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Castlegregory notes

Book Fest Weekend:

Heralded with dry,sunny days,visitors from across Ireland and Europe,and literary’word-slingers’ from around the nation,converged on 21st-22nd April at the inaugeral Castlegregory Book Fest,in celebration of the International Book Day 2018.

The community feasted on word, song and magical recipes as 25 authors, story tellers and poets converged here for their first ‘busman’s holiday’. Visitors from Counties Cork, Clare, Wexford and Dublin enjoyed a break in the nation’s cold weather to take part in a range of diverse entertainment.

The auther’s have agreed to start a new literary tradition in Castlegregory, an annual author’s retreat and Book Festival. Finalizing the event with the determination to make next year’s festival even better,the authors and visitors from across the Island all agreed that the only thing missing, which would have made this the perfect ’busman’s holiday’, would have been the opportunity to meet even more of the local citizenry during the festival weekend. Next year, the ‘word-slingers’plan to add workshops for professional and amateur writers, as well as public presentations and are looking forward to meeting more of the locals.

Attention: The Defibrillator has been moved from Maurice Fitzgeralds Pub and put in a box outside the doors of Spar.

IFA Pat O Shea Kerry IFA Chairperson of the Hill Committee has received a number of calls in the last week about dogs worrying sheep and in two cases where sheep have been killed. Mr. O Shea is now advising farmers of their right to shoot dogs that are found worrying sheep .

Mr O Shea says there are far too many dog owners not taking the responsibility that goes with owning a pet as serious as they ought to. There are between 300 to 400 reported attacks in Ireland each year with losses of upwards of 4000 sheep.

Farmer's take seriously the health and wellbeing of their flock and as much as they dislike shooting dogs they will do so. So please be a responsible dog owner and insure that your pet is under your control at all times day and night.

Summer Festival: Dates for the Summer Festival: July 13th , 14th and 15th

The Community Alert Group: Pendant alarms have been successfully installed for several residents in the community, who are happy with the results. The alarms provide a good measure of security. We are still submitting applications. If you are over 65 and even if you have an alarm that is no longer working you can apply. Please contact the Office: 066 7139422

Castlegregory Community Games: I am happy to answer any query if anyone wishes to text me on 0879246054.  Margaret.Full details on all events are on the Community Games website.

If there is anyone interested in getting involved with Tidy Towns, call the office 7139422. It is the start of the New Year. Please get involved with your community.

Active Retired: Tuesdays 1-4pm Clubrooms

Chiropodist: will be in the Small Hall on Tuesday 29th May. For house visits contact Michelle, Active Retired on 087 787 1845.

Castlegregory GAA

Membership is now due for 2018. Cost €30 for non playing single member and €50 for a couple and can be paid to any committee member.

Old Fire Station is now open as a gym for new members. For more information contact Colm Sills or Seán Spillane on 087 2572662

Neighbours helping Neighbours A Pay-It-Forward Movement sponsored by Crain International:  Please contact Sharon Crain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.087 433 9528

Parent and Toddler Group

Thursdays 10am-12 noon at the Clubrooms continuing during school term-time.  Toys, slide, tunnel and ride-on toys.  Crafts, Play-doh, books and more!  Babies are welcome! Soft toys, nursing pillows & blankets.  Pay as you go - €2 per family.  Coffee & tea included.  Just turn up or call Nora: 085 7495756

Get Out… Get Active! Tuesday Walks - Come along.  Suitable For All Abilities: Meeting point Spar Car Park Tuesdays at 10.30am.  For more information please contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Slainte Seniors’ Social Club every Monday 10.30am – 12 noon in the Club Rooms. For more information please contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Tai Chi Classes commence on Thursday 22nd March in the Club Rooms at 2.30pm for 4 weeks. Contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Soccer:

The Brandon Bay HM 10k event: a huge thank you once again to all the amazing local sponsors that have come on board for this year's event - without whom the event simply couldn't happen. The list is incredibly long and too long to list here, if you can please go to sponsors page on our website to check them out, they really are amazing & generous people /businesses. Entries have gone over 100 participants already from all over the globe and considering it's only mid April it's shaping up to be one of the busiest events to date! Remember, by entering you not only support the local soccer club but also local bodies such as The Maharees Conservation Association, The Mike Deane/Jamie Wrenn charity walk and both local schools in the village who will all benefit from the proceeds! So, if you would like to sign up simply log onto www.brandonbayhalfmarathon.com and join us as we hit the beach on July 14th. Entry is €30/€40 for the 10k/HM and all participants receive a bespoke event medal and event tech tee plus timing and race number. 

