Summer Festival to be held in Castlegregory this July, from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th. Events and venues to be decided. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the events please contact Catherine on 0866099753.
Tidy Towns news
Weekly evening Tidy Towns work Tuesdays at 7 pm to 8:15 pm to weed, cut hedges, repair and generally improve our village. All are welcome. Meeting at the playground. Please bring your own equipment.
TidyTowns update SuperValu TidyTowns competitions - special awards
We have now submitted our entries for the special awards which all attract a good amount of funding: RIAI windows award; Bat conservation award; Tree project award; Leave No Trace award; Pollinator award; Agent Brite litter award.
Christmas Tree in Playground: Some of you may have already noticed the new Norway Spruce planted in the corner just above the playground. Sadly the previous tree died through lack of water in the very dry period we had earlier in the year. We have now replaced it with a hardier tree and placed it in a more sheltered spot. If anyone could support with watering we would be very grateful. The tree needs to be watered daily over the summer months for it to take. Please contact the office if you can help
Castlegregory Summer Market is on every Sunday Morning until the end of August. Come and browse through our many delights, you might see something that you like. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Summer Bridge is back in Castlegregory. Commencing in Castlegregory Tuesday June 21 at 745 pm in the West End Hall until the 3rd week in August. All are welcome! It doesn=92t matter at what level you are playing; there is always something new to be learned and there are always people willing to teach! Each session will last approximately 2 hours. Cost will be €5 per night. Any questions you can either call me (Marcia) or text me at 0871693493. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you!
Results 16/06/2022: Ladies: 1st: Joan Cantillon; 2nd: Mary Farrell Interval: Catherine Lyons and Gerry Curran
Gents: 1st: Martin Murphy; 2nd: John McEnery; Interval: Maeve Herlihy and Mary McKenna Mystery: Anne Dennehy, Kathleen Hennessy,Pat Moore Noreen Walsh General operative/handyman required for C/E scheme for Castlegregory village 19.5 hours per week. Please contact Joe on 0872682097.
Drink Can Rings
Old Spectacles & Used Postage Stamps: Many thanks to all who are continuing collecting.
If any local groups have any news items they would like to be made known, such as match fixtures, results, courses or anything of special interest-could groups inform the office by 12 midday on Monday mornings. Tel:- 066-7139422 Email:- email@example.com
St Brendan’s AC
The 2022 Energywise Ireland Banna Run will be held on Sunday, August 31st. There will be 10K and 5K events for adults and a special 5K events for 13-19 year old juveniles. Entry is via MyRunResults.com and the portal is open now.St Brendan’s AC had another good weekend at the older age-group Munster juvenile championships in MTU Cork on Saturday and Sunday. Eoin Malik got a silver in the U15 javelin and a bronze in the U15 long jump. Aaron Horgan got silver in the 3K walk while Peter O’Mahony got a bronze in the U16 hurdles.
A number of pbs and good performances were achieved by these and the other club athletes who enjoyed provincial competition.A good number of the club’s adults participated in the Ballyheigue 10K and half marathon on Saturday in what was a very enjoyable occasion with Margaret Carlin having a very successful run.
Training: Adult training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. Check social media for venues. Juveniles are now on a break from training except for national qualifiers.
Upcoming events: This Saturday and Sunday: Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals in An Ríocht track. Good luck to all club athletes involved.
Saturday, July 30th: Munster juvenile B chps Sunday, July 31st: Energywise Ireland Banna 10K and 5K
Check social media for non-championship events locally.
Contact: 087 7985557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Well done to Cormac Dillon on playing a captain’s part when leading the Kerry minors to a great win over Tyrone in the All-Ireland quarter final recently. Kerry will now play Mayo in the All Ireland semi-final in Tullamore on sat July 25th at 4pm. We wish them the very best.
Cutting and maintenance of the cemetery will take place on Thursday evening from 5.30 onwards(weather permitting). All adult help would be greatly appreciated. Annual Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday July 28 at 8pm.
No winner of the Duagh GAA jackpot of €8300 on 14/06/22. Numbers drawn 1,16,23,31 €50 Liam Griffin Duagh €30 Geraldine Broderick Lisroe €20 Derry O Carroll Duagh €20 Karen O Connell Listowel €20 Orla O Brien Hill Road Sellers prize Cathal Dennehy.
Match 3 draw entrants Aidan Scanlon Tony Collins.
Next week’s jackpot €8400 with draw Monday night at Jim’s Thank you all for your continued support.
