IRISH MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION 5K WALK: The community of Pallasgreen have come together to fundraise for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association with a 5km walk on Saturday 23 February. A member of their community is at present battling this incurable disease. This walk is hoping to raise much needed funds for the research and wonderful care carried out by the IMNDA.
The walk starts at 2pm from the Pallasgreen Community Centre. The route will take in one of the most scenic and spectacular areas of County Limerick and finishing back at the centre where refreshment will be served. Everyone is invited to come along and support this very worthy cause and a group of walkers from the Hospital area and surrounding areas will join this walk.
On the day the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association will have a stand at the community centre in order to provide information about the organisation and the services provided.
BASKETBALL: Morning Star under 12 “Bears” team played their best game of the season last Sunday 17 February against Celtic in Limerick City. The final score was unkind to them losing by one basket 15-13.They led for most of the game and looked like they were in for a victory when two unanswered baskets gave the hosts the outcome they were looking for. It was a tense and exciting game with very little between the two teams. The girls gave it their best and credit is due to the effort they put in. The noise in the gym was deafening as spectators and parents from both teams urged the girls on.
Must be mentioned that four of the players play in our club U10 team. They made their presence felt with two of them scoring. The Morning Star players were Aisling Real, Lauren Houlihan, Jade Kelly, Mary Doherty, Moya Bourke, Celenia Sherin, Caoimhe Real, Sarah Jane Cooke, Nano McCarthy, and Moly Lloyd.
THE WITNESS: A musical by Carol and 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 co-ordinated 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 8 and Saturday 9 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 particular enjoy this musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel.. 061/774774 or www.limericktreetheatre.ieat €15 each.
MUSICAL: Transition Year students at John the Baptist Community School will present their musical “POPTASTIC” in the school gym on Friday 22 February at 8pm and Saturday 23 February at 8.30pm. It tells the story of a young girl trying to make it into show business. Once again the producers and directors of the musical have brought the talents of these young students.
GAA SENIOR ACTIVITY: The draw for the senior hurling and intermediate football championship was made recently. In the hurling they are grouped with reigning champions Kilmallock plus the intermediate winners from the last two years, Ballybrown and Effin. In the football the club take on Gerald Griffins, Bruff, Cappamore, Na Piarsaigh and Oola. And also the U21 hurling championship is due to commence in the next few weeks.
Membership for the coming year is also due, €30 for adults, €20 for students and €10 for children, just a reminder that the 10 year membership cards have now expired. The Limerick Development (Mackey Stand) draw which is a major source of revenue for the club, commences in the next few weeks, the club are hoping that people can help them by subscribing to the draw as the club has to reach a certain quota of members before it can avail of the funding.
BORD NA NOG: On the Bord na nOg front the U14’s return to training this Saturday at 4pm, while the U16’s commence at Sunday at 6pm. As of 1 January gum shields are compulsory for footballers of all age groups and this rule will have to be strictly adhered to during all trainings and games. The club will hold a Foundation Coaching Course on Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9. This is an enjoyable and practical experience, it is open to anyone but the club would hope that anyone involved in coaching underage teams would attend.
2013 is a big year for the club as Limerick will host the U14 Feile Championship. It takes place on the weekend of 5, 6 and 7 of July. They will be hosting a team from outside the County and some big games in the local field so they are asking parents to keep that weekend free, if at all possible. The club is also urging parents with players on the U14 panel to help them out hosting players from their guest club. All parents, like coaches, have to be Guarda vetted, forms can be obtained from secretary AnneMarie Bagnell.