PARNELL PARK BECKONS: Well the excitement is really building now in the run-up to the Celebrity Bainisteoir Final in Parnell Park this coming Friday! Well done to Roz and the team and to all who featured in the semi-final against Naomh Bríd of Donegal, televised last Sunday evening. Yet again, Cashel and it’s people came across extremely well and we all look forward now to meeting Bohola Moy Davitt’s from Co Mayo on Friday evening! By all accounts a large number of Cashel supporters will be there to cheer on the team! The Final will be televised on Sunday October 28th. The overnight bus will leave from “The Hill” at 2.00pm on Friday. Arriving at Bewley’s Hotel at 4pm. Going to “The Goblet” Pub, Malahide Road, Artane, for refreshments for 5pm. The pitch is just a few minutes’ walk from “The Goblet”. The bus will leave Dublin at 1pm on Saturday. The bus returning on Friday night will leave “The Hill” at 3pm, arriving at “The Goblet” at 5pm. The bus will return to the team hotel for a few hours after the match, before travelling home. Bus fare must be paid when boarding the bus. Everybody, whether travelling by bus or car, is asked to be at the pitch by 6.30pm and don’t forget your flag!!! In view of the numbers travelling to the Final, all are reminded to take the necessary measures to secure property and premises. Those remaining are asked to be vigilant for suspicious or untoward activity.
DRAMA GROUP: Newtowncashel Drama begins the season with the Annual General Meeting to be held Thursday 25th October at 8:30pm in ““The Hill””, Newtowncashel, and we expect to offer another entertaining production for amateur drama fans. New members are always welcome, and if anyone wishes to act, please speak up soon as parts are allocated quickly among our keen group, backstage help is also gratefully received. Newtowncashel Drama group invite you to join us for another season in the fine tradition of amateur drama.
CHILDREN’S FANCY DRESS DISCO: A Children’s Fancy Dress Disco will be held in ““The Hill”” on Wednesday October 31st from 4.00pm – 7.00pm (sharp). Admission is €2 for school-going children. (Parents and younger siblings are free) Refreshments will be provided for all children. Parents are also invited to join in the fun of the occasion and dress up if they wish! Come along and join in the fun!
PARISH WEBSITE: The Newtowncashel Parish Website and Newtowncashel Facebook page are up and running, with lots of news, information and photos about all things concerning Newtowncashel. Please do log on to them and pass the details to family and friends abroad to keep updated with news about the parish as it happens: www.newtowncashel.ie and https://www.facebook.com/Newtowncashel.
GAA LOTTO: Cashel GAA’s Lotto still stands at €10,000. There are weekly, monthly and yearly options to play your numbers. You’ve got to be in it to win it. Don’t forget to play your numbers every week. Last week’s winning numbers were 1, 3, 6 and 22 and there was no jackpot winner. €30 went to Bob Carberry, and €20 each went to Mary Sweeney, Mike Clyne and Emily Fallon c/ Fallon’s Pub.
COMMUNITY GAMES: The AGM of Newtowncashel community games took place on the 16th of October. The high levels of participation for the past year, and the many medals won at both local and county levels were discussed. Changes to the programme at national level also filter to local level thereby requiring a certain amount of reorganisation of events. Provisional plans for the coming year were proposed. Officers elected are as follows: President – Mattie Reid, Chairperson – Declan Fox, Secretary - to be filled, Treasurer – Anne Bannon, PRO – Declan Fox, Assistant PRO – Liam Bermingham, Development Officer – Martina Mulvihill, Children’s Officer – Emma Murray. Our registration night is to be held at the GAA Clubhouse on Monday 22nd October from 7pm to 7.30 for the following – Draughts Under 10, 12, 14, Table Tennis Under 13 and Badminton Under 15. A fee of €2.00 per child is applicable to cover administration costs. All boys and girls are welcome. As there are a vast amount of games this year we are asking for assistance from parents. Forms have to be with County within the next two weeks. We look forward to another year of high participation and enjoyment. The Committee would also like to request copies of photos from Community Games events that anyone might have from the last 40 years for the 40th anniversary book that is being compiled. Photos may be given to any Committee member.
TRIPLE P: Parents of children aged 3-8 years are invited to a FREE Triple-P Workshop on “Dealing with Disobedience” on Wednesday October 24th, from 10.00am – 12.00noon, in St Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro. Tips include dealing with answering back, ignoring instructions, complaining and whining. To book a place contact/text Catherine on (086) 414 3518.
