June 8

Danny Noonan

Reporter:

Danny Noonan

GALBALLY BINGO: Galbally Playground Committee would like to thank all who came to Bingo on Wednesday 29th May. Congratulations to all who won money on the night.

GALBALLY BINGO: Galbally Playground Committee would like to thank all who came to Bingo on Wednesday 29th May. Congratulations to all who won money on the night.

The next Bingo with guaranteed €300 jackpot to go on the night will take place in Galbally Community Centre at 8.30pm on Wednesday 12th June. All proceeds in aid of Galbally Playground. Your support will be greatly appreciated. All are welcome.

TIDY ROWNS: Tidy towns season is upon us, Galbally Tidy towns are looking for volunteers to come on Thursday nights at 7 pm sharp to help out with planting flowers, painting and general tidy up. Looking forward to seeing ye there

CAMOGIE: Galbally camogie will be hosting Mount Leinster Rangers from Carlow in the upcoming Feile na nGale on Friday 5th/6th July. The travelling team and mentors will be staying with the Galbally players and mentors. Some of there travelling fans may be looking for somewhere to stay if you feel you can accxommodate these people please contact Declan Hickey with you details.

JUMP FOR DONAL: We have 70 jumpers that have signed up so far to take the jump for Crumlin Hospital. The maximum number is 120 on the day so we are still looking for 50 volunteers on the 22 June 2013 for the Fundraising Bungee Jump in association with the family of the late Donal Walsh of Tralee, Co Kerry, to raise funds for CCH. This event will take place on the grounds of Galbally Rugby Club, Co. Limerick, where Donal’s uncle Andrew and cousins are active members and players. To participate in the jump, sponsorship cards of 25 lines at €10 per line are available. The number of jumpers is restricted to a maximum of 120 and it is our aim to try and ensure we get as close as possible to achieving 120 jumpers on the day. There will also be a BBQ and bar facilities available on the day for those who may need some encouragement when their jump time approaches. Family fun activities will also be provided to make this a thoroughly enjoyable day for jumpers and spectators. Please email jumpfordonal@gmail.com or contact Galbally RFC Chairman Jim Stapleton (087 2924131), or Treasurer Michael Sweeney (086 8188904) for more details. Should you or anyone you know has been affected by cancer or may have needed the help of Crumlin Children’s Hospital in the past, we NOW as you to support Donal’s fundraising for CCH by either signing up to Jump on the day, or donate to this very worthy cause.

That night our Annual summer BBQ takes place. Back by popular demand Arkadia have come on board with us after last years sunday performance the word of mouth and emails we recieved we could do nothing else only get them back. BBQ IS OVER 18s ONLY I.D REQUIRED

RUGBY: Congratulations to Tony Henebry on being elected Galbally RFC Club Captain for the forthcoming season. Congratulations also to his Vice Captains of Brendan Childs, Jack Hogan & Kevin Casey. We cant forget Amy Guerin who was elected Captain of our Ladies team. We wish you all the very best of luck for next season. Darragh Fitzgerald has been elected as our new PRO so any news and pictures can be passed onto Darragh.

WOMENS RUGBY: With the success of the National Rugby team at the 2013 Six Nations Competition and the Hong Kong 7s competition, interest in Women’s Rugby has increased substantially. Under the new captaincy of Amy Guerin and vice captaincy of Aisling Watters, we are new recruiting for the forthcoming 2013-2014 season. New players, of all different fitness levels, are always welcomed. Currently we have girls from Cork, Tipperary and Limerick on the squad. If you are over 17 and would like to join an established and successful team, or you simply just want more information, please contact us here on facebook, Michelle @ 0879410341 or Amy @ 0877919345.

SOCCER: With school holidays now almost upon us, Galbally Soccer Club, will make available there all weather pitch and club house for Kids Parties, Recreation activity. For booking contact 087 6499841.

GALBALLY GOLF SOCIETY: On a sunny Friday afternoon, 31st March ’13, twenty-four members of the Galbally Golf Society turned up at Castletroy Golf Club, Limerick, to contest the second outing of the 2013 season. The competition of the day was ‘Singles Stableford’ and the Captain, Kevin Collins, together with Joe McGrath, efficiently organised the finances and getting groups away on the first tee box. Due to the improvement in the weather over the past couple of weeks, the local rule for the day was ‘play as it lies’ which took some people by surprise as they have been playing ‘pick and place on the fairway’ all year. When everyone had played their round and were enjoying a hot meal in the Clubhouse, Joe McGrath announced the prize winners in reverse order with the Captain, Kevin Collins presenting them. In the ‘2s’ competition two players, Paul Meade and Jimmy Cagney, managed a ‘Birdie’ on a par 3 hole and therefore shared the kitty. ‘Longest Drive’ went to Noel Ryan and ‘Nearest the Pin’ was Paul Meade. In the Category ‘B’ section, those with handicaps of 19 or more not featuring in the main prizes, second place went to Josie Dunne (28) with 35 points and the winner was Eddie Scully (19) with 37 points. The main prizes went to, third place, Stephen Lyons (18) with 35points (a guest, therefore not eligible for first two prizes), second was Johnny Morrissey (13) 34 points and the winner of the day was Jimmy Cagney (22) with 40 points. With the prize giving over the Captain, Kevin Collins, congratulated all the prize winners and thank everyone for turning up and hoped that they had all enjoyed themselves on such a pleasant evening. He also reminded them that the next outing would be at the Goldcoast Golf Club on Saturday 22nd June with a 12.30pm start time and also to keep an eye on our Facebook page and Web site www.galballygolf.com for news and information.