Mar 30

Billy Lenihan


Billy Lenihan

5K ROAD RACE: The time is almost upon us, the inaugural Tournafulla 5k road race and non competitive walk is this Sunday, March 31.

5K ROAD RACE: The time is almost upon us, the inaugural Tournafulla 5k road race and non competitive walk is this Sunday, March 31.

Pre registration is available on Saturday, March 30 in the Devon Inn from 1pm to 3pm and in the Hall in Tour between 4pm and 6pm. Entry fees are €5 for walkers and €10 for runners.

If you have already registered, you may collect your number at these times at the above locations. Parking on event day - parking is available at the Hall, the Church, the car park at the side of the Goalpost pub, in front and at the side of the Homestead Pub, in front of the School and the GAA have kindly offered the use of their facilities for changing and parking also.

The race will commence near the Goalpost pub, continue back to Knocknadiha cross, turn back there and then turn right at the church turning left at the top of the Post boreen and turning left again at the Goalpost pub. The race event finishes in Fr. McCarthy Terrace. Please note residents will be able to access Fr. McCarthy as normal before and during the event.

We hope everyone enjoys the event and light refreshments will be available in the Hall afterwards. We respectfully ask all local residents on the route to please ensure all dogs are secure from 12.30pm to 2pm for the safety of all participants.

Any questions or queries please contact Mike Brosnahan on 086 2511941 or William Brosnahan on 086 8761393.

CEILI: The next Ceili will take place in Halla Tadhg Gaelach on Friday, April 5. Music by the Five Counties Ceili Band. Dancing 9.30 to 1pm. Teas and refreshments served.

CARDS: The joint winners at last weeks cards with nine games each were Peggy and Moss O’Riordan, Ger Collins and Mike Scanlan. The table quiz winners were Joan O’Connor and Bobby Mullane, Bridget Grey and Mike Jackson, Margaret O’Regan and Maureen Mulcahy. Those lucky in the raffle were: 1, Bobby Mullane; 2, Sean Hartnett; 3, Joan O’Connor; 4, Joan English.

GAA SCOR: At the Limerick Scor finals which were held in Askeaton on Friday night last we won the instrumental music competition with Conor O’Sullivan on fiddle, Jody Collins on guitar, Padraig O’Sullivan on the button accordion and Joe Collins on the banjo. Our other members who competed very well were Neil Curtin, Maurice Harnett and Aidan Keogh in question time, solo singing Maurice Curtin and the ballad group comprised Paddy Delargy, Conor O’Sullivan, Jody Collins and Maurice Curtin. Well done to everyone who took part.

FIXTURES: The under 21 hurlers will play two matches over the next ten days, please check West Board Fixtures for times, venues and dates.

HOLY WEEK: The times for the Holy Week ceremonies are as follows: Holy Thursday, Mountcollins at 7.30pm, Good Friday, Tournafulla at 3pm and the Stations of the Cross in Mountcollins at 7.30pm. Holy Saturday, Mass of Light in Tournafulla at 9pm. Easter Sunday Mass in Mountcollins at 9.30am and in Tournafulla at 11am.

DEATHS: We had two former parishioners who passed away recently, the first was Paddy Doody late of Ballycommane, who died in Dublin and Dan Guiney late of Killaculleen, who died in Listowel. Both men were very proud of their native place. We also offer our sincere sympathy to Mrs Mary Ita Kelliher of Knocknadiha on the death of her brother Michael Collins late of Ballyhahill and Strand. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh siad triúr