CHERISHED MEMORIES OF FEILE NA NGAEL 2013: Feile 2013 has come and gone but it has left wonderful memories for the parish of Pallasgreen and Templebraden.
The National Festival of Hurling came to Pallasgreen last Friday when our special guests Naas Juvenile hurling team arrived at 3pm to take on the local side. Ironically it was forty years ago when Naas were again our visitors and we all know what happened that year The local field was looking fantastic in the wonderful sunshine with flags and bunting enhanced the venue. Before the game a few formalities were the order and the visitors were now settled in. A very young Pallas side were no match for the talented Kildare outfit who went on to reach the semi final. After the game both teams, supporters and family members were treated to refreshments laid on by members of the juvenile and senior club. As the dust settled after the game they were introduced to their host families for their stay over the weekend. The following day both Naas and Pallas were camped at the South Liberties GAA Ground (Knockea) were the hurling really started. Pallas had no luck in the games with Crotta O’Niells of Kerry and the local side South Liberties. But our visitors Naas came out of the group to reach the semi final only to come out second best to Old Christians of Limerick City.
Later that evening and feeling despondent they came back to the community Centre and to a reception and some presentations were made on both sides.
Congratulations to the Juvenile Club under chairman Jimmy Hourigan and his committee for a job well done and all who helped out to make it a wonderful weekend. To the senior club for their input and to all the parents, supporters and everyone played their part in making the Naas team feel very welcome, also to our local players who were treated very special over the weekend.
Panel of players; Cullum Cosgrave, Josh Davern, Michael Fitzgerald, Michael Franklin, Aaron Greene, Alan Hanley, John Hickey, Conor Linnane, Cian Lonergan, Donnocha Looby, Adam Lynn, Colin McMahon, Colm McMahon, Aidan McNamara, Timmy Murnane, Alex Murphy, Kyle O’Connell, Michael O’Connell, Tommy O’Connor, John O’Donnell, Kyran O’Donnell, Sean O’Dwyer, Karl Rafferty, Patrick Rodahan, David Ryan, Sean Savage, Shane Bradshaw, Nathan McNamara,
PATRICK SARSFIELD 320 FESTIVAL: To commemorate the 320th anniversary of the death of Patrick Sarsfield, a four day festival will be held in Knockane from July 25 to 28. In preparation for this festival, a fundraising table quiz will be held in The Idler Bar, Knockane on Saturday July 13 at 9.30 p.m. All support would be greatly appreciated.
SARSFIELD 320 FESTIVAL July 25 -28
Thursday July 25: 7p.m. Official Festival Opening at Knockane GAA Grounds by MEP Brian Crowley
7.30 p.m. Denis Whelan Memorial Junior Football Tournament Semi-Final: Knockane v Kilteely
8.30 p.m. Historical Talk on the Life of Patrick Sarsfield (Hosted by Pallasgreen/Templebraden Historical Society) at Garrydoolis National School Introduction by Lord Bellew, a relative of Patrick Sarsfield. Talk by Liam Irwin, Historian
Friday July 26: 7 p.m. Denis Whelan Cup Second Semi-Final: Emly v Pallasgreen
8.30 p.m. –‘Dancing at the Crossroads’ at the Idler Bar car park with the Brigid Whelan School of Dancers and Pat O’Dea Set dancers from Kilteely
Special display of the art of ‘Churn Rolling’ by kind permission of the Ryan (Doe) Family, Tipperary. Members of Knockane GAA Club will also take part!!
10 p.m. Trad night and Craic in the Idler Bar to follow: Music by various artists Saturday 27 : 11 a.m. Free Guided Walk of Historic Limerick with Siobhán English. The meeting point for this walk will be at the Hunt Museum, Rutland St. at 10.45 a.m. (Approximately two hours)
3 p.m. Traditional Open Sports Day at Knockane GAA Grounds, hosted by the club. Come and enjoy a variety of both adult and children’s sporting events – you might even win a medal!
9.30p.m-11.30p.m. Free open-air concert with the band; ‘Reverse the Hearse’ at the idler Bar car park. (Secure car parking available locally.)
2.30 p.m. A Service for Peace at Templebraden Church with Fr. Patrick Burns, P.P , Templebraden Church Choir, local children and adults, as well as guests.
In front of the church, immediately afterwards there will be a Military Parade, Drama, Costumed Riders, Music and the Laying of Wreaths to commemoratethe 320th anniversary of the death of Cavalry General Patrick Sarsfield, Defender of Limerick and Marshal of France at landen in the Spanish Netherlands (Belgium) in 1693. Amongst those in attendance will be Cllr Kathleen Leddin, (Mayor of Limerick), Ms. Aurelie Bonal (French Embassy), Mr. Michael Aendenhof (Belgian Embassy), Irish Army Colour Party from Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick. St. Mary’s CBS Pipe Band (wearing the clan Stewart ‘Jacobite’ tartan), the Patrick Sarsfield branch of O.N.E. Musicians and performers will be; Ailbe Grace (accordion/whistle), Liam Carey (percussion), Finbar English (fiddle), Pat Marnane (keyboards) and Eamon Harty (poetry/drama). Lone Piper is Capt. Michael Egan. Followed by reception at Garrydoolis N.S.
