Carnew notes week June 1st


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Rita Wilson, Shillelagh who died last week.


We wish Stephen Kavanagh  from Partners Cafe the very best of luck On his retirement and all the best for the future.


Congratulations to Carnew Musical Society on their nominations with A.I.M.S.society for Debbie Furlong and the front of house team for the Best House Management.

John Young for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Jud Fry and Erin Hogan for Best Acctress portrayal of Laurie.

Well done all.


Carnew Emmetts GAA club would like to say A sincere thank you to everyone who took part in anyway in the marathon for Carnew Community Care last Saturday/Sunday and especially all those who donated in anyway it is very much appreciated by all.

3 AIMS Nominations for Carnew Musical Society

Carnew Musical Society has received three AIMS Nominations for their production of Oklahoma which was staged in Carnew last November. Competing against 26 other Societies in the Gilbert Section (higher section), this is once again a huge achievement for Carnew MS.   The first nomination for Carnew MS was for Best House Management. Debbie Furlong and her Front of House team impressed Adjudicator and audiences alike with their efforts.  The Hall was dressed with Americana (great credit goes to Karen Matthews for her artistic input in this regard). The front of house team and the Ushers were dressed in costumes of the period (1906), complete with Stetsons. This is the Society’s second time to be nominated in this category under Debbie’s management. The first nomination was for A Christmas Carol’

Next to be nominated for Carnew was John Young for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as Jud FryIn his public adjudication, Adjudicator Tony McCleane-Fay said “Mr. Young’s characterization of Jud was mesmerizing. He brought real danger to the stage, a tangible undercurrent of violence under a cloud of psychosis. He gave a chilling performance of “Lonely room “where he outlined his intentions towards Laurey. But Mr. Young also skillfully managed to create empathy for Jud, we felt that he was possibly misunderstood a bit even though he all but admitted to a previous murder he may have committed, by showing a vulnerability and possible mental disability. A Multi-layered performance of some note”

This is John’s 2nd nomination with Carnew Musical Society, having been nominated for his role of Scrooge in their production of A Christmas Carol (coincidentally the same year as Best House Management)

Last but not least of the Societies nominations, was for Erin Hogan as Best Actress for her portrayal of Laurey.  About Erin Mr. McCleane- Fay said “Farm girl Laurey Williams was played with confidence by Erin Hogan. She had an elegance coupled with a down to earth quality to her performance that was quite engaging. She also had good stillness in her performance that hinted that all was not as it seemed. Her singing was admirable, particularly on “Many a new Day”and “People Will Say We’re in Love”. She played Laurey as quite disengaged, seemingly relatively indifferent to Curly’s advances initially and we were left wondering if she only chose him to get away from Jud. Ms. Hogan’s performance differed to that of the rest of the cast in that she, even more that Jud was like an outsider in the community. She seemed to be playing a role within a role which made her fascinating to watch”.

Because of the present restrictions, the society was  unable to meet up to celebrate as they usually would in Jim Byrne’s, however they did manage a Zoom get together where they proudly raised a glass to their nominees.

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