Church Notes: Reader for the Month of May at Meanus Mass is Margaret O’Rourke. The collectors are John and Pat O’ Rourke. The Eucharistic Minister is Catherine O’iordan. Anniversary Mass on this Saturday night is for Willie Hogan.
Gala WeekEnd: Arrangements are being made by Meanus Social Club for the Gala Week-End which they are holding on 28th, 29th and 30th June. Events will include a Family Quiz on the Friday night, a fun Walk/Run on Saturday morning, a musical evening on Saturday night. A sports day will be held in the Sportsfield on Sunday preceded by a fancy dress parade. A duck race will be held on the river on Sunday evening and the weekend activities will finish with a gala card game on Sunday night. As this is the year of the Gathering the committee felt it should be marked in some way so a fine weekend is hoped for when everybody can come out and celebrate with their family and friends.
Dog Night: All roads lead to Limerick Greyhound Race Track on this Saturday night, 11th May, for the eagerly awaited “Night at the Dogs” which has been organised by Bruff Community Playground Committee. No stone is left unturned to make the night an enjoyable and successful event. The programme commences with the first race at 7.45 p.m. Highlights of the night will include the auction of a sapling Greyhound Pup which has been donated by renowned Kilkenny Greyhound trainer, Paul Hennessy, a Best Dressed Lady’s competition and a super raffle with a first prize of a 15 month Angus heifer. A great family night’s entertainment is assured and support would be gratefully appreciated. Admission is €10 with children under 16 free.
Concert in Church of IrelanD: Berea Bluegrass/Gospel College Band will perform in the Church of Ireland, Bruff on Tuesday 21st May from 8p.m. The Berea Band features Ashley Long, vocalist. This is a performance not to be missed. Tickets are 10 euro and can be purchased from any member of Bruff, Grange Meanus Community Council members in advance or at the door, but as places are limited it might be best to get your ticket in advance.
Cards: Winners at last Sunday night’s cards in Meanus are as follows: Ted and Lucy Hynes, Willie O’ Brien and Maureen Haigney, Joe Dillon and Paddy Finn, Nora Mai Dunworth and Mary Ryan, Ursula and Mai McKeogh.
Table Prizes: Joe Carey and Mary Margaret Noonan, Peg and Steve Staff, Fr. John Dunworth and Therese Tierney.
Raffle: €50 Joan Burke, €25 Kate Cullinane, €10 Ted Hynes, Nora Mai Dunworth (2) and Mike Greene, John Reid (3).
Pilgrimages: The Annual Saggart Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place this year from 22nd to 27th September. For booking forms or further information please contact Fr. Joe Foley at 087 2618412 or Eileen Irwin at 087 6628288.
A Pilgrimage to Medjugorie departs from Shannon on September 14th to 21st. Half board accommodation is €698. For further information contact John O Brien 061 380614.
GAA: Congratulations to Bruff U 21 Hurlers who won the County Final recently when they defeated Monaleen. The game was played at Croagh the final score being 1-13 to 0-6. After the game Pat Heffernan, vice chairman Limerick County Board presented the cup to winning captain Antony Punch who hails from Meanus. Other Meanus lads on the panel were Antony Nealon, Mark Doran, Peadar McCarthy, Kevin Bulfin, Michael O Donnell, Mark Cronin and Thomas O Donnell. The manager was Brien Finn with selectors Danny Moloney, James Dempsey and Medical/Kitman Paddy Mulcahy. Well done to all concerned.