BASKETBALL CLUB: Morning Star Basketball Club will hold a registration night on Wednesday September 4 in John the Baptist Community School from 7.30 to 8.30pm. New players are more than welcome and there are girls teams, U10, U12, U14, U18, and a ladies recreational team. For further details contact Aine at 086/6034575.
BEREAVEMENT: The death occurred at her daughters residence in Youghal last week of Mary Kenny, nee Derrane, Main Street.She was formerly from Galway and ran the Arcade clothes shop for over 50 years. Her late husband, John, passed away 50 years ago. Mary was a respected member of the community, she ran a successful shop which served the community.
Mary is survived by her sons Tom and Jon, daughters Joan, Anne and Deidre grandchildren, daughters in law, sons in law, other relatives and friends. Burial was to Athlone. We extend our sympathies to the family.
HOSPITAL HANDBALL CLUB: 2012 was a highly successful year for Hospital Handball Club winning all 9 All Ireland titles and 2 world titles. 2013 is continuing on the same vein with already the Junior Interclub All Ireland in the bag and the Feile na Gael silver medal and skills championship safely in the trophy cabinet.
Yet to come is the prestigious Minor Singles All Ireland final, Paudie Quish is the current champion and defending his title in 2013 has seen him progress to the final in Williamstown, Co. Galway on Saturday 7 September, he comfortably defeated Gabhain MacCrystal of Tyrone 21/3 21/3.
Eamon Davern, already with 3 All Ireland minor titles under his belt has progressed nicely into the under 21 grade reaching both singles and doubles finals with fixtures to be confirmed in the next couple of weeks, Eamon’s partner in the U21 doubles is Ritchie Carroll,
John O’Connor and Mike O’Toole have recently been crowned Munster Junior Champions, are to play Cavan’s James Brady and Patrick Clerkin in the All Ireland semi-final. After a hard fought Munster championship the Hospital duo will be tough opposition for any players with All Ireland aspirations.
Mike O’Connor is partnering Broadfords Pat Murphy in the Master B All Ireland semi fixed for Kingscourt County Cavan for Friday 30 August, both players have had success together winning the 2012 Irish Nationals.
Last but not least is Francis O’Toole competing in the Ruby Masters final, venue to be confirmed, he is up against Kilkenny’s Paddy Reilly. Best of luck to all the players.
COMMUNITY HALL: As we fall into Autumn the community hall takes on a full programme. On Monday is given over to Bingo, Tuesday the choir meets and any meetings from various group are facilitated. Thursday is Bridge, one of the longest running clubs in Hospital. Friday is for Karate. The Pre-school Play Group run two sessions from Monday to Thursday from 9-12am and 12noon to 3pm. Dinners are run from the hall 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the last Friday in the month the chiropodists attends, all in all a busy week for the community hall.
GAA: In senior hurling the club take on Murrow/Boher this Sunday on Caherconlish at 12 noon, the winner goes to the County nty Cup semi-final, while the loser will play in the new Premier Intermediate championship next year.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: After a disappointing defeat to Oola in round 3 the players recovered to record a fine victory over Na Piarsaigh. A win in the final round against Cappermore would guarantee a quarter final place.
BORD NA NOG: Last Thursday the club held a fun GAA evening and a great evening was had by all. Over 100 club players and over 40 children attended. Players were divided into groups from U6 to U16 and went through various hurling and football based skilled games, target skill game, obstacle courses and races, also fun races from sack race to tug of war, there were also coach and adult sack races. The club’s county hurling player Aaron Murphy was also there and posed for photos with everyone with the Munster hurling cup won by Limerick senior hurlers.
Tea and refreshments were served to all on the night and goody bags were given to all who took part. This was a great night attended by a huge crowd who enjoyed a brilliant evening of fun and a huge thanks to all involved in the organising of the evening.
The trip to Trabolgan on Saturday September 21 is now approaching, applications forms are out next week. The U14s finished their hurling year with a great win over Dromcollogher/Broadford. Well done to all involved, both players and management. U6 and U8 training on Thursday at 6pm.
The club wish Mike Kennedy and the girls from St.Brigids who are representing Limerick in U16 All Ireland football final replay against Westmeath next Saturday the best of luck.