CARDS: The results of last week’s card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st and 2nd divided, with ten games each, Pat Lynch and Richard Liston, Willie Woulfe and Mike Cronin. Table prizes Donal Mulcahy and Pa Quilligan, Liam Corbett and Eileen Geary. Raffle Con Cregan (x2), Eileen Geary, Willie Woulfe. Many thanks to everyone who braved the extremely stormy conditions last Wednesday night to support the card game in Monagea.
CHURCH GROUNDS CLEAN UP: Following the recent felling of trees in Monagea Church grounds there is a great need for a major clean up. On this Saturday April 27th from 10.30am it is hoped that some volunteers will come and help tidy the grounds and repair some damage to parts of the lawn. Anyone who can spare some time would be most welcome. Those who come along are asked to bring a pike, shovel, spade or rake. With both first Holy Communion and confirmation taking place in May it would be great to have the church grounds looking at their best.
CRY: The big day for the CRY run/walk/cycle is fast approaching. There was further registration on Monday night last. The organisers are asking anyone who are waiting to register on the morning of May 4th to come to Monagea Hall as early as possible to avoid a last minute rush. The cycle starts at 11am and the walk/run starts at 12 noon. A bank account, for donations, has been opened in AIB Rathkeale. The account number is 04555099 and the sort code is 935263. Money can be lodged to that account from any bank. If anyone is willing to help on the day they should contact Tom Scanlon on 087 2140916 or Clare Scanlon on 085 1458214. A lot of volunteers will be needed so that the day goes off without problems.
CHILDRENS DANCE CLASSES: Over the Rainbow School of Dancing are organising dancing classes for children in Monagea Parish Hall. The classes will include ballet, hip hop and jazz. The start date is May 7th and will run for a six week term. Classes will start at 4pm. For further information please contact Kate on 087 1389229.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: The next Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance in Monagea Parish Hall will take place on Sunday May 5th from 3 to 6pm. Music will be provided by Noel Cronin. Tea and refreshments will be served.
DRAMA: Following their three very successful performances of John B Keanes play “The Chastitute” the Arra Drama Group put on an extra show at Monagea Parish Hall last Friday night. Once again the big crowd were treated to another great performance. The group would like to thank everyone who supported the play and are now looking forward to good relationship with the Monagea hall in the future.
TRIP TO KNOCK: Newcastle West and District Lions club are organising a bus trip to Knock Shrine for seniors and active retired. The trip will take place on Wednesday May 1st. A limited number of places are available and anyone interested can get more information from Lions Club President, Michael Liston on 087 6737521 or 069 61888.
FLEADH BY THE FEALE: The annual Fleadh by the Feale will take place in Abbeyfeale over the May bank holiday weekend from 2nd to 6th. There should be plenty to entertain all age groups including street busking, open air entertainment, Oíche Ghaelach, Ceílí, workshops, bone playing competition, storytelling and a grand celebrity concert. This year the famed Kilfenora Ceílí Band will be the main act at the concert.
COUNTY TEAMS: Monagea players had the honour of wearing the county jersey over the past few weeks. Kieran Herlihy was a member of the Limerick U17 panel that won the Todd Nolan memorial hurling tournament in Kerry recently. Shane and Stephen Brosnan were members of the Limerick minor football panel that were beaten by a single point last Saturday. The team had travelled to Dungarvan on Wednesday evening but the game was postponed due to the stormy weather and the danger to players and spectators.
VOICE OF IRELAND: Well done to Keith Hanley of Charleville who qualified for the Voice of Ireland final last Sunday night. The remaining four acts will compete for the title on this Sunday night on RTE1. All his relations in Monagea wish him the very best of luck in the final and would ask everyone locally to vote for Keith on Sunday night next.
DARRA O’DONOVAN MEMORIAL CUP: The annual Darra O’Donovan memorial cup will be played in Monagea GAA field on this Sunday evening, April 28th at 5pm. This U15 hurling match is between a city/west selection against a south/east selection. Before his death Darra had been training with the Limerick U15 hurling team. Your support on the evening would be greatly appreciated.