FASHION SHOW IN AID OF LIMERICK YOUTH PILGRIMAGE: A Fashion Show will take place in Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on Tuesday, 16 April 2013, commencing at 8.00p.m. Shops taking part are Bella Sola and Kimono, Newcastlewest, Mike O’Connell Menswear and Dress Hire, Limerick. MC on the night will be Richard Lynch of ILOVELIMERICK.com Hair will be by Marys Hair Salon, Croom. A Cheese and Wine Reception will precede the show. On the night there will be a prize for Best Dressed Woman and Trendiest Man. Some of the young people will perform Live Entertainment at the interval. Every year 90 young people from all over Limerick travel to Lourdes as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage. The young people go as volunteers and spend the week working as helpers; bringing patients to and from the various ceremonies, as well as talking, listening and getting to know them. The generosity of the young people ensures that the Diocese can bring lots of Limerick patients and know that the young people who travel will make the experience memorable for the patients. Monies raised from this fashion show will all go towards the Limerick Youth Pilgrimage. Your support would be very much appreciated. Tickets, €20 are available from Maria Bucke, 0862619955, Diarmaid Bucke, 0851418012 and Philip Desmond, 0851434644. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night.
ADARE CAMOGIE CLUB: The U16 Camogie season got underway against Na Piarsaigh on Sunday evening in the Manor Fields, although we lead up to half time, the second half against the strong wind made it very difficult to score and unfortunately Na Piarsaigh came out winners. The first U14 match of the season takes place on Tuesday against Causeway in the GAA field at 7pm. Hopefully we will start the season on a positive note with a win. U14/U16 Training continues on Friday nights at 6.30pm in the Manor Fields all new players welcome. U8/U10 training commences Friday, April 12 at 6.30pm in the Manor Fields, all new and old members welcome, great season of fun, exercise and matches guaranteed. While our greyhound didn’t win the Con & Ann Kirby Greyhound Stake on the night the club still benefit to the tune of €1,000, which will help greatly in the year ahead.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY, with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food, will hold its next meeting on Thursday 18 April at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be given by Chris who will speak about companion planting and it’s benefits. We will also be our second seed/plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed/plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. From June/July we will be taking Limerick West GIY on the road visiting some of the many interesting gardens of other members. If you would like to host a meeting at your garden let us know at the next meeting and a month that would suit.
MASS READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Readers Saturday First Holy Communion Parents, Sunday 9.30am Padraig Flanagan, 11.30am Proinsias McMahon. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Jerry Clifford PJ Hall, Sunday 9.30am Margaret O’Doherty, 11.30am John Moore and Margaret Clifford. Altar Servers, Saturday 7.00pm Team D, Sunday 11.30 Team C. Please remember to return your Trócaire Boxes as soon as possible after Easter. It would be very helpful if you could change the coins to notes.
PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND: The Mid-West Branch of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, will hold a fundraising Coffee Morning at Bobby Byrne’s Wolfe Tone Bar, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick on Thursday 11 April10.00am – 12.00 midday. Please support generously.
UNISLIM AT ADARE HERITAGE CENTRE: Unislim has a new venue and leader. From 3 April Jenny will start at the Adare Heritage Centre on Wednesdays, 8-10am. Use the fantastic “Forever Free” plan and get on track to lose 1stone or more for the summer, contact Jenny: 086-8390949. www.unislim.com
ADARE LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: The Ladies Gaelic Football Season for 2013 has started and Adare is actively looking for players of all ages from Under 8 to Under 16 to join its ranks. Players are welcome from Adare and its surrounding areas. There is no requirement for players to live in the parish of Adare. If you are interested in further information please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website www.adarelgfc.ie or call the relevant team manager (numbers on the web-site). The Adare U12’s played their first match of the 2013 season away to Monagea. Monagea played with the advantage of a stiff breeze in the first half and took advantage clocking up an early score of 1-2 without reply. The Adare defence and midfield tightened up to prevent any further scores for the remainder of the half. The second half saw a change in fortunes with Adare on the attack, scoring 2-3 to take the lead. A late goal by Monagea provided a nail-biting finish with Adare’s defence holding out for the narrowest of victories. Adare’s squad on the day was Anna Neilan, Muireann McCarthy, Sive O Halloran, Kate O’Farrelly, Aoife Hickey, Jean Morrissey, Annie Giltenane, Ciara Moroney, Grace Feighan, Faye Morgan, Martha Stack, Amy Looney, Siobhan Lowry, Jenna Mulcaire, Aileen Thomas, Chloe Moore, Ainne Finn and Maria Toomey. The U12 girls then went on to win their next match against Feohanagh in an entertaining game. A Fundamentals Coaching Course will be run by Limerick Ladies Football on Saturday 13 April in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick from 10am-4pm (Fee €20). Please contact Barry O’Halloran (087 966 2000) if you are interested in attending.
ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement hold Bowling every Tuesday at 3pm at Embury Close Hall, everyone is welcome to attend.
ADARE COMMUNITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICE: The Adare Community Council have now set up a Community Information Office based in the Village Hall. Opening hours at present are 10am to 4pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Currently a Data base of all local services, clubs and amenities as well as a Community Event Diary are being developed, so if you would like to submit up to date information about your organisation please ring 0894348105 or email email@example.com
ADARE UTD U14 GIRLS TEAM: On a bitterly cold, sunny evening in Deer Park, Adare and Shannonside played out a very entertaining game cheered on by large numbers of supporters on both sides. Adare attacked from the kick off and opened the scoring almost immediately. Shannonside, however, held firm and it was to be shortly before half-time before Adare’s attacking play was rewarded with a second goal. Playing with the slope for the second half, Adare again attacked constantly. Shannonside made use of their bench and changed their formation several times during the second half. Adare – with the bare squad of eleven – continued their pressure and were rewarded with two second half goals. Final Score Adare United 4 Shannonside 0 – Scorers Edel Keliher, Aoife Hickey (2), Lauren Ryan. This win lifts Adare United to third place in Division 1 which is quite an achievement for their first year playing at this level. Adare’s squad for the match – Noirin Linehan, Jessie Shire Williams, Aisling Smyth, Hazel Alfred, Orlaith Keliher, Ciara Moroney, Lauren Ryan, Aoife Hickey, Edel Keliher, Kerry Fitzgerald and Louise Butler.
ADARE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: Adare Mother and Toddler Group is held in the upstairs room in the Heritage Centre. They meet at 10.15 until 12.15. They would like to issue a special invitation to all parents of children from 0-5 to come and join us on Friday mornings especially Dads, childminders and grandparents minding children in the afore mentioned age group. If you are expecting your first baby and would like some advice and a chat please do come along. The cost is €3 per family and includes tea, coffee, biscuits and treats for the toddlers! For further information please contact Tina on 087 9189459.
LIMERICK COUNTY A.A. MEETINGS:There is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A) in the C.B.S National School,Rathkeale Rd, Adare every Sunday night at 8:30 for anyone who might think they have a problem with alcohol or who need help to stop drinking. Limerick County A.A can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 087- 9313134.
ADARE MARKET: Adare County Market is held every Saturday from 10am to 2pm in front of the Village Hall. There are a wide variety of artisan, homemade goods for sale which including Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Home Baking, Handknits, Handmade Greeting Cards and Jewellery, Free Range Eggs, Homemade Jams (Seasonal), Handmade Crafts including an Alterations Service. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are interested in having a stall at the market please contact Hugh Doherty at the fresh Fruit and Vegetable stall where he will give you an application form.
ADARE VILLAGE HALL ACTIVITIES:Monday: Full work out with Liz, 087 6112721, 8 - 9pm. Tuesday:Zumba with Catriona, 9.30- 10.30, Female Badminton, 11.30 - 12.30, Male Badminton 9.00 - 10.00. Wednesday: Twin Dragon Karate with Matt 086 8744423 7.00 - 8pm, Twin Dragon Karate for Adults with Matt 8.00 - 9pm, Unislim with Lynda 087 9934489 6.30 - 7.30pm. Thursday: Men’s Badminton 9.00 - 10.00. Saturday Mornings - Local Market - Hugh Doherty 087 2791525.