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Jim Monaghan

May 26th, 2015

The death has occurred of Jim Monaghan, Kilree Cottages

Reposing at his residence today, Wednesday, followed by removal on Thursday evening arriving at St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am followed by burial afterwards in the Cemetery of the Assumption.

May he rest in peace

May 2015

May 19th, 2015
  • Ciara Maria Murphy

Jim Doyle

May 7th, 2015

The death has occurred of Jim Doyle, Oak Grove

Reposing in Somers Funeral Home, on Saturday from 10am with family in attendance from 2pm. Removal that evening arriving at St. Andrew’s Church at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11.30am followed by burial afterwards in the Cemetery of the Assumption.

May He Rest in Peace

Frank Byrne

May 3rd, 2015

The death has occurred of Frank Byrne, Donore

Reposing at his residence on Monday from 1pm followed by removal on Tuesday morning arriving at St. Andrew’s Church for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the Cemetery of the Assumption.

May He Rest in Peace

Elizabeth Nolan

April 24th, 2015

The death has occurred of Elizabeth Nolan, Kilcarrig

Arriving at 7:30pm  from home on Sunday to Parish Church. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Cemetery of Assumption.

May she rest in peace

MARCH 2015 – BAGENALSTOWN NEWS

April 16th, 2015

Ballinkillen Hurling Club

Ballinkillen was represented on the Carlow Hurling team which recently had good wins over Wicklow and London in Division 2A of the NHL. With Pat English as Manager, and Micheal Ryan, David English, James Kinsella, Sean Murphy, Craig Wall, Damien O’Neill and Andrew Gaul in the squad. Their next outing is against Derry away. The Club’s 2015 campaign will soon be underway with The Leinster League the first competition. Players’ outstanding membership must be paid before the first game.

Annual Novena Guest Speakers

March 3: Fr. Gearoid O’Conaire, Franciscans, Merchants Quay, Dublin Drug Treatment Centre. March 10. Fr. Brendan McManus, Belfast, author of Redemption Road

Cancer Support Centre

The Éist Carlow Cancer Support Centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9.30am.to 4pm. daily. The Centre offers support to people and their families who have received a cancer diagnosis, including counselling, Reflexology, etc. The Centre will be running the following Spring Programmes: Tuesday : 11am – Meditation, 2.00pm. Men’s Group (every second Tuesday) Wednesday: 10.30a.m. Bereavement Support (every second Wednesday) 11am. Pilates Beginners Thursday: 10.30a.m. Advanced Pottery, 11.am. Strides for Life, 2pm. Beginners Pottery

Nurney Villa F.C. February 50/50 Draw Results.

€300 PJ Farrell, Oldtown.

€200 Fiona Dermody, Hillview.

€75 Paddy Mullins, Philip St. Bagenalstown.

€50 James Maher, Augha.

€25 Paul Murphy, Balinaboley..1

€25 Donie Moran, Oldtown.

€25 Martin Lynch, Old Leighlin..

€25 Pat Bermingham, Balintrane

€25 Ned Comerford, Hillview..

€25 Tom Murphy, Jnr. Hillview.

Next draw, Wed. March 25, in the Nurney Inn.

Thank You from Bagenalstown Country Market

It is with regret that the Country Markets committee announces the closure of Bagenalstown Country Market and they would like to take this opportunity to thank all their customers and supporters throughout the years and the many members who baked, produced chickens, supplied eggs, butter, buttermilk, etc.

It is over 40 years since the Country Market set out its stall in the Market Square and in spite of all their location moves, which ended in St. Mary’s Hall, Church Road, their loyal supporters followed them. Thanks also to St. Mary’s Hall Committee for their support which is greatly appreciated.

The Market will close on Saturday, March 7, 2015 and the committee hope that in the future some enterprising young people will take up the enterprise where they left off. Very many thanks to all of you from Bagenalstown Country Market.

25th Anniversary Home Care Team

The Bagenalstown Branch of Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team celebrated their 25th Anniversary in Doyle’s Railway House on Mon. Feb. 23. Chairperson Marian Smyth welcomed everyone, thanked all who helped in any way and looks forward to the Bagenalstown Branch continuing for many years to come. Parish Priest, Fr. Declan Foley, offered prayers for all who have passed on and for all who cared for them and their families.

The event was attended by Mr. Ian Wilson from the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team. Mr. Wilson paid a tribute to the original committee for starting the Bagenalstown branch, founded by the late Laureen Coffey, who invited volunteers to help, a committee was set up and a Fashion Show fundraiser organised.

