A MOBILE CALL: A young girl who is a pupil in St. Paul’s National School has a mobile call for all users of such instruments of communication. Her younger brother has been diagnosed as autistic and she says that she collecting mobile phones that are no longer in use or capable of being used. When she has one hundred and sixty of these collected she will be able to exchange them for an I-pad that has been adapted for use by her autistic brother. So, should you have such an instrument that you no longer use or maybe that is no longer capable of use she would be very grateful if it would be handed into the office at St. Paul’s school. It would be a lovely present for her autistic brother for Christmas.
FR. RUSSELL ROAD: . The road that is called Father Russell road; where did this name come from and why is it called this name? This road that is one side of the fork of two roads that encompasses the V-shaped patch of land on which the housing estate named Gouldavoher exists. One road goes to |Patrickswell and the other road, the Fr. Russell road continues on through Mungret village and merges onto the N69. In Gaelic it is expressed as Gabhal Dá Bhóthar and anglisiced presently as Gouldavoher meaning the junction of the two roads. Turning off the St. Nessan’s road and around the St. Paul’s roundabout brings you on down the road called Fr. Russell road. Why has it been denoted as such? This road was originally known as the Mungret Road. More than fifty-five years ago a great priest, a member of the Redemptorist order, who was much loved and respected in the city was killed in an accident on this road and at this junction and it was decided by the local authorities in Limerick to honour his memory by calling this road the Fr. Russell road. He was the spiritual director of the Arch-Confraternity of the Holy Family. He travelled on his Lambretta scooter and could be seen anywhere and everywhere as he went about his duties.
This road merges out onto the St. Paul’s roundabout and before any traffic can proceed onto the St. Nessan’s road it is obliged to yield right of way to the traffic on the main thoroughfare. However there are many motorists that ignore the ‘ Yield ‘sign and accelerate out onto the main road thus causing the other driver to slow down to avoid an accident.
EXTINGUISHMENT: The Limerick County Council has a public notice in the local newspapers proposing the extinguishment of public right of way at pedestrian access between the Forts Housing Estate and Foxfield Housing Estate onto Dooradoyle Road (LP1404).
A map showing the Right of Way will be on display at the Transport Office, County Hall for a period of one month from October 21 to Friday, November 22, 2013 during office hours. Objections or representations in relation to the proposal should be made in writing to the Senior Staff Officer at County Hall up to and including Friday, December 13, 2013.
Any person making such a written objection may include in their submission a request that they be allowed to state their case at an oral hearing conducted by a person which may be appointed for such purpose by imerick County Council.
MARANATHA: The Maranatha healing ceremony together with Mass celebrated through the ministry of Fr. Ger Fit\zgerald, Ennis and Noel and Aidan Byrne, Carlow will take place in St. Paul’s church on next Sunday, December 8 from 2.30 pm until 7. 30 pm
WATER METERS: The installation of water meters in the Dooradoyle estate has just commenced and there are plenty of signs displaying the fact that the work is in progress. All householders will receive or should receive a call from a member of the installation team before commencement of the work at their residence or will receive notice in their letter-box. They are obliged to inform the householder that the water supply will be interrupted while the work is in progress. It is not expected that they will be obliged to enter your premises.
MAKE SURE: Make sure that any caller representing water-meter staff that come to inform you that they are about to install these meters has identification if they are to seek access to your property. Any staff calling to your home will do so to inform you that they are about to commence the work. They do not have to enter your home and furthermore there is no payment of money required yet for this process
A.A. MEETINGS: The St. Paul’s group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets in the St. Paul’s national school on three evenings of the week at 20.30hours. They come together on each Monday, Thursday and Saturday. If you are having difficulty with your drinking habits you are cordially invited and are welcome.
BAPTISMS: The Sacrament of Baptism is performed as required each Saturday evening and again on Sundays after the 12.15pm Mass. There is a request form available for Baptism that must be completed and handed into the Sacristy of St. Paul’s church or to Fr. John Leonard, P.P. or to Fr. Eugene Boyce at least two weeks before the Baptism ceremony takes place.
MACRA NA FEIRME: Contrary to what you might be thinking Macra na Feirme is not a club solely for people from the county. In fact, whether you are from the county or the city you are very welcome to become a member of Macra and engage in its many recreational activities. If you are interested in learning more about this club call to the South Court hotel on next Thursday, December7 at 8.30pm and meet some of the other members.
.YOUNG AT HEART: Each Tuesday from 10.30am until 12.0 noon at the Mungret/St. Paul’s GAA club-house you are invited to come along for a cup of tea, a chat and a few games of bingo. It is primarily for senior parishoners. A small donation is required but it is not compulsory for you are most welcome. Tell your friends about this and perhaps it can become a weekly event
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: After the 10am Mass in St. Paul’s church the adoration will continue all day in the Sacred Heart chapel attached to St. Paul’s church until 10.00pm at night. There will be at least one person present with the Blessed Sacrament throughout the whole day into the night. You are very welcome to call in and spend some time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
SHAPE UP: Getting fit and in shape is now something that many people are paying more attention to especially since the fine summer weather commenced. An enterprising young man has opened the’ Better Body Bootcamp ‘every .Wednesday commencing at 8.0pm at Mungret/St.Paul’s GAA clubhouse. It is confined to men only. You can participate in a variety of exercises including Boxercise, Circuit training, Body toning. For more info contact John on 087-9115411.
