Carnew notes August 24

Camogie notes
Our junior girls play bray in championship final on September 5th.
The under 14 are playing kiltegan in the B championship on 31st August in Ballinakill at 6.30pm.
Well done to the under 13 girls who had a great win on Friday evening against Aughrim.
Well done to the 10 & 8 girls who played great games at their blitz in kiltegan on Saturday.
Best of luck to the under 16 girls who have kilcoole at home on Wednesday at 7pm.
Please support all our teams.

Don’t forget our annual field day on Sunday at 12.30, with the fairies heading off at 1.15.
Under 12 Football League
Carnew 6 –7 Barndarrig 3-4

Carnew travelled on a dark, wet, dreary August evening to play Barndarrig on their home pitch on Thursday 20th August. It was a game that was somewhat spoilt by a greasy ball and a wet pitch saw Carnew come out on top in the end. Barndarrig started well and for the first 10 minutes looked as if they meant business on this occasion. However, Carnew settled down and started to play some good football. When Richard Greene scored his first goal, Carnew pushed on from there and never looked like losing this fixture. Carnew, who were cruising for most of the game, fell asleep late in the second half and allowed Barndarrig score three goals in a short time. Cillian Doyle got things back on track with a great score from a free and was unfortunate to strike the crossbar on another occasion. Most notable for Carnew on the night were Callum Patterson, Cathal Rooney and Shane Byrne. As the season is coming close to semi-final and final stages we need a much improved turnout for training. We have a real chance of success in this division if we put in the effort. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6.30 are GAA nights.

Kilrush Drama Group – Summer Play Our Day Out
The members of Kilrush Drama Group are set to perform their first ever Summer production, of Willy Russell’s Play with music: Our Day Out on Friday and Saturday night next, the 28th and 29th of August in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew. This play is a must for all theatre lovers with some very exciting new talent on display under the guidance of 2015 Confined All Ireland Winning Director, Mick Byrne.

The play centres on a school trip from a school in Liverpool to Conwy Castle in North Wales. Mrs. Kay (played by Mandie O’Keeffe) teaches a remedial class for illiterate children, called the “Progress Class”. The whole class – along with Digga and Reilly the slightly older class bullies, (played by Seamus Mulhall and James Gregan) who used to be in the Progress Class – are taken on a coach trip. At the last minute, the Headmistress (Mary J Byrne) commissions Mr. Briggs, (PJ Arthur) the authoritarian Deputy Headmaster, to supervise the trip.

Jose Dowse takes on the role of the brave Bus Driver and on the way to Conwy Castle, the unruly group stop at a shop where they upset the shopkeeper (Mary Doran) and then visit the Zoo, where they infuriate a disgruntled Zoo Keeper (Maurice Ruth).

This play affords a wonderful opportunity for Kilrush Drama Group to show off the talents of the amazing young actors and actresses who have recently joined the group under the expert guidance of Mick Byrne. A Play with Music, the play includes some lovely songs which are performed under the musical direction and accompaniment of Lar Duffy.

The cast includes: Eoin O’Donnell and Kate Power in the roles of two young teachers travelling on the tour. Olivia Matthews in the demanding role of Carol (a young troubled girl) also in various roles: Richard O’Toole, Kate Travers, Caitlin Clauson, Anna-Rose Hennessy, Cora Tyrrell, Emma and Niamh Kinch, Seamie Kavanagh, Eoin McMahon, Kieran O’Keeffe, Anna and Roisin Dillon, Megan O’Donohoe, Caoimhe Coady, and keeping them all safe crossing the road, is Lollypop Lady (Maeve Hunter).

The Admission to the play is Adults: €10.00 and Children €5.00.
Carnew Musical Society

Stars in their Eyes.
Carnew Musical Society will host Stars in their Eyes in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on Saturday the 19th September, 2015. There is now a full line up of exciting Acts for the event thanks to the Community Groups who have agreed to enter the competition. One of the Acts will be taking away a first prize of €500.00 for their group. The full list of groups and acts will be revealed next week, so watch this space!!

Me and My Girl
Rehearsals for Carnew Musical Society’s forth coming production of Me and My Girl will commence in Carnew National School next Tuesday the 1st of September next and will continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 pm. If you have ever thought of joining the musical Society, now is your chance, just come along! Of course being able to sing and may be even dance a little would be an advantage!. All welcome (over 16’s)

Me and My Girl is a fantastic musical with music by Noel Gay and revised book by Stephen Fry.The musical is set in the late 1930s and tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman named Bill Snibson who learns that he is the 14th Earl of Hareford – with action set in Hampshire, Mayfair, and Lambeth. It includes such wonderful musical numbers as: The Lambeth Walk, Leaning on the Lamp-post, The sun has got it’s hat on and the title song: Me and My Girl.

On Sunday August 30 the walk will be at Mullaghcleevaun (Grade A, 20km, 6 hours) meeting in Tinahely Square at 9.00am or Glendalough Visitor Centre car park at 9.45. On Sunday September 6 the walk will be in Aughrim (Grade B, 12km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely Square 10.00pm or at Aughrim NS at 10.15. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.

Happy 80th birthday to Mrs Julia Thompson, Carnew.
Happy 21st to Jason Fortune, Main Street.

The winner of the 19th August was Maureen Brenna, seller Mary Hall.

The GAA lotto was notwon numbers were 5,7,12,21, jackpot is €3,600, the next draw is 31st August in Kenny’s, lucky dips were Babs Collins. Cathrine Osborne. Aisling Rosney and Siobhan McEntaggart, Brookfield. Tickets only €2 from any player or local shop.

The annual pilgrimage to knock from Carnew on 26th and 27th September will leave Carnew chapel at 8am, pick up at Gorey chapel at 8.30am, to book your place contact Marie 0539426646 or 0872323966.

Get well wishes go to Mrs Sue Barnes, Emmett Place. Peter Sheehan, Baltyfarrell. Noel Lawler, Brookfield.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Jim O’Keeffe, The Bridge, Coolboy who died during the week, his remains were removed to Coolfancy on Friday evening and burial took place on Saturday.

The Carnew ladies football and camogie clubs field day and fairy run which was to be held last Sunday 23rd was cancelled due to the bad weather and will now take place on this Sunday 30th August at 12.30pm with the fairy run taking place at 1.15pm, all welcome to come along, adults €5 children free.

The annual big breakfast will take place in Le Cheile Park Askamore on this Sunday 30th August at 12 noon, all welcome to come along, this is the only fundraiser for the park.

Kilrush parish have purchased a defb which will be placed on the wall at the back of the church, a training night to learn CPR and use the AED will be held on Wednesday 9th September from 7.30 – 9.30pm in Ballyroebuck hall, cost is €10 to cover mask and registration, please book before 1st September to Susanne 0876204562 or Patricia 0872413293.

Carnew Heritage clubs annual working day will be held on Sunday 13th September with the usual events of cutting and Threshing of oats, bread and butter making, colcannon, live music on the field, loy diggers, vintage ploughing, vintage car display, country markets, tractor pulling, dog show at 2pm, the theme this year is John Deere, admission adults €5, children free. For more details contact Kevin 0876732437.

Carnew walking club meets every Thursday night at 8pm at Carnew Training and Development Centre, all welcome to come along.

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