GATHERING: An important meeting to progress the proposed past pupils re-union later this year to celebrate the Gathering 2013 will take place in Streete Parish Park Centre this Friday evening at 8p.m. It is hoped all past pupils will attend as well as anyone with any details or information about past pupils at any School in the parish. We are also interested in anything you feel might be of interest. Please come along at 8p.m. this Friday evening. All welcome.
LOURDES: 3 day pilgrimage, Friday, 8th to Sunday, 10th March at an all in cost of €420 including return airport transfer from Mullingar or Tullamore. Contact Paddy O’Brien 044 9342449 or 086 2571645.
COMMUNITY ALERT: - If interested in joining the local Community Alert Text Service please contact David O’Hara 087 7710027 or Cathal Tighe on 085 809926. If you see anything suspicious contact the Garda on 044 9384000.
A.G.M.: Anyone interested in walking please see Boherquill Ramblers notes in this section as the Annual General Meeting takes place in Streete Parish Park at approximately 4p.m. this Sunday following a local walk at 2p.m.. We will meet at the Park. Any queries 086 2596656. Membership now due as insurance must be paid.
BADMINTON: As numbers for Badminton have declined on Thursday nights we must discuss on this Thursday at 9p.m. in the centre. It is a pity to call it off but it does not make sense to heat and light the hall for a few. If interested come this Thursday night.
MEDJUGORGE: - Pilgrimage 6th to 13th May at a cost of €520. Any details please contact Tommy 044 9371787 or 087 6851691.
PUBLIC MEETING: - I am requested by Andrew Finn to notify anyone interested that a Public Meeting to discuss the planning application for a piggery in the parish will take place in Streete Parish Park at 8p.m. this Thursday, 21st February at 8p.m.
WILDLIFE CLUB: - All members should have received their Nominations and Resolutions forms for the club 35th AGM by now, and they should make sure that they are completed and returned to the club Secretary on or before the 8th March next. Once again there was a good attendance at the club winter league clay shooting on last Thursday evening, and the next round will be held this Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm. All are welcome.
BOWLS: Only one of the Streete teams was in action this week. Streete B travelled to Tyrrellspass where they had a hard fought win over the C home team. Team 1 Phyllis Martin, Seamus Moran and Pat Kelly (skip). Team 2 Mick McLoughlin, Damien Nally and Sean Flood (skip). On Sunday Feb. 10th. Streeet club hosted the Westmeath Pairs competition. Once again this competition was an outstanding success with the standard of bowling at an all time high. Streete club had eight pairs competing. The most successful pair on the day was Seamus Moran and Peter Hallinan who reached the semi-final coming within a single shot of making the final. The final show-down was between Mick Lynch and Seamus Daly of Tyrrellspass and Mullingar pair Glen and Ken Rysdale.After a nail-biting contest the Tyrrellspass men were victorious. The Streete club would like to thank everyone who participated in the competition. A special word of thanks must go to Marian Denning who kept everyone fed and refreshed. We welcome new members to the club.
BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - The Ramblers joined the John Murray Radio Show Walking Club walk in Glenfarne County Leitrim last Sunday. Together with more than 1,000 other walkers they met at The Ballroom of Romance in Glenfarne and followed a forest track to a loop walk beside Lough Macnean Upper. Across the Lough the hills and forests of County Fermanagh were crystal clear in the beautiful spring weather. The walkers gathered beside the Lough for some musical entertainment provided by Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettigan as well as several amusing recitations. The route led back to the Ballroom in Glenfarne where refreshments were laid out for all comers. Thank you to Paddy O’Brien of Rover coaches in Mullingar for providing the bus as always when requested and also to Ramblers Chairman Brian Nerney who drove the bus. The Ramblers AGM will be held in Streete Parish Park next Sunday, February 24th. There will be a short walk starting at the Parish Park at 1.45pm and the AGM will start in the Parish Park at about 3.30pm. Bookings are now being taken for the Ramblers St. Patrick’s Day trip to Strangford. Those who have not already done so are asked to contact Brian Nerney on 086 2596656 so that accommodation can be arranged. Members are reminded that subscriptions are now due for 2013 at the rate of €20 each or €30 for a family.