June 1

Catherine Whyte Prat

Reporter:

Catherine Whyte Prat

Group Water Scheme: On 12 April 2013 the Ballybricken Group Water Scheme held its AGM. On completion of the AGM an EGM was held. The motion to upgrade the BBGWS was discussed and approved by the shareholders at the meeting. The scheme will be in touch with all shareholders arising from the result of the meeting to implement the upgrade proposals.

Group Water Scheme: On 12 April 2013 the Ballybricken Group Water Scheme held its AGM. On completion of the AGM an EGM was held. The motion to upgrade the BBGWS was discussed and approved by the shareholders at the meeting. The scheme will be in touch with all shareholders arising from the result of the meeting to implement the upgrade proposals.

GROW: GROW in Ireland (the Organisation which supports positive Mental Health) is holding an Information Morning in the Community Café, Bruff (beside the Catholic Church) on Friday 7 June from 10am to 12 noon. If you or anyone you care about is suffering from any kind of mental health issue, please come along to the Café, have a chat and a cuppa and hear about GROW in your area and how it may be able to support you through its weekly meetings.

For further information, please contact GROW at 33 Henry Street, Limerick (061 318813) or visit our website, www.grow.ie.

Walk: Caherelly National School Parents Council held a sponsored walk on Friday last. It was a lovely evening for the walk and there was a great turnout. There was music and face painting for the kids and refreshments were also provided.

Feile Na Gael: As part of the launch of the National Feile na Gael that takes place in Limerick on the first weekend in July various GAA representatives and representatives of Bus Eireann who are sponsoring the event are visiting the schools in the county. Liam O’Súilleabháin, Development Officer Limerick County Board; Ger Doran, Bus Eireann Representative; Noel Hartigan, Games Development Manager Limerick GAA; Declan Hannon, Limerick Senior Hurler and Donie Browne, Referee visited both Bohermore and Caherelly Schools on Monday 20 May last. They were greeted in Caherelly School by: Joe Teefy and Joseph O’Riordan, Ballybricken/Bohermore GAA Club; Brigid Teefy, School Board of Management; Kevin Ryan, Ballybricken/Bohermore Bord Na nÓg Chairman; Laura McCarthy, GAA/School Coach; Síle Moynihan, Limerick Camougie Player; Fionnuala Allen, Principal; Margaret Moynihan, Deputy Principal; teachers and children. The children were excited by the visit and were wearing jerseys and had decorated the school in flags. Declan Hannon answered questions from the children and Ger Doran from Bus Eireann presented the school with a gear bag. The visit to the school was early in the morning so great credit is due to the teachers and pupils for welcome they had ready for the visitors. The local club are hosting Four Roads Roscommon GAA Club on that weekend.

Exposition and Novena: Exposition and Novena continues in both churches in the parish as follows: Ballybricken: Novena at 7.30pm on Monday, Exposition on Tuesday, 3pm - 10pm; Bohermore: Exposition on Thursday, 5.30pm - 7.30pm and Novena at 7.30pm after Exposition.

GAA Lotto: There was no winner of the jackpot this week. Numbers drawn: 1, 21, 24 and 27. Lucky Dip winners: Siobhan Tierney, Liam McCarthy, Margaret and John McMahon and Liz O’Donoghue. Jackpot is now €2,500. The next draw will take place at the Clubhouse on Monday, May 27 at 8.00 pm. Tickets can be purchased from Scanlons Shop, Promoters and online at www.ballybrickenbohermoregaa.ie

GAA News: The Junior B Hurlers have had a busy start to the year playing 3 matches over the past few weeks. First up was Cappmore on Tuesday May 14 in poor weather conditions. Despite a hearty performance from Ballybricken, Cappmore proved to be to be the stronger side and came away victors on the night. We then played Pallas in Caherelly on Sunday May 19 under excellent conditions. It was a tightly contested and very competitive match with both sides exchanging points throughout the first half. Our backs kept a steady flow of ball going into the forwards who kept the scoreboard ticking over and were perhaps unlucky not to have converted a number of goal opportunities. Ballybricken with an excellent blend of mature and young players kept up the intensity to come away victors on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-8.

Our U12 Hurlers played Na Piarsaigh in Caherelly last Thursday evening and continued with their recent good form running out convincing winners after a fine display of hard and fully committed hurling. Ballybricken showed that they were well up for this game from the start and from the throw in to the final whistle they worked tirelessly never allowing Na Piarsaigh to settle and get into their stride. We were able to introduce all of the U10s on the panel in the second half, who all played a part in this good win and are a very important part of the panel.

The Intermediate Hurlers played Monaleen in the league on Saturday May 18 in Monaleen. Despite Ballybricken competing well in the first half and keeping the scoreline margin close at the interval, Monaleen pulled away and came away with a comprehensive win in the end.