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Saturday, September 11th, 1999

Galbally fete a match for final

GALBALLY garden fete, despite clashing with a county senior football final which involved the participation of two neighboring parishes, once again came up trumps with a packed attendance and brilliant weather conditions on Sunday.

The organizers' worries that this year's event would be badly hit by the counter-attractions were banished as virtually thousands of people packed into the village from early afternoon.

Shops and licensed premises enjoyed a busy time and the sunshine broke through to make it an afternoon of shirt sleeves and summer dresses.

The fete, which will next year celebrate its 21st anniversary, once again fulfilled its promise to provide only the best with a top class programme of events.

The Indians, still one of the most popular bands in Ireland after more than 30 years on the road, provided patrons with an afternoon of great music.

There was open air Bingo, the Knitting Nualas featuring Galbally personalities Fr Jim O' Doherty, Mary Ann Hennessy, John Joe Fahey and Paddy Dineen, a magic act by Kathy Mullen of Limerick, the famous Sean Treacy Pipe Band from Moycarkey , trade stands, swinging boats, and a well organised hurling and football blitz which involved youngsters

Eoin Duffey from Wicklow invited people to test their strength with his "hammer hit" device, while Amy Guerin of Galbally was strictly impartial as she urged everybody to enter the pegs on a line contest.

Daniel Barrett and William Hennessy took time out from the football matches to organise the ball through tyre as Ray and Frieddie Hope and friends, who travelled from Johnstown, Kilkenny, enjoyed a brisk trade at their carnival.

Joan Bourke of Curragkilbran could hardly cope with the demand for entrance to the bouncing castle.

John Joe Fahey was keeping a weather eye on things and money men, Brian Chaplin and Willie Ryan, were totting up the takings of the day.

The local parish priest, Canon Denis Talbot, confessed that he had a word or two with the "man above" about the weather.

It was an afternoon to remember, splendid sunshine and a programme of events that was designed to cater for all age groups and interests.

Hundreds sat in the late evening sunshine singing along with the Indians long past the scheduled closing of the fete.

John Barrett, secretary of Galbally community council, expressed his satisfaction at another successful Garden Fete.

"We were up against it today but the crowds once again turned up from all over the country," he said.

John was also happy in the expectation that the event would leave a handsome profit when all the sums were done.

Next year's fete has already been fixed for the last Sunday in August.

The chairman of Galbally community council, Jim Fitzgerald confirmed there were plans to make it something really special to celebrate the 21st anniversary.



Saturday, September 19th, 1998

Adare stakes its claim
as top village


THE picturesque village of Adare broke a nine year spell this year when it snatched the title of best village in the county from previous winner Galbally.

Adare notched up a total of 245 points, beating Galbally by just one point.

"We are delighted to regain the county award and we are also very pleased to be up five points on last years result, if we put in similar effort next year, we might have a good for the national award," said Michael Brennan, vice-chairman of the Adare Tidy Towns committee.

Mr Brennan put the substantial five-point increase down to improvements in the town park, and a new flower programme which began in the housing estates.

He said that a number of new projects are in the pipeline for for next year, including the completion of a riverbank walk.

The points for Galbally remained unchanged at 244 points.

The team from Galbally were slightly disappointed that they didn't win the top county title for a tenth time, but were happy that they were just one mark behind Adare.

Chairman of Galbally Tidy Towns Association, Tim Ryan, congratulated Adare on its win.

He said that the underground wiring, which was given a special mention on RTE1 programme Nationwide, delayed other work that needed to be done in the town.

He thanked the FAS workers and everyone else that had helped out.

Mr Ryan, said that the awards have brought a sizeable amount of tourism to Galbally, which is in Ballyhoura country.

Athea village, has been steadily gaining marks since it entered the competition in 1991. That first year Athea was awarded 161 points, this year the village came third in the county with a total of 229, six points up on last years marks.

Improvements have been made with the signage on the main approach roads, a lot of hanging baskets, there was a lot of painting done, he said.

"We are very pleased with the result. We didn't expect to do so well at all, and we are very grateful to the people fo the village and to all the FAS workers in the area," said chairman of the Tidy Towns Committee, Canon Patrick Kelly.

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Saturday, October 24th, 1998

Too many cooks help Galbally raise the dough

THE dough was flying in all directions in the newly refurbished Galbally community centre, when eight men took on a challenge to bake a cake each.

The occasion was the Galbally fund raising night - a replacement for the garden fete cancelled in early September because of the unwelcome storm.

Over 400 people attended the fund raising night, organised to pay for the refurbishment of the community centre and some other projects planned to mark the millennium.

It was a great parish night with the Showband Show taking everybody on a trip down memory lane with some of the big hits of the showband era.

The baking competition, however, took the biscuit. The eight intrepid contestants were all men and two of them were priests.

The competition was organised by Margaret Hayes, and the fact that most of the audience were rolling in the aisles with laughter says something for the quality of the dough and the culinary skills of the bakers.

The contestants were Fr Jim Doherty, Fr Tadgh Treacy, Eddie Moroney, John McGrath, Mike Carey, Pa Joe Casey and Tom Henebry.

Fr Treacy, incidentally, was declared the winner.

The cancellation of the annual garden fete on the first Sunday in September had been a major disappointment for everyone, but the fund raising night turned out to be every bit as entertaining.

