Church News: Mass in Broadford for the month of February 2014 will be on Saturday evenings at 7.30pm and Sunday mornings at 9.30am. The reader for Saturday Feb 8th is Marian Brosnan and the Eucharistic Ministers are Mary Browne Broadford & Mary Browne Glenduff. Sunday morning Feb. 9th the reader is Marian Purcell and the Eucharistic Ministers are Bridget Curtin & Rita Higgins.
Parish Clerk’s Collection: The annual Broadford Parish Clerk’s collection will be taken up at all masses on this week-end Saturday February 8 and Sunday February 9. Your generosity will be appreciated.
St. Brigid: The feast day of St. Brigid was celebrated on February 1st. Brigid was born at Faughart near Dundalk Co. Louth around the year 452. She founded the famous monastery/convent at Kildare and she is also known as Muire na nGael. She died circa 625 and was buried in Downpatrick. Making a St Brigid Cross at school is still practiced in most primary schools to-day and kids bring in fresh rushes which is the raw material needed to make the crosses. Many places across Ireland people still continue the old tradition of mounting a St. Brigid’s cross in a place of honor in their homes to protect against harm. St. Brigid is attributed with creating the distinctive form of the cross which bears her name. It is known worldwide as an Irish Christian symbol and the original design was probably inspired by the pagan Sunwheel. The cross is most frequently made from rushes. A distinctive square of woven rushes is the centerpiece from which four radials extend, each are tied at the ends.
Confirmation Day: The Sacrament of Confirmation was administered to the pupils of fifth and sixth classes of both Broadford and Dromcollogher National schools on Tuesday February 11th in St Bartholomew’s church Dromcollogher by his Lordship Bishop Brendan Leahy Bishop of Limerick who was officiating at a Confirmation ceremony in the parish for the first time.
National School Enrolment Forms: Enrolment application forms are available from Scoil Mhuire Broadford for parents who are interested in enrolling their children for the coming year 2014/2015. If you would like to visit the school or should you have any queries please contact the school by phone at 063/84214 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Pastoral Team: Three training sessions on the work of a Pastoral Team is arranged on the following dates: (1) Wednesday evening February 12 in the Community Centre Broadford from 8 o’clock to 9.30. (2) Thursday evening February 20th in Dromcollogher Hall from 8 o’clock to 9.30. (3) Monday evening March 3 in the Community Centre Broadford from 8 o’clock to 9.30.
Health and Beauty: A health and Beauty course will take place in the Broadford Enterprise Centre and the starting date is Thursday February 13 and the course will run for 10 - 12 weeks every Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. Professional tutor from the VEC so if you are interested please contact KAREN on 087/6319893.
Youth Club: A Youth Club open to 12 year old and upwards will take place every Friday evening from 8 to 9.15. Parents must register their child on the first night and the venue is Unit 1 Broadford Enterprise Centre.
Condolences: The Dromcollogher/Broadford G.A.A. club, Broadford Handball club and the parish at large wish to offer their sympathy to the families of both Shane Hourigan Rathkeale and Barry Nash Toumgreaney who died in tragic circumstances over last week-end. Shane Hourigan was a well-known referee and had officiated at many of local clubs games, most recently the under 21 county football simi-final against St. Kieran’s just before Christmas in his usual impartial manner died in a two car crash on Monday last. Barry Nash who won the All- Ireland Minor handball championship last year, was an up and coming handballer with a great future in the game had played Martin Carroll of Ballina in the Broadford court earlier that fateful Sunday in the Munster Intermediate championship and he was on his way back to college in Dublin that evening when he met his death in a freak road accident. Ar deis lámh de go raibh anamacha dilis. We would also extend our sympathy to family neighbours and friends of Kathleen Noonan (nee Madden) Bank Place Dromcollogher.
Limerick Senior Football: The Limerick team travelled to Sligo and took on the locals in the first round of the league and was so unlucky not to bring home the spoils losing on the scoreline of Sligo 0—15 Limerick 0--13. This was an encouraging start to John Brudair’s management team and his charges.
