COILL DUBH HEALTH CENTRE
Cllr. Jim Reilly informs
us that the South Western Area Health board have had to
revise their plans for the new Health Centre in Coill Dubh.
The problem would appear to stem from the fact that the
original plans envisaged a building, which would not fit
on the site in Coill Dubh. Alternative plans are currently
in the pipeline and people can rest assured that a new Health
Centre will be built on the site in the very near future.
COMMUNITY ALERT TO LIGHT SCHOOLS GROUNDS
Coill Dubh and district
community alert is to provide security lighting at the local
national school in co-operation with the board of management.
The school situated in a secluded spot at the rear of the
village has been the focus of quite a bit of vandalism and
unsavoury behaviour in recent years.
The decision was taken at
a very successful meeting in the school on Wednesday night
last. The committee is also in the process of providing
another round of Personal Alarms for senior citizens living
in the area. The cost (£300) of the alarms will be borne
by the community alert and the first year of the monitoring
fee (£52) per year will be borne by the Alarm Company. Committee
members will be visiting friends and neighbours in the area
with a view to ascertaining the number of alarms required.
Should an elderly person in your family be inadvertently
omitted, you should contact John Roddy, Anne Grehan, Tommy
Grace, Joe Moore or Seamas O’Donoghue.
COILL DUBH CELEBRATE
Coill Dubh hurlers celebrated
the winning of eight senior championships since 1987 at
a lovely function in Dowlings’ famed hostelry recently.
Jimmy Doyle legendary Tipperary hurler of the sixties was
on hand to make the presentations. Jimmy was a busy man,
as in addition to the current senior championship medals
he had a number of other presentations to make. Also honoured
were the four players from the club who were selected on
the Kildare Millennium hurling team, namely Tony and Tommy
Carew, Jack O’Connell and Seamas Malone. This year the ‘Reds’
will be going for a fourth consecutive title and team manager
in all their victories has been Willie O’Sullivan. Willie
was also honoured for his contribution to club and community,
as was Johnny O’Callaghan who has been associated with the
senior team for a number of years.
The eight championship victories
were recalled with presentations to the winning captains,
beginning with the ‘87 trailblazer Pat Hanafey. The other
captains included Trevor and Tom Carew, John, Ronan, Colm
and Chris Byrne and Jack O’Connell. Presentations were also
made to Jimmy Doyle and Alice to mark the appreciation of
County secretary Richie
Whelan and hurling board chairman Jim Craughwell were in
attendance and both officials were high in their praise
of the achievements of the Coill Dubh hurlers with both
club and county.
The company enjoyed a magnificent
meal and Paddy Kelly and Ger Casey were in fine voice until
the wee small hours.
Later in the month the seniors
added the Millennium League title to the senior championship
with a 2-9 to 1-6 win over Ardclough, with Tom Carew in
super scoring form, ending up with a personal tally of two
goals and seven points.
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