FLU VACCINATION: Now available on October 15 and 17 at O’Brien’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Hospital. Please call 061-383172 to speak to the pharmacist. Private patients €15. Medical card patients free of charge.
TEXT ALERT: Some people signed up to Text Alert and have not received any texts. If you are one of these people, you are asked to write your name and mobile number on a sheet of paper and drop it into the Garda station in Hospital.
FUNDRAISING DANCE: There will be a 1960’s fund raising dance in Bulgaden Castle, featuring Crystal Swing and Old News (support band) on Friday October 25 with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin. This is a worthy cause, so let your hair down, roll back the years and swing the night as in the swinging sixities. Admission €10, please support.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: My-Time’ After Schools Community Childcare held a circus themed week, this week from 14 – 18 October with magicians, clowns, juggling and various activities for a fun filled week.
The centre also marked World Mental Health Day on 10 October with an introductory session on WRAP – the Wellness Recovery Action Programme. WRAP can be used by anyone, from childhood to old age, to aid and improve day to day life. It is a simple approach to assist people to recover and maintain wellness. The information event took place with the support of Ballyhoura Development Ltd. For further information contact Mary on 061/383884.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Will be held at all masses this weekend, October 19/20 in aid of the charity Friends of Londiani Ireland. Eilis Carmody, Ballycahil, will be part of a team of volunteers travelling to Kenya this November. As a volunteer Eilis will join with a community in a remote rural part of Kenya to make a difference to their lives, especially in the areas of health, education and water. Your support would be appreciated.
EVENING CLASSES: Limited places are still available on the following classes taking place in the Family Resource Centre. Beginners Computers: Wednesday evenings 6.30 and 7.00 - €3 per class. FETAC level 3, Internet and Email: Day and Evening classes. Drama: Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm. Women’s Group: Thursday morning at 10am. Phone Mary on 061/383884 to book your place.
TENNIS CLUB: Hospital Tennis Club is compiling a history of the club down through the years, if anyone has any old photographs or information from the past they are asked to go to any committee member. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Children’s coaching is continuing for a further two weeks on Sunday mornings, 20 and 27 October at the same times. Best of luck to the Ladies Four team who have reached the final of the South Tipperary League. They take on Larkspur Tennis Club, Cashel in the final. Club night continues throughout the winter every Thursday at 7.30pm, all welcome.
The Singles League is now underway. See the notice board in the clubhouse and contact the players in your section to get your games organised. The final deadline for all games to be played by is 7 December. There are Tretorn tennis balls for sale in the clubhouse and tokens for the lights available at Tony O’Sullivan’s shop, Main Street. Enjoy your games.
GRAND OPENING: The official opening of the playground took place last Sunday with guest appearance of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, face painting etc. A good crowd attended and Canon Ryan blessed the playground. The committee thank everyone who has supported the cause and donated over the past two years.
NOVENA: The Hospital Novena starts 26 October – 3 November each night. It will end 3 November with blessing of the graves and a procession through the graveyard. Full details in next weeks notes.
COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: At the next meeting of Knockainey’s Ladies Club, Monday 21 October renowned chef, Carole Dollery, formerly of Hospital, from the TV series “The Restaurant” will do a cookery demonstration.
GAA: u6 and U8s are now back in the gym and the Community School for training. On the first night there were close to 60 players between U6 and U8. All new players and their parents were welcomed to the club and look forward to seeing many more new players attending. From next week they change groups, U5, 6 and 7s training from 6 – 7 with 8, 10 and 11s from 7 – 8. Players need to bring runners. helmet and €2, club will provide hurley’s
The Bord na nOg club will be ordering club replica jerseys in all underage sizes. these will be great Christmas presents and to show support out and about for the teams. Orders need to be in by October 30 to Paudie O’Dea, Ann Maire Bagnell or any club coach.
Bord na nOg are in the process of putting together a 3 year development plan. A workshop/discussion night to be held October 18 in the clubhouse to formulate the plan. The club is hoping for as many parents as possible and anyone who would like a say in the future of the underage structures to attend. this is very important for the future of the Bord na nOg club so it is hoped to have a good turn out on the night.
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