SMS CABARET: Shannon Musical Society is holding a Cabaret Concert on Tuesday night in the Oakwood Arms Hotel. This is a night where the society will be showcasing some of its talent with a selection of songs from the musicals. The concert begins at 8pm and doors open from 7.30pm. Tickets will be available on the door. This will be an enjoyable musical occasion.
Shannon Musical Society’s committee for the year is Chairperson - Derek Barrett, Secretary - Maria Kelly, Treasurer - Daniel Flanagan, Members - Shirley O’Brien, Public Relations Officer -Sarah Callanan Patrons & Sponsors - Lauren Dunne, Siobhan Linton & Rachel McIntyre. This year Shannon Musical Society have chosen Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” . Rehearsals are underway in unit K9 on the Industrial Estate.
BRING AND BUY: A Bring & Buy Sale for RINS FM, Local Community Radio will take place on Sunday October 13 in St. Senan’s school at 11.30am to 2pm. Cakes, books, plants, household items etc. will be on sale to raise funds for the station.
WOLFE TONES: The academy continues each week for all five to 10 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.
TOASTMASTERS: Shannon Toastmasters will meet on Wednesday night, October 16 in the Oakwood Arms at 8pm.
CONGRATULATIONS: Well done to Wolfe Tones na Sionna u-16 hurlers who were victorious in the U16A hurling title against Clarecastle in a super final on Sunday morning in Sixmilebridge. The match was well supported by young and old from Shannon. The team was captained by Jack Cunningham brother of Aaron.
The Shannon boys led at half time 1-6 to 1-2 and after a blistering start to second half where they scored 6 unanswered points they seemed to be set for an easy trip to collect the Fr Michael McNamara Cup. However a gallant magpies outfit fought back strongly and scored 1-7 without reply to tie the game at 2-9 to 1-12. Wolfe Tones quickly regained the lead until to be pegged back again and with 7 minutes remaining the cup was there for either to side to claim. Then the Shannon side showed their mettle and grabbed the game by scruff of neck and scored 5 superb points on the trot to finish the game 1-18 to 2-10
This was the first U16A title captured by Shannon since 1998, and the first time to claim the prestigious Fr Michael McNamara Cup, a cup incidentally presented by Wolfe Tones na Sionna to Bord na nOg Iomaint in memory of the late Fr. Mc, a great leader in Wolfe Tones juvenile section prior to his sudden death in July 2009
PINK NIGHT: A fundraiser in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness will be held in The Goalpost Bar, Wolfe Tones on Saturday October 19 from 9pm. Music by Atomic Chicken. Dress in Pink… and go along and support.
BASKETBALL: Shannon Phoenix Basketball has resumed training in the Leisure Centre on Wednesday nights from 7pm t 9pm. New members are always welcome. The club is for those aged 16 and upwards.
POLISH MASS: Fr. Dariusz Pląsek, will celebrate Mass in Shannon for the Polish community Sunday 13 October at 5pm in SS John & Paul Church with confessions from 4.30pm. Please let any member of the Polish community know.
ST CONAIRES: Thursday October 3 was a historic day in the life of St Conaire’s National school as former pupil and RTE journalist Rachel English officially opened the new three classroom extension to the school. It was a day of celebration as school Principal Peter Walsh welcomed the invited guests which included the Mayor of Shannon Cllr. Greg Duff, local politicians, Board of Managemen, members Parents Association, former teachers including the first Principal of St Conaire’s Sean Cleary, and local clergy. The gathering began with singing from the pupils and school choir. Martin Moore Chairman of the Board of Management spoke on the development of the project and offered his thanks to all made the dream become reality.
Fr Tom Ryan blessed the building in a short prayer service and Rachel officially declared the building open with the unveiling of a plaque. Children from the three new classrooms provided entertainment for the guests as they visited and viewed each classroom. Thanks to all involved especially the children, teachers and school staff for their great welcome to all on what was a special day in the life of the 45 year history of the school.