CLIONAâ€™S FOUNDATION CYCLE: Now in its 6th year will take place on Saturday August 31 from the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur, just 20km from Limerick city. With three routes including an 8km for family and funsters, the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route and a 40km less arduous route for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle thereâ€™s a BBQ, face painting, music and a bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. So popular is cycling that Clionaâ€™s Foundation has founded itâ€™s own cycling club which is affiliated to Cycling Ireland and is gaining new members each week. Clionaâ€™s Foundation 6th Annual Charity Cycle was launched in Limerick last weekend by three well known celebrities who were delighted to be part of the event. David Wallace, Leanne Moore and Joy Neville have carved national and international fame in their own right and have supported Clionaâ€™s Foundation over the years. Register on line by logging onto www.eventmaster.ie or on the day with registration starting at 8.30am in the Honeyfitz Theatre. Family Cycle starts at 9.45 a.m., Experienced Cycle starts at 10am & Leisure Cycle starts at 10.30am. Entry is â‚¬30 for the Experienced and Leisure Cycles and â‚¬25 for the Family Cycle. Entry fee includes insurance, BBQ and entertainment on the day. Sponsorship cards are available by contacting Clionaâ€™s Foundation on 061 400640 and or 087 188 7700. Cards with â‚¬100 or more raised will be included in a draw for a â‚¬500 cycling voucher.
HOLYCROSS FC: Girls one day Summer Camp on Saturday August 31 - 10am to 3pm. Cost: â‚¬30 and for that each girl will get a Club Crested Jacket with personalised initials.
MILFORD HOSPICE â€“ 28TH ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR: Is scheduled to take place on Sunday 1st September 2013. The Harvest Fair is moving to a new location this year and is taking place at the U.L. Arena. The Harvest Fair Committee once again appeals for your support in donating goods such as clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac, all goods this year will be checked for quality before being accepted in order to minimize the major costs involved with the disposal of unsaleable items. Items for the Harvest Fair will be accepted on the grounds of Milford Care Centre from Monday 19th August to Thursday 29th August, thereafter only confectionery will be accepted on the grounds of U.L. on the day of Harvest Fair. For further details with regards to donating items to Harvest Fair, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485860
ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY OF IRELAND: The Limerick Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold their Monthly Careerâ€™s Meeting at their Day Care Centre, Kilmurry Court, Garryowen, Limerick on Wednesday 4th September, from 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. Tel: 061-313456. All are welcome.
MUSIC NIGHT: Music nights return to the Community Cafe on Friday, August 30th at 8pm featuring the Wild Oats. Admission is free but a donation to the maintenance of the Cafe would be appreciated. All are welcome.
ART CLASSES: â€œTime to find your old paintbrushes! The Thursday Group will start painting again on Thursday 5th September in the Community CafÃ©. Time 7 until 9 p.m. Cost â‚¬4 per night. Running for 10 weeks. Beginners always welcome. Contact Kathy Tiernan 086 0778787 for more information.â€
CROOM COMMUNITY CENTRE: Now taking bookings for clubs and groups for the autumn season for indoor sporting activities, centre facilitates sports such as indoor soccer, indoor hurling, basketball, badminton and volleyball. Rooms also available for meetings and classes. For Details Contact 061397412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BRUFF RFC: Underage training re-commences on Sunday 1st September at 10:30am for Mini rugby (ages 6 â€“ 12) and at 11:30 am for Youth rugby (ages 13 â€“ 18). Looking forward to seeing you there.
MORNING STAR BASKETBALL CLUB: Morning Star Basketball Club will hold a registration night on Weds 4th Sept in Hospital Secondary School from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. New players welcome and we have girls teams U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 and a ladies recreational team. For further info contact Aine 086 6034575.
ART CLASSES: Art classes for beginners and advanced, Friars Gate, Kilmallock Tuesday morning & evening. Honey Fitz, Lough Gur, Wednesday mornings. Starts 24th & 25th September ,for ten weeks. Costs â‚¬130. For details contact Friars Gate on 063 98727 or Robert Ryan on 086 8812929.