Golf Club Results:

Ladies Club:

Friday  20th & Sunday 22nd April, 18 Hole Stableford Kindly Sponsored by Adorn Health and Beauty. 1st Karen Tess (21) 45 pts., 2nd Mary Conlon (10) 43 pts., 3rd Kathleen Hennessy (19) 39 pts.

 Over 50’s: Wednesday 18th April, 9 Hole Stableford,1st Kathleen Hennessy (19) 20 pts.

 Men’s Club

Sunday 22nd April, 18 Hole Stableford, 1st Philip Ahern (28) 43 pts., 2nd Jim Madden (9) 41 pts., 3rd Sean O’Connor (16) 39 pts., F9: Noel Earlie (26) 18 pts., B9: Alan O’Connor (19) 20 pts.

 Seniors: Thursday 19th April, 9 Hole Stableford, 1st Brian Tess (13) 23 pts., 2nd Tony Conroy (18) 20 pts.

FIXTURES:

Ladies Club: Friday 27th April & Sunday 29th April, 18 Hole Stroke Kindly Sponsored by Patricia Goodwin.  Draw at 10 am on Friday.  Time Sheet for Sunday. 

Ladies Over 50’s: Wed. April 25th April,  9 Hole Stableford.   Draw 10.00am  

Men’s Club: Sunday 29th April, Monthly Medal, 18 Hole Stroke, Time Sheet.  Slots also available on Saturday 28th April.

Seniors: Thursday 26th April. 9 Hole Stableford.  Draw at 9:30 am.

Castlegregory Golf Club
Stradbally
Castlegregory
Co. Kerry +353 (0)66 7139444

Whist every Thursday evening from 8pm in the Clubrooms.

Results 19.04.2018

Ladies-     1st Catherine Lyons 2nd Noreen Lynch

Interval- Kathleen Hennessy,Margaret Maunsell, Eileen O’Shea

Gents-     1st   Pat Moore 2nd Sheila O’Connor

Interval John McEnery, Thomas Maunsell

Mystery Eileen Kennedy, Mary McKenna

Yoga: Wednesdays @ 9.45am & 7pm & Fridays @ 9.45am. €50 for 6 weeks. Contact: Carol 087 2278605 for more information.

Calendars for 2018 are now on sale. Just €5!

'LIFE ON THE DINGLE PENINSULA IN 1949: CASTLEGREGORY, CAMP, CLOGHANE' voiceover Tommy Daly. DVD on sale in the Office €15

 The Land and People of Maharees and Castlegregory: A History 1560 – 1960 by Martin Lynch. The book is for sale at the Information Office in the village and at Lynch’s Spar. Price €40

 Size of posters for the notice board in the Village no bigger than A4 please!

Castlegregory notes : We would like to invite anyone in the parish to submit items that they would like included in the Castlegregory notes. The column is for you, so we welcome your input. The notes need to be in before 11am on Monday. Thank you.

Tel: 066 7139422 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. website:www.castlegregorykerry.com

News this week .....

Attention: The Defibrillator has been moved from Maurice Fitzgeralds Pub and put in a box outside the doors of Spar.

IFA Pat O Shea Kerry IFA Chairperson of the Hill Committee has received a number of calls in the last week about dogs worrying sheep and in two cases where sheep have been killed. Mr. O Shea is now advising farmers of their right to shoot dogs that are found worrying sheep .

Mr O Shea says there are far too many dog owners not taking the responsibility that goes with owning a pet as serious as they ought to. There are between 300 to 400 reported attacks in Ireland each year with losses of upwards of 4000 sheep.

Farmer's take seriously the health and wellbeing of their flock and as much as they dislike shooting dogs they will do so. So please be a responsible dog owner and insure that your pet is under your control at all times day and night.

