Grace Moran Memorial Walk:
12 months on from the sad and untimely passing of local woman Grace Moran, a huge crowd gathered in Strand Road to remember her in the inaugural Grace Moran Memorial Walk.
Despite the early morning rain, a bright and radiant rainbow signalled the start to the walk with young and old uniting in their support of the Moran family in remembering Grace and in turn raising funds for the chosen beneficiaries, namely Pieta House, Cuan Mhuire & MS Tralee – it was both poignant and sad but also heart warming to witness such a large gathering and given the turnout, it is hoped that this will be an annual event in our community. Well done to everybody involved, the organisers, stewards and most especially to Jimmy, Eileen, Tricia and Jade.
The county league division 1 final vs Dr Crokes has now fixed for Sunday Dec 2nd in Lewis Road with a throw in time of 2 pm with extra time playable if necessary.
We have been inactive since the county championship defeat to Dr Crokes in October save for the Coiste Trá Lí final vs Austin Stacks last weekend and will effectively come in cold against a side who will be ahead of us in terms of match and game fitness and who will no doubt be eager to finish their season in style on their home turf. Nevertheless its been 5 years since we last contested a league final and the lads will be anxious to finish with some silverware after a long season.
The AGM of the club will take place on Sat 1st Dec commencing at 8 pm in the clubhouse; the AGM is the most important meeting of the year and every member is invited to attend.
The AGM will cover items such as the chairman’s and secretary’s reports, an outline of the financial position of the club, election of officers and executive committee members. It also affords members an opportunity to air their views on club/ association policy and to endorse or revise club policies.
Nominations for any position can be made by Nov 15th to the secretary.
Church Gate Collection:
A sincere thanks to all who helped out over the weekend at all the masses – the weather was not the best on Sunday but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the collectors many of whom attended at more than one mass and location – mile buiochas.
There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot where the winning numbers drawn were: 4, 16, 22 & 31 – nobody matched 3.
The five entrants for the special December draw are as follows: Terry O’Brien, Danny Leane, Mike Griffin, Norman Foley and Ronan Savage.
Tickets €2/3 for €5 can be purchased from the clubhouse, online or any of the following outlets: Counihans Princes St., Foleys Spar Castlmaine Road, Jimmys on Strand Road and the Abbey Inn.
On Monday night last chairman Haulie Kerins marked a very special occasion in the clubhouse with a presentation of a bouquet of flowers to Mary O’Brien who celebrated her 90th birthday recently.
Mary is one of our top contributors when it comes to selling our lotto tickets and without whom the weekly sales would be far more modest than they are – we are truly grateful to the huge effort she puts in weekly and wish her many more years of health and happiness.
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