NA PIARSAIGH G.A.A. CLUB NEWS: This weekend sees us back in Munster Club hurling action, when Waterford Champions Passage visit the Gaelic Grounds. Preparations are going well, but we will be minus fullback Kieran Breen, who misses the game through suspension. We have a clean bill of health. The action commences at 2pm next Sunday and here is hoping that the lads get a big support from the community and show Passage, that we too have fanatical supporters here in Limerick. Our club shop is again open on Friday night, for all your essentials for the day. There are Jerseys, Hoodies, hats and flags all at excellent prices. The shop will be open from 7pm to 8pm on Friday, so we hope to see you there. We wish Sean Stack and his management team the very best of luck and here is hoping we will be back in a Munster Final by Sunday evening.
Last Sunday afternoon, our U/10 hurlers played Monaleen in a great game. Despite the recent poor weather, Monaleen had their pitch in great condition and both teams played with great skill and tenacity throughout. John Fitzgerald and JJ Carey were very quick to get into their stride at midfield and our forwards were presented with many opportunities in the early period as a result. Patrick O Neill had a particularly good start, scoring 1-1 on his right side within the first 10 minutes, while Charles Hogan carried forward his great form at training with an outstanding score from an acute angle, to give Na Piarsaigh a good lead at half-time. As expected, Monaleen rallied at the start of the second half and put our lads under pressure with some vigorous, yet disciplined tackling. Another fine goal from Patrick O’ Neill settled our lads again and a great display from Luke Hegarty, in an unaccustomed position of centre half forward (the highlight of which was an excellent point with 5 minutes remaining) helped to seal a well earned victory, against a gallant Monaleen team, who never gave up. Dylan Lynch, James Naughton and Cathal Hassett all had particularly good games, while Cian Brosnan battled courageously in the 2nd half, despite picking up an injury. All players again, played very well and are showing signs of improvement, with every game. Well done, lads.
The lotto jackpot now stands at €15,200. Last week’s numbers were 18, 19, 20 & 22. Lucky dip winners were Maura Wall, Margaret Harty, Denis Crowley and Pat Moloney. Seller’s prize went to Timmy O Connor and Gerry Shannon the house draw. The under 13 hurlers are in County Final action this Saturday, in Claughaun at 2pm, when they take on Mungret. We wish them well.
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 month’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.
SPOKEN DANCE INTEGRATED DANCE SESSION WORKSHOP: Spoken Dance, Limerick’s first integrated dance company are holding open dance workshops at the Daghdha Space on Saturday, November 9 and Saturday, December 7 from 12pm to 1pm, at the Daghdha Church Dance Space, Dance Limerick, St. John’s Square, Limerick. These workshops are supported by Dance Limerick. Spoken Dance is a unique contemporary dance company, which strive to engage people with and without disabilities, in the art form of dance. Led by professional dance artists Mary Hartney, Sultan Kakar, Lisa Cahill, Rhona Coughlan and Danny Ahern, Spoken Dance create and perform new, exciting and challenging dance works. The company is committed to investigating in a safe and supportive environment, new methods for physical inclusivity and the integration of all bodies in a creative space. Spoken Dance and Dance Limerick are offering the people of Limerick, an exciting platform to engage in dance, no matter what your experience, age, or ability. For further information, please telephone 086 4085 877 (Lisa), or 086 1268 222 (Mary). You can also Email: email@example.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/SpokenDance
LIMERICK COUNTY ENTERPRISE BOARD AWARDS: The 2013 winner for the Limerick County Enterprise Board Enterprise Awards, has been selected as one of eight finalists to progress to the National Enterprise Awards Finals. The awards scheme for micro-enterprises, which culminates with an awards ceremony to be held in Dublin later this month, is organised nationally by the 35 County and City Enterprise Boards to recognise the outstanding achievements and enterprise successes of small businesses across Ireland. The Entrepreneur of The Year 2013 for Limerick County Enterprise Board, has been revealed as Paul Collins of Design Pro, based in Castlemahon. Mr Collins has been successful in the final judging stages and will now represent Limerick County in the finals of the National Enterprise Awards which will be at Dublin Castle. Speaking at the local awards ceremony, Mr Collins said “It’s with great pride and recognition to receive this award from the County Enterprise Board and to have been further selected as a finalist in the National Awards. I would like to personally thank the Enterprise Board for the support they have shown to me and the entire Design Pro team”. Design Pro designs and builds mechanical, automated and semi-automated machines for assembly and production lines. The business was established in 2004 by Paul Collins who studied mechanical engineering at Sligo Institute of Technology. On leaving college, Mr Collins worked with two of the major multinationals in the Shannon region, Molex and Kostal, where he gained experience in toolmaking and machine building.
