COMMUNITY ALERT: Texting is now up and running in Hospital. The Garda Station will be opened for two hours three days a week. The times of opening are posted on the window of the Garda Station and will also appear in the church notes every fortnight.
The church car park is being patrolled by volunteers at the Saturday evening mass. More volunteers are needed and anyone interested should contact any member of Community Alert.Around 350 residents have signed up with Community Alert and it is open for all who wish to participate , just give your name and mobile number to any member of Community Alert.
GREEN SCHOOLS UPDATE 2013: 2012/2013 have been a very hectic year for the Green Schools Committee at Scoil Isogain. Their third Green Flag was awarded on May 18 at a function in the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork. Green Flag No. 1 was awarded for litter an waste. Green Flag No. 2 was awarded for saving energy and Green Flag No. 3 was awarded for saving water.
This year the students had a Blue Day where everyone wore blue, drank water and participated in some water experiments. Lists of water saving tips were sent home to all families of the school and the school purchased a water butt to allow them to recycle rain water. The judges from An Taisce were really impressed with the excellent work done by the entire school community. The flag raising ceremony will be on the last week of June.
CAKE SALE: The Parents Association, Scoil Isogain are holding a cake sale on Sunday 9 June at 11am directly after mass in the adjoining GAA club house. All money raised will go towards the school book rental scheme. As much baking as possible would be appreciated from the parents, all baking to be handed into the club house from 10.15am onwards. All are welcome and all help would be greatly appreciated.
SCHOOL STATIONARY SALE: A stationary sale will take place in Scoil Isogain school hall on Friday 7 June. Parents can avail of a 10% to 15% discount off all stationary for next years school term. Pre=ordering of workbooks for all classes can be facilitated at a 10% reduction and will be available for collection at the stationary sale shop on 7 June. Any parent who would like to avail of this offer can contact Marian on 087/3897137. The stationary shop opening hours are 8.45am – 9.30am, 1.15pm – 3.30pm and 5pm – 8.30pm.
SOCCER: The soccer club finish the season on a high with the A team winning the league, play starts up again in August.
HANDBALL: All roads lead to Hospital Handball Club on the weekend of 15/16 June for the annual Danny O’Sullivan Memorial 60x30 Doubles Tournament. The cream of the big alley players will assemble at the historic Limerick club for what promises to be a feast of Handball.
The programme gets underway Saturday 15 June with all of Irelands top senior players on show – Tom Sheridan, All Ireland Singles Champion Robbie McCarthy. Michael “Duxie” Walsh, Brian Carroll, Gavin Buggy, Kerry’s Dominic Lynch and many more. The official timetable will be printed in next weeks Limerick Leader.
GAA: in THE ACFL they made a long journey back to Mountcollins where it was the home side who came out on top. In the ACHL they take on Doon this Saturday, in Doon as they prepare for the biggest game this year, the round two championship encounter with Effin on 16 at 7.30 in Kilfinane. Best of luck to Aaron Murphy as they take on Tipperary in the Munster championship.
BORD NA NOG: Under 6, 8 and 10 training continues every week on Thursday. Anyone interested in joining should come along, all welcome. Cul camp entries are now being taken for all 6 – 13 year olds, anyone interested in taking part in the week of training by county coaches and great games should give their names to Cul camp co-coordinator William Fox or any club coach.
U8s and U8s have a blitz on Friday night in the GAA field, all welcome to attend and support the new young players starting out in their careers playing for Hospital/Herbertstown. Tea and refreshments will be served to all on the night. The club would like to thank all who supported the recent Bord na nOg church gate collection and the continuing support of all the youth players. Feile preparations continue for the visit of Easkey hurling club from Sligo as the countdown is on for their arrival.
EXAMS: Good luck to all the students sitting exams in the coming week.