SCOIL DEAN CUSSEN â€“ BRUFF 45 CARD NIGHT: Just a reminder to all our 45 Card players, the cards will be returning at Scoil Dean Cussen on Tuesday September 10. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back again.....and donâ€™t forget your cup of tea will be waiting for you.
HOLYCROSS AFC SOCCER ACADEMY: Last weekend saw the second instalment of the annual Holycross AFC underage boys Academy training weekend. The coaches set up their drills to the tune of birdsong early Saturday morning, enjoying the still of the day before the 70 boys, from under 8s all the way up to under 12s, descended on the pitches. It was evident the drills were working when the boys tucked into their mid-morning lunches with gusto. Drinks, sandwiches and a chance to natter and joke with their friends. Later in the morning we were paid a visit by professional footballer Denis Behan who took the time to talk to each of the boys and share his footballing wisdom. In the afternoon it was back into more skills training before meeting Limerick FC players David Oâ€™Leary and Robbie Williams, and Limerick FC first team coach Malky Thomson. The first day came to a close with the presentation of the kit. To welcome the under 8s officially to the club each boy was presented with shorts and socks in the club colours. In addition everyone received a top notch Precision Training jacket with monogram and club crest, and a crested t-shirt. Sunday was a little more relaxed as everyone eased into more drills. There was also the chance to put all the skills into action with a number of matches. Even some of the coaches got involved though it was clear that they lost a yard or two of pace over the years. In the end everyone had a great time. Thanks to all the coaches who helped out over the weekend. Thanks also to our guests who gave their time and experience freely. Thanks are also due to the boys who put in the effort and their parents for supporting them.
BORD NA NOG NOTES: Well done to our U14 hurlers who completed their campaign with two fine wins against Ahane and Monaleen. Final league table not yet issued but most likely we have finished fifth just outside the semi final placings. This was the first time in a number of years that the u14s competed in the top flight and great credit is due to management and players for some excellent performances throughout the year. Next up will be a shield semi final, fixture to be confirmed. The U13 hurlers play their first game on Wed 4th Sept. with a home game against Ballybrown. Throw in 7pm. Our U16 footballers complete their campaign with a home game against Ahane. Throw in 7pm. Our U9s and U10s had two cracking games with Cois Lea Gaels last week in Staker Wallace field. Great displays all round, highlighted by performances from Thomas Lillis, Cathal Oâ€™Brien, Jake Farrell and Tadgh Corkery. We had a great turnout for our end of summer camp with almost 50 children turning out on both mornings. Thanks to all coaches for giving up their time to attend.
COR NA NOLLAIG PRACTICE: Following the resounding success of last years â€˜Christmas: A Time of Reflectionâ€™ concert, we have decided to host a similar one in Grange Church again this year. Due to college and Erasmus placements, a meeting and practice will be held in Grange church on Tuesday, September 3 at 7.30pm. We are hoping to practice for the next three weeks and will continue again in late October/early November. Anyone who is interested in joining are more than welcome and we look forward to seeing last years participants! Please bring a black folder for the practice. Hope to see you all on Tuesday, Jade and Noreen.
BRUFF/ GRANGE/ MEANUS PARISH LOTTERY: At the Parish Lottery on Monday August 2t. The numbers drawn were 1, 9 and 14 and there was no jackpot winner. The lucky dip winners were as follows: Jen, Eoghan & Alison Galvin c/o Breda, Maisie Ryan c/o Breda , Jake Farrell c/o Breda, Dave Griffin c/o Hoganâ€™s and Mary Casey c/o Breda. Promoterâ€™s Prize went to Dempseyâ€™s. Next Lotto jackpot is â‚¬1,700 and will be held on Monday 2nd September. Congratulations to the above winners. Thank you for your continued support.