Carrick focus 20th Nov

Active Retirement Club

The fortnightly meetings of Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club continue to provide two hours of lovely entertainment with some light exercise, dancing, sing song, a friendly chat and a cup of tea.

Many thanks to Liamie, Michael and the other entertainers, new members are always welcome.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 21st at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre from 2 to 4pm.

Members also enjoyed a visit to Greenhill Nursing Home where they provided a musical evening for the patients and thanks to Noel, Audie, Jackie, Ned, Eamonn and Catherine. Thirty two members travelled to New Ross for the annual Afternoon Dinner Dance.

Chairman Jimmy Hogan had one piece of sad news, having to cancel the holiday break to Killarney due to lack of numbers.   However, Jimmy is planning more holiday breaks in the New Year.

Five Steps to Living with Dementia

An Information Evening facilitated by Healthcare Professionals takes place at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Thursday, November 21st from 7.30 to 9pm. The Project Coordinator is Christina Morrissey whose number is 087-0550050.

At the launch of Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society's 2013 show, 'Evita', which will be the Society's 102nd production were, from left Margaret, Assumpta and Elizabeth Kimindiri, Laura Treacy and Maggie Keating.

At the launch of Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society's 2013 show, 'Evita', which will be the Society's 102nd production were, from left Margaret, Assumpta and Elizabeth Kimindiri, Laura Treacy and Maggie Keating.

Bridge Results

Monday Club – 1st Kevin Curran and KV O’Donnell, 2nd Leishe Galvin and Ita Power, 3rd Mary Fleming and Giancarlo Laiso.

Tuesday Club – 1st Joan O’Sullivan and Kitty Lalor, 2nd Marcella Power and Honora Murphy,

3rd KV O’Donnell  and Marie O’Connor.

Thursday Club – 1st Mairead Phelan and Ita Power, 2nd Biddy Skelly and Kitty Mullins, 3rd Maudie Walsh and Maureen Coffey.

Sean Ghael Award for Paddy Doherty

Carrick-on-Suir Handball and Racquet Club would like to congratulate long time member Paddy Doherty on being nominated for a Sean Ghael Award. The committee wish to thank all who supported the recent Church Gate collection and also the volunteers who helped on the occasion.
Carers Support Group

Local member of An Garda Siochána Sarah Fitzgerald was the guest speaker at the November meeting of the Carrick-on-Suir Carers Support Group where she spoke to members of the importance of home safety.

Sarah advised them to be very careful about leaving strangers into their homes no matter what story they might be telling.

She said genuine callers to homes will have official identification documentation and also emphasised the importance of panic buttons and to always carry them either around the neck or in pockets.

Other useful information advised not to leave anything valuable, including shopping, visible in motor cars and to be careful when collecting money at banks or Post Offices.

Garda Fitzgerald pointed out that even though the Garda Barracks might be closed, the Gardai are on duty 24/7, and if they ever noticed anything suspicious to report it as quickly as possible and in the case of motor transport to note the registration number.

South Tipperary Carers Manger Richie Molloy thanked Garda Fitzgerald and he also congratulated Anne Marie Lynch on completing the recent Mini Marathon on behalf of the Carers Association.

Two of the Support Group, Alice Dunne and Margaret McGowan reported on a wonderful respite break they enjoyed in Sligo sponsored by the local Lions Club.

News from the Parishes

The Priests and Parishioners of both parishes send their regards to Bishop William Lee on his recent retirement on health grounds and wish him well.

The St Nicholas Parish Management Committee would like to thank all who have made donations to the Parish Building Development Fund in recent months.

The Diocesan Loan currently stands at €78,314 and is being repaid at a cost of €3,000 per month.  The committee asks parishioners to maintain their generosity in what are very tough times

and would be grateful, if parishioners would possibly remember the Parish in their wills.

Condolences to the families and friends of Wanda Morton (nee Holden), Carrick Beg and Scotland; Gemma King (nee Murphy), Clairin; Tom (Toddy) Walsh, Treacy Park and Chicago; Josephine Morrissey (nee Murphy), Clonea Power; Breda Muray (nee O’Driscoll), Woodland Heights;

Alice O’Connell (nee Gough), Clonea Power; Andy Burrows, Piltown; David Torpey, Carrick on Suir and London; Sr. Catherine Kirwan, Convent of Mercy; Amy Power (nee Gough), Carrick Beg;

Pat Whitty, Carrick-on-Suir; Eugene Nolan, Castle Park; Paddy Hynes, Ard Mhuire; Margaret Mehegan (nee Keating), Carrick on Suir and Youghal; Seamus Power, Windgap; Pat Purcell, Ahenny and Anne Quinn (nee Quinlan), Carrick Beg all of whom died recently.

Lions Youth Award

The annual Lions Youth Award was held last week with eight candidates – Ciara Quinlan representing Comeragh College; Shauna Murphy representing Scouts; Lauren Power, Junior Vincent De Paul Conference; Sarah Mee, Water Safety; Daniel Collins, Water Safety; Richard Dunphy, Christian Brothers Secondary School; Eric Diffley, Scouts and Thomas Power representing Firoige.

The judges were Mairead Tobin, Michael O’Sullivan and Pat Duggan who congratulated all eight candidates, saying they were amazed at the vast amount of voluntary work they were involved in, which made selecting one winner very difficult.

After long deliberation, Richard Dunphy was selected as the winner and he will represent Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club in the Regional Final.   Lion President Stephanie Keating and Youth Award Officer

Anne Ellis thanked the judges and wished Richard the best of luck at the Regional Final.

The judges, candidates and their sponsors and parents were invited to attend the Awards Night in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Monday evening 25th November.

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