Ladies football

Newcastle GAA club are forming a girls juvenile football team on April 23 at 6:30 pm in the GAA pitch for 3rd to 6th class. Hope to see you there. Bring your friends along.

Sponsored Cycle

This Sunday April 22 the sponsored cycle will take place. All monies raised go towards the Lourdes fund, this year we are again sponsoring two parishioners on the pilgrimage.

We are looking for volunteers (adults only) to take part. If you are willing to take a sponsorship card and cycle, or indeed take a sponsorship card and help those who are cycling to raise funds please contact Marian O’Dwyer on 087 1254882 or Joanie in O’Dwyer’s shop immediately. Why not join those who have already committed to the cycle.

Entry is allowed on the day of the cycle with a registration fee of 20 euro. Registration will take place in the community hall between 9am and 09.45am. To cover our responsibilities under Health and safety Regulations and for Insurance purposes please note that all participants must register. The route for the cycle is starting in Newcastle at 10am, on to Ardfinnan, Clogheen, and Goatenbridge and back to Newcastle, approx. 30 Kilometres. There will be refreshments upon completion of the cycle in the community hall. We are also seeking your help in stewarding the event on the day. If you are willing to help in any way please contact Marian or Joanie. Your participation and or support will be much appreciated.

Angling Training

Just a reminder to all those budding young anglers who wish to participate in the Youth angling Training Day under the guidance of Philip Maher of the Fishhunt, Ballinamult, the closing date for registration is April 30. If you are interested and are 18 years of age or younger please give your name to Joan O’Dwyer in O’Dwyer’s shop or contact Marian O’Dwyer on 087 1254882. If you do not register you cannot participate. The daylong Introduction and Instruction on angling will be held on Sunday, May 27. Qualified Instructors will be available to guide you through the finer points of angling, and all equipment required will be provided on the day. Please note that the instruction and equipment are available free to participants.

Weekly Card Drive

In the community hall every Thursday night at 8.45pm. Refreshments served. Please do come along. Last week’s winners were Philly Freany, Seamus Dwyer, John Cleary, Noel Grant. Lucky table: Anne McCarthy and Mai Kennedy. Raffle: John Mangan, Seamus Dwyer, Kathleen Coleman, Elsie Cullinan.

Arts and Crafts

For adults is currently taking place on Thursdays from 1.30pm-2.30pm in Tigh Na nDaoine. Learn all about card making and Calligraphy. If interested contact Mandy (087) 1846393.

Bealtaine Festival in Newcastle

2012 is European year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between generations. Brigid Teehan from Beehouse Arts in collaboration with Tigh Na nDaoine, Newcastle and South Tipperary Arts Service are offering a service of intergenerational “Magic Mats” workshops to bring young and old participants together to help explore the festival theme “What kind of old do you want to be?”. Over four workshops starting April 28, each grandparent with their grandchild (over 6 years) will design and create a unique play-mat or bed throw by reinventing an old fleece or baby blanket. Please contact Mandy (087) 1846393) for details and to book your place.

Eucharist Minister

Sunday next April 22: Madeline O’Dwyer and Margaret Kennedy.

Reader of the Word- Kathleen O’Keeffe.

GAA Notes

Road Hurling- A reminder again of the Road Hurling competition to be held on Monday May 7 (Bank Holiday). Entry fee for a team of 3 players is 30 euro and the aim of the competition is to cover the course, with 2 sliothars in the shortest number of strokes. A third sliother can be bought for 10 euro if the others are lost.

Juvenile notes- The under 12`s recently started their series of games in the Premier League. On April 2 they travelled to Monroe to play Moyle Rovers emerging winners by one point. Their second game, on April 6, did not have the same result when despite a very good performance by the Newcastle team a strong Clonmel Og team defeated them. Their third game was against Fr Sheehy’s in Newcastle on Friday April 13th, and unfortunately it proved an unlucky occasion for The Newcastle team. The players involved were: Eoin O Keeffe, Ryan McCullagh, Padraig O Loughlin, Dane O Sullivan, Tommy Tyler, Luke Condon, Tadgh Devaney, Jason O Donnell, Feidhlim Ryder, Janice Sturkina, Shannon Taylor, Davis Kelly, Aaron Heffernan, Clodagh Kiely and Diarmuid Keating.

The under 8s took part in a football blitz in the Clonmel Og grounds recently. Newcastle had two teams participating, along with teams from Fr Sheehys, Clonmel Og and Mullinahone. Well done to all the players and mentors. Players were: Jack Kelly, Shane Hyland, Tommy Kiely, Saoirse McCarra, Steven O Connor, Fionn O Dwyer, Tiernan Cremmins, Cian Slevin, Jack McDonnell, Ryan Jones, Colm Kennedy, Aaron Hackett, Cormac Butler, Cian Sullivan, Joshua McLean and Caleb McLean.

Committee Meeting-The next committee meeting will be held on Wednesday night April 25th in the clubrooms at 8.30pm. Please note the change of date. All committee members are requested to attend.

Sympathy- is extended to Mick Quinn on the death of his sister.

Newcastle Historian Society- Cumann Staire An Chaisleain Nua. A large audience attended to first ever lecture of the historical society, on Monday April 2. The society would to thank Michael Desmond who delivered a truly amazing lecture on the battles and battalions on the First World War. With great clarity and insight, Michael described the Irish regiments involved and how the war progressed. He paid particular attention to the local men who fought and died in the trenches, and where they are commemorated. The numerous maps and photographs that Michael presented together with his exhaustive knowledge, gave a great insight into this long forgotten war. The evening ended with refreshments and a chat, and all who attended enjoyed the night. Thanks again to Michael for this great lecture. The next meeting of the society will be held on Monday, May 14.