Caherconlish NS Ministerial Visit: Caherconlish National School was the recipient of the Blue Flag Star on Thursday last September 26. The newly appointed Minister for European Affairs, Mr Pascal O’Donoghue, TD accompanied by Madame Mariann Ziss, First Secretary of the French Embassy, attended as part of the ceremony. It was a notable honour for the village school to be the first school to receive the Minister since his appointment and the French Embassy First Secretary and other dignitaries. At the start of the ceremony the pupils played the European Union Anthem, ‘Ode to Joy’ by Ludwig Van Beethoven and the Irish Tune, An Coolin. There was a big interaction between the pupils and the visiting dignitaries, in particular with Madame Ziss regarding the functions and various elements, cultural, historical, etc that comprise the European Union. Pupils gave an account of the projects they undertook as part of the Blue Flag project. A number of parents, past pupils attended along with Fr Roy Donovan PP, Fr Pat Currivan AP, members of the Board of Management and Parents Council. Principal Saundra Ni Chiosog and her staff had everything well organised and in tip top shape. Well Done to all.
Caherline National School Extension: It was a memorable week for both national schools in the parish area and it continued on Sunday last, when the new extension of two classrooms were opened and blessed. This followed Mass in Caherline Church at 10.00 am. Following this a Wellie Walk was held to raise funds for the school. There was a draw held with 1st prize €200 cash, 2nd prize 7” Tablet, 3rd Prize Kindle e-reader. All in all it was a memorable day.
An Teach Rambling House Changes: Please note that The Teach Rambling House will not now be held on the Second Friday of each month. New dates will shortly be arranged. An Teach will keep you posted on district notes in The Limerick Leader. The next Rambling House will be held on Friday November 1st . Time 9 to 11pm. All are welcome.
Groody Banks: Work on clearing debris on the banks of the Groody River at Goonans Way, Hundred Acres commenced earlier this week. The bank has been an area where illegal dumping has been carried out over the last few years. In particular, tree limbings have been recently deposited over the wall onto the bank. This will have to cease if the cleanup of the village and the approaches to it is to be successful. Please do not deposit garden cuttings or other debris onto this area.
Walk of Life: The Walk of Life Campaign launched last June to help in the raising of funds for Milford Hospice is being focused on locally in the Caherconlish/Caherline Community area in the coming week or so. A local Walk of Life group has been set up to organise events locally for this very worthy charity following a recent meeting in the Millennium Centre. Other communities throughout East Limerick are also involved in this fundraising campaign. The Walk itself for the East Limerick communities will be held on the grounds of Glenstal Abbey on Saturday October 19 next. The Caherconlish/Caherline Walk of Life will hold a Quiz in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish on 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. Sponsors for the event are also sought. 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
Dog Droppings: Last May a large number of village residents requested the highlighting of the dog faeces epidemic that had befallen our village streets. Whilst there was an improvement experienced in June and July with only a random occurrence of this problem, it has been much noticeable in recent weeks that it is back with us with a bang. Most dog lovers and owners make sure to carry dog soiling bags with them on their dog walks but there are at least half a dozen walkers who care less about soiling. In particular, the public footpath at the local school location was festooned last week with the unsightly deposits. This is not a once off occurrence there –it is almost daily. This is not acceptable especially where the health and safety of children walking by there is concerned. The dog population in the village housing estates has increased greatly leading to more dogs being exercised on the public footpaths. Dog owners should insist on other dog owners using the dog soiling bags and that will solve the problem. The law is as follows:- Under Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 it is an offence to allow a dog under your control to foul a public place. This means the owner/person in charge of the dog is required to remove dog faeces and dispose of them in a suitable, sanitary manner. You can complain to the District Court under the litter laws against an owner or someone in charge of a dog who allows that dog to foul public places and who fails to act responsibly. Before you do this, you must first inform the dog owner of your intention by completing a special form available from the Dog Control Unit of your local authority. Source is Citizens Advice Bureau.
Soccer: The A team went down one nil to Pike RVs B team on Sunday morning last. The critical stage is now beckoning and a big turnaround in effort and fortune is needed to secure Division 1A status. Caherconlish B team travelled to the foothills of the Galtee Mountains and they too suffered a single goal defeat. Off the field of play, the club recently took delivery of their new Changing Rooms. These represent a huge leap forward for the club and the facilities they can now provide.
Caherconlish GAA Football Club:Training - U8 and U10 will have there final training match of the season on next Tuesday evening 1st October in the GAA field 6-00 to 7-00. Remember Gum Shields. U12 are finished for the season enjoy the break and well done on a successfully season.
All underage players are required to wear a GUM SHIELD this year at all times whether it be training or a blitz or a match.
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 under age 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 or at training on Tuesday evening just contact any of the coaches or we can call to collect them phone 087 2245223. Thank You.