CHURCH MATTERS: Divine Mercy celebration takes place next Sunday in St Mary’s Church Tarbert at 3pm. Novena leaflets are available in the church.
CONGRATULATIONS: Well done to Caitriona Fitzmaurice of Tarmons West who won the Kerry School of Music student of the year award on Sunday March 24, 2013 at the Malton Hotel Killarney. Caitriona will receive a scholarship and will perform at all their concerts. I have no doubt but we will hear a lot more about this gifted entertainer.
WISHING TREE PRESCHOOL: Congratulations to Julie and Helen of Wishing Tree Pre-School Tarbert on winning an early childhood Ireland National Award for the second year in succession. This is a great reflection on the standard of tuition and care offered to the children at this facility. These awards recognize innovative leaders in the early year’s education sector in Ireland. Well Done!
COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to Mairead and Kieran Spaight, Doonard, who competed in the County Finals Swimming competition recently. Congratulations especially to Mairead who won a bronze medal in the U14 Breastroke.
DEATH: The death of James (Jim) Griffin of Steeple Road, Tarmons Tarbert, occurred on March 14 at Tralee General Hospital. Jim had lived all of his 92 years of life in his beloved Tarbert. He was a man who felt a thorn of experience was worth a wilderness of wandering and was sure the homeland could more than cater for his humble requirements on his pilgrim journey. Jim was a man of sober temperament and noble principle who shunned all occasions where he felt conspicuous displays of grandeur might be taking place.
His remains were waked at home and removed from the house on Friday March 15 to St. Mary’s church Tarbert at 8pm. Requiem mass for the repose of his soul was concelebrated by Fr. Danny Broderick P.P. Tarbert and Fr. John O’Connor retired P.P. London on Saturday, March 16 at 1pm. As his remains were entering and leaving the church he so faithfully attended all his life the senior choir provided the music ministry, something Jim would have appreciated.
It was a sign of the man’s popularity that such a large volume of parishioners called to the house and to the mass on the following day to show their respects for this quiet and inoffensive gentleman. Interment took place in Lislaughtin Abbey.
May his gentle Spirit Rest in the Sacred Temple of the Glorious Eternity!
GAA LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were; 4, 6 14 and 20. Bar Prize winner Sean O’Sullivan. The Lucky Dip winners were; Mary Langan, Padraig Sheehy, Danny Gallagher and Gerry O’Keefe. Next week’s draw will take place in Coolahan’s Bar with a jackpot of €1,700 next Saturday night. Thanks to all those who continue to support the Lotto.Yearly tickets are now available from all committee members.
MATCH FIXTURES: Tarbert Seniors travel to Gallarus next weekend to take on the local An Ghaeltacht team. Game is fixed for Saturday at 4:30pm. Updates on the match will be available on the Tarbert GAA website and Radio na Gaeltacht so please tune in and support our team.
Minors Tarbert / Moyvane play Spa this Friday evening in Tarbert at 7pm.
U/16 Moyvane / Tarbert U-16 team play Listowel in Moyvane next Monday evening at 7pm.
U-14 After losing their opening round last week to a strong An Ghaeltacht side, Tarbert/Moyvane are playing Cordal/Scartaglen this week and are again away to Ardfert next Wednesday evening.
U-12 Commence their County League campaign with a home game in Shannon Park next Sunday at 7pm against St. Pat’s Blennerville, please support this future crop of footballers.