ATHLETICS CELEBRATIONS: On Friday night next, April 12, we will celebrate the outstanding achievements of the two greatest athletes Tournafulla ever produced. They were of course the late Michael O’Sullivan and his brother Seán. Michael won one Limerick senior cross country title, was the 15 mile road race champion, was a member of the Tournafulla AC team that won the 4x1mile relay race in record time in Nenagh in 1958, was the 6 mile FCA champion in 1959 and won numerous Limerick senior and National cross country titles with different clubs and with his county, plus many other races, too numerous to mention. Sean won 15 Limerick senior cross country titles, 12 Munster senior cross country titles and 6 All-Ireland titles. He won the Caltex trophy in 1962, he broke the 10 mile national record in 1962 and broke his own record in 1963. He captained Ireland abroad on many occasions. Proceedings on Friday evening open with the unveiling of a Memorial Plaque in the village at 7.30p.m. Then it’s on to Halla Tadhg Galelach for a reception with refreshments afterwards. A meeting of the committee will take place on Thursday night at 7.30 p.m. to finalise the arrangements.
TONY’S NIGHT: A meeting will take place in the GAA pavilion on Thursday night at 9 p.m. to finalise the arrangements for the night for our postman of 33 years, Tony Quinn. That event will take place in Halla Tadhg Gaelach on Friday, April 19, beginning at 9 p.m. All are welcome.
CARDS: The winners at last week’s cards with 10 games were Joan O’Connor and Bobby Mullane. Second with 9 games were Tony Kelly & Denis Ahern and Mike Cronin & Con Donovan. The table prize winners were Margaret O’Regan & Maureen Mulcahy, Peggy & Moss O’Riordan and Jack Lane & Jim Keane. Those lucky in the raffle were Eddie Roche, Donal Mulcahy, Davy Kelly and Joan O’Connor.
TROCAIRE BOXES: It is now time to hand in your Trócaire boxes to your local church. As a parish we have always performed very well in the annual Trócaire appeal, always finishing in the top half of parishes in the diocese.
GAA: We were well beaten by Feohanagh/Castlemahon at home in the first round of the County League on Sunday last. Tour lined out: Eoin Lenihan, Brian O’Sullivan, Tom McCarthy, Tom O’Connor, Conor O’Sullivan, Jeremiah Moroney (0-1), Jody Collins, Batt Dillane, Connie Brouder, Neil Curtin (1-1), Eoin Moroney (captain) (0-1), Christopher O’Connor (0-2), John Curtin, Denis Dillane, Timmy Joe Horgan. Subs used were Conor Moroney (0-1), Cian O’Sullivan, Michael Dillane, Stephen Behan, John Horgan and Liam O’Gorman.
Fixtures: Sunday April 14 – West Intermediate v Askeaton; our minors and the replay of under-21 are also down. Check West Board notes for dates, times and venues.
Under-21: The under-21 team of Allaughaun Gaels drew with Croagh/Kilfinny in a very exciting West A final which was played in splendid sunshine in Newcastle West last Saturday. The Gaels lined out: Padraig Collins, Chris Smith, Matthew Brouder, James O’Meara, Ian Smith, Patrick Brislane, Jamie Lenihan, Eoin McMahon (0-10, Kieran Brouder, Cian O’Sullivan 0-2), Stephen Cahill (0-1), Cian Larkin, Conor Moroney (0-5), James Brouder (1-1), Paudie Smith. Sub used – Gary Vaughan.
TOURNAFULLA SUSTAINABLE LIVING: The organisers of the Spring Declutter Sale which was held in Halla Tadhg Gaelach on Sunday last would like to thank all those who supported the event. A great day was had by all who attended. There will be more community events coming up during the year so keep a look out for information on these and support your own community.