Tournafulla Jan 11

TOURNAFULLA GAA MONSTER RAFFLE: Tournafulla GAA Club, which was founded by Fr. Michael Byrne in 1899, will hold a Monster Raffle in the GAA grounds, Páirc Mhic Chárthaigh, on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The first prize is a five-door Ford Fiesta, supplied by Cavanagh’s of Charleville, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd prize and 4th prize €s 1,000, 5th and 6th prizes €500, 7th – 10th prizes €250. Tickets €20 each or book of 3 for €50. All monies raised will go towards the construction of new dressing rooms, toilets and clubhouse.

TOURNAFULLA GAA MONSTER RAFFLE: Tournafulla GAA Club, which was founded by Fr. Michael Byrne in 1899, will hold a Monster Raffle in the GAA grounds, Páirc Mhic Chárthaigh, on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The first prize is a five-door Ford Fiesta, supplied by Cavanagh’s of Charleville, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd prize and 4th prize €s 1,000, 5th and 6th prizes €500, 7th – 10th prizes €250. Tickets €20 each or book of 3 for €50. All monies raised will go towards the construction of new dressing rooms, toilets and clubhouse.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Maria Horgan, daughter of Seamus and Hanna, Knockanaire, and JohnJo Sheehy of Newcastle West who got married in St. Patrick’s Church, Tournafulla on New Year’s Eve. The celebrant was Fr. Willie O’Gorman, bridesmaids were Frances and Marguerita Horgan, best man was Thom Ryan and groomsman was Eamonn Dunne. The very pleasant reception was held in the Devon Inn Hotel. Being the time of year it was and with all their family present from very far away and near, this was a great celebratory occasion for Maria and JohnJo and for all who were present. Paddy Quilligan and his band had everyone on the dancefloor. The food was excellent, the company was good and everyone was in good form. You couldn’t ask for more on New Year’s Eve. We are delighted to welcome the lovely couple to Tournafulla. They will be a great addition to our community. We wish them health and happiness. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh i gcónaí.

ST ITA’S DAY: The feast of St. Ita will be celebrated on Wednesday next, January 15. Mass will take place in Raheenagh at 11 am and in Ashford at 7.30 pm. There will be a dance and a meal in the Hall in Raheenagh that night beginning at 9.30 pm. Music by PJ Murrihy. This is always a great night for the parish and surrounding areas. Tournafulla was part of Kileedy parish up to 1837, and although there is a great rivalry between both places on the hurling field, there is a very close bond between both parishes.

DEATH: We offer our sincere sympathy to Michael Mulcahy and his sisters Mary Agnes and Peggy on the death, after a long illness, of their sister Teresa Quaid of the Ross Line, Dromcollogher. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a h-anam dhílis.

HISTORY OF THE DIOCESE OF LIMERICK: Before Christmas there was a really good book launched. It is called the Diocese of Limerick, an illustrated history by that famed Feenagh historian Liam Irwin. Every parish in the diocese is included. A good read and well illustrated, it is available from Fr. O’Gorman for €20.

CLONMEL BOUND: Niall Curtin got his Clonmel ticket when Barrack Ellie won the Oaks Trial Stake at Millstreet on Saturday last. The brindle daughter of Barrack Becky and Murty’s Blaze is a live contender for the Oaks. Ellie is trained by Niall’s brother Shane in Gortnaskeha.

GAA MEETING: There will be a GAA meeting in the clubhouse on Thursday night at 8 pm. All members are asked to attend as there are important items on the agenda.

TOURNAFULLA GAA MONSTER RAFFLE: Tournafulla GAA Club, which was founded by Fr. Michael Byrne in 1899, will hold a Monster Raffle in the GAA grounds, Páirc Mhic Chárthaigh, on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The first prize is a five-door Ford Fiesta, supplied by Cavanagh’s of Charleville, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd prize and 4th prize €s 1,000, 5th and 6th prizes €500, 7th – 10th prizes €250. Tickets €20 each or book of 3 for €50. All monies raised will go towards the construction of new dressing rooms, toilets and clubhouse.