Mr. Bill Power, 31 St. Brigid’s Crescent, presented Mr. Wilson with a cheque for €5,820, the proceeds from the Christmas Day Swim/Walk in memory of his late wife, Vera, who died from cancer many years ago and he has been involved with this fundraising event since it started. This annual Christmas Day Swim/Walk is organised by Mary Foster, Secretary of the Bagenalstown branch who is a tireless worker on behalf of the Home Care Service. Mr. Wilson thanked the swimmers, walkers and their sponsors and everyone who donated to the fund. He told those present that the generosity of the people of Bagenalstown in supporting this Christmas Day Swim/Walk and all other fundraising events was very much appreciated by the Home Care Team.

The service costs €460,000 to run every year and mostly depends on fundraising to keep it going. The dedicated members of the Bagenalstown Branch of the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team are helping to maintain this very important service which has been of invaluable help to terminally ill patients and their families. All monies raised goes directly to pay the salaries of the palliative care nurses and the executive and admin. staff work on a voluntary basis.

Brenda Cummins (Vera’s daughter) presented a bouquet of flowers to Mary Foster, on behalf of her family.

Bagenalstown St. Patrick’s Day Parade

‘Celebrating our ‘Irishness’, in our Country, in our Town’

Are you wondering what to do this St. Patrick’s Day? Come along to Bagenalstown this year to see County Carlow’s biggest parade on March 17, starting at 1pm sharp. The parade will feature a lively blend of floats, bands, walking groups and vintage cars. Whether you are nine or ninety, there is something in the parade for all ages. Come along and watch the most colourful spectacle you will ever see in the whole county! Dress up in your favourite green hat and t-shirt or wave your flag and join in this nationwide celebration. This year, they have prizes galore like the best float, best themed group and many more and the committee is especially looking for groups who incorporate this year’s theme listed above. If you are interested in participating, you can email – stpatricksdaybagenalstown2015@gmail.com or find on Facebook for full information on prizes and how to participate!

Leabharlann Muinebheag

Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off with the bi-lingual film Cinegael Paradiso Once upon a time in the Gaeltacht. The Cómhrá agus Cupán grúpa enjoyed a trip back to the Gaeltacht in the 1970s. Tar isteach sa leabharlann agus bain triail as na cúpla focail every Tuesday at 11.30am. Learners and beginners welcome.

Aontas Week

Beam members took up the 6 book challenge during the Adult Learners Festival. Members received an Aontas bag and a diary to keep a record of their reading material.

Ballinkillen Hurling Cub

Ballinkillen seniors had their first outing of 2015 v a strong St Vincent’s of Dublin in the Leinster league division one. It was played at the C.O.E. Fenagh. The game was played in very adverse conditions with a strong wind and very cold. Although missing a number of players, Ballinkillen competed very well throughout, losing out in the end by 3 points. The Dublin team’s superior fitness was a telling factor in the last ten minutes.

Team:- Sean Minchin, Lauren Kinsella, Micheal Ryan, John Hughes, Podge Ryan, David English, Padraig Kinsella, Craig Wall, Darren Dalton, Sean Whelan, Andrew Gaul, Darragh O’Neill, Thomas Dowling, Damian O’Neill and Marty Dalton. Subs Pakie Hughes, Eoin McDonagh-both played. The other teams in the group are Clara, Kilkenny and Buffers Alley Wexford. Next game v Clara -fixture to be finalised.

Recycle your Old Clothing at St. Brigid’s N.S.

Please bring your unwanted clothes to the Clothes Bin at St. Brigid’s N.S. on Railway Road. The bin is located in the main yard on the right hand side near the home of Ian and Kay Michaels. All proceeds will be given directly to the school for the Autistic Unit.

St. Vincent de Paul

Local help line 086 4042631. Vincent Shop on Church Road is open from Mon. to Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm and also on Friday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm.

Killoughternane Drama Group

Due to phenomenal demand, the play “Out of Order” will be staged again in Ballinkillen/Lorum Community Centre on March 20 at 8.15pm in aid of Ballinkillen Camogie Club.