Summer Festival: Dates for the Summer Festival: July 13th , 14th and 15th

Castlegregory Book Fest In Recognition of International Book Day Friday 20th April - Sunday 23rd April

Authors - Register Now to Participate:

*Genre-Specific Venues to Display Your Books & Autographs

*Workshops

*Story Tellers; Poetry Readings

*Restaurants/Pubs Featuring Recipe Book Authors & Their Meals

*Pet Farm Hosting Children’s Book Authors

*Discounts for Registered Authors at Select Vendors Including B&Bs and Restaurants

*Centralized Book Store Display & Services for all Registered Authors

Contact “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” to Register & Reserve Your Unique Venue

€10 Registration Fee to be Paid at Event Registration Open: 1st March – 6th April 2018

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 087 433 9528

The Community Alert Group: Pendant alarms have been successfully installed for several residents in the community, who are happy with the results. The alarms provide a good measure of security. We are still submitting applications. If you are over 65 and even if you have an alarm that is no longer working you can apply. Please contact the Office: 066 7139422

Castlegregory Community Games: I am happy to answer any query if anyone wishes to text me on 0879246054.  Margaret.Full details on all events are on the Community Games website.

If there is anyone interested in getting involved with Tidy Towns, call the office 7139422. It is the start of the New Year. Please get involved with your community.

Active Retired: Tuesdays 1-4pm Clubrooms

Chiropodist: will be in the Small Hall on Tuesday 29th May. For house visits contact Michelle, Active Retired on 087 787 1845.

Castlegregory GAA

Membership is now due for 2018. Cost €30 for non playing single member and €50 for a couple and can be paid to any committee member.

Old Fire Station is now open as a gym for new members. For more information contact Colm Sills or Seán Spillane on 087 2572662

Neighbours helping Neighbours A Pay-It-Forward Movement sponsored by Crain International:  Please contact Sharon Crain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.087 433 9528

Parent and Toddler Group

Thursdays 10am-12 noon at the Clubrooms continuing during school term-time.  Toys, slide, tunnel and ride-on toys.  Crafts, Play-doh, books and more!  Babies are welcome! Soft toys, nursing pillows & blankets.  Pay as you go - €2 per family.  Coffee & tea included.  Just turn up or call Nora: 085 7495756

Get Out… Get Active! Tuesday Walks - Come along.  Suitable For All Abilities: Meeting point Spar Car Park Tuesdays at 10.30am.  For more information please contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Slainte Seniors’ Social Club every Monday 10.30am – 12 noon in the Club Rooms. For more information please contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Tai Chi Classes commence on Thursday 22nd March in the Club Rooms at 2.30pm for 4 weeks. Contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Soccer:

Result: Asdee Rovers 1-2 Castlegregory Celtic FC. A massive win for Castle in the league last Sunday after over 2 months with no game takes us to 29 points with 2 league games to play. Asdee played aided by a strong breeze in the first half, but it was Castle that settled quicker and opened the scoring after a Damien Finn through ball was finished excellently by Maurice Slattery. As the half wore on, Asdee grew more into the game and began to push Castle deeper and deeper, and eventually they drew level after the ball broke to a wide player from a tackle and he put in a superb cross to the back post which was struck home from close range to leave the half time score at 1-1.

At the start of the second half Asdee began on the front foot but as the half began to progress  it was Castle that began to dominate possession. The introduction of Brandon Hoare with 20 mins to play proved pivotal as he was able to find space between midfield and striker and linked superbly with both. Soon after, Brandon picked up possession in that space between the lines and after evading two tackles he played a super through ball to split the Asdee defence for Maurice Slattery to finish low past the keeper for his and Castle's second of the game to give the away side what was at this stage a deserved lead. Castle created a number of excellent chances to go 3-1 up but they were denied by some superb saves by the Asdee keeper, before he saw red for lashing out after a tackle leaving Asdee with 10 men for the last 10 minutes. Asdee, however,  had one last chance but a great save by Shane Kenny followed up by a clearance off the line by Conor Boden meant Castle left with the 3 points. Team: Shane Kenny, Dominic Spillane, Conor Boden, Enda Whelan, Damien McMahon, Steve Speirs, Damien Finn, Alan McNamara, Maurice Slattery, Dylan Hoare & Micheál O Dowd. Subs: Conor Shannon, Conor o Brien, David o Brien, Brandon Hoare, Tomas Butler, Dara Butler, Cormac Cronin & Dillon Daniels. Scorer: Maurice Slattery X2

Assists: Damien Finn & Brandon Hoare

Best on the day: Maurice Slattery (MOTM), Enda Whelan, Dominic Spillane and Brandon Hoare. 

