TABLE QUIZ: The Development Association will host a Table Quiz in the Homestead Bar on this Friday night, February 15, at 9.30pm. The members of the committee would appreciate your support. These quizzes are entertaining and not too taxing on the brain.
CARDS: The joint winners at last weeks cards with 11 games each were: Con Donovan and Timmy Horgan; Peggy and Moss O’Riordan. The table prize winners were: John Joe Sexton and Con Cregan; John Hartnett and Johnny Ward; Sean Bowen and Paschal O’Rourke. Those lucky in the raffle were: 1, John Hartnett; 2, Tony Kelly; 3, John Joe Sexton and 4, Mike Cronin.
WEST LIMERICK SET DANCING CLUB: The West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold their 21st annual Set Dancing Workshop in the Devon Inn Hotel on February 15 to 17, featuring Padraig and Roisin McEneany (tutors), the Allow Ceili Band, the Striolan and Taylors Cross. On Friday at 7.30pm there will be a session in the bar, followed by 9pm with a Ceili, music by the Allow, on Saturday workshops will run in the main hall from 10am to 5pm, there will be a music session in the bar at 7.30pm followed at 9pm with a Ceili, music by the Striolan Ceili Band. On Sunday proceedings get underway at 11am with a workshop, followed at 2pm with a Ceili, music by Taylors Cross.
SET DANCING CLASSES: The set dancing classes continue in Halla Tadhg Gaelach every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. The next Ceili will take place in Halla Tadhg Gaelach on Friday, March 15. Music by Johnny Reidy. Dancing 9.30 to 1. Teas and refreshments served.
INDOOR BOWLS: The West Limerick Indoor Bowls continue in Halla Tadhg Gaelach every Thursday night at 7.30pm. New members welcome.
TOURNAFULLA 5K: As most people are aware by now the inaugural Tournafulla 5km road race and fun walk will take place on Sunday, March 31. The entry fee is €10 for runners and €5 for walkers. The walkers will begin at 12.30pm with the runners taking the starters gun at 1pm. Changing facilities, showers and free car parking available. There will be prizes for the first, second and third male and female finishes and a first prize for the over 40s, 50s and U-18s. You can register online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAA: Training for all Junior A and Junior B players on Wednesday night, on the field for 8pm and on Sunday, on the field for 12.30pm. The under 21 team have a game at home in Paric Mhic Charthaigh at 2pm.
MEETING: There will be a GAA meeting in the clubhouse on Thursday night at 8pm the names for Club Development Draw for 2013, are to be handed in at this meeting. Its €10 per month for 10 months. The first draw will take place in March.
BEST FIFTEEN: At a recent sporting event which took place in the south Tipperary capital, a number of locals began talking about our beloved GAA club. The discussion centred on the best 15 who wore the famed green and white. There was general agreement on the spine of team, but the other positions created quite a debate. If you have any ideas you can contact us on facebook or twitter.
TROCAIRE BOXES: As you are probably aware Lent begins on this Ash Wednesday, February 13 and will continue for forty days until Easter Sunday. Your Trocaire box has arrived and can be collected from the table at the back of the chapel. This year is the 40th anniversary of Trocaire and your extraordinary generosity over the years has made a real and lasting difference. The money you donate, however small, will support some of the poorest communities in the world to work their way out of poverty. The best method is to put whatever you can afford into your Trocaire box every day.
€2 a day will help landless families to secure land to farm, grow food and earn an income, €2 a day will provide families with agricultural training to ensure better harvests and a more reliable source of food. €2 a day will help communities set up a savings and loans scheme, providing families with the capital to buy land or start a small business.
As a parish we’ve always ended up right at the top end of the league.