PALLASGREEN FESTIVAL: Pallasgreen Festival 2013 proved a big success last weekend. The festival kicked off with a Monster Bingo in the Community Centre where a big crowd were in attendance. Thursday night an evening market took place in the field with the three Mayoral candidates busy selling their products. Friday evening proved a busy one, the Minor hurlers were busy battling for honours against St Michaels In the field which they duly obliged. Just around the corner a Skittles competition attracted a lot of teams and this was contested very competitively .The highlight of the evening was the first ever Truck Pull and a large crowd gathered in anticipation of who was going to pull the truck the fastest on the road. When the truck was in place The whistle greeted the start and the crowd roared great encouragement for the brave participants, it was the team with the best start and rhythm was always going to take the title. Following the Truck Pull it was a trek to O’Dwyer’s Bar and an evening at the Races for Aoife Fanning mayoral campaign. This was a great nights entertainment and some people came away with an extra few bob in their pocket.
Sunday was the highlight with the field day full of many attractions. The weather was very kind and it turned out to be a very enjoyable day. Children were kept busy in the children’s area where you had obstacle courses, bungee trampolines, a bucking bronco, and bouncy castles galore .
The main arena featured the crowd favourite the Donkey Derby and what a spectacle that turned out to be, you also had the Wheel of Fortune, Monster Bar-B-Q ,Mini Bingo, Splash’n’Dash, Penalty Shootout Competition, Puc Fada Competition, bungee rope challenge and many more . Well done to all involved and especially to Pat Cronin who was MC for the day and kept everyone informed of the many side shows going on.
The last act of the festival weekend was the election of the new Mayor of Pallasgreen. Last year PP O’Sullivan who relished in his role proved a great ambassador for the community. His title was contested by three young candidates Colin Ryan, Laura Heelan and Aoife Fanning.. After three weeks campaigning the new Mayor elected was the GAA star Colin Ryan. At a packed Red Deer Bar PP handed over his chain to Colin to be greeted by joyous scenes. Well done to Colin, Laura and Aoife for a successful campaign. Many thanks also to all who supported the festival throughout the four days
CHURCH NEWS: Mass for the Holy Souls takes place every Tuesday night at 7.30pm followed by the adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament until 8.30pm and finishing with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. All are welcome.
Monastic Weekend; The Carmelite Sisters in Tallow Co Waterford are having a Monastic Weekend from September 27 to 29 for single women aged 22 to 40 who may feel called to religious life. For further details contact 05856205. The sisters also print memoriam and acknowledgement cards for deceased loved ones. Tel 05856401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
BRUFF RUGBY CLUB: Underage training re-commences on Sunday Sept 1 at 10.30am for Mini Rugby (ages 6-12) and at 11.30am for Youths (ages 13-18). Looking forward to seeing you there.
REGAN’S CENTRA FUN EVENING: The Liam McCarthy Cup along with the Munster Senior Hurling Cup and the National Football league Div 4 Cup were on display last Friday afternoon in Regans, Centra and also the GAA field as part of Centra’s GAA promotion.
This programme is aimed at bringing communities together in their local GAA Field to enjoy a celebration of hurling and family entertainment. The Centra ‘Brighten Up Your Day’ Community events featured an array of family entertainment including a hurling simulator to test your hurling skills, face painting and a hurling skills session for children. Many Photographs were taken with the cups and the Centra Characters proved a big hit on the day. Refreshments and sweets etc were provided by Centra and well done to all concerned.
ALL IRELAND LADIES U16 FOOTBALL FINAL: Limerick U16 Ladies footballers contested the All Ireland Final last Saturday afternoon in Nenagh against Westmeath. In a pulsating game where the play was end to end, The contest finished all square 2-7 to 3-4. Margaret Ryan daughter of Michael and Ailish Ryan of Ballyneety, Garrydoolis was Limerick’s outstanding player at full back. In goals was Karen O’Dwyer daughter of Gerard and Mary O’Dwyer of Ayle ,Oola and formerly of Reask. Also Included in the panel is Allanagh Russell daughter of Kate and Tom Russell of Cloughadereen, Old Pallas and just over the border is Meabh McCarthy of Ballybeg, Dromkeen daughter of Paddy and Catriona McCarthy.
The Replay is set for this Saturday and we wish them and Limerick every success. Venue and Time Not known going to print.
CLIONA’S FOUNDATION CYLCE: Cliona’s Foundation Cycle, now in its 6th year will take place on Saturday August 31st leaving from the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur.With three routes this year including an 8km for family and funsters (fee €25.00), the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route (fee €30.00) and a less arduous 40km route (€30.00) for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Registration online at www.eventmaster.ie. Sponsorship cards available from Cliona’s Foundation 087 - 188 7700. Pencil the date into your diary !
SEPTEMBER PARISH DRAW: This will take place on Thursday September 5 at 7.30pm in the Old Credit Union Room of the Community Centre. All are welcome
O’DWYER’S BAR GOLF SOCIETY: Next outing is the rescheduled Captains Prize ( Joe Heelan) in Portumna Golf Club on Sunday September 14. Tee time is reserved from 10am -11.15am. For timesheet you can contact the Bar 384295 or Tom O’Dea 087-9220906.
WEDDING BELLS: The wedding took place recently of Robert O’Grady son of Michael and Judy O’Grady of Ballinaclough, Barna to Stephanie Byrne of Roundwood, Co Wicklow. The ceremony took place in Roundwood and the reception was later in Tinahelly, Co Wicklow. We wish the couple every success and happy future together.
CAPPAMORE DAY CARE CENTRE: Cappamore day Care Centre has reopened to all its patrons. The mini bus will pick up patrons as before and new members are always very welcome.
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No Winner Mon Aug 19 draw. Numbers drawn were 2, 8, 21 & 25. Lucky Dip Winners; Christina Heelan, John O’Neill, Orla Leonard, Peg Moroney, Sarah Greene
KNOCKANE GAA Lotto : No Winner Mon Aug 19th Draw. Numbers drawn were; 188.8.131.52. Lucky Dip Winners: Leonie O’Donnell, Ron Hughes, Mike Keane, Billy O’Keeffe. Seller’s Prize: Tom O’Donnell.