EXTENDED CLOSURE: Due to unforeseen circumstances the temporary road closures in vogue on the roads around Mungret village will continue until 5pm on Saturday, December 14.This extension is to facilitate additional works as part of the construction of Mungret improvement Scheme. These closures will be for a full 24hour closure. The roads affected are R859 Mungret road from its junction with L1438 (Moore’s Lane ) into Mungret village and its junction with Li402 (Pump Lane).All diversions will be clearly sign-posted and local traffic will be accommodated.
CAMINO PILGRIMAGE: It us hoped to lead a pilgrimage of youn people on the Camino walk next summer. Those interested must be over the age of 2`at the time of travelling. The ‘Youth Ministry Team’ of the Limerick diocese hope to lead a pilgrimage of young people on the Camino walk from July 8 to July 15 next summer 2014. The cost of the pilgrimage has not been finalised but it is hoped that it will not exceed E600. Those who would like to find out more are welcome to attend an information evening in the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Friday, November 29 at 7.30pm. Those who are interested but canno attend can find out more by phoning the Pastoral Centre on 061/400133
SET DANCING: If you are interested set dancing classes have commenced in Mungret/St. Paul’s GAA club-house each Thursday at 9pm Beginners welcome.
VIBRATIONS ÁLAINN: The exhibition of paintings in the Dooradoyle library is by the well known artist Helena McMahon that are visually attractive. But the artist does not define her work as simply that for she says the name associated with the specific work “garnishes the image with a written title lovely that she says is caint láidir. Take for example the work named ‘The Daughters Wave’ which she explains “ The Bridges of Ross is a multi splendid combination of natures feats with its absolutely amazing rock formation, proper order that the sea surrounding these should echo their splendor.” See for yourself in the exhibition area of the library.
COMPREHENSIVE SHOW: The Crescemt Collegle Comprehensive has always had a good show in the college at Christmas time and this year is no exception. The title of the show is ‘All Shook Up’ and the students plan to do just that. The show is on from Thursday, December 5 to December 7 inclusive and tickets can be booked at the college office.
MUNGRET/ST. PAUL’S GAA: Senior Club AGM: The AGM of the senior club was held on Sunday evening 1 December. Comprehensive reports were delivered by Maurice Walsh, Rob Donnelly and Kevin O’Hagan covering all aspects of the clubs operations during 2013. We had many ups and downs, with the lows where some panels struggled to field teams contrasting with the high of the U14 county win. Gruelling year-long election campaigns saw Kevin O’Hagan, Maurice Walsh, Rob Donnelly and John Page triumphantly vanquish all opposition to return as chairman, secretary, treasurer and PRO respectively. Maurice completed a night of personal glory by adding the coveted title of city board delegate to his empire. Denis McCarthy returns as Irish officer, and Trish Barry was confirmed as Child Welfare officer. Fr Noonan was elected club patron, while Pa O’Brien and Raymond O’Hagan had their respective tenures as President and Vice President of the club extended to life, whether as an honour or a sentence remains unclear. Most of the meeting was spent on a vigorous debate on our overall impact on the field of play, and Raymond O’Hagan in particular received an ovation for his impassioned contribution. There were some motions and elections held over to what will be an EGM of the club in January. Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting this evening.
Juvenile Club AGM: A reminder that the juvenile club AGM takes place at 6pm next Sunday December 8 in the clubhouse.
U6 Football: Our youngest footballers had their last training session of the year on Saturday 30th November at 11am. We wish our players born in 2007 all the best with our u7 football team. Training will resume in the New Year.
U6 Hurling: Friday the 29th of November 2013 saw many of our youngest hurlers take part in a blitz in the grounds of the Crescent Comprehensive College in Dooradoyle. 75 of our under 6 boys and girls took part in matches under lights on the Astro-Turf and in the main hall. Some fine skills were witnessed on a perfect evening for hurling. Thanks to all the players, coaches, photographers, parents and referees who helped out on the night. Training for under 6 hurlers will take a break now until the New Year. The coaches would like to wish the 35 players born in 2007 all the best when moving on to our u7’s hurling team.
Under 8 and Under 10 Camogie: The under 8 and under 10 camogie panels had their last training session of 2013 on Sunday 1 December. We had a great turnout from both panels, all members of which were presented with their certificates at the end. Thanks to Helen McKeogh for organising the kitchen, and to all the parents who brought goodies and came along for a chat and a cup of tea afterwards. Thanks in particular to the coaches for the year, namely Miriam Gleason, Noelle Brennan, Niamh O’Grady and Kieran O’Keefe, and to the Under 8 coaches Regina Long, John Page, Siobhan O’Gorman, Carmel Ni Dhonaill and Ann-Marie Kennedy.
We would also like to thank camogie club member Erika Long, daughter of head coach Regina and sister of Aoife, who won the U10 Munster Irish Dance Championship in Killarney over the weekend, and is off to the World Championship in London next Easter. Her fellow Dooradoyle native Emma Hynes, daughter of U8 lead hurling coach Fintan, came second. Well done girls on a fantastic achievement.
Camogie Disco: The Camogie club will run a Christmas Disco on FridayDecember 6 in the clubhouse, running from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Admission €5, come along and join the fun.
Ladies Football: On Thursday the 5th of December the Ladies Gaelic Football Club will hold their Annual Underage Medal Presentatiion in the Clubhouse at7:00 pm Sharp. Looking forward to seeing all the girls together after an incredible year.
General Note for all underage Club Mmebers: Santa Clause is Coming to Town!! Just to let all our underage Club Members know that Santa Clause will be arriving at the Club house on Sunday December 15 at 10:30 am. It promises to be a great event!