First Communion: The children from first class in Bohermore School will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday next May 11 in Bohermore Church. On Saturday May 18 it will be the turn of the children in first class in Caherelly School both ceremonies will be at 11.00am. Best wishes to both classes and hope the weather will be fine for them.
St Kevin’s Community Games: St Kevin’s Community Games held its Annual Sports Day on Monday, 6 May last in South Liberties GAA pitch. St Kevin’s Community Games is an independent voluntary organisation, which provides opportunities for children and helps them to grow and develop in a positive and healthy way while experiencing a wide range of activities. St Kevin’s incorporates the areas of Ballybricken, Bohermore, Knockea, Donoughmore and parts of Roxboro. Congratulations to all children who participated on the day and in particular to those who won medals. The weather remained fine and dry for the day and a great day was had by all. Some of the local winners include:
U5 Girls 60m first Nicole McInerney
U5 Boys 60m second John Pratt; U7 Boys 60m second Joseph Teefy;
U8 Girls 60m first Katie Buckley, third Katie Bridges
U8 Boys 80m second Alan O’Connor, third Niall Martin;
U10 Girls 100m third Maeve Hurley, U10 Girls 200m third Maeve Hurley;
U10 Boys 100m second Liam Bridges, U10 Boys 200m second Liam Bridges;
U12 Girls 100m third Ava O’Connor, U12 Girls 600m second Ava O’Connor;
U12 Boys 100m second Luke Buckley;
U12 Boys 600m first Darragh Hogan, second Michaél Martin
Camogie: Congratulations to local girl Niamh Ryan who was full back on the Limerick Camogie Team who defeated Kildare by 3-14 to 0-10 in the Division 2 Final of the National Camogie league last Sunday in Birr. It was a great win for them. Niamh plays her Club Camogie with Bruff. Limerick had not won the competition in seven years and they will play in Division 1 next year and are also looking forward to the intermediate championship which will commence in June.
Great Limerick Run: Congratulations to all locally who participated in the marathon, half marathon and 10K run in the Great Limerick Run last Sunday. Congratulations also to all the local children who participated in the Children’s Fun Run on Saturday last, a great time was had by all.
Knockainey AFC: Knockainey AFC is celebrating its 20 year anniversary by holding a Festival the June bank holiday weekend to celebrate youth, sport and community. They have come together with Bruff Rugby Club to use their excellent facilities.
Program of Events for the Weekend: Friday, 31 May: Jimmy Buckley & his Band. Doors open at 8:30pm. Saturday, 1 June: 1pm - 5km Fun Run/Walk & 10km Run. Registration from 12pm.
2pm - Family Fun Day
8pm - Poker Classic
Sunday, 2 June: 1pm - Food/Craft Fair
3pm - Monster Bingo €2,000 Jackpot
9pm - Parish Social with music by Nightfall & friends
Monster raffle running all weekend with the draw on Sunday night at 10pm.Tickets are now on sale for the main attraction Jimmy Buckley & his band on May 31st in the marquee at Bruff RFC. Please call the ticket office to book your tickets on 086-1553449 or check out www.knockaineyafc.ie for more festival details.
GAA Lotto: There was no winner of the jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 21 and 27. Lucky Dip winners were Brian Gavin, Joe Teefy (Jnr), David Mc Namara and Jamie Collins. The Jackpot is now €2,300 and the next draw will take place at clubhouse on Monday May 13 at 8.00 pm. Tickets can be purchased from Scanlons Shop, local promoters and online at www.ballybrickenbohermoregaa.ie
GAA News: The Intermediate Hurlers play Mungret in the first round of the Championship on Sunday next May 12 in Claughan at 2.00pm.
The Junior B Hurlers lost to Murroe Boher in the League on Thursday night last May 2 in Boher.
Minor Hurlers (Naomh Brid) played their second match of the year against Pallas and despite competing well, a stronger Pallas side won comprehensively in the end. There is now a break for the leaving cert and matches will re-commence at the end of June.
Our U16 Footballers played St Senans on Monday last April 29 in Caherelly. St Senans got off to a very strong start and had built up a comprehensive lead by half time. Despite a resurgence in the second half and outscoring St Senans by 2 points it was too little too late and St Senans came away with the win.
Our U15 Hurlers had a comprehensive over Caherline on Wednesday even last in Caherconlish.
The U12 footballers took on Blackrock in Caherelly last Thursday evening and after an entertaining game of football with some excellent scores from both sides we ended losing out in the closing minutes. Next up for the U12s is a hurling match against Ballinacurra Gaels in Caherelly next Thursday evening.