Meelick/Parteen Aug 24

Hurling banter: There was great local banter around the recent All Ireland hurling semi-final between Clare and Limerick. There are many Limerick people living in the parish and the atmosphere is always electric when the sides meet. But on this occasion, it exceeded all previous encounters.

Hurling banter: There was great local banter around the recent All Ireland hurling semi-final between Clare and Limerick. There are many Limerick people living in the parish and the atmosphere is always electric when the sides meet. But on this occasion, it exceeded all previous encounters.

Last weekend, local parish priest Fr. Tom Carroll, a proud Limerick man, was photographed on a daily newspaper on his knees outside Parteen Church praying for a Limerick win. But on Monday, local businessman Tony McMahon was first to crack back and say “ We won’t be asking Fr. Tom to pray for Clare to win the Final.” However, the rivalry locally is very healthy and while locals were thrilled with the Clare victory, they wouldn’t begrudge Limerick a shot at the title.

Meelick GAA: Meelick Junior footballers took on St. Josephs Doora Barefield in Wolfe Tones, Shannon on Saturday last. Meelick GAA Club said “A depleted Meelick football team earned a great result against St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield winning on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-07. This result puts Meelick in pole position to qualify for the knockout stages of the championship.” Well done to all involved.

Parteen St. Nicholas Lotto Draw: The Lotto draw took place at The Meelick Tavern on Monday August 19 for a jackpot of €20,000.

The numbers drawn were 5, 8,18 & 22.

There was no overall winner: Lucky dip winners were Brendan Mayo Healy c\o Meelick Tavern; Edmund Walshe, Truagh, Kilmore; Gerry Markham, c\o Meelick Tavern; Tom Doyle Canal Bank Park Road, Limerick; John Madden, Rossmadda, Parteen and Gina O’Dwyer, Parkroe, Ardnacrusha.

Next weeks draw will take place on Sunday 25th August at Flash’s bar for a jackpot of €20,000.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ring road: It is understood that the paperwork for the proposed Northern Distributor Road from the Coonagh Roundabout to Knockalisheen is being put in place. Deals with the landowners are in the final stages and as soon as the legal documentation is completed, it is expected work on the project should then start. The road will join the Knockalisheen Road on the Limerick side of the refugee centre and the road from there to the Watch House Cross will be upgraded to take the extra traffic.