Water Good and Bad News
Some good news to begin with about the water in the local area. It seems that the long-term leaks on the Carrick Road outside the Community Centre and the leak in the lane at the back of Crottys have been repaired. Of course, one cannot expect leaks to be repaired by Irish Water or Tipperary Co. Council if these authorities are not informed about the leaks. The onus to do this falls on locals or those who pass such leaks on a regular basis.
The bad news regarding the water supply in the local area concerns the amount of lime in the supply. In the last year, the amount of lime in our water has increased enormously. While this does not appear to be injurious to health, the deposits and scale left on electric or other kettles, washing machines, showers etc. It is both costly to remove these deposits from the machines and even more costly to replace the machines themselves. With our new water supply now well bedded in, as they say, it is time for the supply itself to be attended to.
Meet and Walk/Run
Our get fit group made a start last weekend with a 3 mile walk. A small group turned out and we are hoping that some more will join us on Sunday 8th February at 12.30pm from the GAA Field. All are welcome to come along and join us as “Bionn gach tosnu lag”). Every beginning is weak).
U10 training resumes on Friday 6th February from 6pm to 7pm in the GAA Hall. Players born in 2005 and 2006 are eligible for U10. Training starts off on February 6th with hurling. As training is in the hall, boys/girls must wear runners.
Registration for U6’s to U16’s must be paid asap to Membership Officer, Josephine Britton. Josephine has a parents booklet for all parents o ce membership is paid. A closing date for membership will be decided on at the February meeting. All players must be members before playing any games.
Football Championship Start Dates
U12 football starts Saturday 21st February
U14 Football starts Sunday 29th March
U16 Football starts Sunday 15th March
The February Monthly meeting of the Juvenile Club will be held on Thursday 12th February. All are welcome.
St. Michael’s N.S. is now accepting enrollments for September 2015. Please call to the school for an enrolment form. During office hours 9.30am to 1pm call to Rosie. After lunch call to Mairead in the Infants classroom.
Poulacapple N.S. is now accepting enrollments for September next. For enrollment forms, please call to the school or phone 052-9153436. Mary Meagher, Principal. Website Poulacapplens.ie
A Rash of Robberies
Since the run in to Christmas and its aftermath, there seems to have been a rash of robberies in the village and around the area. So far, happily there has been no violence attached to these robberies, but eventually, this could happen and on the law of averages will happen until the community takes precautions. By far the most serious events have been a handbag snatch at about 8pm in the village street and a robbery from 2 elderly people in the Carrick Road area.
It is time for the community to stand up and take a share in its own policing. People should keep their eyes and ears open and be prepared to report suspicious activity in their locality and not just after an event occurs.
One is tempted to ask the question Has our local text alert service gone on a go slow since before Christmas? We welcome Garda Lisa Prendergast to our midst and would like to make her welcome and to help her do her job. Since her arrival, Garda Lisa has been very active in our area. Long may it continue. It is time for our community to see what we can do to police our community and not ask what our police can do for us with apologies to John F. Kennedy 50 years on.
Anniversary Masses Saturday 7th February at 8pm Months Mind Mass Tom McInerney, The Square, Saturday 7th February Anniversary Mary O’Halloran, Glenwood, Sunday 8th February at 11.30am James and Veronica Brady, Mohober. Don’t forget the Dioceran Prayer Service cum Holy Mass of welcome to our new Archbishop on this Wednesday night. The Annual Cashel and Emly Dioceran Pilgrimage 2015 to Lourdes will take place from 16th to 21st June. The installation of Archbishop O’Reilly will take place on Sunday next 8th February in Thurles at 3pm.
The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 26th January. The numbers drawn were 14,20,22 and 25. No jackpot winners, but 2 shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Nathan Mullery and May Dalton. Next draw will be on Monday 8th February when the jackpot could be worth €10,000. If you want to win, do be in.
C.J.Kickhams GAA Club
A 3 year Plan
On Friday 13th February C.J.Kickhams will hold an open forum meeting in the Sports Hall to gather ideas on how the club should develop over the next 3 years. The meeting aims to address all areas of the club including adult teams, juveniles, facilities, finance, club administration and structures. The meeting will be facilitated externally by experts from Munster Council and your input will be extremely valuable. We look forward to welcoming you on February 13th.