“The Hill” ASSOCIATION FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY: “The Hill” Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability – Newtowncashel Branch AGM was held recently. The outgoing Chairperson welcomed everyone and gave a comprehensive report on the activities of the branch throughout the past year. He thanked all members for their help and support. Thank you to all who bought and sold tickets for our fundraising activities. The Secretary and Treasurer also gave their reports. The following officers were elected for the coming year. Chairperson – John Farrell, Vice-Chairperson- Seán Casey, Secretary – Michael Murray, Assistant Secretary – Anne Marie Nolan, Treasurer – Danny Ganley, Assistant Treasurer – Monica Farrell, P.R.O. – Catherine Gallagher, Delegates to Executive – John Farrell & Michael Murray. Voting Delegates – Paddy Donlon, Mary Kelly & Monica Farrell. Congratulations were extended to Martin Skelly on his election as Cathaoirleach of the GAA Leinster Council and Seán Farrell as Mayor of “The Hill”. A vote of sympathy was passed with everyone who was bereaved throughout the past year. Tickets are now on sale for the annual fundraising social and raffle which will be held on Saturday 3rd November in Fallon’s Lounge. Your support would be very much appreciated. Next meeting on Wednesday 30th October at 8.00p.m. in ““The Hill””. All members are asked to attend, please.
THANK YOU: The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland gratefully acknowledges €458.00, proceeds of their recent Church Gate Collection.
SYMPATHY: WE offer our sincere sympathy to the family, friends and neighbours of Frances Whearty nee Casey, Mullingar and formerly of Derryhaun Mór, who died on October 12th. May her soul rest in peace.
STATION MASSES: The Autumn Station Masses will be celebrated from during the month of October. Householders who are to host the Station Masses, may arrange dates when convenient if they have not already done so. The upcoming Stations are as follows: Streamstown, Caltrabeg & Ballina, at the home of Seamus Farrell, on Tuesday October 23rd. Derrygowna, at the home of Margaret and Patrick Brennan, on Thursday October 25th. Greenhall Upper, Aughnacross, Aughavadden & Carrowdunican, at the home of Gabrielle Collins, on Monday October 29th. Derryhaun Mór, at the home of Carmel and Brian Donlon, on Tuesday October 30th. Confessions at 7.45pm. Mass at 8.00pm.
PIONEER DINNER DANCE: The Annual Regional Pioneer Dinner Dance takes place in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule, on Friday November 9th. Music by the J & S Sound. Dinner at 9.00pm, sharp. Tickets, at €25.00 each are now available from Committee members.
PIONEER MEETING: A Regional Pioneer Meeting will be held in Tealach Íosa (The McGoey Hall), St Mel’s Road/Chapel Street, Longford, on Thursday October 25th, at 8.30pm to finalise arrangements for the Annual Dinner Dance and the Annual Mass for Deceased Pioneers.
COUNTY LONGFORD RURAL TRANSPORT: There are a number of spaces available on some of the services, so we would encourage people from that area to avail of the services to keep it activated in that region. The Services are Flexible and Demand Responsive. “If you don’t use it – you lose it”. Fares are: Single €3. Return €5. ALL Age Groups are welcome to travel and the Free Travel Pass is accepted. Once weekly O/W Service No.13&13A (Tuesday & Saturday) to Longford is provided by Bernie Hackett: 087-2502186. Once weekly O/W Service No.19 (Friday) to Lanesboro, provided by Farrelly’s Coaches: 043-3322222. Once fortnightly O/F Service (No.17) (Friday) to Ballymahon is provided by Anthony O’Haire: 087-9004876. This route comes from Portnaure-Pollagh-Newtowncashel direction into Ballymahon, but can deviate, to facilitate any passenger who wish to travel to Ballymahon for shopping or on business (Banking etc). Note: The Once fortnightly O/F Service No.17 to Ballymahon on Friday has spaces available and does need support and a greater uptake. The Service is “Flexible” and “Demand Responsive”.
CAIRDE COMHRA: Anyone interested in “recalling” all the “Gaeilge” that’s buried deep in the old brain come along to “The Hill” this Thursday Oct 18th at 8.30p.m. We are all beginners, so we can all “recall” together. All ages are welcome.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Pat Hopkins, Pollagh, who celebrated his 80th birthday on the 14th October!