VARIETY GROUP: The Pallasgreen Variety Group take a Bow!. After a lapse of two years they entertained a capacity audience with music, song, comedy and dance for three successive nights last weekend. “ Here we are again” a production by the dynamic Maureen Fitzgerald captivated the audience with some memorable performances and songs that brought back many memories. It was a show full of colour and by a wonderful cast of young and the young at heart. There were many favourites from Grease to Camelot, from Royalty to Mrs Brown even James Bond made an appearance. And in keeping in tune with St Patrick’s weekend, a traditional Irish music, song and dance session in front of an open fire went down a treat. Well done to all involved from cast members to stage hands etc it was worth the wait and wishing many more entertaining nights in the years ahead. The show was dedicated to the memory of all past members of the Variety Group.
SYMPATHY: Sympathies are extended to Hannah McMahon and family of Linfield and also to the family of the late Mary McMahon of Canon Lee Park on the recent passing passing of their brother Danny Long of Caherconlish. Funeral was from Cross’s funeral home Ballyneety to Caherline Church. Following requiem mass internment took place in Cahercorney Cemetery. Sympathies to his relatives and friends. The death also took place of Joe Ryan of England and former of Ballyhurst. The late Joe is a brother of Catherine Murnane of Lough.
CHURCH NEWS: Easter Clergy Collection: This will be taken up this weekend as well as Easter weekend and the weekend after Easter. Our target is 29,000 and we only have four such collections, we ask you to be generous as you can please.
Adoration in Templebraden Church; The Adoration will take place this Sunday from 1.30 to 3pm.
Cleaning of Nicker Church; This will take place on Monday March 25th at 7.15pm. we need new volunteers to help with the cleaning which takes place five or six times a year.
LOCAL ATHLETES: The Joey Hannon Memorial 10k was held in Croom on St Patrick’s Day with 175 competitors. There was a sizeable contingent from Pallasgreen. The winner was Michael Shannon of Ennis in 32.18. Declan O’ Connor was 10th in 37.47 followed by the ever improving Seamus Hayes in 39.17 in 19th position. Oliver Ryan was 56th in 45.31 with Larry O’ Grady back after a long lay off in 79th in a time of 47.54. P.J. Quirke was 103th in 51.12 likewise just back after a two month lay off with Ann Hayes 121st in 54.52 and Donna Frost 123thh in 55.87 with Richard Hayes 130th in 57.10. Performance of the week undoubtably went to Richard Hayes who competed his first ever competitive run and will no doubt eat up the ground for the Knockane Friends of Limerick ‘73 5K run on 26th April.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Pallasgreen/Templebraden Friends of Lourdes will hold their annual Church gate collection on weekend 23rd-24th March at all Masses.
NICKER N.S. PARENTS ASSOC: This is to raise funds for the school extension. Prizes include ladies guess watch, I night B&B in the Boutique Hotel, Limerick. 2 separate meal vouchers for a 4 course meal for 2 and a Hamper with beauty products. Tickets on sale in the School & in Harty’s Butcher, O’Dwyer’s Bar, Head2Head Hair Salon. Tickets €2 per strip or 3 strips for €5
CAHERCONLISH CHARITY RIDE/FUN WALK: We are hosting our second charity ride/fun walk this year on the 31st of March Easter Sunday.Walkers starting point is at Caherconlish church @ 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence @ 2.00pm, Riders meet at Boskill @ 1.00pm.This year the parish is involved and walkers are invited to come along,beautiful landscape surrounding for riders and walkers to see.Beginners , novice and professionals are all welcome to come.This year it is in aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Funds & Cappamore day care centre / Vinmore House.Children or Adults can be lead if needed by staff of Caherconlish Equestrian Centre.I would highly appreciate if you and your parish could advertise this brilliant day out in ye’re weekly notes or in ye’re local church.Sponser Cards are available for riders. Riders meeting at Boskill @ 1.00pm Walkers meeting at Caherconlish Church @ 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence @ 2.00pm. Walkers - Adults: 5 euro. Kids: free. Riders - Adults: 50 euro.Kids: 25 euro. Contact Wesley @ 0857673468. Fr. Roy @ 0872225150. Follow us on Facebook on: Caherconlish Equestrian Centre
BARNA NATIONAL SCHOOL: Enrolments are now being taken for September 2013. Forms are available at the school or contact at 061-384481 or the website at www.barnns.com
GARRYDOOLIS NATIONAL SCHOOL: Application forms for new entrants to Garrydoolis N.S. for the school year 2013/2014 are available in the school or may be downloaded from the school’s website. garrdoolisns.com
Nicker NS: An enrolment evening for Junior Infant parents will take place at 8pm on Wednesday, 20th March in Nicker NS. For more information telephone (061) 384761.
MURROE BOHER CAMOGIE: Murroe Boher Camogie will be holding there annual table-quiz this Friday, the 22nd of March, in Crokers, Murroe at 8pm. €20 per table of 4. There will be numerous spot prizes on the night. Music will follow after the table-quiz. Promises to be a good night for all. All support appreciated.
