May 25

Breda Finn


Breda Finn

BALLYNANTY TRIUMPH: Members of the Ballynanty Garda Youth Diversion Project had their success on the football field recognised by the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Gerry McLoughlin on Tuesday last, May 14th.

BALLYNANTY TRIUMPH: Members of the Ballynanty Garda Youth Diversion Project had their success on the football field recognised by the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Gerry McLoughlin on Tuesday last, May 14th.

The northside natives triumphed at a recent Soccer/futsal tournament hosted at LYS’s Southside Youth Space, the Factory.

‘It was a fantastic achievement and you should be very proud of yourselves,’ were the words of Cllr. McLoughlin as he addressed the group.

‘Winning a competition once is a great accomplishment but successfully defending that title takes extra hard work and dedication,’ said the 816th Mayor of Limerick.

The Futsal /Soccer tournament took place at The Factory: Southside Youth Space, Galvone Rd and saw Garda Youth Diversion Projects from around Limerick take part.

‘We’re the best,’ laughed team captain Leroy Bennis, Ballynanty, when asked about the team’s success.

‘On behalf of the lads, I’d like to thank our coach, Frankie Daly (LYS) and Garda Shane Hickey (Mayorstone) who encouraged us at every stage to achieve our goals,’ said Leroy.

Leroy was joined on ‘Team Ballynanty,’ by Callum Grant, Nathan Hayes, Luke McMahon, Calvin Prendergast, Jonathan Roche and John Ryan.

Garda Youth Diversion Projects are community based programmes that work with young people to develop their social skills and sense of community through a diverse range of activities.

CONQUERING CROAGH PATRICK: Young people from Limerick Youth Service’s Northside Youth Café and Ballynanty Garda Youth Diversion Project climbed one of Ireland’s most famous mountains, Croagh Patrick on Sunday last.

After breakfasting at the Northside Youth Café, the hearty troupe of young people set off for Mayo’s famous peak, accompanied by Kate O’Driscoll and Frankie Daly, LYS.

The climb was inspired by members of the Northside Youth Café who climbed Croagh Patrick as part of a Four Peaks Challenge in 2012.

The young people enjoyed last year’s climb so much they decided to invite their neighbours at Ballynanty GYDP to join them this time.

PERSIONERS HANDBOOK: Copies of the fifth Annual Irish Pensioners Handbook are now available free of charge from your GP Surgeries, Pharmacies, Citizens’ Information Centres, Retirement Groups etc. The handbooks are a guide for senior citizens and carers, and contain important information regarding health issues, homecare, food, travel, etc. They also provide a comprehensive directory of local authorities, support groups, hospitals and state agencies. Pick up a copy at any of the above locations.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: The young children from our parish schools will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 25 in St Lelia’s Church. We will have them in our prayers and hope the weather will be good for their very Special Day.

SONGS OF FAITH: As part of the Year of Faith celebrations, a programme of hymns will take place in St John’s Cathedral on Sunday May 26 from 5.30 pm to 6.30pm. All are welcome to join with Bishop Brendan Leahy and fellow singers for an afternoon of scripture reflection and congregational hymn singing. No choir experience or standard of singing required. This is an opportunity to praise God in joyful congregational song.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: The Christian prayer group continues its meetings on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm in the convent of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Castleview Gardens, Clancy Strand. A welcome awaits you.

A SCRIPTURE GROUP: This Group meets each Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in St Munchin’s Temperance Hall and we are all invited to attend.

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: On Sunday June 9th at 3 pm a Remembrance Service will be held in St Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. This Service will bring families together in support and hope to remember their loved ones who have died at Mid Western Regional Hospital during the previous twelve months. You and your family are most welcome to attend. If you so wish, please bring along a photo or symbol of your loved one, to place in the Remembrance Area.

BEREAVEMENT INFORMATION: From 7 pm to 8.30 pm on Tuesday May 28, a Bereavement Information Evening will take place in Milford Care Centre, First Floor, New Day Care Building Seminar Rooms l and 2. Further information regarding this may be obtained b contacting Mary O’Sullivan at 485800 or email

SYMPATHY: We offer our sincere sympathy to the family of the late Brian MacMathuna (McMahon), late of C.B.S. Sexton Street who died peacefully at his home in Ennis Road. He is survived by his wife Helen, daughters Mary, Christine, Isabel, Juliet and Helen, sons Brian and David, brother Tommy, sisters in-law, brothers-in-law, thirteen grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Removal took place from Griffin’s Funeral Home to St Munchin’s Church on Monday evening, with cremation on Tuesday following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church. May he Rest in Peace.