DOUBLE MUNSTER CHAMpION: Congratulations to Sharlene Mawdsley, Newport on a double provincial success at the Munster Indoor Athletic Championships held at Nenagh on Sunday at which she took two Munster titles.
Sharlene took the Gold in the 200 metres and 600 metres events to become the new Munster Junior Champion in both categories.
Maria Carey, Newport became the new Munster Junior Champion in the Triple Jump and added a Bronze Medal in the 60 metres.
Patrick Lynch, Killoscully became the new Munster Under 23 years Champion in the 200 metres and added a Silver Medal in the 60 metres, while his sister, Eimer won the Bronze Medal in the Senior 400 metres.
Members of Newport Athletic Club also scored successes at the Inter County Munster Cross Country Championship in the Relay.
In Under 12 years Emma Coleman, Newport won a Silver Medal and Aimee Hayde, Killoscully, was also successful. In the Under 12 years boys Adam Ryan, and Ben O’Sullivan, Newport won Bronze Medals and in Under 14 years Emma Fagan, and Emma Flanagan won Silver medals.
DRAMA: Newport Drama Group will return to the stage for 2014 with a new play that promises plenty of laughter and fun. They have chosen ‘A Friend In Need’ by Jimmy Keary. This is a hilarious Three Act Comedy and like all of Jimmy Keary plays, which includes ‘The Maiden Aunt’ and ‘Too Close To Home’ both of which have been performed in the area over recent years, the latest play from this Westmeath author is guaranteed to be a thriller for the audience in search of a good laugh. The Newport Players production is planned to run for five nights, opening on Friday February 14. The Play will be staged on Friday February 14, Saturday 15, and Sunday 16, and again on the following weekend, Saturday February 22 and Sunday 23. For further details please contact 0862743587
DRAUGHTS: Arrangements are being made for participation by entrants from Newport in the Community Games Draughts for 2014 for three age categories U10 years, U12 years and U14 years which will take place on July 31.
Parents of children in the parish of Newport who are interested in playing Draughts for community games this year are asked to please contact Rosemary Ryan at 087 332 8308
FOREIGN STUDENTS: Organisers of summer holidays in Ireland for foreign students are interested in contacting families in the area who may be interested in providing accommodation for the student, for which they will be remunerated.
They are interested in kind responsible families to look after French, Spanish, German students during the summer holidays. For more information please contact Jane O’Regan 0876576427.
SOCCER: Newport Town AFC. players had a quiet week-end due to the weather conditions. The only game to survive the weather last weekend was the Junior A team’s game away to Hospital as all schoolboys games were cancelled. In Division 1A, Newport continued their recent good run with a fine away win against Hospital Crusaders on a 6-1 scoreline. The Newport scorers were Sean O’Brien (2), Peter O’Sullivan, Brian Cosgrave, Dean Lenihan and Christy Connors.
LAST MAN STANDING: Newport Town AFC have announced that the next session of their popular contest ‘Last Man Standing’ will commence on February 1. Club officers, committee, coaches and players will be seeking entrants for the competition in the coming weeks. There will be a prize of €500. Entry is €10 and support of this the competition which is club fundraiser is really appreciated.
DEATH: The death occurred at Milbrea Nursing Home, Newport of Mary Gleeson, Mount St. Vincent, O’Connell Ave., Limerick and formerly of Knocknagurteeny, Murroe and Barna Newport. The deceased was in her early nineties. She is survived by her niece, Marie Hill, nephews Martin Gleeson, Dooradoyle, Patrick, David, Harry and Martin Gleeson, Barna, Newport, relatives and friends. Her remains were removed from Meehan’s Funeral Home, Newport to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Newport and following Requiem Mass burial took place at Abington Cemetery. Deepest sympathy is extended to her niece, nephews, relatives and friends in their bereavement.
HISTORY: Killoscully Historical Society will re-commence meetings at the Community Centre, Killoscully on Wednesday next January 29. The society are compiling a history of the area and all interested are welcome to attend the meeting.
CAR WINNER: The ‘luck of the draw’ has delivered an early New Year present for a residents of Ballinahinch-Killoscully winner of a new car in the Tipperary County GAA Draw. The presentation was made to John Grace, Killoscully at Ryan’s Lounge, Killoscully. The winner opted for a cheque for €10,000 in lieu of the car.
Three members of the same family were recipients of cheques on the same night.
Pride of place went to Mary Bourke, Munnia, Killoscully who was presented with a cheque for €1,000 which she had won in a prior draw, while her husband, Dermot, a well known GAA stalwart in the parish, was presented a cheque for €400, won in the promoters draw in December, and their teacher son, Cathal, received a cheque for €200 won as a promoter for the weekly GAA Lotto.
T J McLoughlin is draw co-ordinator for the club which has 175 participants in the current county GAA draw. He won €200 co-ordinator prize in the weekly Lotto earlier this month.