CLUB CELEBRATIONS:Templeglantine GAA club will celebrate a very success year with a victory Dinner Dance at the Devon Inn Hotel on Saturday night next. The club recently held its AGM and reviewed a year in which there were great performances from the various under age teams and the Junior B squad proceeding from the Co Final victory to qualifying for the Munster Final of the competition. Tickets for Saturday night are available from club officers. It promises to be a memorable occasion.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Daily mass in the local church this week will be at the usual times, Monday and Friday at 6.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am. Anniversary masses this week are as follows, Monday, Bridget and William Larkin, Tuesday, John Hickey, Friday, Tom and Joe Collins, Saturday, John Harnett, Sunday, Jimmy Finnegan. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh. The monthly preparation mass for those receiving their First Holy Communion this year will take place on Saturday evening next.
TRAIL: Increased activity has been noticed on the local section of the Great Southern Trail since the start of the new year featuring walkers, joggers and cyclists. New year’s resolutions and extra pounds put on over Christmas may be the cause of this increased use of the Trail. A new information board concerning the Trail has been erected on the roadside near the church at the junction of the bóthairín leading to the Trail. A number of directional signs have also been erected at different locations along the walkway, some indicating loop walks.
COMHALTAS: It is hoped to get the traditional singing classes underway again very shortly provided there are sufficient numbers. Anybody interested is asked to contact 069 84039 or 087 9654451 by this weekend. There is an increased number of entries from the craobh for this year’s SCT traditional music exams which will take place from mid-March onwards at various centres. The Fleadh programmes at 7.30pm on Friday evenings on RTE1 Television are proving very popular. Sligo will be the venue for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014 and the venue for 2015 will be decided in March. Killarney will be hosting this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in July. Members should look out for a top class concert at the Devon Inn on Friday, January 31 in which the very popular Sliabh Notes will be performing. The craobh will be represented at the annual Munster Convention which takes place in Mallow on Sunday, February 2. Many of the craobh members are to be complimented on putting their musical talents to good use on St Stephen’s Day in aid of various charities. A young wren group lead by Ciara Brosnan were out in aid of St Gabriel’s Centre, Limerick. The Ballaugh group continued the tradition of previous years in supporting the Nano Nagle Special School and the Abhaile Respite Centre, Listowel. Vincent Sheehy headed up a group in aid of the Adare Alzheimer’s Society.
TEA DANCE FUNDRAISER:West Limerick 102 FM Radio will benefit on Sunday next, January 26 from the first of the afternoon tea dances for 2014 which takes place at Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale. It will feature the music, songs and stories of Big Maggie with dancing from 3-6pm. Admission €5. Raffle and teas served. Please support.
GLÓR NA nGAEL: An effort is being made at present to re-vitalise the local Glór na nGael and an open meeting for this purpose is will take place shortly. All those who would like to support the effort in support of our native culture and language would be very welcome. Arrangements for the meeting will be announced in next week’s notes. If you have suggestions or queries please contact 069 84039. Buníodh coiste Ghlór na nGael sa pharóiste ar dtús sa bhliain 1971 agus tá sé ann ó shin. Tá gá anois le daoine nua a bheith páirteach chun spreagadh nua nua a thabhairt don ghluaiseacht.
ANNUAL CHARITY WALK: The annual sponsored walk in aid of Rathfredagh Cheshire Home which takes place on Sunday, January 26 will have Barnagh as a starting point at 10am. The walkers will proceed along the Great Southern Trail to Newcastle West and by road to Rathfredagh thereafter. Anybody wishing to have a sponsorship card for the event should contact the Cheshire Home on 069 83100. It is a very deserving cause.
MACRA: The inaugural meeting of Inse Bán Macra was held last Thursday January 16.
The following are the new officers Chairperson Maria O Sullivan, V Chairperson Selena Gardiner,
Secretary Myles Cunningham, Assistant Secretary David Mulcahy, Treasure Ben O Shea,
Assistant Treasure Shane Brouder, P.R.O Sean Cunningham and assistant John O Donnell.
On Friday night last the club got a great welcome at Mungret G.A.A club house where we took
part in a quiz held By the city Macra club. There was great Craic to be had on the night with over
Names are being taken for the mystery tour leaving the South Court hotel limerick on Saturday the
1st of February. Get names into Myles by Thursday if interested.
Our next meeting will be held in the Halla Inse Bán Temple Glantine on Thursday February 13 . All new members are welcome, any new members contact Brigid Walsh on 0860822038 .