Apr 20

Fr.Brendan Leahy: Our diocese celebrated a new chapter last Sunday with the ordination of Bishop Brendan Leahy as new Bishop of Limerick. The celebration was not just for those who were in St. Johns Cathedral last Sunday, it is an opportunity for us all to renew our relationship with Jesus and to walk in hope with the Risen Jesus. Our prayers are with our new bishop at this very special time.

Fr.Brendan Leahy: Our diocese celebrated a new chapter last Sunday with the ordination of Bishop Brendan Leahy as new Bishop of Limerick. The celebration was not just for those who were in St. Johns Cathedral last Sunday, it is an opportunity for us all to renew our relationship with Jesus and to walk in hope with the Risen Jesus. Our prayers are with our new bishop at this very special time.

Anniversary Masses: Shanagolden: Sunday 21st April at 12noon Sean Mulcahy. Foynes: Saturday 20th April at 6.30pm Bridget Buckley. Sunday 21st April at 9am Sean and Mai Joyce. Robertstown: Sunday 21st April at 10.30am Francie Ryan.

Eucharistic Ministers: Shangolden: Sunday 21st April at 12noon K. Behan and W. Ambrose. Foynes: Saturday 20th April at 6.30pm P.Finucane and N.Courtney. Sunday 21st April at 9am R.Barron and J.Corcoran. Robertstown: Sunday 20th April at 10.30am A.Ryan and S.Pengelly.

Minister of the Word: Shanagolden: Sunday 21st April at 12noon A.Moroney. Robertstown: Sunday 14th April at 10.30am P.Neville. Foynes: Saturday 20th April at 6.30pm F.Tucker. Sunday 21th April at 9am S. Pengelly.

Chruch Gate Collection: Sister Consilio Fitzgearld of Cluan Mhuire, Bruree House will be holding her annual Chruch gate collection in the Three Chruches this weekend. Any support will be much appreciated in these hard times. Thank You.

Communion: Communion for Shanagolden National School will take place in St.Senans Chruch Shanagolden on Saturday 4th May at 11am. Communion for Foynes National School will take place take place in St.Senans Chruch Robertstown on Saturday 18th May at 11am.

Student Exam Mass: The annual student exam mass will be celebrated on Saturday May 11th at 6.30pm in St. Senans Chruch Foynes. This is a very Special time in our student’s lives and we invite all students to partatke in this Mass. We also need volunteers from the parents to help with this special ceremony. Please contact Ann on 087-2033475 or Chris on 087-6826234.

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic Adoration will be celebrated in Foynes Chruch every Thursday from 10am to 10pm.

Stations of the Cross: There will be Stations of the cross every Friday evening at 7pm in Foynes Chruch for the duration of Lent.

Pilgrimage To Knock Shrine: There will be a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine- Celebrate the year of Faith on this Saturday 20th April from 10am to 5pm. Bus is leaving from the Courtney Lodge Newcastle West. There will be a special Workshop talk for young people. If you are interested please contact : Mary on 087-6785042 or Sally on 086-2192081.

Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage: 2013 official Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Loudres led by Bishop Brendan Leahy is June 21st to June 26th. Fully inclusive fare of euro 669 early booking recommended. For further information please contact 061-314111.

St.Senans Bereavement Support Group: If you had a recent bereavement or if it was a long time ago, please feel free to contact us: Jerry Corcoran, Cathy Mc Kinney, Chris Dundon on 087-6887792, your call will be confidential and a home visit could be arranged.

Urgent: To all parishioners who received Form CHY2 (Tax Relief for Donations for Charitables bodies) Could you please sign your form and return as soon as possible in the stamped addressed envolpe that was provided.

Volunteers Needed: St.Senans’s as a parish has three churches and normally parking and crowd control is not a issue. However on special occasions where there are large crowds at any ceremony we would like volunteersto Steward the inside and outside of the church. The Stewards will be in place if needed and will be notified prior to the event. If you would like to help to keep everybody safe in the Chruch please give your name to Chris on 087-6826234.

