Mar 23

PC Fitzgerald 061-40

Reporter:

PC Fitzgerald 061-40

JOEY HANNAN 10K ATTRACTED ALMOST 500 PARTICIPANTS: The Joey Hannan Fun Run and Walk attracted almost 500 participants on St. Patrick’s Day for the annual staging of the Joey Hannan memorial event. The participants for both walking and run converged on the town from 11.00 am where they assembled at the community centre for to register. The registrars set up their stall and were kept busy signing up both walkers and runners. The 10k run which started at the community centre and took the route of the Railway bridge via Toureen Cross to Corrabul Cross and Honeypound Cross and then on th Caharass Cross turning right for the Fanningstown Junction and doing a return to Caharass Cross for returning to the town of Croom with the finishing line at Colaiste Chiarain/ Community Centre. The walkers started at 1.30 p.m. and travelled via Main St. St. Senan’s Tce. Honeypound, Caharass and the finishing line at the Community Centre. There was a strong representation of families and children who did the 4k route. The first home in the 10k run was Michael Shannon, St. John’s Athletic Club Ennis, 2nd was Declan Moore, Bilboa and 3rd was Michael Cunningham, Bilboa. For Michael Shannon it was his 2nd time bringing off the Title when in 2011 he captured the Trophy for the 1st time. In the ladies category Tracy Roche from the Doneen Athletic Club won it for the 3rd time in 2011 and 2012 and on Sunday. 2nd was Veronica Colleran, Ennis and 3rd Anne MacPhail. Athletes came from all parts of Munster, Cork, Tipperary, Clare, and Kerry. The organising committee must be complimented in the various departments which they co-ordinated, registration, time keeping, stewarding and marshelling, the roads security, Reg Turner for his pre announcement of the oncoming athletes and walkers with mobile transport unit. The weather was excellent and the sun shone throughout St. Patrick’s Day, the officials who provided refreshments prior to the start of the events, the Physiotherapist who assisted the athletes who required Physio before the start and after the finishing line.

JOEY HANNAN 10K ATTRACTED ALMOST 500 PARTICIPANTS: The Joey Hannan Fun Run and Walk attracted almost 500 participants on St. Patrick’s Day for the annual staging of the Joey Hannan memorial event. The participants for both walking and run converged on the town from 11.00 am where they assembled at the community centre for to register. The registrars set up their stall and were kept busy signing up both walkers and runners. The 10k run which started at the community centre and took the route of the Railway bridge via Toureen Cross to Corrabul Cross and Honeypound Cross and then on th Caharass Cross turning right for the Fanningstown Junction and doing a return to Caharass Cross for returning to the town of Croom with the finishing line at Colaiste Chiarain/ Community Centre. The walkers started at 1.30 p.m. and travelled via Main St. St. Senan’s Tce. Honeypound, Caharass and the finishing line at the Community Centre. There was a strong representation of families and children who did the 4k route. The first home in the 10k run was Michael Shannon, St. John’s Athletic Club Ennis, 2nd was Declan Moore, Bilboa and 3rd was Michael Cunningham, Bilboa. For Michael Shannon it was his 2nd time bringing off the Title when in 2011 he captured the Trophy for the 1st time. In the ladies category Tracy Roche from the Doneen Athletic Club won it for the 3rd time in 2011 and 2012 and on Sunday. 2nd was Veronica Colleran, Ennis and 3rd Anne MacPhail. Athletes came from all parts of Munster, Cork, Tipperary, Clare, and Kerry. The organising committee must be complimented in the various departments which they co-ordinated, registration, time keeping, stewarding and marshelling, the roads security, Reg Turner for his pre announcement of the oncoming athletes and walkers with mobile transport unit. The weather was excellent and the sun shone throughout St. Patrick’s Day, the officials who provided refreshments prior to the start of the events, the Physiotherapist who assisted the athletes who required Physio before the start and after the finishing line.

CAKE SALE: The cake sale as part of the St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run to finance the days event was staged in the community centre commencing at 12.00. There was a keen interest in the beautiful baking of cakes, pastries, buns, cup cakes. The teas provided by the ladies committee was most welcome to everybody who either participated or attended the annual St. Patrick’s Day event. A special word of thanks to the sponsors for providing monies and items in making the day a resounding success.

