Spa GAA Club would like to wish all the members every good wish in their upcoming Leaving and Junior Certs.
And to all the College students also.
Coiste na nÓg
Spa v Beaufort div 3 semi final
Spa played a very strong Beaufort team away last Wednesday evening. Spa started well taking an early lead with a point form Ryan Kelleher. However the physically bigger Beaufort men scored a couple of well taken goals just before half time and went on to dominate proceedings in the second half. Best for Spa on the night were Dara O’Leary, Mike Horgan, Cian Murphy, Ryan Kelleher and Gary O’Sullivan. The team have a break for a couple of weeks before the East Kerry Competition begins.
U-12 Boys Co League
A very young Spa team came up against an outstanding Fossa team in their final county league game last Sunday. Played in challenging conditions Spa had to play a number of U-10s who will gain a lot form the experience. Unfortunately Spa were overpowered in the 2nd half where Fossa ran out a worthy winners. Best for Spa on the night were Bailey O’Sullivan, Eoghan Mulvaney and Ruairí O’Connor.
Thanks to Torc Hotel and Brendan Downes, General Manager on the recent sponsorship to our Coiste na nOg.
A cheque was presented.
In division 2 and first match up against Ballymac away this Tues night at 7pm. Other teams in this Division are Legion, Scartaglen, Abbeydorney and Castlegregory. Games are scheduled for Tueday nights at 7pm.
After a little break the girls are out this Sun 24th away to Currow.
Taking a break to sit their Junior Cert.
Final v Currow Sunday May 24th at 12 noon in Spa. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Well done to the Jack O’Connor, his managament and his Kerry Minors in defeating Cork by the narrowest of margins last Wednesday night in Tralee with the winning score coming off the accurate boot of our own
Michael Foley. Best of luck to the lads in the Munster Final v Tipperary. Speedy recovery to Evan Cronin who substained a recent shoulder injury who is also part of this panel.
Lá na gClub
Mark your calendar June 27th at 5pm.
Annual BBQ, karaoke, music song and dance. All welcome.
Daly’s Supervalu – Kits for Kids Offer
Customers that spend €40 receive a voucher. 2000 vouchers = a kit. The voucher can be placed in the Spa box at the back of the checkouts. Offer runs until July 5th. Please support Spa GAA Club!
Many Spa Lotto annual contributions will be due for renewal in the coming weeks. Please check with your seller or ring Jim Gleeson 087 6340581. New members welcome.Thank you for your continued support.
Numbers drawn in Jimmy’s 1,3,17,22 on Sunday May 17th. No winner. Lucky dips were Michael Moynihan, Lawlors cross, Muireann Quane, John Bowler, John B O’Mahoney.
€7600 next week in the Arbutus. Remember new draw time of 10pm.
Please contact Mathilda McCarthy 087 6487356 to purchase our new range of Club gear.
Lily of Killarney
The Ladies Committee will host our Annual Social Event this Friday May 22nd in the Gleneagle at 7.30pm. Tickets for this event are only €25 including buffet, full night entertainment with music supplied by Celebration The Band. Our MC is the very talented Ray O’Sullivan. And to top the night the crowning of the 2015 Lily of Killarney. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Further information contact Sheila Curtin 086 4089506 and Denise Gleeson 087 9579002.
Spa Community Notes
Congrats to the following who were married recently Michelle Healy Lissivigeen to Joe Barrett Cork also, Flesk Valley Oarswoman Nicola Fleming Scartlea on her marriage to Timmy O’Donoghue Ardshanavooley
Stations Tiernaboul N.S.
Tuesday 19th of May at 7.30pm at Tiernaboul N.S. for the residents of Tiernaboul, Lower Park, East Kilbrean, Tullorum, Knockaninane, Radrinagh, West Kilbrean Tullig, Knockeragh, Knockmanagh, Upper Park, Knocknahoe and Knocknaskeha.
