Community News from New Inn, Boherlahan, Newcastle, Ardfinnan, Touraneena and Ballyporeen

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Sunday Walk

Route: Woodenstown. Duration: 1hr 20mins. Assemble at car park opposite New Inn Church at 2pm this Sunday.

Parish Links

Parish Links are having their annual church gate collection next weekend, 2/3 November at both churches. Your support is very much appreciated as it helps to raise funds for the Senior Citizens Xmas party.

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal 
Have you ever fancied sharing an evening with Nat “King” Cole, Judy Garland or Frank Sinatra? “The Great American Songbook” variety concert, presented by the award winning Tipperary Musical Society, focuses on the most influential American songs of the 20th century and guarantees a great nights entertainment of soulful swing! The fundraising concert is being held at 8pm on Saturday, November 2, in the New Inn Community Hall. Tickets €15 at Purcell’s shop (New Inn village) or by calling either Jayne McConnon 0894292101 or Julie Hennessy 086 8071014. The Parents Council at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal asks for your enthusiastic support as proceeds from this variety concert will go to the school.


Congratulations to our under 12 B Camoige team who secured their place in the County final after beating Moycarkey in the semi final. They will play their final against Kickhams in the Ragg on Saturday, November 2 (time yet to be decided). We wish them the best of luck and would really appreciate your support !

New Inn Rosegreen Basketball Club
The club played a challenge match against Thurles Knights last Friday, October 25, in Thurles. After a very competitive game we lost 9 – 14. Thanks to the parents who came along to support and well done to all players: Mary Louise O’Rourke, Rebecca Ryan, Conor Hennessy, Tom Downey, Senan McMahon, Davina Ryan, Danny Doherty, Elsie O’Neill, Sarah Maher, Emma Daly. Training continues each Tuesday at Rockwell College Sports Hall: 6 – 9 years from 7pm to 8pm, 10 – 13 years from 8pm to 9pm. Club membership has increased this season but a limited number of places are still available. Contact 0864558168.

New Inn Girls School Parents Association
Held their A.G.M. recently. A great turnout was had with a very successful meeting. New Chairperson Jayne McConnon, Secretary Julie Hennessey and Treasurer Catherine O’Brien. A sincere thanks to our outgoing chairperson Annette Carroll who stepped down after three years of very dedicated work.

Lotto Results

Lotto numbers from last night: 2 ,4 ,15 and 24. No winner. Lucky dips : Thomas Murphy, Dermot O’Brien, Sean Rowe, Charlotte Smith. Sellers prize: Ger O’Connor, Ml Purcell, Pat Hally and John Hally. Next week the BIG draw is worth €11,600 and the draw will take place in The Rovers Inn, New Inn.

Knockgraffon Cards

Winners were Marie McGrath/Anne Burke and in joint second place were Jimmy Looby/Ml Murphy, Tommy Guilfoyle/Timmy Fitzgerald, Angela Barrett/Eileen Howley. Well done all! Please note cards will now start at the earlier time of 8.30pm on Wednesday at the Old School, Knockgraffon. Refreshments afterwards. All are welcome.

Sincere Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to Eoin and Miriam O’Gorman and family, Knockgraffon, on the death of Miriam’s father Johnny Myers, Cashel who died suddenly. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.

Juvenile Club

Well done to our U8s who won two out of their three matches at a blitz in Thurles on Saturday, October 18. Their opponents were Moycakey, Boherlahan and Ballylooby. Well done to all involved with this young team especially mentors Paul, Michael and Seanie. Thanks to all the parents who come and support this young team and special thanks to parent Barry Fitzpatrick for his hard work.

Boherlahan Dualla

Meals on Wheels

Nutritious dinners available through Meals on Wheels Scheme. If interested please contact 06261395.

Christmas Party

Anyone willing to help out, please contact any member of the Parish Council.

Boherlahan Dualla Historical Journal

The 16th issue of the Journal will be launched on Friday, November 8, at 8.30pm in the Parish Hall, Boherlahan by Pat Maher, Longfield. You are invited to attend where you can get a copy of the Journal for €10.

November Mass

St. John’s Church, Ardmayle on Sunday, November 10, at 3pm.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Annual Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, November 9, at 8pm in Dundrum House Hotel. Music by John Gorman. Tickets €25. Contact Liz Barron 0871543563.

Dualla Ploughing Association
Will hold their Ploughing Match on this Sunday, November 3, at Michael Moloney’s, Synone. Commencing at 11am with free admission.


