Mar 30

Joe McCarthy 061-398

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Joe McCarthy 061-398

County Enterprise Awards: Congratulation to Ms Mairead McMahon and the Transition Year team ‘Bí Sabháilte’ whose Household Safety Awareness Manual won the Best Marketing Award at the County Enterprise Board competition on March 13th.

County Enterprise Awards: Congratulation to Ms Mairead McMahon and the Transition Year team ‘Bí Sabháilte’ whose Household Safety Awareness Manual won the Best Marketing Award at the County Enterprise Board competition on March 13th.

Junior Cert Business Awards: Congratulations to Cian O’Mahoney, Dara Noonan & Mary Ahern whose achievement of an ‘A’ grade result in their Junior Cert Business Studies exam was recognised at the Kenny Business School / BSTAI Junior Certificate Awards Ceremony in the UCH, UL on March 6th.

Coláiste Mhuire’s Got Talent: Congratulations to all involved in this year’s Coláiste Mhuire’s got Talent! After many weeks of rehearsals, mentoring and preparation, performers did themselves and the school proud in a spectacular show which took place in Coláiste Mhuire on Thursday 14th March. The Sports Hall was full to capacity with family, friends, and teachers of the performers. The spectacular show moved with style and ease thanks to the very capable presenting skills of Maria Prendeville and Cian O’Mahoney and the wonderful sound, light and staging ably undertaken by Mania Events.

Judges Aoife Kearney, Davina Noonan and Spin Southwest’s Eoghain Fitzgerald had a very tough decision to make on the night. Eoghain Fitz worked up the tension and excitement as he announced the winners. Sam Adams (2nd Yr) took the title of winner of ‘Coláiste Mhuire’s Got Talent 2013’, a very popular choice with the audience. 2nd place went to the traditional music group The Wingers consisting of John Shiels (6th Yr), Stephen Carrig (5th Yr) and Sean Finucane (3rd Yr), and 3rd place went to Aoife Meade in 5th Yr.

Many thanks to the many staff and parents who worked behind the scenes to prepare for the show and who helped on the night to ensure the smooth running of this major event. A well deserved special thank you to Ms Máirín McAuliffe who again produced a wonderful show.

Thank you also to the huge crowd who attended and supported each act. Once again, many congratulations to all students who took part, they were all winners!

LOCAL LOTTERIES: The Askeaton/Ballysteen Community Council Lotto Draw. The jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 19, 20, 24. Lucky dip winners were Joe Whelan c/o J. Whelan, Eileen O’Connor c/o N. Allen, N. Allen c/o N. Allen, Roisin McKnight c/o Mgt McKnight, Mike Carrig c/o N. Allen. Next weeks jackpot is €2,900.

ASKEATON GAA LOTTO DRAW: The jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 10, 17, 20, 21. Lucky dip winners were Pakie O’Donoghue c/o Larry Meade, Dolores Foley c/o Dick Costello, Marie Carrig c/o Larry Meade, Patricia Morrisroe c/o Patricia Morrisroe. Promoters prize, Larry Meade. Next weeks jackpot is €7,400 and the venue is Casey’s.

LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS: We wish to thank you all for your participation in last Friday night’s Stations of the Cross which commenced in William Street and concluded at Our Lady’s Grotto in St. Mary’s Terrace.

We especially thank those responsible for helping in the preparation for the celebration.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross. The final Stations of the Cross take place on Good Friday next, March 29 at 7.30pm, starting at Ballymore and concluding in the Parish Church.

The effort and commitment of residents in all the areas where the Stations of the Cross have taken place during the Lenten season has been most encouraging. The outward display of pictures, candles and flowers on each route along with the participation of locals during each celebration has helped enhance the atmosphere each Friday night. We ask all residents of the parish to continue this for our Good Friday Stations.

LIMERICK YOUTH COMMUNITY GAMES: The Limerick Youth Community Games Committee is organising a sponsored climb of Croagh Patrick on April 21. This is in aid of both Headstrong (The National Centre for Youth Mental Health) and the Limerick Youth Community Games. Support for climb and the climbers is needed to ensure funds are raised for these two very strong causes.

To obtain sponsorship cards please contact Sarah O’Meara on 085 1141609 or donations can be made online via www.limerickcommunitygames.com/youth.

ASKEATON CONTEMPORARY ARTS: Askeaton Contemporary Arts would like to thank the following for all their help and support with Aaron Lawless artwork “What’s a Little Fallout?” which went on to win first prize for best float in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Askeaton Civic Trust, Askeaton/Ballysteen Community Council, Askeaton, St. Patrick’s Day Committee, Faber Studios Limerick, Roddy Buchanan, Donal Cagney, Carl Doran, Nora Downes, FAS, Anita Guinane, Ann Horrigan, Derek Horrigan, Sean Lynch, Kevin O’Keeffe, Mike McCarthy snr., Mike McCarthy jnr., Ben McMahon, John Moone, Rory Prout.

FAST: Askeaton/Ballysteen Youth Club are doing a 24 hour fast on Friday, March 29 (Good Friday) in aid of Askeaton/Ballysteen Youth Club and the Butterfly Club.

There will be boys and girls selling lines, your donations would be greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU: A big thank you to Mike McCarthy and crew at the Hall for all the help he gave us for Paddy’s Day.

Congratulations on a great parade. Well done!

Also to all who called for a cup of tea and the chat! Mary Barron (Bluebells).

CHIROPODY CLINIC: Ms Marie Toomey will attend the Health Centre, Plunkett Road on Tuesday, April 9 at 10am. Contact Breda Kelly to arrange appointment on 086 3481586 before Monday April 8.

ASKEATON/BALLYSTEEN BORD NA NOG:

Under 12 football trip to Croke Park.

Askeaton/Ballysteen Bord na nOg is delighted to announce that their under 12 football team have been chosen to represent their club and play on the hallowed turf of GAA headquarters in Croke Park. This great event is to take place on Wednesday, April 3.

Askeaton/Ballysteen Bord na nOg will hold a fundraising table quiz on Monday, April 1, in Kennedy’s bar. All proceeds will go towards under 12 trip to Croke Park. Your support would be greatly appreciated.