EXAM RESULTS: Congratulations to all the boys and girls from the parish who received their leaving certificate results last week. We wish them all the best for the future and hope they get a chance to follow their chosen career.
MASS AT WELL: Many thanks to everyone who attended the mass at Our Lady’s Well in Rathcahill on Thursday evening last. The weather had been very poor during the day but cleared at mass time. The mass was concelebrated by Canon Duhig and Fr Keane. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make sure everything was in readiness for the mass.
RAMBLING HOUSE: The next Rambling House in Monagea Parish Hall will take place on Thursday August 29 at 8.30pm. Since it started in May the Rambling House has proved to be very popular. The organisers would like to see far more people from the parish coming along to a great evening’s entertainment.
DESMOND COMPLEX AUTUMN FAIR: The Desmond Complex in Newcastle West are holding an Autumn Fair on this Sunday August 25th from 1 to 6pm in the grounds of the complex. It promises to be a great day for all the family – young and old. It will also feature a draw with many valuable prizes on offer. As well as being a fundraiser for the great work carried out by the complex it will also give people an opportunity to see the facilities available at the complex and get a chance to find out about what happens there.
LIMERICK GAA CLUB DRAW WIN: Congratulations to Tom and Claire Scanlon of Gardenfield who won €2000 in the Limerick GAA Club draws for August. The draw took place recently in The Corner House Bar in Dromcollogher. Both Claire and Tom are very involved with Bord na nÓg in the Parish. The next draw takes place at the Central Bar in Bruree on Friday September 6.
MILFORD HOSPICE HARVERT FAIR: The annual Harvest Fair in aid of Milford Hospice will take place on Sunday September 1st. There is a change of venue this year as the fair moves to the University of Limerick Arena. The organising committee are seeking donations of quality items for the various stalls. Goods will be accepted at the Milford Care Centre up to Thursday August 29th. They are asking people to donate items that are saleable as the cost of disposing items of unsalable items has escalated in recent years. Confectionary and other perishable good will be accepted in UL on the day of the fair. Further details can be got by ringing 061 485860. AS this is the major fundraiser for the hospice your support by donating goods or coming along on the day would be greatly appreciated.
ALL IRELAND SEMI FINALS: There was huge disappointment for the thousands of Limerick supporters as both the minors and seniors lost their All Ireland semi finals at Croke Park on Sunday last. The minors were first into action against Galway. The game finished level at the end of normal time and went to extra time. Galway finished the stronger and won by 3 points on a score of 0-23 to 0-20.
The senior team never got into their stride and after they conceded the only goal of the game they were always chasing the game. The wide’s count also did not help their cause. In the end Clare won by 1-22 to 0-18. Clear now meet Cork in the final.
WEST INTERMEDIATE HURLING FINAL: Monagea and Knockaderry contested the West Senior hurling final at Dromcollogher on Friday evening last. The game was evenly poised in the first quarter at the end of which Monagea led by 0-07 to 0-05. The next ten minutes proved vital as Knockaderry scored three goals. Coming into the last five minutes of the half Knockaderry led by 6 points but Monagea finished the half strongly and got four unanswered points. That left the half time score 3-06 to 13 points in favour of Knockaderry. The lead extended to four and five points during the second half until Monagea got a late goal. In the end the narrowest of margins separated the sides with Knockaderry winning on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-18. Monagea can be well pleased with their performance as they were short a few vital players. Knockaderry have qualified for the knockout stages of the County Intermediate Championship. The game was refereed by Martin Doherty who gave him usual efficient performance without ever being he centre of attention. The one disappointing feature of the game was that the West Board could not get two neutral linesmen but they could find four people to stand at the game.
With the Limerick minors beaten they way is now clear for Monageas next West Junior Hurling Championship game against Feohanagh/Castlemahon.