Pallasgreen Nov 9

VANDALISM: The Community Centre has become the target to a series of acts of vandalism recently. In the space of two weeks a lot of damage has been caused by these vandals who have no respect for public property. This deliberate act intended to cause much damage to a facility that caters for so many sectors of our community. Presently the building is catering for school classes while the school is under refurbishment, as well as other organisations during the evenings.

VANDALISM: The Community Centre has become the target to a series of acts of vandalism recently. In the space of two weeks a lot of damage has been caused by these vandals who have no respect for public property. This deliberate act intended to cause much damage to a facility that caters for so many sectors of our community. Presently the building is catering for school classes while the school is under refurbishment, as well as other organisations during the evenings.

These perpetrators whose actions have disrupted a lot of people, adults and children as well as the cost involved to carry out repairs to the damaged building. The Gardai are presently investigating the crime and situation.

COMMUNITY ALERT: The members of the Community Alert are hosting a public meeting on Monday November 11 at 7.30pm in the Community Centre to look at the possibility of setting up the text Alert in Pallasgreen/Templebraden area. This meeting is open to all and your support would be much appreciated.

SYMPATHY: The death took place last week of John Hayes, Corelish, Pallasgreen and formerly of Cloverfield, Dromkeen, The John passed away peacefully at his home. Funeral was from Ryan’s funeral Home to Nicker Church. Following requiem Mass internment took place in Old Pallas cemetery. Sympathies are extended to his daughter Helen, sons Mikey Joe, Seamus, Patsy & Sean, stepson Mike Dwyer, sister Maura, brother Patsy, brother in law, daughters in law, son in law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends .

CHURCH NEWS: Masses for the Holy Souls; Masses will be offered during November for those on the November lists. Mass is also offered each Tuesday night for all our deceased loved ones. Envelopes available in the trays beside the Sunday leaflets. Memorial candles in the sacristy-€2 each.

Rosary in the Graveyards for November; Sunday 10th November Old Pallas 2.30pm and Templebraden 3pm. St Columbas 2.30pm and Ballinaclough 3pm.

Sunday November 17th & 24th ; St Columbas 2.30pm and Ballinaclough 3pm. Old Pallas 2.30pm and Templebraden 3pm.

Tree of Life for November 2013; Once again the Tree of Life will be erected in Nicker Church. It will have the names of all who have died in the parish since November 2012 up to end of October 2013. It will also have the names of immediate family members (father, mother son, daughter, brother or sister) who died outside the parish. If you have lost an immediate family member and would like his/her name on the tree of Life please hand the name into the sacristy or the Fr Burns as soon as possible.

ANNUAL MASS FOR ALL WHO HAVE DIED SINCE NOVEMBER 2012: This Mass will be celebrated on Sunday November 17th at 11.30am. All those whose names are on the Tree of Life will be remembered at this Mass. All who have lost an immediate family member living in the parish or elsewhere will be invited to bring forward a Memorial Candle in his or her memory during Mass.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Bilboa National School will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 17th November at 2pm in the Community Centre, Cappamore. This event is now in its 27th year and has always proven to be a very enjoyable day out with a huge variety of competitions and entertainment to suit all ages. There is something for everyone: Wheel of fortune, Santa, coats & handbags stall, bric-a-brac, cakes, toys, books, games, competitions, children’s entertainment and lots, lots more. All proceeds will go towards the development of the school.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION: The organisers of a recent soccer Tournament in Pallasgreen in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation would like to thanks everyone who took part and supported the event. The tournament is an annual event in memory of Martin McMahon of Linfield. A special thanks to the GAA club for their assistance and all who contributed to the Foundation. A total of €605 was raised. Well done to all.

SPONSORED WALK: “Walk With Him” The organsers of Passion 2014 will hold a Sponsored Walk on Saturday November 23rd at 1pm starting outside the Community Centre to raise much needed funds for their project next Easter. Already rehearsals, publicising, advertising, costumes etc is taking place for this unique and massive undertaking. The project Group will carry out next Easter is to re-create the Passion of Jesus Christ by re-enacting his final hours from his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane to his eventual crucifixion on Good Friday. We want our audience to experience and have an understanding of the extraordinary sacrifice of Jesus Christ for mankind. We firmly believe that this project will be something that people will still be talking about many years from now as the cast and crew are determined to produce something that will be truly memorable !. All support would be greatly appreciated and all are welcome.

GARRYDOOLIS NS PARENTS ASSOC UPCOMING EVENTS: Bake Sale including Coffee Morning and Raffle on Sunday Nov 24th at 11am in Garrydoolis NS. Clothing/textile on Thursday November 28 , drop off at 3pm outside Garrydoolis NS. Clean unwanted clothes, bedlinen, towels, also shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. No bric-a- brac please. Your support is much appreciated

PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No Winner Monday October 28 lotto jackpot draw of €9,350. Numbers drawn were; 14.20.23.24.Lucky Dip Winners; Annette Stokes, Chris Breen, Jonathon Harty, Josephine Ryan, Caroline O’Dwyer.

KNOCKANE GAA Lotto: No Winner Mon Oct 28th Draw. Numbers drawn were; 2.12.19,25. Lucky Dip Winners: James Buckley, Ed Condon, Marie Ryan, Nick Cosgrave. Seller’s Prize; Dromkeen Post Office

GAA NEWS: The minor hurlers have made it a county final double appearance following their emphatic 5-11 to 0-13 victory over Bruff in Martinstown last Sunday afternoon. Hat trick goal hero Brian Fanning proved the difference as he scored 3-3 from play to ensure Pallas spot In the final against Murroe/Boher. We got off to the better start and raced into a 2-2 to 0-3 lead, but after conceding a number of frees Bruff came back into the game and led at the break 0-11 to 2-3. On the resumption we got the better start in the second half and drew level. Then the game opened up for us with goals from David Hannon and Brian Fanning to leave us in the driving seat. The game petered out and a penalty from Colin Ryan put the game beyond doubt. Final scoreline Pallas 5-11 Bruff 0-13. Team; S Murphy, PJ Butler, B McCarthy, D O’Dea, J Keogh, C Ryan (M)(1-3), M Fitzgerald, A Cosgrave(0-2), R Deere, C Roche, D Fanning(0-1), J Ryan, B Fanning(3-3), D Cosgrave(0-1), D Roche. Subs used; D Hannon(1-1), R Laffan, J keogh, E Gammell. At the time of going to print The football final is fixed for Rathkeale, Wednesday 6th Nov