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Famous baby on television 21 Apr

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SOME weeks ago we raised the question of a local connection with the TV soap Eastenders.
A letter from Carrickbay, Co Longford brings the answer.
The letter is from Patricia Dowler, formerly Patricia Brennan of Gurteen, daughter of the late John and Bridget Brennan.
Patricia writes that the baby which featured in Eastenders is her grandniece and is also the grandniece of her brother Paul Brennan, Gurteen.
Baby Rachel's grandmother is the former Angela Brennan, Gurteen. Rachel is two-years-old now.
Her Eastender's father is doing time. Last year baby Rachel and her mother Susan visited the area and went to the local school where the Eastender's star was warmly received.

Her cousins John, Matthew and Niall are pupils of St Michael's. Proud great grand-uncle of baby Rachel is Tommy Keating who is in Avondale Nursing Home, Callan and takes a great interest in his television personality great grandniece.
Rachel has recently played a small part in a Kevin Costner movie.
Local people are looking forward to seeing baby Rachel on Eastenders once more.

quiz – The table quiz in aid of the local Ladies Football Club and underage GAA was well attended.
Twenty seven teams took part and nearly 150 questions were sponsored.
Over e2,000 was raised. The trio of Denis Collins, Peter Ryan and Ann Pollard had made a break similar to Stephen Roche in the world cycling championship and then held on to win by a narrow margin.
Their score of 57 points was one point clear of the two second teams.
In a play-off Tommy O'Sullivan, Albert Curran and Deirdre O'Halloran edged out Tommy Forristal, Kevin Quirke, Bridget Forristal and Triona Quirke.
The 1986 Mullinahone magazine casts a quizzical eye back on the quiz scene which started earlier that Spring.
In the 19 years so far quite an amount of money has been raised for good causes.
It would be interesting to estimate how much. Certainly the sum is over e100,000.

newsletter – Now coming to the end of its second year of weekly publication, the parish newsletter has become an important vehicle of parish communication.
Editor, Paul Meehan does an excellent job in presenting the information but he needs everybody's co-operation in putting the information together.
If you would like to see something printed please leave it into Meehan's shop before 6pm on Thursday evenings.
This week we have no morning Mass in St Michael's Church due to the diocesan retreat for clergy.
The parish also extended thanks to those who contributed to the recent Spring/Easter collection.

lotto – The local lotto jackpot of over e6,000 is still standing. On April 13, the numbers were 13,14, 17 and 19. There was no jackpot winner.
Five shared e150: Eileen Healy, Gerry Treacy, Mark Bolger, Jean Lanigan and Josie Maher.
Next draw is on April 26. Jackpot: e6,300.
underage gaa – The past week wasn't the most successful for the underage footballers and hurlers.
On Thursday the 12 footballers made the long journey to Ballyporeen but returned home empty-handed.
They hope to return to winning ways on Thursday.

The under-14 footballers, after a good run in hurling, weren't so successful in the Peil na nÓg championship, going out to Killenaule in their first game.
They now prepare for the football and hurling championships. At under-16 the footballers got a walkover from Swan in their last match. They now begin the serious task this evening (Wednesday) of trying to win a place in the last four.
At divisional level Shane O'Brien, Ned Tobin and Donal Cody were all playing members of the South Tipp under-16 hurling team that went down 1-17 to 2-11 to Imokilly (Cork) in a Munster final in Lismore on Easter Monday.

water – Householders have been told by South Tipperary Co Council that a breakage inspection and repairs programme is taking place in the local area until today (Wednesday).
The Council regrets any disruption of service in the Drangan/Mullinahone area.
Affected are Gurteen, Clashbeg, Clonagoose, Jamestown, Cappaghnagrane, Kilvemnon, Poulacapple, Cloneen and Priesttown.

people in need – The Stack of Barley will hold a fundraising night in aid of the People in Need Telethon on May 21.

no chiropodist – Visiting Chiropodist, Nuala Quirke is unable to visit the area on Monday, Nuala hopes that matters will have returned to normal by May. Her May visit is on May 24.

ladies football – The junior ladies team had their first game in the 2004 league in Cloneen.The locals beat Templetuohy.
Team: C. Watters, M. Griffin, M. Britton, A.M. Horan, S. Curran, A.M. Maher, E. O'Brien, M. Connolly, M. Luttrell, S. O'Keeffe, J. Horan, N. Scott, E. Williams, B. Phelan, F. Maher.
The ladies thanked all who helped in their recent sponsored table quiz.
At under-16, Emma Williams and Mairead Luttrell were in action on the bank holiday with the Tipperary under-16 football team which lost to Cork.
Thanks went to the girls who helped in the bag packing in Dunnes Stores.
The junior ladies travelled to Drombane on Sunday to take on Upperchurch but lost by 3-3 to 1-4.
There is no junior match this weekend but there is training on Saturday, 12 noon.
Training for under-12, 14 and 16 girls every Tuesday, 6.30pm and on Saturday 11am.


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