HURLING SUCCESS: Congratulations to the Templeglantine Junior B hurling team on qualifying for the Munster final of their competition. On Sunday last in Rathkeale they defeated O’Donovan Rossa hurlers from Cork in the semi-final on a score of 1-12 to 0-12. The ‘Glantine boys gave a spirited display, especially in the second half, overcoming a four point half-time deficit. Déanaimid comhghairdeas leo.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Daily Mass in the local church takes place at the usual times this week, Monday and Friday at 6.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am. The anniversary mass for Michael Harnett was celebrated on Saturday evening last, for Timmy and Peggy Mulcahy on Sunday and for Breda Lenihan on Monday. The anniversary mass for Patrick Mulcahy will be on Friday evening, for Larry Curtin and Margaret O’Keefe on Saturday evening and for Seán Collins on Sunday. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
COMHALTAS: The Oíche Cheoil held at the Devon Inn on Saturday night last was most successful and very enjoyable with a fine mixture of music, singing and dancing. The American visitors from California were thrilled with the session and participated in dances such as Walls of Limerick, Siege of Ennis and Shoe the Donkey. The craobh wishes to express gratitude to all the musicians, singers and dancers and supporters who came along on the night, mile buíochas.
The weekly music classes recommenced after the Christmas break on Monday night last. The dancing classes resumed the previous week. It is hoped to get the traditional singing classes underway again shortly provided if there is sufficient interest . Names should be given to craobh Rúnaí, 069 84039 without delay. The next meeting of Bord Chontae Luimnigh will take place on Wednesday, Eanáir 23. The Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh will take place in Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher on Sunday, February 16.
MACRA NA FEIRME: Good progress was made at a recent meeting at Halla Inse Bán for the purpose of setting up a new branch of Macra in this area of West Limerick. The project will be further progressed on this Thursday night at a get-together in the Halla at 8.30pm. Young men and ladies in the 17-35 age bracket from the locality and surrounding parishes are invited to come along and learn about the benefits of being in Macra and enjoying its many social activities.
COMHBHRÓN: Condolences to Tony Noonan, Tullig North on the death of his uncle, Thomas Noonan late of Mondellihy, Dromcollogher. The death occurred in Luton England of Seán O’ Donoghue, formerly of Tullig North Templeglantine. Solas na bhFlaitheas tabhair dóibh a Thiarna.
AG FÉACHAINT SIAR:The year which has just gone bye, 2013, was the 170th anniversary of the building of Templeglantine National School. In the intervening years six generations of parishioners have been educated within its walls. Although four rooms in prefabricated buildings have been added on since the 1970’s, the original building is still in use to-day and in good condition. Living accommodation for the school principal and family was provided within the building up to the late 1920’s and during that time the McAuliffe, Nelligan and Treacy families lived there at different periods. The Boy’s and Girl’s Schools were amalgamated in 1969. Further improvements have been carried out to the building since then, the most recent being the installation of new double glazed windows and doors.