CROOM NOTES 5TH FEBRUARY 2013
COLM O’REGAN RIP
The community of Croom and district were saddened to hear of the death of Colm O’Regan of Anhid House Croom. His death took place at the Regional Hospital Limerick last week. He is survived by his wife Noreen (nee Punch), brothers, Fr. David, Michael, John, Denis and Noel. His sister Joan. ( His brother Tom predeceased him, his nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandnephews and grandnieces. His remains was removed to Daffy’s Funeral Home where he reposed on Friday evening 1stFebruary. Concelebrated Requiem Mass took place at St. Mary’s Church Croom on Saturday 2nd February. There was a Guard of Honour from the Funeral Home to the Church and to the cemetery by the local GAA club, the Pioneer association, and Go for Life group. The concelebrated mass, the chief celebrant Fr. David O’Regan brother, celebrants, Fr. Joe Kennedy PP Croom, Fr. Eamon O’Brien CC Croom, Fr. Willie Walsh, PP Holy Rosary Limerick, Canon Tom McHugh, Fr. Jack Dillon, Fr John O’Connor, Southwark Diocese, London, Fr. Martin Daly Dublin, Fr. John Joe Spring, All Hallows, Fr. Pat Lenihan, PP Ballyhea, Fr. John Duggan PP Castlemahon. Members of the family brought different symbols of Colm’s involvement of the various organisations and clubs and group over many years. Fr. Willie Walsh former Curate of the parish spoke of the role Colm played in the community of Croom, his 37 years as Treasurer of Croom GAA Club, the setting up of Go for Life over 10 years ago, his involvement with the Colleen Bawn Festival, and the development of the GAA Field, Fáilte Abháile welcoming our Maigueside emigrants home and the renovation of the Historic Cemetery at Anhid. The music and singing was provided by Dan Twomey. The Offertory was sung by Tara and Oisin O’Regan. Following the final Blessing Colm O’Regan was carried on his final journey to the O’Regan family Plot at Reilig Mhuire where his late parents Tom and Anna O’Regan and his brother Tom have been interred Liam Fahy sung Croom’s National Anthem Slán le Maigh for Colm’s final departure from the Maigueside where he lived and farmed for his lifetime and his commitment to his community and parish over 7 decades. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES
The anniversary mass for Neilus O’Keeffe, Anhid at St. Mary’s Church Croom on Saturday 2nd Feb. The anniversary mass for Patsy Noonan, Banogue at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue Sunday 3rd Feb. The anniversary mass for Joe O’Brien Skagh, at St. Mary’s Church Croom Sunday 3rd Feb.
LIMERICK YOUTH SERVICES
This week’s news item features details from a European Conference in Berlin. Internet safety ‘ Instill a sense of caution not fear’ was one of the many recommendations from Dr. Maureen Griffin during her lectures on Internet Safety at LYS recently. Dr. Griffin, a lecturer in UCC and leading voice on internet safety, addressed the issues of social networking, texting, cyber-bullying, online gaming and chat-rooms. ‘The idea of this lecture was not to scare people to close down their facebook account,’ said Dr. Griffin, ‘rather, make them aware of the consequences of some of their actions.’
‘Although the majority of young people who use sites, such as Facebook and YouTube, do so in a safe manner, there are some vulnerable youngsters for whom the web can become a very lonely and unsafe place,’ stated Dr. Griffin. Dr. Griffin will deliver another lecture on internet safety this Saturday, February 9th at the Kemmy Business School, Univesity of Limerick, from 10:00-12:00hrs and is well worth attending. Three people for LYS were among a group of seven who represented Ireland at a European YouthBank Conference in Berlin recently. Louise Jinks, Stacey Lyons and Kate O’Driscoll spent a week in the German capital with colleagues from nations such as Turkey, Romania and Azerbaijan.
It is with great sorrow that the Club heard of the death of Mr. Colm O’Regan, uncle to Amy O’Regan the Clubs active member. May he rest in peace. The Capers National-Final, a fantastic night was had by all in Ovens on Saturday night, 2nd February in Éire Óg GAA Club in Seandún, Co. Cork, for the Capers National-Final sponsored by FBD. Supporters travelled from near and far to see the acts by Freemount Macra, Trebler Macra Na Feirme,Ballinascarthy Macra, Berrings Macra, Clonakilty Macra Na Feirme and Donoughmore Macra. The results were as follows: Best male – Trebler Best Female – Donoughmore Best Producer - Tim Mullane – Berrings Best act – Clonakilty. Overall result: 1st - Berrings, 2nd - Clonailty and 3rd Donoughmore County Meeting and Question Time. The next County Meeting takes place in the Deebert Hotel on Wednesday 6th February in Killmallock at 8.00pm. All club members welcome. The county round of Question Time will follow straight afterwards at 9.00 pm. Kilkenny City Macra’s Valentine’s Black Tie Ball. Tickets are now sold out! It will be held on 9th February at the Ormonde Hotel. Limerick Easter Ball Tickets for Limerick’s annual Easter Ball are now on sale for club members and need to be booked by 15th February. This year’s the ball will beheld in the Casteletroy Park Hotel. Contact Tom on (087) 7683156. Mr. & Mrs. Culchie Festival The festival, organized by Galway Macra is taking place in Salthill on Saturday 16thFebruary. Tickets are €20 including a two-course dinner of bacon and cabbage, raffle and band Shebeen followed by a DJ. For further information contact Tom on (087) 6122943 Sport continues each Thursday night at 8.30pm in Croom Community Hall. For information about Croom Macra or details on how to join our club, contact Sharon on (087) 1201785.
.HONEY FITZ IRISH NIGHT
There will be an Irish Night – in the Honey Fitz Lough Gur on t his Thursday night February 7th at 8.15 p.m . sharp. As usual this is open house with no charge just a great night of old style traditional entertainment and teas will be served , so everybody can come along and bring a friend.
GO FOR LIFE
He Go for Life group will return this Wednesday after their postponement of their previous Wednesday night due to their great friend and founder the late Colm O’Regan. The entire members and committee express their sincere sympathy to a committed mentor and friend. He will be sadly missed from the Wednesday night gathering. They will observe a minutes silence and a prayer to the memory of Colm.
CROOM N.S CAKE SALE
As part of the schools ongoing fundraising campaign Croom National School is holding a Cake sale on Tuesday 12th February 1p.m. to 2.30 p.m. in the school hall. The school management are asking people to supply cakes, buns, breads, pies, homemade produce the items may be dropped into the hall before 12 noon on Tuesday 12th February .A joint hamper will be raffled on the day and tickets will be put on sale from next week.