Notes 10/03/2014 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Newtowncashel Tidy Towns holds it's March meeting ,in The Hill ,this Wednesday the 12th  of March, at 8.00 p.m.

The Junior Choir will rehearse in the Church this Saturday the 15th of March from 5.30 p.m to 6.30 p.m.,in preperation for 'Do this in Memory on Sunday the 23rd March.Please note the earlier date for the rehersal due to  Confirmation on Saturday the 22nd March.

Well done to the Cashel Clubmen,Andrew Farrell and Gavin Kelly,who ,on Wednesday last beat Laois after extra time in the Leinster u-21 Football Championship.They meet dublin in the Semi-Final at O Moore Park ,Portlaoise on wednesday the 19th of March at 7.30 p.m.

This year's theme for the Longford st.Patrick's Parade,which commences at 12.30 p.m.,is 'Longford;Arts and Culture'.St.Fáithleach's G.A.A. car park is the starting point for the Lanesboro/Ballyleague parade at 2.30 p.m.
Entries close this wednesday the 12th of March.
We wish to extend a very Happy St.Patrick's Day to all those from Cashel both at home and abroad, and hope you all have a wonderful day and indeed weekend, on our National Holiday.

A very exciting week in the Egan household when John,Alan and their family arrive from Queensland for the wedding on Friday of Fiona and Kevin.

Congratulations to Alan and Michell Egan on the birth of their first child ,a little boy, Conor. Also to John and Andrea Egan on the birth of their second child,a little girl , Shyla, aussie cousins to Fiona and Kevin's twins, Jay and Leah.

Congratulations to Liam and Anita Finnegan,on becoming grandparents again to a little grandson ,in Waterford, son of Tara and Rob.Congrats to all.

Best of luck to all who take part in the County Talent Competition,this Sunday the 12th of March, in the Backstage Theatre. At the moment Cashel have entries in both the Solo Singing and Novelty Act.Best of luck to all.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Brennan family,Lismagawley,on the death of Fr.Gerard Brennan,in Scotland,last weekend.

Spring was in the air on Saturday afternoon in Brian and Tess Doyle's field. A meithil of fourteen ploughs gathered for the annual Novice Ploughing Match.
With conventional and vintage ploughs in action, spectators enjoyed seeing older machines in action and recalled memories of farming in times past.
Elementry novice,
1st John Fallon, Newtowncashel
2nd Enda Hughes, Killoe,
3rd Niall Nolan Lanesboro,
4th Noel Kearney Lanesboro.

Improver novice,
1st Andrew Alan, Shroid,
2nd Phelim Casey, Longford.

Single furrow vintage,
1st John King,
2nd Peter Whitney,

Two furrow vintage,
1st Billy Stewart,
2nd Eamon Murray,
3rd Paddy Whitney

Vintage trailor class
1st Charlie Stewart
Classic 2 furrow
1st David Stewart
Congradulations to all competitors. Presentations sponsored by Paddy Finnegan took place in Gav's Bar Kenagh Saturday night.

The Pre-Confirmation Ceremony of Light and Reconcilation takes place this Wednesday the 12th of March at 7.30 p.m. The candidates for Confirmation and their fathers and mothers are expected to be present.Each child should bring his/her Baptismal .Bishop Francis Duffy visited the Confirmation classes at St.Mary's National School on Thursday last.

During Lent,Mass will be celebrated at 7.00 a.m. on Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays,beginning on Ash Wednesday.This arrangement will give a greater number of people the chance to  come to Mass during Lent.

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