Feb 23

Pat Hartnett

Reporter:

Pat Hartnett

CARDS: The results of last week’s card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st, with ten games, Danny Barry and Brendan Kelly. 2nd, with nine games, Neil Scanlan and Timmy Dore. Table prizes Peter Culhane and Bobby Mullane, Peter Talbot and Eileen Geary, Maurice and Jamie Dore. Raffle Jimmy Murphy, Lena Nash, Donal Mulcahy, Sean Herlihy, Bridget Kenny. The game is held every Wednesday night at 9pm.

CARDS: The results of last week’s card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st, with ten games, Danny Barry and Brendan Kelly. 2nd, with nine games, Neil Scanlan and Timmy Dore. Table prizes Peter Culhane and Bobby Mullane, Peter Talbot and Eileen Geary, Maurice and Jamie Dore. Raffle Jimmy Murphy, Lena Nash, Donal Mulcahy, Sean Herlihy, Bridget Kenny. The game is held every Wednesday night at 9pm.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: The next Sunday afternoon tea dance at Monagea Parish Hall is on Sunday March 3rd from 3 to 6pm. Music will be provided by the Premier Blue Boys. Why not come along and enjoy a great evening’s entertainment and a cup of tea. All welcome.

AEROBICS: The aerobics class in Monagea Parish hall continues to attract a very good crowd. The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 8.30pm. This is a very good way to exercise and get rid of a few extra pounds. Get together with a few friends and try it out.

RECENT WEDDING: Congratulations to Caroline Phillips and Micheál O’Leary who were married in Monagea Parish Church recently. Caroline is the daughter of Gerard and Peg Phillips of Glenmore Strand. Micheál is from Kilcummin Killarney. Best wishes to them both for many years of happiness together.

DANCING CLASS: The dancing class in Monagea Parish Hall takes place every Thursday night from 8.30 to 10.30pm. There are currently between four and five sets attending. A few more sets could easily be accommodated. This is a great opportunity to improve your steps in a relaxed atmosphere. It is also a great social occasion. Everyone welcome.

LIMERICK GAA DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Monagea GAA club are asking everyone who wish to join the Limerick GAA club draw to do so as soon as possible. The first draw is due on the first Friday night of March. There are ten draws in 2013. The cost is €10 per draw of €100 in total. The top prize each month is €15,000 and there are 28 cash prizes in total. On some months there are bonus prizes of all Ireland tickets, both hurling and football, and accommodation. To join contact any Monagea GAA club member.

KANTOHER REUNION: A reunion, of former staff, milk suppliers, poultry producers and hauliers, of Kantoher Co-Op is being organised. If you fit into any of the above categories and would like to attend you can contact any of the following: Dave Noonan 087 0643904, David Hayes 087 1385758, John Carroll 087 2716024 or Mike Shanahan 087 2511474.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Monagea ladies football club organised a birthday remembrance mass for Eileen Carmody on Saturday last. Eileen would have celebrated her 50th Birthday around now. Her popularity was very obvious as the church was almost full. After the mass a bench in remembrance of Eileen was unveiled in the GAA field. The bench was blessed by Canon Duhig. The crowd then gathered in the Parish Hall for a most welcome cup of tea. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make this a very successful day and a fitting tribute to Eileen.

KNOCKFIERNA RAMBLING HOUSE: The very popular Knockfierna Rambling House will hold a special night of storytelling, music, singing etc at Kilfinny Community hall on Friday March 1st. at 8pm. So mark your diary for this date for what promises to be a wonderful nights entertainment. There is no admission fee. All are welcome.

LIMERICK WEST GROW IT YOURSELF: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its February meeting tonight Thursday 21st February at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be given by Rachael O’Grady who will speak about fruit trees. With the new growing season starting to get into gear this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be a small piece about potatoes with the emphasis be on taste, disease resistance etc. GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables. More information from www.giyireland.com.

The Witness: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March at 8pm. This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at €15 each.