Newcastle GAA

South Junior A Football Final: The junior A footballers played the South final against Ballingarry in Clonmel Sportsfield on Monday, October 28. Newcastle played with the benefit of the breeze in the first half. However, Ballingarry started the better and lead by 5 points early on. Newcastle responded with a goal by Brian Sweeney and 5 points. Approaching half time, Ballingarry scored a fortuitous goal that changed the momentum of the match. The half time score was Newcastle 1-5, Ballingarry 2-5. Despite their best efforts, and having to play into the wind, Newcastle was unable to close the gap. In the end Ballingarry were victorious by 2 points on a score line of 2-10 to 1-11. Well done to all the players and the management team of Michael Guiry, Shirley Ryan, Anthony O’Dwyer and Jason Ahearne for their efforts during the year. Committee meeting: The next committee meeting will be held in the club rooms on Wednesday, November 6, at 8pm.

Christmas Cooking Demonstration
A cooking demonstration, hosted by Eileen Condon, will be held in Newcastle Community Hall on November 12. There will be a bake sale and raffle at 7.30pm and Cooking Demonstration begins at 8pm, tea and coffee will be available also. Tickets €8 each or two for €15, available locally. Proceeds to Newcastle Parents Council Association.

Late Mrs M Maher

We extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Mrs Maudy Maher nee (Daltonballyhane, Cappoquin, and late of Monatouke, Newcastle) whose burial took place in the old cemetery Newcastle on Monday, October 21. R.I.P.

Muintir Na Tire Community Council 
Sunday, December 15, is the date arranged for the Christmas lunch in the community hall.


The novena for the holy souls will begin with the 11am mass on Sunday, November 17. Novena mass will be offered at 7.30pm each evening from Monday 18th through to Friday 22, on Saturday 23rd at the 6.30pm vigil mass, on Sunday 24th 11am mass and on Monday 25th at 7.30pm.


Old Time Dancing

Ceili and old time dancing has resumed in the Community Centre on Tuesdays at 8.30pm.

Pioneer Social

Waterford and Lismore Diocesan Council of The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association are holding a Sunday Dinner and an Afternoon of Music and Dancing in The Gold coast Hotel, Dungarvan on Sunday, November 10. Dinner at 2pm Music and dancing until 6pm. Music byTony Egan. Tickets €25. For details and booking contact Denis Taylor 0526125090.

Ardfinnan GAA

A social and medal presentation ceremony will take place in Cahir House Hotel on Friday, December 6, at 8.30pm. Tickets €25 include a three course meal and music. South and County winning U21 team getting their medals on the night. Sympathy: The Ardfinnan GAA Club would like to extend it sympathies to the family of the late Patsy Savage, St Finnans Ardfinnan who died recently also to the family of Patsy Dwyer, St Anne’s Tce. Ardfinnan who died recently.

Sympathy is also extended to the O’Brien Family of Ardfinnan, on the recent passing of Eddie O’Brien Coventry and St Joseph’s Tce., Ardfinnan. May they rest in peace

Face Painting 
Why not get your child’s face painted for Halloween from 4pm to 7pm in The Parlour Café on Thursday, October 31. All donations go to Down Syndrome Tipperary Branch.



It was with sadness and regret that news of the passing of Ned Butler, Beary’s Cross, Ballinamult, was received in the village last week. Sincere sympathy to his wife Teresa, sons Gerard, Eamonn, Conor, daughters Maeve and Orla, brother Piery, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Ned was very well known and liked in the parish and beyond and he will be sadly missed by many. Funeral Mass was held in St.Mary’s Church, Touraneena, last Thursday with burial in the adjoining cemetery last Friday. May he rest in peace.

Sliabh gCua’s Got Talent

On November 28 the very first Sliabh gCua’s got talent competition will be held in the community centre Touraneena. Anybody that feels they have a particular talent of any type is invited to enter. All proceeds from the night will go towards the erection of a store room for Kirwan Park. The competition is being run by the Sliabh gCua/St.Mary’s development committee. To enter contact a member of the committee.


Public Meeting

A public meeting about the gridlink project will be held in Burncourt community centre on Friday, November 1.
Community council

Social dancing with Jimmy Donoghue Sunday, November 3, in the parochial hall at 9pm. Admission €7 refreshments served. Bachelors in Trouble with Mick Dunlea and Mitchelstown Comhaltas in the parochial hall on Saturday, November 16, at 8pm. Tickets E10 at Post Office or 087 3304779.

Fashion show

On Saturday, November 30, at 8pm in Ballyporeen parochial hall. Admission €10 to include cheese and wine reception. All clothes are second hand designer brands, womens and mens outfits available. All proceeds to children’s orphanage. Contact 0860722664/0872684626.