Apr 6

Ahane/ Castleconnell /Montpelier: was represented at the Munster Community Games Finals in Tralee last weekend.

Ahane/ Castleconnell /Montpelier: was represented at the Munster Community Games Finals in Tralee last weekend.

The chess team was unlucky to lose to Clare in the final coming home with the silver medal.

The under-10 indoor soccer team had three great matches, beating Tipperary and Kerry in the first two matches, setting up a final against Waterford. After a tremendous final which saw a great team performance from all seven players they brought home Gold and look forward to the all-Ireland final in Athlone in May.

FIRST FRIDAY: As this Friday is the First Friday of the month, Holy Communion will be taken to the sick and the housebound.

CHIROPODY SERVICE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: Chiropody Service for senior citizens will be available on this Friday, in the Health Centre, Castleconnell, at 4.30pm.

FRANCISCAN MONK VISITS THIS PARISH: A member of the Franciscan Order working in Moyross, will address congregations at the Sunday Masses in Ahane Church, at 11.00am and Castleconnell Church, at 11.30am on this Sunday.

THUMP BOXING EVERY THURSDAY EVENING: THUMP boxing for fitness in St Vincent’s Gym, in Annacotty every Thursday evening at 8.00pm. All fitness levels catered for. For more info contact John on 087-9115411.

CASTLE GOLF SOCIETY: Thirty members of the Society travelled to Nenagh Golf Club on Saturday, March 24th to play their first outing of the season. There were many positives contributing to making it a wonderful day for the player’s enjoyment: An opportunity to make an immediate impact on the G.O.Y. table, a glorious sunny morning that promised and delivered, the course in prime condition, a plentiful supply of good natured banter and a high level of expectation for a good performance from each player from a quality field. Players responded with some admirable golf, a high level of competitiveness and this was reflected in the scoring with only three points separating the top four prizewinners. Tim McCarthy displayed his ability and amassed 38 points to claim 4th prize. Larry Culhane’s regular golf revealed an early season sharpness and this was evident as he eased into 3rd place with a superb 38 points.

Liam Freeney even though lacking practice adopted a positive attitude and his seven pars in a row laid the foundation for a brilliant overall score of 39 points and was rewarded with 2nd place. Pat Skehan was the winner of the outing. He maintained his composure; kept his concentration and his consistency ensured a marvellous score of 41 points to secure the first place. The presentation of prizes took place in Charco’s, later that evening. Jo Aherne effortlessly adapting to her new role as Captain of the Society, said she was delighted with the outing. Jo thanked the Walpole’s for their hospitality, the players for their support, the committee for their efficiency, congratulated all the prizewinners and welcomed all to the presentation. The results are as follows;

1st prize, Pat Skehan, with 41 points; 2nd prize, Liam Freeney, with 39 points; 3rd prize, Larry Culhane, with 38 points; 4th prize, Tim McCarthy, with 38 points; front nine, Paul Carroll, with 20 points; back nine, Seamus Keane, with 19 points; nearest the pin, Frank Lee; longest drive, Patricia Quigley.

The next outing of the Society will be held in Thurles Golf Club, on Saturday, April 14, 11.00 to 12.30.

Thurles Golf Club: has kindly offered free Tea and scones before the tee off time, which the Society members appreciate.

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