Church News: Mass in Broadford for the month of February 2013 will be on Saturday evening’s at 7.30pm and on Sunday morning’s at 9.30am. Reader for Saturday evening February 24th is Mary Ann Reidy and the Eucharistic Ministers are Kitty Duggan & Hannah McCarthy. Reader for Sunday morning February 10th is Noreen Roche and Eucharistic Ministers are Rita Higgins & Deidre McCarthy.
Drom-Broadford Shave or Dye Campaign: There is a Today FM Shave or Dye event being held on the 9th of March in Neenans Bar Broadford at 9pm. Many brave people have volunteered to shave, dye or wax on the night and we will also be having an auction for many sought after sporting jerseys along with many other surprises.
Check out our Facebook page Drom Broadford Shave or Dye Campaign or follow us on Twitter, DBshaveorDye. We have created a fundraising page on mycharity.ie www. mycharity.ie/event/drom broadford shave or dye. and all our volunteers have sponsorship cards. All proceeds will go to the Irish Cancer Society to fund Cancer Information Service, Patient Care and Support, Cancer Research, Night Nursing, Daffodil Centers- providing information, support and advice to cancer patients, families, friends and healthcare professionals, Prevention and Education. We would very much appreciate your support.
Community Alert: - A very important Community Alert meeting will be held on this Wednesday February 20th in the Day Care Centre Broadford at 8 pm. The local Garda will attend including the Crime Prevention Officer so in your own interest it is advisable for everybody to attend. Application forms for personal alarms for people age 65 and over are now available from David O’Keeffe or Tom O’Brien.
Community Council A.G.M.: Broadford Development Association incorporating the Community Council will take place Tuesday March 5th in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. All householders are asked to attend this important meeting and help the association to make Broadford a better and safer place to live. Everybody welcome.
Active Retirement: Officers elected at the annual general meeting of the Broadford and District A.R.A. were: Chairperson: - Stephen Montague, Vice-Chairperson:- Mary McCarthy, Secretary: - Tommie Reidy, Assistant Secretary: - Marjorie Sheedy, Treasurer:-David O’Keeffe, Assistant Treasurer: - Ita O’Keeffe, PRO: - Lynn Montague. Physiotherapist Antoinette Breen from the H.S.E. gave a very interesting and informative talk on how elderly people can avoid falls and accidents in their daily lives: - their causes, prevention and how to act in an emergency. The Pilates class began on Wednesday night last and all the participants enjoyed the workout.
Fitness Fun Walks: These walks continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights leaving the GAA field in Dromcollogher at 7.15pm. Calling all who would like to boost their fitness levels, a special invitation to teenagers on mid-term to join us this week, suitable for all ages, if you need the motivation to fill your exercise quota come and join in. Everyone is welcome.
Friday night Dancing: The Sean Nos and other forms of dancing continue every Friday night in the Community Centre Broadford at 7.30pm. Come along and enjoy a great evening of fun.
Sportsmen Honored: A number of local sportsmen from the Dromcollogher/Broadford G.A.A. have been honored recently. Cillian Fahy has been honored by Basketball Ireland by winning his second cap when he travels to Cherbourg France to take part in an international tournament involving France, Belgium, Scotland, Tunisia and Austria. Seanie Buckley is named Limerick senior football captain for 2013. Micheal Brosnan is a member of the Limerick Under 21 football team. Damian Lacey is a member of the Limerick minor hurling team. Micheal Reidy is named Senior footballer of the year in the county by West Limerick GAA Board. Paul Madigan is named West Under 21 B hurler of the year and Niall O’Brien is named West Minor A hurler of the year also by the West Limerick GAA Board. Congratulations to all.
Paudie O’Se Memorial Tournament: The local Drom/Broadford senior football team has been invited to take part in the Paudie O’Se memorial tournament in the Dingle peninsula on next week-end February 23rd and 24th. The will meet St. Jude’s of Dublin in the quarter-final to be played in Gallerus in the Gaeltacht GAA club pitch outside Dingle town.
Mackey Stand Draw: The local Dromcollogher/Broadford G.A.A. is promoting the Limerick Club Development Draw formally known as the Mackey Stand Draw again this year and local promoters are: Seamus Lordan, Denis O’Carroll, Kieran Ryan, Charlie Butler, Tom McLoughlin, Tommie Reidy and John Cregan. The first draw takes place on the 8th March and on first Friday of each month afterwards. There are attractive prizes each month;- 1st €15,000, 2nd €5000, 3rd €2000, 4th €1000, 5th to 8th each worth €500, 9th to 28theach worth €250. There are also special prizes in April and June for two All-Ireland hurling tickets and in May and July for two All-Ireland football tickets plus B+B and evening meal on the Saturday night prior to the finals in Jury’s Croke Park Hotel. The local club is again seeking your continued support and with 50% of all monies collected from the draw staying within the club it is one of our main sources of income for the year. Promoters will be calling in the coming weeks and brochures and full details are available from any member of the committee. Contact our promoters now and new members are welcome.
