Annacurra notes October 17

Aughrim Community Games
This Wednesday October 19th is our AGM. It takes place in the coffee dock in the Aughrim Community Sports & Leisure complex at 8.30pm. Please come along and support your local club. It can’t run itself so no committee no club. We are all volunteers with families and jobs but to give something back to our children is no hardship it’s a pleasure. 

Look forward to seeing a few new faces

Last year we had a very successful group of transition students that did their An. Gaisce award through volunteering and helping our coaches every Monday night. We would like to support that again. If there are any boys and girls who can come along from any of our local secondary schools please do or contact me Fiona Shannon 0872218366. An extra pair of hands is always welcomed

Tinahely Variety Group

Tinahely Variety and Drama Group will present John B. Keane’s powerful and darkly comic drama, Big Maggie in Tinahely Community Hall with performances nightly at 8.00pm from Wednesday, October 19 to Saturday, October 22.  

Set in 1960’s rural Ireland the play is a striking commentary on changing society of the time which raises questions about land, inheritance,  and sexuality that echo to the present day.  John B.Keane penetrates the dark heart of a family at war, tearing itself apart as we watch no-nonsense matriarch, Maggie Polpin strive to take the reins of the family business and farm in the wake of her husband, Walter’s death.  Maggie’s new-found control over her life, and her dogged belief that she is acting for her children’s  own good, sets her at odds with her off-spring, driving them one by one from her.

This production of Big Maggie, directed by Eddie McGlynn features an entirely amateur cast who have been rehearsing tirelessly since the beginning of August.  While faithful to John B. Keane’s powerful melodrama and canny dialogue, this performance by Tinahely Variety and Drama Group will feature some new elements that audiences will appreciate.  

Admission is €10 and booking is essential.  Bookings and further details can be had by telephoning:  087 3582284

Gaa Lotto
Congratulations to Niall Stephenson c/o Christina Byrne . Who was the lucky winner of the Annacurra Gaa lotto. 
Numbers drawn 3-11-17-25. 
Match 3 winner’s Aileen Carty, preban and Alison Dickenson c/o Gerry Doyle.

Card Drive
45 card drive restarts this Friday 21st at 9pm in the Saltee .
Whist Drive
There will be a whist drive in Annacurra Community centre on Saturday night next October 22 starting at 9 pm.

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