Apr 6

Patrick Hourigan 061

Reporter:

Patrick Hourigan 061

Recognition Awards: Two out of the three Castleconnell Electoral Area recognition awards were presented to Caherconlish recipients at a Castleconnell Area Meeting held in County Buildings Dooradoyle on Tuesday afternoon last.

Recognition Awards: Two out of the three Castleconnell Electoral Area recognition awards were presented to Caherconlish recipients at a Castleconnell Area Meeting held in County Buildings Dooradoyle on Tuesday afternoon last.

First recipient was John Flavin who for six years was the village maintenance man employed by Limerick County Council. John was accompanied at the presentation by his wife Eileen, granddaughters Sofia and Isabelle, his brother Denis and a number of friends. His work ethic and his whole commitment to the cleanliness of our village over that time will never be matched.

Our second local recipients were the Volunteer staff of the Millennium Centre. This was too a most deserved accolade for the hard working and welcoming staff and Margaret Ryan received the framed parchment of their behalf. The Chairman Eddie Wade along with the other local area councillors was loud in their praise for the community spirit displayed by all the recipients.

To add to the day, Shane Ryan from our neighbouring community of Ballybricken also received a well-deserved award for his participation in the Irish Paralympic team. All in all it was a great day for both neighbouring parishes.

Community Alert: An open community alert meeting was held on last week in the Millennium Centre and was very well attended. Present was Diarmuid Cronin, Development Officer of Muintir na Tire for the Southern Region. Mr Cronin provided the assembled with some excellent personal safety advice and displayed the many new items available on the market at the present time. He stated that Community Alert was never more important than today with the many changes to the social fabric of society. It is hoped that the safety and security devices exhibited will be of substantial help to all who decide to avail of them. Over the next few weeks these devices will be explained in more detail. Cllr Eddie Wade, Cllr Bridgid Teefy, Cllr John Egan, and Cllr Noel Gleeson attended. All spoke of their support for the community and promised to be the eyes and ears for this community when it came to dealing with officialdom on the matters that were discussed during the meeting. A number of Teactai Daile’s were invited but due to a Dail sitting could not attend and they sent on the apologies for not being able to attend. The message coming from the meeting is we must all watch out for one another. The more we have doing that, the less opportunity there will be for those of opposing social habits to foster.

Soccer: Caherconlish B team were beaten 4gls to1 in the Open Cup final on Saturday night in Jackman Park Limerick by an onsong Northside team. This was a disappointing result for the B team but as the saying goes you’ll lose a few before you win one. Well done to all involved and thanks to Limerick Brakes for their kind sponsorship of T shirts.

The A team lost to Caherdavin on Sunday morning on a 2gls to 1 scoreline. Reminder club 200 draw tickets can be purchased from any club member

Boher Macra: Will be hosting a Charity Alternative Table-Quiz on Friday 12th April in Hanly’s Pub, Boher at 8pm. €20 per table of 4. All proceeds on the night will go to Cliona’s Foundation, who provides financial assistance for critically ill children. There will be raffle tickets on sale on the days leading up to the quiz and on the night. There will be numerous raffle prizes and a good night is promised. For more information on the quiz, contact us on bohermacra@gmail.com or on our facebook page. All support greatly appreciated.

Fundraiser: Battle of the Bands Sat 6th April next at 8 pm in Bruff Rugby Club, all proceeds going towards Brendan Ring and Martin Hartnett’s fundraising in aid of Cliona’s Foundation and the Limerick Lourdes Invalid Fund for their 800 km cycle from Nantes to Lourdes in June. Performing bands include Nightfall, Reverse the Hearse, The 3 Chords, Nevertheless, Wonderwall and Cairde Ceoil. Admission €10, finger food & Raffle. Come along and enjoy a great night of musical entertainment of varying degrees !

Caherconlish GAA Football Club: We are looking forward to the year ahead and hopefully it will be another successfully year for the club, for this to be possible we all need to work together , club officials, parents, players, and get the parish to row inbehind us, we will especially welcome new members, and particular those who want the help in the running of the club whether it be as a coach or helping out with the underage teams or as a fundraiser.

Membership is now due for the year ahead we will be giving out membership forms in the coming week, it is important that we get membership in so that the players can be registered and be covered by insurance for the year ahead. We have kept the membership the same as for the previous years 10 euro per child, 20 euro for 2 or more children, and 20 euro for adult membership. It can be paid to any of the committee members which are listed below.

Training;-6 to 7 in the GAA field.Their first match is fixed for the15th of April at home against Mountcollins.

U 14 continue training Tuesday evening 2nd of April 6-00 to 7-00 in the GAA field a good turn out is required if you want to field a team this year.

U8,U10 & U12 training will Started back in the GAA Field on Tuesday evenings from 6-00 to 7-00 and continues next Tuesday evening 2nd and will continue every week at this time for the season ahead unless there is a match fixed for the field on that evening.

U6 Derek Casey will discuss with parents in the Hall on Friday evening 22nd a starting date and time for U6 football training we have provisionally pencilled in for Friday 5th of April as the starting date any issues can be discussed with Derek on Friday.

We will be continuing with our OLD CLOTHES and MOBLIE PHONES COLLECTION this year which is a very successfully fundraiser for the club. We will be holding our next COLLECTION on the 20th ofApril so please put those throwaways to one side and support our fundraiser in April. If you have not got the storage room we will gladly take them off your hands at any time, please see the list of club officers below who would be glad to assist you. Kevin Prendergast. John Purcell. – Pat Hourigan. Robert McNamara. John Mulcaire. Pat McGrath. Leyton Donavan. Donal Whelan. Phil O’Dea. John Carroll, Pat Vaughan, Liam Coleman, Derek Casey, James Spence