Registration for new and present members takes place on Friday, March 1 at 7pm and Saturday, March 2 at 11am in the GAA Club House. Training for all teams for the coming year commences on Saturday, March 2 at 11am. Any girls aged 7-16 wishing to join the club can contact club secretary Ann Barry (087 1838806) or any committee member.
THE LATE SEAN BERGIN
The entire locality was shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Sean Bergin, Garron, Ballybrophy on Sunday February 10. His remains reposed at O’Sullivans Funeral Home, Rathdowney until removal on Tuesday evening to the Church of the Assumption Killasmeestia. Following Con-Celebrated Funeral Mass on Wednesday burial took place in the adjoining cemetery with his parents Mary and Patrick Bergin.
He is deeply regretted by his brothers Michael, Denis, Tom, Joe, Pat and Seamus, sisters Mary and Joan, extended family, relatives and friends.
Sean was only in his fifties and the large attendance at his funeral on both days was testament to the high regard in which he was held. He was a hardworking man who loved the outdoors and loved nature. During the summer months Sean would spend all his spare time on Garron Bog saving the turf. He had great interest in sport all his life. He was a talented hurler with the Borris in Ossory Club in his younger days and was an avid fan of Liverpool football club. May he rest in peace.
Killasmeestia ICA guild held its first meeting of the year on Thursday February 7 in the Community Centre. President Margaret Ryan welcomed members and wished them all a Happy New Year. Get well wishes were sent to Secretary Shirley Stanley who is unwell at the moment. A vote of sympathy was passed with the Houlihan family, Garron on the death of their mother the late Mary Houlihan .
The correspondence was read in which members were informed about all upcoming events including the Irish night in the Gandon Inn on Friday March 15, the Federation dinner also in the Gandon Inn on Friday April 12, the Art/Craft Day in Castletown on Saturday April 20 and the Federation AGM in Camross on Wednesday April 24. The winner of the competition was Frances Lalor and the raffle was also won by Frances. The next meeting will take place on Thursday March 7 at 7pm.
St. Joseph’s N.S., Borris in Ossory will be taking enrolments for September 2013 on the week of February 18 to 22.
Parents who wish to enrol their child for September may collect forms from the school or ring 0505 41331
MASS FOR LENT
There will be Mass at 7.30pm in St Canice’s Church, Borris in Ossory every evening during Lent. This is to facilitate parishioners who would like to attend Mass every day during Lent. There will be no morning Mass except on Saturday mornings at the usual time of 10am.
FINE GAEL AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Borris in Ossory Branch Fine Gael will take place in St Canice’s Hall on Monday night February 25 at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend. New members welcome.
Borris in Ossory ICA guild’s annual fundraising raffle will take place on Wednesday March 27. There will be numerous prizes and tickets are now on sale from all the members.
Borris in Ossory ICA guild’s annual trip will take place from Sunday July 14 to Thursday July 18. The venue this year will be South Wales, staying in a four star hotel in Cardiff and the trip will take in many places of interest over the few days. The cost will be €385 which includes coach with guide from Borris in Ossory and ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard. Names and deposits of €100 should be given to Lily Sheeran as soon as possible. For further information Lily can be contacted at 0505-41308.
SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY
The annual parish Senior Citizens Party, organised by Borris-In-Ossory Social Services will be held on Sunday March 3 in the PE Hall at St Joseph’s National School, Borris-In-Ossory. The party will start at 12.30pm with lunch being served at 1 o’clock. All Senior Citizens in the parish are invited to this party.
PROGRESSIVE 25 DRIVE
The results of last week’s Progressive 25 Drive in the O’Brien Hall were as follows 1st Joe Dooley and Jacob Fairbrother, 2nd - Michael Higgins and Peter Delaney, Tony O’Sullivan and Nuala Breslin. 3rd Sean and Anna Bourke
The Progressive 25 Drive will continue next Thursday night in the O’Brien Hall at 9pm.
27 NINES FINAL
The final of 27 nines game took place last Thursday night week and the following are the winners- Jacob Fairbrother, P.J.Holohan and Joe Dooley for Nuala Breslin. The other defeated finalists were Mary Kelly, Michael Fitzpatrick, Nuala Breslin, Anita Duggan, Anna Bourke for P.J.Holohan and Sean Bourke. After the game, the club chairman John Delaney presented cheques to the winners. The club wishes to thank Marie Quinn and Murt Ryan for their help in organising this competition.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS GAME
The annual 25 card game in aid of MS will take place on Thursday, March 7 in the O’Brien Hall at 9pm. This worthy cause can be supported by buying a ticket, giving a donation or sponsoring a raffle prize on the night. Tickets at €10 will be on sale. For further information please contact club secretary Joe Dooley at 086-8421598
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