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Reunion of the 1967 teams

posted 17 Nov 2017, 16:51 by Newcestown Gaa   [ updated 18 Nov 2017, 06:34 ]
Photos from tonight's reunion of the teams from 1967


Fr Bernard's homily:


I was appointed to Newcestown in 2012 and unfortunately I missed out on the Jimmy O'Mahony induction seminar, because for the next five years I was under the incorrect impression that the Newcestown flag was red and yellow. Red I could understand — the colour of passion, commitment, courage.... But yellow suggested jaundice to me, or worse, cowardice. It wasn't till I was reading through the club website recently that I realised that the flag is actually red and gold, a far more powerful and symbolic combination. Because red indicates not just blood but the heart — red is the colour of LOVE, kindness, compassion, tolerance. And gold signifies the beautiful, a treasure, something worth holding on to, something divine,


Which brings me to the Gospel that Canon Richard read, the Gospel of the talents, the Gospel you'll hear at Mass next Sunday [Matthew 25:14-30]. The parable speaks of a master summoning his servants and entrusting his property to them. God is the master, we are the servants. The talents we have are his property, not ours. Those talents and skills won you two significant victories in 1967 — and many successes since, no doubt, at work and home and in your lives. Your talents make you unique — but don't forget who gave them to you. Keep on using them and developing them, till you hear God's words at the end of your lives, words you hope your deceased team-mates have already heard:


"Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master's happiness."


And bring the RED and GOLD flag of Newcestown with you.....