PALLASGREEN FESTIVAL: The annual Pallasgreen Festival will be held on Weekend 23rd – 25th August. This years festival has added more attractions with the popular and dynamic Simon Casey performing on the Saturday night in the Community Centre. The festival will open on the Thursday night with a Teenage Disco, Friday night will see a unique event, Truck Pulling. A team of 6 will attempt to pull the Truck in the fastest time. This should provide a great attraction. Also on Friday night a skittles competition and a Race Night in O’Dwyer’s Bar for the Mayoral election. Saturday night you have a 25Km bicycle Race (Tour de Pallasgreen) for competitors and fun cyclists (more details later) and later that evening the aforementioned Simon Casey performing in the Community Centre. During the show there will be the announcement of the winner of the 2013 Mayoral Election
Sunday is the Festival Field Day with many attractions. There will be a large children’s area and included in this will be Irelands Biggest Rock climbing wall, Bungee Trampoline, bouncy castles, obstacle courses, Bucking bronco and that’s just for kids. Then in the main area the favourites are there also, various stalls, Teas/ Coffees Dog Show, Mini Bingo, Wheel of Fortune, Bungee Rope Challenge, Splash and Dash, a Monster BBQ etc etc, and later that evening the hugely Popular Donkey Derby. More details will follow in the coming weeks.
ALL IRELAND HURLING SEMI FINALS: Best of luck to Limerick in both the Minor and Senior hurling semi finals in Croke Park this Sunday. Pallasgreen will be represented in both teams and we wish Colin in the Minor team, John, Ger and Aidan in the Senior backroom team every success and another step nearer to that coveted All Ireland Title.
TABLE QUIZ: Thanks to all who took part an d supported the fundraising Table Quiz last Saturday in the Idler bar . The fundraiser was to help raise funds for 4 young locals, Michael Butler, Martina Hanley, Rebecca Hayes and Karen McGrath, who have qualified for a European Equestrian competition in England later this summer. Your support is greatly appreciated.
CHURCH NEWS: Recitation of the Rosary for the Feast of the Assumption; The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto in Barna this Thursday evening at 8.30pm. All are welcome.
SYMPATHY: Sympathies are extended to Margaret Gammell of Kilduff on the recent passing of her brother David O’Connell of Cloverfield, Dromkeen last week. Funeral was from Ryans funeral home to Dromkeen Church. Following requiem Mass private cremation
CAPPAMORE SHOW: Cappamore Show on Sat 17th Aug. Gates open at 9 am. Jumping Competitions start at 10 am, Cattle, Horses and Pony Judging at 10.30 am. Entries taken for dogs at 10.30 a.m and competition starts at 12 noon. Viewing of Exhibits opened to the public and Carriage Driving at 12.30 pm. Cookery Demos on at 12 noon onward. Dancing display at 2 pm. Sheaf throwing 2 pm, Bonny Baby 2.30 pm and Fashion Show 3.30 p.m. Removal of Exhibits at 4.30 pm and Presentation of prizes at 5 pm. Entertainment all day long. Live music on the field to Dermot Lyons 3 pm -5 pm. Entries for cookery, crafts, art etc can be made on Thurs night at 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm and Fri morning 10 a.m -12 noon sharp at Show Office Moore St. Cappamore. Entries will be taken in Show Grounds Portnard Fri evening 5.30 -9 pm. Visit our website at www.cappamoreshow.ie Come along for a great day our for all the family on Sat 17th.
TEACH RAMBLING HOUSE: A special Rambling Hse will be held at the Teach Cloverfield on Tues next Aug 20 at 8.30. Music will be provided by Sheila Cagney Comhaltas Groups and solos.Set dancing and sean nós will also feature. Great night assured.
AUGUST PARISH DRAW: The August Parish Draw too place last Friday night in the Old Credit Union Rooms in the Community Centre. The results were as follows; €2000-Nancy Ryan, Old Pallas. €1000- John Ryan, Ballytrasna, Old Pallas. €500-Pat O’Dwyer, Garranemore. €250- Cora O’Dwyer, New Pallas. €150- Veronica O’Sullivan, Buttevant, Co Cork. €100-Fr George Bourke, Moycarkey, Co Tipperary. €100-Canon Denis Talbot, Galbally, Co Limerick. €100-Fr Pat Murphy, Templetuohy, Co Tipperary.
PADDY RYAN/EDDIE MURPHY MEMORIAL RUN: As part of the Ballyhoura Limerick Road Race Series, The Paddy Ryan/Eddie Murphy Memorial 10km Run will take place on this Friday August 16th at 7.30pm in Pallasgreen. It’s the 2nd annual Paddy Ryan Memorial Run won last year by Declan Moore ( 1st male) and Dympna Ryan (1st female ) both of Bilboa AC. The route will start at the Paddy Ryan Monument and continue to Kilduff Cross to Barna to Old Pallas and finish back at the community centre. The route and will take the athletes to one of the most scenic parts of Limerick and places of natural beauty.
The event is Hosted by Pallasgreen-Templebraden Development Association in association with the Ballyhoura active Limerick 2013. So to everyone especially beginners to walk/jog/run for fitness as events are ideal to motivate people, Come along to Pallasgreen 10k with a 5km Walk. Prizes for the first three male and female finishers and also to local athletes. This years event will take on the easier route by going in the opposite direction which should make for a great spectacle.
