Streete & District

EASTER CEREMONIES: In Boherquill – Holy Thursday, Mass 8p.m., Good Friday Lord’s Passion 3p.m. 
Day of Fast & Abstinence, Stations of The Cross 8p.m. – Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass, 9p.m. – Easter Sunday, Mass 11a.m.

EASTER CEREMONIES: In Boherquill – Holy Thursday, Mass 8p.m., Good Friday Lord’s Passion 3p.m. 
Day of Fast & Abstinence, Stations of The Cross 8p.m. – Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass, 9p.m. – Easter Sunday, Mass 11a.m.

ANNIVERSARY: -Mass at 11a.m. this Sunday, 31st is in memory of the late Kieran Tighe, Kilmore.

TROCAIRE: - Please bring Trocaire Boxes to the Church this weekend.

CONCERT: Tickets are now available for our special Variety Concert in Streete Parish Park on Easter Sunday night starting at 7.30p.m. sharp. All proceeds will go towards the costs of our complex and walkway. Every effort is being made to make this a really memorable night and support will be greatly appreciated. It will start on time and tickets are €10 each at the door or from Geraldine Keary, Pat Duffy, Brian Nerney or Martin Fagan in advance. Come along for a night of surprises.

MONSTER BINGO: As always in Streete Parish Park on Good Friday night 8.30p.m. with increased prizes as in previous years as follows - €1,000 on Game 5; one line €200; 2 lines €300; €500 full house. Lots of parking space, good heating and comfort. Back to normal bingo next Monday night.

GATHERING: A further photo shoot with children took place last Sunday for the Parish Book. Any queries please contact Kevin Brady. All offers of help and names and contact details for our Past Pupils Reunion in October appreciated together with any suitable ideas.

AMERICAN TEA PARTY: In Streete Parish Park Complex on Saturday, 6th April is being organised by Alice Nerney as her niece, Cathy Baxter a Medical Student has volunteered and is going to help provide medical care and urgent medical supplies at a hospital in Tanzania, East Africa shortly. Tickets for the party are available from Alice in advance at €10. Perhaps you will come along or better still maybe you could host a table on the night. All donations no matter how small welcome – Thank you. Alice can be contacted on 086 8130780 anytime. Music fun and craic 8.30 to 10.30p.m. on 6th April.

THANKS: The Parish History Committee would like to thank the Parents and Children who braved the cold weather on Sunday to attend the Parish Children’s Photo shoot. All the photos will appear in our parish History Book out soon We would especially like to thank Tony Tighe and Caroline who put so much effort into making this historic photo shoot happen. .

VINTAGE: Streete Parish Park Vintage meeting took place last Friday night and plans are underway to hold our 2nd Annual Philip Moran Tractor run on Saturday, 13th July starting from the Park at 4p.m. sharp followed by tea etc. and Bar B Q at the Park. The next day, Sunday, 14th July is our Annual Vintage Day in Streete. Membership now due so if you wish to avail of concession F.B.D Insurance you must have an I.V.S. Membership which you get from our Club. Any queries please contact Brian 086 2596656 or email brian.nerney@gmail.com It was unanimously agreed that there will be no hawkers this year as we need the space, but the usual craft stalls, cake stalls and much more will be as always. Any queries Brian 086 2596656; Pat 086 8433355 or John 086 8301347. Further details as time goes on.

NEW SHOP: Best wishes to Jim Phelan who opened his new convenience shop in Fiddlers Green Pub, Streete last Friday where papers, fuel, groceries are available 9a.m. till late. We wish him well as he continues what the late Mary Finn & family did across the road for years.

COFFEE DAY: Linda Butler and friends wish to thank all who supported her Daffodil Day in Streete Church of Ireland last week. All monies go in aid of Cancer Care and the Westmeath Hospice. If you missed it and would still like to donate Linda will be happy to receive. – Thank you.

FEIS: Congratulations on a very well organised and run Feis by Carol O’Reilly and her School of Dancing in Streete Parish Park last Saturday. Nothing but good reports from it. Well done to all concerned.

