Mar 2

Pat Hartnett

Reporter:

Pat Hartnett

CARDS: The results of last weeks card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st and 2nd divided, with eight games each, John Upton and Liam Corbett , Danny Barry and Brendan Kelly. Table prizes Kathleen O’Gorman and Nell Culhane, Pat Lynch and Richard Liston, Con and Esther Horgan. Raffle Peter Culhane x2, John O’Shea, Con Horgan, Donal Mulcahy. The card game continues every Wednesday night at 9pm.

CARDS: The results of last weeks card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st and 2nd divided, with eight games each, John Upton and Liam Corbett , Danny Barry and Brendan Kelly. Table prizes Kathleen O’Gorman and Nell Culhane, Pat Lynch and Richard Liston, Con and Esther Horgan. Raffle Peter Culhane x2, John O’Shea, Con Horgan, Donal Mulcahy. The card game continues every Wednesday night at 9pm.

AEROBICS: The aerobics class at Monagea Parish Hall is attracting very big numbers. This is a great opportunity to get rid of those extra few pounds and feel much better. Why not get a few friends together and come along and make it a social occasion. The class runs from 7.30 to 8.30pm every Tuesday night.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: The next Sunday Afternoon Tea Dancing will take place at Monagea Parish Hall on this Sunday March 3rd from 3 to 6pm. Music will be provided by the Premier Blue Boys. A great evening’s entertainment is assured. Refreshments will be served.

WEST GAA ALL STARS: The West Limerick GAA all-star awards for 2012 will be presented at a dinner and dance in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on this Saturday night March 2nd. Monagea have two award winners this year. Conor Murphy was awarded the Junior A football all-star and Kevin Brosnan was the U21 A football winner. Conor is following in the footsteps of his brother William who was the 2001 Junior A football all-star.

TROCAIRE: A representative from the Cork office of Trocaire spoke at masses in Monagea last weekend. She outlined some of the major projects that Trocaire have undertaken during their forty years. She thanked the people for their very generous support in the past and looked forward to your support again this year. Even though we are in the midst of an economic recession here, we are infinitely better off them millions that Trocaire help. She appealed to everyone to take a trocaire box and put as much as possible in it during lent.

CRY LAUNCH: A large crowd attended the launch of the charity walk/run/cycle in aid of CRY and in memory of Niamh Herlihy and Darra O’Donovan last Wednesday night in the Community centre. Niamh and Darra’s families are organising this event and are hoping to raise much needed funds for the CRY centre. CRY stands for Cardiac Risk in the Young, the centre does research and also provides testing for cardiac problems for families that have suffered the loss of a family member. It is located in Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.

The charity event takes place on the 4th of May from Monagea community centre and consists of a 10km walk/run and an 80km cycle. Anyone who wishes to take part can get a sponsorship card or can make a donation on the day. The sponsorship cards are in circulation since the launch so please support if you can, also if anyone wants a card they are available from Liam Herlihy or Clare Scanlan.

We would like to thank everyone who turned up to the launch, friends and neighbours, the Limerick County hurlers and footballers, the local cycling clubs and the athletic club and to councillors Jerome Scanlan and Michael Collins for lending their support. We will be holding regular meetings and we will be looking for volunteers to help out on the day also. Please keep an eye on the paper for more details.

LIMERICK GAA CLUB DRAW: The first draw in this year’s Limerick GAA club draw is due to be held on this Friday night, March 1st. The remaining nine draws will take place on the first Friday night from April to December. The cost of the draw is €10 per month or €100 in total. There are twenty eight cash prizes each month. The top four prizes are €15,000, €5,000, €2,000, €1,000. The next four prizes are €500 and there are twenty prizes of €250. In the months of April, May, June and July there are special prizes of Munster final and All Ireland final tickets. To join contact any club member.

DANCING: The weekly dancing classes at Monagea Parish Hall continue every Thursday night from 8.30 to 10.30pm. If you want to practice your steps or improve your standard then come along and bring a friend. Everyone welcome.

QUIZ: Monagea GAA club would like to extend a very sincere thanks to everyone who supported their table quiz at the pub in Strand on Friday night last. A grand total of €923 was raised for cancer research. A special word of thanks to Tom and Geraldine for the hospitality on the night, to those who set the questions, asked the questions and corrected the papers. Thanks also to those who donated spot prizes and anyone who helped in any way to ensure a very successful and enjoyable night was had by all. There were fourteen tables taking part making it one of the best supported for some time.

DIALYSIS UNIT FUNDRAISER: A fundraising night of music, song, dance and storytelling will be held at the Flag Floor Rambling House, Carrigkerry on this Friday night March 1st at 9.30pm. All the proceeds of the night will go to the Dialysis Unit of the Mid West Regional Hospital, Limerick. All support, for this very worthy cause, would be greatly appreciated. Tea and refreshments will be served.

DRAMA FESTIVAL: Knockaderry Drama Society will hold their first ever drama festival over the next two weekends. There will be six plays performed there each weekend. It opens on this Friday night March 1st, with another play on each of Saturday and Sunday nights. Three more plays will be performed on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Season tickets for all six plays can be got at €40 each or €10 per night.

SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY: In our recent thank you note for those who helped with the senior citizens party the name of Michael Collins was inadvertently omitted. Michael joined with Tom O’Donoghue and Pat Sheahan to provide the music.

WL102FM AWARDS NIGHT: Mick Flavin will provide the backing band at this year’s awards ceremony to be held at the Devon Inn on Monday, March 11 next. Some of the award winners include Jason Travers, Trudie Lawlor, Gary Gamble, Micheal Collins, Crystal Swing and Sean Brennan. That’s only a flavour of the talent that’s being honoured on the night. Doors open 7.45pm; show starts 8.30pm, admission €15. Further information from 06966200.

KNOCKFIERNA RAMBLING HOUSE: The very popular Knockfierna Rambling House will hold a special night of storytelling, music, singing etc at Kilfinny Community hall on next Friday March 1st at 8pm. A wonderful night’s entertainment is guaranteed. There is no admission fee. All are welcome.

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Listowel Community College are holding an Open Day on Wednesday next March 6th from 2pm - 7pm. All welcome to talk to the staff about all the courses on offer here at Listowel Community College, from Post Primary Education, Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses and VTOS. Complimentary tea/coffee will be available. Ring the school on 06821023 or www.Listowelcc.ie for further details.