CARDS: The results of last weeks card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st and 2nd divided, with nine games each, Jimmy Murphy and Pat Condon, Donal Mulcahy and Willie Woulfe. Table prizes May O’Brien and Joan Nash, Aenaes Forde and James Quilligan, Liam Corbett and John Upton. Raffle Joan Dillane, Liam Herlihy, May O’Brien. Aenaes Forde, Willie Woulfe. The game continues every Wednesday night at 9pm. The committee would like to thank everyone for your continued support.
DANCINg: The Thursday night dancing class continues to attract a big crowd. There is still plenty room for another set or two. Come along if you want to improve your steps or learn new ones. The class runs from 8.30 to 10.30pm every Thursday night.
AEROBICS: The aerobics and fitness class takes place every Tuesday night from 7.30 to 8.30pm. It is a great chance to work out and increase your fitness and lose some weight. Why not get a few friends together and use it as a social occasion too.
NATIONAL SPRING CLEAN: An Taisce are organising their fifteenth annual National Spring Clean for the month of April. The idea is for local groups to get together and clean their own areas. Over the last number of years there has been a good response from most areas in Monagea. This year it will again be left to each area to organise themselves. The council will collect when the rubbish is gathered in a few areas. If someone takes responsibility in each area then it is possible to make a huge difference to the appearance of the parish.
U21 HURLING: On Saturday last Monagea travelled to Athlacca to play Dromin/Athlacca in the U21 13-a-side hurling championship. It proved to be a closely contested game and in the end only one point separated the teams with Monagea loosing on a score of 2-15 to 4-08. There are two more matches to be played in the group and qualification is still possible. The next game is due to be played at the weekend. Date, venue and time can be got from the GAA fixtures in the Leader Sport section.
LIMERICK WEST GROW IT YOURSELF: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday next 21st March at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be given by Chris who will speak about cabbage and their versatility in that they can be harvested all year round by planting different varieties. If you love your greens this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be our first seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables. More information from www.giyireland.com.