IRISH NIGHT: As part of the Joey Hannan St. Patrick’s Day celebrations the day finished with an evening with song, and dance and poetry in the Scout Den. The MC for the night was the well known presenter of Rambling Houses and Irish Nights, Michael O’Connor. Michael got various people to sing, recite, and play their instruments. Those who participated in the Irish night came from far and wide in celebrating the Feast of our Patron Saint St. Patrick. Fr. Joe Kennedy PP rendered one of his favourite numbers. Tea was served by the Go for Life committee who always answer the call of duty for the community gatherings in the community. The Go for Life celebrate their 10th anniversary this week of their formation by Stephen Moloney and the late Colm O’Regan. This Wednesday a special mass for their 10th anniversary will be celebrated in the Scout Den. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities was a tremendous success and it was a great community effort with the entire community playing their part. The proceeds will be jointly presented to the Chernobyl Charity and the St. Mary’s Church heating fund.

CONFIRMATION DAY: This Thursday 21st March the Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on the pupils of Croom National School. The conferring will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Croom at 11.00 a.m.

ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for Carmel Culhane, Glenma, Saturday 16th in St. Mary’s Church, Croom. The anniversary mass for Patrick and Mary Ryan, Ballintaw Sunday 17th at SS. {Peter and Paul’s Church, Banogue. The Month’s Mind mass for Vincent O’Donovan Tullovin and his father Patrick St. Senan’s Tce. Prayers for Mrs. K Cregan, Skagh, and the late Very Rev. Tony Elliott, PP Croom.

CROOM MACRA: Last Monday 11th of March, the club had its monthly meeting. Lots of exciting events are planned for the month ahead including basketball, volleyball, practice for the National Talent Competition and lots more. On Friday, Ballylanders Macra had their Irish night in Gallaghue’s Hall, Ballylanders. It was a great way to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day festivities and some of our members were there, Helena Cronin, Brian Cronin and Sharon Power. There was much dancing on the night and two of the more memorable songs were ‘Shoe the Donkey’ and ‘the Seige of Ennis’. Thanks to all in Ballylanders Macra who made the night a great success.

BOSKILL TREKKING: Boskill Caherconlish Equestrian Trekking Centre are hosting a charity ride/fun walk on the 31st of March Easter Sunday. Walkers starting point is at Caherconlish church at 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence at 2.00pm, Riders meet at Boskill at 1.00pm.This year the parish is involved and walkers are invited to come along, beautiful landscape surrounding for riders and walkers to see.Beginners , novice and professionals are all welcome to come.This year it is in aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Funds and Cappamore day care centre / Vinmore House.Children or Adults can be lead if needed by staff of Caherconlish Equestrian Centre. Cards are available for riders.

Riders meeting at Boskill at 1.00pm Walkers meeting at 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence at 2.00pm Walkers - Adults: 5 euro. Kids: free Riders - Adults: 50 euro.Kids: 25 euro Contact 0857673468 or 0872225150.

WISHING JOHN THOMAS WELL: The entire community of Croom and district and the entire racing world are thinking John Thomas, his wife Caroline, his three children, his parents John and Kathleen his brother Aengus, his uncles and aunts and all his friends of racing. John was seriously injured at the Cheltenham racing festival, a racing venue where he has chalked up many wins over the years. He is recognised as one of the most outstanding National Hunt Jockeys in these Islands. The McNamara family has contributed greatly to Irish Racing over many decades. Everybody is looking to the recovery of John Thomas and that we will see him in the not to distant future being back as part of horseracing activity of which he has being a household name.

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES: The Holy Week ceremonies will commence this weekend with the blessing of Palms at vigil Mass this Saturday night. Holy Thursday ceremonies will take place in St. Mary’s Church Croom Mass at 8pm. and Adoration afterwards until 11 pm. St. Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue Holy Thursday ceremonies at 8 pm. Good Friday St. Mary’s Church Croom The Passion at 3pm and stations of the Cross at 8pm Good Friday St. Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue stations of the Cross at 12 noon and The Passion at 8pm. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at 8pm.in Croom. Dawn Mass in Anhid Cemetery at 6.30 am