05 March 2013

Portumna GAA
Terryglass St. Patrick's Day Parade
Portumna St. Patrick's Day Parade
Portumna Castle & Gardens
Portumna Town FC
Portumna Bridge Club
Tiernascragh National School
Pieta House - Darkness into Light
Portumna Golf Club
Portumna Vintage Club
Daffodil-Day
Killimor GAA
Lorrha Patrick's Day Parade
Story-time in the Library
Team Cian - Fundraising Run/Walk
The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times

Portumna GAA
Lotto: Numbers: 4, 22, 23, 28. No Jackpot winner and no match 3's. Jackpot is now €13,000. Weekly lotto can be purchased on line at www.locallotto.ie

U-21: U-21 replay V's Abbeyknockmoy will take place this weekend. See fixture page.

Senior: Portumna Seniors played Padraig Pearses Sunday in a league match. Portumna had a 3 point win with a score of 0-19 to 0-16. Well done to all involved.

Congratulations: Congrats and well done to Alan Gorman (Junior A Manager & former player) on his recent achievement of winning a Inter-firms Junior All Ireland Final with the Prison Services. Alan togged out as number 10, although he didnt score Alan played a big role in setting up all their scores. Well done to Alan and his Inter-firm team.


Terryglass St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saint Patrick's Day in Terryglass has just got bigger and better. We have decided to celebrate our National Holiday over the course of a weekend, from Friday 15th March. Kicking off the festival we welcome the popular pop/rock band 'Hot Fuss' at 10pm. This is a free outdoor gig in the village green - a perfect way to start the weekend!

Saturday sees an action packed schedule of events to keep everyone busy such as Irish dancing workshops, Arts & Crafts for children and adults, Foraging walk, Vintage Tea Party, Field Day - GAA Skills, Céilí Mór and much more. Free admission to all!

Sunday begins with our Traditional St. Patrick's Day Mass at 9:30am, A charity fundraiser, Village Market, 'Shortest & Noisiest' Parade at 3pm Treasure Hunt and we welcome the re-launch of group 'Beginish' to the hall at 8:30pm. This group of talented and well known musicians are reforming for a nationwide tour and commence this tour in Terryglass. Tickets on sale from Derg Inn and Paddy's Bar at €5 each.

So overall an excellent weekend of entertainment guaranteed for all the family. Come and potter around our picturesque village and soak up the atmosphere. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further information and updates.


Portumna St. Patrick's Day Parade
Portumna businesses are invited to Go Green for St. Patrick's Day by entering the competition for Portumna's Business Window Display. Judging will take place by March 16th and results will be announced at the reviewing stand at the St Patrick's Day Parade.

All voluntary groups, businesses, publicans and groups are encouraged to enter a float in the parade. Prizes will be awarded in 6 categories with the much contested Overall Prize open to all floats. Categories for 2013 are: Commercial/Business Entry, Voluntary Group, Humorous, Visitor, Vintage and finally, Youth Entry.

The parade will take place on Sunday, March 17th at 12.30pm from Portumna Mart to Portumna Square. Registration forms are now available in Portumna Post Office or on line at shorelinesartsfestival.com/parade. An entry fee of €5 must accompany all entries. Registration for entrants in this year's Parade closes on Wednesday March 13th. Why not join in the craic and celebrate by participating in the parade and bring a smile to the streets of Portumna.


Portumna Castle & Gardens
The year of the Gathering is upon us and supported by the OPW the Guides in Portumna Castle & Gardens would be delighted to take submissions from individuals or groups for events to be held in the castle or grounds during 2013. If you have any ideas such as lectures, workshops, family gatherings, plays, musical entertainment, or something totally different, please put them forward to portumnacastle@opw.ie. All requests and ideas will be taken into consideration and accommodated if and when possible.

Portumna Castle & Gardens is a wonderful setting for any type of event and the Minister for State for the Office of Public Works and Public Sector Reform, Mr Brian Hayes last year opened up dialogue between community groups and the OPW, to encourage more use of OPW sites by local communities. For groups who may be considering such events and would benefit from additional requirements or facilities please process your submission with details of type of event and facilities needed at your earliest convenience.

Opening arrangements for 2013. March 28th to the end of September, daily 9.30-6pm. Weekends only in October.


Portumna Town FC
Joe Dolan of Dolan Fencing recently sponsored a set of "Warm up Tops" for the Portumna Town U15 squad. He presented them to the team on the 12th of January last. With the inclement weather that we have had recently they have served the team well both at training on Wednesday nights and before matches. The Portumna U15 team play in the Midland Schoolboys League and they are coached by Michael O Sullivan and assistant coach Joe Dolan. The team is presently placed mid table in the league and have just recently defeated T&S United in the first round, first leg of the U15 Shield competition.


