Mar 16

Eamon Coffey

Reporter:

Eamon Coffey

Bilboa Lotto: Jackpot; €2,800. Lotto Draw; 04/03/2013 .Numbers Drawn . No Jackpot winner. One Match 3 winner. Breda Dervan, Kilcommon

Bilboa Lotto: Jackpot; €2,800. Lotto Draw; 04/03/2013 .Numbers Drawn . No Jackpot winner. One Match 3 winner. Breda Dervan, Kilcommon

Progressive ’45 Results: Monday, March 4. 1st Prize: Tom Carr, Canice Ryan 2nd: Peggy Hanley, Peggy Moroney, Tom Hartnett, Willie Hynes. Table Prizes: Johnnie Hayes, Liz Grant, Seamus Reynolds, Francie Boyle.

Mikie Mooney: The death occurred on Wednesday 6th March of Mikie Mooney, formerly of 7 St. Mary’s Terrace, Cappamore. Mike had moved to Limerick Junction over 30 years ago when he married Margaret, his wife. His step-children spoke very glowingly of him as being a very caring and generous guardian.

Mikie was well known around East Limerick, West Tipperary and East Clare as a distributor of cabbage plants, vegetables and shrubs. He introduced a rare breed called “Blossomeeni” but has since become extinct.

In his younger days he was a tidy hurler and he won a Senior Co. Hurling medal with Cappamore in 1956. The Cappamore GAA Club formed a guard of honour as the funeral arrived at Towerhill graveyard.

He didn’t enjoy the best of health in the past few years and he passed away on Wednesday in the hospital in Clonmel. He is survived by his wife, Margaret and his step- children , his sisters, Mary, Rita, Tessie and Kathleen , relatives and friends.

In last week’s notes I mentioned, in error, that he was King of the Carnival when Rosie Ryan was selected Queen of the Carnival in the 1940’s, It was in fact his uncle Mike from Ballybane who was the King of the carnival on that occasion.

“May Mikie rest in peace in God’s Kingdom”

The Gathering: Final plans are being made for the Festival week which will be held in conjunction with the All-Ireland Féile na nGael weekend 5th-7th July. This is an opportunity to bring many of our exiles home to celebrate together so help is needed to bring these plans to fruition.

Free Community Garden Training Workshop: The Environment Department of Limerick County Council in association with the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival and Eco-Unesco are delighted to announce that a FREE Community Garden Training Workshop will be held at the Dooradoyle Library, Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick on Wednesday 20th March 2013. The workshop is suitable for anyone involved in community/youth work, Tidy Towns groups etc. PLACES ARE LIMITED AND BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Please contact Helen Keays on 061 496192or email hkeays@limerickcoco.ie to book a place.

Belated Happy Birthday: to Charlie Brown who celebrated his 12th birthday on 8th February. Charlie will again be going to Cappamore’s 59th Show on 17th August. At the moment Charlie wants to give a helping hand or a “leg up” to the Tidy Towns groups and wants your used clothing etc. You can drop bags to Fr. Browne’s house before 1.00p.m. –Tuesday to Friday , or contact Agnes 086 3375 444 who will arrange collection. End of Collection – 3rd April.

Cappamore Estates Committee : Would like to say a very big Thank you to everyone, near and far, for supporting us on Sunday 3rd March at our Bric-a-Brac. Our raffle was a great success and congratulations to the following winners: 1st Prize: Bicycle –Eamonn Griffin, Murroe; 2nd Prize: 5 bags of Coal- Ann McCarthy, Dromsally; 3rd Prize: -Hamper – Bernard Ryan, Dromsally; 4th Prize: 10 bags of blocks –Rose Collins, Bilboa. 3 Lucky Dip Prizes: Tony Troy, Mullally Lawn, Carmel O Brien, Castleconell, Chris O Brien, Newport.

Our landscaping project is starting in the very near future. Many thanks to everyone for your support. We would also to thank Kevin Doody, Mike & Steven from TÚS who completed our footpath last week.

Cappamore Celtic: Results: Sunday 10th March. Div.2A. Summerville 1, Cappamore 4.(Eric Conroy1, Jonathan Barrett1,David Duggan 2). Minors League: Cappamore 3, Meanus0 ( Scorers-Gillan Pitilov, Natalia Laffan)

East Limerick Sean Ghaeil Award: At a reception in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish on Saturday night Christy O Brien , Pallasbeg was honoured for his great contribution to the GAA in Cappamore. He was very successful at managing the U/21 outfits in 1976/1978. He was again in charge in 1984 and 1985 . Having won east championships in both years they were in hard luck to lose the Co. Final of 1984. Christy had a great rapport with the younger players and always managed to get the best from them. He was Chairman of the club in ‘70s and ‘80s and he always put the welfare of the players first. This award was to thank Christy for all he has done over the years for GAA in East Limerick.