Tarbert August 31

DOG NIGHT: The Buster Night at Tralee Greyhound Track will take place next Saturday night, August 31 and racing starts at 7:30pm. There is no charge for children, and free face painting and a bouncy castle provided on the night. Music starts at 8pm and finishes at midnight. Come and enjoy the occasion.

DOG NIGHT: The Buster Night at Tralee Greyhound Track will take place next Saturday night, August 31 and racing starts at 7:30pm. There is no charge for children, and free face painting and a bouncy castle provided on the night. Music starts at 8pm and finishes at midnight. Come and enjoy the occasion.

Families that were out when the ticket sellers called and who may wish to purchase a ticket should contact a member of the Hall Committee. Thank you for your generous support.

GATHERING PHOTOS: Photos of the Sputnik v Townie match by local photographer Kevin Langan are available at this link - www.kevinlangan.ie/sputnikvtownies Kevin has an excellent exhibition of memorabilia from the prestigious event.

GAA: Tarbert Seniors defeated Firies in the Inter/Junior county shield on a scoreline of 2-20 to 0-7. Tarbert dominated the game from the start and have now reached the semi-final of this competition. Tarbert also drew with Finuge in the County League, 1-9 each, leaving them on eight points with two games left.

Next game against John Mitchel’s is a must win game for the club. We wish the best of luck to Shane Enright and the Kerry team and management in the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin next Sunday.

Juniors, Best of luck to our junior team who travel to Ballyrickard, Tralee this Wednesday evening where they take on Charlie Kerins team in the quarter final of the Barrett Cup.

U-21, Tarbert/Moyvane put up an excellent performance against Austin Stacks in the U-21 County Cup losing after extra time on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-20.

Lotto: Next week’s lotto will be held in the Anchor Bar on Saturday night. There was no Lotto this week as the Club held an excellent fundraising Seafood night in the Swanky Bar. Thanks to all the sponsors and those who supported the event on the night.

SPUTNIK GAMES: We can, now that the dust has settled, look back with great pride at the wonderful event which took place in Shannon Park on Sunday August 18.

These games had been well planned prior to the event but the parade and matches that took place were well beyond expectations. The Townie’s gathered at the e-town and led by Liz Kelly, the beautiful Cleopatra, marched through the village with music and dance through the streets.

The Sputniks not to be outdone had King Bill Walsh as their leader and their gathering at the Parish Hall and been well marshaled by Mike Sheehan as they too paraded down the village. Both camps then met at the top of the lane entering the sportsfield and duly marched together in great rivalry towards Shannon Park.

First up was the Ladies game with the Sputniks running up a quick lead with fluent football to lead at half time by 3-4 to 0-2. A few key positional switches by the Townies management seem to settle the team and they fought back bravely to produce an exciting finish. The Sputniks however were much stronger and held on to win by 4-8 to 4-4. Referee for this match was Joe Langan. Both teams were introduced to the great Dara O’Se and Cork’s Jimmy Barry Murphy at the half time interval.

Next up was the much anticipated senior game with a number of veterans making a brief comeback. Cathal O’Connor returning to his old sod opened the scores with a goal and a point before the Townies fought back to lead at half time. The Sputniks dominated the second half and with three minutes left were up two. Again some shrewd switches by the Townie management resulted in two late points to leave the sides all square at 1-5 to 0-8. Talks of a reply have been put on hold for the present.

Referee for this game was Tom O’Sullivan who did an excellent and fair job. At half time during this game the crowd was introduced to the 1973 winning North Kerry championship by Liam Purtill.

Well done to all those involved in organizing this event and especially to the local Gathering Festival group for promoting the event. Thanks to all those who took part in the parades and matches, where the real winner was the parish of Tarbert, whose spirit shone brightly on this wonderful, happy occasion.

DEATH:The recent death of Michael Healy (formerly of Meelcon Tarbert) occurred in England. Michael’s remains were removed from St. Mary’s Funeral Home, Chapel St. Tarbert on Tuesday evening August 20 at 8pm to St. Mary’s Church Tarbert.

Requiem Mass for the repose of Michael’s soul was concelebrated on Wednesday August 21 at 11am by Fr Danny Broderick, Fr. Philip O’Connell and Fr. James O’Hanlon.

Michael is survived by his sisters: Josephine, Bridie and Mary, brothers; Thomas and Joseph extended family members, relatives, neigbours and friends to whom our deepest sympathy is extended. Interment took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tarbert.

May He Rest in Peace!

DEATH: The death of Brendan O’Neill of Pulleen, Tarbert occurred Monday August 20 after a long illness borne with courage and dignity.

Brendan was a quiet and decent gentleman devoted to his wife Ina and their children. He had worked at Tarbert Power Station for several years prior to his retirement on health grounds. He was a beautiful singer and was often called on to help get a sing-song going at special occasions. He was a good card player and was a regular at card sessions at the Lantern’s Hotel in times past, reading a good book was another source of great enjoyment that he looked forward to in his leisure time.

Brendan was waked at his home on Tuesday August 20, between 5 and 8pm. His remains were removed to St Mary’s Church Tarbert on Wednesday August 21 where Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul was concelebrated by Fr. Danny Broderick, Canon Declan O’Connor, Fr. Philip O’Connell and Fr. Toomey at 1pm.

Brendan is survived by his wife Ina, daughters: Norma and Catriona, sons: Mike, Jimmy, Brendan, Brian and Paudie, brothers; Mick, Donal, Seamus and Gerry, Sisters: Josie, Peggy and Teresa, extended family members, relatives neighbours and friends to whom our sincere sympathy is offered. Interment took place in Lislaughton Cemetery.

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