May 18

Bilboa Lotto: Jackpot; €4,600. Lotto Draw; May 6 .Numbers Drawn 6 – 13 – 17 – 24.. No Jackpot winner. 3 Match 3 winners each received €70. Patrick Deegan, Rearcross FC; Elizabeth Smee-Power, Doon and Padraig & Una Hickey, Rearcross. Next Jackpot: €4,800

Bilboa Lotto: Jackpot; €4,600. Lotto Draw; May 6 .Numbers Drawn 6 – 13 – 17 – 24.. No Jackpot winner. 3 Match 3 winners each received €70. Patrick Deegan, Rearcross FC; Elizabeth Smee-Power, Doon and Padraig & Una Hickey, Rearcross. Next Jackpot: €4,800

Rás Tailteann: The famous Rás Tailteann will pass through Cappamore on Tuesday next 21st May between 11.30a.m. and 12.30p.m. with widespread TV coverage it would be great to have some colour ,flags, flowers and bunting on the approach roads to the village.

Tidy Towns: Clean –up continues on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 8.30 p.m.

Cappamore Celtic FC: On last Thursday evening in Jackman Park, Cappamore Celticbrought the curtain down on their season when they added the Division 2A Lipper Cup to their promotion to Div1B.Castle Rovers were their competitors on the night, and in an evenly contested first half, chances were few with both defences cancelling each other out.

Cappamore upped the pace in the second half and were rewarded in the 57TH minute when Sean O Connor finished neatly to give them the lead. Castle were back level two minutes when they were awarded a penalty, which they duly despatched. Cappamore, roared on by a fantastic support on the night, pressed for the winner, and on the 77th minute, Mike Fitzgerald hit a wonder strike to give Cappamore the winner on the night. This capped a marvellous end to the season, and the team, managed by Mike Conroy, assistant manager Mike Sweeney & trainer Eamonn Slattery, can now look forward to a new season in Div 1B.

Team: 1 Brian Leahy, 2.Mike Fitzgerald 3. David Duggan 4. Dave Madden 5. Brian O Leary 6. Shane O Gorman(C) 7. Sean O Connor 8. Seamie Ryan Mahony 9. James Bradshaw 10. Eric Conroy 11. Denis Fitzgerald. Subs: Ger Coleman, Kenny Ryan, Johnny Barrett. Other subs were Adam Keogh and William Ryan.

Dinner Dance: Cappamore Celtic FC Dinner Dance are now on sale. They cost €30 each and can be obtained from Mike Conroy or Joe Diggins.

Community Games: Cappamore Community Games Parish Sports Evening will take place on Sunday evening 19th May in Bilboa Athletic Grounds , commencing at 6.00p.m. Races from U 5 to U 16. All are welcome.

Champion Athletes: Best wishes to Sophie Kelly and Shane Kett who will compete at the National Finals of Community Games in Athlone next weekend. Both are participating as part of the U13 Limerick Cross Country Team.

Emigrants in Trouble: A collection to assist the Irish Episcopal Council for Emigrants will be taken next weekend 18th/19th May in the Church after Holy Communion. For many, living abroad is a positive experience but, unfortunately, there are some for whom this is not the case. Some struggle to fit into the new culture and have difficulty coping with loneliness and isolation. For over 50 years the Irish Episcopal Council has responded to the needs of Irish emigrants throughout the world and continue to do so. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Sliabh Feilim Golf Society: Our next outing will take place in Dundrum on Sunday 19th May at 10.30a.m. This will be a Team event so please contact Denny Keating ASAP if attending. Guests Welcome.

Cappamore Camogie Club: Congratulations to Claire Keating and Muireann Creamer who represented Cappamore on the Limerick Camogie who captured the National League Div 2 title in Birr last Sunday week by defeating Kildare.

Roamin’ in Rome: In the wee small hours of Friday 26th April 2013 , fourteen of the ladies of Cappamore ICA set off to sample “La Dolce Vita” in the Eternal City.

After a stress-free Aer Lingus flight we settled into the luxurious Savoy Hotel. A leisurely lunch taken “al fresco” was followed by a tour of the city on the Hop on/Hop off bus. This ensured that we found our bearings and saw all the major sights of this beautiful city.

On Saturday morning we made our way to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s. Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling and Pieta were all we expected and more. That afternoon we climbed the Spanish Steps and threw a coin or two in the Trevi Fountain.

Sunday Mass in the Augustinian Church of St. Patrick’s was a very occasion as one of our companions had been married there thirty five years previously. Then we set off for St. Peter’s for the Sunday morning blessing of His Holiness Pope Francis. We had to share St. Peter’s Square with one hundred thousand other pilgrims but we were happy to be in such a special place.

The Colosseum, the Irish College, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona finished our Roman itinerary perfectly.

Monday 29th April saw us back in “the ould sod” happy, relaxed and basking in wonderful memories of a wonderful weekend.

Arrivederci Roma!

Willie Ryan: The death took place suddenly last Thursday 9 May of Willie Ryan, Tuogh. Willie was an electrician by trade , which he availed of to start up his own business with the help of his family. They developed the Limerick based company ,Temp Technology , over the years and is now a very successful one supplying electric generators and other equipment to hospitals, hotels and industries. Following Billy’s retirement his son , Declan, is now at the helm.

Billy was an avid follower of sport, especially the GAA. In his younger days he won county medals in hurling and football with St. Patricks. Later , when he moved to Cappamore he was very much involved with the club here as a selector at both Senior and under –age level during 80’s and 90’s and was for many years a member of the club committee. He was also into athletics and was a keen walker. Following his well attended funeral Mass a guard of honour was formed by members of GAA club. Burial took p[lace in Inch St Laurence cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Chriss, children, Cynthia, Fiona and Declan, grandchildren, mother, Kathleen, brothers and many relatives and friends.

First Holy Communion: 38 children from the three primary schools in the parish will make their 1st Holy Communion in St. Michael’s Church next Saturday at 11.00a.m. Mass

Birthday Greetings: We send birthday greetings to Mags Mooney, Towerhill who celebrated her 91st birthday in April and also to Margaret Buckley, Clonteen who was 94 years old on 1st May.

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