May 18

BINGO: The jackpot at Tarbert Bingo is expected to be won tonight it could be you so come along and bring a friend. Play starts at 8:30pm sharp. Refreshments served during interval. The Committee wishes the best of luck to all our patrons.

BINGO: The jackpot at Tarbert Bingo is expected to be won tonight it could be you so come along and bring a friend. Play starts at 8:30pm sharp. Refreshments served during interval. The Committee wishes the best of luck to all our patrons.

THE GATHERING: The first of Tarbert’s gathering Festivals (The Cuckoo Walking Festival) was a great success having had over 300 walkers participate over the three days. The festive atmosphere which has become part of this event did not disappoint this year with music and sing songs that extended well into the evenings. We now look forward to our next Gathering Festival in August. Planning for this event, which will run from August 9, to the August 18, is well under way. A draft programme can be seen by checking our website www.tarbert.ie. If you are planning to visit us during these dates you are sure to experience a great Tarbert “cead mile failte”.

TIDY TOWNS: Adjudication for this year’s Tidy Towns competition will commence in a few weeks time. After a very successful parish wide litter blitz on April 20 we will now confine our activities to within the speed limits of Tarbert. It is vital to us that everyone lends a hand. You can help by sweeping the kerbside in front of your house, shop, school, removing the kerbside weeds outside your premises, painting your house and/or the boundary wall outside your house (if needed), cleaning house chutes, cutting back overhanging bushes / shrubs especially over footpaths, planting up window boxes or flower tubs. If you can support our community effort in any way this would be very much appreciated.

PRIDE OF PLACE: Tarbert has been nominated by Kerry County Council to compete in the IPB Pride of Place 2013 All Ireland Competition. Watch this space for further updates.

GAA: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were; 6, 12, 13 and 17. Bar Prize winner Liam Walsh, Lucky Dip winners were; Nell Heffernan, Mike Fitzgerald, Helen Enright, John Boland and Tom Stack. Next week’s draw will take place in the Carmody’s Bar with a jackpot of €2,200 on Saturday night. Thanks to all those who continue to support the Lotto.

MATCH RESULT: Tarbert Seniors 2-6 Listowel 0-9.Played in Shannon Park, Tarbert on Saturday night this vital Division 2 county league game for both clubs resulted in victory for Tarbert. Playing against a cross breeze Tarbert were first on the scoreboard with a point from Gerard O’Sullivan before Conor Cox leveled for Listowel. Another point for Tarbert was followed by a fortuitous goal from Ian Flavin to put Tarbert up 1-2 to 0-1. Listowel however then took control of the game and points from Connor Cox, Brian Murphy and an excellent long range point from Cormac Mulvihill to put Listowel up 0-6 to 1-2 at half time. Listowel again dominated the second half with pointed frees for Cox and Noel Kennelly putting them up four points with ten minutes left. Tarbert were finding it difficult to penetrate the Listowel back line and a point from Paddy O’Connell reduced the deficit to three. Then the game turned on its head following a hop ball the ball broke loose to Paddy O’Connell who rattled the Listowel net to make the sides level. Tarbert then followed with three quick points in the space of three minutes, the highlight being one long range point from veteran John O’Connell to put Tarbert up three. Listowel pressed hard for a goal but Tarbert’s defense held out especially full back Ambrose Lanigan who had an outstanding game. This was a vital victory for the club and puts us on five points out of eight in the league.

Team Micheal Carrig, Jack Finucane, Ambrose Lanigan, Micheal Normile, Jason Wren, Ian Flavin, Kevin Wren, Danny Wren, Kevin Enright, Niall Stack, Paddy O’Connell, David Langan, John O’Connell, Donal Leahy, Gerard O’Sullivan Subs who played; Andrew Doherty and Pa Hanlon

FIXTURES: Tarbert Seniors travel to Gneeveguilla next Sunday with at 2:30pm start and support would be much appreciated.

U-12 were defeated by Brosna on a scoreline of 8-12 to 5-2. Tarbert travel next Sunday to take on St. Pat’s Blennerville.