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                                                                                                      Issue 30                                                                                                      25th July 2014




Mass Times: Caherconlish: Sat. 6.30pm. Sun. 11.00 am. Caherline Sun. 10.00 am.

Fr. Roy Donovan:  087-2225150.  Fr. Patrick Currivan: 061-351248.









Senior Citizens’ Outing: Annual outing this year will be on WEDNESDAY 20th August to Kinsale. Please give names to Marie Merrick , 061 351358 or Nancy Connolly, 061 351219 as soon as possible. Only one bus will travel so places are limited and will be reserved on a “first come, first served” basis.




A Supervised activities week for boys and girls aged 7 to 12 years will be held in the Millennium Centre from Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th August inclusive. Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm daily. Cost: €20.00 per child.

Activities: Soccer, Indoor Hurling, Badminton, Tennis, Basketball, Snooker, Volleyball etc.

Early booking is advised as places are limited.

For further information and booking please phone 061 351141 or email






Fundraising Dance: A fundraising dance in aid of the Midwest Rape Crisis Centre will take place in the Millennium Centre on this Saturday, 26th July starting at 9.30pm. Tickets are €10 each. Music will be provided by OLD NEWS. Your support will be appreciated.




Both Churches are open every day for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle.



Eucharistic Adoration Caherconlish church 10.00am – 3.00pm on Fridays; Caherline church 10.30 - 11.30am on Tuesdays.  “Come into the presence of the One with love beyond all telling.”



Copies of the Parish Pastoral Annual Report which captures what the PPC has been involved in over the last year in our Parish is available in both Churches.


 We welcome Ballyfermot Music Group (Dublin) who play at 6.30pm Mass this Saturday 26th.



 Annual Mass in Inch Saint Laurence Cemetery: The annual open-air Mass for our deceased relatives and friends will be celebrated in Inch St. Laurence Cemetery on Friday 8thAugust at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to remember and pray for our faithful departed. A collection will be taken up on the night to help towards the upkeep of our cemeteries. 



 A group of students studied the ‘Seven Wonders of the Modern World’. At the end of the lesson, they were asked to list what they considered to be the seven wonders:  1. Suez canal  2. Dneproges Dam on the Dnepr River USSR  3. Atomic energy Research Harwell, England.   4. Alaska highway   5. Golden Gate bridge  6. Eiffel tower  7. Empire State building. When collecting the votes the teacher noticed that one student, a quiet girl, had not turned in her paper yet. She asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied: ‘Yes, a little. I could not quite make up my mind because there were so many!’ The teacher said ‘Well tell us what you have and maybe we can help.’ The girl hesitated and then read’ I think the seven wonders of the world are: 1. to touch.  2. to taste  3. to see  4. to hear.   She hesitated a little and then she added:  5. to run    6. to laugh   7. to love.’


Youth 2000 Summer Festival Are you up to the challenge of building your spiritual muscle? Yes! Cistercian College, Roscrea, 14th ​​- 17​th August. 16-35 age group. Festival nicknamed “Holy Oxygen” with 1000 young people attending from all corners of Ireland.  Donation only. Free buses available from towns nearby. Contact phone 01 6753690 or facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).


 Lough Derg – A Unique Place of Pilgrimage.  Pilgrims on Lough Derg touch into a deeper awareness of God in their lives; to quote a recent pilgrim :-  “Of all my journeys and spiritual quests, it is totally unutterable how it makes you feel. I feel full where I have often felt void”. Daily boats to Island 10.30am – 3.00pm, 7 days a week until 13th August. No booking necessary. For further info contact Maureen or Sharon 071 9861518 email:  



Croagh Patrick Reek Sunday 27th July                                    Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock – Sunday, August 3rd 2014.



BEST OF LUCK to Limerick Senior Hurlers this weekend. 



