May 4

Gerard O’Connell 086

Reporter:

Gerard O’Connell 086

CHARITY 5 Km RUN/WALK: Friends of Limerick ’73 would like to thank everybody who helped make their 5km Run/walk a hugely successful event last Saturday evening at the Idler Bar, Knockane, Pallasgreen. We would like to thank our main sponsor Senator James Heffernan for his contribution to the event and thanks to East Limerick Community Radio, Knockane GAA, PJ Quirke, Naughton Oil, Tony Greene, Idler Bar, Limerick Sports Store, Cadburys Ireland and Jamie Kirby for sponsoring prizes. We would like to extend a special thanks to the many friends who helped with car parking duties and stewarding, baking and sandwich making, first aiders and photographers and the girls who helped with registration and time-keeping. Thanks to Pat Cronin and Nyle Wolfe our sound engineers, Pat Quinn and Patrick O’Dwyer for providing Car Parks, James Sexton for time-keeping, Thomas O’Connor our chief Marshal and Sean Foley who led out our walkers, Doon Community Council , Andrew Moloney and Sean O’Malley from Limerick county council and Sean Dawson Marquee hire. Our special guests Borrisoleigh/Doon Harriers for taking part in the walk with their hounds and last but not least thanks to the many Runners and walkers who participated in our event.

CHARITY 5 Km RUN/WALK: Friends of Limerick ’73 would like to thank everybody who helped make their 5km Run/walk a hugely successful event last Saturday evening at the Idler Bar, Knockane, Pallasgreen. We would like to thank our main sponsor Senator James Heffernan for his contribution to the event and thanks to East Limerick Community Radio, Knockane GAA, PJ Quirke, Naughton Oil, Tony Greene, Idler Bar, Limerick Sports Store, Cadburys Ireland and Jamie Kirby for sponsoring prizes. We would like to extend a special thanks to the many friends who helped with car parking duties and stewarding, baking and sandwich making, first aiders and photographers and the girls who helped with registration and time-keeping. Thanks to Pat Cronin and Nyle Wolfe our sound engineers, Pat Quinn and Patrick O’Dwyer for providing Car Parks, James Sexton for time-keeping, Thomas O’Connor our chief Marshal and Sean Foley who led out our walkers, Doon Community Council , Andrew Moloney and Sean O’Malley from Limerick county council and Sean Dawson Marquee hire. Our special guests Borrisoleigh/Doon Harriers for taking part in the walk with their hounds and last but not least thanks to the many Runners and walkers who participated in our event.

There was a great turnout from the parish with a very large contingent also from Moreabbey Milers A.C. who filled three of the first places in Mike Curley Cunningham, Thomas Blackburn and Stuart Moloney. Michael Carmody of Limerick A.C. set the winning time in 15.44. Declan O’ Connor came in 8th in 17.24. A great run from Seamus Hayes (18.03) saw him finish in 10th just ahead of Denis O’ Connor in 18.08. Denis Lawton (18.23) was impressive in 13th but pick of the top fifteen from a parish view pint was Dermot Murnane who came in 14th in 18.46. We don’t see enough of Dermot on the circuit and this result should spur him on for further involvement. 19th was Will O’ Dwyer (19.38), Evan McMahon (20.21) in 24th which again was a great run for a first timer followed home by our own legend, Ned Gammell in the same time. Pat Sheehan (20.54) was 28th and next was a surprise package in the name of Ciaran Ryan M. The early morning training session done by Ciaran of late (21.13) brought him home in 21.13 for 31st place, and the performance of the bottom half of the table goes to John Barry in 33th. John did a tortoise run the week prior in The Jacinta Moloney 10K in U.L. but he powered past James McMahon (21.21) in 34th, Dessie O Connor (21.26) in 35th, Liam McMahon (21.28) in 36th, Martin Franklin (21.34) in 38th and Oliver Ryan (21.54) in 42nd. Alan Hanley of Knockane a first year student in Hospital did great in 54th (22.32) ahead of P.J. Quirke (22.58) in 59th and Lary O’ Grady (23.12) in 61st. Denis O’ Sulivan (25.34) in 65 was one ahead of the first lady in the parish Ann Hayes of Cloughadereen who finished 66th in (23.54). Gary Fraher in 68th came home in 24.08 with eight year old Josh McMahon of Coologue the youngest competitor who finished 73th, in 24.42 in 78th position in 25.10 was Kyron O’ Donnell..Marita Barrett (25.30) was 80th just ahead of Richard Hayes (25.54) and Gillian Hickey 89th in (27.04). Nine year old Josh O’ Connor came in 100th in a time of 29.04 with Linda O’ Connor (29.40) and Abigail O’ Connell back in 101st and 102nd respectively.

