FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - In the life of twenty two young people of the parish, and their families, last Sunday was a very special day as they received their First Holy Communion. With the sun shining and following the completion of all the preparations and practices all the work was complete. Fr. Michael Anthony O’ Connor P.P. officiated at the cermony with the musicans and the childrens choir enhancing the celebration. Many thanks is given to the class teachers of both Ballyfacey and Glenmore National Schools for all the preparations. Those who received their First Holy Communion were very much part of the ceremony with each of them having a designated task, such as doing the readings, bringing up gifts which included symbols of their faith, school life, home life and recreation, prayers of the faithful. The twenty two young people were Alex Whelan, Charlotte Maher, Cian Connick, Richie Dunphy, Erin Foley, Tomas Mullally, Sarah Walsh, Mikey Kirwan, Aoife Byrne, Billy Reid, Leon Garvey, Niamh O’ Connor, Evan Halligan, Jack Barry, Alannah Treacy, Cathal Beirne, Danielle Griffin, Emma O’ Dwyer, Odhran Heffernan, Kerrie O’ Keeffe, Dominic Roche and Charlie Phelan.
ICA - The Glenmore ICA held their monthly meeting in the hall recently with thirteen members in attendance. The President, Kate Mernagh welcomed back the Guild Secretary, Mary Aylward of Rochestown following her recent surgery. Kate also thanked Mary Lynch for standing in for Mary Aylward for the past few months. Congratulations were conveyed to the new National President of the Irish Country Women’s Assocation, Liz Wall from Bunclody, Co. Wexford. Four members will be travelling to the Kilkenny Federation meeting taking place in Kilmacow tonight ( Wednesday). The raffle prizes went to Kate Mernagh and Margaret Freyne and the date for the next meeting was set for June 12th.
SYMPATHY- On the recent passing of her father, Richard, sympathy is extended to Eleanor Murphy and family of Robinstown, Glenmore. May he rest in peace.
TWIN BOYS - Many congratulations to Damian and Joanne Grant of Ballinlammy( the Knockbrack road) on the birth of their twin boys, David and Harry.
UNDER 14 CAMOGIE - The Glenmore under-14 camogie team for 2012 of Ailish and Grace Roche, Eimear O’ Neill, Olivia Jones Elliott, Anne Marie Phelan, Sarah Connolly, Michelle Doherty, Emily Phelan, Mia Griffin, Cecelia Roche, Jennifer Dollard, Helen Hoynes, Clara Handrick, Ava Roche, Suzie May Aylward, Regina Delahunty, Emma Hokey, Rachel O’ Connor, Cloddagh Mullally, Michaela Moran, Lily May O’ Dwyer, Aoife O’ Connor, Niamh Fitzgerald and Nicole Garvey have played two rounds of this year’s St. Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union Roinn A Championship. In their first round they played Dicksboro in their home grounds of Palmerstown and had a handsome win with a tally of Glenmore 5-2 to Dicksboro’s 3-2 with the Glenmore scores coming from Regina Delahunty 1-0, Ava Roche 1-1, Helen Hoynes 2-1 and Suzie May Aylward 1-0. They played their second round match in the club grounds of the Glenmore GAA club, Pairc Na Ratha, Glenmore on Monday evening last against Thomastown which saw a half time score of Glenmore 1-1 to Thomastown’s no score. Following the break the Thomastown girls stepped up the pressure and went on to score 2-2, however, the girls from the Glen secured their passage into the next round with an increase in their scoring ability by adding 6 net rattlers. The final score was Glenmore 7-1 to Thomastown’s 2-2. Their next match is set to be played in two weeks time against Danesfort.
PILGRIMAGE - The annual Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place on May 22 to May 27 and safe journey is wished to all travelling with the Diocese of Ossory group. If you have a special request or an intention that you wish to be brought to Lourdes please have it in readiness and give to Fr. O’ Connor before Monday morning.
BAPTISED- Welcomed into the christian community recently was Aoibheann Garvey, daughter of Leonard and Sinead of Rathinure who was baptised in the church of St. James, Glenmore..
DATES TO TAKE NOTE OF - On Thursday May 31 the annual outdoor mass will take place at Ballyveria Grotto, on Friday June 1 the Kilbride cemetry mass will take place followed by Kilcolm on June 5, Ballygurrim on June 7, Kilmackevogue on June 8 and Glenmore cemetry on July 27th with all masses at 8pm.
SILVER CIRCLE- The results of the Glenmore GAA silver circle draw for April are as follows, 1st Jim Ryan ; 2nd Katriona Foley; 3rd James Kirwan; 4th Anna Freyne of Mullinabro; 5th Michael Aylward of Aylwardstown; 6th Noeleen and Gerry Fogarty; 7th Paddy Hoynes; 8th Tom and Mary Foran; 9th Johnny Barron, Tullogher; 10th John Duggan of Aylwardstown; 11th Eddie Synnott;12th Sean Fitzgerald of Knockbrack; 13th James O’ Rourke of New Ross and 14th Lily May O’ Dwyer. Many thanks to all who contuine to support the fundraising efforts of the Glenmore GAA club.
GLENMORE GAA CLUB UPDATE - Progress is contuining at a very steady pace with the new club room building and grounds of the Glenmore GAA club with the recent positioning of four sets of three timber poles for the backs of each of the goals, the grass on both of the fields is settling in well and contuines to thicken. In very recent times the doors and windows have been installed in the club building and plastering of the exterior of the club facilities is at an advanced stage. Painting of the reception area, the ladies and gents toilets, the wheelchair accessible toilet, two of the dressing rooms and associated toilet facilities, hallways, referee’s room, kitchen and meeting room have received several coats of paint to date and is it expected that the remainder of this work will be completed in the coming couple of weeks.