s 22nd year, also to the Geraldine O’ Hanrahan club for the use of their fine grounds and the Caulfield League Committee for their work in organising this yearly event and well done to all the teams who competed so well.