Deaths: The announcement of the death of Liam O Rourke Glenahoglisha caused widespread sorrow and and grief among the parish and the wider community.A native of Hospital Co.Limerick he came to look after his uncle on the farm at the tender age of 16 years.He married Mary Clancy early in life,they raised a large family,two sons and five daughters.He worked hard but at the same time he enjoyed life to the full.Liam was one of those rare characters who pass through this world once in a lifetime,he was in his element when in a crowd where the craic and ceoil was ninety,was an ardent follower of the GAA especially Limerick hurling and football and for several years with his pal now deceased he never missed an All Ireland Hurling Final and often the Football Final.He was also a member of Macra Na Feirme and was treasurer of a political party and to canvass with Rourke as he was known to his many friends was an experience not to be missed.Liam was a friend to both young and old.A keen gardener he was also at home when cultivating his flowers, his greetings and witty remarks while often wide of the mark knowing his personality,were received with the utmost enjoyment. His removal took place from Ryans funeral home to the Church of the Assumption Ballylanders following Requiem Mass which was celebrated by Fr.Tom Breen PP assisted by his fellow priestsinternment took place at the local Cemetery.As the coffin was borne from the Church a Guard of honour was formed by his old friends.His Internment was marked by a violent thunderstorm accompanied by torrential rain as if acting in salute of his departure from this world,many who mourned at the graveside said that Liam would have loved the scene.The attendance at the removal,Requiem Mass and internment was one of the largest seen bearing testament to the popularity of the O Rourke family.Liam is sadly missed by his wife Mary,sons Willie and Paddy,daughters Winnifred,Josie,Maria,Margaret,Breda,Rita and Ann,brother Seamus ,sister Peggy(Cunningham)nephews,nieces,extended families,relatives and friends.Farewell old pal until we meet again De Volente,May the green sward of your adopted Parish rest lightly on your mortal remains.Ni beidh leithe an naris,ar dheis de do bhfhuil a anam dhilis.May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended at this time to Mary Walsh Kilfinane Road Ballylanders for the tragic death of her brother Ned Hyland Kilbeheny.
The death has also take place of John O Dwyer late of Ballyfaskin in a Dublin Hospital.He was the last surviving member of a family of thirteen,he is deeply mourned by his wife ,family relatives and friends.Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Weather: The bad weather that have prevailed since last summer with March being one of the coldest on record has proved disastrous for farmers stock,with scarcity of hay and poor quality silage many have died especially among the dairy herds.Some dairy farmers have lessened their numbers and more very wary of increasing theirs.Were it not for the credit extended by Dairygold and other feed ration suppliers many farmers would be in dire straits.Lets hope le congham de that the weather improves and returns to normal.
VOICE OF IRELAND: There was great excitement in the Ballylanders, Anglesboro and over a wider area when Keith Hanley got through to semi final in the competition on last Sunday night.Mention has often been made of his late Grandfather John Gallahue but no mention of his Grandmother Noreen Gallahue who is from one of the well known Vaughan families from Killeedy in West Limerick . Your vote for Keith is very essential.Wishing him every success on his next performance .
CARDS: 12 games: Ger Leahy and Willie O Mahoney,8 games divided:Tom Davern and Peggy McGrath,Pauline McGrath and Ger Noonan,Table Prizes: Paddy and Peggy Luddy,Maureen Kenneally and Molly Donegan,Owen Howard and Partner,Raffle: Helen O Brien, Mary Hyland,Helen O Brien,John Lyons and Kathleen McGrath,John McGrath,John Morey,Maureen Kenneally,Molly Donegan