June 1

David O’Meara

Reporter:

David O’Meara

COMMUNITY GAMES:This week we extend our congratulations to all who were involved at the National Finals in Athlone last weekend. We are a small Area and our ambition is always to compete at all times whether we win or lose. But on the odd occasion it is nice to win and that explains why last weekend was such a wonderful weekend for our Area. In total 9 gold medals were brought home by winning the Drama/Comedy and our 3 representatives in Judo all winning gold.The successful children were as follows; Dylan and Robbie Holmes, Sean McCarthy, Jade Mullane, Brian O Grady, Eoghan and Aisling O’ Dea and Niamh O’ Dea. Well done to Alan Dwane who participated in the Boys U/16 Art Final but wasn’t amongst the medal winners. Alan will be of age again next year for this event and will have benefited from the experience. Many thanks to our Drama Manager John Mullane and Judo Manager Jim for all their work and commitment and indeed to the adults and youth members from our Area who spent the entire weekend in Athlone helping out.

COMMUNITY GAMES:This week we extend our congratulations to all who were involved at the National Finals in Athlone last weekend. We are a small Area and our ambition is always to compete at all times whether we win or lose. But on the odd occasion it is nice to win and that explains why last weekend was such a wonderful weekend for our Area. In total 9 gold medals were brought home by winning the Drama/Comedy and our 3 representatives in Judo all winning gold.The successful children were as follows; Dylan and Robbie Holmes, Sean McCarthy, Jade Mullane, Brian O Grady, Eoghan and Aisling O’ Dea and Niamh O’ Dea. Well done to Alan Dwane who participated in the Boys U/16 Art Final but wasn’t amongst the medal winners. Alan will be of age again next year for this event and will have benefited from the experience. Many thanks to our Drama Manager John Mullane and Judo Manager Jim for all their work and commitment and indeed to the adults and youth members from our Area who spent the entire weekend in Athlone helping out.

Many thanks to all who supported our recent Cake Sale and especially to all who handed in cakes, buns, etc.

This coming Sunday our Annual Sportsday will be held in the new Sportsfield in Knockane starting at 12.30pm. It includes quite a big programme of events. This year there is an Inter Schools fun relay competition. It consists of 2 competitions, senior for 4th, 5th and 6th classes and junior from 3d class down. 4 Members on a team which must include at least 1 boy or 1 girl. Perpetual Cups for winning schools. Also there will be an adults fun relay event. As usual this is an Open Sports event and we would greatly appreciate support.

CLOVERFIELD NS: All are very proud of 6th class pupil Brian O’Grady who has been selected to play on the Limerick Primary Game football team v Cork at the Gaelic Grounds this Saturday evening. Well done to Brian O’Grady and Eoghan O’Dea who were both members of the East Limerick Mackey Cup panel and to Nicole Kenny who played with the East Limerick Neville Cup team.

WOW: As our Green Schools Walk On Wednesday initiative continues, it is great to see so many of our pupils, staff and parents make their way to school on foot each week. We remind all road users to keep an eye out for walking groups on the approach roads. Thank you!

Official Blessing and Opening of extension: As preparations for the official blessing and opening of the extension to Cloverfield NS are now well underway, we look forward to welcoming friends and supporters of the school, including past and present staff members, pupils and parents on Thursday, 30th May. Proceedings will get underway at 7pm with the blessing and official opening to be followed by display of children’s work, entertainment for children and refreshments for all. A very special part of our celebration will be an exhibition of the beautiful art work created by the children over the nine week Artist In Residency programme with local artist Rose Hanley, sponsored by Limerick County Council. A wonderful evening is promised.

BREDA O’GRADY FOR MAYOR! : as part of her campaign for Mayor of Kilteely Breda will be holding the following events:

Coffee Morning in Cill Bhride on Friday 31st May from 11am - 4pm.

Fun Road Hurling Tournament on Monday 3rd June, meeting at Cill Bhride at 6.30pm €10 for a team of 3 Juveniles & €20 for a team of 3 Junior players. Refreshments & prizes on the night!

Cake Sale on Sunday 9th June after 11am mass in Kilteely in Cill Bhride, All donations of cakes, buns, etc would be gratefully accepted.

KIERAN HANLY FOR MAYOR! : Kieran Hanly invites you to his “wedding” on Sat 22nd June. Wedding ceremony at 8pm in Kilteely Village (weather permitting) / Hanleys Bar. Followed by reception in Ahern’s Lounge at 9.30pm. Live band & finger food on the night!! Door prizes on the night: 1st prize: €100 cash, 2nd prize: 3 driving lessons (by Drivers School of Motoring), 3rd prize: €50 fuel voucher, 4th prize: Monster Hamper & extra prizes on the night. Tickets €10. Dress Code: Wedding Attire!!

GROW: in Ireland ( the organisation which supports positive mental health) is holding an information morning in the community cafe, Bruff (beside the Catholic church) on Friday 7th June from 10am - 12 noon. If you or anyone you care about is suffering from any kind of mental health issue, please come along to the cafe, have a chat and a cuppa and hear about GROW in your area and how it maybe able to support you through its weekly meetings. For further information contact GROW at 33 Henry Street, Limerick (061) 318813 or visit our website www.grow.ie.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS:The Bruff group of Alcoholics Anonymous is holding an open public meeting on Friday 31st May @ 8.30 pm at The Band Room, rear of Bruff National School, Athlacca Road, Bruff. If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol this meeting may provide some information on Alcoholics Anonymous and how it works. All are welcome.