5KM ROAD RUN/WALK: - the recent 5km Run/Walk which took place in the parish was a wonderful success and I thank Paul Sullivan for result sheets and times from the event. As the complete list is too long to include in these notes the complete lists are posted on Streete Parish Park Notice Board, so feel free to call and see your time. Times for those who walked also included. The men’s results were – 1st Paddy Kelly, time 16.48; 2nd Mel Carthy, 18.13; 3rd Ciaran Nolan, 18.17 and 4th Damien Moran 19.04; Women’s result – 1st Maureen Lynch 24.30; 2nd Breda Walsh, 26.01; 3rd Mel French, 29.11; 4th Kathleen Dowd, 29.19 . Under 16 Boys – 1st Niall óg Nerney, 20.15; 2nd Liam O’Reilly, 20.47; 3rd Jacob Badrick, 26.30; 4th Cathal Woods, 27.10. A list of all who walked and registered is also on display. Should anyone wish to get a copy of the total results and times they can be got from Mary and Anne in the Parish Park office upstairs on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 10a.m. to 2p.m. or phone 043 6685926 and the list will be posted to you. We thank all who joined in the fun and we are the first to say we learned a lot and look forward to a bigger and better similar event next year as we prepare to celebrate the Gathering 2013 see www.streetesportscomplex.ie also Facebook.
WALKWAY: - Streete Parish Park Committee had a Committee meeting last Friday night and everyone was delighted with the amount of use our new walkway is getting. People are high in praise of the walk and the comfort underfoot. The light standards are erected and the lights are expected within the next two weeks or so. All are welcome to avail of the facility, just to respect other users, we have some minor rules. - All dogs must be on a lead (with the exception of Timmy). All dog owners must bring a paper bag to clean up if necessary. No bicycles allowed except for small children Footballers, please note no running on track with stud boots. We know these few rules will be kept and we thank all in advance. All will be delighted to hear there is no charge for using the track but we are appealing to anyone who can to buy a lotto envelope each fortnight, envelopes cost only €2 each or 3 for €5. We would also recommend buying an Annual Envelope for €50 or going on line at www.streetesportscomplex.ie local lotto at a special price of €44 for the year. Annual envelopes available from Brian 086 2596656 or from the office in the Park. We have spiked the pitches, done drainage etc. and hope to build a shed. This can be made easier on the treasurers if you can see your way to join our Lotto Annual System. Thank you and enjoy Streete Parish Park Walkway and facilities.
WEBSITE: - Streete sportscomplex.ie website has now been updated, it contains news items, photos etc. Should anyone have photos or news items of interest and wish to have them included please contact Martin Fagan by email at email@example.com
A.G.M.: - St Fintan’s National School A.G.M. takes place in the School on Thursday of next week, 18th October at 9p.m. This meeting is open to all parents and guardians. Please attend if possible.
COMMUNITY ALERT: - Streete Community Alert text system has now been set up and committee members will be calling to houses in the parish to collect €5 from each house wishing to be included and to answer any questions you may have. This is set up in conjunction with the Garda and well worth being part of.
NOTES: - Anyone or club wishing to have notes included please text Brian Nerney 086 2596656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS: - to David O’Hara and Orla McLoughlin on the arrival of baby Daithi-a brother for Clodagh. A long and happy life is wished to all.
STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB: - The club has now got all their pheasants released for this year, and we thank all the members who helped out, a special word of thanks to Seamus Gorman Ballymorris Granard for his assistance. All members are asked to note that this year’s member’s clay shoot will be held on Saturday 27th October next. Full details will be with all members later.
BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - The Ramblers walked in Mullaghmeen Forest, near Castlepollard, to mark National Trails Day on last Sunday October 7th. The group chose to follow the white walk, which takes a little over two hours to complete and is one of several marked loop walks through the Forest. The Forest is the largest planted beech forest in Europe, covering about a thousand acres and on last Sunday the trees were just beginning to assume their autumn colours. Some of the trees were already shedding their foliage and together with the thinning of trees in several areas, views of the surrounding countryside were opening up with Lough Sheelin and the hills of Loughcrew in sight in the clear air.On next Sunday, October 14th, the Ramblers will visit Edgeworthstown for their walk. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the church in Edgeworthstown at 2pm. The Ramblers will visit Abbeyshrule on Sunday October 21st to commemorate the village’s wonderful win in this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. After a walk around the village the group will retire to The Rustic Inn for tea and scones to show their appreciation of this great achievement.