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                                                                                                                 Issue 35                                                                                         29th August 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.


Millennium Centre Dance Club:  Dancing on this Friday 29th August starting at 9.30 pm to the music of the ever popular Sam O’Doherty.



Old Milk Churns: If you have any old milk churns which you are not using we would like to hear from you. These can be put to good use around the village. Collection can be arranged if necessary. Please contact Eleanor Hanly on 061 450766.



Caherline GAA Hurling Club:  No Jackpot winner last week so this week’s Jackpot is €2750 and draw will take place on Friday 29th August 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.


Fixture: Junior B East Championship Playoff Caherline V Murroe-Boher Sunday 31st August 6:30pm Venue Pallasgreen.


Minors played their final group game last Friday evening when Dromin Athlacca were the visitors to the GAA field. Very entertaining game took place between the two teams and it was a very high scoring game. In the first half we got two goals and these came from Evan Wright after good build up work by Bernard Kennedy and Matthew O' Dea who laid off a pass to the on running Evan Wright and he struck it to the back of the net. The second goal came from Jack Heelan after good battling in the square led to a ground stroke and the ball in the back of the net. At the half time break it was Dromin Athlacca who led 4-7 to 2-5. Into the second half and it was Dromin Athlacca who got the better start and had a quick couple of goals. Credit to the lads they never gave up and kept plugging away. Our third goal came from Kevin Wixted and some fine Individual scores came from Matthew O' Dea, Dylan Mulqueen and Bernard Kennedy. The lads kept battling to the end and with a bit of luck in front of goals could have had a few more goals and be a lot closer and the end of the game. Final whistle it was Dromin Athlacca 7-15 Caherline 3-15. Well done to all the lads.

Team: David Begley, Shane Kenny, David Wixted, Jack Merrick, Matthew O' Dea, John Rainsford, Dylan Mulqueen, David Moloney,

Kevin Wixted, Bernard Kennedy, Evan Wright, Daniel Murnane, Jack Heelan.

Subs: Kevin Rainsford  Scores: Kevin Wixted 1-8 (4 frees), Evan Wright 1-0, Jack Heelan 1-0, Dylan Mulqueen 0-3,  Matthew O' Dea 0-2,

 Bernard Kennedy 0-2.

Minors campaign has now come to the end for 2014. In the Group we played Ballybricken, Glenroe, Feoghanagh/Castletown, Dromin Athlacca

and we received a walkover from Granagh Ballingarry.

Thanks to selectors, Sean McKenna, Bernard Kennedy, Liam Nelligan, Club secretary Paddy McCarthy , John Hickey for supplying sloithars and hurleys and Declan Long First aid.


Club would like to thank all our players for attending training and the matches this season we had a mixture of players at the minor age and newer players just eligible for the grade. It was good development for all the players and one that will benefit the club going forward.


Well done to our U8's last Friday evening when they took part in a hurling blitz in the UL North Campus. Over 17 children on the evening took part. Great skills were on display from all the players. Thanks to the club coaches and their parents for all the support on the evening. Panel of players: Robbie Hehir, Adam Kennedy, Ian O’Dea, Sam McElligott, Killian O’Connor, Flynn Horgan, Charlie Casey,

Sean Tiernan, Sarah Prendergast, Alex Murnane, Ashling Ennis, Ben Hourigan, Ben Madden, Ciaran O’Neill, Conor Partridge,

Tiernan O’Donovan, Oscar Martin. We played South Liberties, Monaleen & Ahane



Caherconlish GAA Football Club: U8, U10 and U12 continue to train on Tuesday evening in the GAA field from 6-00 to 7-00 pm.

U14 played in county shield final on Saturday last in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale against Bruree.  It was a very entertaining game of football. Our lads put in a great effort and were up at half time, after a very good first half, but we sat back after half time and allowed Bruree back into the game but we composed ourselves again and play went from one end of the field to the other but unfortunately we ran out of time and missed a few chances at the end. We ended up loosing on a score line of  4-07 to 4-05. It could have gone either way. All credit to the lads they battled to the final whistle. Their coaches and supports on the day were very proud of them and would like to thank them for the great effort they put in all year. The panel was Luke O’ Dea, Eamon Balfry,

 Finn Coleman, Darragh McNamara, Nicholas Tierney,

 Sean Whelan, Paraic Wixted, Jake Kennedy, James Halvey, Jack Enright, Rory Walsh, Aaron McNamara, Conor McGrath.


Fundraising: We will be holding another old clothes collection later on in the year so put those throw aways to one side or we can take them from you at any time. We can arrange to collect them also. All funds go back in to the youths in the club so all support is greatly appreciated.




