ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL AUDITIONS: Calling all young singers – aged 11 to 19. St Mary’s Cathedral, in association with partners across the city of Limerick, presents Noye’s Fludde as a collaborative, community production with a professional core. Music Director is Peter Barley. Stage Director is Joan McGarry Moore. Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm. They will also be held on Thursday, October 17 from 4.45pm to 6.45pm. Casting: 1. Noye’s Sons: Shem, Ham, Jaffett – Boys with unchanged voices. 2. Noye’s sons’ wives: Mrs Shem, Mrs Ham, Mrs Jaffett – girls aged approx 11-15. 3. Gossips (i.e. Mrs Noye’s cronies!) – older teenage girls i.e. Aged 14/15 – 18/19. These roles call for well-trained voices and lively personalities. In the case of the gossips, stronger voices, especially in the lower register, with strong dramatic capabilities. Presentation: One solo of own choice (music theatre?), plus an assigned excerpt from Noye’s Fludde. Will be asked to do some dramatic movement/improv/reading. Accompanist will be provided. Outline schedule: performance and most rehearsals to be in St Mary’s Cathedral. Music rehearsals will start in November; Staging rehearsals will start in January 2014 (tbc). Tech Week: 24 – 27 March 2014. Performances: March 28 – Apr 1 2014. Contact: to schedule an audition and obtain Noye’s Fludde excerpt; Please email Janet Bray (Reception at Villiers School): firstname.lastname@example.org (or telephone (061) 451 447). Email is the preferred form of contact.
NA PIARSAIGH G.A.A. CLUB NEWS: Congratulations to our junior hurlers who annexed the City Junior Hurling title, following a replay with city rivals Patrickswell. Just like the drawn game, there was very little to separate the teams, but this time around it was the injection of youth in the shape of minor Dylan Cronin, who made the difference. When introduced in the final few minutes, Dylan brought great enthusiasm and pace upfront and chipped in with the all important winning goal. The team was lead superbly by captain Paul McNamara, who excelled at full back along with Gordon Brown, Alan Sherlock, Mark Buckley, Mike Foley and Kevin McNamara in defence. Our midfield pairing of Eoin Hogan and Aidan Hennessy chipped in with two points each and drove forward at every occasion. We trailed at the break 2-05 to 0-08. The second half was equally tight, but this time we were not to be outdone and with points from Robert Sheehan, Eoghan Keogh and Mike Brougham added to the all important Cronin goal, we sealed the victory. Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 1-16 Patrickswell 3-07. Team: Evan Egan, Alan Sherlock, Paul McNamara(capt), Gordon Brown, Mark Buckley, Mike Foley, Kevin McNamara, Aidan Hennessy(0-2), Mike Brougham)0-7,4f), Robert Sheehan)0-2), Paul Downes, Eoghan Keogh(0-2), Mark Ryan, Pat McCarthy, Eoin Hogan(0-2). Subs: Dylan Cronin(1-1).
Our junior footballers were also in City final action and again we faced Patrickswell. We began the game very slowly and it seemed that every Patrickswell attack was producing a score, as they found acres of space to shoot. We trailed at the break 2-07 to 0-03, with our scores coming from Niall Earls(f) and two Dermot Mullane points. We showed much more hunger in the second half and were winning plenty of possession. We began converting frees from Niall Earls and the evergreen Maurice Horan, but try as we might the goal wouldn’t come and we lost out in the end, on a final score of 2-09 to 0-10. Best on the night were Brendan Fitzgerald, Dean McLoughlin, Cathal Minihane, Dermot Mullane and Mauric Horan. Team: Brian Burke, Brendan Fitzgerald, Shane O Connor, Ruairi O Connell, Dean McLoughlin, Peter Hodnett, Ciaran Ryan, Cathal Minihane, Tom Cronin, Dermot Mullane(0-2), Maurice Horan(0-4,3f), Kevin Hodnett, Ronan Houlihan, Niall Earls(0-4f), Leon McGrath. Subs used: Dylan Cronin, Daragh Laffan, Declan O Connor, Evan Condon.
Our Minor footballers gave another fighting display, to see off the challenge of a very fine Mungret team, in the City Minor final replay last friday evening, on a final score of 4- to 4-4. Alan O Sullivan got on to a rebound and volleyed low and hard, early in the game, to score our first goal. However, Mungret hit back with 3 goals to lead by 3-2 to 1-6, at half time. In the second half, the whole team gave a spirited display and Dylan Cronin showed great skill in slotting home 2 fine goals. Jamie Bromell gave another wholehearted performance and cooly scored the final goal.
Scorers - Dylan Cronin 2-1, Jamie Bromell 1-1, Alan O Sullivan 1-0, Kieran Daly 0-3, Thomas Grimes 0-2,Gordon Browne 0-1, David Broderick 0-1. Team- Peader Collins, Liam Brock, Robbie Graham, Eoin Shannon, Ruaidhre O Connell, Darren Gavin, Gordon Browne, Thomas Grimes, David Broderick, Kieran Daly, Jamie Bromell, Dylan Cronin, Neil Wallace, Allan O Sullivan. Subs: Nathan O Callaghan, Gareth Airey, Jack Walters.
