Granagh

John O’Riordan 087-1

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John O’Riordan 087-1

O’SULLIVAN BROTHERS ATHLETIC MEMORIAL.: On Friday last, April 12, with the sunbeams coming brightly down over Tournafulla, we had the priceless experience of witnessing the unveiling of a memorial plaque in honour of Caltex Award 1962 winner: Sean/Jimmy O’Sullivan and his brother the late Michael O’Sullivan.

O’SULLIVAN BROTHERS ATHLETIC MEMORIAL.: On Friday last, April 12, with the sunbeams coming brightly down over Tournafulla, we had the priceless experience of witnessing the unveiling of a memorial plaque in honour of Caltex Award 1962 winner: Sean/Jimmy O’Sullivan and his brother the late Michael O’Sullivan.

COMMUNITY GAMES BRANCH: The swimming competition in Askeaton discovered new local swimming sensation for Granagh/Ballinagarry community games branch in the entry of Eve Higgins, who qualified for the national titles in Athlone.

In the U/12 2 length backstroke, as we may have pointed out before areas without their own swimming pools are at a disadvantage of reaching the finals and extra credit is in order for our local swimming participants, heartiest congratulations to all and especially Eve Higgins, on such a fine swimming achievement, and wish the rest of the competitors waiting to compete, the best of luck.

REAL CEAD MILE FAILTE: On behalf of the many athletic followers of the West Limerick and county/city areas, and on my own behalf, we say a very sincere thank you to all involved in the recent celebrations in honour of renowned long distance runner Michael O’Sullivan (RIP) and Jimmy (Sean) O’Sullivan, Tournafulla, for their outstanding friendly welcome to the huge attendance.

BRUREE MUSIC FESTIVAL: The recent friendly welcome by Bruree Sportsfield Developmentwas equally overwhelming and the most impressive effort they completed in their catering for such a large attendance of performers and audience.

PAT SPILLANE TEAM KICKSTART HOPE ON JOBS: On Thursday April 18 at Granagh Community Centre, a public meeting to identify rural job creation improvements in the local communities of the parish. The meeting in Granagh, ran by Cedra (chairperson of which is Pat Spillane) will be a t 7.15pm on Thursday evening , it deserves the full support of the parish and surrounding areas.#

PARISH SOCCER CLUB: A new jackpot of 14,050 euro is on offer this week on the Granagh United Soccer Club draw. In the playing field our Junior Side division 2, are in 3rd place of the Desmond League after 14 games.

U/16’s local team are consistent in their united effort to bring the youth leagues parish title to the club.

U/10’s continue to battle it out in Division 1 with neighbours Ballingarry for the schoolboy section of the west.

U/14’s took their 100% record to date, deserve all the admiration for their successful efforts.

U/12’s are also enjoying a good schoolboy Desmond League while U/8’s cup tie match gave them an exciting win over Askeaton on penalties.

Don’t forget to get your local Granagh Soccer Club lottery ticket at O’Gormans Shop, Chawke’s Cross, The Rock Bar (Granagh), Hickeys bar (Croom) and Bennis’s Bar (Ballyagran).

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: The grand finale of the Sunday afternoon tea dances in Granagh is scheduled for Sunday, April 21 at the local parish hall. Music supplied by “The Lee Sound”.

The usual features include high teas included in the admission fee, spot prizes and raffle prizes along with local caberet and a “sing song dance variety”

MUSIC TUITION CAMP: A music learning camp will be held from July 8 to 12 in Granagh Community Centre, catering for students of junior, primary and secondary standards in a big variety of musical instruments, i.e. drums keyboards, basses, double basses, cellos, electric guitars, mandolins, PA systems/lighting and all aspects involved in the performance of music including theatre/mime etc. Ring Susie for more information on the music camp at 087-9873379.