Deepest Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Dylan Crowley Rathmore whose death occurred during the week. May he Rest in Peace
Bru na Pairce – Applied Maths – 2 Year Leaving Cert. Course starts Oct. An extra subject suits Higher Level Maths students sitting exams in 2015. One evening per week, 1½ hours. Phone: 086 8783372 / 064 6632119.
Gneeveguilla NS The first annual Gneeveguilla National School 5k run jog is only 7 weeks away. Training sessions are in progress for this event at the Gneeveguilla GAA grounds. If you are interested in attending these sessionsplease contact Liz O'Riordain at 087 6577305 for dates and times. For further updates please check us out on face book at Gneeveguillans FiveKrun.
Irish Dancing classes will recommence in Rathmore Community Centre on Monday 2nd September 2013.Enrolment at 3:45p.m.followed by class. Children from 3 years and up. New Beginners very welcome. Enquiries toMary O Leary T.C.R.G. 087-6863254 or 064-6634186
IRD Duhallow News: I.R.D. Duhallow Social Protection CE Scheme is recruiting additional participants. The successfulapplicants will be placed in a Laundry and Recycling Furniture Project as well as a childcare facility. If you are in receipt of a social weifare payment and over 25 years old, unemployed 12 month or more or on a disability payment 6 month are more you may be interested in applying. You must be registered with the Fas Enterprise officer. Please note the successful applicant will need to obtain Garda Clearance. To apply for these positions please forward your CV together with your PPS number to Paddy O' Connor, IRD Duhallow. James O' Keeffe Institution, Newmarket. Closing date forapplications is 9th August 2013.
Warmer Home SchemeCalling all Householders - Free Insulation service If you are in receipt of one of the following payments you now beeligible to receive insulation service free of charge. I.R.D. Duhallow fuel allowance, family income supplement or job seekers allowance for more than 6 months and have children under 7 years and houses must be owner occupied and constructed before 2002. Thanks to increased funding our waiting list for houses is not as long as previous years so applications taken this month will have works completed before next winter. If you or a member of your family iseligible for this service please contact Colm or Eileen at 029-60633.
Volunteer Training I.R.D. Duhallow is calling on those interested & willing to volunteer with I R D Duhallow on its Domestic Violence, Bereavement Support and care andrepair programme. A training programme will commence in September for all new volunteers, These services require volunteers to be able to give their time freely and to be able to have the most respect and privacy for the users of this service. If you feel you can bring something to this service please contact Helen at 029 60633
Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Tour Sliabh Luachra in Memory of Paul O' Leary & Willie Reen in Association with Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club will take place on Saturday 31stAugust. 3 Routes: 110km - Paul O' Leary Route; 65km -Willie Reen Route 65km and a Family Run. Registration from 8:00a.m. and starting time 9.30am sharp at Teach Iosagain Rathmore (behind St. Joseph’s Church Rathmore).Entry fee is €20 for the 110km and 65km routes only (€2 surcharge for non cycling lreland members.) Family Runcosts €10 per person or €20 for a family. Proceeds in aid of Kerry Stars and St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin. Cycling Helmets Compulsory - 15 years or older only, eligible for Paul O' Leary and Willie Reen routes. Look us up on Facebook www.facebook.com/sliabhluachracyclingclub where you will find the map of the routes. Looking forward to cycling with you on Aug 31st. Anyone wishing to volunteer for stewarding for Paud O'Leary / Willie Reen Cycle can contact the phone 087- 1641957
Rathmore / Gneeveguilla Community Games The second weekend of the National Finals was held in Athlone on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August. From Rathmore / Gneeveguilla we had Sinead Warren representing Kerry in the girls U14 Shott Putt and the U11 Mixed Basketball Team representing Munster. Sinead performed brilliantly, throwing10.95m, placing her in second place, only narrowly missing out to 1st place. However a fantastic achievement for Sinead and Gneeveguilla Athletic Club. We extend our congratulations to Sinead and family on receiving yet again another National award. Thank you to Sheila and Gneeveguilla Athletic Club for the coaching they have given Sinead in preparing for this competition. On Saturday afternoon the U11 mixed basketball team met with the Connaught Champions in the semi-final game. A very tough opposition for them, however the girls and boys had the will to win, displaying some fine skills in attack and defence they managed to take their lead and maintain it when the final whistle blew. On Sunday afternoon they advanced to the final where they met with Monaghan. Again with a great desire to win and gold medals along with the title of 'National Finalists' at stake, the boys and girls dug in and gave it their all. Rathmore / Gneeveguilla proved the better team on the day and were thus worthy winners of the competition. A fantastic achievement for the children and coaches who have given so much of their time to preparing the children for this competition. Team members were as follows: Kornelia Cybul, Alice O' Leary, Megan McCarthy, Aisling Brosnan, Roisin McAuliffe, Paudie O'Leary, Paudie Murphy, Damien Cronin, Mark O' Leary and Michael Twomey. Team coaches were John Hurley, James Brosnan, Stephen Lehane and Mags Fitzgerald. We wish to acknowledge the coaches for their magnificent dedication to the game, to the team and to Community Games. Thanks to the parents and to all who travelled to Athlone to support the players and coaches. Due recognition to Rathmore and Gneeveguilla Basketball Clubs and coaches for tutoring the children in basketball skills from a young age. Sinead and the basketball squad and coaches arrived home on Sunday night to jubilant celebrations with bonfires, supporters and well-wishers lining the roads and villages. Thanks to each and everyone who came out and supported the victorious children. Thanks to Gneeveguilla GAA Club for the use of the hall, appreciation to Tom Hogan and Tim Murphy for preparing the hall, to Noreen Goulding for the use of the sound system and Marianne Cronin for the catering, to the ladies who helped out with the catering, to Fr. O' Donnell and representatives from the various Clubs who expressed words of congratulations to our worthy National Finalists.
