Limerick Youth Service: Registration night for the youth project will be in The Millennium Centre on Monday 30th September from 6.30pm -8pm in the main hall. Parents/guardians need to register their young person with a registration fee which is €10 for 1 child, €15 for 2 children & €20 for 3 children or more for the year. New members always welcome - If you are aged between 12-21 there is a group for you! For more information please contact Lisa O’ Connor, Youth Worker on 083-4003138. All youth in the area should avail of this opportunity.
Sympathy: Sincere sympathy is tendered to Betty Hickey, Jimmy and family, Inch St Laurence on the passing recently of Betty’s sister, Nuala Gardner of Bruff. May she rest in peace.
Church Yard and Walls: The Church car park at Caherconlish was finished last week with the marking of parking lanes. This brings some order to the car park and is greatly welcomed by everyone. The feedback from all has been one of appreciation. As well as the foregoing signs have been erected by council staff indicating that HGV’s users are requested not to enter the car park owing to the new top dressing also provided by the Limerick City and County Council. On an additional note the Caherconlish Work Group converged on the Boskill Road/Beechview area on Saturday morning last and aided by a number of residents did some great work. Gerard O’Connell donated a large quantity of gloves and a number of paper pickers to the group. Thanks to Ger for that. It was on to Caherconlish Church on Saturday afternoon and all cappings and wall plinths were power washed and painted. Martin O’Grady provided the power wash free of charge and for his voluntary spirit he is much appreciated. The roadside across from the Caherconlish National School also received a makeover.
Soccer: Caherconlish advanced further in the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday afternoon last. Opponents Abbey Rovers felt the full force of a wounded Caherconlish side. Goals from William Hourigan (2) Philip Mulready (1) Dave Corbett (1), and Dylan Mulqueen (1), saw the Steeple men through to the next round of the competition. Abbey Rovers had a brace of goals but never seemed to trouble Caherconlish. This was a fine win for the locals and will help boost their confidence for the next series of games.
Clothes Collection: Caherconlish underage GAA clothes collection takes place on Saturday November 4 in the Millennium Centre grounds. All funds arising from this venture will go to the development of the underage players.
School Visit: Her Excellency the French Ambassador to Ireland, Madame D’Achon and Minister for European Affairs, Pascal O’Donoghue TD make a special visit to Caherconlish National School this Thursday, September 26th.
Pool: Tony Drago of World Snooker fame featured in a Special Pool Presentation night at Mulcahy’s Lounge on Sunday evening last. Jimmy White former World Champion was unable to attend due to illness.
Caherline NS: are holding a Wellie Walk on this Sunday September 29. The day will commence with Mass in Caherline Church at 10.00 am followed by the official opening of the new classrooms with the Wellie Walk commencing directly afterwards. We are hoping that all members of the community will join us to celebrate the opening of the new classrooms and participate in the fun side of this event and wear your wellies! As this is a fundraising event for the school tickets will be on sale on the day and can also be got from parents of the school, 1st prize €200 cash, 2nd prize 7” Tablet, 3rd Prize Kindle e-reader. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Caherline on the day.
Caherconlish GAA: Training continues in the GAA field next Tuesday evening 6-00 to 7-00 for U8, U10, and U12. Please remember to bring your gum shields.
It was a busy Friday evening last week for the club; our U12 played their final blitz of the season on Friday evening in North Campus UL. They played St Kierans, and Oola Whites. In the first game against St Kierans the boys put in a very good display against the powerhouse of football from west Limerick. There was only a point in it at half time and with two of Caherconlish top players carrying injuries Kierans managed to pull away in the second half. Our lads kept at it to the final whistle and were unlucky not to put a few more scores on the board. We ended up losing on a score line of 1-08 to 0-07. It was then on to play Oola Whites. In another entertaining game our lads proved much too strong for the opposition and ran out comfortable winners. The panel U12 Panel, Darragh McNamara, Finn Coleman, Josh Moloney, Matt Hogan, Jack Carroll, James Halvey, Mathew O Connor, Nicholas Tierney, Rory Walsh, Evan Rohan, Niall O Connor, Sean Erasmus, Jake Kennedy, Michael Walsh. Also on the same evening our U10 played a blitz in Pallasgreen .They had a though evening of it playing three very competitive games. They played Shamrock Gaels twice and Pallasgreen they did very well on the evening wining two and narrowly losing the third. Well done to all involved .The panel Conor McGrath, Sean McGrath, Aaron McNamara, Jack Carroll, Kate Kennedy, Andrew Kearns, Timmy Merrick, Conor Martin, Darragh Prendergast, Jack McElligott.
Mick Celebrates 85th Birthday: Caherconlish native, oldest farrier and retired business man Mick Fitzgerald, The Square, celebrated his 85th Birthday with family and friends with a special party at Mulcahy’s Lounge, Caherconlish on Friday night last. Congratulations.
Limerick Live 95fm Tour: Limerick Today with Joe Nash and his team broadcasted from Millennium Centre on Tuesday last as part of the Live 95 FM tour in aide of the Childrens Ark and the Cari Foundation. It was highly entertaining and all enjoyed the many community organisations etc who were featured in the broadcast. The Coffee Morning realised a magnificent sum of €2140 for the charities. Well done to everyone including the Millennium staff who fed us well.
Funeral of Mary Donovan: A large number of parishioners attended the funeral services and memorial Mass of Mary O’Donovan of Galbally, mother our parish priest Fr Roy. Sincere symapthies were tendered to him and the Donovan family. May she rest in peace.
Old Church Repairs: The east wing of the old pre reformation Anglo Norman Church (Abbey) at Caherconlish is being repaired at present. This portion of the ancient building contains two vaults and an early 17th century Altar Tablet. All interested in local heritage are very pleased with the ongoing work.
Hundred Per Cent Cotton: Be Jeepers! I thought I was watching a scene from Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ the other day or that a pandemic in Sleepwalking had swept across the land. A quick check, momentarily blinking my eyes that I hadn’t suffered a sudden doze of Myxomatosis or bunnies in the brain, for at least half a dozen colleens passed by donning their pyjamas; each (the pyjamas’) more colourful than the one that had flown bye before. Was there a fancy dress show on somewhere local, I mused? Should I ring Ticketmasters fast to book a ticket? ‘Hold on a minute there, you’re not UTD (up to date)’ came the advice. ‘It’s called chilling out’, I was reminded by one of my esteemed learned friends (ELF). On checking the temperature gauge on the house barometer, it read 20 degrees Celsius. Be Jeepers! I had another thought – my esteemed learned friend (ELF) was reading it all wrong –it’s called warming up. God be good to the mini!