NICKER NATIONAL SCHOOL FIRST COMMUNION: Congratulations to the boys and girls in second Class who celebrated their first Communion last Saturday. Sincere thanks to their teacher, Ms Siobhan English and to the staff and pupils who helped to make the occasion so memorable for all. The following are the boys and girls who made their First ommunion: Patrick Bailey, Robert Corbett, Hannah Cosgrave, Holly Cosgrave, Sarah Dillon, Chloe Fraher, Ernest Garbacz, Emilia ildebrandt ,Fiona Keogh, Josh Mc Mahon, Billy O’Brien, Dennis O’Connell, Aoife Purcell and Jimmy Stokes
AUCTION OF PARISH HOUSE: The auction of the parish house in Moymore takes place on Wednesday, May 29 at 3.30pm in the Community Centre. All enquiries to our auctioneers Helen McCormack, 51 Upper William Street, Limerick 061446066 or Matthew Ryan, Bank Place, Tipperary Town 06251211.
PALLASGREEN YOUTH CLUB FASHION SHOW: allasgreen Youth Club is presenting a Fashion Show in the Community Centre on This Sunday 12th of May. This show will be displaying the latest fashion trends from some of the top shops in Munster, under the xpertise of Fashion & Creative Consultant Grainne Vaughan.There will also be numerous stalls available on the night if you wish to purchase a few bits and bobs. Spot prizes on the night. Tickets are €10 each and are available from Youth Club members and leaders.
MONSIGNOR TOBY ENGLISH-GOLDEN JUBILEE: Congratulations to Monsignor Toby English, formerly of Templebraden, now resident in Los Angeles, California on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee. He was ordained 50 years ago on May 1st 1963 and celebrated his First Mass in Ireland in Templebraden Church. We wish him continued health and happiness in his retirement.
NOVENA AT BARNA GROTTO: May is the Month of our Lady. There will be a Novena at the Grotto in Barna for Nine Nights where the Rosary will be recited. This will commence on Sunday May 12th at 8pm to Sunday May 20th. Families are encouraged to set up their own May alter in their home. The Legion of Mary welcomes new members for their Junior and Senior Praesidiums. Juniors May join from First Communion age upwards. The Junior Praesidiums meet each Sunday evening for an hour at 7.30pm. Senior Praesidium meetings are held each Tuesday evening at 8pm. Both meetings take place in Garrydoolis National School. For more details please contact Bridget O’Driscoll on 087-6305889 or Eileen Egan 086-3192191.
SYMPATHY: Sympathies are extended to Frances Ryan of Garranbeg on the passing of her Brother Edmund (Ned) Ryan of St Patrick’s Ave Tipperary Town last weekend. Funeral was from Whelan’s Funeral to St Michael’s Church Tipperary. Following requiem Mass Internment took place in St Michael’s Cemetery. Sympathies to his relatives and friends.
CHURCH RENOVATION DRAW: Sincere thanks to all who have joined this year’s draw. The first draw will now take place on Friday 17th May. Promoters are asked to return tickets and money to Fr Burns as soon as possible please. We appeal to anyone who may be able to sell a ticket or two to do son in the coming weeks.
LOCAL ATHLETES: On Friday 3rd May Doneraile ran a 5K and Tom Blackburn of Moreabbey Milers who was second in our Knockane Run last week did one better coming home in 17.25. A total of 210 runners took part. We had just one parish competitor who almost slipped below the radar but Ciaran Ryan hot on the heals of his fine Knockane run last week came home in a time of 23.37 in 63rd place. The main body of runners were heading to Limerick on Sunday for the Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) &10K and what a day it turned out to be. Over 10, 500 runners in total. There were a total of 1.822 runners in the half marathon. The Course started in the Peoples Park/ Hartstonge Street area, going south past Old Crescent Rugby Club, then to Rosbrien Road on to Dooradoyle, RaheenChurch and into Raheen Industrial Estate. Next it was over the new Ballinacurra Fly over, down O’ Connell Avenue via Glenworth Street, Henry Street and out of the city via Sarsfield Bridge to The Gaelic Grounds and South Circular Road. With just 6 miles more to go we were taken on a tour of Limerick hot spots - King John’s Castle, Thomond Bridge, Sarsfield Bridge, The Treaty Stone,, Thomand Park Stadium....and back to the city centre finishing up O’ Connell Street. The heat in the early part of the run was a killer (see 1233th position finisher) but the huge enthusiastic crowds lined the streets and Limerick was at her best and put on a great show. The pre run whispering had Seamus Hayes fancied for the first Pallasgreen runner home singlet. He was seen downloading the Paddy Power App prior to the off and a big smile at the end. This much “race within a race” event could not be described as a contest has seen Declan O’ Connor undefeated to date. What a champion he has been, race after race and if he was to hand it over, well who better than Cloughadereen man, Seamus Hayes. Declan hit the front early with Seamus and Denis O’ Connor staying together in the main bunch. At the eight mile mark Seamus pulled away but it was only in the final 200 meters he hauled in Declan and passed him entering the Shannon Bridge sprinting to the finish. The winning time was 1.08.44 - Sergio Clobanu with Knockane winner - Michael Shannon in second in a time of 1.11.14. We only recognise the feat of Seamus (who played a GAA game the night before) and Declan who finished in 74 (1.31.49) and 78th (1.32.30) respectively when you consider there were 1.822 participants. Brother Denis was “cock a hoop” afterwards having come in 105th (1.34.43) in his very first marathon and the smile said it all. The first Knockane man was in 306th - Neil McConnell in a great time of 1.43.22. Pa Connell was 510th in 1.49.21 with Denis O’ Dwyer putting in a personal best in 593th positon (1.51.41) followed by Oliver Ryan in 647th (1.53.35) and the oldest parish competiior almost out on his legs at the end : P.J. Quirke 1233th in 2.07.38. Special mention to Marita Barrett in her first half marathon home in 1338th in 2.11.06 and the only parish female runner. Ann Hayes and Richard Hayes were our only competitors in the 10K and improved on their personal best times. Hats off to John O’ Dea who competed his first marathon in a time of 4.04.15. Thats a lot of milking time for John who farms in Kilteely.
