Community Council: We would like to sincerely thank all those who purchased raffle tickets for our Tidy Towns draw recently. The fundraiser proved a great success this year and the funds raised have already gone a long way towards brightening up our beautiful village.
The work we have completed this year for the Tidy Towns competition has not gone unnoticed as the Liscarroll Community Council Tidy Towns group picked up an award recently at the Ballyhoura Country Tidy Towns Awards 2014. The award is for the most improved in the 'Built Environment, Landscaping & Wildlife' category.
Maeve Uí Mhurchú attended on behalf of Liscarroll and gratefully accepted the award. We would like to thank Ballyhoura Development for recognising the efforts of all those who volunteer their time in developing Liscarroll as an attractive place to live and to visit. We would also like to thank all the residents in the village who are going to great lengths in brightening up their homes and streetscapes.
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LISCARROLL ATHLETIC CLUB
TOUGH COMPETITION: Three relay teams made the trip to Tullamore Saturday last for their All Ireland championships.
The teams had no illusions about the task ahead.
The main thing was that they were all keen to compete at All Ireland level.
As it happens they were all girls at U12: Hollie McCarthy, Vickie O'Connell, Helen Moynihan and Aoife O'Sullivan, were in good form, but not good enough to get near the medals.
They ran faster than they did in their qualifiers equaling Bandon's time of 60.67 sec, which was 1.42 secs faster for Liscarroll.
At U13 the team of Ciara Sheehy, Alimat Bologun, Natasha O'Keeffe, Hollie McCarthy also performed better than in their qualifiers improving their time by 1.03 secs.
But this was not enough to get to the final so they will have to wait to fight another day.
At U16: Sarah O'Keeffe, Vickie Cusack, Anna Walsh, Kate Ivory and Niamh Linehan did not have a great run in the heats but still qualified for the final.
In the final they did so much better but it was not for the want of trying that they did not get into the medals.
Their final time was 51.12 secs, a 1.34 sec improvement on their qualifying time.
Participation is the name of the game and while there were hiccups here and there by all teams, no one was keen to stay at home and miss the opportunity of competing in an All Ireland championship final.
Having competed will be of tremendous benefit to anyone going to the B championships and day 1 of the A championships this weekend.
Overall we will have athletes competing in approx., 20 disciplines, hurdles, sprints, shot putt, javelin, hammer and long jump.
The major problem is that all of these are spread out over three days, i.e. Sunday 13th, Sat 26th and Sun 27th.
Between now and the 27th there are many other events available, some of which will be over by the time that these notes go to print - Cork City Sports Tuesday, Dromcollagher Sports on Wednesday and Friday 18th Fanahan McSweeney Sports at Araglin, bringing us close to Liscarroll Sports Sunday August 10th.
TRAINING will continue on a limited basis because of the busy schedule ahead. Parents will be notified by email and/or text message.