Happy St.Patricks Day: I would like to wish the readers of this coloum both home and abroad a very Happy St. Patrick’s day
Limerick West GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday March 21 at 7pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Chris who will speak about cabbage and their versatility in that they can be harvested all year round by planting different varieties. If you love your greens this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be our first seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap.
Confirmation: Congratulations to the Boys and Girls of Shanagolden and Foynes National School who received there Confirmation in St.Senans Chruch, Shanagolden last Friday.
Mass Times: Shanagolden: Monday and Tuesday 9.30am, Sunday 12noon. Robertstown: Friday 9.30am, Sunday 10.30am. Foynes: Tuesday St.Senans Centre at 10.15am, Foynes Chruch Wednesday 6.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, Saturday 6.30pm, Sunday 9am.
Trocaire Boxes: Please collect your Trocaire Box in all three churches as you leave mass or call into the the church to collect one.
Stations of the Cross: There will be Stations of the cross every Friday evening at 7pm in Foynes Chruch for the duration of Lent.
Sympathy: Sympathy is tendered to Pauline O’ Donnell Mount David, Shanagolden whose Mother who died recently in Dublin. May she rest in peace.
Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage: 2013 official Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Loudres led by Bishop Brendan Leahy is June 21st to June 26th. Fully inclusive fare of euro 669 early booking recommended. For further information please contact 061-314111.
St.Senans Bereavement Support Group: If you had a recent bereavement or if it was a long time ago, please feel free to contact us: Jerry Corcoran, Cathy Mc Kinney, Chris Dundon on 087-6887792, your call will be confidential and a home visit could be arranged.
Irish Classes: Irish classes continue every Wednesday night at 7.30pm. For further information please contact Shelia O Reilly on 087-6104145.
Foynes Festival 2013: The 2013 Festival will be held on Friday May 31 until Sunday June 2. We are now taking entries for the Float Parade, the Food and Craft Fair and Ceoltas Busking Competition. Contact the Festival Office on 069-65416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shanid Comhaltas Group: Shanid Comhaltas Group hold their music lessons in the Community Hall, Shanagolden every Thursday Night from 7pm-9pm. This group caters for all age groups. For information contact Christy on 086-3106503 or Joan on 086-1963847.
Cards: The following are the results held in the Community Hall, Shanagolden: first and second prize divided by two couples on nine games to John Wall and Marie Wrenn, Anthony Mc Mahon and Willie Keating. Table Prize: Brendan O Connell and Partner, John Dolan and Nancy Danaher. Raffle Winners: Donie Donovan x2, Moss O Connor x2, Moss Kearney. Lotto ticket winner: Donie Donovan. Cards every Friday night at 9.15pm. All are welcome.
Lottery: The following are the results of the Shanagolden Community Council lottery: The numbers drawn were 12-21-28-29. There was no winner, Lucky Dip winners: 40 euro: Elizabeth Kissane, Tarbert, 30 euro: Nora O’ Connor, Mountcollins, 20 euro: Mary Murphy, Feohanagh, 20 euro: Joe Hayes, Kilcolman, five free tickets Eddie Roche.
St. Senans GAA: Limerick Senior Footballers: Well done to Ian Ryan and Andrew Lane who were part of the Limerick senior footballers who defeated Carlow in the Gaelic Grounds last Sunday on a scoreline of Limerick 0-10, Carlow 0-09. Ian Captained the side from corner forward scoring 0-07 points.
Limerick Minors: Well done to James Naughton and James Bridgeman who were part of the Limerick Minor team that deafeated Carlow in a challenge match in Claughan last Sunday Morning.
Membership: Players and members are reminded that their annual memebership is now due for the coming season.
Vetting: Anyone interested in getting involved in training underage teams this year must fill out a vetting form can do so by contacting Niamh Finucanefor further information.
Shannonside FC: Lottery: The numbers drawn were 7-8-30-31. There was no winner, Luvky dip winners were: Pat Griffin, Debbie Carrig, Shanagolden, John J Enright, Foynes, Paula Lane, Foynes.
Estuary RFC: Estuary Rugby Football Club will hold a dog night in the Greyhound Stadium on the Dock Road, Limerick on Saturday April 6, Tickets are available from club members 10 euro per adult, under 16’s free.