MINOR HURLERS WIN COMPLETE HISTORIC DOUBLE: Last Sunday afternoon at Mungret, Pallasgreen Minor hurling team wrote themselves into the annals of the club when they defeated a gallant Murroe-Boher side in a replay to complete the A County Minor hurling/ football championship titles.
A poor start had Pallas in playing catch up as the Murroe-Boher side dominated proceedings. A David Hannon point from play and four frees from Alan Cosgrave kept Pallas in touch at the break 0-5 to 0-9.
The second half had just barely begun and two frees from Colin Ryan and Alan Cosgrave left two points in it, Then the game turned on its head when a Brian Fanning shot was parried by the Murroe goalkeeper and Joe Keogh pounced for a goal for Pallas to take the lead for the first time, a lead they never relinquished.
Another Colin Ryan free put Pallas further ahead, Murroe hit back with two points and the game was now all square.
Two frees from Alan Cosgrave and a superb goal by Brian Fanning after great work from his brother Darragh has Pallas in the driving seat 2-10 to 0-11.
A pointed 65 by Colin Ryan and another wonder goal by Brian Fanning after again tremendous work from his brother Darragh had Pallas almost over the finishing line with a 3-11 to 0-11 lead.
Murroe had a point from a free and then Brian Fanning completed his hat trick with a superb goal following a tremendous run by David Hannon,
Hannon had Pallas’s last score with a great point from play with time almost up. In injury time Murroe had two consolation goals but it wasn’t enough and Pallasgreen took the hounours after 120 minutes of pulsating hurling on a scoreline of 4-12 to 2-12. The win completed a historic Minor double for the club after defeating St Senan’s/Ballysteen in the football decider earlier in the month. Well done to all involved in creating a historic outcome and what was two cracking contests between two fine sides. The final act of this thrilling contest was left to Michael O’Riain of the Limerick Co Board to Present the cup to Captain Darragh Fanning.
Team: Shane Murphy, PJ Butler, Brian McCarthy, Denis O’Dea, John Ryan, Colin Ryan (M) (0-3), Mark Fitgzgerald, Ryan Deere, Alan Cosgrave(0-7), Conor Roche, Darragh Fanning, Joe Keogh (1-0), Darren Roche, Brian Fanning(3-0), David Hannon(0-2). Subs used; Christian O’Dwyer, Robert Laffan, Darren Cosgrave, Remainder of subs; Pierse O’Dwyer, Craig Ryan, Adam Ryan, Eddie Gammell, Dion Wallace, Sean Looby, Luke O’Dwyer, Kevin McMahon. Management; Thomas Franklin, Pat O’Dwyer, Denis Ryan, Brian McCarthy, Michael Ryan
LAUNCH OF GREAN 2013: Grean 2013 will be launched on Thursday night December 5 in the Idler Bar Knockane. This year’s edition is the biggest yet with lots packed into it. From a Patrick Sarsfield 320 on to a local group’s trip to the Aras an Uachtaran. The passing of our Parish Priest of 27 years to an outpouring of humanity. Many historical features and local organizations plus lots more. The magazine will be launched by our well known octogenarian and lady Bridget Harding of Dromlara and you can read about her wonderful life. The launch will take place at 9.30pm and all are welcome.
PTDA CHRISTMAS FAIR: Then Christmas Fair will take on Sunday 8th December in the Community Centre from 2pm to 5pm. Santa will be present, the children’s art and fancy dress competitions are again taking place. Also lots of stalls and other wonderful attractions, stall holders, who wish to take a table(s). are asked to contact Joanne Beary at 086 1659774 as soon as possible to ensure you have a place on the day.
