May 25

Donal O’Shea 087-678

Reporter:

Donal O’Shea 087-678

Meelick GAA : Officers get approval to buy land: The Officers of Meelick GAA Club got a resounding approval to go ahead with their plans to buy additional land from the Department of Defence adjacent to their existing pitch at Knockalisheen. The approval was given at a special E.G.M. of the Club which was attended by over fifty members last week.

Meelick GAA : Officers get approval to buy land: The Officers of Meelick GAA Club got a resounding approval to go ahead with their plans to buy additional land from the Department of Defence adjacent to their existing pitch at Knockalisheen. The approval was given at a special E.G.M. of the Club which was attended by over fifty members last week.

The Officers of the Club have agreed a deal with the Department but needed the approval of the members.

There was only one proposal at the meeting which was to go ahead and finalise the deal and this was carried unanimously.

It was pointed out that with proper planning and Development the entire Community would benefit from this project for generations to come and as well as GAA pitches recreational facilities could be incorporated to facilitate Ladies Football, School Sports,Athletics and a walking/ running track.

The Officers pointed out that they had been working on the project behind the scenes for several years.

On the same lands the local Parkville Soccer Club have already acquired a pitch and it is understood that pitches are available to Ballynanty Rovers Soccer Club, Thomand Rugby Club and Limerick 37.

Mick Mackey: Many locals travelled to Castleconnell on Sunday for the unveiling of the Mick Mackey statue by the President of the GAA. The great Mick Mackey worked at the ESB in Ardnacrusha for many years and also lived in Ardnacrusha .His son Pat and his Family still live there. Two of his former Colleagues Patsy Houlihan and Paddy McNally travelled as did many neighbours and Friends.

Hurlers Win: Meelick Intermediate Hurlers defeated Clarecastle in the first round of the Championship by the narrowest of margins at Whitegate on Sunday evening.

A long range point from a free by Sean O Connor, the last puck of the game, won the day for Meelick.

For Meelick Adam Sherlock was outstanding, Damien Moloney, Sean O Connor and Gerry Markham who scored 1-2.

Mass: Next Monday May 27th a special Mass will be offered in Parteen Church for the intentions of Parishoners sitting exams and people are invited to submit their names to be included.

Parteen St. Nicholas Lotto Draw: Lotto took place on Sunday 19th May at Flash’s Bar.No’s drawn were 1, 3, 11 & 22 . There was no overall winner. Lucky dip winners were: William Funnell Thornbrook, Westbury; Pauline Nally, Fairyfield, Parteen; Ger Sherlock, Roo, Ardnacrusha; Carmel O’Connor, Athlunkard; Carla White c\o Meelick Tavern and Ger Beatty, Parkroe Heights

Next Sunday night (26th May) draw will take place at Browne’s Bar for a jackpot of €20,000.

Thank you for your continued support.