PEGGY CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY: Peggy Oâ€™Riordan, Newtown, celebrated her 80th birthday with family, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends on Saturday night last. The Millennium Centre was packed and all enjoyed in joining the widely popular Peggy on her special day. Music was provided by local man, Tim Joe Ryan.
INTERMEDIATE HURLING: Caherline assured their 2014 future in the Intermediate Grade with a three point win over neighbours Ballybricken/Bohermore played at Hospital on Friday evening last.
Ballybricken/Bohermore led for most of the game before succumbing to a late surge by Caherline who are going through a rebuilding process. The final score was Caherline 1-13 to Ballybricken/Bohermore 1-10.
SOCCER: Caherconlish AFC will hold their annual soccer awards night at Flanneryâ€™s Bar this Friday night August 30. Finger food will be served on the night. Also at the same venue, the final monthly draw of the 200 Club will take place. The club would like to thank ticket sellers and all who supported another successful draw and your continued support is greatly appreciated.
VILLAGE CLEAN-UP CONTINUES: The village cleanup cranked up greatly on Saturday last with a number of extra volunteers joining the existing workgroup. This was very heartening to see and the neighbourliness and cooperation from all residents is something to behold. Many messages of support for the village makeover have been received from far and near. The statue of the Sacred Heart had its paintwork restored and many people remarked on its new shroud to prevent a paint washout. Turin may have its famous shroud but we had ours at the weekend past. The Group wishes to thank the Fitzgerald family for their donation of paint for the old Wheel Banding area. A general cleanuo up followed in the environs of the Square which now looks really well. To our other donors are extended many thanks and good wishes for your civility. Keep a lookout for the next project â€“ contact any member of the work group for further information. Thanks to Carmel for the grub.
COMMUNITY ALERT: The Community Alert Committee met a number of partners in the new Text Messaging System about to be launched anon. The Caherconlish/Caherline Community TMS will be the first one to be initiated in the Roxboro Garda District and Sgt Nash of the local station represented Supt Dan Keane along with a staff member of Limerick Co Co and Muintir na Tire. A full public meeting will be held at the launch to be advised later. In the meantime, a number of new signs will be erected on the major roads at the community borders.
BACK TO SCHOOL: It is back to school time for pupils of both national schools in the district. One thing is certain that the past summer has been a good one for the kids to enjoy.
GROODY RIVER: A senior officer of the OPW met with a number of people in Caherconlish last week to ascertain the condition of the Groody River which flows through the village. A number of areas of concern were pointed out and the officer was agreeable to have a look at these. In particular, the state of bridge locations, the low water level and general ecology of the river and the restoration of fish life to the river.
SOCCER RESULTS: Caherconlish Soccer season started recently with a mixed bag of fortune, a situation similar to the start of last season. In the opening game Caherconlish succumbed to Shannon Hibs on a 3-1 scoreline. Caherconlish scorer was J. Mulqueen. Newport were their next opponents and the Lish got of the blocks with a fine 3-1 win with veteran Phil Mulready bagging two goals and Brendan Hourigan adding the other. The third game saw Caherconlish receive a 4-0 drubbing against Hospital. The fourth game against Knockainey in Knockainey resulted in a similar outcome going down by 4-1, Aaron Power was the Caherconlish scorer.
The B team were also in action with a 2-2 draw against Newport, going down 2-1 against Aisling Annacotty and a 6-0 defeat to Granville. Itâ€™s not a great start to the season but the talent is there and with a run of a few good results there is no doubt that a few rungs of the ladder will be climbed.
ST MICHAELâ€™S COLLEGE: Attention all leaving cert students, and those wishing to return to further education. The following day courses are available at St Michaelâ€™s College Cappamore- Childcare/special need assistant, Fetac Level 5 & Level 6; Business & Computer Studies Fetac Level 5 & Level 6, ECDL; Care of the Elderly/Healthcare Support Fetac Level 5; Pre Nursing Course Fetac Level 5; Horticulture. Evening classes also on offer for a variety of subjects and trades. Enrolment day for all courses will be held on Tuesday September 10 from 9am to 9pm. Courses commencing on September 16 2013. Application Forms/Brochures available from the College. Tel 061-381272, Mobile: 086585226, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARANATHA PRAYER MINISTRY: invites you for the Healing Retreat through the ministry of Rev. Patrick Walsh, CSsr, and Eddie Stones on Sunday September 15 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm at St. Paulâ€™s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea afterwards in Hall. All welcome
CLIONA RING CYCLE: Clionaâ€™s Cycle, now in its sixth year will take place on this Saturday August 31 leaving from the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur. With three routes this year including an 8km for family and funsters (fee â‚¬25), the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route (fee â‚¬30) and a less arduous 40km route (â‚¬30) for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle thereâ€™s a BBQ, face painting, music and bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Registration online at www.eventmaster.ie. Sponsorship cards available from Clionaâ€™s Foundation. 087 - 188 7700. Pencil the date into your diary!
EXTENDED DATE FOR MICHAEL GILL BURSARY AWARDS: To facilitate students taking up second round 3rd level offers St Ailbeâ€™s Credit Union are extending the closing date for applications for the Michal Gill Bursary award to 5pm Friday September 6.
The Bursary Award is worth â‚¬1,000 per annum up to three years. The award will be based on the applicantâ€™s efforts to actively participate in and improve their community rather than just focusing primarily on academic achievements. Applications in 2013/2014 are welcome from members who have joined before January 1 2013.
Application forms and terms and conditions are available in any of our offices and can also be downloaded from our website www.stailbecu.ie Last yearâ€™s winner was Jean Cleary a former student at John the Baptist Community College Hospital.