Portumna Bridge Club
Results 25th February: 1st Patricia Eames & Sr Patrice Coen, 2nd Kaye Duddy & Patsy Hanbury, Gross Lorna Stoddard & Bertie Hanlon, 3rd Geraldine Canning & Conor Finch, 4th Eileen Smith & Fr. M Finneran.

Results 27th February: 1st Des Lynch & Lorna Stoddart, 2nd Marian Molloy & Joan Ryan, Gross Elizabeth Ryan & Geraldine Canning, 3rd Kaye Duddy & Fr Michael Finneran, 4th Pauric Murray & Sean Murray.


Tiernascragh National School
Tiernascragh National School is holding an Enrolment Day on Thursday 21st March between 2pm and 4pm. Parents of children are invited to visit and to meet with the teachers, view the recently built extension, the refurbished classrooms and resource room, and the revamped playing pitch. There will also be an opportunity for parents to see the technology that is now used at the school to teach the children and to learn of the extra-curricular activities of the school that ensure that all pupils receive a very modern and holistic education.


Pieta House - Darkness into Light
Love/Hate stars launch Pieta House's nationwide 'Darkness into Light' event with Electric Ireland, which will take place in Galway City on Saturday 4am May 11th.

There's no hate here as Aoibhinn and Peter take time out from their first week back filming the much-anticipated new series to support Pieta House's annual fundraising walk. Stars of the hit RTÉ crime drama Love/Hate, Aoibhinn McGinnity and Peter Coonan, proved to be nothing like their characters Trish and Fran as they cheerfully turned out to launch the Darkness into Light fundraising walk in aid of Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre. Taking place on Saturday, 11th of May and now in its fifth year, Darkness into Light will be supported this year by Electric Ireland.

Darkness into Light is a unique event, which begins at 4.00am as thousands of people gather in darkness at locations across Ireland and walk or run the 5km route as dawn is breaking. Following a record turnout of 15,000 people last year in 14 counties, this year's Darkness into Light walk will take place at 20 locations nationwide.


Portumna Golf Club
Portumna Golf Club celebrates its Centenary Year in 2013. To mark this very special year in the Club's history the committee has organised a series of events throughout 2013. The ladies committee have arranged to have a number of Progressive 25 Card games, commencing on Friday 15th February with further games on Friday 22nd February and on Friday 1st March, all commencing at 8.30 p.m. Entry is €5 per person. The ladies committee also intend hosting a Fashion Show in March – details of which will follow later.


Portumna Vintage Club
The recently formed Vintage Club in Portumna is calling on all owners of vintage vehicles (cars, tractors, trucks etc) to join with club members in the St. Patricks Day parade in Portumna. Assembly for the parade is in the mart grounds. Further details from Walter Burke 087 8267054.


Daffodil-Day
Daffodil Day will take place on Friday 22nd March and once again, we are looking for your support. If you have an hour to spare on the day, please contact Marie Gunning on 087-2358585 or if you have a business, perhaps you could take some merchandise to sell. All help will be greatly appreciated.


Killimor GAA
Last weeks lotto numbers were 8, 12, 13 and 20. The jackpot was €9,500. Last weeks 5 lucky dip winners (€20) were Oisin Gordon, Mary Gaynor, Deirdre Moroney, John Reilly and Gavin Whelan. Next week's jackpot is €9,600 which will be held in Kirwan's.


Lorrha Patrick's Day Parade
The Lorrha parade will be at 4pm on Sunday 17th March and will be followed by a barbecue and live music.


Story-time in the Library
Calling all children under six years of age, there are exciting times in the Library. It is story time and colouring every Friday at 4pm in Portumna library on the Barrack Road.


Team Cian - Fundraising Run/Walk
Team Cian run Portumna Forest Park on Easter Monday the 1st April. There is a 10k and a family 5k run walk through the beautiful forest park. Starting time 12noon. All monies collected go towards Cian's ongoing care. Registration from 10.30am to 11.30am.


The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times
Programme for Fri 8th to Thurs 14th March

Oz The Great and The Powerful
The Great Adventure Story. James Franco, Rachel Weitz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis.
Daily 6:10 8:50 Also Sat Sun 2:30 (Pg)

Django Unchained
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz (Academy Award Winner), Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson.
Nightly 8:30 (18)

The Hardy Bucks Movie
The Irish Hangover - Laugh Out Loud Funny! Martin Maloney, Owen Colgan, Peter Cassidy.
Daily 6:30 8:50 (16)

Quartet
Four Friends Looking For A Little Harmony – Heart-warming And Uplifting! Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtney, Pauline Collins.
Daily 6:30 8:50 (12a)

A Good Day to Die Hard
The Real Action Is Here – Bruce Willis Style! Bruce Willis, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Fri 4:15 6:30 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 6:30 Mon – Thurs 6:30 (15a)

Wreck-it Ralph
Disney's New Fun Filled Hit - Creators of Toystory! Voices of John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch.
Fri 4:15 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 (Gen)

Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings
Disney's Magical Adventure For the Whole Family!
Fri 4:15 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 (Gen)


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