Cliona’s Foundation 7th Annual Charity Cycle “Get On Your Bike” is taking place on Sat 30th August next. There are three routes all starting at the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur, Bruff -  Experienced 90 km depart 10.00 am €30; Leisure 40km depart 11.00 €30.00 and Family 10km depart 9.45 am €25.00.  BBQ, face painting, bouncy castle and more on the day. Helmets are compulsory for all cyclists. Sponsorship Cards also available and if you raise €100.00 or more you will be entered into a draw to win a €250.00 Voucher for cycling equipment.  Registration from 8.30 a.m.



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.



Millennium Centre Sportshall: There are some spare slots available at present for indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball or badminton. If you are interested in getting a group together please contact us on 061 351141 or 085 2885181.





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. 

  “For you have been my help” (Ps. 62) 


One day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg Sat 20th Sept. Pick up on Fri 19th Oola 1.45pm. Pallasgreen 1.55pm. Contact Mary 062-71243. See Church notice board.  


 The Priory Institute offers theology courses both online & in traditional classroom setting:  Don’t just go to Church – BE THE CHURCH.  Study theology and earn your diploma or degree at The Priory Institute, run by a priest from this diocese, Fr. John Littleton.

With fewer priests we need resourceful and confident people. There is a need for all of us to do unlearning and relearning. Check it out!  See church notice board.


 Last Easter, the Passion 2014 Group (Pallasgreen) recreated The Passion of Our Lord over a 24 hour period, from Holy Thursday to Good Friday, including (in real time) the agony at Gethsemane, the flogging and crown of thorns, and His trial and Crucifixion.   For the 6000 + people who attended this was not a performance, It was an experience!    The event was recorded by RTE TV and will be shown as part of the Would You Believe series on Sunday 14th September at 10:30 pm. 


The 8th National Grandparents pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine at Knock takes place on Sunday 14th September.


 Accord Thurles are now taking bookings for their Autumn 2014 Pre Marriage Courses. Dates available in Sept, Oct and Nov.

Courses can be booked online at or contact the centre directly on 0504 22279. 


Home Care Assistants being recruited; full training given. Apply to or phone 091-455100 or send your CV to HR Dept, Comfort Keepers, Liosban Ind Est, Tuam Rd, Galway.





Would you like to join our team at Ballyhoura Rural Services?  We have a vacancy for a Playschool Assistant in Hospital Community Playschool and a Community Support Worker in Caherconlish area.

As this is a Community Employment Scheme candidates must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for over twelve months.

If you qualify please contact Kay at 061383666 or 0867754202 for further details.

Playground: We would like to draw the attention of parents/guardians to the notice at the playground regarding opening hours and rules as to who may use the facility. The equipment is designed for use by children only and we would ask adults to refrain from using it.



UPCOMING EVENTS in the MILLENNIUM CENTRE: The wedding of all weddings has been postponed and will take place in November (open to the country). More details over the next few weeks.

Craft and Social Group: September has come at last and the craft and sewing group is ready, willing and able to begin another year of sewing, knitting and good company on Monday mornings in the Millennium Centre from 10.00 a.m., beginning  NEXT MONDAY, September 1st.  Everybody is welcome.



Ger Stack Irish Dancing: Scoil Rince Staic School of Irish Dancing on restarts on Monday 1st September. Beginners: 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm.

 Advanced: 6.15 pm to 8.15 pm. Contact 087-6408338 for further information



New Unislim Class in the Millennium Centre:  Starting Tuesday Sept 2nd from 7.00 to 8.00 pm. All new and existing members welcome.

Contact Jenny on 0860609198 for more information or find us on


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.



Ciorcal Comhrá: The next meeting of the Irish language group will take place on Wednesday morning next September 3rd from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon in the community centre.  Beidh fáilte roimh cách.

Wednesday Club: We will resume activities on Wednesday week, 10th September. New members are welcome to come along and enjoy some pleasant company.


After Schools Club: Limerick Youth Service after schools club will resume on Wednesday next 3rd September.

5th/6th classes from 3.00 – 4.00 pm. 1st years to transition year from 4.30 – 6.00 pm. All are welcome. For further information contact Shay Moloney on 086 8102041.



Parent & Toddler Group: Activities resume after summer break on Thursday 4th September from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.


HIP HOP DANCING STARTS4thSEPTEMBER&EVERY THURSDAY 7.00 PM in the MILLENNIUM CENTRE. €6 Per Class/ €40 for 8 weeks.  Phone: 061-351141/ 0879915886

zest4life Low GL weight loss classes will resume on Thursday 11th September at the Millennium Centre starting at 8.00 pm.

 Booking is essential. Contact Eileen on 086 8155584.

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



Notes for Newsletter: notes should be sent to: before 5.00 pm on Thursday for inclusion in newsletter.