May 11

Martin Naughton 087-

Reporter:

Martin Naughton 087-

CASTLE GOLF SOCIETY: Twenty seven members of the Society travelled to Nenagh Golf Club on Saturday April 27, to play their second outing of the season. There were many positives contributing to making it a wonderful day for the player’s enjoyment: a glorious sunny morning that promised and delivered, the opportunity for players to improve their position on the G.O.Y. table, a plentiful supply of good natured banter and a high level of expectancy for a good performance from each player from a quality field. The course was in a superb condition, thanks to the green-keepers who, after an extremely harsh winter displayed all their knowledge and expertise in restoring the course to its former high standard. Players responded with spells of admirable golf and a high level of competitiveness which was reflected in the scoring with only two points separating the top four prizewinners. Noel Ryan displayed a level of golfing talent that raised the bar sufficiently to claim the first prize with a brilliant score of 36 points. Congratulations to Noel. Declan Ahern’s consistency yielded an excellent score of 35 points to take the second prize. Eddie Madden powered his way to a comfortable 35 points and was rewarded with third place. Seamus Keane had an impressive 34 points to deservedly win the 4th prize. The presentation of prizes took place in Charcos later that evening. Noel Ryan, Captain of the Society, welcomed all those present and said he was delighted with the outing. Noel thanked the Walpoles for their hospitality, the players for their support and the committee for their efficiency, and those who helped in any way. He congratulated all the prizewinners. The results are as follows: 1st prize, Noel Ryan with 36 points; 2nd prize, Declan Ahern, with 35 points; 3rd prize, Eddie Madden, with 35 points; 4th prize, Seamus Keane, with 34 points; front nine, Tim McCarthy, with 23 points; back nine, Ger Carroll, with 18 points; nearest the pin, Michael O’Mahony; longest drive, Willie Reddy. Next outing will be at Castletroy Golf Club on this Saturday. Tee time 10.00 to 11.30.am

CASTLE GOLF SOCIETY: Twenty seven members of the Society travelled to Nenagh Golf Club on Saturday April 27, to play their second outing of the season. There were many positives contributing to making it a wonderful day for the player’s enjoyment: a glorious sunny morning that promised and delivered, the opportunity for players to improve their position on the G.O.Y. table, a plentiful supply of good natured banter and a high level of expectancy for a good performance from each player from a quality field. The course was in a superb condition, thanks to the green-keepers who, after an extremely harsh winter displayed all their knowledge and expertise in restoring the course to its former high standard. Players responded with spells of admirable golf and a high level of competitiveness which was reflected in the scoring with only two points separating the top four prizewinners. Noel Ryan displayed a level of golfing talent that raised the bar sufficiently to claim the first prize with a brilliant score of 36 points. Congratulations to Noel. Declan Ahern’s consistency yielded an excellent score of 35 points to take the second prize. Eddie Madden powered his way to a comfortable 35 points and was rewarded with third place. Seamus Keane had an impressive 34 points to deservedly win the 4th prize. The presentation of prizes took place in Charcos later that evening. Noel Ryan, Captain of the Society, welcomed all those present and said he was delighted with the outing. Noel thanked the Walpoles for their hospitality, the players for their support and the committee for their efficiency, and those who helped in any way. He congratulated all the prizewinners. The results are as follows: 1st prize, Noel Ryan with 36 points; 2nd prize, Declan Ahern, with 35 points; 3rd prize, Eddie Madden, with 35 points; 4th prize, Seamus Keane, with 34 points; front nine, Tim McCarthy, with 23 points; back nine, Ger Carroll, with 18 points; nearest the pin, Michael O’Mahony; longest drive, Willie Reddy. Next outing will be at Castletroy Golf Club on this Saturday. Tee time 10.00 to 11.30.am

STUDENT MASS: “The Parish Pastoral Council are arranging a special Mass/service for all students who will be undergoing exams in the coming months. This special mass/service will take place at 7.30pm, on this Saturday, at St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell. We welcome all students and their families to attend and participate in this special service. We would be delighted for students or family members to participate in the Mass by getting involved in any of the following - liturgy, prayers of the faithful, music or gifts. Those interested in getting involved should email us at: updates@castleconnellparish.ie “

THANKS: The parishioners of All Saint’s Church, Castleconnell wish to express their thanks to all who contributed and supported their fundraising event last Sunday week.

HEALING RETREAT: Maranatha Prayer Ministry Invites you for the Healing Retreat through the Ministry of Rev. Fr. Liam Kelly, O.F.M., Ennis, and Aidan Gallagher, E.W.T.N., Ireland, enriched with the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Word of God, Healing Mass, Praise and Worship, Confession, and Spirit Filled Music by the lively Maranatha Gospel Choir on Pentecost Sunday 19th May, 2013 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea sandwiches, buns in hall after. Everyone welcome