Our Under 14 footballers put in a powerful performance against Oola in the County semi final, at Mick Neville Park, to set up a county final appearance. This was a very impressive display from a team, who have done little football training. The game was level at the break 1-2 to 0-05, with our goal coming from a lucky deflected Adam McNamara shot. We got off to a great start in the second half and inside two minutes had our second goal, courtesy of midfielder Daragh O Gorman, who converted a penalty. This was quickly followed up by points from sub Christy O Hagan, Daragh O Gorman and Cameron Di Benniditto. We were well in control at this point and when a long range free from Daragh O Gorman found the net, it was game over. A fourth goal followed by Adam McNamara, to seal a well deserved victory. Team: Eoin Sherlock, Ryan Aherne, Lucas O Sullivan, Liam Barry, Padraic Heaney, Jerome Boylan, Colin Shiels, Daragh O Gorman(2-1), Cameron DiBenniditto(0-1), James Daly, Glen Clancy(0-2f), Jamie Mitchell(0-1), Adam McNamara(2-0), Rueben McCarthy, Jay Hickey(0-1).
Congratulations also to the under 14 camogie girls, who gave a great performance in winning the County Under 14 C Championship, with victory over Treaty Gaels in Monaleen’s new field, on Sunday. We led at the break 2-2 to 0-1, with Enya Harrington and Rachel Considine scoring the goals. Our third goal mid way through the second half, also came from the excellent Rachel Considine. Other scores on the day were Shona Lynch(0-1), Aoife Henn(0-2), Aoife Harrington(0-2), and Rachel Considine (0-3). Overall, this was a great performance by the team, who had a very eventful year, which included Feile na nGael final and a league final. Well done to all concerned with the team, who already look forward to next year. Team: Holly O Keefe, Alva O Brien, Leah O Mahoney, Cara McMahon, Fiona Cowhey, Lorna Flanagan, Rachel Murray, Aoife Henn, Rachel Considine, Molly Broderick, Shona Lynch, Aoife Harrington, Enya Harrington, Grace O Connor, Kate Barrett. Avril Condon, Grace Fitzgerald, Nicola Bourke, Tara Skeehan, Haley Dillon, Keevah Palmer, Martha Kureczko. Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 3-8 Treaty Gaels 2-1.
The jackpot now sits on €14,700, following Monday’s draw. The numbers drawn were 21, 22, 23 and 26. Lucky dip winners were Anne Keane, Marie Hannon, Pat Madden and Vincent Feeney. Sellers prize went to Doreen Ryan and Gerry Shannon, the house prize. We wish our Under 16 and Senior Hurlers the best of wishes this weekend, in their respective County Finals. Our under 16 hurlers are facing Doon on Saturday, whilst the big one on Sunday, is the County Senior Hurling Final against Adare, in the Gaelic Grounds at 3.30pm.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SERVICES: Weekend Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm. Sunday 10am and 11.30am. Weekday Mass Times: 10am Daily. Also 5.45pm daily during November, Advent and Lent. Baptisms: Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 12.15pm. Marriages: Three month’s notice to Parish and Civil Registrar. Church Office: Telephone 061 325 288, from Sundays 9am to 12.30pm and Weekdays 9am to 9.45am.
ARD SCOIL RIS GALA BALL: Ardscoil Rís will Celebrate 50 Years of Excellence in Education Commencing in September 2013. Please join us for the first event which is a Gala Ball on Saturday, November 16 in the Strand Hotel. It is a Black tie event. Tickets cost €50 each and are available at the school. For further information, please telephone 061 453 828, or 061 455 251.
SET DANCING CLASSES: Set Dancing Classes have resumed in the Monaleen G.A.A. Clubhouse. The classes will be held every Thursday, with Beginners from 7pm to 8pm and Advanced from 8pm to 9.15pm. All are welcome. For further information, please telephone 087 257 7761.
VIDES IRELAND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION: 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. Through VIDES, we offer young people 20 years and upwards, the opportunity to go abroad to a developing country, where our Sisters and communities are engaged in meaningful work in Africa and India. Should you 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, September 28. For further information, please contact Sr. Dympna on 086 3708 652.
OPEN MIC POETRY: Please come along to the White House Bar, 52 O’Connell Street, Limerick every Wednesday at 9pm. The White House Bar is transformed into a centre of culture, as poets recite their latest work. Barney Sheehan who is behind the revival of poetry, at the White House, continues to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick. The readings have provided an open, supportive venue for countless poets to perform their work and has fostered a community of poetry. These Readings are preceded by an Open Mic Session, in which anyone who wishes to read is invited to do so. Complimentary finger food is provided and there is free admission. For further information, please telephone 061 329 218, 086 8657 494, or Email: email@example.com