Fixture: none at time of print, see Facebook for updates.

The Brandon Bay HM 10k event: a huge thank you once again to all the amazing local sponsors that have come on board for this year's event - without whom the event simply couldn't happen. The list is incredibly long and too long to list here, if you can please go to sponsors page on our website to check them out, they really are amazing & generous people /businesses. Entries have gone over 100 participants already from all over the globe and considering it's only mid April it's shaping up to be one of the busiest events to date! Remember, by entering you not only support the local soccer club but also local bodies such as The Maharees Conservation Association, The Mike Deane/Jamie Wrenn charity walk and both local schools in the village who will all benefit from the proceeds! So, if you would like to sign up simply log onto www.brandonbayhalfmarathon.com and join us as we hit the beach on July 14th. Entry is €30/€40 for the 10k/HM and all participants receive a bespoke event medal and event tech tee plus timing and race number. 

Golf Club Results:

RESULTS:

 Ladies Club:

Friday  13th April & Sunday 15th April , 18 Hole Stroke Kindly Sponsored by The Skellig Hotel. 1st  Mary T Real(10) 62 net, 2nd Kathleen Hennessy (19) 64 net, 3rd Tina Moriarty (19 ) 64 net.Over 55’s: Wednesday 11th April, 9 Hole Stableford,1st Kathleen Hennessy (19) 19 pts.

 Men’s Club: Sunday 15th  April, Holmpatrick Cup, 4 Ball Better Ball, 1st John Mc Auliffe(27) Brien Neenan(15) 45pts, 2nd Pat Doody(7) Rob Sheehy(12) 44pts. Seniors: Thursday 12th April, 12 Hole Stableford, 1st Joe Mc Kenna (17)22pts, 2nd Fred Garvey(15)22pts.

 FIXTURES:

 Senior Ladies: Wed. April 18th ,  9 Hole Stableford.   Draw 10.00am    

 Ladies Club: Friday 20th  April & Sunday 22nd April, 18 Hole Stableford.  Time Sheet for Sunday.

Saturday 21st  April , The John Kenny Memorial Trophy.

 Best of luck to the Minor Team who take on Parknasilla in Kenmare next Saturday at 2pm.

 Men’s Club: Saturday 21st April,   John Kenny Memorial Trophy.

Sunday 22nd   18 Holes Stableford, Time Sheet.

Seniors: Thursday 19th April. Draw at 9:30 am.

 Kerry Intermediate Shield

Castlegregory Golf Club got a walk over from Castleross. Our next match is against Parknasilla at home. It  must be played by 13th May 2018.

Panel will be contacted with the date and time of the match and practice.

 The Cash for Clobber Clothes collection is on again, drop your unwanted  Clothes to the Clubhouse (no Pillows or Duvets)

Castlegregory Golf Club
Stradbally
Castlegregory
Co. Kerry +353 (0)66 7139444

Whist every Thursday evening from 8pm in the Clubrooms.

Results 12.04.2018

Ladies-     1st    Ann O’Connor 2nd Ita Bowe

Interval- Noreen Walsh, Maeve Herlihy

Gents-     1st   John McEnery 2nd Marcia Ganter

Interval Mary McKenna, Michael Rohan

Mystery Jimmy O’Toole, Eileen O’Shea

Yoga: Wednesdays @ 9.45am & 7pm & Fridays @ 9.45am. €50 for 6 weeks. Contact: Carol 087 2278605 for more information.

Calendars for 2018 are now on sale. Just €5!

'LIFE ON THE DINGLE PENINSULA IN 1949: CASTLEGREGORY, CAMP, CLOGHANE' voiceover Tommy Daly. DVD on sale in the Office €15

 The Land and People of Maharees and Castlegregory: A History 1560 – 1960 by Martin Lynch. The book is for sale at the Information Office in the village and at Lynch’s Spar. Price €40

 Size of posters for the notice board in the Village no bigger than A4 please!

Castlegregory notes : We would like to invite anyone in the parish to submit items that they would like included in the Castlegregory notes. The column is for you, so we welcome your input. The notes need to be in before 11am on Monday. Thank you.

Tel: 066 7139422 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. website:www.castlegregorykerry.com

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