RAMBLERS: This week our P.R.O. Philip is on holiday so sorry the detail will not be as complete. The club had to split in two last Sunday as many members wished to support the Granard Brach of St. Christopher’s Walk from Granard to Abbeylara and back. On behalf of all who took part I wish to thank the organisers and all who supplied tea and Easter eggs in Abbeylara. Our Ramblers members all remembered the late Alice Daly a founding member of the Ramblers and a wonderful supporter of St. Christopher’s. The other half were in Portlick near Glasson on a pre-arranged walk. There is no walk this Sunday due to Easter and our next walk is Sunday week, 7th April in Newtowncashel, Co. Longford when our leader will be Deirdre Leavy and her contact number is 087 9963429. New members always welcome. All the Ramblers are wished a Happy and Healthy Easter. The Ramblers paid their annual visit to Strangford last weekend for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. They arrived at The Cuan Guest Inn in Strangford on Friday night and were given the usual warm welcome by the staff who provided tea and sandwiches as the group relaxed before retiring for the night. The weather on Saturday morning was dull but dry so the Ramblers took the short ferry trip from Strangford to Portaferry for a tour of the Ards Peninsula, from its southern tip at Ballyquintin Point to Mount Stewart Gardens near the Head of Strangford Lough. They had time for a bracing walk between Kearney Point and Cloughey Beach before the weather broke and so they were happy to return to the warmth and comfort of the Cuan as snow fell outside. Dinner in The Cuan was up to the standard which has won it the Taste of Ulster’s First prize for the last three years. After Mass on Sunday morning it was decided to head to Kilclief for a beach walk to Ballyhornan, always a very popular venue among the Ramblers. The settled weather with an occasional hint of sunshine meant there were beautiful views out across the calm water of the Irish Sea and Scotland was clearly visible on the horizon. Looking inland and south, the Mournes could be seen with a covering of snow remaining from the night before. Some of the group continued the walk along the cliffs as far as Ardglass, where the coach collected them and everyone returned to the Cuan which was by now very busy with St. Patrick’s Day visitors. Another wonderful dinner rounded off the day. The official St. Patrick’s Day Walk took place on Monday, organised by the Lecale Ramblers together with Down and District Council. The walk is always very well organised and attended, with hundreds of walkers following a different circuit of minor roads and green roads each year around the spectacularly scenic area of hills overlooking Strangford Lough. This year the route began with a climb to the statue of St. Patrick on the summit of Slieve Patrick near Raholp. The view from the foot of the statue includes much of the Lecale area and Strangford Lough. The recent wet weather led to very muddy conditions with a couple of flooded sections on some farm roads but the Ramblers rose to the challenge and quite a few completed the 15 kilometre walk. The Ramblers headed for home after the walk, with a stop for dinner in the Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells on the way. The Ramblers would like to thank Peter and Caroline McErlean and all their staff at The Cuan for another very enjoyable break with the usual excellent standard of food, accommodation and hospitality. As usual there was musical entertainment on St. Patrick’s Day. Thank you also to Paddy and Moira O’Brien of Rover coaches in Mullingar who provided the coach for the weekend and Ramblers Chairman Brian Nerney who drove the coach, providing transport whenever and wherever needed. Brian also worked very hard to organise the trip, together with Ramblers Secretary Patricia Bruton and joint Treasurer Alice Nerney

LOTTO: The numbers drawn in the last Streete Parish Park Lotto were 3,14,26,29 with no winner of the jackpot. The three €40 winners were – Liam Reilly, Lismacaffrey, Mick Murphy, Lismacaffrey and Eugene Fitzpatrick, Lisryan.

WILDLIFE CLUB: - After seven qualifying rounds in this year’s Club winter league clay shooting the finals are on this Thursday night at 7pm.There will be three classes on the night, with prize money in all classes. All members should have a copy of the Club’s 2013 Annual report by the end of this week, and all members are asked to attend the club’s AGM on Friday, 5th April next at 8.45pm, with the club’s Annual Mass beforehand in St Mary’s Church Boherquill at 8pm.

BOWLS: - One of the most successful sports clubs in the parish of Streete and surrounding areas has to be the Streete Bowls Club. This has been a very successful season for the club when against all the odds they were the outright winners of the Westmeath League and also beat Tyrrellspass A during the week to claim the Basil Sullivan Memorial trophy. This was an outstanding achievement for a relatively new bowls club. Tyrrellspass were the holders of this competition having beaten Streete in last year’s final but this year the tables were turned when Streete gave a five star performance building up a half time lead. After the break they played a tactical game and did not let their opponents score freely, emerging eventually as comfortable winners.Team 1: Jimmy Leavy, Thomas Sullivan , Damien Nally and Finbar Mullen (skip). Team 2: Michael Turner, Mick McLoughlin, Sean Flood and Liam Connaughton (skip). The Singles competition is at the quarter final stage and hopefully this competition will be finished this week. New members are always welcome. Come along and meet your local sporting heroes any Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. at the Streete Complex!