Soccer: Caherconlish A team played Athlunkard Villa in the Lawson Cup on Sunday morning last and progressed further in the competition on a
4 to 1 score line. Athlunkard took the lead early on in the game and remained in front at the half time whistle. On the resumption Caherconlish didn’t have to wait too long for the equalizer with William Hourigan tapping home at the back post after good work from his twin brother Brendan. Super substitute Michael Nelligan gave the Steeplemen the lead soon thereafter. Gary Murphy extended the lead with a fine individual goal and Andrew Brennan completed the rout close to the final whistle.
Singing at the Teach: Enjoy a night out with a difference at The Teach Cloverfield on Friday February 8 commencing at 8.45p.m. The entertainment will consist mainly of singing and maybe a story or two.
They are inviting singers, people interested in singing and storytellers to come along. This organizers advice that it could be an interesting experience and anybody willing to participate is invited.
This is a new experience for the Teach and they are hoping to get good support for the occasion. Admission is free and tea and homemade bread will be served. Bain taitneamh. Beidh fáilte roimh cách, idir óg agus aosta. This night replaces our Rambling House for February.
The Spa Restoration: . Anyone out there interested in sponsoring the flagstones for the roof of the recently reconstructed Spa Well. Already sponsorship has been successfully secured for a commemorative inscribed stone which is ready to place in position.
Work has stopped temporarily as local area staff of Limerick County Council has been doing other necessary work as a result of heavy rain and winds of late and with the draw on the manpower to this end the work on the Spa has to wait a little longer to complete. All that remains to be done is the reroofing. The original stone flags having been being shattered as a result of vehicle accident were not suitable to replace them. It was the intention to form a concrete slab on the roof but this has now been deemed to be unsuitable and it has been
agreed to have new stone flags replace the originals. Please contact P.Hourigan at 085 7309360
Community Alert: A most important meeting of Caherconlish Community Alert will take place on February 6 next in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish at 8.30pm. There were some positive pointers coming from the last meeting. The Community Alert would like to find ways to support those who are living on their own and to encourage everyone to be more alert, vigilant and to watch out for each other. There are grants available for emergency phones and contact on this can be made to Community Alert Officers c/o Millennium Centre. The committee would like to encourage people/representatives from every area in the community to come to this meeting as well
as those from the newer residences. The population in the Community
Alert area of Caherconlish and district has enlarged greatly over the years and this alone requires a bigger input from everybody. These are changing times and there is no need to dwell on the importance of Community Alert in these changing times. All one has to do is pick up a daily newspaper to prove this. A spokesperson from the Pallasgreen Community Alert will attend this meeting to share their experiences and advice.
Caherconlish Gaelic Football AGM: The AGM of Caherconlish GAA Football Club arranged for last Thursday night, January 10 was adjourned as a mark of respect to the memory of the late Michael Warren and Mike O’Connell. The meeting was adjourned to Tuesday January 15 at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. The AGM was reconvened again for Tuesday January 15 and the following officers were elected for 2013:- Life Presidents -Pat Halvey and Charles Ahern, Chairman –Kevin Prendergast, Vice Chairman –John Purcell, Secretary – Pat Hourigan. Assistant Sec and PRO – Robert McNamara, Treasurer - John Mulcaire, Assist Treasurer –Pat McGrath, ASAP – Leyton Donavan, Irish Officer – Donal Whelan, Child Protection Officer – Phil O’Dea, Coaching Committee – John Carroll, Pat Vaughan, Liam Coleman, Derek Casey, James Spencer.
The treasurer John Mulcaire gave an account of the expenditure and income account for the year past after which is recorded a healthysurplus. This is accounted for by the excellent support the club has received from within the parish last year. Other reports were given regarding team activities and over the next fortnight the club coaching officers will be finalising their plans for the various teams and the year ahead. A special appeal is being made to parents of players to assist with team mentoring. It makes the job easier for the coaches when parents are involved. Mol an oige agus tiochfaidh siad. The Club looks forward to a fruitful season ahead. We wish all our supporters a happy new year and hope that you will continue with your help in 2013.