5.30p.m. Finals of the Knockane and Denis Whelan cups at Knockane GAA grounds 6.30 p.m. The Big Film at The Little School-(5 to 12 years old). Come and see a classic children’s movie (Guess which one ?) at Garrydoolis NS. Enjoy popcorn and soda too – just 3 euros!! Advance ticket purchase available during Saturdays sportsday at GAA grounds. 8.30 p.m. Close of Sarsfield 320 festival, BBQ and presentation of football trophies (all at the Idler bar, Knockane). If you are a visitor or a local we hope you will enjoy all or part of our festival.
CHURCH NEWS: Three Day pilgrimage to Lough Derg-Cashel & Emly August 3;
For more details contact Bridget O’Driscoll at 061-384499 or 087-6305889
ST AILBES CREDIT UNIONMICHAEL GILL BURSARY AWARD: The 2013 St Ailbes Credit Union Michael Gill Bursary has an Award of €3000. Applications and terms and conditions are now available in all our offices and on line. Closing dates for the above is 6th September 2013.
SYMPATHY: The Death took place last week of Nora Ryan nee O’Mahoney of the Brook Hall, Garranemore. The late Nora was a quiet unassuming lady lived alongside the iconic Brook Hall dance venue for many years. Sympathies are extended to her husband Liam. Funeral was from her residence to Nicker Church, Following requiem Mass internment took place in St Columbas Cemetery
Sympathies are extended to her family, relatives and Friends
THE FARMER OF LISHEEN: Inspired by the music of Joe Dolan, romantic novels and chocolate chip cookies. The Farmer of Lisheen is the show that has everything – music, singing, comedy, romance, dance and a good story and great characters. The cast includes Edel O’Driscoll (Mary Kate)from Pallasgreen, Sean Coffey, (Bunty) Tipperary Town, Matthew Ryan, Annacarty,(Dr Love) Oliver O’Driscoll Pallasgreen, (Farmer of Lisheen) Fiona Lawton, Pallasgreen and Josy O’Dwyer, Donohill. (Angie). The show tells the story of the Farmer of Lisheen, who visits the lovely young widow of his recently deceased best friend hoping to collect an outstanding debt. However, matters of the heart get in the way. Come along to the Marian Hall on the 18th or 20 July at 8.30 pm. Tuesday there is an afternoon show At 2 pm. Studends €5, Concessions €10. Tickets €14, Tickets at the door.
SEISIUN: Seisiún, the weekly traditional music summer show sponsored by Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann will be hosted by the Murroe/Cappamore branch each Tuesday night at the Heritage Centre in Adare at 8.30pm beginning on Tuesday June 26 until August 7. This is a professionally produced stage presentation featuring some of the best musicians, singers and dancers in the area. It is an ideal show to bring along any visitors to experience authentic traditional cultural entertainment. Comhaltas is partnered with the Gathering 2013. All are very welcome
JULY PARISH DRAW: The next Parish draw will take place on this Friday 12th July at 7.30pm in the Old Credit Union Room in the Community Centre. Promoters are asked to have cards and money back to Fr Burns by Tuesday 9th July.
GOLF SOCIETY: O’Dwyer’s Bar Golf Society Vice Captains Prize (Mr John Linnane) took place last Sunday morning in Ballykisteen Golf Resort. The 10am start proved the cooler part of the day in what turned out to be a scorching day with temperatures reaching 25 degrees later on in the day. In the sizzling weather conditions the course looked splendid and the scoring was also hot. The leader board was very tight but that wily Tipperary man Michael O’Brien had to something to celebrate at the finish despite a disappointing the previous evening result in Nowlan Park. Michael took the honours with a fine score of 41points followed closely in second place was Joe Franklin with 40 points and Paul O’Connell was in third place a shot further back with 39 points. Nearest to the pin was Tom O’Dea and the longest drive went to Philip Cosgrave and Noel Fitzgerald claimed the 2’s title. Next outing is on the 18th of August in the County Tipperary Golf Club Dundrum, Tee time id from 10am and contact Tom O’Dea 087-9220906 or the Bar 384295 for timesheet.
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No winner Wed Night July 1st draw. Numbers drawn were; 126.96.36.199 Lucky dip winners; Una Ryan, Alex Gammell. Mark Fennessy, Marie Gammell, Timmy Moloney.
Knockane GAA Lotto: No winner Mon Night July 1st draw.. Draw. Numbers drawn were; 188.8.131.52. Lucky Dip winners; Toss Ryan, Michael James Ryan, Gerry Boland, Carmel Ryan. Sellers Prize; David O’Meara
KNOCKANE GAA TOURNAMENT: The second round of the Junior Hurling Tournament takes place this Thursday evening at 7pm when Pallasgreen cross sticks with Ballybricken. An A and B Cup Final to be played on Saturday July 13 starting at 6pm. All support is welcome for what promises to be a very exciting tournament