UNDER 21 SUCCESS FOR EAMON DAVERN: Last weekend in Crinkle, Co. Offaly, Hospital Handball Club’s Eamon Davern produced a performance far beyond his years to win the All Ireland 60x30 under 21 singles handball championship. His opponent, Mark Nally, of Roscommon is an old foe of Eamon, defeating him previously in Intervarsity final, but on this day Eamon showed how he as matured as a player, running out a convincing win 21/14 21/12. Eamon’s array of passing shots with either hand was a sight to behold pushing his willing opponent to the pin of his collar. It was obvious from the start that Eamon’s physical fitness and strength were going to be a major obstacle for his Roscommon opponent with Eamon chasing down all his shots on the day.
Hospital Handball Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Eamon for his dedication and training ethic, he has done his club, county and himself proud. The U21 is one of the high profile titles on the Handball Circuit and along with Paudie Quish’s minor win, Hospital Handball Club’s tradition of winning titles every year is continuing to grow. With Eamon and Paudie taking major titles at such young ages Senior All Ireland titles for these two fine young athletes seems not too far away.
NATIONAL COFFEE MORNING: This Thursday is National Coffee Morning in aid of cancer and Aileen Barry, Ballinamona is holding a coffee morning at her residence for this annual event. All are welcome from 10am to 2pm.
HOSPITAL COMMUNITY ALERT: A special Community Alert meeting will take place in the Community Hall on Tuesday October 1st at 8.30pm. The church car park is being patrolled on Saturday evenings during Mass time, but, more volunteers are urgently required for this supervision. this is being undertaken to protect the cars of people attending Mass and should concern everybody in the community. If you are willing and able to offer your services, please attend the meeting. With enough volunteers coming forward it could work out only being called upon 3 – 4 times a year. If you are willing and able to offer your services, please attend the meeting.
Fifteen people in the community have received Monitored Pendant Alarms through a grant from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. Another 10 application forms are ready to be processed. If you are 65 years or over, living alone or with another eligible person and would like to feel more secure in your home, contact Eilish Moloney for further details. Over 300 people have signed up to Text Alert in the community. This is another way of feeling protected in our homes. If you haven’t availed of this service, you are not too late to do so.
EVENING CLASSES: Evening Classes for Autumn 2013 in John the Baptist Community School are Art, Beginners Spanish, Cooking for Family and Friends, Digital Photography, Kettlebells, Occupational First Aid, and Zumba Dancing. Registration takes place from 2pm - 7pm Wednesday 25 September. For further info phone 061 383173.
GAA: The annual church gate collection takes place the weekend of September 28 and 29 at all Masses, please support.
PARISH LEAGUES: This Thursday in Herbertstown field is the U6, 8s and 10s parish league part 1. It starts this week with hurling, matches start at 6pm and should proved to be a great night of hurling for all. Tea and refreshments will be served to all on the night and it is hoped a large crowd will support the young players. This year an U12 and 14 parish league will be held, It is for hurling and will be played Monday 23 September in Hospital at 6pm. The players have been divided and teams picked, this should prove to be an entertaining evening. Tea and refreshments will be served with the Cup and Medals presented on the night.
INDOOR TRAINING: Under 6 and 8 indoor hurling starts back on Thursday October 3 in John the Baptist Community School gym from 6pm to 7pm each week. New players welcome, especially the new junior infants who have just started school in Herbertstown and Hospital national schools.
END OF YEAR NIGHT: The Bord na nOg are holding a night in Sully’s Bar, Hospital on Saturday 12 September to thank all the coaches, parents and officials for their help during the year.
HOSPITAL TENNIS CLUB: Lots of activity in the club at the moment with something to suit everyone at every level. Cardio Tennis continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm and another session at 8.30pm. This high energy fitness activity is available for all ability levels and is proving to be a great success.
Advanced coaching Wednesday’s after Cardio Tennis, 9.30 – 10pm. Junior Tennis Coaching is on Sunday mornings 4 – 6 years at 10am, 7 -9 years at 11am. 10 tears + at 12pm. Teenage Tennis Coaching every Friday evening at 6 – 7pm. Beginners coaching on Friday evenings 7 – 8 and 8 – 9pm. Anyone interested contact any committee member. Social Night for adults every Thursday at 7.30pm. Entries being taken for adult singles league (male and female) commencing shortly. Bookings/Enquiries for above classes to Elaine at 087/1308441 or Mary Paul 087/6208183 or Evelyn 087/9904019.
Congratulations to the Ladies Four team who are through to the semi-final of the South Tipperary Tennis League. The team: Tina Deegan, Margaret Walsh, Elaine Sadlier, Evelyn Whelan, and Shirley Hickey.
COFFEE EVENING: Ann-Marie Bagnell is holding a coffee evening in aid of Milford Hospice in her house in Ballycahill, Hospital on Friday 27 September from 6pm to 9pm. There will be a raffle on the night with great prizes to be won. Your support would be most appreciated.
TIDY TOWNS: After a long wait the reports are finally out and what a huge leap for Hospital who are up 13 points from last year. Well done to the committee, FAS and all the volunteers who have made this possible and well deserved.
THE GENERAL IMPRESSION FROM THE REPORT: An overall impression of neatness and attention to details was gained from the adjudicators visit. The built heritage and amazing history of Hospital was most enjoyable to explore.
BEREAVEMENT: The community extend their sympathies to Seamus Meehan (Sham) and family on the death of his sister Rita Willey, nee Meehan, a native of Hospital who died recently in England. Her ashes were buried in the Hospital cemetery on September 20 followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist church.