CAMP NOTES – 28TH JANUARY 2013
GARDA STATION CLOSURE
At a special Meeting held in the Old School, Camp on Friday night Gárda Inspector Donal Ashe advised the community that Camp Gárda Station would be closed on Thursday 31st January and would cease to operate as a Garda station from that date forward. All Gárda business from 31st January 2013 is to be conducted at Castlegregory Station under Gárda Nina Long. Gárda Long, Gárda Paul Quinlan, Annascaul and Sergeant John Davis, Dingle also attended the meeting and discussed how West Kerry Communities could work together in the future.
The meeting praised the work of retired Camp Garda Aidan Smith and regret was expressed at the closure of the Camp Gárda Station which one time housed a Sergeant and four Gárdaí working out in the community. A meeting to plan the setting up of an SMS Text Alert System will be held in the coming weeks – this operates on the principle of “ the Gárdaí giving communities live updates on crime. Gardaí disseminate this information to local Community Alert groups who then forward it to members of the community through text method. The community would also be in a position to alert the Gárdaí of any suspicious movements or happenings in their community This system has proved to be a valuable tool in the fight against crime in other parts of rural Ireland. Condolences to the family of Gárda Adrian O Donoghue R.I.P. whose young life was ended tragically, while on duty on Friday night in Dundalk.
CAMP DRAMA GROUP
We are starting rehearsals for our next play. We are looking forward to having new people join us. Rehearsals take place at Mike O Neill’s on Mondays at 8pm. ALL WELCOME.
Introductory classes will be held in Camp Community Centre on Saturday, 2nd February at 2.00 p.m. Suitable for children and adults. No charge. All welcome. Phone Seamus – 087 1232429.
Piano/Keyboard/Music Theory Tuition available in the comfort of your own home. Children, Adults, Beginners, all welcome. Exams with a globally recognised establishment. Contact Dawn – 087 9817693.
Congratulations to Annascaul, Camp and Inch Indoor Soccer who won bronze in the Community Games Finals held in Annascaul on Friday night.
The senior team played Dingle at the weekend, and came away with a draw. Played in blustery conditions, Dingle started well and put us under early pressure, with our full back line of Andrew Finn, David Clifford and Eoghan O Neill defending well. Soon after, we settled well with the two Creans, James and Aidan providing an outlet up front. Although we missed a number of chances early on, James Crean kicked our first point of the new season and quickly followed up with a great goal. Gerard Lenihan, back from Australia, kicked his first point for Annascaul in over five years minutes later. Wayward shooting and poor decision-making aside, we worked well in the first half and held a deserved five point lead at halftime. The early stages of the second half was dominated by Dingle, who were aided by a gale force wind. Scrappy play on our behalf allowed Dingle to find their way back into the game, picking the first two scores of the second half. Genie Farrell, Eamonn Lenihan, James Scanlon and Jason Hickson rallied, breaking us out of our rut and enabling James Crean to kick another score. This vital point took the steam out of the hosts’ run, and scores were few and far between in the remaining fourteen minutes. Our work rate, especially from our half forward line, kept us in the lead right up until the final minute, but Mark Evans from Dingle grabbed an equaliser with a good point. Still, a draw is a good start to the season, despite the numerous chances we created. Best for us were James Crean, Jason Hickson, David Clifford, James Scanlon and Genie Farrell.
TEAM: Tommy Pierce, David Clifford, Andrew Finn, Eoghan O Neill, James Scanlon, Eamonn Hickson, Gerard Farrelly, Eamon Lenihan, Jason Hickson, (0-1f) Kenneth Quirke, Genie Farrell, Declan Lindsey, James Crean (1-4), Aidan Crean, Gerard Lenihan (0-1) Subs: Jaime Finn, Stephen Pierce, Patrick O Shea, Jaime Quirke.
Our next game is Sunday the 10th of February in Annascaul.
COISTE NA NOG AGM
At the Annascaul Coiste na n-Og AGM held recently, the following officers were elected for the coming year – Chairman: Paudie Moriarty, Secretary: Kathleen Moriarty, Treasurer: John Hanifin, PRO: Bride Kennedy, County Board Delegates: Johnny O Shea and Sean Moriarty,West Kerry Board: Paudie Moriarty. Mentors for the year – U8/10s – Sean Moriarty, Johnny O Shea, Timmy Griffin and Adam Newstead. U/12 – Genie Farrell, Brendan Kennelly and Paudie Moriarty. U14 – Tim Falvey, Kieran O Driscoll and David Clifford. U16 – Sean O Driscoll and Sean Curry.
A Mock Wedding fundraiser in aid of Bandon Hyperbaric Oxygen Centre was held in Feriters Bar, Castlegregory on Friday night. The funds raised will towards operational costs involved in providing this specialised therapy which is now used to treat various ailments. At present the figure raised on the night is in the region of E1,400. To add your contribution or to find out more about the organisation – website is www.bhoc.ie. or contact Feriters Bar. Well done to all the performers who took part in the show. It was a great night, well done !
According to Catholic and Anglican tradition, St. Blaise was a Bishop who through his intercession, God miraculously healed a young boy who had a fish bone stuck in his throat. For this reason, the ceremony of the Blessing of the Throats will be given after all Masses next weekend in the parish of Annascaul, Camp and Inch.
Lá Fhéile Bríde
Next Friday 1st February heralds the start of spring, feast day of St. Brigid, Longer days and better weather we hope and pray !
The ‘Mikey O’Donnnell’ memorial annual darts home and away competition starts on Friday night Feb 1st. at Bolands Bar Castlegregory. The return match will be played at The Junction Bar, Camp on the following Friday night Feb. 8th.