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Jude Meaney

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Jude Meaney

NORTHSIDE WE’RE OK “GREAT LIMERICK RUN” RUNNING GROUP: It’s the time of year again when we are dusting off our trainers and getting back out on the road to get fit for the Great Limerick Run. We meet three times a week and start our training at a low level to build fitness. This year, we are catering for all fitness levels and age groups, from 16 years up. The whole country is out running, so why don’t you join in as well. We’re a friendly group that help and encourage each other every step of the way and it’s completely free! All fitness levels and abilities are most welcome. Come and join us for an introductory session at the Youth Café in Watch House Cross at4pm on Monday, January 28..

NORTHSIDE WE’RE OK “GREAT LIMERICK RUN” RUNNING GROUP: It’s the time of year again when we are dusting off our trainers and getting back out on the road to get fit for the Great Limerick Run. We meet three times a week and start our training at a low level to build fitness. This year, we are catering for all fitness levels and age groups, from 16 years up. The whole country is out running, so why don’t you join in as well. We’re a friendly group that help and encourage each other every step of the way and it’s completely free! All fitness levels and abilities are most welcome. Come and join us for an introductory session at the Youth Café in Watch House Cross at4pm on Monday, January 28..

For further more information, please telephone Trisha on 087 7438 011 or 061 459 260.

LIMERICK YOUTH SERVICE NEWS: This year Limerick Youth Service celebrates its 40th birthday. In the four decades since Sr. Joan Bowles opened the doors, 1.2 million young people have passed through them. That’s 1.2 million young people! In recognition of this milestone, LYS will host of a number of events throughout 2013, that will raise awareness of the role that LYS has and continues to play, in supporting and encourages our young people.

Looking forward to the 40th celebrations, LYS Director, Catherine Kelly, thanked the many volunteers, staff and young people that have contributed to LYS, since 1973.

‘We are looking forward to what promises to be a busy year and meeting some old faces,’ said Ms. Kelly, who has been with LYS since the 1980s. ‘Although LYS has changed a lot since those early days, we still remain true to Sr. Joan’s belief, that only the best is good enough for our young people,’ continued Ms. Kelly.

Limerick’s first Youth Cafe, Lava Java’s, celebrates its 5th birthday this January and the crew promise a party to remember. The birthday weekend runs from Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27 and includes an exclusive live performance by local band, Bribry. Manager John Real promised the party of all parties. ‘We are really looking forward to this weekend,’ beamed an excited John. ‘Our members have been busy organising this event for months.’

The celebrations start on Friday and will be followed on Saturday by a ‘greatest hits day,’ as a host of artists return to the Lava Javas’s stage, with Bribry taking the stage on Sunday. ‘A lot of local artists got their first taste of performing live at Lava Javas and we’re delighted that many of them, such as Animal Bites, are returning for our birthday gathering,’ said an excited John. Located at 5 Lower Glentworth St, a visit to Lava Javas will give you an insight into the diverse mix that is contemporary Limerick. For further information on Lava Javas, please contact John Real at johnr@limerickyouthservice.com or find it on facebook.

With the issue of cyber-bullying in the headlines lately, LYS will hold a workshop on social media on Friday, January 25 from 11am. The event will be chaired by Dr. Maureen Griffin of UCC and is open to LYS staff, young people and volunteers, who wish to know more about the cyber bullying. Dr. Griffin, who founded the Internet Safety for Schools Ireland in 2010, has visited schools and youth organisations, providing educational talks to students, parents and teachers on the issue of cyber-bullying, social networking and mobile phone safety.

Looking for a place to relax, meet and catch up with friends over a cuppa? Then why not pop into the Paradise Restaurant, LYS’s FAS funded training restaurant and bakery. Located at the junction of Lower Glenworth St and Henry St, Paradise Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, in a quiet environment, with friendly staff and award winning cuisine. Paradise Restaurant is open from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 2pm and Friday from 10am to 12pm.

For further information on Limerick Youth Service, please telephone Dermot Troy on 061 412 444 or Email:dermott@limerickyouthservice.com.

SHANNON RFC TABLE QUIZ: Come along and Support Shannon RFC Table Quiz at O’’Driscolls Bar in Corbally on Friday, January 25 at 8pm. €40 per table. Lots of Spot Prizes. Please contact Richie for more details on 087 6745 320.

BLOOD DONOR CLINICS: There will be Blood Donor Clinics at the South Court Hotel, Raheen on Monday, January 28 from 5pm to 8pm and at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel, Castletroy on Wednesday, January 30 from 5pm to 8pm.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY TABLE QUIZ: There will be a charity table quiz in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, on Thursday, January 31 at 8pm in Bobby Byrnes Bar, O’’Connell Avenue, Limerick. €40 per table of 4. For further information, please telephone Damien on 087 2361 420.

KENYA BUILD VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Kenya Build is now recruiting volunteers for a project in Kenya, this coming July. You will have a life changing deeply rewarding experience. For more information please call 086 825 3531 or email info@kenyabuild.com

NA PAIRSAIGH GAA CLUB NEWS: Na Piarsaigh GAA Club wish all our members, sponsors and supporters a happy and prosperous 2013 and look forward to their continued support.

It is great to see six of our senior hurlers on John Allen’s extended panel for this year. Cathal King, Alan Dempsey and Adrian Breen joining Shane Dowling, Kevin Downes and last years Limerick captain David Breen. We wish them all well for the year, along with Brendan Donnelly and Cian Coady, who are part of the Limerick Senior football panel.

Congratulations to Ard scoil Ris who qualified for the Harty Cup semi-final, following a hard fought victory over Doon CBS. No fewer than nine of the starting fifteen, were Na Piarsaigh players, along with five more on the substitutes bench. Templemore are next up for them.

Our Camogie Club will recommence training sessions, from February 8, on Friday evenings, from 5.30pm to 6.15pm, for U6/8s and from 6.15pm to 7pm, for U9/10’s in St Nessan’s School Hall, until mid March, after which we move outside, onto our club pitch.

The club lotto now stands at €11,100 following Mondays draw. Numbers drawn were 5, 23, 24, 29. The lucky dip winners were Dermot Tuite, Mick Lynch, Stella Brougham and Maureen Curtin. Sellers prize went to Keith Lancaster and Con Horan won the house draw.

The club are seeking new members for various committees, along with several team management positions. If you are interested in getting involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the club by Emailing: pro.napiarsaigh.limerick @gaa.ie