Doon Jan 11

Recently Christened: we welcome into our community Bobby Patrick Joe Berkery.

Recently Christened: we welcome into our community Bobby Patrick Joe Berkery.

Congratulations: and all best wishes to Noreen Allis & Mike Quealy who were married recently.

Doon Adoration Team: We urgently need Adorers on Wed. For the following hours. 3-4pm, 5-6pm & 6-7pm. If you are not already doing so & you would like to commit to spending one of the above hours with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, simply contact JohnO’Brien 380614, Mary MacCleod 380987 or Marica Mooney 380240. We are required to have at least 4 adorers per hour with the Lord. For these hours mentioned, we only have 1 adorer. The laws of the Church inform us that Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament cannot be left alone even for the briefest time.

Dancing News: Junior set dancing classes, ceili, waltz, jive, fine dancing, etc. will resume on Wednesday 8th Jan in Cappamore Community Centre at 4:15pm. Senior classes for fitness and fun at 7:45pm. For more information contact (085) 7417609

Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage: will take place on 16th Jun-21st Jun. Fully inclusive price €708. Booking forms available for the pilgrim section from Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2 Tel: (01) 2410811. Application forms for the assisted/invalid section from Rev. Tomas O’Connell, Cathedral Presbytery, Thurles, Co. Tipperary (0504) 28829 from 18th Feb.

St Patricks College: wish to bring the following to people’s attention: Mr Ruairi Quinn, Minister for education & skills, has decided to allow St. Patrick’s College, Thurles to accept another intake of students on their four teacher education programmes in Sept 2014. All programmes are accredited by the University of Limerick & approved by the teaching council. Students interested in becoming second level teachers should contact Paula Hourigan 087-7117772 for further information.

Doon G.A.A:  Lotto: 30th Dec. No’s drawn 5-9-24-27, no winner. Next week’s draw will take place in Whelan’s Bar with a jackpot of €16,200. 5 mile Road Run/Walk - New Years Day: Congrats & well done to everyone who took part in our 5 mile Road Run/Walk on New Year’s Day. 89 walkers & 64 runners. Male winners: 1st John Shanahan, 2nd: Ruadhari Devitt. 3rd: Kenny Curran. Female winners: 1st Dympna Ryan, 2nd: Claire Devitt, 3rd: Antoinette Coleman. Juvenile: 1st Brian McPartland, 2nd: Eddie Stokes. A cheque will be presented to PIETA House for €900. A big thank you to all who helped out, our registrars Ann & Shelia, our stewards & the ladies who made the tea & sandwiches. Membership: €20 adults & €5 juvenile.