NA PIARSAIGH G.A.A. CLUB NEWS: Our senior hurlers were in County Championship quarter final action on Sunday, when they faced Ahane in the Gaelic Grounds. We began the game brightly and were a few points to the good, inside the first ten minutes. Our half back line of Cathal King, David Breen and captain James O Brien were in good form, winning their tussles and supplying good ball forward. Our midfield work tirelessly throughout, until Alan Dempsey was forced off through injury in the second half. The half time score was Na Piarsaigh 1-06 to Ahane 0-04, with our goal coming from the stick of Kevin Downes. The second half was one way traffic, with two further goals coming from Adrian Breen and Kevin Downes. Overall job done and march on to the semi final and a repeat of last years semi final versus Kilmallock, in two weeks time. Kieran Breen, Niall Buckley, Alan Dempsey, Kevin Ryan and William O Donoghue were our stand out performers on the day. Final score Na Piarsaigh 3-16 to Ahane 0-08. We wish Alan Dempsey and John Madden a speedy recovery from injury.
Our Intermediate Camogie girls were in County quarter final action on Saturday evening in Ballyagran, when they faced Tournafulla. Minus several first team regulars, we struggled to field a team, but those who did were excellent throughout and proved too good for their opponents. Our full back line of Aideen McNamara and Clara Dillon excelled throughout, snuffing out any danger that came their way. Olivia Barrett, Jane Wilson and Leanne Egan were solid in the half backline, clearing their lines all evening. In midfield, were the excellent Sinead McNamara and woman of the match Christine O Shea, who covered every blade of grass, whilst up front Gemma Healy at centre forward and Aoife Wilson at full forward were a thorn in Tournafullas side all night. Best on the night were Collette McNamara, Christine Farrell, Fiona Grimes, Olivia Barrett, Gemma Healy and Christine O Shea. Final Score Na Piarsaigh 2-11 Tournafulla 0-03. Team: Laura O Neill, Clara Dillon, Aideen McNamara(0-1), Olivia Barrett, Jane Wilson, Leanne Egan, Christine O Shea(0-1), Sinead McNamara(0-02), Gemma Healy, Fiona Grimes(1-0), Collette McNamara, Aoife Wilson(1-7,2f), Christine Farrell.
The jackpot is now at 14,300 euro, following Mondays draw. Numbers drawn were 12, 18, 27 and 31. No jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners were Ann Bowen, Niamh McMahon, Neil Lynch and Pauline Hogan. Liam Maxwell took the sellers prize and Susan Russell the house draw. We would like to congratulate all our players, who represented Limerick at under 14,15 and 16 over the weekend. Pauric Heaney, Lucas O Sullivan, Jerome Boylan, Colin Shiels and Reuben McCarthy at under 14, Conor Boylan at under 15 and Peter Casey, Peader Collins, Michael Andrews and Thomas Grimes at under 16.
CECILIAN MUSICAL SOCIETY REHEARSALS: Want to get fit for the winter? Why not come to rehearsals with the Cecilian Musical Society and see what it’s like to be part of the fun! Under the guidance of choreographer Barbara Meany, the Society has won numerous A.I.M.S. awards including best choreography in 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2007. We invite past, present and future members to join in the fun! If you would like to be part of this year’s ‘Copacabana’ show, please contact the chairperson of Cecilian Musical Society- Annemarie Mulcahy on 087 9404 633, or check out our facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/groups/103716703948/ We rehearse in Claughan GAA Club, Childers Road on Monday nights at 8pm and downstairs at Scott’s Bar, South Circular Road on Wednesday nights at 8pm. One final date for the diary, our AGM will take place on Tuesday, September 10 in Scotts Bar, South Circular Road, Limerick at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome.