Moving On Programme

The Moving On Programme at St Catherine’s Community Services Centre is now enrolling learners for the September 2015- June 2016 course year. The Moving On programme is a 10 month, QQI Level 4 Major Award in Employment Skills, which is the equivalent to the Leaving Certificate qualification. It is a programme for young mothers in County Carlow to enable them to return to education or progress to employment. The course is 25 hours per week and includes recognised qualifications in IT Skills, Career Planning, Communications, Customer Service, Functional Maths, Personal Effectiveness, Workplace Safety, Understanding Interculturalism, Work Experience and Positive Parenting. The criteria for learners to be eligible to participate on the Moving On programme are: Be between 16-28 years of age in September 2014: Be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and have less than Leaving Certificate level education attainment. Low cost childcare is available onsite for successful applicants, subject to availability. If you have any queries about the course please do not hesitate to contact the Moving On course tutors at St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre on 05991 38718. If you require any further information to contact 059 9721416 or book online at www.barrowtraining.ie

Support Fibromyalgia Awareness

Fibromyalgia Ireland has launched a booklet to raise awareness of fibromyalgia and get it on the Long Term Illness list. Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory etc. The aim of the booklet is to share real life stories with those who do not believe or understand how fibromyalgia affects those who suffer with. All funds to produce this booklet were raised by Fibromyalgia sufferers around the country. Copies can be sent free of charge to your GPs or consultants, clinics and other medical professionals. Information on Facebook Page: Fibromyalgia Awareness and Advocacy Forum Ireland. Email: floodlight@eircom.net

Confirmation Day Sat. March 14 at 11am in the Parish Church.

Annual Novena

The Novena continues every Tues. evening at 7.30pm in the Parish Church. Guest speakers: March 10 Newly ordained priest Fr. Sean Hyland, Tinryland. March 17: Kathleen Chada, mother of Eoghan and Ruairi.

Carlow Opposing Pylons for You

The Pylon route announcement is expected in June 2015.

Medjugorje Youth Group

Tickets for draw now available in Credit Union and Parish Office and the members will also be out and about selling tickets. 1st Prize – Trip to Medjugorje. Your support much appreciated. Items for their Bric-a-Brac Sale in Carlow on Sat. March 28 very welcome. If you have anything to donate please contact Helen on 086 8226930.

Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 1pm and will feature floats, bands, walking groups and vintage cars. Prizes galore for best float, best themed group etc. Celebrity judge. Don’t miss it.

Eventing Champions

Congratulations to eleven year old Adam Leahy, Old Leighlin, and Ashley Byrne, Bagenalstown, who took part in the Adult and Child Competition at Jackie and Emily Corrigan’s eventing track in Ballon, Co Carlow, on Sunday, March 8.

Despite the fact that Adam never rode at a hunter trial meeting before, both he and Ashley gave their ponies fantastic rides to win the Willem Savelkouls Trophy, a much sought after and beautiful piece of work that Willem sponsored many years ago. There are some famous names already on the cup, including Adam’s friend, Martin Harley, who is a champion jockey in England now. Adam rides out a number of race horses every weekend in Galway for the horse trainer Hannah Lee’s team, but it seems that the passion he showed for hunter trialing might mean that his mum, Imelda Leahy, will probably be covering the country bringing him from place to place with his ever competitive teammate, Ashley Byrne, and his excellent ponies.

Imelda would like to thank Jackie and Emily Corrigan who, as usual, had the track in pristine condition and she is looking forward to eventing with her own team of horses at their premises, although she will not be riding herself due to serious injuries she sustained. Imelda explained “My partner, David Walsh, who was given a desperate diagnosis of pancreatic cancer five years ago, continues to ride competitively against all the odds. One should never lose hope and there is always hope where a young child loves his ponies and competitions as much as Adam. Adam will be confirmed with his Old Leighlin 6th class in Leighlinbridge on March 22 but I suspect the day, once the formalities are over, will be spent with his ponies and horses.” Well done, Adam and Ashley.

Carlow Hunt

Newtown Fenagh Nurney Senior Citizens Group wishes to thank Carlow Hunt for their very generous cheque, proceeds from their charity hunt in Newtown. This will go a long way towards funding the summer outing for the senior citizens of the area.

Dinner Dance

Erin’s Own Hurling Club will hold a dinner dance in the Lord Bagenal Hotel on Friday, March 20. The Junior Hurling Championship winning team will be presented with their medals on the night. Tickets €20 from any committee member. Membership for 2015 is now due. Family €60, senior player €50, dual player €25, students and non players €20, minors €10.

Pilates for everyone

Bagenalstown Community Centre on Mondays at 7pm. Six week course €60. Further information from Therese on 087 7731106 or email pilates@tmpilates.com

Barrow Training Workshop Schedule

Elder Abuse March 24, Talbot Hotel, Carlow 9.30am to 1pm.

