Granagh Jan 18

Charity Cycle to Mizen: A sponsored cycle this summer is scheduled for August 10 to the 15 in aid of the Liskennett House project for the Handicapped. It is being promoted by St. Josephs Charleville and “Team Dave Riordan” who will organise the monster cycle from Malin Head to Mizen Head. The launching of the big event took place at Granagh Community Centre last Saturday night where all involved were “Special Guests” of the local development association who wish to give every possible help to the praiseworthy project, as will all the parishioner’s in due course. Speakers at the launch included David Doyle, Conor Counihan, Maura O Sullivan, Maurice O Riordan – on behalf of “Cycle team Dave Riordan”, John O Shea representing the “Fundraisers” and invited guests Keith Hanley (Voice of Ireland) and Nicky Quaid (Limerick Hurler)

Charity Cycle to Mizen: A sponsored cycle this summer is scheduled for August 10 to the 15 in aid of the Liskennett House project for the Handicapped. It is being promoted by St. Josephs Charleville and “Team Dave Riordan” who will organise the monster cycle from Malin Head to Mizen Head. The launching of the big event took place at Granagh Community Centre last Saturday night where all involved were “Special Guests” of the local development association who wish to give every possible help to the praiseworthy project, as will all the parishioner’s in due course. Speakers at the launch included David Doyle, Conor Counihan, Maura O Sullivan, Maurice O Riordan – on behalf of “Cycle team Dave Riordan”, John O Shea representing the “Fundraisers” and invited guests Keith Hanley (Voice of Ireland) and Nicky Quaid (Limerick Hurler)

Recent Weddings: Wedding greetings to Padraig Sheehy Coolrus, Granagh and Patricia Noonan Banogue on their big day which took place recently in Banogue Church.

William Kelly Graigacurra, Granagh was wed to Ciara Ryan Hospital, Co Limerick.

Denis Noonan was another parishioner wed in recent weeks to the girl in his life Grainne Histon of Cappagh. The best man was Fergal Noonan, groomsman Kevin Carroll and page boy was Colm. The bridesmaids were Debra Histon, Ava Moore and Catriona Kennedy. The chief celebrant was uncle of the groom Rev. Fr. Michael Noonan assisted by Rev. Fr. Dan Lane. Sean Kennedy and Danny Brady made the journey from the United States to be present for the wedding.

Recent weddings also included West Limerick TD. Patrick O Donovan Newcastlewest who wed Eileen Keary in Croagh church.

We join with all the newly wedded friends to wish them all every happiness in the future.

Killeline Entertained: Organised by MC. Pat Dalton and Josie O Keeffe of the Irish Red Cross Society and supported by members of Cheoil Luimni. The residents and staff of Killeline Nursing Home enjoyed a great Sunday afternoon of music, singing, dancing and stories from the following West Limerick entertainers, Tom O Donghue, John Mullins, Donie Lyons, David O Riordan, Con Warren, John O Riordan, Irene Quaid, Ida Hession, Martin Enright, Tommy O Riordan, Terence O Mahoney, Con Herbert, Sean O Gorman, Paddy Daly, Pat Curtin, Mary O Keeffe, Martin Keys and Ned McGee.

MC. Pat Dalton thanked all concerned for their generous support on behalf of Pat Brosnan- the promoter of Cheoil Luimni, and the Red Cross Society of Newcastlewest. The head nurse at Killeline expressed her sincere thanks to all who gave their time so generously to the entertainment and invited all to the evening tea which was very much appreciated.

NS. School Enrolment : We remind parents that enrolment forms for St. Josephs Boys and Girls National School are available to enrol their children for the school year 2014/2015. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday the January 31, 2014. For further details please call to school office or ring 061 399081.

Community Games: A reminder to parents of children U8 to U16 to encourage participation with the local Granagh/Ballingarry branch of the Community Games. As the current programme is most comprehensive, it would be impossible not to find an event to interest every child. Training and competitions are already started for U10’s and 13 girls soccer, U10’s boys soccer, draughts U12 and U14.

The arts county competitions will come up in the middle of the month of January, with U12-14 and U16 badminton, basketball, draughts, Gaelic, group singing, handball. athletics, swimming etc. Both participants and parents are assured of a most interesting 2014 Community Games programme to suit all interested in arts, crafts and sports/recreation.

Rockchapel Music/Song/Story: Jack Roche’s invitations to Rockchapel were widely spread around most of the Munster counties and included his kind welcome to the O’Riordan Brothers, Granagh. John O’Riordan sent his apology as he was involved in an immigrant’s party in Patrickswell. The Cork venue included musicians on this occasion who were a little different from their singing nights. They had contributions from Mossy Dee, Jimmy Lenihan, Johnny Morrissey, Tommy O Riordan, Jim Lyons, David O Riordan – Granagh Ballingarry, George and Michael Church, Con Warren, Ita McQuinn, Con Fitzgerald, Ned and Mary McCarthy, Peg Kelly, Pat O Sullivan, Tom McKenna, Christy Cronin and Tom O Sullivan. Once again jack Roche MC arranged a great traditional night of music, song and stories with nice refreshments at the interval.