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June 1

Caherconlish AFC: AGM will take place in the Millennium Centre on Thursday 30th May at 9.00 pm. All members please attend. New members welcome.

Caherconlish AFC: AGM will take place in the Millennium Centre on Thursday 30th May at 9.00 pm. All members please attend. New members welcome.

SUMMER CAMP: This year’s Summer Camp will take place 8th to 12th of July in the GAA Field. Club Summer Camp Coordinator is John Hickey. Registration forms will be handed out to the schools in the coming weeks or you can register on Line Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years.Cost is €55 for 1st child; €45 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.

Scoop the Poop Signage: Dog poop signage is installed in a number of locations in Caherconlish. In the newer estates, Ceol na hAbhainn has two signs, Cois Rioga has one and Oakley Lawn has one. This leaves the village streets, Castlepark, Hillview Estate, Beechview Gardens, Barrack Close, the School area, The Old Cemetery, New Cemetery, Goonans Way, the main Square and the Church Square without signage at present.

Community Alert: The Gardai aim to reduce crime and this has been well highlighted in this week’s Limerick Leader. Supt Dan Keane who recently attended our Community Alert public meeting will have his Garda giving crime prevention advice this week as part of the Supporting Safer Community initiatives. Stands will be located in the Crescent Shopping Centre, Arthurs Quay Shopping Centre, and Roxboro Shopping Centre. It continues until early next week and if anyone is interested in this endeavour they should try and make the journey.

Pedestrian Crossing Needed Badly: A pedestrian crossing is much needed in Caherconlish main centre in or about the fringes of the Square. All the reasons in the world will not suffice for the absence of one at this point when somebody gets severely harmed or have their life’s ended for want of a safe place to cross. There appears to be no logical reason not to have such a crossing installed to allow people to cross for shopping and other services. All the main villages on the R513 have pedestrian safe crossings within them.

Public Lawns: A lick is as good a description that one could put on the grass-cut of the public lawn areas of Caherconlish earlier this week. At High Street one half of the lawn was cut with the grass left strewn all over. The Square area was left completely untouched and one wonders why.

Unsightly Groody: A number of residents have been questioning the appearance of the Groody river and its banks area at the bridge adjacent to the Square in Caherconlish which is to say the very leas,t unsightly. Large sums of money were expended on this location during the construction of the community centre some years ago only for a public body to come along and undo the good work which was done at the time. Dumping of building waste on the bank area is just not acceptable and one wonders who is responsible for this situation straight in front of our well-appointed community centre. The bed of the river is strewn with every type of rubbish. It would remind a person of the scenes reminiscent of certain parts of Calcutta.

Street Condition: The condition of the High Street that contains shopping, church and credit union services has taken a bit of a hit in terms of its vista in recent weeks. This is all down to the present work being undertaken with regard to the installation of a new water line with ancillary works. It will remain that way for some time until all the work is complete. Maintenance of the crossroad cuttings though will have to be made on a daily basis as it was highly dangerous to life and limb and property last week with stones flying all over the place from through traffic.

Drilling: Drilling continues in the district for signs of the lead and zinc deposits that has received widespread publicity in the past. The bog locus of Gregane, Raheen, Boskill appears to be the main trust of exploration in the last year or thereabouts. It is understood that the search is still on-going for the main stem of the flow that natural events created millions of years ago. The columnar nature of the felsite rock structure at Knockatana exhibits the funnel of an underwater eruption created in the dim and distant past. Maybe that is where the main flow is located, deep down. The large pot-like deposits at Shrahane, Carrigarreely and Tobermalug would seem to suggest that the flow was from an easterly direction.

Maranatha Prayer Ministry: invites you for a 3 day evening Healing Retreat led by Rev.Fr.Xavier Raj, CSSR (India) on 5,6, and 7 June 2013 from 6.30 pm till 9.30 pm enriched with Spirit filled teachings, Mass and healing adoration at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. For more details contact: 0857338617,0873878728,0874167561. Steeple Lighting: Caherconlish Steeple has an iconic presence in this part of Limerick. It stands out way above the surrounding buildings and its floodlighting over twenty plus years ago added to the night scene. The lights originally funded by a group of immigrants in London from these parts and the running costs were added to the public lighting bill of the county by the then County Manager Mr R. O Ceallaigh. Well, the lights are not working or switched off for some weeks now and no one involved in their installation has been contacted as to the reason for this. The question is asked and a reply would be appr

Caherconlish GAA Football Club: Thanks to Robert Mulcahy of Mulcahy’s Lounge Bar for organising the Ken Doherty fundraiser night for the club. It was a great success and everyone enjoyed the night and thanks to everyone that supported the night.

Training: Will resume back in the GAA field next Tuesday evening 6-00 to 7-00 for U8, U10, and U12. Please remember to bring you gum shields

U14 played their first match of the season at home to Bruree on Wednesday evening. They gave it their all but they came up against a far stronger team on the night with Bruree wining on a score line of 4-05 to 1-06.

U10 played a blitz last Saturday morning in the soccer pitch. We played Ballylanders, Shamrock Gaels and Hospital. They put in a great performance winning two games and drawing one, it was all the better considering we had just 10 players so they had to play every minute of the 3 games. Well done to everyone. The panel was Conor Mc Grath, Sean Mc Grath, Aaron Mc Namara, Jack Carroll, Kate Kennedy, Andrew Kearns, Darragh Fallon, Timmy Merrick, Jack Callopy, Jack Mc Elligott. The Club sincerely thank Caherconlish AFC for allowing their grounds to be used by the club.

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