First Aid Refresher: Limited number of places available. March 25, Talbot Hotel, Carlow 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Infection Control: April 2, Education Centre, Kilkenny 9.30am to 1pm

FetacQQ1 Training

Early Care & Education Practice – FETAC/QQI 5N1770 Saturdays March 21, 28, April 4 and 11, Seven Oaks  Hotel, Carlow. 9.30am to 4.30pm. To book your place please phone 059 9721416 or book online at www.barrowtraining.ie.

World Poetry Day in Muinebheag Library

On Thurday, March 19Muinebheag Library is launching their Poetry Tree Project celebrating World Poetry Day. Poet Robert Frost once said a poem “begins in delight and ends in wisdom” Poets, budding poets and poetry lovers will read or recite a favourite poem in Irish or English and then display the poem on the poetry tree. Come and join us in this friendly relaxed space.

“To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; To hear it is to see it with our ears” Octavio Paz

Recruiting

The Irish Wheelchair Association Kilkenny Rd Carlow is seeking to recruit Programme Assistants for their Resource and Outreach service. Candidates must be eligible for the Community Employment Scheme. For further information please contact your local Intreo Centre or Betty Lawler at 05991-40983

Community Club

Ballinkillen/Lorum Community Club has bingo every Monday night at 8pm. Friendly atmosphere and warm welcome. Card playing Tuesday nights at 9pm. Good games of thirty. Light refreshments served.

Seeking your Views

Carlow County Council together with Carlow Local Community Development Committee, is seeking your views on the key priorities and opportunities for Carlow over the next six years. They want to hear from you, whether you are an individual citizen, or part of a community or cultural/sporting organisation, a business, a public body or minority group. Your views are being sought as part of the process for the preparation of a six year Local Economic and Community Plan for County Carlow in accordance with the Local Government Reform Act 2015. You can make a submission by Written format: Community Facilitation Event (Public Meeting) on 24 March at 7pm in Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre

Community Facilitation Event (Public Meeting) on 26 March at 7pm in Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow – One to One Submission

To reserve a place at Community Facilitation Event please e-mail lecp@carlowcoco.ie or phone 059 9172474. A Guidance document for making submissions is available from the County Council Offices or e-mail lecp@carlowcoco.ie

Full participation by community, educational, social, commercial and economic interests will result in a strong plan that reflects the real needs and priorities of the people of County Carlow, so make sure your views are heard early in the process by making a submission in respect of this strategic plan for County Carlow’s future. Submissions may be made in writing (hard copy or email) headed ‘County Carlow Local Economic and Community Plan’ Send to Michael Brennan/LCDC Chief Officer, Carlow County Council, County Hall, Athy Road, Carlow. email lecp@carlowcoco.ie Telephone 059 9172474

Closing date for Submissions: Thursday, April 2 at 5pm

Full information available on www.carlow.ie or www.localenterprise.ie/carlow

Annual Novena

The Novena continues in St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Bagenalstown, on Tues. March 17 when the guest speaker will be Kathleen Chada, Ballinkillen, mother of Eoghan and Ruairi. On March 24 Ms. Rhonda Willoughby, Naas will give a personal testimony.

Whist Drive Every Friday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Church Road, at 9pm.

Parish Bingo Takes place every Wed. night at 8pm in the McGrath Hall.

Dawn Mass Bagenalstown Parish will once again celebrate a Dawn Mass at 6am on Easter Sunday, April 5 at the foot of Mount Leinster.

Hopefully the weather will be kind but people are encouraged to wrap up well in warm clothing and to bring hot drinks and snacks if necessary. All are welcome.

Daffodil Day

Volunteers are needed for one hour on Friday, March 27 to help sell daffodils. If you can help, please contact Marian on 97 21164 for rota. If you have some fresh daffodils to donate please leave them to Mary at 2 Kilree on Thursday, or contact Mary on 085 521232 and collection will be arranged. Your support is greatly needed.

Rose of Ballinkillen

The Selection Night for Rose of Ballinkillen will be on Sat. March 28, starting at 8pm. Adm. €10. This will be a night not to be missed with the selection of Roses and Escorts, cocktail bar and raffle.

Bereaved

Deepest sympathy to the families of the following people in our community who died recently: Ger Brennan, Royal Oak, died on March 15 following an accident; Michael Jackman, Ballytarsna, Nurney, died at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, on March 15; Mary Brennan, High Street, Bagenalstown died on March 17 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. May they rest in peace.

