Feb 9

ST PATRICKS A.G.M. (continued from last week); St Patrick’s Annual General Meeting took place recently at their clubhouse recently. The Lord Mayor of Limerick, and former player of the club Gerry O Loughlin, attended the Club Mass, celebrated in St Patrick’s Church by Fr Eamon Purcell.

ST PATRICKS A.G.M. (continued from last week); St Patrick’s Annual General Meeting took place recently at their clubhouse recently. The Lord Mayor of Limerick, and former player of the club Gerry O Loughlin, attended the Club Mass, celebrated in St Patrick’s Church by Fr Eamon Purcell.

OFFICERS ELECTED: The following officers and committee members were elected for 2013 … President; J.J.Kenneally, Vice Presidents; Brendan Tobin, Tim O Connor Snr, Vivian Cobbe, and Philip Doyle. Chairman; Peter Sheehan, Vice Chairman: Eoin O Shaughnessy, Secretary; Colm O Brien, Asst. Secretary; Niall Phelan, Treasurer; Jack Sheehan, Asst. Treasurer; Tom Downes, P.R.O.;Sean Maher, Asst P.R.O. and School Liaison Officer; Christopher Mortell, Registrar, Children Officer and Irish Officer; Diarmuid Murphy. Committee Members; Larry Cross, Laurence Cross, Mark Phelan, Paddy Quilligan, Ger Ryan, Barry O Doherty, Kieran Dore, Kenneth Dawson, and Eamonn Phelan.

PRESENTATIONS; Following the successful A.G.M. St. Patrick’s G.A.A. Club president J.J. Kenneally, presented a token on behalf of the club, to Paddy Quilligan who has stepped down as Club Chairman of St. Patrick’s after seventeen years as Chairman, and also to Eamonn Phelan who has also stepped down as Club Secretary and Club P.R.O., of St. Patrick’s G.A.A Club, after fifteen years as officer of both positions.

EAMONN SAYS THANK YOU: … “As I (Eamonn Phelan) am stepping down after over fifteen years as P.R.O. of the St. Patrick’s G.A.A. Club, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my Club notes readers, the Limerick Leader, the Limerick Post newspaper, St. Patrick’s/St Brigid’s Parish News, Hogan Stand website, and the Limerick G.A.A. website, for all your help during my years as P.R.O., and for giving the Club the valuable space on your papers and website for the club notes, and may it continue now for our new Club P.R.O. Sean Maher.”

Eamonn Phelan.

TRAINING: The training session in Grove Island sports hall. takes place every Friday evening, starting between 6 pm and 7 pm. Any new players are welcome to attend these sessions. This is followed up with the regular C.B.S. sports hall training sessions for the u6, u8 and u10 players. It is very encouraging to see such big numbers now attending both underage training sessions. Training will continue every Friday evening indoors for the next few weeks, and the sessions are as follows … Grove Island Un.6, 7, hurling training for boys and girls between 6 pm to 7 pm. C.B.S. Sexton Street:Un.6, 7, 8 hurling training for boys and girls between 7.30pm to 8.15pm. C.B.S. Sexton Street: Un.9, 10 hurling training for boys and girls between 8.15pm to 9.00pm. The under 12 hurling squad returned to training on Saturday last - outdoors in Rhebogue. They will continue training every Saturday at 4 pm outdoors on the all weather pitch in Rhebogue. Last Thursday we saw a return to training for the Un.13, 14 and 15 hurlers as they return outdoors at 7 pm in Rhebogue, and continue their preparation in advance of the Feile, coming to Limerick in July 2013. New players and coaches are welcome at any of the training sessions. Finally, the club continues to coach in the schools in the parish. As part of the schools coaching program supported by games development, St Patricks G.A.A. are actively coaching in the schools in the parish at the Un.6 and Un.8 age groups. With the new season just started it is already a very busy time for the underage coaches.

Our senior footballers have started their training programme for this year’s senior football championship, and our management and players are really looking forward to a good year. Our junior hurlers are also back training on every Friday evening at U.L. All club players are asked to attend these training nights.

CLAUGHAN GAA; A super club draw for 2 tickets to the Manchester United v Chelsea match, on the 4/5 May weekend plus €300 in cash .Tickets just €2 are available from committee members, and at the club bar. The draw will be held on Monday, April. A special A.G.M. of Claughaun G.A.A. took place on Monday, February 4, in their clubhouse.

SUNDAY MASS TIMES: Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings at 6.00pm in St Patrick’s Church, Clare St., and at 7.00pm in St Brigid’s Church. Sunday Mass in St Patrick’s Church is at 12.30pm and 11.30am in St Brigid’s Church. All are welcome.

MASS IN THE LATIN RITE: is celebrated every Sunday morning at 10.30am in St Patrick’s Church, by a Priest from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priests.

Confession is available before the Mass, from 10.00am until 10.25am. For more information on the Latin Mass visit www.institute-christ-king.ie

ST BRIGID’S HONOUR BRIGID: There was a very large attendance of children from St Brigid’s National School, and their teachers, at the morning Mass in St Brigid’s Church, on Friday last, February first, feast Day of St Brigid. They sang their school’s song ‘Song of Brigid’ at the opening and closing of the ceremony. Fr Eamon Purcell blessed a basket of St Brigid Crosses, and they were made available to those present after Mass..

A very special word of thanks to Colette and her friend who made all the St Brigid

Crosses.

HOLY HOUR: takes place every Thursday evening at 7.00pm in St Brigid’s Church.

There is Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Chaplet, and prayers for the intercession of St Padre Pio. A relic of St Pio will be present for veneration.

Young people are involved in the organization of this beautiful peaceful hour spent in the Presence of The Lord. They would like to invite the young people of the parish to come along and join them on the night. All are welcome

ACTIVE RETIREMENT CLUB: meet every Wednesday, at 2.30pm. in the community hall adjoining St Brigid’s Church. New members are always welcome.

RECENTLY DECEASED; On behalf of the parish community, we wish to extend our most sincere sympathy to the families and relatives of the following parishioners

called Home to God recently … Jim Hogan, and Dave Mc Inerney. May their souls rest in peace in The Loving Arms of Jesus.