Thanks to kind sponsorship from local host companies and communities- refreshments as usual and fantastic spot prizes.
Further information on www.ballyhouracountry.com or Ballyhoura Active Series Facebook. Contact Tom Blackburn 087 669476 Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Beary Pallasgreen 086-1659774
Light refreshments will be provided
Walkers €5, Runners Low entry fee
GATHERING: The Kilcornan ‘Platform Dancing Committee’ has chosen Sunday September 1 for the next session outside the gates of Curragh Chase, to be held between 3.00 and 6.00 pm. As usual Pat O’Connell will be calling the dances and this year to the very popular musician Michael Sexton. The opportunity to involve local balladeers and artists will be given and all for free! Where would you get it?
CAR BOOT SALE: A Car Boot Sale will take place on this Friday evening August 16 at 6.30pm. The venue will be the car Park GAA Field and any unwanted items etc will be accepted. All are welcome.
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No Winner Mon Night August 5th lotto jackpot draw of €7,550. Numbers drawn were; 188.8.131.52. Lucky dip winners; Margaret O’Dea, Mairead Ryan, Helen Gleeson, Annie Joy, Breda Barry
Knockane GAA Lotto : No winner Mon Night Aug 5th draw. Numbers drawn were; 184.108.40.206. Lucky dip winners; Catherine Commons, Kayla Keogh, Mike O’Connell, Jer Tobin; Sellers Prize; Peter Commons
GAA NEWS: The campaigns of our three candidates for mayor continue with great inventiveness and gusto. On the 9thLaura Heelan hosted a very enjoyable night in the Red Deer with her All Star Mr & Mrs competition where the couples were forensically examined to see which pair knew their partners the best. On Sunday she hosted a family day at the field, with everybody attending having a good time, and getting their cars cleaned into the bargain. Her campaign continues with a pool and darts tournament over next weekend in Powers Pub.
Colin Ryan began his own campaign with a Darts tournament last Saturday night after the Senior Football match in Powers. Next week his campaign team will organise a sports quiz at 9:30p.m. on Friday night in O’Dwyers pub, followed by a pool tournament in the Red Deer on Saturday night. Unfortunately the man himself will not be present due to his attempts to win an All-Ireland medal with Limerick Minors.
Our third candidate, Aoife Fanning begins her campaign this week, starting off with an auction of signed jerseys belonging to all four of the All-Ireland hurling semi finalists. She will also be hosting a race night in O’Dwyers pub on Friday 23rd August in aid of her campaign.
Pallasgreen festival: The Pallasgreen festival is taking place from the 21st to the 25th August next. With lots of events taking place during the festival, including Monster Bingo on the Wednesday night, a team Truck Pull competition on the Friday night and a Cycling race of the parish on Saturday night, there will be lots of events catering for every taste.
But undoubtedly the highlight of the festival with be the Sunday afternoon field festival in Pallasgreen GAA pitch. With a children’s adventure area with the tallest rock wall in Europe, longest obstacle course in Ireland, 4 bungee trampolines, a bucking bronco, and bouncy castles galore, Bar-B-Q and teahouse, Wheel of Fortune, Mini Bingo, and many other events on the day it promises to be fun for all the family.
The festival climaxes with the Donkey Derby buster race to be held around 6:00p.m. on the Sunday evening. Tickets are currently being sold for the Derby, at €5 per ticket and with a winning prize of €500 for the ticket which predicts the correct order in which the donkeys finish on the day. The tickets are available throughout the parish, being sold by many members of the club.
All Ireland Semi-Final: Best of luck Sunday to both Limerick teams; and especially our own Colin Ryan in the Minor Semi-Final. Hopefully we will see both teams line out on Sunday 8th September to compete in their respective All-Ireland Finals.
Pallasgreen Bingo: Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part.
On Tuesday night Pallasgreen travelled to Kilteely to face Oola in the replay of the East Senior Football Championship semi-final. Oola got off to a flyer with a well taken point almost immediately after throw in. However, Pallasgreen responded magnificently with an unreplied 2-2. After taking the early lead Pallasgreen traded points with Oola, going in at half time 2-7 to six points up. In the second half Oola valiantly tried to reduce the deficit, however Pallasgreen’s back six were up to the task restricting the men in silver and red to four points ensuring their eventual victory by 2-10 to 0-10. Scorers were:
Kevin Barry 1-5 (0-3 frees), Joe O’Keefe 1-2, Liam O’Dea 0-2, Seamus Mulcahy and Seamu Hayes a point each.
Friday night saw our Senior Footballers travel to Clarina to face St. Kieran’s in the County Senior Football championship. Unfortunately they weren’t able to build on the momentum of the earlier good win over Oola. In the first half Pallasgreen matched St. Kieran’s blow for blow and were perhaps unfortunate to go in at half time holding a 0-4 to 0-4 draw. In the second half St. Kieran’s came out much the stronger while Pallasgreen faded away. With four early points without reply St. Kieran’s took the lead and never look back. Their victory was sealed late on with a close range goal. Final score was 1-10 to 0-6. Scorers were:
Seamus Hayes, Kevin Barry, Chris McMahon, Jonathon Deere, Tony McMahon and Mike Moloney all a point each.
Juvenile Club news.
The new season’s training and matches are well under way. New members are always welcome. Hurling Training for U6, U8 & U10 every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. Football Training for U6, U8 & U10 every Sunday morning at 11am. For information on training for U12, U14, U16 contact 087-2755690.