If anyone has an empty hamper basket and would be happy to donate it to the PTDA please ring Joanne at the above number or Ann O’Dwyer at 087 989310 or Siobhan English at 087 2852155
SEASONS GREETINGS PALLASGREEN CHRISTMAS CARDS: ‘Seasons Greetings from Pallasgreen’ cards are on sale in businesses across the parish. The cards contain winter scenes taken around the parish by local photographers. These are ideal Christmas cards to send to loved ones both at home and abroad. Please support. All proceeds go to Nicker National School. Sincere thanks from Nicker N.S. Parents Association
FRIENDS OF LIMERICK 73: An idea to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Limerick’s All Ireland hurling triumph in 1973 made three charities a little bit better off. A series of fundraisers from Table quizzes, cake sales, etc took place over a six month period at the start of 2013 and raised 4,545 for each charity, Milford Care Centre, Daughter of Charity Lisnagry and MS Limerick. Main organiser John Franklin and his committee must be congratulated for their initative. The cheques were handed over to the three charities in the Woodlands house Hotel recently.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Congratulations to Christy McMahon of Linfield who has been inducted into the East Limerick GAA Lifetime Achievement for his outstanding contribution to the Gaelic Athletic Association. The award ceremony will take place in the Cill Bhride Centre Kilteely on Saturday night November 30th following the East Board Convention.
WALK OF LIFE: The inaugural Walk of Life on October 19 last was a resounding success following the cheque presentation last week in the Woodlands House Hotel Adare.
The walk was the brain child of RTE and Limerick Leader journalist Martin Kiely for people in the Mid-West Region to support Milford Hospice. The amount collected was a fantastic €75,000 and everyone involved must be congratulated. Well done also to the Parish of Pallasgreen for their wonderful contribution to a most worthy cause.
CHURCH NEWS: Trocaire collection for Syrian refugees/Philippines. Sincere thanks to all who contributed to this collection recently. The amount forwarded to Trocaire was €3145.
Marriages& Baptisms: Couples intending to marry in 2014 must give at least three months notice both to the church and civil authorities. They are obliged to do a Pre Marriage Course run by Accord. Information on upcoming courses in Tipperary and Thurles is now available in the sacristy or in the church porches. Couples booking a Baptism are asked to give a month’s notice please.
OUR LADY’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CRUMLIN: The organisers of the recent fundraising dance in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin would again like to thank all who helped in making it a great success. The net profit on the night came to € 4375 and a cheque will shortly be on its way to the hospital. This figure means that with your wonderful help we have donated in excess of €40,000 towards the new cardiac unit which was very recently opened so once again from the bottom of hearts Thank You.
SPONSORED WALK: The organisers of the Passion 2014 project would like to thank all who took part and all who contributed the their walk last Saturday afternoon. A splendid day saw a great turn out in aid of next Easter’s unique event. Sincere thanks to all for your support.
BARNA NATIONAL SCHOOL: There will be a collection of old and new clothing in Barna N.S. We would be grateful if we could receive any used or new clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, stuffed toys and household textiles. All donations can be dropped into Barna N.S. before 9.30 am Friday 29th November 2013.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection will be taken up in the Church grounds in Nicker and Templebraden the weekend 6/7th December. Please be as generous as you can.
PILGRIMAGE TO CLONFERT: In a time faced with terrible violence, war, conflict, natural disasters and moral degeneration, Our Lady comes to our aid in Amsterdam as “ the lady of all nations” giving a prayer for peace in the world and in our hearts. We would like to invite to come to a conference given by Fr Paul Maria Sigl OPSS, on the importance and urgency of these messages, speaking on the theme.
“ God shows us through Mary, the Mother of all Nations, the way to true peace”.
It will be in Clonfert at 10am at the Emmanuel House of Providence on Saturday ,30th of November.
Bus leaving Old Pallas at 7am also South Court Hotel at 8am. Buses are free of charge. Contact Nancy McCormack 087-1508047
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No Winner Monday November 18 lotto jackpot draw of €9,880. Numbers drawn were; 184.108.40.206. Lucky Dip Winners; Mary Ryan (M), Conor Hourigan, Lou Ryan, Sean O’Malley, James O’Connor
KNOCKANE GAA Lotto: No Winner Monday November 18. Numbers drawn were 220.127.116.11.
Lucky Dip Winners: Dermot Nash, Michael James Ryan, Joe O’Sullivan, Tim Hanly.
Seller’s Prize: Marie Nash.
GAA NEWS: Congratulations to Christy McMahon who will be presented with the lifetime achievement award by the East Board in recognition of the life’s work he has put into the promotion of Gaelic sports in Pallasgreen, and the efforts he has made on behalf of Pallasgreen GAA club. He will be presented with the award on Saturday November 30, in the Cill Bhride Room across from the parish church in Kilteely at 9p.m.
Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part.