COMMUNITY COUNCIL: The first meeting after the summer recess opened with the chairman congratulating Tidy Towns on their 13 point increase for this year’s competition. Thanks went to Eilish Moloney for her commitment to obtain security pendants for those living alone and also thanks for the County Council for their work on the car park. It was said that a Community Council election was needed to let the people of Hospital to elect a new Community Council and to encourage residents to participate.
The senior choir are in talks with regard to setting up a Choral Service and would like to encourage people to share their talents with them.
The meeting ended with a lively debate regarding Hospital’s lack of participation for the “Gathering” and compared how other areas have fared much better. There a still three months to go before the end of the “Gathering” year, time to put on a show. There is an abundance of talent in the area from music, dancing, set dancing, singers, bands etc and the call from the meeting is for a representative from each club and the school’s to finish the year of “The Gathering” in Hospital with a bang.
A vote of sympathy is recorded for the following families who have suffered bereavement – Brett, Meehan, O’Dwyer, Mulhall, Kenny, Hayes, Connor, Sr.Consepta (formerly Presentation Convent)
TIDY TOWNS: Tidy Towns are taking on their biggest project to date with a 4 – 5 mile walk, taking in Hill Road – Kilteely – Sully’s Cross over a new bridge to be built, crossing the Mahore River, halfway between Knockainey and the river (L8504) and back to Hospital. This will be a great asset for the community and an enjoyable walk.
SR. CONSILLO FITZGERALD SAYS THANKS: Sisters Consillo and Agnes Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, would sincerely like to thank the parishioners of Hospital for their very generous contribution of €407,01 in their recent church gate collection. It is much appreciated in these hard times. To our loyal collectors we would like to extend a sincere thank you who, year after year stand out in all kinds of weather for this worthy cause. Without them we would not be able to continue, so thanks again to everyone who helped out and contributed. Also to Canon Conor Ryan for allowing us to hold our annual church gate collection.
HOSPITAL PRE SCHOOL PLAYGROUP: The Playgroup are now enrolling for August 2014, two sessions morning 9 – 12 afternoons 12 – 3, places are limited, for further info phone 061/383355.
GAA: The annual church gate collection takes place at all masses this weekend. A Dog Night will be held on Good Friday 18 April 18. Nominations are now being invited for the AGM which takes place 28 November.
BORD NA NOG: PARISH LEAGUE: Last Thursday a parish league for U6, 8 and 10s was played in Herbertstown. It was a great night of hurling with about 35 players in the U8 and 10 matches and about 30 in the U6. A huge well done to all the players, they all played so well. Tea and refreshments were served to all to the large crowd who attended and thanks to all who helped and to the refs Billy and Mattie and Kevin for preparing the field. An U6, * and 10 football parish league will be played this Thursday in Hospital and 6pm, all welcome, tea and refreshments for all and treats for the players.
U13 HURLING: The U13 hurlers took on Caherline in their final game of 2013, it was an entertaining evenings hurling with the sides tied at 3 points at the break. Oisin O’Grady and Adam Carroll, in particular, leading the way. Caherline got the crucial score when they found the net in the second half to put breathing space between the teams. Eliah Wheelan was commanding at centre back but it was Ned Fox who was the stand out player from start to finish, hopefully these players continue to improve over the winter with hopes high for U14 success next year.
END OF YEAR TRIP: Last Saturday was the trip to Trabolgan with 60 players from U12 down to U6 with 20 coaches and parents. It was a brilliant day from start to finish, arriving back at 7pm. First was lunch then they split up with the U12s going karting, U10s did laser combat. The U6s and U8s played matches on the astro pitch and had penalty shoot outs, followed by parents and coaches penalty shoot out. It was a great day out and enjoyed by all.
SOCIAL NIGHT: Bord na Nog social night for all parents, coaches and anyone who helped during the year will be held in Sully’s Bar October 12.
BEREAVEMENTS: Our sympathies to Aileen Barry and family on the death of her Mother Mrs O’Dwyer. And also Angelina Downey, Kilteely and formerly of Hospital who died at her residence last week. She is survived by her husband Liam and daughter and son. Angelina was a FAS worker who worked in the community hall and helped with the dinners from whom so many benefit.