Ahane/Castleconnell Jan 18

CASTLECONNELL 10K RACE IN AID OF BOAT CLUB: Get 2014 off to a flying start with by signing up today for this early season event.

CASTLECONNELL 10K RACE IN AID OF BOAT CLUB: Get 2014 off to a flying start with by signing up today for this early season event.

In addition to the 10K Race, new for 2014 is a 5Km Fun Run and Walk. The route map for the 5Km course will be posted on our website soon.

Your ideal motivation to throw on those runners and get training. On-line registration is now open here with a great early bird discounted entry fee for both walkers and runners. Please spread the word.

All proceeds to directly to fund the great work that Castleconnell Boat Club does for rowers of all ages and abilities. In its 6th year, we have once again made more improvements since last year, which are aimed to make the event even more enjoyable and safer for all concerned, including the new 5km event. To sign up register at: http://castleconnell10k.com

The 10K race has secured an AA1 permit, and has been officially measured. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, February 9, in Castleconnell and Clonlara, at 1.30pm

ACM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The ACM Annual General Meeting will take place at the ACM Centre on Wednesday, February 5, at the ACM Centre, 14-15 Castle Street, Castleconnell, commencing at 8.45pm. All shareholders are invited to attend. If you would like to volunteer as a member of the committee, please collect a nomination form at the ACM Centre and return on or before February 2, 2014. The AGM will be preceded by a Special General Meeting to accept or reject a number of proposed ACM rule changes. This meeting will commence at 8.15pm. Copies of agendas for both meetings and copies of proposed rule changes can be collected at the ACM Centre or by emailing info@castleconnell.ie

CARE OF THE AGED SAY THANKS: “Castleconnell, Ahane, Montpelier Care of the Aged would like to thank most sincerely all who contributed to their Christmas Church Gate collections at each of the Churches. The total collected was €3,760, which is very much appreciated. Can we reassure all who contributed or donated money to the organisation, that it will be put to good use for the benefit of the seniors of the parish. Hope to see you all on February 9th, at 3pm at The Castle Oaks House Hotel for our Christmas Party. Please contact your local committee member or Anne Ryan, at 377193 if you wish to join us.”

CONFIRMATION CEREMONY OF LIGHT AND ENROLMENT FOR ST. VINCENT’S NS: Confirmation children in St. Vincent’s, Lisnagry National School will celebrate their enrolment and ceremony of light with their families and teachers on Tuesday next, at 11.00am. “We are very grateful for all the love and support the children are receiving in preparation for this very special ceremony.”

SYMPATHY: Sympathy has been extended to the family of Paddy Ryan (Baker), New Line, Castleconnell, County Limerick, who passed away on Sunday December 29 last, at Millbrae Lodge Nursing Home, Newport. Paddy was a very popular member of the community, a very jovial person who always had a story or two to tell. He will be greatly missed by his loving son, Pat; daughter-in-law, Mary, granddaughter, Kate; sister, Nora; brother, George; sister-in-law, nephews, nieces. Relatives and friends. Paddy was laid to rest in Stradbally Cemetery, Castleconnell, after Requiem Mass on New Years Day in Castleconnell Church. May he rest in peace.

EXERCISES FOR ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS: Osteofit – Exercise for strong bones and good balance — The Osteofit classes restarted on Wednesday last in Monaleen GAA Hall at 2.00pm. The class is aimed at healthy independent active older adults. It involves a warm up, followed by exercises to help prevent falls and improve balance, strength, posture and bone density as well as some flexibility and relaxation. There is no commitment from you. You can come along whenever you can. Find out more on www.osteofit.ie. You are invited to a complimentary first class and then the cost is €8 per session. Regulars and newcomers always welcome.

AWARE’S NATIONWIDE SUPPORT SERVICES: “Help us encourage people to have meaningful conversations about mental health and raise funds for Aware’s nationwide support services. Hosting a tea party or coffee morning could help your friends or colleagues to understand more about mental health and most importantly how to get help if they or someone they love is experiencing a problem. Remember, ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’.

Get involved in the conversation on Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31. All you have to do is get together a group of friends, family or colleagues, put the kettle on and invite them to make a donation to Aware – it’s as simple as that! Help us highlight the need for meaningful conversations around mental health and also highlight the important, in many cases, life-saving services that Aware provides free of charge. Having helpful conversations around mental health is vital for the health of the nation.

There are many ways you can raise money at your event: you can ask your guests for an attendance fee, a donation to Aware or charge guests for their tea or coffee. You don’t have to be an expert to talk about mental health, but you can help people by educating them about our services and supporting the work of Aware.”

Aware Helpline is: 1890 303 302.