16-03-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Newtowncashel Drama Group enjoyed great success with their production of "Too Close To Home" by Jimmy Keary. Providing a window into the life of a playwright, Jimmy Keary introduces us to James Ryan, his family, friends and neighbours. Ryan struggling to write his first three act play, fighting with his disproving wife, trying to dodge the nosy neighbour and failing to notice that his brother has a crush on his wife, is not having an easy time of it. Into the middle of all this his father in law is having an affair and blackmails him into secrecy. Ryan decides to use this as the subject of his play and thinks his family will never find out. Of course they do, with hilarious consequences.
This play required a large cast and we are delighted to have so much talent and devotion in our community. The cast are supported by a dedicated group of behind the scenes help, both in stage design and construction, lighting, sound, make-up, wardrobe, hall management, P.R and photography. We would like to thank our generous sponsors who came on board with our new plan this year, your loyal support through the years has enabled us to pursue our passion, entertain our community and guarantee the future of amateur drama in our Parish. The strength of the group is in its ability to attract new talent each year and this year was no exception. Our group are delighted to welcome our new members, some of whom took to the stage and showed that the future of drama is in the next generation. The cast and crew have received many congratulations from our delighted fans and we thank them for their loyal support throughout the years.  Exciting ideas are beginning to take shape for next season and we hope our fans will join us and continue to support us in our future endeavors.

Newtowncashel Community games are holding a Monster Auction at 1pm on Sunday 19th of April in the Hall in Newtowncashel. We will be using the funds raised to purchase much needed sports equipment in order for the children of the parish to be able to participate in Events and Activities.  Your support will be greatly appreciated and we hope you can help by donating something for sale on the day or purchasing a bargain.
We are looking for quality items such as Firewood, DIY and garden tools, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Paintings, Household Goods, Vouchers etc. to be auctioned on the day. All items considered.
We are also looking for Cakes, buns, jams, tarts etc. that can be sold separately.
Items can be dropped to the Hall any time after 12noon on Saturday the 18th of April. Items can be collected by arrangement with any member of the committee by contacting Christy Hopkins on 086 8399057 or Gary Beattie on 0872050506 or John Morrissey on 0868066698 or John Kenny on 0870507686

A Pioneer meeting will be held in the Sacristy this Friday the 20th of March, at 8.30 p.m. The main item on the agenda is the Pioneer Outing 2015.

Well done to the team from St.Mary's  National School, who won the Regional Pioneer Under 13  Table Quiz on Thursday night the 121th of March last. They now go forward to the Leinster Semi-Final in Mountmellick on Sunday the 29th of March. We thank the mentors who made the team's participation possible.

The School Board of Management will meet in the School theis Thursday the 19th of March at 8.00 p.m.

The Harvest Festival will be held in Newtowncashel on Sunday the 23rd of August, commencing at 12.00 noon. This will be the festival's third consecutive visit to Newtowncashel, thanks to the availability and suitability of the site and the success of the event on the two previous occasions. Please contact Paddy Finnegan ,Chairman  at 087 270 5014 or Rachael Thompson, Secretary at 087 677 2454

Best wishes to mentor Karl Dermody and the Cashel players, Niall Casserly, Gavin Kelly and Andrew Farrell as they take on Dublin in the Leinster U-21 Football Semi-Final in Navan this Wednesday evening the 18th of March at 7.30 p.m.

Congrats to Mary Skelly and both her teams for doing so well in the county table quiz last Friday night. One team won the competition outright and the other one finished 5th after a tie breaker.
Also,congratulation to Team A who won their semi final game last night in the  Table Tennis and are now in the final this Friday night in Ardagh.
Our Team B put on a fantastic display bringing their single games into a draw which was eventually decided by a doubles game.
Thanks to Killashee and Barry Cox for hosting competition and for organising food and drinks afterwards

Well done to Manager Conan Casey ,and the Cashel Players,;Conor Farrell, Dara Flood, Conor Flood, Niall Casey, and Patrick Farrell on winning the Vocational Schools All Ireland Football Semi Final recently. They now play the Munster Champions in the All Ireland Final,please check press for details.

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