Granagh Nov 9

Soccer Club: Granagh United U/10’s Team’s in their respective 1 and 5 Divisions of the Desmond Schoolboy League are both unbeaten so far after 5 games played in Division 1 and 4 in Division 5.

Soccer Club: Granagh United U/10’s Team’s in their respective 1 and 5 Divisions of the Desmond Schoolboy League are both unbeaten so far after 5 games played in Division 1 and 4 in Division 5.

U/12’s have also an unbeaten record with 4 games won in Division 2.

In the Munster Youth’s Cup 2nd Round the local side made a most encouraging start with a 9-3 win over Askeaton.

In the West Limerick Desmond Youth’s Inter League campaign, Desmond selection (pick of the West clubs) meet the “Kerry League” on Saturday at Tralee and have forthcoming games against Cork and Waterford to look forward to. The Granagh club is honoured to have Edward Sheehy and Jack O Donoghue on this very high standard West Limerick Youths selection.

Don’t forget to get your ticket early this week and be in with a chance to of the big jackpot soccer club prize. Tickets €2 each available at O’ Gormans shop Chawkes Cross, The Rock Bar, Granagh and Hickeys Bar, Croom.

Bruree Rambling House: The November session organised by Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee once again attracted a nice line up of performers. But audience support from the locality was such a disappointment and hard to understand as they support venues that charge €20 and €30 admission, and get full houses with only noisy groups as entertainment. Here in Bruree admission is only €5 with free refreshments.

Performers on the Nov 1st included Rachel Tobin on concertina, Eda Hogan-Meaney singer/traditional musician, John Sheehan singer/guitarist, Pat Hayes storyteller/singer, Pat & Maura Lyons dancers/historians, Moss Kermick recitation, Mike McElliott sean nos dancer/singer, Tommy O Riordan singer/ballad composer, John O Riordan singer/musician and John Harrold radio presenter/cameraman.

Get Well Soon: Our thoughts and prayers are with the sick of the area at the moment at home, in hospital or in nursing homes etc. We thank the local parish clergy for the dedication of Masses, along with the city churches who encourage the congregation to get the sick included in the weekly celebration of Masses.

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery continue to Stephen O’Halloran Howardstown and Kevin McSweeney Charleville who has spent some weeks in Mallow Hospital but who is due home this weekend. Best wishes to all at Beech Lodge Nursing Home including Mary O Riordan, Johnny O Gorman, Eamon O Carroll, John O Brien, Jim, Johnny and Mrs Quinn, Timmy Enright, Stephen Bray, Christina Meaney, Mrs Helen Murphy, Mrs P O Regan, Julia Bresnihan, Helen Mullane, Paddy Tierney, Ann Ryan, John Sheahan and the rest of the residents at Beech Lodge Nursing Home.

Tribute to Pat Brosnan: On Sunday afternoon at Abbeyfeale G.A.A. Clubhouse West Limerick singing club organised a representative gathering to pay tribute to the outstanding traditional entertainment promotional work completed by Pat Brosnan as a singer, composer, Comhaltas officer competitor, adjudicator and West Limerick promoter etc. We were delighted to be present as the function coincided with Pats 87th birthday. Granagh/Ballingarry was represented by long-time friends Jim Lyons, David, Tommy and John O Riordan, who along with all present gave recognition to Pat Brosnan’ work. Even in retirement he continues to give noble service to the community. The glowing tributes in music, song and story were played by M.C. Tom McKenna, Donal DeBarra, John and Timmy Brosnan, Donie Lyons, Daisy Kearney, Con Warren, Con Fitzgerald, Timmy Cullinane, John O Riordan, Sean Breen, Pat Walsh, Jim Lyons, Francis Kennedy, Tom Breen, Billy Lane, David O Riordan, Kathleen Herlihy, Tommy O Riordan, Tess Lane, Con Herbert, Josie McCreesh, Jackie Walsh, C.C.E. Sean Brosnan and Nora Butler/Swan.