MINOR FOOTBALLERS WIN COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: A Ryan Deere point five minutes from the end captured the County A Minor football title after a gripping game with St Senans/Ballysteen in Rathkeale last Week. Determination, great team work and hunger were the ingredients for this wonderful success
The game started brightly for the westerners and they looked the polished item, but David Hannon had the first score a point from play. The combination from the West responded with five points in succession to leave them comfortably ahead 0-1 to 0-5. A lifeline for Pallas came after when a speculative shot to the goalmouth by Darren Cosgrave was dropped by the goalkeeper and David Hannon pounced for the game only goal. A further point by Joe Keogh left the scoreline at half time 1-2 to 0-7 in the Westerners favour. On the resumption, Ryan Deere put the minimum between the sides with a free. The combination outfit added another point before another Ryan Deere free again leaving the minimum in it. The game was now entering a critical period and the lads were the more hungry and determined. Alan Cosgrave lifted their confidence when he equalised with a point from play. But with five minutes left on the clock Ryan Deere kicked a majestic point from play to put us ahead.
St Senans/Ballysteen had numerous chances to level the tie but failed and the cup headed to East Limerick on a 1-6 to 0-8 scoreline.
Scorers; D Hannon 1-1, R Deere 0-3, A Cosgrave 0-1, J Keogh 0-1
Team; Dion Wallace, Brian McCarthy, Colin Ryan, PJ Butler, John Ryan, Brian Fanning, Joseph Keogh, Darragh Fanning, Eddie Gammell, Conor Roche, Darren Cosgrave, Alan Cosgrave, David Hannon , Ryan Deere, Darren Roche. Subs: Robert Laffan, Adam Ryan, Shane Murphy.
Best wishes to the team attempt to make it a county A double as they play Murroe/Boher in the hurling final this Sunday in Claughaun at 12noon (Time and venue going to print)
ROSARY IN THE GRAVEYARDS: Rosary in the Graveyards for Sunday November 17th & 24th ; St Columbas 2.30pm and Ballinaclough 3pm. Old Pallas 2.30pm and Templebraden 3pm.
ANNUAL MASS FOR ALL WHO HAVE DIED SINCE NOVEMBER 2012: This Mass will be celebrated on Sunday November 17th at 11.30am. All those whose names are on the Tree of Life will be remembered at this Mass. All who have lost an immediate family member living in the parish or elsewhere will be invited to bring forward a Memorial Candle in his or her memory during Mass.
PTDA CHRISTMAS FAIR: Then Christmas Fair will take on Sunday 8th December in the Community Centre from 2pm to 5pm. Santa will be present, the children’s art and fancy dress competitions are again taking place. Also lots of stalls and other wonderful attractions, Stall holders, who wish to take a table(s). are asked to contact Joanne Beary at 086 1659774 as soon as possible to ensure you have a place on the day. If anyone has an empty hamper basket and would be happy to donate it to the PTDA please ring Joanne at the above number or Ann O’Dwyer at 087 989310 or Siobhan English at 087 2852155
SPONSORED WALK: “Walk With Him” The organisers of Passion 2014 will hold a Sponsored Walk on Saturday November 23rd at 1pm starting outside the Community Centre to raise much needed funds for their project next Easter. Already work on rehearsals, publicising, advertising, costumes etc is taking place for this unique and massive undertaking. The project Group will carry out next Easter is to re-create the Passion of Jesus Christ by re-enacting his final hours from his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane to his eventual crucifixion on Good Friday. We want our audience to experience and have an understanding of the extraordinary sacrifice of Jesus Christ for mankind. We firmly believe that this project will be something that people will still be talking about many years from now as the cast and crew are determined to produce something that will be truly memorable! All support would be greatly appreciated and all are welcome.
BALLYHOURA RURAL SERVICES: Ballyhoura Rural Services are hosting an event in Kilbehenny Community Hall on Friday November 22nd to celebrate Ireland’s 40 year membership of the EU. Guest speakers include Phil Prendergast MEP and Aidan Gleeson Chairperson of County Limerick IFA. There will be various workshops and exhibits available. Light lunch will be followed by afternoon dancing to Heart to Heart. The event commences at 10.30 am. For further details and bookings contact Kay Kennedy at 061 383666 or 08637754202.
