GOLF OUTING: Mulcair Golf Society held their first outing of 2013 to East Clare Golf Club yesterday. After a delayed start due to the frosty conditions, twenty-nine members played in a Scramble. There were nine teams. The weather was glorious after the frost had lifted and even became warm at times, sothey are hoping that they can arrange similar weather for the remainder of their outings this year.
The winning team with a nett score of 61.3 were Danny Healy, Dave Murray and Paul Hayes . In second place with a nett score of 62.1 were Dave Noble, Gerry Ryan, Liam Fogarty and Ian Berry. In third place with a nett score of 62.3 were Mike Doyle, Jimmy Ryan and Chris Carroll. The society have extended their thanks to East Clare Golf Club for their hospitality, and also to all the members who played.
They are now finalising plans for their table quiz on April 19 in Oâ€™Sullivanâ€™s. The next outing will take place at Charleville GC on April 27 when they will play for the Mulcair Cup (Limerick v Tipperary).
MASS TIME: The Saturday evening Mass time at St Josephâ€™s Church, Ballinahinch will remain at 7.30 pm for the period of Summer Time this year.
Previously it had been the practice in the parish to alter the Mass time for the period of Summer Time, but it has been decided this year to continue the evening Masses in the parish at 7.30 pm.
YOUTH CLUB: Newport Youth Club have appealed for more parents to provide assistance in the supervision of the club activities for the coming months by helping out as leaders.
Due to some of the leaders retiring this year, the club has come under pressure to maintain sufficient leaders to continue the activities of the club. There is concern that the club may not be able to continue current activities unless they get volunteers to assist.
Anyone interested in helping out are being invited to come along to the Community Centre, Newport on any Friday night between 8 pm and 9.15 pm.
The club provide a valuable outlet for the youth of the area, but they are dependent on voluntary assistance from adults to supervise and assist with the running of the activities.
ATHLETICS: Members of Newport Athletic Club had another very successful outing to Templemore AC Open Sports on Sunday last winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
The Gold Medal winners were Sharlene Mawdsley, Newport in the 100 metres Under 16 years, Maria Carey, Newport in the High Jump Under 16 years and the Long Jump Under 16 years.
Silver Medals were won by Aimee Hayde, Killoscully in the 500 metres Under 11 years. Emma Fagan, Newport in 800 metres Under 14 years, Sarah Fagan, Newport in 800 metres Under 15 years and High Jump Under 16 years, and Maria Carey, Newport in the 100 metres Under 16 years.
A Bronze Medal was won by Sharlene Mawdsley, Newport in the hurdles Under 16 years.
NEWPORT SPRING CLEAN: Newport Tidy Towns Committee will hold their Annual Spring clean in Newport on Saturday April 27th commencing at the Community Centre at 2 pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Last year they had a great turn out, so they are hoping that this year, the year of the gathering, there will be good participation to have our town looking itâ€™s best.
BIRDHILL ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN: The annual spring clean for the village of Birdhill and immediate surrounds for 2013 will take place as follows - Main Road (Birdhill Church to Lacken) Killaloe Road and New link road on this Saturday April 13 commencing at 11am. Meeting point at the Village.
Cregaugh Road, Newport Road and Chapel Hill on Wednesday of next week April 17 commencing at 7pm. Meeting point Clearyâ€™s Cross.
Cooleen, Ballyhane, the Pike - Old Road will also be on Wednesday of next week April 17 commencing at7pm. Meeting point Ballyhane.
Coosane Road (Village to Fairyhall) will take place on Saturday week April 20 commencing at 11am. Meeting point John Hoganâ€™s.
Main Road (Church to Ballyhane) will also take place on Saturday week April 20th commencing at 11am. Meeting point Ballyhane.
Community support for the annual clean up will be very much appreciated by the organisers who have made Birdhill such an attractive village by their dedication and hard work over recent years. Gloves and bags will be provided but they stress that many helpers can make a difference.
SOCCER: Newport AFC Aâ€™s took on league leaders Hospital at home on Thursday and after a very good performance won 3-1. Goals scorers were Christy Connors, Peter Oâ€™Sullivan and Sean Oâ€™Brien. This was a thrilling game enjoyed by a sizeable crowd.
The Bâ€™s gained a valuable point away to Prospect on Sunday morning, the result was 1-1 and Danny Healy scored.
The Youths had an excellent win away to Mungret winning 3-1 to maintain their drive at the top of the table. Scorers were Kieran Casey 2 and Keith Mawdsley in what was an ideal warm-up for their cup final at Jackman on Wednesday, Good luck to all involved.
The 13â€™s beat Aisling 3-2 after a ding dong affair. Newport led 3-0 into the second half, Aisling rallied, however, and scored 2 to make a game of it. The sturdier Newport defence held out to take all 3 points to maintain their position at the top of the table. James Lynch scored all three to maintain his fine run of form .
The under 10â€™s started their league campaign on Saturday at home to Shelbourne. After a thrilling game they went down on a 1-0 scoreline. A draw would have been a fair result as we gave as good as we got and with any luck could have at least shared the spoils. The club says â€˜thanksâ€™ to the fine crowd that turned out to cheer the youngsters on.
UNISLIM: Unislim classes are being held at the Community Centre, Newport on each Wednesday from 6.15-7.15pm. More details can by had by contacting Jenny at 086-8390949.