RAMBLING HOUSES: Recent weeks saw a number of “rambling houses” in the locality, included Croom, Kilfinny, Colmanswell, Bruree, etc, and a special Easter session at Knockfierna Hill.
Colmanswell season’s grand finale was promoted by John O’Sullivan, M.C. Moaaie Harnett, John O’Brien, Tommie Moynihan, Jimmy O’Brien and Masie O’Sullivan with a big line up of performers including Tom O’Donoghue, Pat Sheehan, Eddy Barrett, JOhn Sheehan, John Bourke, Nora Buckley, Noreen O’Keefe, Kitty Sexton, John Hughes, David O’Riordan, Jim Lyons, Tommy O’Riodan, Pat Hayes, Noel Lenihan, John Hayes, John O’Riordan and Michael Church. Members of Knockfierna Heritage/folklore were involved in the promotion of the Easter Sunday night at Colmanswell.
BRUREE TRAD MUSIC NIGHT: Michael Forde M.C. and the Bruree Committee called on Seamus hunt, renowned piper from Newcastle West to set the scene for Bruree sports field development “Rambling House” on Friday night at the community centre in the village.
The programme included music, song dance and story . Bruree GAA Chairman Noel O’Halloran expressed his delight at the great work put in by the promoters of the sports field development fundraising project and all involved in the very successful traditional music night.
GRANAGH FC UNITED: The parish soccer clubs are having a very satisfactory season in the current Desmond Leagues with the Junior Div. 2. (adults) holding 3rd place in their division after 14 games played .
In the under age Desmond League our schoolboys hold some of the top positions, U/8’s Dev.2. are in close battle for 2nd place at the moment
U/16’s were prominent from the start of the season, and continue to hold a top place in Div. 1. of the league in West Limerick.
Granagh utd. soccer club lottery jackpot is now at 14,000 for the next lucky winner to pick the correct numbers, you can get your tickets for €2 each from the local soccer club promoters or at outlets in the area.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Granagh/Ballingarry Community games gave a good account of themselves this week in a great variety of County and Munster events.
In the draughts competition the local side scored 2nd place in Munster, the coaches were complimented for their important input in training the draughts group.
In the arts contesn, Eoin Sheahan got 1st place in the U/14 section, Michael Sheahan, 2nd U/10, Padraig Sheahan, 3rd U/10, Padraig McKenna 3rd.
In the handwriting contest, David Canning got 2nd place.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy to the relations and friends of the late Tadgh O’Sullivan, Charleville, especially our sympathy is extended to his brother, Jimmy O’Sullivan and other relations.
Deepest sympathy to the family, relations and friends of the late Davy O’Donnell, Barryagran, to the Cullinane families, Castletown, on the death of the late Patrick Cullinane, Croagh.
To the White familes and the O’Leary families of Ballyagran on the recent death of the late Ms Lily White (nee O’Leary) Ards, Ballyagran.
Sincere symapthy to PJ O’Driscoll and his family and friends on the recent passing of his sister Sr Maura O’Driscoll, Churchtown, Cork.
To the Mason nee madden families, Howardstown, Bruree, on their recent bereavement, sincere sympathy is extended to all relations and friends.
Deepest sympathy to the O’Brien families, Charleville, Castletown and Granagh on the untimely death of the late Joey O’Brien, Charleville.
Sincere sympathy to the Howard family, relations and friends of Kilfinnane on the recent death of the late Kitty Howard, Killfinnane.
To the Hennessy Failies, Tulligmacthomas, Castlmahon on the recent death of the late Mairead Hennessey, Castlemahon.
Our sympathy is extended to the family, relations and friends of Patrick O’Brien, Kilmallock, Fr P Breen, Limerick, David O’Donnell, Ballyagran, Michael O’Dwyer, Meanus, Maurice O’Riordan, Garryowen, John Fitzgerald, Rockchaple and Noreen Fitzgibbon, Ballyorgan.