GALBALLY COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION: Some good news as two of our staff Tommy Davern and Joe Bourke have taken up fulltime jobs at the Aldi warehouse in Mitchelstown. We wish them well, both were excellent workers on our team. We are delighted to welcome on board three people who have started recently, Theresa Mcdonnell (housekeeper), Pat Cleary and Keven Whyte. This brings our numbers on the scheme to seventeen plus the supervisor. At a recent meeting of our company directors it was decided unanimously to apply for four more workers to bring out numbers up to 21 which was the number we were given when we first got the scheme. Tim Ryan our tidy towns supremo has lots of work lined up for the winter and spring months. We will be doing some preparatory work at Duntrileague graveyard as time and work allows. Jonny O’Reilly and Andrew Cunningham have just completed a lovely new flowerbed at the entrance to the Castlecreagh road, while remaining staff have carried out a big clean up on the Tipperary road while at the same time keeping the leaves cleaned up and the litter under control
WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: Stars, Choirs and Carols. Galbally National School will participate in a World Record Attempt to become the world’s largest group of Christmas Carol singers in Croke Park on Thursday December 19. “Stars Choirs and Carols” promises to be an unforgettable festive evening of carols and fun all performing Christmas favourites old and new while at the same time helping to support the work of two unique charities, local one being the Cliona’s Foundation. This is a very worthy cause and if you would like to be associated with the charity in any way we will forward all donations received. Miriam O’Callaghan will host the show and guest performers include The Army No.1 Band, Celtic Tenors, Dublin Gospel Choir, RTE Cór nÓG, Tallaght Choral Society , Celine Byrne.
KNOCKCARRON COMMUNITY: Knockcarron Community are hosting a table quiz in the Fox’s Den on December 7 at 9pm Raffles and Prizes on the night. All Welcome!
FOOTBALL: Galbally played Pallasgreen in the County U21 A semi-final on Sat Nov 30 in Kilbreedy and came away with a 3-8 to 1-5 victory. Galbally started very well and were 1-3 to 0-0 after 15 mins, Garry McCarthy grabbing the goal and he also added 3 pointed frees. Just before half time Michael Donovan scored a goal to leave the score Galbally 2-3 Pallasgreen 0-2 at the break. The exchanges in the second half became more robust but Galbally kept the score board ticking with the following scores: Garry Mc Carthy 2 points, Michael Donovan goaled from a penalty and a point from play, Sean Kearney and Jason Dineen also added points from play to see Galbally win by 3-8 to 1-5.
GALBALLY NS GIRLS FOOTBALL FINAL: Galbally N.S. won the South ‘A’ Division Girls Football competition so we then went on to play the Celtic Image Shield in UL on Thursday November 28. In the first match - the semi final we played Ardagh. The score in that match was 4 – 2 to 1 – 4. In the second match – the final we played Knockea. The score was 4 – 3 to 1 – 2. The girls were eager to win this match as it would be the first Galbally team to ever win this. It was an exhilarating match! Knockae were very tough. At the end of the match captain Caitlin Kennedy made an excellent speech. She proudly accepted the shield. Well done to the girls!
SOCCER: Results: U13 Schoolboys League- Galbally 1-3 Charleville Fc
We were beaten by a stronger Charleville team on the day. The ever reliable Eoin O Mahoney scored the Galbally goal.
Tipperary Cup 2nd Round- Galbally United 4-3 Cahir Park FC. Another good win for Galbally against premier division opponents. Galbally’s goals came from Conor Henebry, Bob Healy , Bernard O Brien and the ageless Quinn Perry. Best on the day for Galbally was Bob Healy and Steve McDonnell.
Fixtures : Fai Junior Cup 5th Round- Galbally United Vs Hibernians FC (Waterford)
Kick off 2pm. All support on the day appreciated as we play at this stage of the competition for the first time.
AHERLOW CRECHE: Aherlow Community Creche A. G. M. will take place Monday 9th December at 7.30. The meeting will take place at Lullabies and Laughter Creche. All are Welcome.