G.A.A News: The Annual General Meeting of the Dromcollogher/Broadford G.A.A, club will take place on Saturday February 15 in the Club House Dromcollogher. The Lottery: The numbers drawn in Neenans on January 27th were 18, 23, 28 and 30. There was no winner of the €9.700 jackpot. There were two winners of the Match Three prize each received €50. They were Pat O’Connell Castleision and Tommy Cregan Church Street Dromcollogher. The €50 lucky dip winners went to John Walsh Dromcollogher and Jim O’Connor Ballinlonig. Next week’s Jackpot is €9,800 (win or share) and the Match Three prize is €100. Tickets are available at all business premises or from any committee member. Sympathy: The club would like to extend their sympathy to all the Noonan Family Bank Place Dromcollogher on the death of their mother Kathleen (nee Madden) on Wednesday 29th January, who was a great G.A.A. supporter both in Limerick and Cork over the years. Her sons and daughters played hurling and camogie with the club as did her late husband Pat won a county junior hurling with Dromcollogher in 1959. To her children, sister and brothers, grandchildren, her sons in law, daughters in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, all her relatives, neighbours and friends we extend our sympathy. Her requiem mass was celebrated in St Bartholomew’s church Dromcollogher and was laid to rest in the local cemetery. Ar deis lamh De go raibh an anam dilis.
Cards at Neenans: The winners at the weekly 45 drive at Neenans on Monday night January 27 with 8 games were John Neenan Broadford & Mick Raleigh Castlemahon. Runners up were Donie Noonan Kilcoora & Patsy Cunningham Kilcoora. The spot prize was won by Jim O’Connor Ballinlonig & Timmy Murphy Springfield. The raffle winners were 1st €35 David Daly Tullylease, 2nd prize €20 Tim Burke Knockglass and 3rd prize €10 Mick Raleigh Castlemahon.
Primary School Quiz: The 1st round of the quiz will be held on Sunday February 16 at 2pm in Ballingarry hall. Best of luck to all the teams who are taking part.
Registration closing date is today Feb 5th 2014 for the following: Handball U13 Boys & Girls – one wall. Project U11, U13, U16, Talent U10, U12, U13, U14, Culture corner U15, Variety U16. All DOB are taken as age 1/8/2014.
For Talent Competitions: Solo music – 1 piece, Disco Dance – 3 min max.
Culture Corner U15 Over 10
Solo Dance Modern & Disco U14 Over 12 Two places available
Solo Music U13 & Over 11 One place available
Solo Singing U 14 & Over 12 One place available
Solo Recitation U12 Over 10 Two places available
Group Modern Dance U14 & Over 11 Two places available
Group Dance Irish Contemporary U12 & Over 9 Two places available
Group Singing U14 & Over 11 Two places available
Group Drama or Comedy Sketch U14 & Over 11 Two places available
Group Music U14 & Over 11 Two places available
Set Dancing U14 & Over 11 Two places available
Variety U16 & Over 10
Proposed dates for above: 28 Feb Caherconlish, 1st March Askeaton, 7th March Caherconlish, 8th March Askeaton, 21st March Caherconlish, 22nd March Askeaton.
County Competitions: U14 Solo Irish Dance Proposed date is 21st Feb 2014
U11 Talent competitions. Proposed date is Feb 23rd 2014 two venues. Because of change in age structure at National level the U10 County competition has been changed to an U11 Competition. There are 2 places available in Solo dance – modern, group modern dance, drama/comedy, group music.
If you want to be included in above you must get contact us today to have your name included provided there is still a space.
To be included on the text list please text your name, child’s name, child’s school & your number to 0877629881.
To get more information or forms or rules please go to www.communitygames.ie. Also information of the www.limerickcommunitygames.com
Active Retirement AGM: The annual general meeting of the Broadford and District A.R.A. was held on Monday February 3. Officers elected for 2014 were: Chairperson Steven Montague. Vice Chairperson Mary McCarthy. Secretary Thomas Reidy. Assistant Secretary Marjorie Sheedy. Treasurer Olivia Geary.
Assistant Treasurer Lynn Montague. P.R.O. Lynn Montague. Palates Class begin on Wednesday February 12th from 7.30pm to 9o’clock. Next meeting takes place on Monday February 10th.
VALENTINES BALL: A Valentines Ball will be held at The Woodlands House Hotel on Friday February 21. Events will be held as normal with music in the hotel foyer followed by a four course meal with complimentary wine. Music for the evening will be by Limerick band Final Touch followed by disco by DJB. A raffle will be held on the tickets for a weekend hotel break and numerous other prizes. Tickets go on sale for €50. All proceeds on the night to go to Milford Hospice and Pieta House.