ALL IRELAND GLORY FOR PAUDIE QUISH: Last Saturday in Williamstown Co. Galway, Hospital’s Paudie Qusih cemented his reputation as one of Ireland;s top youth players by winning the prestigious minor 60x30 All Ireland softball title. This is his second title in as many years, writing Paudie into the history books as only one of the few players to win twice joining legends of the game like, Duxie Walsh, Eoin Kennedy, and Paul Brady.
His opponent was Galen O’Riordan of Wexford who pushed Paudie to the pin of his collar taking the match to a tie breaker, but Paudies superior fitness and power led him to win 21/17 13/21, 21/9. The game lasted a phenomenal two hours and 20 minutes and Paudies match was the first 60x30 match ever to be streamed live over the internet. The future is bright for Paudie with no doubt more success to follow.
PARISH SENIOR CHOIR: The Senior Choir will resume practices Tuesday September 17 at 7.30pm. They urgently require new members if this service to the church is to continue into the future. Remember that a lot of “small voices” make one Big Voice and to sing is to pray twice. Contact Eilish Moloney or any member of the Senior Choir. They would love to hear from you.
BEREAVEMENT: We extend our sympathy to Ger Hayes and family, Galtee View, on the death of his sister Margaret Rourke, Co. Meath and formerly of Kilteely. She is survived by her partner P.J. and daughter Kathleen. Burial was to Kilteely cemetery and Months Mind Mass will be held September 28.
SET DANCING: Set dancing for fitness and fun starts back in the Honey Fitz, Lough Gur Monday September 16 at 8.30pm. All are welcome from beginners to established dancers will be catered for.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Sister Consilio Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree House will be holding her annual church gate collection in Hospital next weekend 14th and 15th September. Any support will be much appreciated in these hard times. they would like to thank their very loyal collectors who year after year stand out in all kinds of weather to help them with this worthy cause.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Eucharistic Adoration takes place every Friday in Hospital Church from 10am to 7.30pm. Time spent with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is never time wasted, rather, it brings great comfort and strength as we strive to live out our Christian vocation in the world today. Thank you to all those who spend this valuable time with the Lord every Friday. We would welcome more volunteers to spend an hour as it is difficult to fill the roster. If you can give one hour in peaceful reflection before the Blessed Sacrament contact Eilish, Marian or Mary.
GAA: Intermediate football footballers took to the field against Cappamore knowing that a win was needed to keep them in the championship hunt. They controlled the first half and led by 4 at the break thanks to a goal by Liam Reale. With Bruff leading Oola in the other game a big victory was needed and when Darragh O’Sullivan found the net it looked like qualification was possible, but despite a 4 point winning victory it wasn’t good enough to see them through. Well done to the management, Ollie Coffey, Johnny McAuliffe, John O’Shea, Declan Murphy and Liam Reale.
Congratulations to Diuarmuid Quirke who was part of the Limerick U15 hurling team who won the recent Munster hurling shield final. Well done also to Paudie Quish on winning the All Ireland 60x30 Minor handball title.
The next monthly meeting takes place this Thursday at 8.30pm, while the annual church gate collection takes place on the weekend of September 28/29.
BORD NA NOG: U6 and U8 training on Thursday at 6pm, all welcome, new players especially. the U6s and U8s played their final home blitz of this year last Friday in Herbertstown. The U8s played Pallasgreen, Shamrock Gaels and Croom. These were three very good matches and showed how the players are improving all the time. U6s played Pallasgreen and Shamrock Gaels in two very close matches, well done to all players. Thanks to all parents who brought cakes etc for the refreshments served on the night and also to those who helped out on the night. This was a great night of hurling enjoyed by the large crowd who attended, thanks also to Kevin for opening the grounds and looking after them all. Thursday 26 September in Hospital. U12s and 14s hurling parish league is on Monday 23 September in Hospital. These leagues should be great nights of hurling for the young players and it would be good for the players to have big support. Tea and refreshment available on the night for all.
The Trabolgan trip is on for Saturday 21 September. €20 per child and €20 per adult travelling on the bus. Forms still available and need to be returned by next Friday. This promises to be a great day of fun for all U2, 8, 10 and 12 players.
The U16s finished their year last week. this was a hard year for the team and results were hard to get at times, but credit to all players for their commitment during the year. Numbers were very tight at times but huge credit and thanks to coaches Mattie Quirke Jr. Billy Davern and Keith O’Connor for all their work during the year.
U14s also finished their year last Wednesday when they lost their shield hurling semi-final to Caherline, this was a strong Caherline team and on the night HH team probably didn’t play to their best. Well done to all players for their work and commitment over the year and a huge thanks to their coaches for their time and work, Dessy Hanley, Fr. Jimmy Donnelly, William Fox, Paudie Reale and John O’Shea.
The U12s travelled to Rathkeale last Saturday for the all county hurling blitz. They played against Ballybricken/Bohermore in the first game. This was a very tight game with both sides trading score for score. With five minutes to go the opposition scored a goal to seal a win. In the second game they got off to a flying start with a goal from James Gleeson. The HH team kept the pressure on and went on to edge this win against South Liberties. Players on the day were Dylan Hartnett, Jack Leonard, Wayne Power, Lorcan Ryans, Jack Baggott, Sean Connaughton, Jake Leddin, Killian Real, Seamie Ryan, Thomas Ryan, Evan O’Callaghan, Michael Durcan, James Gleeson, Killian O’Shea, and Michael Howard.
CALLING SOCCER FANS: If you are a soccer fan you will be interested to hear that the Champions League Trophy is winging its way to Co. Limerick this week. The trophy will appear at An Trasnan Bar, Ballylanders Friday September 13 from 8pm – 10pm and in Scoby’s Bar Hospital Saturday 14 September from 8pm – 10pm. This is in conjunction with Limerick’s Live 95fm-Stop Tour for Limerick kids. It is to be viewed as a once in a lifetime opportunity get your photographs taken with the famous trophy. A €3 donation is being asked for per photo and this will donated to the charity in its entirety. Also on both nights there will be a Man Utd, Liverpool, Celtic and Rep. of Ireland memorabilia to view and possibly purchase. Proprietor of both bars, Brian O’Callaghan urges people to arrive early and not to forget their cameras.