Congratulations to all involved in the Abbeyshrule tidy villages committee following another international honour. Last week the village was named overall winner of the “Communities in Bloom” international competition. The award ceremony took place in Canada with Abbeyshrule beating off stiff competition from villages in Great Britain, America Canada and other villages from around the world. Well done and continued success in the years to come to all in Abbeyshrule.
Badminton continues in Carrickedmond parish hall on Wednesday nights. New members very welcome so do come along and bring your friend. Badminton on Friday night’s at 7pm follows. €20 per child, €50 per family (more than 2 children) and €50 per adult. For more information contact Seamus McCormack 0879646090 or Laura Byrne 087 2289876.
Rehearsals will continue in Carrickedmond church on Wednesday nights from 8pm to 9pm. Next folk mass in Carrickedmond on Sunday the 24th Nov.New members always welcome.
Hard luck to the Carrickedmond football team who were defeated by Hunterstown Rovers from Co. Louth in the first round of the Leinster junior championship on Sunday last. This brings the curtain down on football activities for the senior club for 2013. Well done to all involved in the senior club after a long year. Even though no silver ware was won we can look forward to hopefully good fortunes in 2014.
The local community games group will hold a fundraising Table Quiz in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule on Friday night the 15th Nov. More information next week.
Death of Bill Doherty
All in the parish were saddened when news broke last weekend of the death of William (Bill) Doherty in Thomand Lodge nursing home Ballymahon. Bill had been resident in the nursing home for the past few years and previous to this lived in the family home in Sheeroe, Colehill where he reared a large family. Bill was well known in the building trade as a fine plasterer, a trade which he passed on to most of his sons. He was a hard worker who loved the bit of crack and always had a friendly word for everyone. Bill will be sadly missed by all who knew him but especially by his loving family who were very good to their father right up to the time of his passing away on Friday last. To his daughters Marian, Patsy, Angela, Vera, Sandra; sons JJ, Michael, Tommy, Jimmy, Aidan and Derek, other family members, we extend our sincere sympathy. Bills remains were removed from the nursing home in Ballymahon on Sunday evening last to Legan church and the burial took place on Monday following mass to Carrickedmond cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Back to School
By now all students in the local national and secondary schools have settled back into school following the Halloween break. Hopefully all had an enjoyable Halloween. With only seven weeks to the next school break all are reminded to be of good behaviour from now till Christmas so that each one is assured of a special Christmas present from Santa.