Cappamore Jan 25

Bilboa AC Lotto: Draw 20/01/14 .-Numbers drawn were 7 – 21 – 22 – 26. No Jackpot winner. 2 Match 3 winners received €100 each.

Bilboa AC Lotto: Draw 20/01/14 .-Numbers drawn were 7 – 21 – 22 – 26. No Jackpot winner. 2 Match 3 winners received €100 each.

The Leahys c/o Mary, Croughlahan

Laura McCarthy, c/o Stasia Murphy.

Next Jackpot is €2,400, with draw at Clubhouse.

Progressive ’45 Results: Monday 20th. January. First Prize: Dick Laffan, John Ryan 2nd Prize: Pat O Connor, Patsy Laffan; Louis Ryan, Paddy Owens; Jim Ryan, John Redfern. Table Prizes: Philip Grant, Mike Maher; Canice Ryan, T Ryan.

Green & Gold Lotto- Cappamore GAA: Draw took place on14th. January for Jackpot of €3,000. Numbers Drawn were 8, 9, 12, 23. There was no Jackpot winner. 10 lucky dip winners of €20 each were: Conor Lenane c/o Joe Lonergan; Sheila O Dwyer,Main St.; Jack Price c/o Mike Lonergan; Seamus Fleming c/o Neighbours Bar; Maria Campbell, Towerhill; Emma O Dea, Towerhill; Tara O Malley c/o Mark Treacy; Hugh McLoughlin, Farnane; John Purcell c/o Matthew O Malley; Eileen Ryan, Coologue, Pallasgreen.

Cappamore Camogie Club: Cappamore Camogie club would like to thank most sincerely all those who supported us in our recent fundraiser for Hazel Parrott. Thanks to those who bought tickets. There was a great turnout on the night and the generosity of the whole community is greatly appreciated.

Our registration night is on Friday 24th January at 7.00p.m. in the Community Centre. We are hoping that all age groups will register on that night. All new members are welcome.

Wanted: Kind responsible families are needed to look after French, Spanish and German teenagers during summer holidays. For more information contact Jane O Regan at 087 6576 427

Cappamore Show: To progress the ideas that were forthcoming at the last meeting there will be a further meeting of the full committee in the Community Centre on Tuesday 24 January 2014 at 8.30p.m. This will be a big year of celebration as the 60th Show will take place on Saturday 16th August.

Joan Blackwell: Joan Blackwell, Convent View and former Matron of Limerick Regional Hospital passed away peacefully at Caherass Nursing Home, Croom just before Christmas.

She was born in 1932, the year of Eucharistic Congress. She undertook her nursing training in the Mater Hospital, Dublin and later returned to the Regional Hospital in Limerick where she worked for 40 years. She progressed up through the ranks and reached the pinnacle of her career when she became Matron in 1979. During her time off from a busy working life she loved to travel and visited a broad spectrum of countries along with her sister, Janie. Nevertheless she always loved to return to Cappamore and had a great affinity with the local people . When she eventually retired from her professional work in 1995 she returned to live in Cappamore, across from the churchwhich she visited many time a day. Failing health meant that she had to become resident at Caherass Nursing Home, where she was given excellent care and attention by Staff and management. Following Requiem Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Cappamore her burial took place in Abington cemetery.

Margaret Buckley: She was born Maggie O Donnell, on 1st May 1919 in Ballinahinch, but her mother died when she was only 4 years and she moved along with her brother and sister to Templemore where they were cared for by their aunt. She married Christy Buckley in 1950 and eventually settled in Clonteen. They had 4 children, Margaret, Stasia, Brigid and Jimmy. Sadly they lost their son, Jimmy in 1977 in a car accident at age of 19. This had a traumatic effect on their lives . Her husband, Christy died suddenly 24 years ago.

In spite of all these setbacks in her life Maggie lived to the great age of 94 and was fortunate to be able to live an independent life at her own home with the help of her family and her faithful home help. She relinquished this independence on August 7th last when due to illness she moved from Regional Hospital to St. Anthony’s Nursing Home, Pallasgreen where she died peacefully on January 8th. Following Requiem Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Cappamore her funeral took place to Doon cemetery.

Tommy Deere: Tommy (Nomie) Deere of Croughlahan passed away on 16th January, peacefully at his home where he had lived for almost 93 years. He was a very quiet, unassuming, hard working man and he worked for many years with the council on the cottages. He was a great follower of the GAA and was photographed at the end of last year with the McCarthy Cup at his home. Indeed I’m informed he watched the 2007 All –Ireland hurling final from a Corporate box in Croke Park.

At 86 years of age he applied for his first passport. He was going to Fatima. The following year he was on the plane again, when he attended a family wedding in Madrid.

Nomie was laid to rest in Doon cemetery following Requiem Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Cappamore. He is survived by his nephew, nieces, relatives and friends

Recent Death: The death has taken place in Shrewsbury, England on 19th January of Margaret Cox(nee O Connell) formerly Turagh.