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Saturday 20 September 2014

Busy week for Macra members

Published 04/04/2013 | 05:26

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Novelty Act Cast (Danny Lane, Nicholas O' Donoghue, Eimear Guiney, Michael O' Sullivan and Thomas Murphy) who emerged as winners at the Cork County National Talent Competition on Saturday last March 30th.

Another busy week has passed for Freemount Macra. Many club members put in long hours practicing for the various competitions that were approaching in addition to finding time to attend the final Presidential and Vice Presidential Hustings in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel in Limerick on Wednesday last March 27th.

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Another busy week has passed for Freemount Macra. Many club members put in long hours practicing for the various competitions that were approaching in addition to finding time to attend the final Presidential and Vice Presidential Hustings in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel in Limerick on Wednesday last March 27th.

They then proceeded to Ballydesmond in large numbers on Thursday for Sliabh Luchara Macra's 'Family Fortunes' Quiz and a great night was had by everyone.

Friday night saw the regional round of Macra's Volleyball competition and well done to the Freemount team of Michael O'Sullivan, Thomas Murphy, Danny Lane, Miriam Angland, Louise Daly, Shane Hayes, Michael Curtin and Marie Murphy who emerged as winners on the night.

The team will now go forward to represent the region at the National Finals in Kilkenny on April 21st.

Saturday saw the club head to Imokilly in East Cork for the Cork County Finals of Macra's National Talent Competition. Well done to all who competed. Freemount Macra had a very successful night with Freemount Macra members taking part in set dancing, disco dancing, ballad group, comedy duo, solo singing, solo instrumental, mastermind and novelty act.

Special congrats to Sinead Guiney (runner up in solo singing), Thomas Murphy, Danny Lane, Eimear Guiney, Nicholas O' Donoghue and Michael O' Sullivan (winners in novelty act) and Kevin O'Dwyer, Ciara and Karen O'Sullivan, Daniel Roche and Eimear and Sinead Guiney (winners in ballad group) and hard luck to the club members who weren't quite as successful.

The teams now go forward to the national semi-finals in April.

Club members were in Kanturk Hospital at lunch time on Easter Sunday to entertain the residents which was a very enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

That night twenty-something people from Freemount went to Limerick Macra's Annual Easter Ball in the Carlton Hotel in Castletroy for what was a fantastic night. A club meeting was then held on Easter Monday in the Heritage Centre in Freemount with a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Best of luck to our debating team of Sinead Guiney, Owen Bourke, Cian Daly and Thomas Stritch who take part in the National Quarter Finals against Treble R from Dublin next Saturday April 6th in Kildare.

45DRIVE

The weekly 45 Drive was well attended on Sunday night last. The following is a list of the lucky winners. First Prize went to Mai and Maura Burke, Broadford, The best Gents Team was Jim Murphy, and Neily O'Connor, Freemount.

The winning mixed teams were 1. John and Kathleen Twomey, Meelin. 2. Tim Ahern, Freemount and Nora Brosnan, Meelin.

The best Ladies team was Maureen Vaughan, Kanturk, and Margaret O Leary, Freemount. The table prize was won by Daithi Burke, Meelin, and Tim Burke, Broadford. The following won raffle prizes:- 1 Neily O'Connor Freemount . 2 Nora Brosnan, Meelin,3 John Twomey, Meelin.

The 45 drive will continue on this Sunday night April 7 at the NEW time of 8.30pm. sharp . We commence playing at 8. 30pm. and you can be on the road home at 10.30pm. Don't forget the change of starting time for the Summer! See you on Sunday night.

CHURCH AFFAIRS

Sunday morning Mass. Freemount- 10.30am.

DIVINE MERCY

The Divine Mercy Devotions will be held in The Church of The Immaculate Conception, Kanturk on Divine Mercy Sunday April 7 from 2.30pm. to 4.30pm.led by Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, C.C. Freemount. Everybody welcome.

COMHALTAS

ART CLASSES: The weekly Art Classes will continue for two further nights on Tuesday night April 9 and April 16 at 8pm. in The Heritage Centre.

CEILI: The next Céilí in Cois Alla Centre (Heritage Centre) Freemount will be on Friday night May 3 at 9.30pm. Music on the night will be Donie Nolan and his Band. A great Céilí assured.

ICA.

Freemount I.C.A. Guild. The Guest Speaker was Kate Brosnan,Optician, Strand Street, Kanturk. She gave a most enlightened talk on different eye disorders,and treatments etc. She also brought along a huge range of spectacle frames. It was a most interesting and informative talk.

The members of The Guild wish her every success in the future. The next meeting will be held in The Community Centre on Tuesday night next April 9 at 8.30pm.

ANNUAL BUS TOUR

This year the annual bus tour will be based in Dublin.The tour starts in Dromcollogher on Sunday August 25 and returns on Friday August 30. The group will be staying in The Skylon Hotel, Dublin.

There is a daily Bus tour from Monday morning to visit places of interest, including a visit to Belfast, and a visit to The Titanic.

The price PPS is €345 for B/B and evening meal.

There will be music and entertainment in The Hotel each evening. Single supplement will apply.

If you would like to book a place or want any further information, please contact Maura Egan at 063-83048, or Dan Larkin at 063-80216.

GAA

GAA. Weekly Lotto: Numbers drawn were 20, 21, 30, 33. There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dip draw was 1. Willie O Regan, Glounicommane, Freemount. 2. Stephen Roche, C/O. The Haggart Bar, Freemount. 3. Latisha Walsh , Freemount. 4. Luke O' Callaghan, Knockaneglasse East, Freemount. 5. Martha Brennan, Ballybahallow, Freemount. The Jackpot this week is €7,225. If you're not in you can't win. Buy your ticket early and often.

Items for these notes should be with the correspondent by 8pm on Mondays. Telephone 022-28664 or e-mail-osullivanpj38@gmail.com

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