Local Cemetery: Concern has been expressed by locals at the continuing problem of dog fouling in the local cemetery. This is the disgusting sight that people face at they visit the graves of their loved ones and a situation that must be urgently addressed. The council dog warden has been notified and he has the power to impound any animal which is not in the control of its owner. The proposed new law on mico-chipping of all dogs will make it easier to trace the owners who may be then opened to prosecution, so people should be aware of the consequences.
Soccer Lotto: The numbers drawn last weeks soccer lotto were, 3,14,16 and 25. There was no winner of the jackpot prize. The winners in the lucky dip draw were Claire Audsley, Mountcollins, Bridget Murphy, c/o Kostal, Nelius Murphy, Mountcollins, M Fitzgerald, Brosna and Kevin Flannery, Mountcollins. The winner of the promoter’s prize was Joan O Grady. This week’s jackpot will be 12,700.
Halla Tadgh Gaelach: The next ceili in Tournafulla will be held on this Friday night, April 5th. The Five Counties Ceili Band will provide the music with dancing from 9.30pm. Refreshments will be served during the evening and all are welcome.
GAA Lotto: The numbers drawn in last week’s Mountcollins/Tournafulla GAA lotto were, 14, 15, 16 and 29 There was no winner of the jackpot prize. Lucky dip prizes went to Katie Sheehy, Tournafulla, David O Connell, Mountcollins, Lucy Collins, Tournafulla and Kerian Flannery, Mountcollins. The winner of the promoters prize was Paudie Hickey. This weeks draw will be held in Danahers Bar, Mountcollins where the jackpot will be €2,900 and your continued support is appreciated.
Card Game: The winners of first prize at last weeks card game was the team of Paddy, Sheehan, John O Connell and Florence O Connell. In joint runners up position were the teams of Nora Lyons, Anita Danaher and Betty Brosnan and John Lane, Dan Brosnan and Con Lane. The winners of the table prize were James Keane, Dee Hartnett and Mike Shine. The door prize went to Eamon Sheehan with raffle prizes going to Betty Brosnan, Dee Hartnett, Nora Lyons, Jimmy O Connell and Dan Brosnan, Cards as usual on this Thursday night at 9pm in the Community Centre and all are welcome. On Thursday April 18th there will be a special fundraiser in aid of the Motor Nurone Association.
Parish Clerk: Our parish clerk, Sr. Catherine Lenihan would like to thank all who subscribed so generously to her recent collection. We are fortunate to have Catherine involved and we thank her for her effort, dedication and time she gives on our behalf.
County League: For a second week in a row, our senior footballers suffered a heavy defeat in the county league. After a long Journey to Pallasgreen the team were well beaten by the home side by 4-10 to 1-7.Mountcollins played well in patches but squandered a number of goal chances while Pallasgreen were clinical in their finishing. We have home advantage in around round 3 against Sean Finns on April 13th.
Saturdays Line out was, James Brouder, Sean Lyons, Con Begley, Eric O Connor, Timmy Walsh, Mike Dillane, Jeremiah Moroney, Pat O Connor, Denis Dillane, Conor Moroney, Tom McCarthy (capt), Eoin Moroney, Donal Gleeson, Pa Delee, Mike Curtin. Subs, Seamus Murphy, Bat Dillane, Mike Lenihan, Matthew Brouder, Donagh Walsh and Brian Lenihan.
Greyhound Racing: Mountcollins GAA Club was well represented at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night for the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy Stake final. The club was represented by Melody’s Gamble in the decider and we were delighted to pick up a cheque of €1,000. Thanks to the generosity of the McManus Family who sponsored the event. Well done to the Monagea GAA Club on winning the €10,000 top prize.
Recent Deaths: Sympathy is exceeded to the family of the late Ned Sheehan, Caherlevoy, Mountcollins who passed away during the past week and was laid to rest after Requiem Mass in Mountcollins on Wednesday last. Also to the family of his sister, Elizabeth Whelan, Mallow and formerly of Caherlevoy, Mountcollins who was buried in Mountcollins on Monday last. Sympathy is also extended to the relatives of Ned Martin Lenihan, Dublin and Caherlevoy, Mountcollins, who will buried in Dublin this week. May they all Rest in Peace.