Streete notes

Streete & District

Streete & District

Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656

Anniversary

The 8p.m. Mass this Friday, 27th November is an Anniversary Mass in memory of the late Breege Ennis and the deceased Smith and Lee family members. The 11a.m. Mass last Sunday, 22nd was in memory of the late Philip Moran.

Booking masses

Can be arranged with Fr. Nigel 087 7009433, 043 6685847 or after Mass any Tuesday or Friday.

Function

To celebrate Mgr. Earley’s retirement and to welcome Fr. Nigel took place in Rathowen Community Centre last Sunday. Details will appear in these notes next week.

Lotto

John White, Chairman of Streete Parish Park tells me that annual Lotto envelopes are available from himself, Jimmy Brady, Pat Duffy, Mary Mulligan, Mary Fagan, Larry Leslie, Declan Carthy or any committee member at a cost of €50 and this will help the funds and at the same time guarantee your inclusion in every draw for the year. The Complex depends very much on local support which will be greatly appreciated.

Choir practice

There will be a choir practice on Friday, December, 4th at 7p.m. for the annual charity Carol Service in St. James Church of Ireland, Streete on December, 13th at 3p.m. All very welcome in preparation for this Annual Charity event. Any donations to Linda Butler in Fiddlers Green Shop.

Christmas Market

Please note there are a small number of stalls available and all you have to do is call Irene Kenny on 087 9318528. The Market takes place on Sunday next, 29th November in Streete Parish Park indoors with heat and comfort assured. Local and neighbouring support requested. All suitable stalls welcome if booked with Irene in advance. Time of market 11a.m. to 2p.m.

Playgroup

Meeting in connection with the play area and to form a committee takes place in the Centre this Thursday, 26th November at 8.30p.m. It is hoped all who can will attend especially parents and grandparents of young children. Many matters need to be discussed and it’s this Thursday, 26th at 8.30p.m.

Kidnap

As most will remember Jim Phelan, owner of Fiddlers Green Pub, Streete was recently kidnapped during an event to raise funding for Larcc Centre, Multyfarnham. Jim asks me to say sincere thanks to the many who helped out in so many ways as well as all who supported the cause. We all wish Jim a speedy return to normal health for an enjoyable Christmas. – Well done Jim!

Wildlife Club

Once again there was a large attendance for the second round of the club’s Christmas Clay Shooting League on last Thursday night, and the shooting continues on each Thursday for the next four weeks at 7pm with the finals due to be held on the 17th December. Enquiries to Willie 0862582370. All club Officers are asked to attend a club executive on this Thursday night, 26th November in the club grounds after the shooting. Everything is almost in place for the club Game Cooking Demonstration on Friday, 18th December in Murphy’s Crossroads Inn Lisryan, and the club wishes to thank Padraig McGauran who is kindly sponsoring this event. We will have full details in next week’s notes.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers walked from Milltown to the Hill of Laragh and continued along the Royal Canal towpath to end their walk in Ballynacargy on Sunday November 15th. The damp and misty weather prevented the panoramic views from the Hill of Laragh that the Ramblers have enjoyed on previous visits, but the afternoon was unusually mild so the walk was still very enjoyable. A heron spotted in a field beside the canal near the end of the walk provided an extra source of interest. Thank you to Patricia Bruton and Teresa Coloe for the delicious scones and fruit cake in the Church Hall after the walk. On Sunday November 29th the Ramblers will join a charity walk in aid of Casa, the Caring and Sharing Association which supports people with disabilities. Walkers will meet at the Park Hotel in Mullingar at 11am and they will be taken by bus to Coolnahay for the 12km walk back along the Royal Canal to the Hotel. There will be refreshments after the walk and a special Mass of Remembrance at 3.30pm in the Hotel. Please take note of this early start. This year’s Christmas Party will be held in the Hotel Castlepollard on Sunday December 13th. There will be a walk in Castlepollard at 2pm and the Party will begin in the Hotel around 4pm. Donations for the raffle will be very welcome. See www.boherquillramblers.ie

Bowls

Two of our teams were in action this week. Streete A had a hard fought win over Castlepollard in an away match. Streete D travelled to Ballymore but came up short on the night. Streete A : Team 1 - Thomas Sullivan, Mick Turner, Pat Kelly and Jimmy Leavy (skip). Team 2 - Catherine Costello, Sean Flood, Micheal Gillen and Liam Connaughton. (skip). Club chairman Bill Bennett presented a cheque for €1000 to Eamon Carty chairman of the Mostrim branch of St. Christopher’s. This was the proceeds of our recent charity bowls competition. New and lapsed members are always welcome at the club.