GAA FUNDRAISER FOR MILFORD: As you are aware October is a major fundraising month this year for Milford Hospice. Our GAA club like many others was asked to do whatever we could do raise additional funds. To lend our support to the event, we are having some club coaches and players plus a few “outside” our club volunteering to be Waxed (ouch!!) in the Stroller Bar, Ballyneety on Fri Oct 25th. If you are approached for sponsorship, please be as generous as possible.
In underage news, our U10/12 football and hurling teams had a great end of season trip to Tralee last weekend which saw the lads play matches against local teams followed by a trip to the Aquadome and a meal in McDonalds. Great credit goes to the club coaches for finishing a memorable season on such a high.
KILPEACON GAA: Our U18 Football team will contest the County final next Sunday in Bruff in the curtain-raiser to the Intermediate final. These boys have put in a tremendous effort all year, and they are worthy contenders for the title. We would urge sports fans in Crecora, Manister and Fedamore to attend this final and cheer on the boys.
CRECORA CAMOGIE: it was heartbreak for our Junior team last Sunday when they lost the County Final to great rivals Cappamore by the narrowest of margins. At the end of a thrilling final, just one point separated the teams on a final score-line of 2-11 to 4-4. These girls have made a huge commitment to training this year and were understandably very disappointed to fall at the final hurdle. While there is no silverware to show, it was a great achievement for our club to contest county finals at U14, U16 and Junior levels while the younger age groups had remarkable success. The club AGM will take place shortly and it is hoped that all parents and adult players will attend, as your votes and opinions are really valued.
ALERT: there has been a marked increase in theft in Crecora in recent times, with unscrupulous thieves targeting the property of honest hard-working people. Please be extra vigilant in securing your property and take note the registration of any suspicious looking vehicles, so as to keep our community safe and crime free.
SET DANCING CLASSES: for children take place with Paula every Thursday evening at 5.45pm downstairs in the Community Centre. Classes last an hour and are open to all boys and girls over five years of age. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill and have a bit of fun, now that the summer activities have ended.
MEN’S FITNESS CLASSES: take place every Wednesday evening in Mungret GAA Club at 8 PM. This is a great opportunity to keep in shape over the winter. Contact John on 087-9115411 for more info.
TRAD FOR TRÓCAIRE: Craobh Naomh Mhichíl C.C.É. will be holding a fundraising concert for Trócaire this Saturday night in Manister Community Centre beginning at 7.30p.m as part of the nationwide Comhaltas campaign. Artists on the night will be the Adare Seisiún group as well as some of our own group and a storyteller. Tickets cost €5 per adult with accompanying children free. This promises to be a great night featuring the best of Irish music, song and dance as well as a story or two. All are welcome. Please support this worthy cause. Tickets will be available at the door.
CEMETERY PRAYERS: for the month of the Holy Souls will take place on Sunday 3rd November in Lemonfield at 2.30 p.m. and in Crecora at 3.00 p.m.
A Candlelight Mass for the Deceased will be held in Crecora Church on Friday 8th November at 7.30 p.m. All those who have been bereaved, especially in the last twelve months, are invited to attend. A ceremony of bringing forward a lit candle in memory of each person who died from the parish in the last twelve months will take place at the Mass.
FREE WILL MAKING CONSULTATIONS: in conjunction with International Credit Union Day, MPCC Credit Union is happy to provide a free Will Making consultation. According to recent Irish research, only one in three Irish adults has made a will. Of the two thirds who haven’t, it is the intention of many to make a will but for various reasons just never get round to making one. It’s constantly being put on the long finger until it’s too late. Now to recognise International Credit Union Day and highlight to its members the importance of making a will, MPCC Credit Union has joined forces with Dorothy Tynan & Co. Solicitors to announce free Will Making & Estate Planning consultations for Credit Union members. This free one-to-one consultation service will take place on International Credit Union Day on Thursday, October 17 in the Credit Union’s Dooradoyle office from 4.00 – 7.00pm. All members are invited to attend. The last time, the credit union offered this service, there was huge interest, and therefore it would be advisable to arrive early. MPCC Credit Union is a firm believer in looking after the interests of its members by providing them with the best information needed to assist them in planning and managing their financial affairs. These consultations are another real benefit of being a member of your local Credit Union and will provide members with the opportunity to get free, practical and impartial advice on making a will and hopefully encourage members to get a will made or make changes to an existing will and in turn ease financial and practical issues for family members after they have gone. This consultation is a completely free service and members are under no obligation to make a will.