FOOD & CRAFT FAIR: The Tournafulla Food and Craft Fair will be held in PÃ¡irc Mhic ChÃ¡rthaigh on Sunday, July 7, beginning at 1.30 p.m. This will be a magical day of community sustainable living, a day to celebrate all that is good in our locality. Over 30 stall holders will display their wares. There will be a wonderful display of crafts including knitted and crochet items, weaving, wool spinning, handmade jewellery, handmade candles, slate craft, felt, pottery etc, a fantastic food trail, local meats, tapas, paella, homemade ice cream, organic salads and much, much more. For the kids there will be Free Yoga Classes, fun and games at 2 p.m., free Magic and Puppet Show at 3.15, open kids sports at 4.30 (run by Tour Camogie club members). There will be all-day face painting and craft workshops. We invite everyone in the community to come along and support what promises to be a really enjoyable day for all in our parish.
MEETING: The organisers of the Food and Craft Fair are holding a meeting on Wednesday, June 19, at 8 p.m. in Halla Tadhg Gaelach. All organisations involved are asked to attend â€“ GAA, Camogie, Parents Council, As You Like It etc.
PARENTS COUNCIL: Glengurt NS Parents Council will have a stall at the Tournafulla Food and Craft Fair on July 7 and would appreciate books, toys and home baking that we could sell on the day. Books and toys can be dropped at the school on Friday, June21 between 9 and 9.20 a.m or contact Helen Oâ€™Callaghan on 087-6446087 for alternative collection time. Books can also be dropped to Lil Lenihan 087-6223319 any time. Home baking can be dropped to Anne Marie McCartan 086-866640 on Saturday, July 6 or on the morning of the Fair. All proceeds raised will go to a Parents Association Fund for the school.
TIDY TOWNS: The Annual Tidy Towns Church Gate collection will be held shortly. This is our only means of fundraising and the money collected this year will go to pay for the recent purchase of a lawnmower which cost â‚¬450. Add in the petrol and repairs to strimmers and the figure is close to â‚¬600. The members of the Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank all those people who are keeping the grass cut, the hedges trimmed and their immediate environs clean and tidy and litter free. With your help and co-operation we have the potential to once again increase our marks in the competition.
CARDS: The winners at last weekâ€™s card game with 10 games were SiobhÃ¡n Flynn and Nuala Oâ€™Connell. Second with 9 games were Denis Ahern & Tony Kelly. The table prize winners were Eileen Finnegan & Con Cregan, Nellie Oâ€™Donoghue & Noreen Curtin and Toddy Oâ€™Connor & Noel Murphy. Raffle winners were Mike Scanlan, Peggy Oâ€™Riordan, John Joe Sexton and Donal Mulcahy.
GAA: Well done to Sean Harnett who won â‚¬250 in the June Club Development Draw. The next draw will take place on Friday, July5. You can join with any club promoter for â‚¬10.
WEST CHAMPIONSHIP: We had a narrow hard-earned win over St. Maryâ€™s Sea Finns in the West Junior A hurling championship which was played in Dromcollogher on Sunday last. The final score was 0-13 to 1-7. It was only in the second half that we came to terms with a speedier Rathkeale team who dominated the last 20 minutes of the first half and deservedly led by 5 points at half time.
JUNIOR B: Our Junior B team put on a brave performance when losing by 2 points to Newcastle West in Tempeglantine on Sunday evening last in trying conditions. We wish a speedy recovery to Liam Phillips and Stephen Behan who are out with hand and ankle injuries.