REDEMPTORIST CENTRE OF MUSIC OPEN DAY: Please come along to the Redemptorist Centre of Music, South Circular Road, Limerick on Sunday, September 8 from 2pm to 5pm. Would you like to learn to play an instrument, sing in a choir, be part of a band or an orchestra? Free trial and demonstration of all instruments – Come and meet the teachers and try for your self. Founded in 2010, the Redemptorist Centre of Music provides music tuition on a one to one basis as well as group theory classes and a number of musical ensembles. The Centre of Music functions under the banner of ‘Music with a Mission’ and we believe that any person regardless of their background, should be given the opportunity to discover their creativity and develop their potential through music. In achieving this goal we offer music tuition scholarships as well as competitive prices, musical ensembles and of course expert tuition to all ages. The 2013 Open Day of the Centre of Music is an opportunity for people of all ages to come and try out a wide variety of different musical instruments and get a taster of the joy that playing music can bring to a person. All are welcome ! Admission is Free. For further information, please telephone 061 314 924, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.redscentreofmusic.ie
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: This alternative form of prayer, takes place each Monday evening in Our Lady Of The Rosary Church, after Adoration at 7 pm. Many thousands of people all over the world have found their spiritual lives enriches by the practice of Christian Meditation. Christian Meditation has been practiced since the foundation of the Church and was reintroduced by the late John Main, who was a Benedictine monk. We say a prayer word, which we call a mantra and this word is repeated, all during the meditation. A difficulty for people are the constant distractions - we do not fight them; we treat them as background noise. Maybe you have attempted Meditation on some previous occasion, but do not be discouraged, as each attempt is regarded as a new beginning. The goal of Meditation is to keep The Lord Jesus, in Reverence in our hearts and to be open to His Presence in silence and stillness. Meditation helps people to be in a state of empathy with God. The weekly meeting, helps people in the daily practice of Meditation in their lives.
ST. MICHAEL’S ROWING CLUB BBQ: St. Michael’s Rowing Club are hosting their annual BBQ on Saturday, September 14 at 4pm. This year is a special year, as this is ‘The Gathering’ of all past and present members, their families and friends. Our Gathering is a celebration of the Club’s Local, National and International Wins in the 2013 season. The celebrations will open with a Christening of 3 new boats and will be followed by a BBQ. We look forward to seeing all of you on the day, as this promises to be a great occasion. Tickets are €10. Please contact Antoinette on 086 819 0811 for more details.
ARD SCOIL RIS GALA BALL: Ardscoil Rís will Celebrate 50 Years of Excellence in Education commencing in September 2013. Please join us for the first event which is a Gala Ball on Saturday November 16 in the Strand Hotel. It is a Black tie event. Tickets cost €50 each and are available at the school. For further information, please telephone 061 453 828, or 061 455 251.
LIMERICK LAWN TENNIS JUNIOR COACHING PROGRAMME: Our Junior Coaching Programme is divided into four stages, ensuring that each child finds a programme that’s right for them. Stage 1: Trying Tennis! Introduction to Tennis including Camps, Schools Tennis and Open Days. Stage 2: Doing Tennis! Club Development Programme, featuring Tiny Tots, Little Aces, Tennis 10’s and Tween and Teen Programmes. Stage 3: Playing Tennis! Club Squads Programme featuring Tennis 10’s and Development Squads. Stage 4: Living Tennis! Performance Programme. For players aspiring to play or at national or international level of play and competition. Our Stage 2 Club Development Programme which normally takes place on Monday afternoon and Saturday morning, will also take place on Tuesday evenings. The new season of coaching will start in September. Some dates for your diary are as follows: A FUN Assessment Day will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 11am to 1pm. This is open to members and non-members and those thinking of trying tennis, are especially welcome. Club Development Programme starts on Saturday, September 14 and then Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17. If you have any enquiry regarding coaching at LLTC, please contact our Head Tennis Coach Bryan Stewart on 087 285 5751, or Email: email@example.com
IRISH HEART FOUNDATION COLLECTION: Seeking volunteers to give an hour or more of their time for our bucket collection on behalf of the Irish Heart Foundation, on Friday, September 6 in Limerick City Centre. All funds raised will go to the Irish Heart Foundation’’s Stroke Campaign to help raise awareness of symptoms, improve services and give vital support to people and their families affected by this sudden illness. Please contact Sarah firstname.lastname@example.org or on 083 4329 885 to give your time and support a great cause.