SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy to the Crotty families, Ballyagran and the friends and relations of the late Mrs. Lily Crotty, R.I.P., Ballyagran.
To the family, relations and friends of the late Jack Donegan, R.I.P., Cappanahane.
Also the family, relations and friends of the late Michael Slattery, R.I.P., Dromin.
To the Mulqueen families, Meanus on the recent death of the late Paddy Mulqueen, R.I.P., Ballinaunty, Meanus.
Our deepest sympathy also to the relations and many friends of Limerick’s most renowned comedian the late Tom O’Donnell R.I.P. Ballinacurra, Limerick City.
May they rest in peace.
CAMOGIE CLUB: Granagh/Ballingarry senior girls opened the league season with a 1-11 to 0-6 win over Ballyagran last Sunday. The combined parishes’ panel were: Eileen Costello/O’Brien, Aoife Sheehan, Vera Sheehan, Aine Smith, Ellen O’Sullivan, Laura Leslie, Claire Enright, Kaylee Stapleton, Emma Noonan, Margaret Lynch, Siobhan Enright, Ashling Scully, Lisa Kelly and Mary Coleman.
The local side will meet Feenagh/Kilmeedy in the next (second) round.
The club sends best wishes to Milford in the All Ireland club final and congratulates Limerick Intermediate team on their first round win over Antrim, and well done to the three local girls on the county team, Fiona Hickey, Sara Carey and Mairead Fitzgerald.
KILFINNY MUSICAL OVERFLOW: Last Friday’s Knockfierna Heritage Society “Rambling House” at Kilfinny Parish Hall resulted in an overflow of traditional entertainers and a reserve to hold even the full weekend programme, included, MC organiser Pat O’Donovan, Willie O’Regan, W.L.C. Radio, Murt Downes, Brian Ruttle on sound.
Entertainment contributions were by Nora Kennedy, Frank Phelan, Christy Frawley, John O’Riordan, Steve Moloney, Denis Relihan, Willie Relihan, Margaret Relihan, D. O’Riordan, Christy Kelly, Liam Fahy, Sean Condron, Tommy Shanahan, Michael McElligott, Patrick and Rachel Lenihan, Tommy O’Riordan, Mary O’Keeffe, Kathleen Herlihy, Sean O’Gorman, Mike Griffin, Jim Lyons, Josie Ahearn, Denis O’Connor, Patsy Noonan, P.J. O’Driscoll, Denis Hawe, Seamus, Rory, Shane and James Dunworth, David O’Riordan, Liam O’Reilly, Bridget Kiely, Robert Kelly and the Kilfinny Sanos dancers.
Amongst the huge attendance in the packed hall Rose and Michael Brennan, Adare, were seen enjoying the Rambling House, along with Josie McElligott.
The local Kilfinny committee were complimented for their lovely décor of the hall, and the great catering job completed on the night.
PARISH SOCCER CLUB: Granagh Utd. U/14 and u/10 panels were united in the celebration of a double cup tie victory at the weekend.
U/14 had a most exciting 4-3 result against Creeves Celtic in the Desmond Schoolboy Cup. John Geary was once again in top scoring form with two great goals, and was ably assisted by Liam McDermot (1) and Cian Cotter (1) in one of the most keenly contested schoolboy games this year.
U/10 Cup win was a 4-0 against Shauntrade, Adare, featured two goals by Ryan Fitzgibbon with a goal each from Jack Fitzgibbon and Darragh McDonagh. The u/10 B team were not in the winning bracket with the stronger N.C.W. side, 3-1 result, but gave a very courageous display. Finn McCarthy was our local team scorer.
U/16 team are top of division one league at the moment and our junior (adults) hold third place in the Desmond Division two league.
Gearoid Lynch, has been selected on the u/12 squad of the West Limerick selection for the Munster inter-league, starting this Sunday at UL. The soccer club lottery jackpot €13,750 is on the table for this week’s draw. Order your ticket from the club promoters, or pick them up at O’Gorman’s Shop/Petrol Station, Chawke’s Cross, The Rock Bar, Granagh, Hickey’s Bar, Croom or Bennis’ Bar, Ballyagran.
JOEY HANNAN MEMORIAL RUN/WALK: On St. Patrick’s Day in the town of Croom, the great local all-round sportsman the late Ballinleena born Joey Hannan, R.I.P. will be remembered in the Annual Fun Run/Walk held in his honour and memory in the streets of his native town.
Over the years this event has helped to raise funds for great worthy causes, such as the Peru Foreign Missions, etc. This year the Chernobyl Children’s Trust Fund and the Croom Church Fund will be the main beneficiaries.
The programme for St. Patrick’s Day in Croom, Joey Hannan Memorial Event - Walk Starts at 1.15pm near community centre. Annual Fun Run starts at 2pm.
The other features of the programme will include, a Monster Cake Sale to raise funds and a Traditional Irish Night, music, song, dance and story later in the evening at Colaiste Chiarain, Croom.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND DRAMA HELP CHARITY: Bernie and Joe Carroll, the assemblers of the annual Christmas lights at Coolruss, Granagh once again raised over €3,000 from sponsorship by visitors to their Christmas scenes and lights front lawn winter exhibition.
The Carroll family wish to thank sincerely the general public once again for their overwhelming generosity to St. Joseph’s Foundation, Charleville, and also Pieta House, Mungret were included this year to whom they are delighted to present the benefits of all donations/sponsorships every year.
Granagh Drama Group donated the proceeds of the final night of their show “London Assurance” to St. Joseph’s Foundation, Charleville, to help set up the new handicapped centre at Liskennett.
The Charleville Group and the Pieta House Group wish to convey heartfelt thanks to the Carroll family, Coolruss and the local drama group and supporters for the very generous sponsorship.