Limerick Ladies’ Football: Congratulations to local girls, Katie Heelan and Ciara Clancy who were part of  the Limerick under 14 Team who created history when they captured Limerick’s first ever underage All Ireland Title last Sunday.  The final score was Limerick 4-12; Louth 3-11.



Caherline GAA Hurling Club: No Jackpot winner last week so this week’s Jackpot €2500 and draw will take place on Friday 25th July in Lynch’s Bar, Caherconlish. Tickets cost just €1 and are on sale in the local pubs, Post office and from all committee and club officials.

Club thanks all who support the lotto every week.


U12s will take part in a Munster Activity Day in the Gaelic Grounds this coming Saturday 26th of July starting at 2:30pm.The Club will play three games against Ballybrown of Limerick, Kilgarvan of Kerry and Newmarket on Fergus of Clare and this will be followed by a talk with an Inter County Hurler and a brief tour of the Gaelic Grounds. This is a great opportunity to play other teams from different counties and learn and develop skills.


U8s played their fourth blitz of the season last Friday evening at Hospital Secondary School Pitch. It was a very busy blitz with six clubs taking part. On the evening we played four games against Cois Na Gaels, Hospital Herberstown, Shamrock Gaels and Bruree. We had 13 players on the evening and they were very entertaining games and great skills from all the players on display. The more blitzes we have and games the U8s play will bring on the development of the players.

Well done to all the players and thanks to all the coaches and parents for their support on Friday evening.

Panel of players for the Blitz: Charlie Casey, Jamie Boland, Aoife Kennedy, Alex Murnane, Sam McElligott, Ciaran O’Neill,

Thomas Inversen, Sara Prendergast, Adam Kennedy, Flynn Horgan, Thomas Carroll, Ben Hourigan, Keelin Power.


The U6s and U8s will take part in a Hurling Blitz this Saturday 26th of July starting at 10:30am. The Venue is Caherline GAA Field


A number of clothing items were left behind at the Cul camp that took place from the 7th to the 11th of July. There are a number of jackets that we would like to reunite with the owners. Picture of the jackets are up on the clubs facebook and if anyone recognises  the clothing please contact John Hickey on 087 4133356 to collect the Items.


Results Junior B played last Saturday: Caherline 2-18 Knockane 1-6. U16s played Monday Doon 5-18 Caherline 0-7


Fixtures: East Intermediate Championship Friday 25th July Caherline V Cappamore 7:30pm Venue Cappamore.

 Saturday 26th July Junior B Caherline V Murroe-Boher 7:30pm Venue Boher.



Playground: We would like to draw the attention of parents/guardians to the notice at the playground regarding opening hours and rules regarding who may use the facility.

 The following are a few of the rules:

1) use of playground is for children under 13 years.

2) opening hours during the summer are 9.00 am – 9.00 pm..

3) children must be supervised by an adult.

4) no ball games, dogs, bicycles or skateboards allowed.

5) no smoking or drinking allowed.

We thank you for your co-operation in keeping this great facility safe and tide for our young children.






Tennis Club: Open daily from 9.00am – 9.00 pm (members only). Membership for 2014: Family, €25; Adults, €10; U18, €5. Adult’s night: Tues 6.30 – 7.30 pm (only €2). Children’s night: Thurs 7.30 – 8.30 pm (only €1). Contact Betty on 086 4068535 for further information.



La Petite Academy Preschool  Caherconlish is now accepting enrolments for the year 2014/2015. Free Preschool Places available for September 2014. Please contact Sharon on 061-352910 for further information. 








Millennium Centre Dancing Club: Classes on Tuesdays from 8.00 pm onwards.



Panther Tae Kwon Do: Ages 3 – 7 years classes on Tuesdays from 6.00 – 6.45 pm.  Contact Will Power on 085 7079502.



Tae Kwon Do: Classes on Tues and Fri from 7.00 – 9.00 pm. Contact Will on 085 7079502.



Wednesday Club: Activities have ceased until September.



Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on either 061 351141, 085 2885181 or e-mail tommyoconnell40@gmail.



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