Race Night

Fenagh/Newtown Game & Conservation Club along with Newtown Dunleckney NS Parents Association are holding a race night on Friday, March 27in the Hunters Rest. First race at 9pm. Fun packed night guaranteed with a chance to bet on the night, an auction race and a raffle. Horses are available for you to name and pick a jockey for only €10 by contacting the school or any Committee member. Anyone interested in sponsoring a race can do so do so by contacting committee members.

Dancing Classes

Dancing classes in Drumphea Hall every Friday night at 7.30pm Slosh, Shoe-the- Donkey and many more. Contact any member of Garryhill ICA or just go along on the night.

Antoinette Ellis

The death has taken place on March 2, of Antoinette Ellis (nee Doyle), Naas and formerly Market Square, Bagenalstown. Antoinette was the beloved wife of the late Brendan Ellis (late of Carlow town) and is deeply mourned by her loving sons, James, Enda and Feargal, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Her Funeral Mass at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane, Naas, was followed by prayers in St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown with burial in the Cemetery of the Assumption. Bagenalstown. Antoinette was a popular member of her home town community in Bagenalstown and all who knew her were saddened to learn of her death. May she rest in peace.

Credit Union Draw

Results of the recent Credit Union Draw: €10,000 Maria Doyle, Everglade, Fenagh. Four prizes of €500 each were won by Catriona Power, Royal Oak Road; Bridie Byrne, Glenaharry; Seamus Phelan, Tullow Road, Nurney and Siobhan McCullagh, Church Road.

Information Centre

The Information Centre at Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is open from Monday to Friday during office hours. The Information Centre provides the public with information and advice on all rights and entitlements. It is a free, impartial and independent service covering a wide range of subjects including employment, housing, legal matters, health, welfare payments and immigration issues, and education. The staff will help you to set out the relevant form and also provides help in preparing your C.V and job application cover letters. Contact Marie at the Centre n 059 9722028. Opening hours Mon. to Fri. from 9.30am to 5pm.

Annual Novena

The Novena continues in St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Bagenalstown, on Tues. March 24, when the guest speaker will be Ms. Rhonda Willoughby, Naas, who will give a personal testimony.

Recycle your used clothes

St. Brigid’s National School, Station Road, would appreciate if you would bring all your unwanted clothes to the clothes bin at the school. The bin is located in the main yard on the right hand side near the home of Ian and Kay Michaels. All proceeds from the clothes will be given directly back to the school for the Autistic Unit in St. Brigid’s School.

St. Andrews G.A.A.

An Appreciation for Ger Brennan and his Families.

On Monday, March 16, a deep sense of shock and great sadness spread throughout the local G.A.A. community with the news of the sudden and tragic passing of Ger Brennan, Royal Oak. Ger, and indeed the whole Brennan family, including his wife, Geraldine’s (nee Joyce) are families very deeply embedded in the local G.A.A. story, both on and off the field.

On the field in his playing days Ger was a very committed and vital member of the town’s football story during the very successful years from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s. Along with his brothers Murt, Mick and Sean they played a huge part in those heady days. Ger’s position of choice was as goalkeeper. In that role, for a man of big stature, he was deceptively agile and a very safe pair of hands. This opinion of his ability was confirmed by his appearance, on a number of occasions, with the Carlow Senior Football Team. This was recognised by the presence, at his funeral, of the Officers of the Carlow G.A.A. Board. Just one example of his standing outside of the local G.A.A. community was the presence of old foes Eire Go legends Tom Rea, Andy Ellis and Seamus Donohue. Their attendance, coupled with numerous members from a host of other clubs, was greatly appreciated by both the family and the club.

Off the field it was the late Mick Brennan Snr. Ger’s father, who was the contractor assigned to the initial project of building the McGrath Park. Many years later, when a further phase of development was undertaken under the stewardship of the late Willie 0′ Connor, both Ger and Murt gave generously and freely of their time, talents and engineering facilities in developing the Park even further. With regard to Geraldine’s family, often her father, the late Mick Joyce, was to be seen cutting the grass, lining the pitch, putting out the flags etc. It was set against the G.A.A. story of the family that the club decided to cancel all its training activities for the rest of the week in respect for and solidarity with the family for the tragedy that had been visited upon them.

A final testament to Ger and the families was the presence of the guard of honour at both the Church and the graveside. This was composed of a very large gathering of former team mates, present day players and officers of the club. Also involved were two Hon. Officers, Micheal Jones and John Comerford, both of whom were deeply involved in team management roles during Ger’s playing days. Four lines from a famous G.A.A. poem best express the very deep sadness of the day.

