At the 11a.m. Mass in Boherquill this Sunday, Sharon Duffy and Eucharistic Minister, Brian Nerney.
We extend sincere sympathy to the extended Walker family on the sad death at a young age of Theresa who was laid to rest in Boherquill on Friday of last week following her funeral Mass. Theresa who died following a very short illness is survived by her husband Frank, son Rob, daughters Orla & Siobhan as well as her son in law to be in a few weeks’ time, Alan. May she rest in peace. Theresa is remembered by many as they own the Cornmill Pub and Restaurant in Boherquill.
Don’t forget the Vigil Mass on Saturdays in future is at 6p.m. This month it is in Rathowen and next month in Boherquill.
the 8p.m. Mass in Boherquill this Friday evening is in memory of the late Philip Duffy, Melkernagh and the 11a.m. Mass on Sunday morning, 17th is in memory of the late Annie & Michael Reilly, Coolamber.
Please note the book “Streete & Its People” has sold extremely well and there are a limited number of books still available at the Sacristy after or before Masses or from any member of the committee, so should you intend getting one for Christmas it is advisable to get it now before all are gone. It would make lovely present for Christmas.
Well done to Matt Callaghan who due to bad weather the weekend of our Gathering re-union had to postpone the proposed Hurling Shinty. Not a man to be bested, Matt moved indoors in our Sports Complex and had his match last Saturday. A local selection, St. Fintan’s team including Patsy Owens, David Stell, James Keary, Conor Mulligan and three O’Hara brothers, Hugh, David and Ciaran played an all clubs selection. Before the start our National Anthem was played and sung by Johnny Keary, his grandchildren and son, Thomas. Referee for the game was well known Westmeath man, Jimmy Weldon, Commentator was as always, Martin Gaynor who did an excellent job. This indoor sport is played with special plastic hurls in order not to damage the floor. Scoring was high, and hard for me to keep track of but, it was a very tight game ending from what I could see in a draw. Medals were presented to the players by Matt and Aishling Keary presented Matt’s wife, Elizabeth with flowers in appreciation for her input. One never knows this may be the start of a new adult sport in our Complex. The evening ended with refreshments etc. in Fiddlers Green Pub, Streete. A good evening was had by all. Hughie McLoughlin did a video while Tony Tighe and Pat Grimes took exciting photos of the game. Well done to all who helped Matt.
Our Annual Xmas fair is on 1st December. We are now collecting all your unwanted items. Bric a Brac, Books, Bottles/Tins for the Tombola, Fancy goods, Toys (in good condition and no cuddly toys, please). Any donations for raffle prizes will be greatly received. We will be having a cake stall, so maybe do some baking now and put it in the freezer. Any item can be left at the Parish Park with Tracey on wed 5 - 6, or Fri 6 – 7. Or at the school at 3 with any committee member. This is our one big fundraiser for the year, so please donate what you can to make our day a big success. Contact numbers Tracy 087 9287129 or Julia 086 3102623
The Westmeath League competition is in full swing at the moment. Last Tuesday night two of our teams were in action at the Streete Complex. Streete A had a good win against Castlepollard whilst Streete C were narrowly beaten by Ardagh. Our D team travelled to Ballymore on Wednesday night and came away with the performance of the week, winning by three games to one. Streete D Team 1: Hugh Owens, Kieran Fahy and Enda Murphy (skip). Team 2: Nathan Clarke, Thomas Sullivan and Jimmy Kelly (skip). We would like to congratulate the organising committee of ‘The Gathering’ for a very successful and enjoyable event and also on the wonderful publication of the parish book ‘Streete and it’s People’. The Bowls Club would like to sympathise with Frank Walker and his family on the recent death of Theresa. May she rest in peace.
The Ramblers visited Lanesborough, on the River Shannon, in beautiful crisp weather on Sunday November 3rd. The bright autumn sunshine was glinting off the calm water of Lough Ree and the trees on the far shore and the boats in the marina were sharply reflected. The route for the afternoon’s walk led through The Commons woodland beside the Lough to the south of Lanesborough, an area the Ramblers visited for the first time two months ago, but now the trees were full of autumn colour and views were opening out as the leaves fell. This has been a fruitful year for the oak trees and as a result the ground was covered in acorns in several places. A fenced-off pond near the river provided a safe haven for a large colony of ducks and geese in addition to the ducks on the Shannon near the bridge.The Ramblers walked up the hill through Lanesborough after returning from The Commons and visited St. John’s, the local Church of Ireland parish church. There have been churches on this site since the 5th century. The present building dates from the middle of the 1800s and has undergone extensive renovation in the last 25 years. After a short walk to the top of the main street the group returned to their cars for tea and biscuits.
On Sunday November 17th. Oliver Usher will lead a walk in Kells. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.15pm, a little earlier than usual and meet at the Fair Green in Kells at 2pm.
The club Christmas open clay shooting league will commence on Thursday 21st November from 7pm to 9pm, and will be ran over five weeks. For further details please contact Padraig 0872057847 or Willie 0862582370. The club offers its sympathy to the Walker family, The Cornmill Pub, Boherquill on the death of Theresa RIP.