The highlight of the run was the number of parish participants and the whole ambience of the evening was a throwback to the past. The work and commitment of the committee was evident from early morning in setting up a Marquee and with the Munster game live the late arrivals were car parked in a quick and efficient manner. The Idler Snug became the computer H.Q. and Canteen and there was a great spread of cakes, buns and refreshments after the event. The run went past the school house, down to Templebraden Church past Dick O’ Brien’s and back into Kilcornan finishing at The Idler Bar.

High Noon on Sunday saw a few foot soldiers rally to the call of John O’ Dea of Kilteely. Many were called but only a few followed. John is a candidate for the Mayoral Electon in Kilteely and he had a 4.65 mile challenging run via Carrakittle, Scart and up and up Davy Quirke’s hill to Kilteely.

The winner of a sizable cup was Declan O’ Connor followed home by John Shanahan of Doon, Will O’ Dwyer, John O’ Dea and P.J. Quirke were next with Josh O Connor getting great use of his new trainers combining the walk and run.

Next Sunday sees a number of parish participants take to the Streets of Limerick in The Great Limerick 6 Mile, Half Marathon and Marathon. Please LIKE the Pallasgreen Templebraden Facebook Page if you are participating and we will give all our competitors a mention.

AUCTION OF PARISH HOUSE: The auction of the parish house in Moymore takes place on Wednesday 29th May at 3.30pm in the Community Centre. All enquiries to our auctioneers Helen Mc.Cormack, 51 Upper William Street, Limerick 061446066 or Matthew Ryan, Bank Place, Tipperary Town 06251211.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT 5K EVENT: Darkness into light 5k Walk in aid of Pieta House( Suicide Prevention Centre) takes place at 4am on Saturday Morning 11th May 2013. Join us for this symbolic event, 20 venues nationwide. See dil.pieta.ie for more details or phone 061 484444.

PALLASGREEN YOUTH CLUB FASHION SHOW: Pallasgreen Youth Club is presenting a Fashion Show in the Community Centre on the 12th of May. This show will be displaying the latest fashion trends from some of the top shops in Munster, under the expertise of Fashion & Creative Consultant Grainne Vaughan.There will also be numerous stalls available on the night if you wish to purchase a few bits and bobs. Spot prizes on the night. Tickets are €10 each and are available from Youth Club members and leaders.

CHURCH NEWS: First Friday May 3rd- Mass in Nicker Church 9am. Mass in Templebraden Church 7.30pm. Adoration in Nicker Church 7pm-8pm

Talks and testimonies on our faith: In this year of faith the Church encourages us to ‘have a personal encounter with Christ’ In order to help us do this, a series of talks and testimonies on the wonder of our faith are taking place in Kilcommon on the next 7 Monday nights which started last Monday 29th April with Mass at 8pm. If you would like to experience the power of God in your life this is for you. A bus will run every Monday night from Old Pallas leaving at 7.15pm cost 5. to book a seat call Mary on 086-8612237 or Breda on 087-6644968

SYMPATHY: Sympathies are extended to Mary Kennedy New Pallas on the passing of her brother Jerry Murphy of Ballyvistea, Emly Co Tipperary last weekend. Funeral was from Davern’s funeral home Hospital to St Ailbe’s Church Emly. Following requiem Mass internment took place in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathies to his sisters Nora Mai and Mary, nephews, nieces relatives and friends.

The death took place last week of Noreen Kelly (nee O’Sullivan) of the Grove and formerly of Newtown Hill Clarina and Kilfinane.. Funeral was from Downey’s funeral home Pallaskenry to St Joseph’s Church Ballybrown. Following requiem Mass interment took place in Mungret Cemetery. Sympathies are tendered to her daughter Sharon Kelly of No 20 the Grove relatives and friends.

