NA PIARSAIGH G.A.A. CLUB NEWS: Our under 14 footballers have qualified for the County Championship semi final, by virtue of two good wins during the past week. First up for the lads on Monday evening were Adare and following a very good team performance, we came out on top 2-06 to 0-05. Colin Shiels at wing back was in particularly good form, giving a man of the match display. No rest for the wicked and on Wednesday evening, the lads were in action again,this time making the trip to Bruff to take on the locals. The Monday game was obviously of very good use to us and teamwork and suport play was in evidence throughout the game. Final score in this one was Na Piarsaigh 2-14 Bruff 1-02. Team: Eoin Sherlock, Jack Hardaker, Lucas O Sullivan, Liam Barry, Padraic Heaney, Jerome Boylan, Colin Shiels, Dara O Gorman, Cameron Dibennitto, James Daly, Reuben McCarthy, Ryan Aherne, Jamie Mitchell, Sean Long, Adam McNamara, Jay Hickey, Christy O Hagan, Calvin Moynihane, John Leahy, John Moloney, Gerard Kennedy, Emmett McEvoy, Glen Clancy, Cian O Rahilly, Calum Walters. We now face Oola in the County semi final on the weekend of September 28. The under 14 hurlers have also qualified for the County semi finals and completed their final group game versus a gallant Deel Rangers in Monagea.
Na Piarsaigh maintained their interest for a play-off place in the City JH Championship, recording their third win of the campaign. They led by 1-6 to 0-3 at the break, with the goal coming from Gordon Leonard. The early stages of the second half were well contested and midway through, Na Piarsaigh had maintained their lead. However Old Christians then scored a goal. Na Piarsaigh weathered the storm and went on to extend the lead. Na Piarsaigh had scores from Mike Brougham (0-8f), Gordon Leonard (1-1), and points by Eoghan Keogh, Tomas Downes, Mark Ryan, Pat McCarthy, Aidan Hennessy and Eoin Hogan. Good displays were had from Paul McNamara, Alan Sherlock, Thomas Quinn and Mike Foley. Na Piarsaigh: E Egan, A Sherlock, P McNamara, T Quinn, M Buckley, M Foley, K McNamara, M Brougham, A Hennessy, E Keogh, P Downes, G Leonard, T Downes, P McCarthy, M Ryan. Sub: E Hogan.
Following the drama in Croke Park last week with Hawkeye (who has now paid a visit to Specsavers), it was back to business for the minor hurlers, when we travelled to Rathbane to take on rivals Patrickswell. This was a very good game of hurling played at quite a high tempo, with no quarter asked or given. The backs were playing quite well, with Mike Casey at full back and Conor Houlihan at centre back leading the way. Thomas Grimes and Evan O Brien worked tirelessly at midfield, while upfront Peter Casey, Dylan Cronin and Kieran Daly were to the fore. Despite still recovering from injury and detailed to mark Patrickswellâ€™s danger man Cian Lynch, it was Gordon Brown who shone brightest working himself to a standstill for the team. The half time score was Na Piarsaigh 1-10 Patrickswell 0-09, with our goal coming from a well worked move and finished well by the industrious Kieran Daly. The second half produced a big performance from our opponents and two goals inside the first 15 minutes had them in the driving seat. It was now time to stand up and fight and that is exactly what the lads did. Points from Peter Casey,Conor Boylan, David Dempsey and Dylan Cronin kept us ticking over nicely and with the accuracy of Ronan Lynch from placed balls and from play, we were to hold out for a good victory. Final Score Na Piarsaigh 1-21 Patrickswell 2-16. Team: Jack Ryan, Michael Andrews, Michael Casey, Lee Coughlan, Eoin Shannon, Conor Houlihan(0-1), Gordon Brown, Thomas Grimes(0-1),Evan O Brien, Ronan Lynch(0-11,7f), Peter Casey(0-2), Dylan Cronin(0-2), Conor Boylan(0-1), David Dempsey(0-1), Kieran Daly(1-3)
The intermediate footballers were in Championship action on Sunday evening in Cappamore. Our opponents on this occasion were Hospital Herbertstown, in what was deemed a must win for the lads to keep their chances alive of qualifying for the knockout stages. We began the game brightly and were two points to the good inside the opening10 minutes. However, this was quickly reversed and Hospital had opened up a 1-04 to 0-02 lead. Points from Eoin Hogan and Alan Dempsey brought us back into the game, to trail 1-05 to 0-06 at the break. The second half began similiar to the first, with early scores from Alan Dempsey and a goal from a penalty by Brian Shannon, to put us three points up 1-08 to 1-05. However, from there to the finish we were guilty of poor shooting and a lack of cohesion which our opponents were to capitalise on and cruise home to victory. This was an extremely frustrating result, considering we were well in this game for long periods. Its back to the drawing board for Pat McHugh and co, to try and salvage their season. Alan Dempsey and Mike Roberts were the stand out performers on a disappointing evening. Final score Hospital Herbertstown 1-14 Na Piarsaigh 1-09. Team: Brendan Donnelly, Mark Buckley, Kevin Nolan(capt), Pat Gleeson, David Lynch, Michael Roberts, Daragh Kennedy, Eoghan Kehilly, Robert Sheehan(0-1), David Dalton, Noel Shannon, Brian Shannon(1-0,pen), Eoin Hogan(0-4,2f), Ronan McKenna, Alan Dempsey(0-3). Subs: Jamie Bromell, Evan Egan(0-1,f), Alan Finnegan, Kieran