OLD PALLAS GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE TABLE QUIZ: A table quiz to raise funds for the upkeep of Old Pallas graveyard will be held in O’Dwyer’s bar on this Friday night 15th November starting at 9pm. Your support would be very welcome. We are all indebted to this hard working committee for the wonderful way the graveyard is being maintained
THANKS-SARSFIELD 320 COMMITTEE: Sincere thanks to the Sarsfield 320 Committee for the generous donation towards the renovation of Templebraden Church. It is very much appreciated.
GARRYDOOLIS NS PARENTS ASSOC UPCOMING EVENTS: Bake Sale including Coffee Morning and Raffle on Sunday Nov 24th at 11am in Garrydoolis NS. Clothing/textile on Thursday Nov 28th, drop off at 3pm outside Garrydoolis NS. Clean unwanted clothes, bedlinen, towels, also shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. No bric-a- brac please. Your support is much appreciated
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No Winner Mon Nov 4th lotto jackpot draw of €9,500. Numbers drawn were; 22.214.171.124.Lucky Dip Winners; Jenna & Marie Gammell, James Flynn, Josie Ryan(Bob), Helen Gleeson, Margaret McMahon
KNOCKANE GAA Lotto: Congratulations to Eileen Jones who won €9,100 ! Numbers drawn were; 126.96.36.199. Ticket sold by Joan O’Sullivan. Lucky dip winners; Bobby Ryan, Amy O’Dea, Kevin & Marie and Darren Murphy. Sellers prize Pat Ryan.
GAA NEWS: Last Sunday saw our U-21s travel the short distance to Oola to face Cappamore in the East final. Conditions were against both teams in what proved to be a scrappy match. Pallasgreen took the early lead with a point from Ryan Deere, but this spurred on Cappamore who scored 1-3 without reply. At times in the first half our goalkeeper, Colin Ryan kept Pallasgreen in the match pulling off a number of fine saves. Late in the first half Pallasgreen discovered their shooting boots to score three points bringing the half-time score to 1-3 to 0-4 in favour of Cappamore.
The second half saw Pallasgreen dominate possession, but waste some very good chances, until the ball fell to Darren Roche at corner forward, whose enterprise ensured that Pallasgreen restored the lead with a goal. Cappamore struck back with a point of their own, but once Pallasgreen scented the lead they never looked back. Two points from brothers Pa and Owen Roche either side of a Cappamore point ensured that Pallasgreen won the game by the slimmest of margins, 1-6 to 1-5.
Team: Colin Ryan, Brian McCarthy, Mickey Gammell, Ciaran Ryan, Owen Roche(0-1), Pa Roche (0-1), John Ryan, Liam O’Dea, Eddie Gammell, Duane O’Carroll, Darren Cosgrave(0-2), Philip Roche, Darren Roche (1-0), Ryan Deere (0-2, frees), Paudie O’Dwyer. Sub: Cristian O’Dwyer.
Scor na nOg: Pallasgreen GAA are seeking members to compete in this years Scór na nÓg competition. Anyone interested please contact Kevin Dillon on 0863396545. The East final will be held in Pallasgreen Community Centre on Friday November 22nd at 7.30 pm. As it is on in the parish it would be great to have a strong local representation and all support is welcome on the night. Limerick GAA are having a night at the dogs on Friday 22nd November. Admission cost is €10 including entry into buster race with music by Paddies after racing. Bus will be organised if enough interest at a cost of €10, please contact David McGuinness on (087)2677674 if you are interested in purchasing a ticket.
Pallasgreen GAA Bingo: is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part.
SYMPATHY: The GAA club would like to extend its sympathy to the wife & family of the late Pat Courtney former Garda, stationed at Pallasgreen in the 50’s and who also lined out for the Pallasgreen football team on many occasions. The late Pat won a County Junior football title with Pallasgreen in 1956 when Pallas defeated St Patrick’s at Kilmallock 4-7 to 0-1. Pat lined out at fullback and also on the team were; L Ryan, W O’Dwyer, W Franklin, D McGrath, J Bourke, C O’Dwyer, P Kennedy, D Riordan, E Stokes, M O’Brien, J McCormack, M Corbett, R Ryan, J English, J Carr, J Murphy, N Stokes, J Stokes.
Funeral was from O’Shea’s funeral home Killarney to St Mary’s Cathedral. Following requiem Mass Interment took place in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery. Sympathies to his wife Claire, sons Shane, Eamon, Padraic, Feargal and Cian, sister Mary, brother Donal, relatives and many friends. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.