The Biggest Loser Cycle is taking place this Sunday, the 29th of April starting at the GAA Grounds in Monageer. There are two different options, the 16km cycle and the 50km cycle. The event is free for all biggest loser participants, and there is a charge of €10 for any visitors, and €20 for a family. All are welcome to attend, helmets must be worn and children are to be accompanied by an adult.
The AGM will take place on Friday 1st of December at 8pm in the Clubhouse. Motions are to be submitted in writing to Anne Fenlon or Sean McCabe by the 10th of November.
Nomination forms are also available from Anne and Sean.
The Annual Mass for deceased members will also take place on December 1st at 7pm in Monageer Church
We will be hosting our annual field evening in the Monageer Parish Field (Beside Parish Hall) on this Sunday 5th of June, after the Patron at 6.30 pm in Monageer. There will be all the usual games/events such as bottle stalls, cake sales, golf, horseshoes, guess the weight of a lamb, hurling target shooting, and many others during the course of the evening.
We would like to invite all in the community and those who have come from further afield to come along and join in the fun, in what promises to be glorious weather conditions.
Also if anyone has anything they would like to donate as a prize for the raffle or for one of the competitions they would be greatly appreciated, or if you would like to donate cakes/buns for the cake sale they would be very welcome also. Any of the above can be dropped off to the hall on sunday morning between 11am and 1pm, or they can be brought along in the evening.
Please come along and have an enjoyable evening out in the sun.
The Enniscorthy Golf Club are holding a 4 Person Scramble on Friday 24th June 2016. €40 per team or €10 per person. Timesheet open for booking or call pro shop on 053-9237600 to book.
Competition open to members and visitors.
All proceeds will go toward cost of New Safety Surface on Balcony.
Congratulations to Frank Ennett on winning a prize in the first model county draw of this year. We would also like to thank all those who bought tickets from our sellers over the last few weeks. The funds raised will be put to good use.
Community First Responder Group
On March 6th the newly formed Monageer Community First Responder group are planning on having a public meeting in the hall in Monageer at 7pm. A representative from the National Ambulance Service and the Irish Heart Foundation will attend on the night to present to parishioners on the need for a Community First Responder (CFR) group and how this can be set up.
Why do we need a CFR group in our area?
In Ireland 5000 people die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest annually that’s approx 14 per day. 77% of these cardiac arrests happen in the home in front of a loved one. By someone commencing CPR immediately; the victim’s chances of survival double. The first 8 minutes are crucial for survival, for every minute without CPR or defibrillation the victims chances of survival decrease by 10% per minute. CPR and AED use are very simple skills and can be taught during a short course. We are well aware in rural Ireland that it is not possible to have an ambulance in the majority of cases at the victim’s side in the 8 minute period. In the last few years there has been a surge in community groups setting up these CFR groups, and many have saved the lives of their neighbours friends and family. Once the scheme is up and running two responders will be on call at all times for any cardiac event, the responders will be alerted by the NAS when a 999 call comes in from our area. This in turn means that our community will be a much safer area to live in. Following this meeting a committee will be elected. All training will be provided.
If you would like to be involved with the group as a Responder, Fundraiser, Admin or just interested in the concept please attend our inaugural meeting.
If you need further information please contact Brigid Sinnott 087 6826336 or Jean Mernagh 087 6109358. Thank you
On Thursday 25th February at 7pm in the Gaa Pitch, Stephen O Leary and the Ballymotey/Ballymurtagh team are having a 5km relay race. Teams to consist of 5 people and cost per team is €25. This is a great opportunity to get in some practice for the big run on the 28th February.
Start out at Monageer Boolavogue GAA Complex, keep right at Grotto, Right at Tinnacross, left at The Harrow, left at Don Redmonds, Ferns, right over Clone Road, left at Kilabeg, right at Solsborough, left at Mr. Price Enniscorthy, Left at Monument in Oulart, pass church and take left for Raheenduff, straight through Raheenduff, left at next crossroads and straight to Boolavogue, keep right at Grotto for the Harrow, left in the Harrow for Tinnacross, left at Tinnacross, keep right at top of hill and return to GAA Complex. Emergency No. 087 9569533
Start at GAA Complex, take left and head for Ballymotey Crossroads, Turn left for Clondaw, Stay on this road until you reach the Soccer Pitch in Boolavogue, turn left, right at the Grotto in Boolavogue and into the Harrow, left at the Harrow for Tinnacross, left at Tinnacross, keep right at top of hill and return to GA Complex. Emergency No. 087 9569533