O’DWYER’S BAR GOLF SOCIETY: The next outing of the Society will take place on Saturday May 18th in Thurles Golf Club. Tee time is reserved from 9.30pm to 10 .30am. For timesheet you can contact the Bar 384295 or Tom O’Dea 087-9220906.
TEACH RAMBLING HOUSE: The Final Rambling House before the Summer break will take place at The Teach on Friday May 10th, from 9 to 11pm. This will be a Children’s and families Rambling House, as promised, and all are welcome. Beginners, improvers and accomplished performers most welcome.Children must be accompanied by adults.
GARRYDOOLIS NS PARENTS ASSOCIATION: Garrydoolis NSPA are holding a clothing/textile collection of any clean clothes, bedlinen, towels. Also shoes. Belts, bags and soft toys. No household bric a brac please. Friday May 17, 3pm drop off outside Garrydoolis NS.
ST FINTAN’S CBS DOON- CLOSING CEREMONY: The closing ceremony for St Fintan’s CBS takes place on this Sunday 12th May 2013. There will be concelebrated Mass on the School grounds at 2pm followed by a book launch, flag lowering ceremony, entertainment and refreshments. All are welcome.
ST ANTHONY’S NURSING HOME TEA PARTY: The Residents of St Anthony’s Nursing Home invite you all to join them for tea on A Day TO REMEMBER ALZHIMERS RESIDENTS on This Thursday 9th May from 6pm to 7pm
KNOCKAINEY AFC FESTIVAL 2013: Knockainey AFC is celebrating its 20 year anniversary by holding a Festival this June bank holiday weekend to celebrate youth, sport and community. We have come together with Bruff Rugby Club to use there excellent facilities.
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No winner April 29th Draw. Jackpot Draw of €5,450. Numbers drawn were 126.96.36.199. Lucky Dip Winners: Joe Franklin, Orla Leonard, Colin Samworth, Liam McMahon, Adam Lynn.
Knockane GAA Lotto: No winner April 29th Draw. Numbers drawn were188.8.131.52. Lucky Dip Winners: Mike McCarthy, Darren Murphy, Sean Buckley, Kevin & Marie C/O Nash’s Bar. Seller’s Prize. Denny McCarthy.
GAA NEWS: Congratulations to all Pallasgreen Juvenile Club members who made their First Communion last weekend. Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part. On Tuesday night last, Pallasgreen had a good win against Naomh Brid winning by a score of 2-19 to three points. Scorers were: Colin Ryan 0-7 (6 frees), Christian O ‘Dwyer 1-1, Brian McCarthy 0-4, Brian Fanning 0-3 (1 free), Dion Wallace 1-0, Pierce O’Dwyer 0-2, Alan Cosgrave and Robert Laffan 0-1 each. Saturday, May 5th saw Pallasgreen return to the Senior Football Championship, playing Newcastle West in Kilmallock. Unfortunately the lads didn’t do themselves justice on the night, losing by a score of 1-10 to 0-6.. Scorers were: Kevin Barry 0-3 (all frees), Seamus Mulcahy (0-2), Aidan Shanahan 0-1 (free). On Sunday Pallagreen Junior footballers faced Ahane in the East League. A slow start saw Pallasgreen trailing by 2-6 to two points at half time. The players picked up the pace in the second half and performed much the stronger team. However the lead was too large to gap and Ahane won out by a score of 3-7 to nine points. Scorers were: Dwane O’Carroll 0-4, Joe O’Keeffe 0-3 (1 free), Raymond Roche and Paul McMahon 0-1 each David Hannon was in sparkling form as he notched 2-8 out of Pallas’s total of 2-16 as they defeated Dromcollogher/Broadford in Co U16 Hurling championship in Pallas last Monday evening 2-16 to 3-6. The new season’s training and matches are well under way. New members are always welcome. Hurling Training for U6, U8 & U10 every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. Football Training for U6, U8 & U10 every Sunday morning at 11am. For information on training for U12, U14, U16 contact 087-2755690. Our fourth annual club sponsored walk will take place on Sunday the 19th May at 2pm from the field. This will be followed by refreshments and skills/games for all players. Sponsorship cards available at the various training sessions.