May 18

Danny Noonan

Reporter:

Danny Noonan

GALBALLY TIDY TOWNS: The Committee would like to thank everyone who took art in the recent clean up in the village approach roads and graveyard. Judging in this years competition will start in early June. As you can see an extra special effort is being made in the next 3 years to have the village looking its best for Easter 2016. The Monument is now looking very well and so is the main flower bed in the Square. New beds have been made at the Old Street and on the Ballylanders Road. Development is ongoing at the Hall on the Tipp Road. The river wall is restored with excellent stonework. We are appealing to all property owners to have their property very well presented. Some may need a wash and gutters cleaned. Some painting may need to be done. Thanks to those who have done so already. Your help will be part of the effort to bring Galbally back up to the top in the competition. The Committee are presently developing a 3 year plan to achieve this. Thank you.

GALBALLY TIDY TOWNS: The Committee would like to thank everyone who took art in the recent clean up in the village approach roads and graveyard. Judging in this years competition will start in early June. As you can see an extra special effort is being made in the next 3 years to have the village looking its best for Easter 2016. The Monument is now looking very well and so is the main flower bed in the Square. New beds have been made at the Old Street and on the Ballylanders Road. Development is ongoing at the Hall on the Tipp Road. The river wall is restored with excellent stonework. We are appealing to all property owners to have their property very well presented. Some may need a wash and gutters cleaned. Some painting may need to be done. Thanks to those who have done so already. Your help will be part of the effort to bring Galbally back up to the top in the competition. The Committee are presently developing a 3 year plan to achieve this. Thank you.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Our annual sports day will take place this Saturday at 2pm in the Community Field.

SOCCER: Galbally Soccer Club will stage a sponsored cycle on Sunday 26th May.

Event will cater for keen and casual cyclist. Tour of Galtees, 70k, Galbally-Mitcelstown-Cahir- Aherlow-Galbally, Start 11.00 am. €20.00. Local Cycle 15k, Galbally –Ballywire- Garryspillane-Galbally, Start 12.00. €10.00 Adults, Children €5.00

Registration in Community Centre from 10.30 am. Refreshments will be served after cycle.

For further details contact (087) 2139554- (087) 7716046 or visit www.facebook.com/Galbally-United

RUGBY: Big congratulations and well done to Steven Bourke who was voted player of the Junior inter-provincial series. Well done Steven.

It’s that time of year again, the Galbally R.F.C Monster Summer BBQ. Date has been chosen the 22ND of June. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER INFO

17’s Tour to Wales- Galbally U17 squad and mentors, left Galbally Saturday 4th May at 5.30am and travelled via bus to Rosslare, 9am ferry to Fishguard, arriving 12.30pm. we then travelled onto Lampeter RFC to play a friendly match with a 3pm KO. This was a very enjoyable game, that ebbed and flowed. However the early morning start, and long journey told, and Lampeter stole a few scores against the run of play. Lampeter Town Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the town of Lampeter, West Wales. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Llanelli Scarlets. Lampeter is believed to be the first town in Wales to field a rugby union team when in 1850 the Reverend Professor Rowland Williams brought the game with him from Cambridge to St. David’s College, Lampeter. Following the match the Lampeter club officials entertained us in the clubhouse, which we discovered was to be demolished the following day, to make way for a new development. After a few hours, we exchanged contact details, and agreed to organize a return trip, loaded onto the bus, and headed for Cardiff, where we stayed in the Park Inn Hotel. This was an excellent location 4.5Km outside Cardiff, where we got the finest of breakfast and dinner for the next 2 days. On the Sunday we travelled to Oakwood, where an enjoyable day was had by all, with most of the rides tested out a number of times by the group. Back to the Hotel for dinner Sunday night, and a relaxing night in, before heading back to ferry Monday morning. we travelled on 2.30 feery Fishguard to Rosslare, arriving in at 6pm, and back by bus to Galbally for 9pm. Travelling Group. Liam Finnan, Eric Russell, Paudie Herbert, Timmy Tobin, Patrick O Donoghue, Mark Sweeney, William Ryan, Billy O Donoghue, Oisin Walsh (Captain), Jeremy Bourke, Jack o Mullane, John Kearns, Robert Casey, Tommie Childs, Cian Henegan, Michael O Donovan, Adrian Bourke, Ian O Flynn, Gary McCarthy, Sean Sampson, David Casey, Andrew Walsh, Tony Heelan, and Michael Sweeney

LIMERICK DEVELOPMENT DRAW - MAY WINNERS: Congratulations to John Lillis who won 8th prize of €500 in May draw last Friday night. Well done also to Bill Cussen who won the All Ireland Football weekend. Next draw Fri 7th June in Sulleys Bar Hospital. Hopefully we will do well.

KNOCKAINEY TIDY TOWNS: Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Knockainey Tidy Towns at Knockainey Community Centre on Sunday 19th May 3-pm. Music by Mike Regan, Great Raffle prizes with refreshments served. Admission is €5.

KNOCKAINEY AFC FESTIVAL 2013: Knockainey AFC is celebrating its 20 year anniversary by holding a Festival this June bank holiday weekend to celebrate youth, sport and community. We have come together with Bruff Rugby Club to use there excellent facilities. Program of Events for the Weekend- Friday 31st May- Jimmy Buckley & his Band, Doors open at 8:30pm. Saturday 1st June- 1pm: 5km Fun Run/Walk & 10km Run. Registration from 12pm. 2pm: Family Fun Day. 8pm: Poker Classic. Sunday 2nd June- 1pm: Food/Craft Fair. 3pm: Monster Bingo €2,000 Jackpot. 9pm: Parish Social with music by Nightfall & friends. Monster raffle running all weekend with the draw on Sunday night at 10pm. Tickets are now on sale for the main attraction Jimmy Buckley & his band on May 31st in the marquee at Bruff RFC. Please call the ticket office to book your tickets on 086-1553449 or check out www.knockaineyafc.ie for more festival details.