Tarmonbarry February 23

FINALS - We send best wishes to Tarmonbarry Macra the best of luck in the Co. Drama Finals which takes place in Kilmurray Hall on Sunday and Monday 27th and 28th February. Both Tarmonbarry plays take place on the 27th and the result will be announced on Monday night.We hope there will be big support for our local group.

FINALS - We send best wishes to Tarmonbarry Macra the best of luck in the Co. Drama Finals which takes place in Kilmurray Hall on Sunday and Monday 27th and 28th February. Both Tarmonbarry plays take place on the 27th and the result will be announced on Monday night.We hope there will be big support for our local group.

SYMPATHY

There was a sense of great sadness in the parish and further afield at news of the death of Farrell O Gara (snr) which took place last week.Farrell who was in his 98th year was a kind and helpful neighbour.He was pre deceased by his son PJ. In recent weeks,and his wife Maggie Ann a number of years ago.We will have a full obituary notice next week.We extend sympathy to all of the O Gara family.

SANCTUARY PLAYERS

The Sanctuary Players of Tarmonbarry present The Beauty Queen of Leenane in the Backstage Theatre on the 24th,25th,and 26th February.Tickets available from Backstage 043-33-37888.We wish all involved the best of luck.The group are working so hard on this production and we hope all in the region will go out and support The Sanctuary Players.

CONGRATS

Congratulations to our good friend Deirdre Leavy,North Yard who celebrated her 21st birthday recently.A great party night took place in Leavy’s Lounge on Saturday night to celebrate the special occasion.

Deirdre is a very popular member of the local community and involved in music and choirs etc, and from all of us “a very Happy 21st Deirdre”.

ST BARRY’S GAA

Please note it is essential that all people involved in competition activity register as soon as possible.

Please make contact with any club official who will assist you and point you in the right direction.

PARISH SOCIAL

Our Annual Parish Social for Scramogue was cancelled due to the very difficult weather conditions in December and JanuaryThe function will take place in Leavy’s Lounge shortly.

VACANCY

A vacancy exists for an Adminstrrator.Duties include payroll,book keeping etc.For more info contact Patricia at 071-96-58613.

PJ O GARA RIP

There is great sadness in the area at the news of the passing of P.J O Gara,formerly of Gorthoose ,Culliagh,Scramogue which took place very recently in America .PJ is son of Farrell O Gara (snr) and the late Maggie Ann O Gara.We extend Sympathy to Farrell (snr), Pearse and family Ballytouhy, Farrell (junior) and family, Marie and family and all his other brothers and sisters relatives and friends.May he Rest in Peace.

CLASSES

Basic Computers classes commencing Mid February in Old School, Ruskey. Limited places available. Contact Patricia at 071-96-58631 0r 086-8534100.

CHOIR

Whitehall Choir practice takes place each Thursday night. Please note.

AUCTION

A major auction is coming your way in the Kon Tiki on Sunday March 6th at 3pm.The auction is under the auspices of Kilglass Gaels.There will be household goods,silage,turf,firewood,vouchers,brick a brack and much more.Please support.

MARKET

The town of Strokestown will officially launch its traditional farmers market on Friday 11th March. More details coming your way next week.

LOTTO

Draw took place in Costello’s Numbers drawn 8,5,24,6. 80e R.Leonard. 40e F.Cox. 30e M.Moorhead.

Next weeks jackpot will be 15,000e.

AGM

The AGM of Tarmonbarry Dev and Tidy Towns took place recently.We

Will have full details of the meeting next week.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Tarmonbarry/Scramogue Community Games started with a bang last weekend. The girls were out first at 9.30am against Kilglass. A very close game ended with our girls coming out on top by 1 - 0. Adrianne Brennan scored the all important goal with a great finish. This put them through to the quarter-final against Ballaghdereen (past Roscommon champions). Again a very close and exiting game ended a draw 1-1 at full time. Goal keeper Rebecca Cox scoring from the spot during normal time. Extra time followed and with no side coming out on top the drama and excitement continued with penalties. Up stepped the brave to take the penalties and Tarmon/Scramogue won, with Aine Halpin scoring the all important goal. Apart from the goalscorers mentioned above, Rebecca Cox was class in goals and Davina Brennan, Saoirse Ann Fallon, Aoife McLoughlin, Leanne Carrington and Geraldine Farrell played superb. Well done girls, and good luck in the Semi Final in 2 weeks time.

The U13 boys were out at 3.30pm against a highy fancied Kilteeven side who were tipped by some to go all the way. However Tarmon/Scramogue came out on top on a scoreline of 6-4 with the twin strikers, John Paul O’Mahony and Dylan Kelly getting some great scores. Next up at 6.30pm we played Kilbride and came out on top again on a scoreline of 2-0. Through to the quarter final , we faced Castlerea at 9.30am on Sunday Morning. While we started great with a goal in the first minute, we never really got going after this and Castlrea proved too strong. When Catlerea went ahead 3-1 Tarmon emptied the bench to try and turn it around. However it was not to be. Along with the goal scorers, James Bennett was brilliant in goals, and ALan McGuinness, Pauric Halpin, Conor Mulrennan, Oisin Fallon and Morgan McElroy performed superbly. Hard luck lads.

Cross Country Trials are taking place for U12 and U14 boys and girls in Kilbride 26th February at 3.00pm. Anyone interested please contact Grainne, 087 9914869.