BEREAVEMENT: The death took place last Friday at the Regional Hospital of Ann Bourke Main Street, nee Tierney, widow of the late Tom and formerly of Limerick City. Ann will be remembered with affection, not just by her family but by all those whose lives she touched, she was a caring person, held in respect by all who knew her, she will be missed but remembered. Ann is survived by her daughter Helen, son Ken, brother Ger and Thomas and sister Breda, grandchildren Thomas, Ciara and Erin, nieces and nephews, son-in-law, Gerry, daughter-in-law Sharon and many friends, all who attended her funeral last Sunday. She is buried with her husband Tom in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
HOSPITAL NOVENA 2013: Beginning Saturday 26 October at 7.30pm. Topic: The Prevention of Suicide. Speaker: Tom McEvoy, Pieta House.
Sunday 27 October at 7.30pm Blessing of Babies and Children up to 3 years at 11am Mass. Topic: Caring For One Another (a blessing for the sick) Speaker Fr. Pat Coffey CC Thurles.
Monday 28 October at 7.30pm Topic: Our Lady Mother and Help To Us All. Speaker : Canon Eugene Everard PP Templemore.
Tuesday 29 October at 7.30pm. Topic: Adoration Of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Speaker: Fr. Tom O’Breen PP Ballylanders.
Wednesday 30 October at 7.30pm Topic: Going To Confession With Visiting Priests. Speaker: Fr. Liam Holmes. PP Knockainey.
Thursday: 31 October at 7.30pm. Topic: Is Religion Relevant Today? Speaker: Fr. Joe Walsh, CC Drombane.
Friday 1 November at 7.30pm. Topic: Is Compassion Dying In Our Society? Speaker: Fr. John Beatty, PP Anacarty.
Saturday 2 November at 7.30pm. Topic: Coping With Bereavement. Speaker: Fr. Jimmy Donnelly, CC.
Sunday 3 November at 7.20pm. Blessing of the graves with procession in the graveyard which starts at 7.20pm. Novena prayers and Benediction in the church afterwards.
There will be no weekly morning Masses in Hospital during the Novena except on Friday 1 November, Feast of all Saints and a holy day.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL: At last week’s meeting the chairperson congratulated the playground committee on the setting up of the playground. A representative from the committee attended the meeting to ask for help, about one hour a week, to clean up the leaves in the playground.
There was disappointment that the call for volunteers to man the car park, at the Mass on Saturday nights, was met with poor response, so once again more volunteers are asked to come forward. Votes of sympathy were recorded in the minutes for Christy Fogarty, formerly of Oldtown who died recently in England, Billy Quade, Elton and Mary O’Neill, nee Finn, Bruff.
HANDBALL: Congratulations to Michael Whelan and Eoghan Russell on winning the U16/17 team of four event in Crinkle Co Offaly. the Limerick team took on Monaghan in the final and were down by 17 aces before the Hospital players played their games. Great credit due to Michael and Eoghan with excellent serves and great skill displayed, they won both games well. Another All Ireland for Hospital and Limerick. The other two players were from Broadford who played their games first and lost both their games by 17 aces, so it was up to the Hospital players to get high scores which they certainly did.
HOSPITAL TENNIS CLUB: Singles League is on-going at the moment so be sure to check the notice board in the clubhouse for your league matches. The deadline for all matches to be played is 7 December. Congratulations to Shirley Real and Orlaigh O’Donaghue on winning the Lena Rice Tournament in Cashel last Sunday and also congrats to the ladies four team who narrowly lost the final of the South Tipperary League in a nail biting tie-breaker. Well done Tina, Evelyn, Margaret and Elaine. There is advanced coaching for adults every Wednesday night, if you are interested contact any committee member.
GAA: Indoor hurling is on each Thursday from 6 – 7 for all U7s down, all are welcome. the club would like to see new players join at all times including both boys and girls. On Thursday from 7 – 8 there is indoor hurling for all ages 7 – 12 years.
The schools played matches again during the week as their football season draws to an end. Well done to all teachers involved in both schools and club school coach Kevin O’Connor.
Congrats to Herbertstown school who won the recent Anthony Baggott cup at the school blitz organised by Herbertstown school and the HDA. A large crowd were treated to great games involving Knockainey, Lough Gur, Hospital and Herbertstown. Teas and refreshments were served by Herbertstown Parent’s Association and treats given to all players. After a thrilling final between Herbertstown and Knockainey, Herbertstown came out the winners and to finish a great day to huge cheers, captain Jack Baggott received the cup on behalf of his team. Well done also to Kevin O’Connor for all his help and having the field in such excellent condition.
BORD NA NOG: Held a social night in Sully’s bar for all parents, coaches and all who helped during the year and a great night was had by all.
Bord na nOg held a public meeting as part of their three year development plan. A very large attendance turned out and two county board officials held a very good workshop based meeting. The results from this meeting will hugely help formulating a new 3 year development plan for the teams and structures over the coming years. Thanks to all who attended and Liam O’Sullivan and Noel Hartigan for their contribution. The club will now set about putting the plan together and hope to launch it in the new year.
Bord na nOg are presently putting together a calendar based on the teams from U16 down to U6s, anyone with any team photos they could loan the club might give them to secretary Ann Maire Bagnell.
1960’s: There will be a 1960’s fund raising dance in Bulgaden Castle featuring Crystal Swing and Old News (support band) this Friday October 25, with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. This is a most worthy cause so let down your hair, roll back the years and swing the night away as in the swinging sixties. Admission €10. Please support.
OCTOBER FEST GATHERING: There will be music in all the pubs in Hospital over the three days of the bank holiday 25 – 27 October for the October Fest.