Since starting in business, Design Pro have become a leading provider of provision automation and machine build services, with 32 client companies in the medical devices, pharma, electronics and automotive sectors. Design Pro have carved out a niche in the area of robotics and have recently completed the design and build of a customised robotic machine worth €1.5 million. They have an impressive list of blue chip clients such as Oral-b, ALPS, Molex, Tyco electronics, Boston Scientific and have strong international trade. The work carried out by the Enterprise Boards helps businesses grow and encourages job creation through an ethos of cultivating local entrepreneurship. Further information about the Awards, as well as information around the supports available to small businesses locally, is available on the Board’s website, www.lcoeb.ie.
OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERING INFORMATION EVENING: Are you interested in volunteering overseas for 4 weeks next summer? Please come along to SERVE in Solidarity’s information evening on Thursday, November 7 at 7pm in the Redemptorist Centre of Music, Mount St. Alphonsus, South Circular Road, Limerick. SERVE is an Irish development charity, which supports vulnerable communities in Brazil, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, India, Thailand and the Philippines. Volunteer roles include education, crèche, construction, health-care, agriculture, sport and art/drama. For further information, please telephone 091 781 231, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.serve.ie
THE KEARY FAMILY MUSIC: Please come along to the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Courtbrack Avenue (off Dock Road), Limerick on Friday, November 8 at 8pm, to see the Keary Family. Ann, Máire, Réamonn and David Keary come from a long line of musicians and, after childhoods spent putting on ‘Home concerts’, fighting over who was best at making up intricate harmonies and battles over practising - or not practising- they went on to have successful careers in the music world. Many years and children later, they are coming together with their families, to bring an eclectic mix of music to a Limerick audience, and all for the charity Aware, a cause close to their hearts. With fifteen musicians, composers and arrangers in the family, and a range of instruments (including piano, cello, double-bass, violin, viola, guitar, flute, percussion) this promises to be a very entertaining evening covering a diverse range of genres, from baroque to rock and jazz to pop, with the possibility of some unusual cross-overs along the way too! Performing with their parents will be: Fiachra and Ailbhe Mac Oireachtaigh, Colm, Eóin and Cian Scanlon, Anna and Seán Keary and Darragh, Alan, Mairéad and Liam Keary. For further information, please telephone 061 774 774, or Email: email@example.com Web: www.limetreetheatre.ie
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 can’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.
BEREAVED ADULTS CLUB: This Club offers bereaved adults the opportunity to meet others who are similarly bereaved in an informal social setting. The Club is hosted by volunteers who help bereaved individuals to socialise with each other over a cup of tea. It is not group therapy or counselling. This Club takes place in Milford Care Centre Canteen each Sunday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. For further information about this Club or other bereavement support services offered by Milford Care Centre, please contact 061 485 800 and ask to speak to a Social Worker.
LAUREL HILL SCHOOLS GATHERING EVENT: Laurel Hill Schools are calling on all past and present pupils, to attend a unique Gathering Event at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday, November 8 from 7pm. The schools are attempting to gather as many contact details as possible from past pupils and are encouraging people to spread the word. The fundraising event promises a night of reconnecting, reminiscing and meeting friends, both old and new. Limerick Greyhound Stadium Gates open at 6.30pm. First Race is at 7.45pm. All are welcome and tickets are now on sale in Laurel Hill Schools or through any member of the
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: There will be a Blood Donor Clinic at Scoil Ide, Corbally on Monday, November 11 from 6pm to 9pm.