ADARE COMMUNITY OFFICE: The Adare Community Office is now up and running and currently updating its data base of clubs and services in the village. If your club or organisation would like to be included in this data base or your details updated please call in or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Check out our website http://adarecommunitycouncil.wordpress.com/ for regular updates and current events. We would like to take this opportunity to formally thank Barry O’Halloran and his BBnet team who generously installed and provided the community council with wireless broadband for the office. A fantastic service by a local business.
WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE: There is a new Weight Loss Challenge coming to Adare commencing 23 April at 7pm at Adare Community Hall. Limited availability - Reserve your place now! Shed those pounds and inches the healthy way for the Summer. Excellent results to be seen. Call or Text WLC Adare to Kristy on 086 1561847
TAX REFUND/RECEIPTS: If you are a PAYE taxpayer and have received a receipt from the parish office for your contributions to the church for 2012, please sign the form and return if you have not already done so. Your co-operation is much appreciated. Last year our church benefited by €17,564.86. Thanks to all PAYEworkers who returned their forms.
BALLYSTEEN POINT TO POINT: Ballysteen Point to point will take place on Sunday 28 April with the 1st race at 2.30. Facilities include a Bar, Bookmakers & Fast food. Children are Free and will be entertained with 2 Mystery Magic shows including Magic & a balloon modelling and there will also be a Bouncy Castle.
ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement hold Bowling every Tuesday at 3pm at Embury Close Hall, everyone is welcome to attend.
TEA DANCE: Active Retirement Patrickswell are holding a Tea Dance on Sunday 28 April in the GAA hall from 2pm to 6pm. Music by T.J.RYAN. Admission €6. All are welcome
MASS READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Readers Saturday, Suzanne Kennedy, Sunday, 9.30am Pat O’Connell, 11.30am Jackie Brennan. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Mary O’Connor and Chris Guiney, Sunday 9.30am Gabriel Higgins, 11.30am Ann Keohane and Liam Woulfe. Altar Servers, Saturday 7.00pm Team F, Sunday 11.30 Team B.
ADARE LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: The Ladies Gaelic Football Season for 2013 has started and all players must complete a Registration Form for the Club to ensure that each player is covered for insurance purposes. The Form is available from each Team Manager or on www.adare.lgfc.ie. Congratulations to Sophie O’Callaghan and Lauren Ryan who represented Limerick in the Munster Semi-Final at U14 Level against Kerry in Tralee. Mungret /St. Paul’s hosted a Football Blitz for Under 10 Girls and teams from Adare, St. Ailbe’s, Mungret /St. Pauls and St. Patrick’s participated. Each team got to play three twenty minute matches and for some it was their first time taking part in such an event. Great heart, spirit and skill were shown by all teams at a highly enjoyable event. A special thank you to the Team Managers – Martin O’Farrelly and Eddie Sweeney. Adare’s squad was Alice Murphy, Anna Mockler, Alison Roche, Bianca Marias, Carla Griffin, Chloe Forde, Claire Roche, Erica O’Callaghan, Francesca Neilan, Hannah Sweeney, Isla Hoare, Lucy Coyle, Sally Smyth, Sara O’Farrelly. Last Friday saw Adare U12 girls entertain Fr. Casey’s in round five of the 2013 West Championship. A lovely sunny evening in the Manor Fields provided the perfect setting for a fast free flowing match which was enjoyed by the many spectators. The first half was keenly contested with play moving from end to end at a hectic pace. Both defences were strong, allowing very few clear scoring opportunities. The Abbeyfeale side eventually opened the scoring with a goal resulting from impressive interplay between their forwards. Scoring chances continued to be at a premium, however Adare managed an equalising goal just before halftime when a looping shot from midfield found the Fr Casey’s net.