The Shanid Historical Society: The Shanid Historical Society would like to invite you to our field trip and lecture to Glin Castle on this Sunday 21st April. Everyone will meet at 1.30pm in The Square in Shanagolden and travel to Glin at 2pm. Please note the entry fee for this event is 8 euro which payable on the day. We hope you will join us on our first outing of 2013 which will be lead by historian Tom Donovan

Foynes and District Search and Rescue: Foynes and District Search and Rescue are currently looking for volunteers to join the unit. Both male and female volunteers are needed. Any interested people are asked to call to the office any Wednesday evening at 7pm or contact Oliver Moran on 087-2383057

Limerick West GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on tonight Thursday 18th April at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Chris who will speak about companion planting and it’s benefits. We will also be our second seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. From June / July we will be taking Limerick West GIY on the road visiting some of the many interesting gardens of other members. If you would like to host a meeting at your garden let us know at the next meeting and a month that would suit.

St.Senans Social Services: The Chiropodist will attend on the second Monday of each Month in the Community Centre, Foynes at 1.30pm.

Irish Classes: Irish classes continue every Wednesday night at 7.30pm. For further information please contact Shelia O Reilly on 087-6104145.

Foynes Festival 2013: The closing date for the Powers Irish Coffee Championship which is held during the Irish Coffee Festival Weekend from May 31st -June 2nd is fast approaching so if you work in a Hotel/Pub or Restaurant and would like to compete for this very prestigious title dont delay in contact 069 65416 ASAP. Regional heats will be held in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Tullamore with the winner from each heat going on to compete for the title in June.

Shanid Comhaltas Group: Shanid Comhaltas Group hold their music lessons in the Community Hall, Shanagolden every Thursday Night from 7pm-9pm. This group caters for all age groups. For information contact Christy on 086-3106503 or Joan on 086-1963847.

Cards: The following are the results held in the Community Hall, Shanagolden: First and Second prize divided by four couples on eight games each: Peter and Irene Donovan, Eileen Carrig and Brid Guerin, Tom Culhane and Timmy Murphy, Joan Fitzgibbon and Moss O’ Connor. Table Prizes: Anthony Mc Mahon, Carmel Mullins, Irene and Peter Donovan. Raffle winners: Vinnie Wrenn, Noel Culhane, John Danaher, Maisie Griffin and Irene Donovan. Lottery ticket winners: Sean Moriarty, Vinnie Wrenn. Cards every Friday night at 9.15pm. All are welcome.

Lottery: The following are the results of the Shanagolden Community Council lottery: The numbers drawn were 5-9-17-24.. There was no winner, Lucky Dip winners: 40 euro: Chloe Kelly Corbett, Askeaton, 30 euro: Joan Mc Kenna, Glin, 20 euro: Tom Madigan, Shangolden, 20 euro: Theresa Histon, Shanagolden, five free tickets Kathleen O’ Connor, Kildimo.

Tidy Towns: Shanagolden Tidy Town Committee annual general clean up will commence on tomorrow Friday 19th April. Volunteers are wanted. All help will be appreciated. Meeting at the village at 5.30pm.

Camp Bosco: Salesian College unfortunately will be unable to run Camp Bosco this summer due to building and construction work which is commencing in July. For Health and safety reasons it will not be possible to have children on the campus durning the course of this work.

Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry Fashion Show::The annual Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry Fashion Show (Passion for Fashion) will be held on Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 8pm in the Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. This year the funds raised will be used to make the school fully wheelchair accessible as there is a 1st year student starting in September who requires wheelchair access. The Fashion Show, now in its sixth year, has become an annual event on the school calendar and will see transition year students, teachers, parents and models from Glamour the Agency take to the catwalk modelling this seasons Spring/Summer collections. Isobels, the K Boutique, Joannes, The G Boutique, Shaws, Virginijas, Imasa, Serendipity Shoe boutique, Mc Governs, Noels, Seduzca, Diesel , Gretta Gibbs, Pamela Scotts, Caroline Mitchel, 7 Camicie, Noels, Jack and Jones, Esquire dress hire and Patsys. The models’ hair will be styled by The Hugh Cambell Hair Group and makeup by Catherine Hickey.

Lorcan Murray of Lyric FM will be the MC for the night. Tickets can be purchased in advance and are available from the school 061 393105. We are looking forward to a fantastic night as it brings parents, students and teachers to a great colourful and exciting event. It also of course gives everyone a chance to dress up and look like ‘a million dollars’ and also an opportunity to view the fantastic fashion that is available in our shops in Limerick City and County.

