Loughill/Ballyhahill Feb 1

Yoga: Yoga classes continue in the Resource centre in Loughill every Thursday night at 7.45 p.m. Contact Mariea at 087/9864800

Yoga: Yoga classes continue in the Resource centre in Loughill every Thursday night at 7.45 p.m. Contact Mariea at 087/9864800

Exercise Classes: Exercise classes continue in the Resource Centre in Loughill every Friday night at 7pm.

Set Dancing: The set dancing lessons continue in the hall in Ballyhahill every Monday night at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Going Strong: We would like to thank the Tenekilla Wrenboys for their recent donation. The generosity and consideration of these young people has greatly inspired us. Many thanks to you all.

Gerald Griffins Ladies Football Club AGM: Gerald Griffins Ladies Football club will be holding their AGM in the clubhouse this Saturday night the 1st. February at 7pm. Please try to attend. It is vital for the future of the club.

Senior Citizens Party: A special thank you to all those who organized or helped at the Senior Citizens party which took place last week in the Hall in Ballyhahill. It was a great success and everyone had a great day.

Maura Nolan’s CD Launch: Maura Nolan from Kilcolman, and a native of Knockfinisk Athea is launching her first CD in Saint Ita’s Hospital Newcastle West this Thursday January 30 at 2pm. A second launch will take place on Friday 1February 14 at the Top of the Town in Athea. There will be music, song and enjoyment at both venues and the CD will be on sale for €15. The CD is also on sale from reception in Saint Ita’s Hospital and also at Maura’s live performances. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will be donated to the Friends of Saint Ita’s Hospital.” Am Le Cheile” which translates “Time Together” features 13 tracks including a mixture of tunes and songs, showcasing Maura’s voice and musical talents. Maura has established her own niche in music circles as a solo performer and as part of such groups as Maura and the Ferrymen, Donie and Maura with her husband Donie Nolan and Taylors Cross. She has been performing locally and internationally at dances, weddings, funerals, and other social events for the past 30 years. The inspiration for the CD came from her musical involvement with residents of Saint Ita’s Hospital and other local Nursing Homes. Many songs were gifted to her through the memories of these elderly residents transporting them to bygone times. It was through this exchange that Maura furthered her appreciation for the profound impact that music and song have at any stage of people’s lives. We wish her well with the CD which should attract a lot of attention from her fans around the West Limerick area.

Gerald Griffins GAA Lotto: There was no jackpot winner at the draw which took place at The Knockdown Arms Sunday night last 26th. January. The numbers drawn were as follows. 4, 13, 19 23:

Lucky Dip Winners: €80 Patsy O’Connell, Finnoe, Ballyhahill; €35 Aine O’Rourke, Ballyhahill; €35 Ann Moriarty, Ballyduff, Tralee and €20 David Hayes, Ballyhahill.

Promoter’s Prize: Pat Scanlon

The jackpot next week will be €9,100 and the draw will be held at Barrett’s Bar in Glin Sunday night next 2nd. February.

AL Anon Convention: Al-Anon family groups in the general Limerick area can participate in the Alcoholics Anonymous Limerick area 34th. annual convention which will be held at the Castletroy Park Hotel this weekend Friday January 31 to Sunday February 2. Al-Anon is an organisation that offers understanding and support to families and friends of people with a drink problem. The convention will commence with registration at 6pm Friday evening with the last presentation starting at 9pm. Saturday’s business has a 10.30am start with the last session again starting at 9pm. Sunday’s proceedings run from 10.30am to the closing session which starts at 2pm. The suggested registration fee is €6. Leaflets are available at the back of the church or you can e-mail alanonlimerickmember@gmail.com For more information about Al-Anon you can contact the information centre at 01/8732699 or check these websites: www.al-anon-ireland.org and http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/about

Shannon Estuary Cancer Memorial Run: On Sunday March 16 a 5km fun run and 4Km walk will take place in the village of Foynes. The walk is being organised to remember all those who have lost their lives to Cancer in the Shannon Estuary area. Following the run refreshments will be available in the community centre Foynes. All proceeds from the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society. If you would like your loved one remembered on the day email walsh.gra@gmail.com.

Bally Rovers: There was no jackpot winner at the draw which took place at Barr na Sraide in Ballyhahill Wednesday night last 22nd. January. The numbers drawn were as follows: 3, 19, 22, 23.

Lucky Dip Winners: €75 Paudie Flavin, c/o Whites Bar, Athea; €50 Susan and Nigel Brouder, c/o Bats Bar, Athea; €50 Michael Reidy, Kileaney Beg; €30 Cody and Grace Wallace, Ballyhahill; €30 Kathleen Liston, Upper Direen, Athea and €30 James McGrath, c/o Declan Looney:

10 Free Tickets: Rachel Murphy Glin:

Promoter’s Prize: Tom Riordan:

The jackpot next week will be €20,000 and the draw will be held in Bardini’s Bar in Shanagolden this Thursday night 28th. January.