Gneeveguilla Athletic Club What a weekend for the Club. Renelity.The Masters were on in Tullamore and Gneeveguilla won 15 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze. Elaine Cronin 3 gold 1 silver, Brid Stack 2 gold 2 silver, Annette O’Brien 4 gold, Jennifer Walsh 3 gold 1 silver, Eileen O’Riordan 1 gold 2 silver and 1 bronze, John Barrett 1 gold. At the Community Games Finals in Athlone Sinead Warren got silver in the Shot. Donal O’Sullivan won gold in the relay. The Fossa Team of Cian Mc Carthy, Gary Cronin, Eamon Murphy and Spa runner Peter O’Sullivan reached their final. As this is the end of the track and field for this year it’s only right to thank all involved, the parents, trainers and anybody involved in any way with the Club. It was a difficult year but the amount of medals won at National level over the past few weeks made it all worthwhile. Thank you
Rathmore GAA – 125 Celebrations - Family Day A great day took place last Sunday at the club grounds in Rathbeg. Our charity dunk tank was a tremendous success and we raised €382 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Special thanks to our willing dunk tank victims of Shane O’Keeffe, Michael A. Kelleher, Jack Hickey, George O’Keeffe, Brendan Cremin, Conor O’Sullivan and Louie O’Keeffe. Congratulations to Derry McCarthy who won the GAA quiz set by our All-Ireland winning question time team.
Lotto Don’t forget to play our weekly lotto for a chance to win the monster jackpot of €9,800. Play our lotto online at www.locallottto.ie/rathmoregaa. Draw takes place on Monday night.
Yearly lotto tickets for €85 are available from Donal O’Connor and you can be sure to be in every weekly lotto draw with a chance to scoop our jackpot.
U8 + U6 Football training takes place on Wednesday nights in Rathbeg from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. All players are required to have a gum shield before they can take part in the sessions.
U8 + U6 Hurling training takes place on Thursday nights in Rathbeg from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. All players are advised to wear shin guards. (Gum shields are NOT required for hurling) Hurleys and Helmets are supplied on the night.
Rathmore Ladies GAA Well done to Aisling Desmond and the Kerry Ladies team who defeated Mayo in the TnaG Ladies All Ireland quarter-final last Saturday. A semi-final date with Cork is next up for the girls.
Gneeveguilla GAA Calling all Gneeveguilla GAA Club Bar Staff past and present a reunion will be held on August 30th in Club Bar music on the night by The Three O'C.
Gneeveguilla Basketball Club Congratulations to the Rathmore/Gneeveguilla Community Games U11 Mixed Basketball Team, who brought home gold on Sunday August 18th. from the National Finals in Athlone. Well done to Roisin McAuliffe, Korneila Cybul, Megan McCarthy, Ashling Brosnan, Alice O'Leary, Michael Twomey, Damian Cronin, Paud O'Leary, Mark O'Leary and Paudie Murphy.The boys and girls gave a great display of basketball skills and teamwork.Congratulations also to their coaches' John Hurley, Stephen Lehane, James Brosnan and Mags Fitzgerald. We would also like to congratulate the members of Sliabh Luachra Comhaltas on their great success in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Derry at the weekend, Kieran O'Sullivan, Shona Gleeson, Rachel McGillycuddy and Aoife O'Sullivan.
Registration Night Gneeveguilla Basketball Club are holding their registration night for the 2013/2014 season on Tuesday 3rd Sept.at 8.45pm in the GAA Club Gneeveguilla.
Fees for the year are : €20.00 for Under 8's (children born in 2006 and 2007.)
€65.00 per child, €110 for two children same family, €140.00 for three or more children same family. Payment in two stages is possible or alternative arrangement for payment can be made on the night. Call to the GAA Club on Tuesday 3rd September, you can also contact Siobhan at 087-2685448.
Danu Pre School Management and Staff at Danu Childcare wish all the Children starting National School an exciting and fun year.
Bus to Kerry/Dublin All-Ireland Semi-Final from Rathmore Frank Brosnan Bus Hire are running a special bus service to the Kerry/Dublin All-Ireland semi-final on the 1st September. Enjoy breakfast at Connie K's bar at 7:30am and the bus leaves at 8:00. Return journey including breakfast costs €30. Advanced booking through Frank 087-242-0740 or Connie K's Bar 064-775-0831 is essential.
If anyone has any information they would like to add to the notes, please email Michael O’Mahony (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ring on 087-6676817 before 6:00pm on Sunday.