June 1

CRECORA-PATRICKSWELL COMMUNITY GAMES: We are delighted this week to be able to report on a hugely significant achievement. Our wonderful U11 Tag Rugby won the overall Gold Medal at the National Finals in Athlone last weekend, going one step further than last year’s team who won silver. Having stormed their way through county and province, they trained even harder, and went to Athlone with a determined to bring home the title. Full report and photo in next week’s Leader.

CRECORA-PATRICKSWELL COMMUNITY GAMES: We are delighted this week to be able to report on a hugely significant achievement. Our wonderful U11 Tag Rugby won the overall Gold Medal at the National Finals in Athlone last weekend, going one step further than last year’s team who won silver. Having stormed their way through county and province, they trained even harder, and went to Athlone with a determined to bring home the title. Full report and photo in next week’s Leader.

Also, held on one of the most pleasant days of the summer so far, our Annual Athletics Day took place in Crecora GAA Pitch on Sunday 19th May. We had a great turnout of athletes of all ages, and it was obvious from the start that their focus was on enjoyment rather than winning. That being said there were some terrific individual performances, and we wish those young athletes the very best of luck going forward to the County Finals. This year we also included the long-puck competitions for U12 boys and U14 girls. This event also attracted a large entry. Very popular were the three legged race, the sack race, and the parent’s race which needless to say, was as competitive as ever. While all this was going on, the boys and girls of the U14 Camogie and Féile teams were providing a top-class car washing service. All in all, a hugely enjoyable day out, and we are really grateful as always to all our good-natured volunteers and to Crecora-Manister GAA for the use of their facilities.

CRECORA-MANISTER GAA: Our annual Summer Camp: will take place from Monday 1st to Thursday 4th July this year at the GAA field. This is not just limited to Crecora/Manister players so feel free to pass on the word to friends, cousins, etc. It follows on Friday with the opening round of Féile na Gael where we welcome the Tyrone hurling champions Dungannon. Enquiries on Summer Camp to Pat Quirke 087-2347077.

SCRAP METAL WANTED: A scrap metal collection will take place on Saturday 1st June in aid of the Crecora/Manister GAA underage development fund. We will accept any metal objects, so be sure to search your garages, hedgerows, farmyards and back-yards, for unwanted metal. Collection can be arranged. Further details available from any member of the GAA Club. Your support would be very much appreciated.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL: The monthly church-gate collection will take place at all masses in the parish this weekend. We would urge you to give generously, and we thank you for your continued support.

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: A Remembrance Service will be held in St Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick, on Sunday 9th June at 3pm. This service will bring families together in support and hope to remember their loved one who has died at Mid-Western Regional Hospital in the previous 12 months. You and your family are most welcome to attend. Please bring along a photo or symbol of your loved one, if you so wish, to place in the Remembrance Area.

COUNTY FLEADH CHÉOIL: takes place in Mary Immaculate College next Saturday and Sunday, and many of the young traditional musicians from the parish will be participating. If you have only a passing interest in Traditional Music, then a visit to the Fleadh is a must, where you will see the best young musicians in the County performing in solos, duets, trios, bands and groups. You will find that the Limerick musicians are right up there with the best in the country. The very best of luck to all participants.

TRADITIONAL LIME MORTAR TRAINING: West Limerick Resources will be offering a one week training programme (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm approx) on the use of traditional lime mortar to members of local communities who are interested in undertaking simple conservation and repair work at historic sites (such as graveyards) subject to the necessary permission and guidance of Limerick County Council Archaeologist. This hands-on training initiative is free to those interested in becoming involved in conservation and enhancement work. Limited places available. Registration essential. Venue and dates of training to be confirmed. Contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email srowley@wlr.ie for a registration form.