Ahane/Castleconnell Nov 16

AHANE CAMOGIE U-13s WIN AUTUMN LEAGUE: The Ahane under 13 Camogie team finished their season on a high when they won the final of the Autumn C League against Treaty Gaels. The girls started very well and opened the scoring with goals from Emma Ridder (two) and Aisling Twomey in the first ten minutes, and Treaty Gaels responded with two points. In the second half Treaty Gaels came back into the match scoring two goals, Ahane responded with excellent long range points from Sinead Callinan and Aisling Herbert and a superb goal from Aoife O’Halloran to leave the final score: Ahane 4-2 to Treaty Gaels 2-2. Well done to both teams on a superb game of camogie. Special mention must go to our young team: goalie Cliodha Twomey, who did very well, ably assisted by the backs, Aoife Cross, Sinead O’Curry, Aisling Herbert, Orla Twomey and Anna Nagle, who did great work in defence and supplied great ball to the midfield duo of Sinead Callinan and Ailish Reynolds and forwards Ciara Greaney, Siobhan O’Reilly, Emma Ridder, Aoife O’Halloran and Aisling Twomey, who showed great teamwork, to pick off their excellent scores. After the game team captain, Orla Twomey, accepted the Shield on behalf of the team. Orla thanked Treaty Gaels, the referee and St Patrick’s GAA Club for the use of their pitch.

AHANE CAMOGIE U-13s WIN AUTUMN LEAGUE: The Ahane under 13 Camogie team finished their season on a high when they won the final of the Autumn C League against Treaty Gaels. The girls started very well and opened the scoring with goals from Emma Ridder (two) and Aisling Twomey in the first ten minutes, and Treaty Gaels responded with two points. In the second half Treaty Gaels came back into the match scoring two goals, Ahane responded with excellent long range points from Sinead Callinan and Aisling Herbert and a superb goal from Aoife O’Halloran to leave the final score: Ahane 4-2 to Treaty Gaels 2-2. Well done to both teams on a superb game of camogie. Special mention must go to our young team: goalie Cliodha Twomey, who did very well, ably assisted by the backs, Aoife Cross, Sinead O’Curry, Aisling Herbert, Orla Twomey and Anna Nagle, who did great work in defence and supplied great ball to the midfield duo of Sinead Callinan and Ailish Reynolds and forwards Ciara Greaney, Siobhan O’Reilly, Emma Ridder, Aoife O’Halloran and Aisling Twomey, who showed great teamwork, to pick off their excellent scores. After the game team captain, Orla Twomey, accepted the Shield on behalf of the team. Orla thanked Treaty Gaels, the referee and St Patrick’s GAA Club for the use of their pitch.

Team: Ailish Reynolds, Aoife O’Halloran, Aisling Herbert, Emma Ridder, Sinead Callinan, Anna Nalge, Aisling Twomey, Ciara Macken, Aoife Cross, Cliodhna Twomey, Orla Twomey captain, Sinead O’Curry, Ciara Greaney and Siobhan O’Reilly. Missing on the day: Aimee Tuohy, Ellen Minihan, Daena Ryan, Tiffany Shoer and Ciara O’Keeffe. Team mentors: John and Alice Reynolds, Ber O’Curry, Breda Ahern and Geraldine Greaney.

CRAFT FAIR A GREAT SUCCESS: There was a wonderful celebratory atmosphere at the Fair, as visitors mingled with craftworkers at the recent 25th Castleconnell Craft Fair, held in Castle Oaks House Hotel. Eimer Hynes, PRO for the Craft Fair said: “The weekend got off to a great start, with Live 95 FM’s In the County show coming live from the Castle Oaks House Hotel on Saturday morning. It was a lively show, with chat and music from many local friends of the Craft Fair.

“We would like to thank our visitors, old and new, who braved the weather to support the Fair; more than 3,000 people came through the doors over the weekend, making the Craft Fair a great success.

“Thanks are due to our many volunteers. Before the sun was up the stands were all put in place and an energetic troupe of our local Scouts, under the guidance of Margaret Byrnes, was on hand to help the craftworkers move in for the two-day event. Traffic and car-parking were kept under control by Bord na nOg. The Tidy Towns helped out over the weekend and the Camogie Club were busy at the Raffle Ticket desk where four lucky winners were announced at the end of the fair: Liz Hohey, Mary Ryan, Colm Martin and Bridget Kelleher. A delighted Niamh Martin was the lucky winner of the two One Direction tickets.

“GAA fans lined up to lift the Munster Senior and Minor Hurling cups. One visitor from Cork thanked County Limerick kindly for minding the cups for them for the year!

“Visitors were highly impressed by the quality and variety of crafts on show at the fair again this year. We are delighted to provide a platform for their talent and entrepreneurship; it is what the Craft Fair is about and without them we would not be celebrating 25 years. The Fair received the great support of the Castle Oaks House Hotel and of Limerick County Enterprise Board.

“All proceeds of the fair will be distributed shortly to local community groups. Here’s to the next 25 years.”

LIMERICK YOUTH SERVICE HOST YOUTH GAMES: Young people from across County Limerick will descend on The Factory, Southside Youth Space, on this Friday, for this season’s Youth Games. The games will see at least ten Youth Clubs take part in a series of soccer, basketball and tug-of-war competitions that is sure to prove as competitive and exciting as previous years. Away from the courts young people will be able to enjoy spend time with their friends and colleagues from across County Limerick, with Limerick Youth Service having a number of surprises in store! ‘The Laff Caff, Southside Youth Café will be opened for young people and volunteers who feel they need to get away from the excitement,’ said Joe Walsh, Limerick Youth Service. ”We will also have beauticians, ice breaker workshops, pool tables and music taster session to keep the masses entertained,” added Mr. Walsh, West Limerick Youth Club Support Worker. Youth Clubs are advised that registration will start at 19.30hrs, with the cost of entry fee of €5 per young person with a fee of €7.50 if they are from the same family. If you would like more information about the Youth Games please contact Joe Walsh at joew@limerickyouthservice or at 083-3718793. Infolink would like to wish all the young people the very best in what promises to be a fun filled evening at The Factory.

EVERGREEN RAMBLING HOUSE: The next get-together will take place on Friday, November 22, between 8.00pm and 10.30pm. Please join us. Admission €5, and includes a cuppa.