Church News: - Mass in Broadford for the month of January 2014 will be on Sunday mornings at 9.30am. The reader for Sunday on January 19th is Noreen Roche and the Eucharistic Ministers are Tom O’Brien and Helen Pierce.
Parish Pastoral Team: -Following on from our Mission, we are proceeding with the formation of a Pastoral Team. We hope to have an invited speaker at Masses on the week-end of January 18/19 giving a brief outline of the role of a Pastoral Team in a parish and following this, an open meeting will be held on MondayFebruary 3 at 7.30pm in the Hall Dromcollogher.
Time Capsule: - Due to many enquiries from the public at large, at home and from abroad the following are the names of the people and their clubs as they were recorded on sheets of paper in the Time Capsule which was unearthed when the Weeping Willow tree in the grounds of our Lady of the Snows church was blown down by the storm that hit the area on St. Stephen’s night 2013.
Sheet 1 gave the names of the leaders and members of the Youth Club. It read: - This tree was planted on the 7th June 1985 to commemorate International Youth Year. Our Youth Club was founded in this year (1985). The Youth Leaders are: - Jerry Donnelly and Noreen Buckley.
The Youth Club members are Denis Ahern, D. J. Burke, Christopher Buckley, Helen Clarson, Pat Clarson, Laurence Clarson, Siobhan Collins, Diarmuid Considine, Ann Cussen, Elizabeth Danaher, Sinead Doody, Martina Fitzpatrick, Helena Foley, Mary Folan, David Lee Geary, Deirdre Geary, Joann Geary, Jo Lee Geary, Micheal Geary, Elaine Hartnett, Gerard Kelly, Marie Kelly, Andrea McGovern, Micheal McGovern, Charlotte Lenihan, Mary Lenihan, Charles McCarthy, John McLoughlin, Eamonn McCarthy, Denis Moloney, Liam Murphy, Catherine Noonan, Helen Nunan, Marie Noonan, Breda O’Keeffe, Helena O’Keeffe, George O’Sullivan, Karen O’Sullivan, Micheal O’Sullivan, John Pierce, Mairead Pierce, Mary Pierce, Tim Quaid, Tom Quaid, Kieran Sexton, Bridget Stack, Elaine Stack, John Stack, Sandra Shanahan, Micheal Singleton.
Sheet 2 gave the names of the leaders and members of the Boy Scouts. It read: - 35th Limerick C.B.S. Our Lady of the Snows Broadford.
Donnacha McCarthy, Noel McCarthy, Maurice McCarthy, Sean McCarthy A.P.L., Aodán Edmonds P. L.O., Seamus Cleary, Brian Scully, Colm Cleary, Conor O’Sullivan, Paddy Duggan A.P.L., Liam Reidy, Gerry Mulcahy, A. S. L., Michael Singleton, Tim Quaid, John Pierce, Tom Quaid, Richard O’Sullivan, Paul Edmonds U. L.
Sheet 3 gave the names of the leaders and members of the Cub Scouts. It read: - Cub Scouts 1985. Leaders: - Joan Brosnan C. S. L., Ann O’Mahony, Helen O’Mahony, Frances Lenihan.
Cub Scouts:- Gerard Lenihan, P. J. O’Connor, Seamus Doody, Brendan Noonan, Gerard Geary, Richard Pierce, Seamus Collins, Micheal Quaid, Denis O’Callaghan, Sean Wall, Seamus Wall, Micheal Magner, John Conway, Noel C. Duggan, John Kenneally, Seamus Flynn, Noel O’Dwyer, John Barry, Tomás Reidy, Patrick McCarthy, Paddy Kelly, Mairtín Edmonds, Martin Stokes, Pat Doody, Gerard Sheedy, Martin Fahy, Malachy Browne.
Sheet 4 gave the names of the leaders and members of the Brownies. It read: - International Youth Year.
Oakfield Park Broadford ’85. Brown Owl: - Mary Browne. Tawny Owl: - Helena Doody.
