Church News: Mass in Broadford for the month of January 2013 will be on Sunday morning’s at 9.30am. Reader for Sunday January 27th is Marion Purcell and the Eucharistic Ministers are Kitty Duggan and Hannah McCarthy.
New Bishop: His holiness Pope Benedict has appointed Monsignor Brendan Leahy as our new Bishop. Mons Leahy was born in Dublin; his parents were natives of Ballyferriter in the Dingle Peninsula and a priest in the Archdiocese of Dublin. He is 53 years of age. He was trained at Clonliffe and the Irish College in Rome. Ta failte romhat.
Limerick Social Service Council: The annual church gate collection for the Limerick Social Service Centre was taken up at the 9.30am mass in Broadford on Sunday last January 20th and relished the sum of €2
Log on and Learn: Transition Year students in Hazelwood College are offering free one to one computer training for those aged 65 and over. Learn how to book flights, surf the Internet or send an E-mail! These user friendly classes will take place on 6 consecutive Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 3pm starting on 31st of January, 2013. As places are limited don’t delay and sign up today by calling Aine on 063/83121.
Bereavement: Margaret Doody – Scully RIP: It was with great sadness that we learned of the sudden death of Margaret Doody-Scully of New Brook House Broadford and formally of Feohanagh-Castlemahon and Kilfinny Adare at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital Limerick on Sunday last January 13th. It came as a great shock to everybody in West Limerick and indeed the country as a whole. Margaret was a well-known author, poet and broadcaster and one of the main driving forces behind the Castlemahon/Feohanagh Parish Annual and History Group over many years. Her remains was lying in repose at her home in Broadford and was removed to the nearby Our Lady of the Snows church on St. Ita’s Day for her Requiem Mass which was celebrated by Canon S. Ambrose assisted by Fr. Duggan, Fr. T. Kelleher and Fr. T. Crawford and Fr. T. Fitzgerald a native of Castlemahon who was home on holidays and a friend of the family and afterwards was taken to the Island Crematorium Ringaskiddy Cork. We extend our sympathy to all the Doody and Scully families, all her relations, neighbours and friends. Ar deis lamh De go raibh an anam dilis.
Friday night Dancing: The Sean Nos and other forms of dancing continue every Friday night in the Community Centre Broadford at 7.30pm. Come along and enjoy a great evening of fun.
Fitness Fun Walks: Calling all ladies and teenage girls who would like to boost their fitness levels. Walking sessions will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night, starting point GAA field Dromcollogher, walk from 7.15pm to 7.45pm. A great stress buster for students and adults while also improving your general health. No fee involved, wear a high visibility jacket and bring along a friend.
Crochet and Craft Class: The crochet and craft will recommence on Wednesday January 23rd in the Day Care Centre Broadford from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. so bring along your wool and needles and enjoy improving or learning a new craft. Everybody welcome.
Active Retirement AGM.:-Broadford and District Active Retirement Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday January 28th at 7.30pm in the Day Care Centre Broadford. All members are invited and new members welcome.
G.A.A. Lottery: The numbers drawn at the Dromcollogher/Broadford GAA lottery I Nunans Bar on Monday January 14th were 17, 25, 27 and 29. There was no winner of the €4,300 jackpot. The Match Three prize of €100 was won by Bertie O’Sullivan Dromcollogher. The lucky dips prizes of €50 each were won by Neilus Browne Killeedy and Pat Nash. The jackpot goes to €4,400 and the Match 3 is €100. All sold tickets to be handed in at the clubhouse on Monday evenings before 9o’clock. Tickets are available from any member of the committee or from all business premises, tickets €2 each or three for a €5.
GAA AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Dromcollogher/Broadford G.A.A. club took place on Sunday evening 20th January in the clubhouse Dromcollogher at 6pm preceded earlier in the day by Mass for deceased members at 11am in Dromcollogher Church. Officers elected for the coming year were as follows: Chairman:-Seamus Lordan. Vice-Chairmen:-Tommie Reidy and Garry Noonan. Secretary;-Denis O’Carroll. Assistant Secretary: - Tom McLoughlin. Treasurer: - John Cregan. Assistant Treasurers Jim Barry and Kieran Ryan. P.R.O. Gareth Meaney. Irish Officer :- Denis O’Callaghan. Registrar: - Jim Barry. Child Officer: - Maurice McCarthy.
Victory Social:-The Dromcollogher/Broadford G.A.A. victory social will be held in the Club House Dromcollogher on Saturday February 9th.With three County titles and two West titles won in 2012 it is advisable to book your ticket early. Dinner and dance will be €25. The county titles won were (1) The County Senior football under the management team of Mike Fahy, Ben Noonan and Jorome Stack, where our boys defeated the cream of Limerick football on their way to victory, such as Ballylanders, Monaleen, Ballysteen, St. Senans, Galbally, Fr. Casey’s and Newcastle West in an epic county final which went to a replay and extra time. The Under 21 hurlers under the management team of Gerry Madigan, Seamus Lordan and Tom McLoughlin captured the West and County titles in the “B” championship defeating St. Kieran’s, drew with Strand and defeated Granagh/Ballingarry in the West Final, they continued their winning way’s defeating Croom in the county simi-final and Michael Cusack’s in the final. The minor hurlers under the management of John Stack, James Noonan and Pat Lordan won West and County titles defeating St David’s, Rathkeale/Ardagh and Tournafulla in the West final. They defeated famed Ahane in the county simi-final and Monaleen in the county final. It promises to be a great night of celebrations, so book early and don’t be disappointed.
Cards at Neenans: The winners of the weekly 45 card drive at Neenans on Monday night were Con Ahern Ratheenagh and John Ahern Coolaleen. 2nd were Dan Barry Ashford and Helen Sheedy Tullylease. The spot prize winners were Mickie Murphy Springfield and Julia Duggan Broadford. The raffle winners were 1st Joe Mullane Newcastle West. 2nd Brendan O’Kelly Ashford and 3rd Mrs. Ellen O’Connor Mountplummer.