Some Prayers are answered: Our best wishes go out to the sick of the local area, and beyond from time to time. We join with the local clergy in offering the weekly masses for their comfort, and recovery, over the last year or so a number of local people have experienced remarkable recoveries, including Mrs. Helen Murphy -Kingsland, Mrs. Quinn - Rockhill, Mary’ O Riordan - Howardstown, Christina Meaney - Athlacca, Helen Mullane - Knockmore and Kevin McSweeney - Charleville, Eamonn O’ Carroll - Manister / Liskennett. We continue our best wishes for all at Beech Lodge Nursing home Bruree and other homes and hospitals and we now include Johnny Walsh - Croom, Stephen O Halloran - Bruree and John Thomas McNamara – Croom.
Soccer Youth’s shine: Granagh United U/17 Teams 4-2 2nd round cup win over Fair view ranger’s on Saturday stole the show of the west Limerick soccer scene this week. The brilliant local performance was spearheaded by the Hat-Trick magic scoring of Cian McCarthy’s, who’s future in the sport look’s so inspiring. Encouraging news for the parish soccer club is the schoolboy league performance of U/10’s, A & B Teams now leading the respective 1 and 5 divisions also topping the league are U/12’s in Div. 2. Along with their great cup performance our youths are only 2 point’s behind the leaders in Div. 2. Sean Griffin scored the 4th goal for GR. Our juniors are placed in the middle of the Div. 2 Field, in spite of giving a walk over a few weeks ago.
Parish Parent’s Association: Granagh Parent’s association are holding a used clothes / footwear collection at the school on Friday 22nd November. Items are only for recycling don’t need to be in resalable condition, IE shoes/ footwear don’t even have to be in pairs, But we believe some funds can be raised if this project is fully supported and its and opportunity for the community to get rid of the unwanted clothes and footwear. Just put them in sack’s to be collected on Thursday 21st November -3p.m. – 7p.m. and on Friday 22nd November Bags of used clothes / footwear will be accepted in the morning at Granagh School.
A Story & a Song: The popular west Limerick radio show presented by Pat O’Donovan, Recalled a fine but almost unknown singer of the 1950’s – 1960’s local West Limerick singers in the personage of Pat Cagney of Castlemahon, who back in the 1950 era won an audition competition by the then radio Eireann who organised the show at Cork City Hall. As a result of his success back then Pat Cagney recorded a number of the most popular tenor style song’s like – “The meeting of the Waters” “Oft in the stilly night” “Westering Home” “My Nancy” “Slibhnamon” Etc. In the course of his interview with Pat O’Donovan, Pat Cagney gave the highest praise to the Late Rev. Fr, Culhane, for his input promoting the G.A.A and P.T.A association in every parish he served.
Sympathy: Our deepest sympathy to the family, relations and friends of the late Liam Fitzpatrick, Knocklong – R.I.P. Who’s tragic death from a motorbike accident shocked the whole community over a wide area.
The recent very tragic death of Michael Mackessy, Charleville - R.I.P created great shock and sadness in the area also and our sincere sympathy is extended to his family, relations and friends.
May they rest in peace.
Christmas Light display for Charities: The Noonan family, Tullig North, Templeglantine will be switching on their annual Christmas lights on Friday 22nd November.
This year the Christmas Party for the children and the exciting arrival of Santa is scheduled for the 5th December. This will give help to a number of Charities funds.
The local Christmas Light’s exhibition organised by Bernie and Joe Carroll have very successfully helped the St. josephs foundation, Charleville and the Handicapped in the district will benefit once again from the proceeds’.