Sympathy is extended to the relatives of the following who died recently
Mary Casey Knockmanagh a former member of the Spa GAA Ladies committee, to Liam Courtney and family Minish on the death of his brother-in-law Denny Moriarty Gneeveguilla,to Cathy O’Donoghue & family Tiernaboul on the death of her brother Fr.Daniel Cronin late of Reaboy,Gneeveguilla. Also,to the relatives of former Spa footballer Paul Maguire who died in a tragic Road accident in England,to the Doolan family on the death of their brother-in-law Jimmy O’Shea in Bantry and to the relatives of Pat Carmody Banard,Mike Buckley Cladagh.Diarmuid Tracey Maple Drive Park Road and Murt O’Shea Dalton’s Avenue.
May They Rest In Peace.
Paul Maguire RIP a Devoted Spa player and supporter
Last weekend the sad news filtered through of the untimely death of former Spa footballer Paul Maguire (late of Muckross) in a tragic Road accident in England. A skilful footballer who played in all grades for the club and assisting it to victory at U-I4, U-I5 and county minor league competitions. Though domiciled abroad he still remained in regular contact with many of his former team mates and was due to meet up with many of them at a clas re-union planned for this season. Sympathy is extended to his wife and family from all in Spa-Muckross.
May he Rest In Peace.
Walk In the Footsteps Of the Late Joan Herlihy on Saturday May 30th
The premature passing of Joan Herlihy Lissivigeen Cross a few short months ago came as a huge shock to the members of the local community in which she was deeply immersed as a member of various voluntary organisations. Her husband Dave, daughter Laura and son Paul very much appreciate the level of care which she received from the staff of the Oncology Department of Kerry General Hospital which included Dr Jeffri-Ismail as well as nurses Abbie, Theresa, Sinead and Michelle and as a gesture of their appreciation of same they have organised two walks in the Muckross area on Saturday May 30th with all proceeds being donated to the Oncology Department of KGH. Walk I will be a (3-4) hour walk over Mangerton Mountain commencing at IIam with registration at 10am in Mangerton Car Park . Walk 2 comprising (1-2-hours) will be around Muckross & Dinis commencing at Ipm with registration in The Old School House in Muckross Car Park at 12 noon. Voluntary contributions will be collected on the day.The day will conclude with refreshments and entertainment in The Torc Hotel Lissivigeen . MC Batty O’Sullivan and Music by Rosie & Derry Healy, Jimmy Doyle & Friends.
Further informatioin available from Dave at 087 62975I4 or Paul at 085 7504477.
Local Links to GAA, Soccer and The Abolition of Rule 27
During 2014 we had many local links with the winning Kerry senior football team Both James O’Donoghue and Jonathan Lyne’s grandfathers the late James O’Donoghue (late of Clash) and Arthur E O’Keeffe both won East Kerry titles with the Lissivigeen team of the I940’s. While Rathmores Paul Murphy’s grand-uncle the late Mick O’Leary, Knockmanagh was a long serving member the Spa team founded in 1948 after Lissivigeen became defunct. This season the focus has changed to what were once referrd to “Foreign Sports” namely rugby and soccer. During the past week there has been much speculation on whether Aston Villa star Jack Grealish would declare for his native England or for the land of his maternal ancestors Ireland and indeed if Jack decides to visit his Lower Minish connections he will be reminded that a member of that family. The late Matty Courtney was also a useful footballer with both Lissivigeen and Dr Crokes.
The death of Tom Woulfe at the age of 97 certainly brought back memoreis of the prolonged campaign which he waged for the abolition of Rule 27 popularly known as The Ban from the statue book of the GAA, a campaign which came to fruition at the 1971 GAA Congress. What may not be widely known is that a local woman Mary Lehane Lissivigeen Cross, worked closely with the former Beale native during her tenure as a Civil Servant in Dublin and as well as being his secretary she was also very much his confident on all matters relating to the GAA. She could well have helped to formulate those many motions debated at various conventions of the Association. So Mary take a bow it is timely that your contribution to the opening of Croke Park to other sports be fully acknowledged.