Kieran Ryan of Old Pallas is bereaved following the passing of his uncle Patrick (Pat) Ryan of Convent View Cappamore and St Anthony’s Nursing home. Funeral was from Meehan’s funeral home Cappamore to Cappamore Church. Following requiem Mass internment took place in Clonkeen cemetery. Sympathies are extended to his relatives and friends.

CHURCH RENOVATION DRAW: Sincere thanks to all who have joined this year’s draw. The first draw will now take place on Friday 17th May. Promoters are asked to return tickets and money to Fr Burns as soon as possible please. We appeal to anyone who may be able to sell a ticket or two to do son in the coming weeks.

GYMNASTIC SUCCESS: Congratulations to Saoirse Corbett of Garranemore who was the star performer at last Sunday’s Regional Gymnastic Individual finals in Ennis. Saoirse who continues to reap the rewards for her amazing talents is no doubt a future star in the making. Defying her tender age of 14 her performance of agility and tremendous ability saw her in magnificent form during her routine in the floor events. She won a Gold for the Floor Event and took a further Gold in the Bar Event. She continued her haul of medals when she won a Silver Medal in both the Beam and Vault events. Saoirse now goes forward to the All Ireland Individual Finals in UL on Saturday May 18th and we wish her continued success.

ST FINTAN’S CBS DOON- CLOSING CEREMONY: The closing ceremony for St Fintan’s CBS takes place on Sunday 12th May 2013. There will be concelebrated Mass on the School grounds at 2pm followed by a book launch, flag lowering ceremony, entertainment and refreshments. All are welcome.

ROAD HURLING TOURNAMENT: Pallasgreen GAA Club will be holding a Road Hurling Tournament on May Bank Holiday Monday (6 May) at 5pm from Old Pallas to Club Field via Nicker. Team of 3 costs €20 to enter and 1 member of the team must be a Juvenile player (U-6 to U-16). Registration will start from 4.30pm at outside Co-Op in Old Pallas. All support appreciated.

TABLE QUIZ: Kilteely/Dromkeen Mayoral Candidate Breda O’Grady is holding a campaign fundraiser in Ahern’s Lounge Kilteely on this Saturday night May 4th at 9.30pm. She is holding a Table Quiz and a table of 4 cost just €20. There will be a big raffle on the night and plenty of prizes. All support would be greatly appreciated.

PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No winner April 22nd Draw. Jackpot Draw of €5,300. Numbers drawn were 5.18.24.27. Lucky Dip Winners: James Buckley, Mary Hourigan, James McMahon, Bernie O’Doherty, Garry Fraher

Knockane GAA Lotto : No winner April 22nd Draw. Numbers drawn were13.17.19.22. Lucky Dip Winners: Denis O’Sullivan, Robbie Keogh, Brian and Laura O’Connell, Miriam McCormack. Seller’s Prize. Roger Butler.

GAA NEWS: Congratulations to Lorcan O’Dwyer and the rest of the Limerick Senior Football Panel on winning the Allianz NFL Division 4 title for 2013. The standard of play and level of work put into the league will stand the team in good stead going into the Championship.

Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part.

Club Fixtures.

On Tuesday night in Kilteely Pallasgreen played Knockane in the East Junior Football League. In a tough and hard fought contest Pallasgreen won the match by a score of 0-16 to 1-6.On Thursday night our U-12’s played Claughaun in Claughaun. A strong and spirited display saw our young players emerge victorious on the evening by a score of 1-4 to 1-3.

Friday night saw the turn of our Senior Footballers who played Galbally in the All County Football League. A heavy pitch did not impede either team overly, which saw Pallasgreen emerge victorious by a scoreline of twelve points to nine. Scorers on the night were:

Kevin Barry four points, all frees

Seamus Hayes two points

Chris McMahon one point, free

Eoin Roche, David McMahon, Seamus Mulcahy, Tom Franklin and Tony McMahon, all one point.. Also in action this weekend were our U-10 hurlers who took part in a blitz over in Cappamore. Well done to all the players and selectors who took part.