Tickets available from usual sellers and on line at www.klubfunder.com
Duagh/Lyre Community Games
Tag Rugby – Last Saturday at MTU Tralee the County Community Games competition was held in a fabulous dry day. Duagh/Lyre Community Games had three teams tak u ng part. Huge congratulations to our u11 Tag team who won County gold. Two teams were entered in the competition so it was a straight final against Caherciveen. The game got underway and we didn’t get off to the best of starts going 2-0 then 3-1 down at half time. Caherciveen got off to the better start in the second half going up 5-2, but this young team playing their first ever tag game dug deep and suddenly it all clicked into place with them pulling off some great tries levelling it to 6-6 at full time. This put the game into extra time. In extra time the excitement continued going down 7-6, levelling it 7-7 and in the dying moments of the game a mistake from Caherciveen saw a Duagh/Lyre tip off and a great pass out the wing to Adam Shanahan saw him run into the corner to score the winning try and the whistle being blown. Absolutely heart stopping stuff and a fantastic game by our participants showing their sheer determination on the day. The team have now qualified for Munster finals in September. Team: Anna Troude (Capt), Aoife Ryan, Adam Shanahan, Eamon Dennehy, Jack Cronin, Caoilinn Harte, Holly Carmody, Odhran O’Regan, Liam Fitzgerald, Jermiah Buckley, Gearoid Brosnan and Fionn Buckley. Congratulations to Duagh/Lyre u14 tag team on winning Silver medals today at the County competition. Duagh/Lyre won the semi final v Caherciveen 11-6.
In the final Duagh/Lyre lost out to Beaufort 16-8. Well done to all participants they gave a great display in both games and worked well as a team. Team: Donagh Buckley, Cillian Kirby, Tomás Kelly, Gavin O’Brien, Cody Collins, Fionn Doorley, Catherine Buckley, Asia Fitzgerald, Fiona O’Brien, Emily Rose Ashley and Charlotte Rydziova. Thanks to Eileen and Siobhan for the photos. Good luck to Beaufort in the Munster finals.
U16 Tag Rugby: This fantastic bunch of participants who would do anything Community Games turned up like troopers today most after finishing their junior cert and the celebratory disco last night. In their semi final game v Beaufort they put on a great display and lost out by a small margin to make it to the final, the score 11 - 13. In the 3rd and 4th place playoff they played Boherbue/Cloghers/Manor and a superb team effort , with one of the team making their way back from an athletic competition just to play their part. They won 16-8. Team: Eimear Buckley (cpt), Luke Sheridan, Jack Collins, Denis Gould, Ronan Sheridan, Angharad Cudlipp, Cillian McMahon, Dylan Stack, Ryan Stack, Oisín O’Regan, Aoibhínn Harte and we wish Daibheád O’Regan a speedy recovery who unfortunately couldn’t make the game. Thanks to coaches: Derry Buckley and Jason Harte who were with all three teams during the day. Thanks to all the parents/guardians for their continued support. Thanks to Kerry Community Games for hosting a great competition which was coordinated by Nelius Collins and good luck to Spa/Fenit/Barrow in the Munster finals.
Cycling on grass – Huge congratulations to our four cyclists this evening at the County competition last Friday night in MTU Tralee. Our cyclists gave it everything tonight and the training in Duagh Gaa pitch with John Bunyan and our chief of operations Andy Keane paid off. In the u12 boys Eamon Dennehy won gold, this was Eamon’s first time taking part in this event, he’s a determined young lad who never is without his bike. Eamon has qualified for his first National finals.
In the u12 girls Kate Sheridan no stranger to this event, having won bronze at National finals last year. Kate stayed with her competitor in the first lap and then pulled away to come away with a great win and the gold medal. A determined lady who has qualified for her third National finals.
In the u14 girls Fiona O’Brien first time competitor at this event done herself proud cycling home in the gold medal position. Fiona another determined young lady and an avid cyclist, now secured a place in her first National finals. Our final cyclists this evening was Jack Dennehy, Jack got off to a great start but a small bit of misfortune with the gears dropping changed his position but he ended up with a fabulous bronze medal in his first County competition. Duagh/Lyre now have three cyclists qualified for National finals in September, Eamon, Kate and Fiona. We wish them all the best of luck going forward with the preparations. We are so proud of all our participants. Thanks to County Community Games for hosting the event. Thanks to our volunteers on the night, John and Neilus. Thanks to our participants, parents and supporters on the night. Thanks to Mike Buckley and Duagh Gaa for the use of the pitch.
County Athletics – Best of luck to all our participants this weekend taking part Saturday and Sunday at the County athletics competition in An Ríocht.
The annual mass in our cemetery is tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm.
Listowel Lartigue Monorail
This unique local attraction is now open to the public daily from 1pm-4pm and is especially popular with children.
St. Senan’s GAA Club Lotto
The lotto prize fund is currently at 4,600 euros and tickets from the usual sources at three for a fiver or play online if you wish.