Church News: Mass in Broadford for the month of September will be on Sunday mornings at 9.30am. Reader for Sunday September 29th is Helen Kelly and the Eucharistic Ministers are Rita Higgins and Deidre McCarthy.
Bereavement: Our sympathy is extended to Johnny Brosnan Broadford on the death of his wife Tess (nee Fitzpatrick) on Monday September 23rd and to her sister Kathleen and all her relatives, neighbours and friends. Full funeral details next week. Ar deis lámh Dé go raibh an anam dilis.
Coffee Morning and Cake Sale: The fundraising Coffee Morning and Cake Sale to defray expenses for the upcoming Gathering Week-end in Broadford will be held on Saturday October 5th from 10am to 1pm in the Community Centre. The Gathering T-Shirts for the festival are now available in all sizes and for all ages with suitable logos to suit all tastes. They can be seen and ordered at Moloney’s Foodstore, at the Community Centre on the morning of the Coffee and Cake Sale fundraising event and from any member of the committee.
Crochet & Craft Class: The crochet and craft class will start on Tuesday October 1 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Day Care Centre Broadford. New members are very welcome.
Gathering Events: The “Gathering Festival” week- end is arranged from Friday October 18th to Monday October 21st. The programme of events is now nearing completion and will begin with the Jazz Concert on Friday night the 18th. Saturday morning the 19th will see the 4k fun run-walk. The launch of the Broadford and Knocktooch Irish Folklore Commission Project written by pupils from both schools in 1938 will follow at 12 o’clock and at 2.30pm we will have action from A Day at The Forge in Bygone Days (this will include the shoeing of a horse, riveting and banding and more, this should bring back some memories) and include exhibitions of other old handcrafts, all will take place at Duggan’s Forge and the Banding Field and that evening at 8 o’clock we will have another opportunity to view the Folklore Commission works of the Broadford and Knocktooch pupils of 1938 and the Handball Club history with photos and memorabilia. At 9.30pm in the Community Centre will be the very popular Halloween Fancy Dress Dance. Sunday is still to be finalized with proposals for a Memorial Mass for Archbishop Duhig at 9.30am in the morning and after Mass the unveiling of a plaque and road sign in remembrance of the Archbishop to be discussed and finalized, but Sunday afternoon will be the Gathering of Broadford and District Families Fun Day Parade to the Millennium Garden with open air dancing and street entertainment and the unveiling of a plaque to mark the Year of the Gathering in the Garden. Sunday night will be the Rambling House in the Community Centre. And Monday night we will have the Monster 45 Card Drive in the Community Centre. Full bar facilities will be available on Saturday, Sunday and Mondays in the Community Centre. The next meeting regarding the finalizing of the events is on Monday September 30th at 9pm in the Community Centre. Everyone is invited to come along to help in putting together more events and entertainment. The Festival T-shirts for all ages and all sizes are now on sale. Contact the Resource Centre. Visit us on www.facebook.com/broadfordgathering2013 for details and updates and you are invited to place your own comments.
Fundraising Table Quiz for Milford Hospice: In conjunction with the forthcoming Milford Hospice Walk of Life a fundraising Table Quiz will be held at Neenans Bar Broadford on Saturday September 28th starting at 9.30pm. Table of 5 is €50. Please support this worthy cause.
Handball News: The large crowd that witnessed the All-Ireland senior softball doubles were treated with a thrilling game of handball with the Meath pairing of Tom Sheridan & Brian Carroll having a hard earned 16 – 21, 21-17 and 21 - 16 victory over the Mayo pairing Dessie Keegan & Joe McGann. The 2nd draw in the Handball Draw takes place on Saturday next 28th September. All subscribers contact your promoter this.
Mackey Stand Draw: The October draw of the Limerick G.A.A. Club draw takes place on Friday October 4th. All members contact your promoter this week. Congratulations to local members Charlie Butler and John Winters who won €250 each in the September draw.
GAA Lottery Draw: The Drom/Broadford lottery draw held on Monday night September 16th at Nunans Bar and the numbers drawn were: - 9, 17, 24 and 27. The jackpot prize of €7,800 was not won. The Match 3 prize of €100 was won by Cathy O’Sullivan Dromcollogher. The lucky dips of €50 each went to Neilus Browne Killeedy and Jim Galvin Feenagh. Next week’s Jackpot is €7,900 (win or share) and the match 3 prize is €100 (win or share) will be held at the Corner House Dromcollogher. Tickets are available at €2 each or 3 for €5 from committee members, all business places and the Club Box in the square Dromcollogher.
Cards at Neenans: The 45 card drive at Neenans began on Monday last and continues every Monday night for the coming season. The following three teams shared 1st and 2nd prizes on the opening night with 8 games each:- Kitty & Julia Duggan Broadford, Sean & Mary Biggane and Monica Neenan Boola & Tim Burke Knockglass. The raffle prizewinners were: - 1st Joe Mullane Castlemahon, 2nd Monica Neenan Boola and 3rd Tim Burke.