Church Notes: Reader for the Month of November at Meanus Mass is Josephine McCarthy.
The Eucharistic Minister is Niamh O Connor.
The collector is Michael Foster.
Appointment: Fr. Joe Foley announced to the congregation at Mass in Meanus on last Saturday evening that he will be leaving the Parish on 7th December to take up his new appointment to the Parish of Abbeyfeale. Fr Joe has been Curate in the Parish of Bruff, Grange and Meanus for the last sixteen years and will be sadly missed. He is wished every success and happiness in his new surroundings.
Fr. John Daly has been appointed Parish Priest of the Parish and will replace Fr. Foley. A native of Athlacca Fr Daly had been serving in Westbury Parish in Limerick.
Graduation: At a Graduation Ceremony held in Trinity College, Dublin, on last Thursday, Paul Cronin, elder son of Mary and Jim, Meanus, graduated with a first class Honours Degree in Plant Science. A past pupil of Scoil Dean Cussen and Ard Scoil Mhuire, Bruff, Paul is continuing his studies at Trinity College where he hopes to gain his Ph. D.
Shoebox Charity Appeal: Shoeboxes for the Charity Appeal will be filled in Meanus Community Centre on Saturday, 9th November from 10 a.m. until 1.30 p.m. Suitable items such as hats, scarves, gloves, socks, copybooks, pencils, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toys, and sweets for children under 14 years would be greatly appreciated and can be handed in to the Community Centre on Saturday morning, 9th November. For further details contact Kathryn Casey 086 3255958.
Benefit Fund: A Tractor, Car and Motorbike Benefit Run in aid of Dermot Clohessy and John Walsh will be held at Dempsey’s on Sunday, 10th of November. The bikes move off at 10.30 a.m., the cars at 11.30 a.m. and the tractors at 12.30 p.m. The event is being organised by Greybridge Classic Club, Ford Escort Club and Munster Off Road Motorcycle Club.
Keep Fit: takes place in Meanus Community Centre each Monday night commencing at 8p.m. All welcome to come along and join in the fun as well as getting in shape for the Christmas Festivities.
The Parent Toddler Group meets in the Community Centre, Meanus each Tuesday morning from 9.30 a.m. until 11 a.m. All very welcome to attend.
Set Dancing is held in Meanus Community Centre each Wednesday night, commencing at 8.30 p.m. sharp. All welcome to attend.
GAA Notes: Camogue Rovers Footballers made their exit from the Junior B Championship when they were beaten by one point by Feenagh in the County Semi-Final after extra time.. The sides were level at full time after Feenagh scored the equalising point in the fifth minute of injury time to the dismay of the local supporters. The final score after extra time was 2-7 to 1-9. The team was: Mark Cronin, Mike O Donnell, Tom O Donnell, Barry O Connor, Willie Moloney, Shane Sullivan, Garret Creamer, Jason Hayes, Paudie O Connor, Antony Punch, Jake Mulcahy, Arthur Riordan, David Cregan, Michael Lynch, Antony Nealon.
Subs: Jonathon Cosgrave, Mike Hennessy, Tadhg McCarthy, Billy Hogan, John Ryan.
Board Na nOg: The club are holding their annual Family Table Quiz on Friday 8th November. We are inviting all parents to come along with all the family and enjoy a fun-filled evening. We would welcome some home baking for the night
Time 8pm in GAA clubhouse, €20 per table.
Winners at last Sunday night’s cards in Meanus were: 1st Prize Sean O Connor & Tom Begley , Katherine O Regan & Breda O Donnell
Table Prizes Joan Bourke & John Reid, Jimmy Carey & Padraig Kiely and Jim & Phil McNamara
Raffle €50 Steve Staff, €25 Mary Ryan, €10 Ann Potter, Jimmy Carey, Mai Mc Keogh, Ann Potter, Fintan Stone, Willie O Brien, Ann Sweeney.
Christmas Party: The Christmas Party for the Not-So-Young of Bruff, Grange and Meanus will be held this year on Sunday, 1st December at Meanus Community Centre. All welcome to attend. The usual helpers and anybody else willing to help on the day are asked to keep this date in their Diary. The Party could not go on without the great help that is available each year which makes the event so successful and enjoyable.