Wednesday 17 January 2018

Macra team gets to semi-finals

The Freemohnt Macra Senior Debating team of, from left to right, Owen Bourke, John O' Dwyer, Sinéad Guiney and Thomas Stritch whi reached the semi-finals of the competition.
The Freemohnt Macra Senior Debating team of, from left to right, Owen Bourke, John O' Dwyer, Sinéad Guiney and Thomas Stritch whi reached the semi-finals of the competition.


Heartiest congratulations to our debating team of John O'Dwyer, Sinead Guiney, Owen Bourke and Thomas Stritch who took part in the Regional Quarter Finals on Friday last in Castletownroche and secured themselves a place in the Semi Finals in the coming weeks.

In what was a great display of teamwork and research the Freemount team overcame tough competition from Ballyhoura Macra.

We wish them all the best in the next round. Freemount Macra are holding a fundraising Ceili on Friday March 1, in the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk in aid of St Patrick's Marymount Hospice at 9:30pm with music from the Neily O' Connor Ceili Band.

It is a case of all roads lead to Carlow this weekend coming for the National Semi-finals of Capers, Macra's variety show in Tullow on January 19th.

The cast and crew have been very working hard over the last period and we wish them the very best of luck and we wish all those travelling up to Carlow a safe journey.

Freemount Macra are also entering the Macra drama competition this year and practice for this will be commencing in the coming weeks. Weekly sports nights continue in Boherbue at 7.30 in Tuesday nights.

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The weekly 45 Drive was well attended on Sunday night last. The following is a list of the lucky winners:- First Prize went to:-1 Pat and Maureen O Connor, Churchtown. 2 Mai and Maura Burke, Broadford. The winning Gents Team was :-Dan Murphy, and Jerry O Callaghan , Freemount, . The winning Mixed Teams were:-1 John and Kathleen Twomey,Meelin. 2 Nora Brosnan, Meelin and Tim Aherne, Freemount. The best Ladies team was:-1 Bridget Madden, and Joan Buckley, Liscarroll, The following team won a table prize,:- Tim Broderick, and Mary Noonan, Freemount. The following won Raffle Prizes:-1 Tadhg O Flynn, Freemount,. 2 Maureen Vaughan, Kanturk. 3 Tim Broderick, Freemount. 4 Maureen Vaughan, Kanturk The 45 drive will continue on this Sunday night January 20 at sharp . We commence playing at 8pm. and you can be on the road home at 10pm. See you on Sunday night.


Freemount Vigil Mass on this Saturday night at 7pm. Mass on Sunday morning at 10.30am.


Zumba is back in the Community Centre on Monday nights from 89pm. New class price is €6 per class or €35 for 6 weeks! There is a free weigh-in after class each week and measurement once a month (optional)! See you all next week and get your new year off to a great start.


The following is the monthly rainfall recorded at Freemount Waterworks last year. January - 126.9mm. February - 38.1mm. March - 26mm. April - 131.2mm. May - 41.6mm. June - 220.1mm. July - 79.5mm. August - 185.5mm. September - 48.1mm. October - 109.7mm. November - 148.1mm. December - 150.8mm. Total Rainfall for the year was 1305.6mm. (Total rainfall for 2011 was 1112.3mm.). The driest Month in 2012 was March. The wettest was June. The wettest day was June 2 when we got 36.9mm. of rain. We had 16 days without rain during March. We had 3 days in June, 3 days in July and 3 days in August without rain.


Church Gate Collection: Community Alert would greatly appreciate your support towards a 'Muintir Na Tire' Church Gate collection at both masses next weekend Sat 19th & Sun 20th January. Freemount CA register annually with Muintir Na Tire who keeps us in touch regarding developments and resources available to us, and help us with our annual Senior Alert Scheme applications.

Seniors Alert Scheme: We will keep you posted regarding a meeting mid Feb to plan for the year ahead, and applications for any personal monitored alert systems needed. As you will be aware, due to considerable pressure from voluntary groups around the Country, the Dept has now thankfully backtracked on the proposed cuts to the Senior Alert Scheme.


The Annual Diocesan Lourdes Mass will be celebrated this year in Fermoy on Monday February 11, at 7.30pm.. It is proposed to hire a bus as usual to attend this Mass if sufficient numbers are interested in travelling. If you are interested in travelling by bus to this Mass you should ring Mary for full information on 02228737. This should be done immediately so that the bus can be booked in good time.


The A.G.M.of Freemount GAA was held in the meeting room on Fri. 11th. Jan.with a large attendance.

Chairman Michael O'Regan presided and thanked all his fellow officers for their help over the last three years. He announced that a new trainer was appointed, namely John Mortell.

The outgoing Secretary Willie John o Flynn gave a long and detailed review of the past year.

Treasurer Michael John o Regan accounted for the finances for 2012. Speculation is already mounting as to who will be the more successful hurling selectors in 2013, Junior A the 3 Mikes or Junior B the 3 Johns. Life President Jim O Regan presided over the election of officers for 2013 which resulted as follows.:- Chairman John O Flynn.Secretary:-Kevin O Dwyer.Treasurer:-Ben Carroll.PRO.:-Paddy Collins. Vice Chairman:Michael O Regan.Asst. Secretary:-Willie John O Flynn. Asst. Treasurer:John Morrissey. Life Presidents:-1. John Joe Morton.:-2. Jim O Regan.; Vice Presidents;1.Tadgh O Flynn 2.Con McAuliffe.;3.Tom Crowley.4.Paddy Collins.;5.Denis Carroll.;6.Ben O Sullivan.;7.Billy Browne.;8.Eamonn Morton. Duhallow Board Delegates:-Denis Carroll, and Vincent Fehin.County Board Delegates:-John O Flynn, and Denis Carroll. Field Chairman:-Michael O Regan. Delegate to Community Development association:- Paddy Collins. Cultural Officer.:-Ella Marie O Dwyer. Hurleys and Sliotars.:-Johnny Browne. Junior A Hurling Selectors.:-Mike Enright,Micheál Walsh,Michael John O Regan. Junior B Hurling Selectors.:-John Brennan,John Morrissey. Johnny Browne. Junior B Football Selectors:-Liam O Flynn,Michael O Regan, A.N. Other. U21 St. Marks Hurling Selectors:-Patsy Morrissey, and John O Flynn U21 St. Peters Football Selectors:-Patsy Morrissey and Tadhg Walsh.


The G.A.A. are presenting a variety concert in the Community Centre on Saturday 26th, January at 8pm. Admission will be €10 and national school children will be free. A great night's entertainment is assured with music song dance and some hilarious sketches Ticket sellers will be calling to all households in the coming weeks.


Numbers drawn for last week's lotto game were: 6, 14, 16, 22 . There was no Jackpot winner. The following were lucky Dip winners: 1. Ruarí O Brúdair, Lios úi ChearbhuilL 2. Dick Barry, Barry's Bar, Freemount. 3. Mark Lenihan, C/O. Clare O Connor. Ballybahallow, Freemount. 4. Mary Burke, Lismire. 5. Paddy Hannigan, Aughrim, Freemount. The Jackpot this week will be €7,075. To be in with a chance of hitting the jackpot for the New Year,buy your tickets early and often.

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