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Galbally   January 1999

THE death occurred unexpectedly of Mr John (Jackie) Hanley, Lisvernane, Aherlow, Tipperary. The deceased was a respected and popular member of the local community and his untimely death is deeply regretted. He was brother of Mrs Shiela Landers, Ballinalard, Tipperary. A motor mechanic by trade the deceased was employed in his early life by Mr Thomas O'Mahony at Ballylanders and during his stay with Mr O'Mahony he was responsible for saving the life of his employer. Both he and Mr O'Mahony were repairing a petrol tank of a car which was moored over a pit where such repairs could be carried out. During the course of this repair Mr O'Mahony was underneath the car and without warning the car went on fire and Jackie pushed the car off the pit and pulled Mr O'Mahony from the pit with the employer's clothes on fire. Jackie succeeded in putting out the flames but Mr O'Mahony received serious burns and were it not for the instant presence of mind of Jackie his employer could have been fatally injured. The remains of the deceased were removed from Fraser's Funeral Home where the prayers were recited by Rev. Fr Jim Doherty C.C. Galbally/Aherlow to Lisvernane Church where they were received by Fr Doherty and following concelebrated Requiem Mass the chief celebrant being Fr O'Doherty assisted by Very Rev Denis Canon Talbot P.P. Galbally/Aherlow and Rev Fr Tadhg Treacy C.C. do, the interment took place in Clonbeg cemetery. The attendance at both the removal of the remains and at the Mass and burial was very large and representative of all sections of the community who came to say farewell to a brave man. He is mourned and will be sadly missed by his sister, nephew, friend Lizzie, grand nephew, niece-in-law, cousins, other relatives and a large circle of friends.

The annual general meeting of the Galbally Camogie club is scheduled for this Friday night January 22 at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. It has been a very good year on the playing fields with teams from under 10 to 18 years and also at junior level. The under 14 and junior teams reached the county finals of both competitions and both were considered to be unlucky to
lose by small margins. The club has large financial problems in order to promote the various teams and were it not for the voluntary commitment of parents and others and the sponsorship provided by John Cummins, Mitchelstown Credit Union and Shreelawn Oil the club would have a major financial problem. The officers of the club make a special appeal to all parents to
attend the general meeting on Friday night.

John Fraser and Jack Dillon of the Galbally handball club had a great win over players representing Cork at Liscarroll ballcourt on Saturday night last winning 21-11, 21-13. J.J. Fahey and Francis O'Toole were beaten 21-14, 21-11 at the same venue. Liam Casey, Paul Bourke and Cathal Dillon of the Galbally club were no match for the Cork representatives at Liscarroll in the Munster open under 13 age group. In the local novice handball doubles played at the Galbally court on Tuesday night last J.J. Fahey and Robert Davern beat Johnny Dillon and Declan Dinneen after a thrilling and sporting contest the scores being 21-19, 17-21 and 21-19. The competition continues this week.

The death occurred at the Regional Hospital, Limerick after a brief illness of Mrs Thomas (Tom) Cleary, Annagh, Galbally. The deceased was a member of a respected and popular family in his native district and his death is deeply regretted. Of quiet and unassuming disposition the deceased was a good neighbour and kind friend. His remains were removed from Fraser's Funeral Home, Galbally where the prayers were recited by Rev Fr Tadhg Treacy C.C. Galbally/Aherlow to the Church of Christ the King, Galbally and following concelebrated Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Tadhg Treacy C.C. Galbally, Very Rev Denis Canon Talbot P.P. Galbally/Aherlow and Rev Fr Jim Doherty C.C. do, the interment took place in Galbally cemetery. The deceased was uncle of Willie King who was a member of the Castleisland Desmonds Gaelic football team that won the All Ireland club championship in 1985 when they beat St Vincent's of Dublin in the final and of Desmonds in 1986 when beaten by Burren. The deceased is mourned by his brother Denis, sister-in-law Peggy, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

The annual general meeting of the Galbally G.A.A. club is scheduled to be held at the Community Centre, Galbally on this Saturday night January 23 immediately after the 8pm Mass at the Church of Christ the King which will be offered for the deceased members of the club. The Galbally Community Council have scheduled their annual general meeting for the Galbally
Community Centre on Wednesday night January 27. All members are earnestly requested to attend this meeting and new members would also be appreciated.

Snow and ice in the Galbally area over the weekend made travel conditions hazardous and a return to milder weather on Sunday brought a respite from the extremely cold conditions.

In last weeks notes the name of the whipper-in of the Scarteen hounds was inadvertently omitted. The reference should have been to Tommy O'Dwyer who was part of the Limerick hurling team that won the All Ireland Junior in 1957.

Progressive 45 card results from the Community Centre Galbally on Sunday night last; winners - Mike Murphy and Pauline McGrath, Ned O'Neill and Mike Donovan. Table prize - Bridget O'Sullivan and Joe O'Farrell. Raffle - Ned O'Neill, Mike Clancy, Mike Murphy and Kathleen McGrath.

The death occurred last weekend of Mr William Francis Heelan, Elton, Knocklong and Pine Avenue, Galbally. The deceased was a respected member of his native community and his death is deeply regretted. His remains were removed from Fraser's Funeral Home, Galbally where the prayers were recited by Rev. Fr Tadhg Treacy C.C. Galbally/Aherlow to the Church of Christ the King  where they were received by Fr Treacy and following concelebrated Mass, the chief celebrant being Fr Treacy assisted by Very Rev. Denis Canon Talbot P.P. Galbally/Aherlow and Rev Fr Jim Doherty C.C. do, the interment took place in Brigown old cemetery, Mitchelstown. He is mourned by his sons, John, Billy and David, brother, sisters, family, relatives and friends.

This two bedroom cottage was for sale near Galbally in March 1999.

Price about $120,000.


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