Altar servers: Granagh National School altar servers were complimented for their regular attendance at the local masses at St Joseph’s Church, Granagh. A word of great thanks in passing to our Sacristan, Kathleen Twomey for her service to all the parishioners. Along with our parish priest, the very reverend Father Dan Lane, and the parish secretary.
Big Comhaltas Welcome: The newly formed An Rath CCE Comhaltas branch gave a big welcome to their new members from Granagh, included this week Daithi O’Riordain, Thomas O’Riordain and Sean O’Riordain, who have been competing as individuals for many years at County, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoils and Féiles.
Parish Soccer Club: The 15,000 jackpot on offer by Granagh United was not won last week, so it will be on the table again next week. Lucky dips went to Tom O’Regan, Granagh, Daniel and Dylan, Scanlans, Brid Lehane and Dylan Scanlans. Get your soccer club weekly draw at your local outlets, O’Gorman’s Service Station, The Rock Bar, Hickey’s Bar, or Bennis’ Bar.
The Division Two juniors won 1-0 against Kilcornan. U12s had a big score over Kilcornan with six players getting on the scoreboard; Owen Lynch, Ryan Fitzgibbon, Jack O’Connor, Shane Collins, Ronan Geary, Tom Curtin. U10s beat Abbeyfeale 2-0. Granagh scorers were Paudie Murphy and Jack Fitzgibbon. The U10s B team went on this week to record a 5-1 win over Shannonside in the Schoolboy League with Luke and Zak Hayes with two goals each, and Fionn O’Brien with one goal.
Computer courses: Computer courses are starting in Main Street, Bruree, from September 25 to 27. Various times are available to anyone wishing to take on the courses, of if you want to improve on any computer skills you already have, as all grades will be catered for. Other details and bookings will be discussed by ringing Anne Marie or Theresa at Mobile-IT, Main Street, Bruree, 063-90952.
Bruree Rambling House: The October traditional session in Bruree Community Centre will be on Friday, October 11, 8pm. Once again, musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers are welcome.
A Story and a Song: The Pat O’Donovan West Limerick 102fm radio show featured a few well-known names in his Saturday afternoon show, including Tommy Drennan of The Monarch’s Showband, Patricia Hartnett and Ellen Henry, of Parteen.
Senior hurlers in County Final: The combined parishes GAA club supporters were delighted this week that our Granagh-Ballingarry senior hurlers have reached the final of the County Senior Hurling Cup. The two local teams met in the final in 1945. To reach the final, Granagh/Ballingarry had to beat effin, which includes the Quaid brothers, while the home side adopted a great team effort from Donal O’Grady, Eoin Chawke, Niall Kennedy, Michael Clancy.
Sympathy: It was with the deepest regret the whole community learned of the passing of the late Michael Noonan, former TD and Minister, of Bruff, after a long illness. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, daughters and sons, and many lifetime friends of every community and party.
Shock and sadness also followed the unexpected death of the ever popular Dromin/Athlacca local paper correspondent, the late Pakie Lynch.
May they rest in peace.
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