Apr 20

Martin Ryan

Reporter:

Martin Ryan

ICA OUTING: Newport ICA Guild are organising an outing in conjunction with the Annual Bloom Festival at the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Thursday May 30. This has become a major event in recent years attracting a huge attendance of enthusiasts in gardening and outdoor activities.

ICA OUTING: Newport ICA Guild are organising an outing in conjunction with the Annual Bloom Festival at the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Thursday May 30. This has become a major event in recent years attracting a huge attendance of enthusiasts in gardening and outdoor activities.

Anyone interested in travelling are asked to contact the ICA Guild officers, Nancy Hickey (061 378218), or Helen Brennan (061 378260) as soon as possible for more details.

COLLECTION: The Daughters of Charity, St Vincent’s Centre, Lisnagry have acknowledged receipt of €1,010 which was the amount contributed at the Annual Church Gate Collection which was held in the area recently. The organisers have expressed thanks to all who contributed so generously and all who helped in any way.

TIDY TOWN: Newport Tidy Town Committee will hold their annual Spring Clean Up on Saturday week, April 27. Assembly is at the Community Centre, Newport at 2 pm. The committee are hoping for a good attendance of volunteers to assist with the work and point out that this is the year of the Gathering and a high level of participation in the clean up will ensure that the town is looking its best for the coming months. hey are also encouraging people, who may not be able to take part in the work on the day to make a little more effort in cleaning beyond their own property this year.

SOCCER: Newport Junior B Soccer team clinched a vital three points on their travels to Caherconlish with a 5-2 win. Joe Conneally, Cormac McDonnell, Ritchie Ryan, Ritchie Shinnors, Danny Healy(Captain). Well done boys....

In the U15 Cup the final result was Shelbourne 4 - Newport 1.

The Newport team gave good account of themselves in divisional cup away to Shelbourne on a very windy and cold evening .

Set pieces proved to be our downfall where the bigger Shelbourne lads got on the end of couple corners and free kicks , Newport to there credit kept headers out but rebounds just seem to fall in favour of a Shels player and the bit luck Newport deserved didn’t come their way .

Thomas Carroll replied for Newport and was unlucky not to add a second when a powerful header from a Newport corner flew just over the bar . Overall a good performance against a strong shels side , best for Newport on night were Aidan Healy and Dade Richter . The A’s won 1-0 in a very tight and hard fought encounter away to Janesboro. Dean Lenihan with the late winner. This has been a great run of results and it is great to be in the thick of things at this stage of the season The 17’s gained a valuable three points at home versus Caherdavin with a 4-2 scoreline. In keeping with the golf theme at the moment with the ‘Masters’ in Augusta, Newport’s very own ‘K-Club’ bagged all four goals for the team giving a master class of their own; Keith Mawdsley, Kalem Harte, & Kieran Casey(2) grabbing the plaudits. Great resilience has been shown by this team bouncing back from their mid-week set back. Some of these lads have made the junior ranks already this season, and will go on to have long successful careers in local soccer ahead from them. Well done boys, ye do the club proud.

BALLINAHINCH CLEAN UP: Ballinahinch Tidy Village Committee will hold their annual village clean up on Monday next, April 22 and all assistance volunteers will be appreciated.

HISTORY MEETING: A Meeting of the Killoscully Historical Discussion Group will take place in Killoscully Community Hall on Wednesday next April 24 at 8.30pm and anybody interested in this project is welcome to attend.

VILLAGE CLEAN UP: Killoscully Development Association, in association with An Taisce, will hold their Annual Spring Clean on Saturday week April 27 commencing at 11am. All members of the Community including children are encouraged to participate and light refreshments will be served in Killoscully Community Hall throughout the day.

YOUTH CLUB: Due to a number of the current leaders retiring this year, Newport Youth Club have announced that there is an urgent need for more leaders to assist with the duties of running the club if the present level of activity is to be continued. Anyone interested in helping are asked to come along to the Community Centre, Newport any Friday evening from 8 pm to 9.15 pm.

BIRDHILL ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN: The annual spring clean for the village of Birdhill and immediate surrounds for 2013 which was commenced last week-end with a very good level of participation will be continued this week-end. The schedule is - Coosane Road (Village to Fairyhall) will take place on this Saturday April 20 commencing at 11am. Meeting point John Hogan’s.

Main Road (Church to Ballyhane) will also take place on this Saturday April 20th commencing at 11am. Meeting point Ballyhane.

Gloves and bags will be provided but they stress that many helpers can make a difference.

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: Ballinahinch Community Development Association are holding a Bag packing day in Dunnes Stores, Nenagh. on Friday and Saturday April 26- 27 April and would appreciate support any volunteers. All proceeds will go the maintenance an up keep of Ballinahinch Community hall.