ANGLESBORO 45 DRIVE GAME: 1st and 2nd prize divide: Moss Hanley and Ger Morriarty, Jim Cotter and Tom Hogan. Table prizes: Sean Hanley and Ann Coughlan, Teresa Martin and Nora O’Donnell, Mick Browne and Rita Noonan. Raffle: 1st prize: Eddie Morriarty. 2nd prize: Denis Wallace and 3rd prize: Rita Noonan. Cards every Tuesday night at 8.30pm.
KILBEHENNY 45 DRIVE GAME: 1st prize: Patsy and Mary O’Brien. 2nd prize: Peadar and Mary Casey. 3rd prize: Joe Birrane and Mattie O’Brien. Raffle: 1st prize: Kathleen Dinan. 2nd prize: Francie Fitzgerald and 3rd prize: Mary O’Brien.
KILBEHENNY BINGO: €20: Mary Coleman, Eileen Slattery, M. A. O’Donnell, Mary McGrath, Margaret Hannigan, K. Nolan, Eileen Martin, Martina Finn and Hannah Cott. €30: Eileen Slattery. €40: Helen Martin, June Byrne, Margaret Mullins, Joan Murphy, Mary Curran, Betty Slattery, divide; June Byrne and S. Noonan, divide; Mary Galvin and Bernie Molan. €50: Hannah Cott. €100: M.A O’Donnell. Sheets €30: Sarah O’Regan. €100: Anonymous. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Christy Condon. 2nd prize €20: Peg McCarthy and 3rd prize €10: Mary Macken. Free Books - small; C. Turner and large; Bridie Murphy. Bingo every Sunday night at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome.
COMMUNITY ALERT: On this Friday night in Anglesboro Community Hall, the local Community Alert Text Alert will be officially launched. During the past number of weeks, Anglesboro Community Alert Group – under Chairman Eddie P. Moriarty has put in a huge amount of work getting everything together to set up this important initiative for the Local Community to help protect themselves, in these times. The evening commences at 8.30pm. Local public representatives will attend and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Further information can be sought by contacting Eddie P. Morriarty on (086) 1925479.
PARENTS COUNCIL: Anglesboro National School Parents Council has announced that former Governor of Mountjoy Prison John Lonergan will give a talk on the topic of “Parenting Today – the challenges and rewards” on Monday night 11th February at 8.30pm. Admission is €5. Light refreshments will be served. Further information can be sought by contacting Parents Council Chairperson Carmel Quirke on (086) 0566178. All are welcome.
PIPE BAND: The Irish Piobaireacht Society is organising a piping competition at the Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown on this Saturday 26th January. The event will conclude with a piping recital with Alastair Dunne, double gold medalist and Margaret Dunne silver medalist. Conor Sinclair of Pipe Idol 2012 will also be present. This recital will commence at 8pm. All are welcome.
KILBEHENNY FC LOTTO: There was no winner of the recent lotto draw which took place at Dan Casey’s Bar, Kilbehenny. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 14 and 24. The following won lucky dip prizes; Patrick English, Liam Lewis and Denis O’Brien. The next draw will take place on this Friday night 1st February in The Galtee View Bar Anglesboro, where the jackpot will be €3,800. Tickets are just €2 each.
GAA: Galtee Gaels Club na n-Og held a very successful Annual General Meeting in the dressing Rooms Kilbehenny last Friday night. There was great joy at having won the County u-14 Shield Title last year. This is the first title to come their way in a number of years. Great praise was extended to Team Manager Aiden Maunsell and his selectors for guiding the team to victory. The Club made a tiny profit on the years workings. This is a wonderful achievement in these difficult financial times. The Club is leaving no stone unturned to get this year off to a good start with a clothes collection this weekend. The collection will take place at Anglesboro Community Hall and the Dressing Rooms Kilbehenny from 10a. to 2pm on Saturday. A sponsored walk will take place in early spring and your support to these events would be very much appreciated. More details will follow regarding the “Spring Walk”. Secretary Aoife Gallahue presented a very detailed account of the years events, with a huge volume of games played, while Treasurer Maurice O’Connor presented the financial breakdown. Chairman Ger Condon in a wide ranging address thanked all for their help during the year. Senior Club Chairman – Patrick English presided over the election of Officers, which resulted as follows; Chairman Ger Condon, Vice-Chairman Mossy English, Secretary Aoife Gallahue, Assistant Secretary Orla Moriarty, Treasurer Maurice O’Connor, Assistant Treasurer Eddie F. Moriarty, P.R.O Liam Allen, Registrar Orla Moriarty, School Liaison Officers – Anglesboro; Margaret Ann McGrath and Kilbehenny; Marie Cleary. Children’s Officer and Coaching Officer Aoife Gallahue. To com[l with new legislation from the 1st of April 2013 all persons involved with players from age 18 down will have to be Garda Vetted before taking up their role. Vetting forms are available from Aoife Gallahue on (087) 9026736. Intending applicants are urged to have these forms sent in as soon as possible as it takes time to have them processed. Also, this year it is compulsory for all players to wear a gum shield when training or playing.
RIP: This column would like to extend sincere sympathy to the following families who suffered bereavements recently: The Conway Family of Burncourt: Sincere sympathies on the death of Eddie, a great sportsman and former footballer. Eddie was a keen supporter of the Vintage Events in Anglesboro and the Tractor Runs.
The Casey Family of Skeheenarinky:
Sincere sympathies on the death of Betty, who was formally Betty Colbert of Coolnamahogue. She was a sister to the late Mickie Colbert. Betty’s remains were interred in Kilbehenny on Tuesday last.
The Murphy Family of Ballylanders:
Sincere sympathies to the family of Seamus Murphy popularly known as Sham of Ballylanders. Sham had a huge involvement in G.A.A Affairs throughout South Limerick. He was hugely respected by all in Galtee Gaels Club. He was a former player, referee and an Official on the South Limerick Senior Board and the Juvenile Board. Ar deis Lamh De go raibh a h-anamacha go leir.