A presentation of the Papal Benemerenti Medal was made recently to parish organist Mrs Marie Ryan. Marie took over as organist in our parish church in 1960 on her arrival in Emly as a newly appointed teacher in Emly N.S. The presentation of the papal award was made to Marie by parish priest Fr. Seamus Rochford at Mass last Sunday and marked 50 years of commitment to service in the parish.
Many from Emly travelled by bus, train and car to Croke Park today for the all-Ireland hurling semi-final clash of Tipperary and Waterford. They were no doubt pleased with the impressive victory of Tipperary 2-19 to 1-18.