Caherconlish July 13

COMMUNITY ALERT: Caherconlish/Caherline Community Alert has received permission for an additional period from An Garda until the end of July to collect for the new signage in the area. It was not realised how big the task was but nevertheless progress is being made in trying to cover all districts in the community parish area. Anybody who wishes to contact the Community Alert committee especially those who were not in when our volunteers called on you, can do so.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Caherconlish/Caherline Community Alert has received permission for an additional period from An Garda until the end of July to collect for the new signage in the area. It was not realised how big the task was but nevertheless progress is being made in trying to cover all districts in the community parish area. Anybody who wishes to contact the Community Alert committee especially those who were not in when our volunteers called on you, can do so.

The areas yet to be called on are part Knockatana, Carrigarreely, Pust North, Skahard, Hundred Acres West, High Park, Anglode, Srahane, Woodfarm, Castle Erkin North and South, Ballyadam, Moig, Clashbane, Greenane Upper, and Ballybrood (Mountminnett, Killeagh, Rockfarm).

The committee are thrilled with the response from all districts of the community/parish area to date with a Text Messaging Membership currently in the region of three hundred people signed up.

NOTE FOR YOUR PROPERTY PROTECTION: This is traditionally the time for holidays and all residents are advised to take on board the safety measures referred to on the community hand-outs provided already.

COCA COLA FEILE NA NGAEL: The Feile na nGael Festival of underage hurling took place in Limerick last weekend. The local Caherline young hurlers won their first won their two games. Playing in Div 6, they accounted for London 1gl 8pts to 2pts on Friday at Fr Hayes Park, followed on by winning against St Felims Cavan by double scores 4gls 8pts to 2gls and 4pts at Rhebogue on Saturday morning. At the same venue they met an inform St Patricks who proved a little strong for them. However they made the semi-final by virtue of the earlier two wins. St Moninne were their opponents at this stage who had a ten point win against the locals, 1gl 13pts to 1gl 3ts.

PARKS TENNIS: Parks Tennis Coaching will be held in the Tennis Courts Caherconlish from July 1 to July 25. Registration. One hour classes daily from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Fee €35 per child for 4 weeks. Enquiries 0872561638. All equipment supplied. Great work is being undertaken by Nancy Lane, Michael Bourke etc on behalf of the community in organising and maintaining the community aspect of the grounds.

THE MEADOW: Last week this column covered the non-cutting of the grass in Caherconlish Square by the contractors on behalf of the local government authority. It should not be up to anyone other than the people contracted to cut it. One assumes they get paid for it. There is a possible answer to this state of affairs. Heretofore, Limerick County Council engaged the contracting firms but this year it’s the newly formed joint authority Parks Dept who strike up the contracts and issue the orders. The cheapest contractor is engaged accordingly. The service this year is to say the least, dismal especially when it comes to a place like Caherconlish Town Square. May it be stated that Caherconlish was a town long before the cross road places had their first inn and now endowed with political patronage. If the new joint authority parks dept policy of service and is what we are going to enjoy in the future then the upcoming annual household charges and rates will have to be looked at by local businesses and residents. Phil Hogan would want to get out his stick on this one.

CAHERCONLISH GAA FOOTBALL CLUB: Training continues in the GAA field next Tuesday evening 6pm to 7pm for U8, U10, and U12. Please remember to bring you gum shields. U12 played a match at home last Thursday evening July 27 against Mungret/St Pauls they put in a great performance on the evening and played some lovely football with some very good phases of passing and it was great to see some long range points kicked on the night. The team won on a score line of 5-06 to 3-01. The team on the night was U12 Panel, Darragh McNamara, Aaron McNamara, Diarmuid Murnane, Matt Hogan, Jack Carroll, James Halvey, Matthew O Connor, Nicholas Tierney, Evan Ronan, Niall O’Connor, Sean Erasmus, Jake Kennedy, Adam Croker. U6 Football training this Friday evening after hurling. PARENTS: All underage players are required to wear a Gum Shield this year at all times whether it is training or a blitz or a match. Fundraising: We would like to thank everyone that contributed to our clothes collection, anyone that may still have clothes for collection put them to one side we will be holding another collection later in the year or if you do not have storage room we will gladly take them off your hands at any time. Now that the school year is coming to an end we will take any clothes you a getting rid of at training on Tuesday evening just contact any of the coaches.

BOSKILL EQUESTRIAN CENTRE SUMMER CAMPS: Dates as follows: - J uly 1 to 5: July 8 to July 12; July 15 to July to 19; July 19 to August to 23; August 26 to August 30. Refer to Wesley for prices. Times 10am to 3pm daily Activities include: Horse riding, horse care, stable management, horse knowledge, pony games, arts and crafts, trekking, gymkhana and lots of fun for all ages. We cater for complete beginners and experienced riders. Limited spaces available. Call Wesley on 0857673468 to book or for more information. Location: Boskill, Caherconlish, Co Limerick

CAHERCONLISH AFC: “200 Club” results - €400 Aiden Ryan, €200 Paul Tracey, 3 x €50 each Sean Bourke, Agnes Ryan, Jackie Barry. Next draw Friday July 26 in Lynch’s Bar. Thanks for your continued support. Country Music Night in aid of Milford Hospice will be held in Mulcahy’s Lounge on Saturday August 10. Music by Matt Dillon, Pig on Spit, Spot Prizes. Admission only €5. Come along for a good night for a worthy cause.

THE GATHERING AT KILTEELY DROMKEEN: As the programme for ‘The Gathering’ shapes up the organisers urgently request contact with friends and former parishioners and invite them to this event which runs in conjunction with the local festival. Events to look out for include (1) Cross Roads Dancing at The Teach on Thursday 18, at 8pm followed by a session. (2) Local historical trails. 10 am Kilteely and 1.30 Dromkeen. Tickets available from the KDC office..(Tel 061 388814) and Dromkeen post office. Tel 384201. (3)Sunday 21 genealogy workshops and historical exhibition at 11.30.am.(4) Tuesday 23. Local history followed by Cuairdíoch at The Teach.

KELLOGGS CUL CAMP: This Year’s Summer Camp is currently place in glorious sunshine in the GAA Field, Caherconlish. Summer Camp Coordinator is John Hickey who had everything in tip top shape for the event.

CAHERLINE GAA: Juvenile Club 5 Mile Sponsored Walk will take place on Saturday July 27. The walk will leave the Millennium Centre at 6pm. Sponsorship Cards are available and all support is greatly appreciated by the club.

ANNUAL OPEN AIR MASS: Annual Mass in Inch St. Lawrence Cemetery is set for 7.30pm on Friday August 9. This is an annual event now well established and looked forward to eagerly by all parishioners. The ancient site dedicated to remembering the Feast of St Laurence, The Martyr, is traditionally celebrated in early August. A Pattern Day was formerly held close to this site in the distant past.