Lourdes Volunteer: Any fifth year student from the parish wishing to have their names included in a free draw for a chance to travel to Lourdes as a youth helper from the 16th-21st, should contact Kathleen Leahy on 0877907780 before March 14.
Recent Deaths: The death has occurred peacefully at the Beacon Hospital, Dublin of John O’Neill, Powerstown Road, Clonmel and formerly of Ballinleenty, Tipperary. A former employee of South Tipperary Committee of Agriculture, he is survived by his wife Tess, sons Pádraig, Séamus and Terry, daughters Grace and Máire, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, brother Ned, sister Mai, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and his many friends. Burial took place in St.Patrick’s cemetery.
The death occurred at South Tipperary General Hospital of Sheila O’Ryan, nee Bowles, Ballinleenty, Tipperary. Sheila was pre-deceased by her husband Paddy and brother, Fr Laurence C.R.L. She is survived by her daughter Joan (O’ Dwyer), son Bobby (Kildare), Sisters, Sr. Carmel O.P. (London) and Sr. Eithne O.P. (South Africa), Joan O’Malley (Glengar), brother Philip, daughter- in-law Sheila, son-in-law Christie, brother-in-law Paddy, grandchildren Breda, Anne, Helen, Kevin and Aidian, great grandchildren Claire, Jess, Robert and Emma Rose, nephew, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Interment took place in St. Michael’s cemetery, Tipperary Town.
Soccer: Both junior teams were defeated in their most recent games. The A Team lost a scrappy game by 2 – 1 away to Killenaule Rovers, with Barry O’Dwyer scoring for the locals. The B Team lost away to newly promoted Ballyneale. Next Monday, at a venue to be decided, the B Team will play the much delayed Division Four Shield final against St Kierans.
In underage football, St David’s U.15 team drew two-all away to Patrickswell last Saturday. The goals were scored by Mikey O’Brien and William O’Mahoney.
GAA News: There was no winner of the local lotto draw held in Dawson’s on March 4 and the jackpot of € 16,500 is carried over to next week. The numbers drawn were 3, 21, 22, 25. House draw winners were Ger Howe, JJ Kinane and Dominic Ryan. Lucky Dip Winners were Bob O Brien, Cullen, John McCarthy, Cullen, Bridget Whelan and Aidan Fitzgerald, Kilfinane. Promoter’s prize winner was Dominic Ryan The next draw will take place in Paul Kelly’s on March 11 with a jackpot of €16,700.
LADIES FOOTBALL: The Girls under 16 team travelled to Boherlahan last Sunday evening to play the second round of the Championship in bad, wintry conditions. The girls tried hard, but Boherlahan proved too strong for us.
Training for under 6, 8 and 10s commences next Saturday, March 16, from10.30 to 11.30 am. Remember no gum shields no training. New players always welcome.
The club is organizing a recycling collection for clothes, bags, shoes and old mobile phones. We are in contact with a company that will purchase these items in approximately three weeks time. So between now and then, we want to make a big effort to have as much as we can collected, so that the company can come and weight the goods. We hope to raise enough money to purchase two sets of jerseys for the boys and girls. Black bags can be dropped into the Referee’s Room during training on Friday or Saturday.
Cards: A Monster progressive 45 cards night will take place in Lattin on Good Friday night. More details later.