Ploughing match

Ploughing match

Longford Ploughing Assocation will host a Novice Match in Brian and Tess Doyle’s stubble field, beside Newtowncashel village on Saturday, 8th March at 12 noon. It’s a good chance to bring your own tractor and plough, shine the mouldboards and have it perfect for the next ploughing project at home. First time participants will receive guidance on completing a plot to competition standard, under NPA rules. You must be over 16 and the fee is €10. Some competition ploughs will be available for sharing. Advice on tractor and plough settings, adjustments and attachments will help to achieve better cultivation, a cleaner healthier crop and also save time and diesel on the farm. So all young farmers could save a euro at home by coming along. Hopefully, the weather will show some compassion and dry up a little. Check out youtube to see how Nathan Carter managed at a wet ploughing bootcamp last April. Follow longfordploughing on facebook for updates.


We extend congratulations to both Damien Hannify and Lena Conlon on the birth of their baby, Sophie recently.

Your shall be my witness

The third session of You shall be my witness programme will take place in The Hill this Friday, the 28th of March, from 7p.m. to 8p.m.


Pioneers who are eligible for Silver or Gold emblems (pins) are asked to contact any member of the Cashel Pioneer Committee immediately, likewise, young people who wish to advance to the next stage of membership. Emblems and diplomas will be presented this Sunday, 2nd March, Temperance Sunday. The Pioneer Association offers non-members a six week pledge for the Lenten Season. See noticeboard in the Church or visit

National School

St Mary’s National School enrolment for September 2014 ,takes place from the 3rd to the 7th of March. Enrolment packs can be collected from the school and relevant forms returned during the period.


Newtowncashel Drama Group presented ‘Philadelphia Here I Come’, a play by Brian Friel, to full houses last weekend, and the show was a tremendous success. Well done to all involved, from the director, to the cast, to all who worked behind the scenes...this production was something special. A special word of thanks to all those who sponsored the production.

Southern Gaels

Southern Gaels held there AGM recently and was attended by a large number of people. Richard Farrell and Ger Farrell stepped down from their position as Chairperson and Secretary of the club. Richard and Ger were involved with the Southern Gaels club at Committee and coaching level in the club and we appreciated their commitment, dedication and enthusiasm they brought to the club. We wish themall the best in the future. Committee and coaches for 2014 – Chairperson: Gary Cosgrove, Vice Chairperson: Barry Cox, Secretary: Des Sweeney, Assistant Secretary: Paula Jordan, Treasurer: Martin Skelly, Assistant Treasurer: Aidan Cousins, PRO: Gary Cosgrove and Des Sweeney. Cashel coaches: U-6 Pat McDonagh and Andy Clarke, U8 Declan Murtagh and Christy Hopkins, U10 Peter O’Boyle, John Mulvihill and John Smith, U12 Richard Farrell and John Kenny, U14 Sly Healy and Seamus Birmingham, U16 Jack Healy and Sean Casey, U18 Blaine Carberry. Killashee coaches: U-8 Padraic Mollahan, Thomas Killian and Brendan Farrell, U10 Michael Galvin, Emer Casey and Lisa Nolan, U12 Brian Kavanagh, Michael Galvin, Emer Casey and Lisa Nolan, U14 Gary Cosgove and Aidan Cousins, U16 Colman Lee and Barry Cox, U18 Oggie Campbell and Colman Lee. Code of etics in sport workshop (Child Protection) - We would like to thank our Southern Gaels coaches: Peter O’Boyle, John Smith, Sean Casey, Andy Clarke, Christy Hopkins, John Mulvihill, Barry Cox, Thomas Killian, Aidan Cousins and Brian Kavanagh for attending the workshop in Pearse Park. A meeting of all coaches on Friday, 28th February in GAA Clubhouse in Newtowncashel at 8.30pm.