Soccer: Caherconlish A side met an inform Weston Villa eleven in the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday last. At match end the result was Caherconlish 3 to Weston Villa’s 6 in FAI To quote PRO Tim Ryan ‘it has been a drastic start to this year’s campaign so far’. Hopefully luck will turn fasvourably on them in the next few games. The steps of a run of success can only be one game ahead. Brendan Hourigan, Andrew Brennan and Phillip Mulready scored for the Steeplemen.
Marriage: The marriage took place of Robert Murnane, Old Barrack Road, Caherconlish to Liza McLoughlin of Drogheda Co Louth at Lapsi Church, St Julians, Malta. The reception was afterwards held in the luxurious Hilton Hotel. A large group of attendees travelled from destinations all over the world for the happy event. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple
Passing of Sean Murnane: The funeral obsequies of Sean Murnane (81) Gregane, Caherconlish and current East Limerick GAA Board Registrar and its former Chairman took place last week following his sudden and unexpected passing. He was waked at the family home at Gregane on Tuesday last September 10 and his remains were removed to Caherline Church for Memorial Mass on Wednesday morning, September 11. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Roy Donovan PP, assisted by Fr Pat Currivan AP and Fr Jimmy Donnelly CC Herbertstown. Following Mass, he was brought to his final resting place at Caherconlish Church Cemetery. A guard of honour comprised of Caherline Hurling Club, local football club officers, East Board and Limerick Co Board officials as well as members of a number of GAA Clubs marched with the funeral cortege to the cemetery. Appreciation will follow in the coming weeks. Sympathy has been tendered to his wife Teresa, daughter Maureen, sons Seamus, Micheal and Eoin, sisters Bridie and Kathleen and the wider family on their sad loss.
Extra Loss – Sympathy: The Murnane family suffered a double loss last week with news of the passing in England of the late Sean’s step brother Paddy Baggott. The late Paddy was reared at Gregane and in his younger years immigrated to England to find work. His remains were interred in England earlier this week. Sympathy is tendered to the Murnane family on this double loss. May he rest in peace.
Cleanup: The village clean-up continued on Saturday last after a one week break. Our respects are paid to Kathleen Duggan on the recent passing of her brother Sean. Kathleen has been a constant volunteer with the Caherconlish Work Group. The Templemichael/Boskill Road from the Square to the Garda Barracks was cleaned with a huge amount of loose road surfacing removed and disposed of. It really is looking good now and a little more work there will suffice. On this saturday. September 21, the Caherconlish Work Group will concentrate on the church wall frontage. A few extra volunteers are required for this work. Bring a masonry paint brush and gloves with you. The more we have on the job the less time it will take. Hopefully the weather will keep dry for the makeover. Time 9.30am.
Spa Restoration and Dedication: The Restoration of the Spa at Inch St Laurence Bridge that was reconstructed last year will be rededicated to the memory of Capt James Horan who was killed at Shraherla, Co Cork on May 1, 1921 in a clash with Crown Forces. James Horan family farmed at Inch St Laurence and the Spa Well fronts the property once in their ownership. A suitable memorial stone will be unveiled and the date provisionally fixed for this event is Sunday October 7. Next week a more definitive set of arrangements will be published.
Sympathy: Sympathy is sincerely tendered to our parish priest, Fr Roy Donovan and the extended Donovan family on the death of his mother Mary (nee Hourigan) on Monday last, September 16. May she rest in peace.
Community Alert: A further 5 allocations of the Emergency Phone Alerts has been processed. The signage locations are been forwarded to the local authority road section for examination and erection. Now that the long nights are about to come shortly, residents are advised to check their yards lights etc. If you don’t have them on your premises it is advised to have them put in.
New Diocesan Initiative: Would you be willing to represent our Parish in a new Diocesan Initiative? Can a parish survive without a priest? If the parish is to survive what form or structure is needed? Will parishioners be able to take on the task of running their parish? A five week course on Thursdays October (3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) 7.30 to 9.30pm will take place at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish facilitated by Fr. Noel Kirwan. This interaction is an attempt to understand the reality of Church on the ground today while at same time looking to the future. We join together with 12 other parishes in this initiative. Parishioners are invited to put your name and contact number in the Suggestion Box at the back of the Church. Be great to have ideas & energy of a few young people too!
Limerick Live 95 FM Non Stop Tour: The Limerick Today radio programme with Joe Nash was broadcast from the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish on Tuesday morning last 9am to noon. This was in conjunction with the radio fundraiser for the Ark Childrens Project and the Cari Foundation. Despite the inclement weather a large crowd of people came along and supported the event. Many local people contributed to the programme which was well received throughout. A fine sum was donated from the area for the worthy causes. Joe and his entourage enjoyed the buns, tea and coffee supplied by the Millennium staff. Well done.
Caherline NS: are holding a Wellie Walk on Sunday September 29. The day will commence with Mass in Caherline Church at 10.00 am followed by the official opening of the new classrooms with the Wellie Walk commencing directly afterwards. We are hoping that all members of the community will join us to celebrate the opening of the new classrooms and participate in the fun side of this event and wear your wellies! As this is a fundraising event for the school tickets will be on sale on the day and can also be got from parents of the school, 1st prize €200 cash, 2nd prize 7” Tablet, 3rd Prize Kindle e-reader. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Caherline on the day.
LIMERICK LIVING LINKS: Limerick Living Links provide emotional support for people who may have been touched by suicide. An information night will be held on Tuesday, September 24 for the Annual Healing Programme for 2013. The venue is the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark St., Limerick, and the start time is. 7.30 pm. For further information, contact: 087-7998427.