Caherconlish Oct 12

Jobseekers Workshop: If you are tired of sending out CV’s and getting no replies and you are struggling to write a Cover Letter there is an opportunity to help out in this situation Why not come along to one of Ballyhoura Development’s upcoming CV Workshops to update or improve your CV. A Workshop will take place in Caherconlish on Wednesday 16th October starting at 10am. This workshop is designed to help you prepare a practical CV and winning Covering Letter to help you get that interview. For further information contact Anisa at 063-91730 / amoynihan@ballyhoura.org This workshop is free of charge.

Jobseekers Workshop: If you are tired of sending out CV’s and getting no replies and you are struggling to write a Cover Letter there is an opportunity to help out in this situation Why not come along to one of Ballyhoura Development’s upcoming CV Workshops to update or improve your CV. A Workshop will take place in Caherconlish on Wednesday 16th October starting at 10am. This workshop is designed to help you prepare a practical CV and winning Covering Letter to help you get that interview. For further information contact Anisa at 063-91730 / amoynihan@ballyhoura.org This workshop is free of charge.

Clean up News: Work continued last week with members of the voluntary workgroup painting the church gates, a number of properties and a clearing of briars and overgrowth near Caherconlish National School. Its Autumn time now and of course the falling leaves and decaying foliage leads to a buildup in blockages of drains and slippery footpath conditions. On Saturday next, its leaf clearing day and all residents are needed to collect up outside their premises. Everyplace looks well now, let’s continue with the job on hand.

Community Alert: Last week our text messaging system went ‘live’. Most of the members who signed up were so informed by receiving a texted message. A small number of members remaining will be connected anon. Road signage will be placed on existing poles and hopefully the remaining ones selected and notified recently to Limerick County Council will be placed also.

Table Quiz Walk of Life Fundraiser: The Walk of Life fundraiser launched June 2013 and spearheaded by Sports Commentator, Martin Kiely to help in the raising of funds for Milford Hospice is being focused on locally in the Caherconlish/Caherline Community area this week.

The Caherconlish/Caherline Walk of Life: will hold a Quiz in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish on this Friday October 11 at 9pm as part of this community’s contribution. It is hoped that all social, community and sporting organisations will enter teams as part of the fundraising. Tables cost €20 per team of four. The Walk itself for the East Limerick communities will be held on the grounds of Glenstal Abbey on Saturday October 19 next. We welcome sponsorship from all interested in assisting us. Private contributions can also be made to the fund on the night. All contributions will be receipted. Anybody willing to organise something else in conjunction with the Walk of Life are most welcome. For any further information please contact P.Hourigan 085 7309360 or Nancy Lane 086 4088485

Caherconlish GAA: We finished our underage training for this season hope everyone enjoys the break and see you all fresh and rearing to go in the New Year. Thanks to all the players that took part in the underage teams this year and a special thanks to all the coaches and to everyone who helped out in the running of the club this year. More parents are asked to get involved in the coaching of the underage teams next year especially the younger age groups. Anyone interested let us know and we can get you on coaching course.

Fundraising: Clothes and Mobile phone collection November 2nd; We would like to thank everyone that contributed to our clothes collection over the last few years as it is our main source of income for the running of the club for the year and all funds raised goes back into the underage teams .

We will be holding our clothes and Mobile Phones collection on Saturday 2nd of November from 9-00 to 14-00 in the grounds of the Millennium centre or if you do not have storage room we will gladly take them off your hands at any time just contact any of the coaches or we can call to collect them. Text or phone 087 2245223. Thank You.

Soccer: Caherconlish A side made the journey to LIT Limerick to take on Caherdavin in their latest game on Sunday last. The Lish made a great start going two goals clear before the interval through William Hourigan and Aaron Power efforts. However, that where the momentum stopped for Caherconlish. The ‘davin men swooped like birds of prey on the resumption of play and overwhelmed the county men on a four goal salvo.

The B side lost out to the city team, Northside, on Sunday by a 4gls to 2 margin. Hughie Maguire scored both goals for Caherconlish.

Old Church Repairs: Remedial wall repair work is on-going at the old pre Reformation church ruins Main Street, Caherconlish.

Dumping: Dumping of domestic rubbish is back with us in a more concentrated form than heretofore. This problem is just not ‘solo’ to this district, apparently it is widespread in the surrounding districts as well. A feature of the latest bout of this illegal, unsightly and unhealthy act is that many of the dumpings contain large numbers of soiled baby nappies. The locations for this type of dumping are the Boher Road (the Cut), the extension of that road to Grange Cross, from there to Kilmurry Cross Roads at Castle Erkin, Rathjordan/Ballyhobin Road, Wards Cross to Dunvullen, the Old Creamery Road at Caherconlish, The Inch St Laurence Road at Pust South, The Bohermore Road, and several more. This is virtually a ‘circle’. It would appear that it is either the operation of a lone dumper or just a few. All rubbish dumping have the baby nappies in their offload. Nobody knows whether this is a passing-though dumper/s or local/s. Maybe it’s time that DNA testing is legislated for with regard to dumping and once established and proven the dumper will receive the heaviest of penalties. Presently, a €3000 penalty can be applied to the dumping of rubbish. The public are requested to report any sightings of persons carrying out this act to the local environmental section of Limerick City and County Council.

Public Lighting Poles: Work needs to be done on the straightening of public lighting poles in Caherconlish Village. At least two metal ones are positioned like the leaning Tower of Pisa at the Square. It appears, that when originally positioned, not enough concrete was employed in their setting up leading eventually to a weakening of the supporting ground works. At least three timber lamp posts in the village are in danger of breaking down. One, in particular, on High Street Upper at the entrance to Castle Hill is definitely in a dangerous state of decay. Large fissures and cracks have appeared at its base upwards to a height of two metres. This was notified to the Electric Ireland company several weeks ago who replied that it was the responsibility of the County Council to address this issue. (Email reply message to confirm this).