Whist - Prizewinners at the weekly Whist Drive in the Legion Hall on Wednesday, March 2nd. Top Score, Kathleen Lowry, Top Lady, Nora Sullivan, Top Gent, Harry Shortt, First Half, Norman Alexander, Second Half, Frances Benn, Quarters, 1st Paddy Shoer, 2nd Eddie Guest, 3rd Kit Madden, 4th Jean Hayes. Raffle, 1st Thady Maher, 2nd Peggy Shoer, 3rd Norman Alexander, 4th Peggy SHoer. Whist as usual on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.
Cards - Results from the Legion Hall on Sunday, 27th February, Tops, Patsy Hoolan and Gus Hiney, Second, Joe and Maura Bolger, First Six, Pat Guidera and Margaret Costello, Last Six, Kathleen Byrne and Josie O’Connor. Raffle, 1st and 2nd, Margaret Costello, 3rd Mick Doyle. Cards continue on Sunday nights at 8 p.m.
Offaly Local Development Co. - Older people networking event in Barna Community Centre on this Wednesday, March 9th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are very welcome.
Progressive 45 - Prizewinners from Dunkerrin Community Centre on Friday, 4th March. Tops, Tom Hasset and Reuben Walsh, Second, Monica Byrnes and Catherine Whyte, First Six, Michael Varley and Michael Droney, Last Six, Anne Russell and Billy McLoughlin, Last Game, Mary Maher and Eddie Guest (shared) with Annie Sheely and Bridget Fogarty. Extra draw, Sean Kenny and Gus Hiney. Cards take place on each Friday night at 8.15 p.m.
Course - An Active Leadership Training Course will take place on Saturday next, March 12th in Colaiste Phopal, Roscrea from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This course is designed for any community volunteer who is involved in local youth clubs, community groups, workplace clubs, sports clubs or community centres and is free of charge. To book, contact Elaine Cullinan, North Tipp. Sports Partnership to register for the course at (067) 43604.
Sympathy - Sympathy is extended to the families of the following on their recent bereavements; Dan Bergin, Clonmore; Dan Cleary, Cloughjordan; Jim Cleary, Sopwell, Cloughjordan; Frank Cummins, Bournea, Clonakenny; Jack Holland, Shinrone; Tim Killackey, Cloughjordan; Larry Lowe, Templetuohy; Paddy Ryan, Newtown, Cloughjordan; Ivan Wallace, Ballymackey; Nelly Williams, Cloughjordan. May they all rest in peace.
I.C.A. - Dunkerrin I.C.A. held their monthly meeting in the Community Centre on Thursday night, March 3rd. There was a good attendance. The Chairperson welcomed all to the meeting. The Guest Speaker for the night was Anne Whyte who gave a very interesting talk on animal welfare. Most of the members joined in giving the various happenings to their pets and who in many cases they can become a real part of the family. Anne was thanked and we all learned something from her talk. The night was brought to a close with a a really lovely tea which was enjoyed by all.
Confirmation - 19 young adults from the parish received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Mary’s Church, Dunkerrin on Thursday, 3rd March. A special word of thanks to our Bishop and to all who participated in the ceremony. Special mention of the Dunkerrin Adult Choir under the direction of Mary O’Meara who added much to the solemnity of the occasion. Go raibh Grasta an Sprioraid Naoimh libh in gconai.