Play at the beginning of the second half followed the same pattern as the first with the teams exchanging points. As the half progressed, however, the pace of the game began to tell and spaces started appearing for both sets of forwards to exploit. Crucially, Adare were able to take advantage of a much larger squad to bring on fresh legs in the later stages of the game. Adare took better advantage of the more open game adding a further 3-2 to their score. This was decisive and, with Fr. Casey’s failing to convert a number of good chances of their own, Adare ran out winners by a score line that was not truly reflective of the close contest that had taken place. Adare’s squad on the day was Eve Murphy, Muireann McCarthy, Gillian O’Donnell, Kate O’Farrelly, Aoife Hickey, Jean Morrissey, Annie Giltenane, Faye Morgan, Amy Looney, Siobhan Lowry, Jenna Mulcaire, Chloe Moore, Ainne Finn, Maria Toomey, Louise Butler, Sive O’Halloran, Martha Stack, Mai Keating, Anna Neilan, Ailbhe McGinnis, Aoife Kirwan, Aileen Thomas and Jessica Evans. On Wednesday 17 April, Adare played Monagea in their first Championship match of the season on the main Adare GAA Pitch. The conditions were truly dreadful with gale-force winds blowing from the club-house end of the pitch as well as occasional rain.
Monagea played with the gale in the first half and led by 3-5 to 1-1 at half time. Adare slowly but surely clawed back the lead during the second half but were never able to completely close the gap. Monagea ended up winning the match by 4-5 to 3-4. Adare’s next match is against Drom / Broadford at home on 24 April.
UNISLI M IN ADARE: Unislim takes place in Adare Heritage Centre every Wednesday from 8.00 - 10.00am. Follow our fabulous ‘Forever Free’ plan - reach your ideal weight and “love life more”! Jenny 086-8390949.
ADARE COMMUNITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICE: The Adare Community Council have now set up a Community Information Office based in the Village Hall. Opening hours at present are 10am to 4pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Currently a Data base of all local services, clubs and amenities as well as a Community Event Diary are being developed, so if you would like to submit up to date information about your organisation please ring 0894348105 or email email@example.com
ADARE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: Adare Mother and Toddler Group is held in the upstairs room in the Heritage Centre. They meet at 10.15 until 12.15. They would like to issue a special invitation to all parents of children from 0-5 to come and join us on Friday mornings especially Dads, childminders and grandparents minding children in the afore mentioned age group. If you are expecting your first baby and would like some advice and a chat please do come along. The cost is €3 per family and includes tea, coffee, biscuits and treats for the toddlers! For further information please contact Tina on 087 9189459.
LIMERICK COUNTY A.A. MEETINGS:There is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A) in the C.B.S National School,Rathkeale Rd, Adare every Sunday night at 8:30 for anyone who might think they have a problem with alcohol or who need help to stop drinking. Limerick County A.A can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 087- 9313134.
PARISH WEBSITE:www.adareparish.ie has news of the parish, schools, marriage information, etc. It is a very comprehensive website with a lot of local parish information. There will also be a virtual tour of the church upon completion of the restoration project.
ADARE MARKET: Adare County Market is held every Saturday from 10am to 2pm in front of the Village Hall. There are a wide variety of artisan, homemade goods for sale which including Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Home Baking, Handknits, Handmade Greeting Cards and Jewellery, Free Range Eggs, Homemade Jams (Seasonal), Handmade Crafts including an Alterations Service. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are interested in having a stall at the market please contact Hugh Doherty at the fresh Fruit and Vegetable stall where he will give you an application form.
ADARE VILLAGE HALL ACTIVITIES:Monday: Full work out with Liz, 087 6112721, 8 - 9pm. Tuesday:Zumba with Catriona, 9.30- 10.30, Female Badminton, 11.30 - 12.30, Male Badminton 9.00 - 10.00. Wednesday: Twin Dragon Karate with Matt 086 8744423 7.00 - 8pm, Twin Dragon Karate for Adults with Matt 8.00 - 9pm, Unislim with Lynda 087 9934489 6.30 - 7.30pm. Thursday: Men’s Badminton 9.00 - 10.00. Saturday Mornings - Local Market - Hugh Doherty 087 2791525.