Daly. The final two games are against Bruff and Gerald Griffins, where results are important. Congratulations to the Limerick Intermediate team on reaching the All Ireland Final and especially Katie Campbell and the Wilson twins Aoife and Jane, who are part of the squad. The All Ireland Hurling and Football ticket raffle will take place next weekend.Tickets are â‚¬5 and can be purchased from any committee member, or in the clubhouse.Sellers are still going door to door, so please support our fundraising efforts. Next Sunday, our Senior hurlers are in County Quarter Final action against Ahane in the Gaelic Grounds at 3.30pm. Please come out and give the team your support. Our Intermediate camogie team are also in action this weekend, when they take on Tournafulla in the County Quarter final,venue TBC. The lotto jackpot is now â‚¬14,200, following Monday nights draw. Numbers drawn were 03, 21, 22 and 27. Lucky dip winners were Bernie O Grady, Ben Sheehan, Liam O Donovan and Anne Shannon. Brian Hartnett won the sellers prize again and Liam Kennedy took the house prize.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SERVICES: Weekend Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm. Sunday 10am and 11.30am. Weekday Mass Times: 10am Daily. Also 5.45pm daily during November, Advent and Lent. Baptisms: Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 12.15pm. Marriages: Three monthâ€™s notice to Parish and Civil Registrar. Church Office: Telephone 061 325 288, from Sundays 9am to 12.30pm and Weekdays 9am to 9.45am.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY PARISH RADIO SYSTEM: Towards the end of Sunday Masses, the celebrant priest calls the Minister of the Eucharist to the altar. These Ministers distribute Holy Communion to our parishioners, who are not physically able to come to church ceremonies. These parishioners will already have participated in the Sunday Mass, via their radio sets in their homes. Our system is in operation since 2001. In 2006, this equipment was licensed. We are restricted to using the system for the following, on a real time basis, service only available on a non-commercial basis and service will not be available for reception on standard domestic receiver. Our licence is valid for 5 years and we can be found on 27.6 to 27.99 MHz band. This licensing scheme will allow Church and community based organisations throughout the country to cater for parishioners, who are housebound and are unable to attend Church or other community services. A group of experienced parishioners liaise and assist our parish, in installing these radio sets. Interested parishioners may apply for the service by phoning 061 452 517, 061 452 169 or call into the sacristy.
CAHERDAVIN CREDIT UNION: The Banks are in bother and there is a global credit crunch making getting a loan more difficult, but help is at hand from your credit union and being a member has many benefits. The local Credit Union is Caherdavin & District Credit Union Ltd. The Credit Union has a sub-office at the Community Centre in Moyross. It offers a wide variety of services to members, ranging from loans at attractive interest rates with repayments tailored to suit the borrowers ability to make repayments. Other Benefits include the answers to questions like: Q. What happens if you die before paying off the loan? Loan Repayment Insurance: When you borrow from your Credit Union (and are in good health at the time of borrowing) and if you die before the loan repayments are completed, the loan is completely repaid. This gives peace of mind to the borrower and also eliminates any worries his/her dependants might have as to repaying a loan after the death of a loved one. This insurance is free of charge and available to all borrowing members.
LIMERICK WALKING CLUB: Limerick walking club will meet in Na Piarsiagh GAA Club, Caherdavin every Satuday at 11.30am and all walks commence at 12 noon. You can also go to Cratloe woods at 11.30am and walk for 5 miles with the group. The club also meet at 11.30am each Sunday at the carpark in the University of Limerick. If you canâ€™t make any of these dates, please come along to Fenesseys Bar in New Street on Wednesday evenings at 7.30, where you will meet a group who enjoy a good walk and a cup of tea afterwards. All new members are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
HEARING HELP CLASSES: Hard of Hearing? Difficulty Coping? Hearing Help Classes will run for 8 weeks, starting on Friday, February 4 from 11am to 1pm at DeafHear.ie, 1st Floor, 4 Henry Street, Limerick. (Opposite the Franciscans Church) - Topics include: Hearing Aids /Coping Strategies / Assistive Technology / Learning the skill of Lip Reading Assertiveness Training. For further information, please contact: Geraldine Colleran, Hearing & Communication Therapist, DeafHear.ie, 4 Henry Street, Limerick. Phone: 061-467494.
SENIOR HELP LINE: Do you need someone to listen? Would you like to share a worry? Are there days when nobody calls? The Senior Help Line provide a confidential listening service for older people, by older people, for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. The Help Line is open every day of the year from 10am to 4pm and from 7pm to 10pm. The phone number is: 1 850 440 444.