G.A.A. Lottery: There was no winner of the €4,700 jackpot on Monday February 4th at the Begley’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 9 and 15. Three people shared the match 3 prize of €100:- Charlie Butler Dromcollogher, Murt Madden Dromcollogher and John Browne Newcastle West, each received €35. The lucky dips prizes of €50 each were won by Tom McLoughlin Knocktooch Broadford and Betty Reidy Dromcollogher. The jackpot goes to €4,800 (win or share) and the Match 3 is €100 (win or share). All sold tickets to be handed in at the clubhouse on Monday evenings before 9o’clock. Tickets are available from any member of the committee or from all business premises, tickets €2 each or three for a €5.
Community Games: Cross Country training continue every Saturday in the Community Sportsfield Broadford at 4pm. Round 6 registration date is Wednesday February 20th for Cycling on Grass for U 12 and U 14, Cross Country, Duathlon U 12 and U 15 and Swimming A. Upcoming fixtures are U 10 Dance Night Friday February 22nd, U 10 Talent Sunday February 24th, Talent simi-finals are on March 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th with the Finals down for March 22nd and 23rd.Art is on the 2nd March, Cross Country and Cycling March 10th. Swim A is the 7th April with Swim B the 14th April. Munster Finals are on March 30th and June29th. National Finals are on May 24th to the 26th and August 15th to 18th.For more information about Broadford/Dromcollogher Community Games or to be a volunteer or to be included in the text list please text or call 087/7629881.
Parent and Toddler Group: the parent and toddler group meet every Thursday in the daycare Centre Broadford from 10:30 to 12 noon. This is an opportunity for parents, grandparents and carers to meet and chat while the children play in a safe environment. All welcome.
Broadford C.E. Scheme: Broadford Community Employment is looking for General Operatives, Childcare Assistant and Cook Assistant for their current scheme. All inquiries to the Resource Centre Broadford phone no. 063/84969 or contact the supervisor John Shanahan at 087/644945.
College Handball Championships: Well done to Cathy Foley and Katie McCarthy representing Hazelwood College Dromcollogher who captured the 1st years Doubles Championship title when they defeated Borrisokane Community College Co. Tipperary and with no All-Ireland in 1st years championships the girls have completed their games and also to Laura Stack and Niamh McCarthy who won the Munster Junior Doubles title when they defeated the Clare representatives in the simi-final and a strong Thurles College pairing from Co. Laois in the final with an All-Ireland at stake at the junior doubles series, these two girls travel to Kingscourt Co. Cavan for the All-Ireland simi-finals. These successes were history making achievements for the club. Denis Donegan and Shane Murphy lost out to a strong Cashel pairing in the Intermediate Championship in a tie-breaker. In Cumann Na MBunscoil Brian Ahern, Jack Brennan, Edward Brennan, Eimear Lehane, Keri Murphy and Ciara McCarthy all acquitted themselves well in reaching the finals of their respective games. The club is having its best 40x20 season ever with a number of our senior players in contention for Munster championships. John Noonan has qualified for 40x20 final and is also in the doubles final with Pat Doody. Denny McCarthy has reached his first junior B singles final and on current form would be favorite to win through. Tom O’Brien has again won through to the Emerald Final and Pat Murphy after 2 wins in Fermoy and Nenagh has also qualified for the Munster Final.
Community Games: Training for upcoming events is ongoing in the Community Sportsfield in Broadford every Saturday. The Primary School quiz is on Sunday February 17th at 3pm in Ballingarry. Under 10 Talent is Sunday February 24th. Dance night is Friday February 22nd. Simi-Finals Talent dates are March 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th with the finals on March 22nd and 23rd.Art goes ahead on March 2nd at 11am. Cross-country and cycling is on March 10th. Swim A is on April 7th, Swim B April 14th. with the Munster finals March 30th and June 29th. National Finals May 24th to the 26th and August 15th to 18th. For more information on the Dromcollogher/Broadford Community Games or to volunteer or to be included in the next list please text or call 087/7629881.
Cards at Neenans: The winners of the weekly 45 card drive at Neenans on Monday night were Danny Barry Ashford and Joe Mullane Newcastle West. Second were Davy Daly Tullylease and Timmy Murphy Springfield. The spot prize went to Martin Flynn Bunoke and Ellen O’Connor Mt. Plummer. Raffle winners were 1st €35 Rory O’Donnell Feohanagh, 2nd €20 Ellen O’Connor Mt. Plummer and 3rd €10 Tom Ahern Ratheenagh.