First Communion: On Saturday May 18 the children in first class in Caherelly School will receive their First Holy Communion, the ceremony will commence at 11.00am. Best wishes to all the children and hope the weather will be fine for them. Sincere congratulations to the following five children who received their First Holy Communion last Saturday in Bohermore Church: Sophie Kloos, Alex O’Doherty, James Hickey, Meg Conway and Shauna O’Grady.
Condolences: Sympathies to Jimmy and John Lonergan and their families on the recent death of their brother Ted in England.
Tea Dance: Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Knockainey Tidy Towns will be held in Knockainey Community Centre on Sunday 19 May at 3pm. Music by Mike Regan, Great Raffle prizes with refreshments served, admission is €5. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
School Walk: The Parents Council of Caherelly National School are organising a sponsored walk on Friday 24 May. All support both sponsorship and on the evening would be much appreciated.
Exposition and Novena: Exposition and Novena continues in both churches in the parish as follows: Ballybricken: Novena at 7.30pm on Monday, Exposition on Tuesday, 3pm – 10pm; Bohermore: Exposition on Thursday, 5.30pm – 7.30pm and Novena at 7.30pm after Exposition.
GAA News: The Intermediate hurlers played Mungret in the Round 1 of the Intermediate Championship on Sunday last in Claughan. Ballybricken got off to the ideal start with a well struck goal by Liam O’Rourke. Both sides exchanged points and Enda Frawley, Denis Stack & Michael Wilkinson converted points for Ballybricken. However Mungret edged ahead as the first half progressed. In the second half Mungret continued to build on the lead and converted 4 points. However Ballybricken continued to work hard and their efforts were rewarded with well taken points from Larry Browne, Michael Wilkinson and Denis Stack late into the half. Final score was 1-6 to 0-14 in Mungret’s favor.
The U16 Hurlers played Kilpeacon on Monday May 6 in Crecora. Having lost to Cappamore in our first game and winning against South Liberties in our second game this was a vital match. We played against the breeze in the first half and were slow to start. Kilpeacon scored 4 points which was soon followed by a goal putting them into a strong lead. Our backs then came more into the game and two well taken goals from Connell Ryan and Conor Garvey got us back into the game and a few points followed which got us in at half time 2 points up. The second half continued at a fast pace with both teams making a big effort. We started to get some points through Conor McCarthy and then Connell Ryan scored his second goal to give us a strong lead. However Kilpeacon got a good goal and the game remained competitive until we finished with some unanswered points including a notable run by our youngest player James Garvey, to win on the score of 3-9 to 2-6. This was good all round team performance and well done to all.
We wish a speedy recovery to Alan O’Riordan who got injured recently in a football game and is a big loss to our under 16 Team. We look forward to having him back after the Exams.
Our U12 Hurlers, having lost one and drawn one match to date, got off the mark with a good win over Ballinacurra Gaels in Caherelly last Thursday evening on a score line of 4-6 to 2-0 . This is a very young team and they are progressing well. Next up for the 12s is a football match away to South Liberties next Thursday evening 16 May.