LAUNCH OF GREAN 2013: Launch of the Grean Magazine in the Idler Bar Knockane on this Thursday night Dec 5th at 9.30pm. It will be launched by Bridget Harding 96 years young and her biography in the magazine is well worth reading, written by Micheal O’Riain. Also it features a tribute to our former Parish Priest Fr James Holway (RIP). Local group meet President Michael D Higgins in Aras an Uachtarain, you can read all about the very successful Sarsfield 320 festival, two local players win national GAA titles, an insight to the powerful Apjohn family in Limerick and the Pallasgreen connection in the early years. The 1911 census by Nora Stokes proves for very interesting reading, A local florist is recognised by her peers and joins the national judging panel. Local school teacher retires and a walk which was overwhelming and hugely supportive, plus so much more. All the local organisations are featured and this year has more photographs than ever before and the biggest edition to date. all are welcome and refreshments will be served.
PTDA CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Christmas Fair will take place on this Sunday December 8th in the Community Centre. The Community Centre be transformed into a festive wonderland, featuring stalls stocked with retail items ranging from handmade crafts and Christmas treats. Enjoy stress free shopping in a traditional, festive environment where the smells of gingerbread, confectionery, cakes and buns will entice you to stop for a nibble as you meander through the stalls. it has all the usual stalls, Grean Magazine will be on sale, toys, Christmas decorations, perfume and of course a Monster Wheel of Fortune with loads of goodies and much more. There will be a Fancy Dress and Art Competition with prizes for various age categories up for grabs. But the highlight of the day is when Santa Arrives at 2.30pm. The Fair starts at 2pm and all are welcome to come along.
SENIOR CITZENS PARTY (YOUNG AT HEART) CHRISTMAS PARTY: The young at heart Christmas Party will take place in the Community Centre Sunday December 15 starting at 1.30pm. Invitations are presently going pout. If you do not get an invitation and you are eligible and would like to attend please contact Brian O’Neill at 086-8736797 or any committee member
GARRYDOOLIS N.S. PARENTS ASSOCIATION: Sincere thanks for your support at the recent Coffee morning, cake Sale and Raffle. Raffle winners; James Woulfe, Barnaby Hartley, David Hogan, Fr Burns, Davy Hogan, Joseph Mulcahy, Tony Mulvihill, Michael O’Grady, Jack Ryan, Sarah Ryan, Philomena O’Connell, Lisa McGuinness
SEASONS GREETINGS PALLASGREEN CHRISTMAS CARDS: ‘Seasons Greetings from Pallasgreen’ cards are on sale in businesses across the parish. The cards contain winter scenes taken around the parish by local photographers. These are ideal Christmas cards to send to loved ones both at home and abroad. Please support. All proceeds go to Nicker National School. Sincere thanks from Nicker N.S. Parents Association
OUR LADY’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CRUMLIN: The organisers of the recent fundraising dance in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin would again like to thank all who helped in making it a great success. The net profit on the night came to € 4375. and a cheque will shortly be on its way to the hospital. This figure means that with your wonderful help we have donated in excess of € 40,000 towards the new cardiac unit which was very recently opened, so once again from the bottom of hearts Thank You.
CHURCH NEWS: First Friday Dec 6th-Masses; Nicker Church 9am, Templebraden Church 7.30pm. If you know of anyone unable to attend Mass and who would like Fr Burns to bring Holy Communion on First Fridays, please contact him at 087-2036763. Confesssions; Confessions in Nicker Church after 6.30pm Mass Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament; Every Tuesday night after Mass until 8.30pm, Every Wednesday starting in the Hall beside the Church from 2.30pm -5pm. All are welcome Taize Prayer Around the Cross for Advent; It started last Monday night in the Hall beside the Church and will continue for the four Monday nights of Advent. All are welcome
ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection will be taken up in the Church grounds in Nicker and Templebraden the weekend 6/7th December. Please be as generous as you can.
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTo: No Winner Mon Nov 25th lotto jackpot draw of €9,900. Numbers drawn were; 188.8.131.52. Lucky Dip Winners; Lisa & Sinead McGuinness, Tom O’Donnell, Mary Long, Bridget O’Brien, Matt O’Connell
KNOCKANE GAA Lotto : No Winner Mon Nov 25th . Numbers drawn were 184.108.40.206.. Lucky Dip Winners: Treacy McCarthy, Nora Stokes, Sinead & Glen Flanagan, Eileen Jones. Seller’s Prize: Pat Ryan.
GAA NEWS: Senior and Juvenile club AGM The annual general meeting of the Senior club will take place on Saturday 14th December in the Community Hall meeting rooms. All club members are asked to attend. Any member who wishes to propose a motion, nominate members of the committee or put themselves forward as coach or selector for the coming year should forward notice to club secretary David McGuinness by 10th December.On the following Tuesday, 17th December the Juvenile club will hold its annual general meeting in the meeting room of Pallasgreen GAA club. All members and parents of juvenile players are asked to attend. Club Matches: Our U-21s travelled to Martinstown on Saturday afternoon to face Galbally in the County U-21 “A” football semi-final. Pallasgreen started brightly with a shot from Duane O’Carroll going just wide early on, but Galbally took the first scores, with three pointed frees, before Eddie Gammell registering the first score for Pallasgreen. However some slack defending allowed Galbally in to score two goals before half time, to leave them deservedly in the lead at the break by 2-3 to 0-2. In the second half Darren Cosgrave showed some skills early on to get a goal and a point for himself and bring Pallasgreen back into the match, before Galbally replied with a goal of their own to virtually ensure the victory. Though Pallasgreen had the ball in the Galbally half for virtually the last fifteen minutes of the match they could not find a break through, their sole compensation being two further points from Eddie Gammell, to leave the final score 3-8 to 1-5 in favour of Galbally. Congratulations to the Galbally team on their well deserved victory, and best of luck to them in the county final.
East Board Lifetime Achievement award: Saturday night saw Christy McMahon accept his Lifetime Achievement award from the East Board for the contribution he has made to the GAA as a player, coach and administrator in the parish of Pallasgreen down through the years. Watched on by friends and family, Christy was presented with his award in the Cill Bhride room in Kilteely by the chairman of the county board Oliver Mann. Pallasgreen GAA club congratulates Christy on receiving the award, and wishes him the best in the years to come.
Pallasgreen Bingo: Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part.