West Limerick Resources: Old & old-fashioned furniture (excluding sofas & mattresses) & old/ broken tiles & plates are wanted for a new Newcastle West based furniture up-cycling & mosaic-making training course for people who are unemployed. This training course will train people to restyle old but solid furniture so that it can be re-used. Pick-up of the furniture can be arranged at a cost of €5 per trip – only usable furniture can be taken. To discuss or to arrange a pick-up contact Trevor at West Limerick Resources on 069 77752 or email thowell@wlr.ie.

St.Senans GAA: Intermediates: Our Intermediates play Fr.Caseys on this coming Friday night 19th April in Round 3 of The O’Neills All County Senior Football league at 7pm in Foynes. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Junior B: Our Junior B’s played there first game of the year last week in the first round of the west league against Athea in Foynes. On a wet evening we had a good win on a scoreline of St.Senans 2-10 Athea 0-07. We were strong down the centre and had good performance from Joseph and Chris Ryan in the backs, Michael Behan and Kevin Doody were well on top in Midfield, Keith Enright and Declan Lane in the forwards, a great victory considering that we were missing ten players due to other commitments. Team: Ian Behan, Eoin Mc Sweeney, Billy Breen, Floran Burns, Michael O’Riordan, Joseph Ryan, Chris Ryan, Michael Behan, Kevin Doody, Michael Moran, Keith Enright, Declan Lane, David O’ Connell, Teddy Flynn, Bernard Enright, Sub: Eoin Kelly.

Well Done: Well done to Jonathan Hayes, Maurice Fitzgearld, Andrew Lane and Ray O’Flaherty who were part of the Analog/Stryker/Gencell interfirm team who took on the Galway Guards in the All Ireland Interfirm Senior Football final at Corofin, Galway last night.

Croke Park: The club are hoping to organise a bus to Croke Park on Saturday the 27th of April for the div 4 league final to see Limerick play Offaly. Any interested in traveling contact Mike Mullane Tel. 0868164664.

Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps: St Senans are holding a Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp from the 1st to the 5th of July. This camp will cater for boys and girls ages 6 to 13yrs. It will commence on a Monday and run to Friday starting 10am and finishing at 2.30pm. All the different age groups will be accommodated and their will be tournaments and blitzes held in the GAA field in Foynes. Places can be booked on line at www.Kelloggsculcamp.ie or contact your team manager for further information. Each child will receive a Free Kelloggs Gaa Cul camp kit and kit bag. After the success of last years camp this is one not to be missed.

Bord Na Og:


The u16 footballers took on Knockainey last Monday night in Foynes and won on a scoreline of St.Senans 2-7 Knockainey 1-6


The U12 footballers will take on Athea tonight Thursday 18th April at 6.45pm in the GAA Field in Foynes at 6.45pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


The U8 footballer will take part in a Blitz in Gearld Griffins GAA field in Ballyhahill on this coming Saturday 20th April at 6.30pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Players and members are reminded that their annual memebership is now due for the coming season. Failure to pay this memebership will result in you not being allowed to play.

Shannonside FC:

A Team:

Weekly Observer Premier Division

Shannonside A 0 Broadford United A 2


A Team at home to Newcastle West A in the Weekly Observer Quarter final at 11.30am in Aughnish. B Team at home to Creeves Celtic in Weekly Observer Division Four League at 2.30pm in Shanagolden. Your support for both would be greatly appreciated.

St.Senans Community Games:

Congratulations to Killian O’ Donnell, Shanagolden who received a silver medal in U14 Arts, also to Bretta Madigan who won bronze in the U12 Arts competition.

Charity 5 Km Run/Walk

On Saturday April 27th at 7.20 pm Friends of Limerick ‘73 will hold a charity 5 Km Run/Walk in Knockane, Pallasgreen. Runners €10 and walkers €5 with all proceeds going to Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick. A special aspect is our “best of three times” team event. There is no limit to the number of participants on a team but the three lowest times will count. The team with the lowest aggregate times will be the winner. So any GAA, Family, Soccer, Rugby team can participate and make the event a bit more special. As luck would have it we are competing with the Munster Rugby Game and The Limerick Football game which commence at 5.00 pm. The Idler Bar will be showing the games should you wish to get here early. We can stall the start to 7.20 pm . We ask you to make a special effort to attend and thanking you in anticipation of your support. We look forward to seeing you on the night. Regular updates on our Facebook page.

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