Sarsfield Ladies Gaelic Football Club: will hold a table quiz on Saturday 23rd March in Aherns Bar, Kilteely at 9pm. €20 per team of 4. There will also be a raffle on the night. All support will be greatly appreciated. Adult training every Wednesday in Kilteely GAA pitch at 7pm. New players always welcome
FRIENDS OF LIMERICK 73 -CAKE SALE: On the 30th March 2013 there will be a Cake Sale in the Pastoral Centre, Doon ( The Old Library) starting at 5.30pm until 8.00pm Saturday evening and selling will recommence at 8.30am Easter Sunday morning until 12.30pm. All proceeds raised will be divided equally between Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association. We would greatly appreciate if all Ladies/Gentlemen would contribute by baking for us or attending to purchase some of our fresh home baked cakes, buns, tarts etc. Event organiser on behalf of Friends of Limerick 73, Paddy Coleman can be contacted on 086-8729069 or any committee member.
ROSE OF TRALEE: Anna Jane Ryan of Moymore was a recent contestant hoping to represent Limerick in this year’s Rose of Tralee contest. At a gala evening in the Castletroy Park Hotel twenty one roses took to the stage and hopeful to be a Limerick Rose on the stage in Tralee for the first time in five years. Anna Jane a talented musician and singer unfortunately didn’t receive the traditional sash but had felt like a winner from the wonderful experience she enjoyed. They had a garda escort throughout the city and a busker played the Rose of Tralee while making their way through the Milk Market. Many more occasions had them feeling like royalty and something to remember for many years.
ST PATRICKS’S PLAYERS CLOVERFIELD: After a most successful opening night with MOLL, St Patrick’s players will be on stage again on Friday next in The Teach and in Pallasgreen on Sunday next commencing at 8.30pm. The Teach was packed to capacity on St. Patrick’s night and the play proved to be a very successful production. The play will then move to Friarsgate on Friday and Saturday 5th and 6th of April commencing at 8p.m.
MURROE-BOHER CAMOGIE: Murroe/Boher Camogie Club are collecting bags of used clothing as a Feile na ngael fundraiser. We accept Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and paired curtains. Our collection dates are Saturday 23rd March, Saturday 6th April and Saturday 20th April in the GAA Clubhouse, Murroe from 7pm to 7.45pm and The Community Hall in Boher from 8pm to 8.45pm. This is a great opportunity to clear the wardrobes and also help the local Camogie Club. Spread the word. Any queries contact Geraldine on 087-6722055. We will also be holding our annual Table-Quiz on Friday the 22nd March in Crokers, Murroe at 8pm. €20 per table of 4. Raffle and music afterwards. All support appreciated.
CHARITY CLAY SHOOT: Charity Clay Shoot in aid of Children Ark Oncology Fund. Monday 1st April @ 11am at Lazy Dog Shooting Grounds Ballylanders 1st Prize - Weekend away for 2 in Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods, Glenmire Co Cork. More information contact: Gerry 087 0685544 or Ray 087 9079556
Pallasgreen GAA Lotto: No winner March 11th Lotto. Numbers drawn were; .126.96.36.199; Lucky dip winners; Martin Franklin, Una O’Mahony, Tony Greene, Marie Greene, Eight c/o Bridie Greene, Tanya Kearney
Tickets are €2 each and be obtained from any shop, public house, post office and John Harty Butcher shop.
No winner March 18th Lotto; Numbers drawn were 188.8.131.52. Lucky dip winners were; Kathleen Greene, Jacko McMahon, Marie Desmond, Geraldine Gammell, Martin Franklin. 100 Voucher winner for Harty’s Butcher Shop Fahy Family Ennis Road.
KNOCKANE GAA LOTTO: GAA Lotto Draw –March 11th Draw; No Winner. Numbers drawn:184.108.40.206. Lucky Dip Winners; Caoimhe Butler, Mary Bohan, Michael English, Caroline Cosgrave. Sellers Prize; Roger Butler
Pallasgreen Bingo: Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part. Limerick Development draw.
Unfortunately we had no winner in the first Limerick Club Draw last Friday night but there are 9 draws remaining. If anyone is still interested in joining, contact David McGuinness on 087 2677674. Costs €10 per month.
Juvenile Club news: Club training this Sunday for U6 to U14 teams. Training will continue on Sunday 24th March. The U-14 football team had a fine win in Féile Peil na nÓg. away to Ballybrown in Clarina last Monday.
Table Quiz: The Clubs Minor Team is organising a table quiz for the club on Friday 22nd March in O’Dwyers Bar. Table of 4 costs €20. East Minor Football medals will be presented to the team on the night.
COUNTY SCOR FINAL: This Friday Night March 22nd the County Senior Scor Final will take place in Askeaton at 8.30pm. Pallasgreen will be represented in four categories; Solo Song, Recitation, Ballad Group and Quiz and we wish them every success. All support would be greatly apprecitated.