Brownies: - Karen Singleton, Caroline Quaid, Siobhán McCarthy, Breda Stack, Susan Browne, Cariona Sheedy Olivia Forde, Mary Folan,
Miriam Donnelly, Ailish Mullane, Orla Mullane, Julia Ann McEnery, Patricia Cunningham, Marion Cunningham, Norma Duggan, Sandra White, Ann Marie Cussen. There were individual slips of paper with names of leaders and members of the Girl Guides: - Eileen McGovern Leader, Sinéad Doody Patrol Leader, Alice Fitzgerald Cadet, Jo Geary Patrol Leader, Helena O’Keeffe Youth Leader to be, Andrea McGovern,
Catriona O’Keeffe, Sheila McCarthy, Julia Boyce, Maura Stokes, Breda Reidy. Two of the sheets were written in biro or by fountain pen the others were typed and the group had a thank you message included for Fr. Crawford C.C. in Broadford at the time for the use of his type writer. See also www.facebook.com/broadfordgathering2013
Road Subsidence: - Motorists and pedestrians alike take great care when travelling on the Broadford/Gleann Na gCapaill/ Freemount road as a dangerous subsidence of the roadside have taken place just above the cross of the Old Road. The County Council has placed roadside warnings and bollards at the site, so be warned and be careful as there is a drop of close to 15ft straight down to the swollen and fast flowing Camuisce River that flows beside the road at this point. It will be a major job to repair it mainly due to its proximity to the river but I am sure that the powers that be will succeed in doing the job and the sooner the better.
School Field Development Funding:- A special thanks to Dromcollogher/Broadford G.A.A. club and Secretary Denis O’Carroll and former school Principal Mrs. Kathleen Barry for their successful representations in securing €2865 in funding from the Munster Council of the G.A.A. for the ongoing development of the Broadford schools Sportsfield. Go raibh maith agaibh.
St. Ita’s Day Celebrations: The annual feast day of their Patron Saint; St Ita will be celebrated in the parish of Killeedy on this Wednesday January 15 with morning mass in Ratheenagh at 11 o’clock and an evening mass in Ashford at 7.30 and starting at 9.00pm in the Community Centre in Ratheenagh will be the annual social with music by the very popular P.J. Murray with refreshments also available. See page 10 main section.
G.A.A. Games: The local Dromcollogher/Broadford Under 21 football team lost to Sean Finns of Rathkeale in the replay of the County Premier final at Neville Park Rathkeale. The team was: Gearoid Greaney, Paddy Lordan, Darren Boyce John Barrett, Patrick Stack, Séamus Brosnan, Keith Lacey, Cillian Fahy, Brian Noonan, Micheál Brosnan, Paul Madigan, Niall O’Brien, Kevin Noonan and Daniel Collins and Damian Lacey. Subs were Declan Stack, Billy Foley and Denis Donegan.
Community Games: Indoor Soccer U13. U13 team played on last Sunday 12 and have qualified for the next round. They drew 3 all with Kilmallock and beat Monaleen 7 – 6. Congratulations to the team and best of luck in the next round.
Indoor Soccer U10. Games are starting w/e of Jan 18th. Best of luck to both U10 teams.
Registration closing date is today Wednesday Jan 15 2014 for the following: Draughts U10, U12, U14, Chess U12, U16, Quiz U14, Choir U13, U16, Primary. If any of your children are interested in draughts or chess why not get together and organise a team. The rules can be found www.communitygames.ie
Registration closing date is Feb 5th 2014 for the following: Project U11, U13, U16, Talent U10, U12, U13, U14, Culture corner U15, Variety U16. All DOB are taken as age 1/8/2014.
The Project titles for 2014 are:
My County: Present a project based on your own county; in it outline some of the defining features of your county, its history, and any other information and images which you deem necessary.
Endangered Animal s of the World: Present a project based on any endangered species of your choice.
The Role of the Internet: Research and present a project based on the history of the internet, exploring its development over time and the influences it has had on many different aspects of life. E.g. Education/Business/Social
Research and discuss the influence pop music and the culture surrounding it has on young people today.
Present a project based on the above statement.
If your child is interested in any of the above please contact 0877629881.
Talent concert. The area concert will not be held as there was not sufficient interest to justify an area concert. The children who have already expressed interest have all been notified and whoever has responded will be registered straight through to the County. If anyone else is interested in going forward please contact us and we will enter you provided there is space on the registration.
Registration: as our funds are very low this year there is a registration fee of €2 per child per event.
To be included on the text list please text your name, child’s name, child’s school & your number to 0877629881.