Huge congratulations to Martin Ryan, who won the Mastermind competition in the National Concert Hall in Dublin last Sunday, making this the second national title for Clodagh this year! The mastermind is part of the National Talent competition, which is celebrating it’s 25th year, and it was certainly a most entertaining night. Martin was a clear winner with 29 points beating the three other competitiors from Meath, Cork and Cavan. The mastermind consists of two 90 second rounds, a specialist round, which was Irish History for Martin, and a general knowledge round. It was all even after the first round, but Martin had a great second round answering 16 questions correctly. He was the only entry from Tipperary and it is the first time that Clodagh have won a title in the National Talent competition. Celebrations continued afterwards and more are planned later this month in Tipp! Well Done Martin.
Also well done to our volleyball team who were not as successful in the national round in Kilkenny the previous week.
Congratulations Martin and well done!
Martin celebrating with some of his supporters
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21st Birthday Celebrations
Ger, Rory and Pa enjoying the night
Big Prize Next Time Round
This car could be yours!
After 2 rounds, the points table is as follows:
Matt Stapleton (Ulster) 4 points; score difference +20
Michael Ryan (Connacht) 2 points; score difference +2
Declan Ryan (Munster) 2 points; score difference -10
Thomas Ryan (Leinster) 0 points; score difference -12
In the 3rd round, Ulster play Connacht and Leinster play Munster.
It should be noted that Leinster can still qualify for the final, by points difference.
By the same token, Ulster are still not guaranteed qualification, because of possible points difference.
So it’s all to play for in the 3rd round, which should make it very exciting. So far, the first 2 rounds have been excellent fair, despite some inclement conditions, and have been enjoyed by larger-than-expected crowds.
Best of luck to all 4 teams in the last push to get to the final.
An Easter Pony camp was held in Rusheen during the Easter holidays. A very enjoyable 5 days of fun was had by all.
Katie ready for the off!
Mary with her horse.
Tara learned new skills at the camp in Rusheen.
The girls practised their skills in the arena.
Eithne In Fighting Form!
Eithne Kennedy,Tooreigh, Templederry (formerly nee Madden) Glentane, Borrisoleigh is pictured with head trainer Seamus O’Neill after receiving her black belt in World Taekwondo. Also in picture and following in their Mum’s footsteps are her daughter Amy and son Liam.
Diocesan History Book for Sale
Pobal Ailbhe – A History of our Archdiocese
Some of our 5th yr helpers on last year’s pilgrimage
Community Complex Fundraiser
Over the next month we hope to have a far clearer picture of what stage the development is at with committe members meeting with members of the Cappawhite Community Complex to assess their methods of building and running such a complex and what problems the have encountered on their way to where they are now.
Our first fundraiser will take place on 31st of May in Young’s of The Ragg where a great nights entertainment is gaurenteed with many local bands and DJ’s playing through the night. Tickets are on sale around the parish and cost just €20 -a small price for a great nights entertainment. We hope to see you there and we will keep you updated with the goings-on of the development in the near future.
This photo was taken recently of the recycling depot outside the Town Park.
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Borris-Ileigh GAA Lotto
Thursday 30th April
Jackpot: €5,000 (Not won)
Numbers: 10, 19, 23, 26
€50 Lucky Dip winners:
Sean and Miyo Ryan, Ballyroan
Ger Howard, Glenmore, Latteragh
Kevin Walsh, Nenagh
Ita O’Meara, Shanakill, Roscrea
Next draw: Thursday 7th May, in Coffey’s Bar
Numbers: 1, 13, 15, 21
2 match 3 winners @ €75 each
Mary O’ Donoghue, Cooleen
Nonie Coffey, Ballycommon
Next Weeks Lotto Jackpot
Martina Kenny, Dolores Kearney and Kathleen McCormack
Middle: Mary Connors, Kay Kenny, Mary Small,
Ann Leahy, Ann Collins and Carmel Boyle
Front: Maureen McGrath, Annette Lennon, Mairead Costello,
Chrissie Ryan and Patricia Walsh
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