FAREWELL TONY: Tony Quinn, a native of Carrigkerry now resident in Balliniska, Feohanagh, served as postman in Tournafulla ( and took in part of Strand and Ashford) for 33 years, from 1979 to 2012. On Friday night last the people he served so well paid him a fitting tribute in Halla Tadhg Gaelach. Our parish priest, Fr. O’Gorman, who has known Tony for 40 years, spoke very highly of a most efficient and discreet gentleman. He spoke of the role of the postman as a social worker. Tony had a word for everyone and did more than deliver mail to people. As was proved by the turnout on Friday night he was loved and trusted by the people. Anne Curtin and Mary O’Mahoney presented Tony with an engraved glass bowl, while Timmy Horgan presented him with a gift bag. Afterwards we had music, song and dance from our wonderful entertainers. Tony then cut the cake which was made and beautifully decorated by Kay McNaught. The ladies committee made sure there was plenty to eat and drink for all present. We say farewell to a great public servant. Tony, we wish you health and happiness in your retirement. A special word of thanks to the organising committee of Anne Curtin, Mary O’Mahoney, Timmy Horgan, Thomas Long, James Wright, Kay McNaught and Seamus O’Sullivan and to Megan and Gerry Guiney for providing the PA.
CÉILÍS: West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold a céili in the Railway Bar in Abbeyfeale on Friday night, April 26, beginning at 9.30 pm. Music by Ger Murphy and Ken Cotter. All are welcome. The next Céilí will take place in Halla Tadhg Gaelach on Friday, May 17. Music by Taylors Cross. Dancing 9.30 – 1.00. Refreshments served.
CARDS: The joint winners of last week’s card game with 9 games each were Siobhan Flynn & Nuala O’Connell and Richard & Dermot. The table prize winners were Aeneas Forde & Billy Phillips, Mary & Jer Collins and Donal Mulcahy & Pa Quilligan. Those lucky in the raffle were Denis Ahern, Nuala O’Connell, Donal Mulcahy and Margaret O’Regan.
SYMPATHY: We offer our sincere sympathy to Mrs. Kit Keogh of Killaculleen on the death of her brother Ned Phillips, late of Church Road, Templeglantine. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
GAA: It was a busy week on the playing field last week. On Thursday our Junior B team went down fighting to Killeedy in the West League on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-6. Tour lined out : John Horgan, Tom O’Connor, Donncha McCarthy, Brian O’Sullivan, Liam Phillips (0-1), Denis Dillane, Jody Collins, Batt Dillane, Conor O’Sullivan, Christopher O’Connor (0-4), Timmy Joe Horgan, Padraig O’Sullivan, Liam O’Gorman, Eoin Lenihan and James Wright. Sub used was Jamie O’Brien (0-1).
Junior League: On Saturday we played host to Crecora in the county league and were comprehensively beaten. Tour lined out: Eoin Lenihan, James Wright, Tom McCarthy (0-1), Brian O’Sullivan, Denis Dillane, Eoin Moroney, Jody Collins, Connie Brouder, John Curtin, Timmy Joe Horgan, Conor O’Sullivan, Christopher O’Connor (0-3), Liam o’Gorman (0-2), John Horgan (0-1), Padraig O’Sullivan. Subs used were Donncha McCarthy and Jamie O Brien.
Minors: Our minors had a good win over St. Kieran’s / Rathkeale in the first round of the West A league championship which was played in the Bog Garden on Friday night last.
Under 21: The under-21 team of Allaghaun Gaels played Monaleen in the county semi-final in Croagh on Sunday evening last. It was a keenly contested game, with high skill levels on both sides and played at a fast tempo. With team captain Eoin McMahon, Jamie O’Mahoney and Tom Smith out through injury, this was indeed a very brave performance by the Glantine/ Tour combination. Thanks to all the players and the management team for the great value they have given us over the past two months. The Gaels lined out: Padraig Collins, Chris Smith, Matthew Brouder, James O’Meara, Jamie Lenihan, Patrick Brislane, Mark O’Connor, Alan Kelly, Kieran Brouder, Cian O’Sullivan (1-2), Stephen Cahill (0-3), Cian Larkin, Conor Moroney (0-5), James Brouder (1-1), Paudie Smith (0-1). Subs used were Gary Vaughan and Jamie O’Brien.
Club Gear: Club gear, with the Tournafulla crest, is available from John Collins. All sizes available.