COMMUNITY GAMES TRAINING ON MONDAY NEXT: Community Games cross country athletics training commences on Monday next, at Ahane GAA field from pm to 5pm, and will continue every Monday, weather permitting, until the county finals in March. Open to boys and girls, aged 8 to 16, living in the parish and we encourage newcomers to come along and join in. Contact Garret Hartigan on 087 2424730 for information.
FIRST CONFESSION FOR CASTLECONNELL N.S.: The children of Castleconnell National School will celebrate their First Confession in St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell on Monday next, at 7.30pm. Many thanks to the teachers, class assistants and family members for their time and effort preparing the children for kthe Sacrament of Reconciliation.
COMMUNITY GAMES GIRLS U-13 INDOOR SOCCER: “The Ahane girls played very well in their three games, and their coaches were very proud of the fact that they scored 13 goals over their those three games. They played St Senan’s in their first match with Clair Conway opening the scoring. After St Senan’s equalised Ahane went ahead again through Ellen Costello. However, St Senan’s scored a few easy goals and led at the break 3-2. Ellen added her second but Ahane lost in the end by 5-3 even though Ahane had no luck with Ellen hitting the post no less than 3 times in the match.
“Second game went in a similar fashion with Ahane leading twice but end up losing 5-4 against Regional even though Ellen Costello netted all 4 goals and again hit the post twice. By any stretch of the imagination, Ahane should have won but again ended up on the wrong side of the result.
“Third game was against Kilteely/ Dromkeen/ Garrydoolis and while Ellen was being rested Kilteely went 4-0 ahead. Ahane came fighting back with 5 more goals from Ellen Costello brought Ahane very close but finally Kilteeely just edged it 8-5.
“A tremendous effort from the girls all round who were playing indoor for the first time. They were all stars on the day and were a credit to their parents and the parish. Team: Aoife Ryan, Claire Conway, Katie Murphy, Ruth O’Sullivan, Sarah Peril, Emma Roche, Leanne Cole, Ellen Costello and Manager Tadhg Murphy.”
LIMERICK YOUTH’S TAKE TO THE STAGE: “Limerick Youth Service will hold its annual Variety Show at LIT’s Millennium Theatre on this Friday, from 19:30 to 22:30hrs. The Variety Show will see young people participate in five categories: Dance, Song, Band, Music & Performance with the winners representing Limerick Youth Service at Youth Work Ireland’s National Finals in June. The evening will also see young people and volunteers add a touch of Hollywood to the evening as they strut their stuff in an ‘At The Movies’ themed Fashion Show. Richard Lynch, ilovelimerick and Aofie McLoughlin, former contestant from the Voice of Ireland, will be two of the judges on the evening with further special guests due to drop in. If you would like to know about the Variety Show please contact Joe Walsh, Limerick Youth Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 083-3718793.”
DEATH OF NED RYAN: Sympathy is extended to the sister and relatives of Ned Ryan, Knocksentry, Lisnagry, who passed away peacefully at Millbrae Lodge Nursing Home, Newport, on Sunday, January 12. Ned was a member of a very highly regarded farming family in the parish. Removal took place after reposing at his sister’s house Sunday and Monday, January 12 and 13, and after Requiem Mass the following Tuesday, his body was cremated at the Island Crematorium Ringaskiddy, County Cork. He will be greatly missed by his loving sister, Bridget, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: Pilgrimage to Medjugoje, a life-changing experience, on Wednesday, September 10 to Wednesday, September 17, will depart from Shannon Airport. Fare is €689.50, discount for bookings received before, Monday, February 17. Half board accommodation. Marian pilgrimage guides. Contact group leader, John O’Brien at (061) 380614.
FAMILIES TO LOOK AFTER FORIGN STUDENTS: “Kind responsible families required to look after French, Spanish, German students during the summer holidays, for more information please contact Jane O’Regan 0876576427”