CHURCH NEWS: Mass in Broadford for the month of August will be on Saturday evenings at 7.30pm and on Sunday mornings at 9.30am. Reader for Sunday morning September 1 is Bridget Noonan and the Eucharistic Ministers are Bernadette Moloney & Teresa Morrissey.
Gathering: The next committee meeting regarding the Gathering Events in Broadford is Tuesday SEPTEMBER THE 3RD not August 20th as I may have inserted in my notes this week. yours respectfully Thomas Reidy.
MISSION MEETING: The first of the Autumn meetings regarding the running of the Parish Mission held in the Community Centre broadford September 7.
BEREAVEMENT: Our sympathy is extended to the Bucke family Farrihy on the death of their mother Teresa (nee Kelly formally of Knocknasna Abbeyfeale) wife of the late Henry. Teresa who was ill for some time, a sickness she had borne with great courage and dignity and although she met some hard knocks, she always faced adversity with a smile and a kind heart and a good word for everybody and everything. Teresa lay in repose at her home on Saturday and was brought to Our Lady of the Snows church Broadford for her Requiem Mass on Sunday August 25 which was con-celebrated by Fr. Tim Curtin assisted by Fr. F. O’Dea P.P., Canon S. Ambrose former P.P. Dromcollogher/broadford, Canon O’ Shea P.P. Abbeyfeale, Fr. Keane Newcastle West and Fr. Foley Bruff. The church choir of which Teresa was a member supplied the music and hymns And afterwards was laid to rest in Springfield cemetery, to her daughters Yvonne, Elaine and Sineád, her sons -in law Peadar, Maurice and Patrick, nephews, nieces, sisters, brothers, grandchildren, sisters- in- law, brothers- in- law all her relatives, neighbours and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. Ar deis lámh Dé go raibh an anam dilis. We would also to extend our sympathy to the Bridie Brosnan Knocktooch and Hannah Ryan (nee Brosnan) Tipperary on the death of their sister Kitty O’Connor (nee Brosnan) formally of Freemount and to all their relations, neighbours and friends. Solas na fleaithis ar an anam dilis.
MUSICAL GATHERING AND TABLE QUIZ: An invitation to the general public and especially past members of the Musicals and Plays which took place in Broadford since 1986 are invited to the” Musical Gathering” which will coincide with a performance of this year’s musical “Nunsense” which will be held in the Community Centre on Saturday August 31st at 8.15pm and afterwards a Table Quiz will be held at Begley’s with all the questions based on the Musicals that were performed by the group followed by finger food.
GATHERING EVENTS: The dates for the final week-end of the “Gathering Festival” are from Thursday October 17 to Monday October 21.
The programme of events is now nearing completion and includes A Day at The Forge in Bygone Days (this should bring back some memories) also including exhibitions of old and new handcrafts in the same place. Excerpts from the Irish Folklore Commission written by pupils from Broadford and Knocktooch national schools in 1938, A photographic exhibition of old and recent events and people, A Rambling House, A Jazz Concert, Halloween Party Dance, Monster 45 Drive, an invitation to all Broadford Families for a Gathering Reunion on the Sunday of the festival week-end and much more. The next meeting regarding the finalizing of the events is on Tuesday August 20th at 9pm in the Community Centre. Everyone is invited to come along to help in putting together a series of local history events and entertainment. Visit us on
www.facebook.com/broadfordgathering2013 for details and updates and you are invited to place your own comments.
BROADFORD SPORTSFIELD CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: The Broadford Community Sportsfield fundraising committee is holding their church gate collection next week-end August 31 and September 1 to defray costs to the ongoing refurbishment and improvements to the field which is used by several clubs in the parish including, the Community Games, the Ladies Football, the G.A.A. and the Soccer clubs for pre-season training The committee are appealing for your support.
MILFORD HOSPICE HARVEST FAIR: The annual harvest fair will take place on Sunday September 1st. The hospice provides an excellent service to patients and their families and the Harvest Fair is their biggest fundraiser. A donation box for nonperishable goods is in Tom Moloney’s Supermarket Broadford and all donations will be greatly appreciated, so pleased support this worthy fundraiser.
HANDBALL CLUB DRAW AND NEWS: Broadford Handball Club annual fundraising draw starts on Saturday August 31. This year the draw will run for three months and the cost is €20 per month or €60 fully paid up. The prize fund is €1,000 each month plus 2 x €100 for fully paid up members on the first draw. Your support will be appreciated. .
GAA LOTTERY DRAW: The Drom/Broadford lottery draw held on Monday night August 19 at the Nunan’s Bar and the numbers drawn were: - 5, 7, 16 and 28. The jackpot prize of €7,500 was not won. Danielle, Denis and Timmy O’Carroll Sydney Australia shared the €100 match 3 prize. The lucky dips of €50 each went to Geraldine Neenan Broadford and Club Three c/o Corner House Bar. Next week’s Jackpot is €7,600 and the match three prize is €100. Tickets are available from committee members, all business places and the Club Box in the square Dromcollogher. Thanks for your continued support.
G.A.A. GAMES: The local senior footballers had a busy few days over the past week, starting off with a hard earned victory over Galbally on Wednesday August 21 at Kilmallock in the third round of their group games with the scoreline reading Dromcollogher-Broadford 1-15 Galbally 3-5.
The team lined out Keith Noonan Eoin Barry Dee O’Leary Mike Boyce Garrett Noonan Tom McLoughlin Cillian Fahy Seanie Buckley Micheal O’Sullivan Seamus Brosnan Patrick Donnelly Micheál Brosnan Ray Lynch Micheál Reidy (captain) Killian Phair. Subs used Brian Noonan Mick Clancy and Paul Madigan.
On Sunday August 25 they travelled to Newcastle West to play their fourth round match against Ballysteen and it was a ding dong battle up to the final ten minutes until two late goals by Micheál Reidy ably assisted by Seanie Buckley and Cillian Phair and the introduction of Jason Stokes and Ray Lynch turned the tables on a gallant Ballysteen side.
The team lined out K. Noonan, E. Barry, D. O’Leary, G. Egan, G. Noonan, T. McLoughlin, C. Fahy, M. O’Sullivan,. Buckley, M. Brosnan, P. Madigan, S. Brosnan, P. Donnelly, M. Reidy and K. Phair. Subs used: B. Noonan, R. Lynch and J. Stokes. They now have 8 points from 4 games and at least they have qualified for the quarter finals of the championship and their last game in the series will be against old rivals Ballylanders. The junior hurlers are to play St. Mary’s Rathkeale in the West this coming week-end, check West Board for fixtures in the sports pages of the Limerick Leader.