“The last parade was long and slow, the last oration spoken low”
“And as on green fields long ago, old comrades stood beside you”.

May Ger rest peacefully in the shadow of the old Monastery at Wells.

Nurney Villa 50/50 March Draw Results

€300 Paul Murray, The Nurney Inn

€200 Frank Bermingham, Nurney

€75 Ann Fenelon, Ashfield, Bagenalstown.

€50 Ned Comerford, Hillview.

€25 Phyllis Ryan, Green Road, Carlow

€25 Mick Kehoe, Knockthomas

€25 Dermot Maher(Jnr) Augha

€25 Frank Dowling, Fenagh

€25 Jimmy Farrell, Townslough

€25 Bob Howson, Leighlinbridge

Next draw will be in the Nurney Inn on Wed. April 29.

Ever Dreamed of being a Rose?

Well now is the time to make your dream come true as the search is on to find the Carlow Rose 2015.If you are between the ages of 18 and 28 yrs of age, born in Ireland or an Irish citizen or of Irish origin and want to meet new people and have a fun time, why not check out the Carlow Rose Facebook .The Carlow Rose Selection will be held in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel on Sunday May 3. If you have a grandaughter, daughter, friend, sister or cousin that you think would enjoy the experience of a lifetime, why not nominate them to enter. For more information contact Evelyn Dolan-Cronly on 0866020104 or evelyncronly@gmail.com

Novena

The guest speaker at the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Tues. March 31 will be Bernadette Goulding, Cork, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Rachel’s Vineyard. The Novena will continue until April 14 at 7.30pm each Tuesday evening in St.Anrew’s Parish Church.. Stella Egan, Tullamore will give a Personal Testimony on April 7 and the Novena will conclude on April 14 with guest speaker Alma Walsh, Tralee, mother of the late Donal Walsh, The Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation.

Erin’s Own Hurling Club

The presentation of medals to the Junior Hurling Champions of 2014 took place at Erin’s Own Hurling Club dinner dance recently. The medals were presented by one of the club’s greats, Micheal Jones. The club also honoured two people who have given so much to Erin’s Own over their lifetime. The first award for long outstanding service to the club went to Anna Monaghan. Anna has spent her lifetime involved with the club, and as the daughter of one of the founder members, Jack Monaghan, there was probably no job that Anna did not do at some stage. Anna took on the role as club treasurer in the mid eighties and still holds the position today. Anna’s great work and sound judgement with the club’s money over the years will place her as one of the top club treasurers in the county today.

The second award was a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Nellie Mitchell on behalf of her late husband, John. John gave a lifetime of involvement to Erin’s Own, both on and off the pitch. In his playing days John’s record was second to none as outlined by Club Chairman, Bob Monaghan, in his address, with four minor, four U21 and three senior hurling championships to add, also minor and senior leagues. 1964 was mentioned as a special year when John won Minor, U21 and Senior championship medals. After a long playing career with both club and county, John served as a committee member and as chairman of Erin’s Own. John sadly passed away some years ago but will never be forgotten by the club.

The club would like to thank all who supported them at the dinner dance and hope that support will continue for their teams in 20145.

Barrow Training Workshops

Wound Management April 15, Education Centre, Kilkenny  9.30am – 1pm

Fetac/QQI Training

Supervisory Management for Health Care Managers – Fetac/QQI 6N4329. April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, Waterford 9:30am – 4:30pm

Food Safety & HACCP – Fetac /QQI 5N5266 April 7, 14, 21 and 28 Carlow 9.30am – 4.30pm

Special Purpose Award in Training & Development – Fetac/QQI 6S3372. April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 Training Needs Identification and Design

May, 26, June 2, 9 and 16 Training Delivery & Evaluation 9.30am – 4.30pm

To book your place please phone 059 9721416 or book online at www.barrowtraining.ie

Kay Dowling

April 16th, 2015

The death has occurred of Kay  Dowling, Kilcarrig

Reposing in Somers Funeral Home Bagenalstown on Friday from 10am, followed by removal on Saturday morning arriving at St. Andrew’s Church Bagenalstown for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the Cemetery of the Assumption Bagenalstown. Rosary will be recited on Friday evening at 8.30pm in Somers Funeral Home.

May she rest in peace

April 2015

April 14th, 2015
  • Aaron James Barry
  • Tommy Patrick Huff
  • Faye Margaret Brennan
  • Katie Margaret Kavanagh
  • Thomas Eamonn Spruhan
  • Oliver Jason Campion
  • Tadhg Sinnott-Coady
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