er Sunday compliments of Jim Phelan, owner of the pub and not on Monday as stated some place last week. It is next Sunday, which is Easter Sunday. All monies collected on the night including the raffle will be donated by Jim in total to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust which helps return deceased family members home if they die suddenly when abroad. Streete Parish Park held a special bingo recently with €2,000 being donated to the same trust and many who don’t attend bingo will have an opportunity to give a donation if they wish on Easter Sunday night.
Congratulations to Claire Balfe, Longford, a niece of Hugh Meehan, Culvin, Streete who was married on Friday of last week in the Cathedral, Longford to Tomás O’Shea, Newtowncashel. The happy couple had their reception in the Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone. We wish them many happy years ahead.
Best wishes to the Granard Easter Sunday Parade committee this Sunday. Streete Parish Park Vintage will be represented with their float promoting this year’s All Ireland Vintage in Streete on 12th July. It is hoped as many as can from this district will attend the parade.
Enrolment forms for the school year 2015/16 are available at the school. Any queries 043 6685233.
The Irish Vintage Society who are the National Organisation of Vintage held their annual general meeting in Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore last Sunday. There were representatives from clubs in the four provinces and Streeete Parish Park were represented and given an opportunity to speak about this year’s forthcoming All Ireland event here in the parish in July.
The finals of the club spring clay shooting league took place on last Thursday night, and there were 32 shooter’s taking part and the following are the results; High Gun David McCloughrey Moydow; Class A; Richard O’ Rawe Cavan, Runner-up Patrick Owens Streete. Class B; 1st Daniel Beirne Newtownforbes, Runner-up Ciaran Manicle Moydow. Class C; 1st John McEvoy Drumshambo, Runner-up Aaron McPartland Drumshambo. The club thanks everyone who took part over the last eight weeks, and we hope everyone enjoyed the competition. The following Officers were elected at the club’s 37th AGM held on the 20th March last - Chairman: Pat Denning, Vice Chairman: Joe Kelly, Secretary: Seamus Denning, Asst. Secretary: John Mulligan, Treasurer: Willie Campbell, Asst. Treasurer: Michael Murtagh, PRO: Michael Campbell, Safety Officer: Padraig McGauran, Delegates: Michael Hayden, James Garvey, and Michael Mulleady. On behalf of the club we thank Pauline Murphy from the Crossroads Inn Lisryan for the use of her premises and the refreshments, and also Fr Joe McGrath for saying the club’s annual mass before the AGM. All officers please note that a club executive meeting will be held on Thursday 9th April at 9pm in the club grounds.
The Ramblers really struck it lucky with the weather for their weekend in Nenagh from March 20th to 22nd with warm sunshine and a cooling breeze each day. They met in the Abbey Court Hotel on Friday evening and were ready for a good walk on Saturday. A loop walk from O’Briensbridge was chosen which consisted of a walk beside the River Shannon, a stretch of secluded canal towpath and a lunch break in Cloonlara, then back to O’Briensbridge beside the Shannon Headrace which feeds the hydro-electric scheme at Ardnacrusha. Some of the more energetic members added an extra five kilometres with a walk to Parteen Weir and back while the others relaxed over a cup of tea in the small village where the Shannon is crossed by a beautiful twelve-arch stone bridge . Sunday’s walk was a loop from Dromineer beside Lough Derg which gave splendid views out over the Lough and later followed the shore where there were several picturesque private harbours and small tree-shaded beaches. A big thank you to the Ramblers Chairperson Patricia Bruton and all who helped to organise the weekend which everyone enjoyed so much. Thanks also to the staff of the Abbey Court Hotel for their excellent food and service. There will be no walk on Sunday April 5th as it is Easter Sunday. On the following Sunday the Ramblers will visit Dublin for one of Oliver Usher’s very popular walks. Further details will be included in next week’s notes. See www.boherquillramblers.ie for news of the Ramblers activities.
Guitar lessons for beginners continue this Saturday and every Saturday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am in Streete Parish Hall. For further details please contact Thomas on 085 7788539 after 6pm.
The League competition is now over and the next competition on the agenda is the Basil Sullivan competition. Streete A team and Tyrrellspass B qualified for the final, which was played in Castlepollard last Friday week. Tyrrellspass took an early lead and at half time they were twelve shots ahead. There was no hope of recovery for Streete at this stage so Tyrrellspass came out easy winners to complete the league and cup double.Street A had to be contented with the runners up medal. Team 1: Mick McLoughlin, Thomas Sullivan, Seamus Moran and Jimmy Leavy. Team 2: Michael Turner, Catherine Costello, Pat Kelly and Liam Connaughton. On the club scene we want to complete the doubles and singles competition before the Easter break All players please cooperate! The club would like to sympathise with Angela Whelan on the recent death of her sister. May she rest in peace. New members and visiting bowlers are always welcome at the Streete Parish Park on Tuesday nights.