Feb 23

GALBALLY COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: There are no vacancies in the FAS scheme at the moment and it is unlikely that there will be places available for a while.

GALBALLY COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: There are no vacancies in the FAS scheme at the moment and it is unlikely that there will be places available for a while.

If any vacancies do arise they will be advertised on this on the parish newsletter and in the local press. We are hoping to get an increase in the numbers employed on our scheme but we have not been informed yet. If this will happen we are still awaiting a decision from local Ccouncilors and limerick County Ccouncill on the takeover of Duntrileague graveyard, if the decision is positive we already have permission from FAS to carry out repair work on the boundary walls. This is going on for long enough now so Ccouncilors please get on with it let’s have the decision.

CAMOGIE:Congratulations to Jack Dillon on receiving his volunteer of the year award from James Moynihan Chairperson of Limerick Camogie at the fundraising night in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel last week.

RUGBY: We had an important 18-5 home win over Crosshaven last Sunday. Gordon Peters and Sean Bourke scored tries for Galbally and Sean Airey kicked two penalties and a conversion. Next week we need all your support again when we play our last home league game v Old Christians..

RUCKING IN THE RING: White collar boxing night in aid of “Irish Cancer Society” against Charleville RFC on Saturday 16th March at Charleville Park Hotel.. The night will start at 8pm sharp with 12 fight card on the night. Tickets €20 and with stub of ticket entrance to club D`ville is only €5. TICKET ONLY EVENT and tickets are on sale from players and club members.

RUGBY FUNDRAISING DRAW: We launched our 3rd annual fundraising draw before Christmas. This year’s prizes include a first prize holiday worth €5,000 and with the way our Summers have gone recently, abit of sun is always welcomed; 2nd prize is €1,200 and 3rd €800. Previous Galbally winners include Brendan Childs, Michael Casey, both winning cars and many others who won various cash prizes. Each draw is a reasonable €20 (...€60 for the three draws March, April and May). Tickets are available from all club representatives and players. Galbally RFC is established 40 years this year and without fundraising events such as this, the club would not be able to survive. Therefore we are asking all of you to try to support us by participating in these draws. Payments can be made on a monthly basis or in full.

LIMERICK GAA CLUB DRAW 2013: The new Club Draw commences on first Friday of March and is a great opportunity for everyone to show their support for all aspects of the GAA in Galbally/Limerick. The Draw is of huge benefit to the local Clubs, Primary School, Cumann na mBunscol. Profit from the draw goes towards the promotion and development of hurling, football, camogie, ladies football and handball among the youth of the county. Involvement in sport is now more essential than ever before, for the youth of our county. Draw as last year - 10 Great monthly draws on first Friday of each month. First Draw on 1st Friday in March. Membership—€10 per draw or €100 per year (less than €2 per week). 50% Commission kept by local clubs! Brochures will be distributed to promoters in the near future. Will need names of any new members or anyone pulling out of draw by 3rd week of Feb. If there is any membership yet to be collected it would be great to get it before new draw commences. We thank you for your support in the past and appeal to you for your continued support even in these recessionary times. Friends and families who have left the parish or gone abroad might like to support their club and county so spread the word!

For further details contact Anne Halligan 062-37077 or any member of the local clubs.

Prize Winners 201-April Draw: David & Mary O’Mullane, €1000.00; Tim Blackburn, €250.00; September Draw: Peter Ryan, €250.00; November Draw:W. & K. Vallence, €250.00; Galbally Handball Club, €250.00.

GALBALLY UNITED AFC: RESULTS: Tsdl Division 1. Killenaule Rovers 4-1 Galbally United. Another under par performance from Galbally against a Killenaule side battling for survival in division 1. A poor defensive display saw us three goals down at half time but an improved second half performance was as good as it got for Galbally on a very heavy pitch. Best on the day for Galbally were goalscorer Pa Murphy and captain Quinn Perry .

Team: S Leonard, D Halligan, F Leonard, C Henebry, D Dineen, T Davern, P Murphy, Q Perry, E Halligan, S McDonnell, J Scully. Subs D Gallaghue, A Sheahan. Congratulations to our 12 newly qualified underage coaches who completed the Fai’s Kick Start Level 1 coaching qualification. The course was held in Henebry Park last weekend and was a great success.

QUIZ- The schoolboy section of the club are holding a quiz night in the Abbey Bar, Galbally on Friday 1st of March. Cost of entry for a team of four is €20 and there will be a raffle and finger food on the night. The quiz will commence at 9pm.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: We invite you to put on your dancing shoes on Sunday February 24th 2013 in Bruff Rugby club from 4-6:30pm. Music by James O’Callaghan. Admission €5 which includes tea, coffee & home baking. This is a once off event & promises to be a great afternoon. All are welcome.

LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its February meeting on Thursday 21st February @ 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Rachael O’Grady who will speak about fruit trees. With the new growing season starting to get into gear this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be a small piece about potatoes with the emphasis be on taste, disease resistance etc.

GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables. More information from www.giyireland.com.

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