The Glenmore GAA club monthly silver circle draw for July took place in the Glen Bar recently and the winners were, Karen Jones, Ballyfacey; Paddy Doherty of Forristalstown; Eddie Doolan of Ballyverneen; Tom and Eily Duggan of Aylwardstown; Richard O’ Neill of Ballinlammy; John Vereker of Slieverue; Johnny and Peggy Boyle of Rathinure; Mickey Greene of Jamestown; Bill Fitzgerald of Weatherstown; John Hoynes of Rochestown; Pat Barron of the Glen Bar; Donie Duggan of Flemingstown; NIamh Barry of Ballyfacey and Richard Duggan of Robinstown. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who supports this fundraiser.
Bernard Walsh of Ballycroney ran the Viking Waterford city marathon recently as a fundraiser towards the cost of a score board for the new grounds of the Glenmore GAA club in Ballinaraha. This addition to the very fine facilities which is developing at a great rate would mean having a scoreboard would enhance the great use that is being made of the new and substantial development of the club. A wrap up of sponsorship cards is currently taking place and all card owner are invited to return same, and monies collected. If you wish to contribute please do so to any club committee member. Many thanks to Bernard for running the marathon and completing it in a great time, it was a great achievement and his efforts are appreciated.
SYMPATHY- On the passing of Seamus Ryan of Gaulstown, sympathy is given to his wife Una, daughters Marian and Tracey and sons Jimmy and Bobby, grandchildren, daughters in law, sons in law, Seamus’s brother and sister, extended family members, neighbours and friends. Seamus’s removal to the church of St. James, Glenmore took place on Monday evening last and his requiem mass and burial took place on Tuesday( yesterday). May his soul rest in peace.
The rural bus transport system, Ring -A-Link operates in the Glenmore area each Wednesday and Friday with pick ups starting at approx 8.45am to Waterford and returning from Waterford at 1pm. The cost is €3 for adults for a single journey or €6 return ; for under 16’s it is €2 for a single journey or €4 return ; under 5’s are free and the free travel pass id accepted. The service collects you at your door, and brings you home to your doorstep on your return journey and so there’s no standing around. To avail of the service you only have to register at 1890 42 41 41 or via the website www.ringalink.ie and click on ‘register’ and fill in the form online. And once you’re registered all you have to do is phone in the day before you intend travelling to book a seat on the Ring-A-Link bus. For persons who don’t drive and for young people and others is is a great system and is used a good deal by Glenmore people on Wednesdays and Fridays. The service operates in other areas on other days of the week and is a much valued initiative.
On the recent passing of Ellie ( Eleanor) Johnson, sympathy is extended to her brothers, Johnny and Billy of Ballycroney and the Boland family and also at this time on the passing of their brother in law Frank Bacon, both of whom died in England recently.
A Nore Valley walk ( Kilkenny to Bennettsbridge) and back in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is taking place on August 18th starting in Maudlin Street Kilkenny at 11am with registration starting at 10.30am. Entrance fee is €10 and sponsorship cards are also available. For more details please contact Aoife at 085 8107890. The walk of 11kms, each way will take about three and half hours to five hours to complete, or if you prefer, you can walk one way with lifts to Kilkenny an option.
Many congratulations to St. Joseph’s athletes Shannen Dawkins who won her first National Senior title recently in Santry, Co. Dublin in the high jump and winning a silver medal in the 100m hurdles and Eoin Power finished fourth in the 110m hurdles. Running in Co. Tipperay was Patrick Bookle who came fifth in a road race in Ballynonty and Maria Griffin whocame second in the 10k race in Adamstown, Co. Wexford recently. Well done to all involved and to all the club athletes who are currently preparing for the upcoming cross country season which is just around the corner. The club members train each Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Rosbercon parish grounds and all are welcome to come along and join in.