Charity pony trek: On Saturday, September 14, at 2pm, a charity pony ride and sponsored walk, in aid of Limerick regional hospital dialysis unit, will take place at Ballygrennan farm, and will be organised by Lady Harrington, of “The Glen”, Knockfierna. We hope this very worthy cause receives the full local support it deserves.
Comhaltas branch members: Comhaltas membership is now due for the coming season 2013/14. Local traditional entertainers can now join the O’Riordan brothers, as Granagh have been invited to participate under the North Cork banner for the coming season. Membership fees are €12 for adult and €6 for child, with family membership at €20.
Local group on C.103: A local group of Rambling House performers will perform on the Cork C.103 radio “Around the Fireside” live show in the coming weeks, with well known presenter Jimmy Reidy, who has shown great interest in the history and folklore of the Knockfierna/Granagh district.
GAA: Granagh/Ballingarry senior hurlers retention of the senior status for the coming season in the county championship was the big topic in recent weeks. They did this by beating Garryspillane on a scoreline of 3-16 to 1-16. Our Junior A footballers have reached the West semi-final versus Feoghanagh-Castlemahon at Feenagh.
Big Bruree welcome: The September Rambling House in Bruree on Friday. September 13, at 8pm, will also be part of The Gathering celebrations week, featuring memories of Bruree in a huge photo exhibition, in the De Valera Museum. Admission to the Rambling House is €5.
Soccer: Granagh United Junior team playing in division two are showing great early seaosn form. After three games played are up with the leading teams. The youth’s panel hold a similar position in their division two league. In the meantime, don’t forget to support the local soccer club lottery draw and the chance to win the jackpot of €15,050. Get your ticket at O’Gorman’s filling station, Chawke’s Cross, The Rock Bar, Hickey’s Bar, Bennis’ Bar, or any of the soccer club promoters.
Sympathy: Sincere sympathy to the wife, family and friends of the late Paddy Fennessy, Main Street. He was a very active and skillful steeplechase jockey and had lifetime friends from all over Munster and overseas, in the horse racing scene. Sincere sympathy is extended to the Canty and Hartigan families in Croom on their recent bereavements. Sympathies are also extended to the untimely death of Mrs Nuala Gardiner, Bruff.