CARDS: The results of last week’s card game at Monagea Parish Hall, the first for 2014, were 1st and 2nd divided Joan Nash and May O’Brien, Kathleen Nash and Annie Leahy. Table prizes Jason and Karen, Rita Corkery and Mary Roche, Paddy and Eileen Lyons. Raffle John Joe Sexton, Maurice Dore, Con Cregan and Pat Condon. The card game continues every Wednesday night at 9pm.
SYMPATHY: Sympathy to Jimmy and Marguerite Normoyle and family of Gardenfield on the death of Marguerite’s aunt Kathleen Lyons. Kathleen had been teaching in Manchester, England for many years before she retired back in Ireland. In recent years she had been living with the Normoyle’s in Gardenfield. She is survived by her sister Marianne, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Her body was reposing in Marguerites home in Gardenfield on Saturday evening. Her requiem mass was in Monagea church on Sunday followed by burial in Churchtown Cemetery, Newcastle West. May she rest in peace.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Another big crowd attended last Sundays Afternoon Tea Dance in Monagea Parish Hall. Despite the inclement weather there were people from all over county Limerick, Cork and Kerry in attendance. There was a very enjoyable afternoon of dancing to the music of Autumn Gold. The next afternoon tea dance in Monagea is on Sunday February 2nd to the music of the very popular Dermot Lyons.
DANCING CLASSES: The adult set dancing classes will resume on Thursday 16th January in Monagea Parish Hall. The classes run from 8.30 to 10.30pm and will continue every Thursday night after that. Why not come along and learn the sets or improve your steps. The dancing is also great way to shed those extra few kilos that might be put on over the Christmas and New Year period.
RAMBLING HOUSE: The rambling house in Monagea Parish Hall has been changed from its former Friday night to the third Monday of each month. The January Rambling house will therefore be held on Monday January 20th starting at 8.30pm. All musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers are most welcome. We would also like to see a big audience to appreciate the huge amount of talent on display. Support from the parish so far has not been great but maybe we will see a big improvement in 2014.
INDOOR HURLING LEAGUE: The January ball alley league is now in full swing at Monagea GAA field. There are four groups with the top four players in each group qualifying for the knockout stage. The groups are: Group 1: Kevin Hogan, Kevin Mulcahy, Peter Murphy, Diarmuid Kelly, Kieran Herlihy and Sean Hogan. Group 2: Pat Enright, Peter Cregan, Mark Kelly, Sean Herlihy, John Flavin, William Keane and Christopher Moxey. Group 3: Shane Brouder, Evan Riordan, Kevin O’Shea, Liam Flavin, Kevin Brosnan and Thomas O’Callaghan. Group 4: John Hough, Conor Murphy, Paddy O’Sullivan, Jer Moore, Fergal Dorgan and Joe Murphy. Everyone in the club is looking forward to an exciting finish to the league just like 2013.
AEROBICS: The aerobics classes in Monagea Parish Hall will resume on Tuesday January 21st at 7.30pm following the Christmas break. This is an hour long class which can be taken at your own pace and help you to get back to fitness after the Christmas and New Year excesses. Why not get a few friends together and make it a social occasion also.
LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB: Monagea Ladies Football Club are currently organising a clothes collection to raise funds for the running of the club in 2014. If you are clearing out your wardrobes then any unwanted clean clothes would be most welcome. Ladies, gents and children’s clothes together with shoes, bags, belts, sheets and curtains will be taken. All these items can be dropped to Denise Browne in Strand 087 9809574, Joan O’Callaghan Ballyshane 087 9828740 or Dawn Hennessy in Newcastle West 087 9204642. Arrangements can also be made to pick up bags of clothes from your home if necessary