Meelick/Parteen Sept 14

Gathering: A huge crowd is expected at “The Gathering of the friends of Fr. Browne” at Daggers Bar, Blackwater on Friday December 6. Tickets for the function will be on sale shortly at 5 euro each and all will be donated to Milford Hospice where Fr. Browne spent his final weeks. Local musicians will provide the music and finger food will be kindly provided and sponsored by Ray McMahon.

Gathering: A huge crowd is expected at “The Gathering of the friends of Fr. Browne” at Daggers Bar, Blackwater on Friday December 6. Tickets for the function will be on sale shortly at 5 euro each and all will be donated to Milford Hospice where Fr. Browne spent his final weeks. Local musicians will provide the music and finger food will be kindly provided and sponsored by Ray McMahon.

On the night also, a DVD will be launched featuring life in the parish in the 60s through the lens of the late Fr. Browne including athletics, track & field events, parish outings, pioneer rallies, the visit of the late President Éamon de Valera to Parteen and a recorded interview with Fr. Browne himself when he was a guest at the Meelick School 50th Anniversary Celebrations four years ago.

Committee Chairman Tony Keogh said, “We have received calls from all over from people who want to be there and the DVD will be launched on the night and available for immediate sale”.

Meelick GAA: Meelick footballers renewed rivalries with Coolmeen on Saturday afternoon last in the Junior football quarter final. Unfortunately, Meelick came up short against Coolmeen thus ending any hopes of a Junior football Championship for 2013. The game finished on the scoreline 2-03 to 1-14. Attention now turns to the Intermediate hurling championship game against Kilanena which will take place next Sunday, September 15th.

Fundraiser: A Fundraising Club Quiz was held in Meelick Tavern on Wednesday last. People right across the County took part in this quiz to raise some much needed funds for our Clare Hurlers.

The Quiz questions were read out live on Clare FM by Master of Ceremonies, Brian Flynn, assisted by Syl O’ Connor. The night was a great success, many thanks were extended to those who came and supported the night.

Parteen GAA Club also participated in the quiz and thanked all of those that came and supported the night. Parteen GAA Club said “Well done to the winning team of Dolores & Pat Cherry and Martin and Sean Quinn. Also, a big thank you to Ray McMahon (Daggers), Ger Sherlock (Ardnacrusha Printers), Paraic Conlon, Kieran O’ Halloran, Alan Small and Mike O’ Connor for their help on the night.

First Aid Supplies: Aisling Casey has first aid supplies for any of the club first aiders or coaches that require them. Please contact Aisling via email at daire_casey@hotmail.com

Vides Ireland: VIDES Ireland is part of an international Voluntary Organisation and promotes voluntary service which has as its focus the protection of human rights, especially those of women, children and young people all over the world. It is an integral part of the work carried on by the Salesian Sisters. VIDES offers young people 20 years and upwards the opportunity to go abroad to a developing country where Sisters and communities are engaged in meaningful work in Africa and India.

Sr. Dympna said “Should anyone in the parish of Meelick/Parteen be considering giving a short term or long term commitment to working in the developing world next Summer in a Salesian environment, you are welcome to join others in the first phase of preparation on Saturday 28thSeptember.”

For further information, Sr. Dympna may be contacted at 086 3708652.