BARNA NATIONAL SCHOOL OPEN DAY: Barna National School will hold an Open Day on Saturday February 1 from 1-3pm. Prospective Pupils and Their families are all welcome. For more information you can contact the school at 061-384481. Follow us on WWW.BARNANS.COM
CHURCH NEWS: Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament; Every Wednesday in Nicker Hall from 2.30pm to 5pm. Tuesday night after the 7.30pm Mass until 8.30pm.
Saturday February 1:Feast of St Bridgid, This Saturday to mark the Feast of St Brigid, Mass will be celebrated at 12noon in St Brigid’s Church Templebraden. St Brigid’s Crosses will be distributed after Mass.
Sunday February 2 –Feast of the Presentation; Candles to be used in the Church will be blessed at all Masses this Sunday. Donations of candles would be very welcome. Mass will be offered for the intentions of all donors.
Monday Februrary 3- Feast of St Blaise; Mass in Templebraden 10am. Nicker 7.30pm. Throats will be blessed at these Masses.
ARCHDIOCESE PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2014: The Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly Pilgrimage to Lourdes take place this year from 16-21 June. Cost all inclusive is €708. Flights from Shannon Airport and return.
CASHEL & EMLY LOURDES DRAW: Annual Cashel and Emly Lourdes fundraising draw takes place on the 8th March. €4400 in prizes plus two draws for trip for two to Lourdes. Tickets €20 each. If you would like to support this tickets are Available from Maurice Barrett Old Pallas on 087 7455280 or any Lourdes helper.
IRISH BLOOD TRANSUFUSION SERVICE: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor Clinic in the Community Centre, Pallasgreen this Thursday January 30th from 6pm to 9pm. Its recommended that you have eaten something and have had plenty of cold drinks. Allow yourself about an hour to an hour and a half to complete the process at the clinic from registration to refreshments. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No Winner Mon night Jan 20th lotto Jackpot draw of €11,150 draw. Numbers drawn were; ;18.104.22.168 Lucky Dip winners; Tom Houlihan, Jayne Greene, Lorcan Hanley, Lorna Hipolita, Danielle Gammell.
KNOCKANE GAA Lotto: No Winner Mon Jan 20th Lotto, Numbers drawn were;4.8.20. 24.
Lucky Dip Winners: Kathy McInerney, Phil Fahey, Fergal Grace, Teresa Ryan. Seller’s Prize: Jim McInerney
GAA NEWS: The Senior Scór final will be held in Cappamore Community Centre on Friday March 7 at 7.45p.m. There will be no divisional finals. The Munster semi final involving Luimneach,Tiobrad Árainn, Corcaigh agus Ciarraí (An Clár agus Port Láirge have a bye to the final as we had last year) will be held also in An Cheapach Mhór on Saturday March 22. And I am delighted to be able to announce that, as part of Limerick G.A.A’s contribution to the City of Culture,that the Munster final of Senior Scór will be held in the Concert Hall, University of Limerick, on Sunday March 30th at 2 30p.m. This should be a huge incentive for clubs to enter and prepare as many entries as possible.
Senior Scór table Quiz: This table quiz will be held in Claughaun on Tues. March 24 at 8pm. The winning team will represent Limerick in the All Ireland Final in Castlebar on the last weekend of April. Best of luck also to Cill Mhocheallóg whose table Quiz team will represent Limerick in the Scor na nÓg final in Castlebar on Sat. !ú Márta. Go neirí go geal leo!
Ceolchoirm/Concert : A joint venture between Limerick G.A.A. and Castleconnel/Ahane/Herbertstown branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann in the L.I.T. Concert hall, Moylish, on the Friday of St. Patrick’s weekend. An opportunity for both local organisations to showcase our talent for locals and visitors alike.
All Scor na nÓg and Senior Scor county winners, together with grúpaí ceoil and bannaí ceoil from Comhaltas, will form the centrepiece of this concert in the L.I.T. Concert Hall on Friday March 14 at 8p.m. The hall holds 300 and we will be asking all clubs to be well represented on the night.
Turas go dti an Ghaeltacht: We wish to offer this day trip especially to club Irish officers, divisional and County board officers,Bord na nOg srl, irrespective of your ability in the teanga Gaeilge. It will be a bilingual day, with an opportunity to hear spoken Irish and to learn cúpla focal!
Duaiseanna na Club: As announced at Convention, Cumann Lúth Chleas Gael Luimnigh will present a prize of €500 in each division to the club which is deemed to have made the greatest effort to promote Gaeilge/ Cultúr/Scór/ srl. among it’s members, in the division, and county. Clubs should keep a written, pictorial, oral recordings,(in fact, any method of compiling material) record of any cultural activities, events, newspaper cuttings,use of Gaeilge, signage as Gaeilge etc. as the year progresses. The club’s Oifigeach Gaeilge agus Cultúir will present this material to a judging panel in the Autumn, consisting of three adjudicators from outside counties. The judges’ decision will be final. The best overall club will receive a perpetual cup and a further €500, bringing their prize to €1000.
The only requirement for taking part in this competition is to ensure that your club has named an Oifigeach Gaeilge agus Cultuir by !ú Feabhra, Lá le Bríd. Some clubs have already responded to this request, but Clubs who have not yet forwarded a name to me should do so by this date. The person chosen should not hold any one of the major officerships of your club.
Scór na bPáistí: As a further celebration of teanga na Gaeilge, ceol, rince, amhránaiocht agus drámaiocht na hEireann, in the context of the City of Culture, and to celebrate the role of the Primary schools in preserving and promoting our culture, Limerick G.A.A. is organising Scór na bPáistí (competitions in song,poetry,figure and set dancing,short pieces of drama,ballad group,music groups,) for all primary schools in the City Division. This is a pilot competition, which will be extended to the entire county next year if deemed a success in the city this year. The final will be held in L.I.T. Concert hall, Moylish, on Thurs. May 1st at 7 15 p.m. All city clubs and Irish officers are asked to offer any support they can to their local schools.