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                                                                                                                          Issue 41                                                                                                 10th October 2014



Mass Times: Caherconlish: Saturday 6.30 pm.  Sunday 11.00 am. Caherline Sunday 10.00 am.

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



Millennium Centre Fundraiser: Last Friday night we launched a new fundraising idea to help defray the costs of the refurbishment of the Millennium Centre. It is called the “JOKER”. The idea is to pick a faced-down numbered card from a pack of 53 cards, write your name and contact details on an envelope and enclose €2. All envelopes are put in a locked box. Each week one envelope will be drawn. If the drawn envelope reveals the “JOKER” the holder will win the JACKPOT. If the JOKER is not drawn the holder will win €20 and the jackpot will increase until it is won. You can enter any time during the week and as often as you like. Full rules will be on display at the Millennium Centre. Come along on this Friday 10th October at 10.00 pm.



Community Alert Meeting:  A very important meeting of Caherconlish/Caherline Community Alert will be held on Monday evening next, October 13th  at 8.00 pm.  Sergeant Justin McCarthy who heads up the Crime Prevention Office in Limerick will be in attendance. It is hoped to have a speaker from Muintir na Tire.  All members of the Community are invited to attend in the Heritage Room at the Millennium Centre.  All your concerns should be aired openly.



Adult Badminton: Badminton for adults starting in the Millennium Centre on Monday next 13th October from 9.00 – 10.00 pm.

Contact Mags on 087 7951530 for further information.



Caherconlish/Caherline Community Games: We have been allocated a number of tickets for a "Day at the Races" in Limerick Racecourse

On this Sunday 12th October. These tickets are at a reduced rate of E10 each. This is an opportunity to have a good day out with family and/or friends. Anyone interested please contact 0879787392.



Halloween Children’s Disco: Friday 24th October in the Millennium Centre. 5 – 8 year olds from 5.30 – 7.00 pm. Admission is €2.00.

9 – 12 year olds from 7.30 – 9.30 pm Admission is €4. Spot prizes on the night. Dress-up optional.


Grow It Yourself: Meeting on Tuesday 14th October from 8.00 – 9.00 pm. A film “Strawbale Gardening“ will be shown.



Monthly Seisiún: The next Seisiún will be on this Wednesday 15th October starting at 9.00 pm in the Millennium Centre. All are welcome to come along, bring a friend and enjoy a great night’s entertainment of music, song, dance and craic. Light refreshments served. Admission €5.



Chiropodist: The next clinic will be on next Wednesday 15th October and is fully booked.


Ciorcal Comhrá: The Irish conversation group will meet next Wednesday October 15th between 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon in the Millennium  Centre.  Everyone welcome.



JobBridge Internship Vacancy: There is a JobBridge vacancy in the Millennium Centre. If you are interested in applying please visit  and go to internship opportunities to check if you satisfy the qualifying criteria.



Caherline GAA Hurling Club: No Jackpot winner last week so this week’s Jackpot €3050 and draw will take place on Friday 10th October in Tower Bar, Ballybrood. Tickets cost just €1 and are on sale in the local pubs, Post office and from all committee and club officials.

Well done to our Intermediate Team who secured their Intermediate status for 2015 with a hard fought and narrow one point win over Mungret last Friday evening in the Gaelic Grounds. Final Scoreline of 1-14 to 1-13. With status secured for 2015 we now enter the county cup and the semi Final takes place this Saturday the 11th of October V Kildimio/Pallaskenry in Mungret at 3.00 pm. All support appreciated.

Busy week as underage U14s were invited last Saturday to take part in a Hurling Blitz in Dooley Park. Caherline played three games. First up was against South Liberties B and a win there in a scoreline of 0-7 to 0-3. In the second game we played South Liberties A and a close match saw South Liberties win on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-4. In the final game we played Dungloe from Donegal and this game was another win for our lads on a fulltime score of 3-5 to 0-4. Well done to all the players. Thanks to coaches and parents for attending and supporting the games. Hard luck on our U13s who in their final group game against Croagh/Kilfinny last Monday evening needing a win to progress to the final of the tournament but we lost narrowly on a fulltime score of 3-2 to 3-0. Well done to all the players over the past few weeks in this Tournament. Great games were played by all and thanks to the parents and coaches as well for their help and support,

U8's travelled into Old Christians GAA Field in Rathbane last Saturday morning to participate in an Inter County Hurling Blitz. Total of 20 players togged out and great games took place with excellent skill and teamwork on display. We played O' Callaghan's Mills from Clare , Murroe-Boher and Claughan.

Well done to all the players and thanks to the coaches and parents for supporting the players.

County Board GDA's Sean Herbert, Gavin O'Mahoney and Ger Downes were also present at the Blitz



Caherconlish GAA Football Club:  FUNDRAISING; OLD CLOTHES COLLECTIONS: We will be holding another old clothes collection soon so put those throwaways to one side or we can take them from you at any time. We can arrange to collect them also. All funds raised goes back in to the youths in the club so all support is greatly appreciated.

TRAINING: All underage training is now finished for this season, so enjoy the break. We would like to thank all the coaches, parents and any one that helped out during the season for all there help and look forward to working with you all next season, and a special thank you to all the players.


Medal  Presentation; We will be having our presentation evening for the U8, U10, and U12 on the 9th of November in the Millennium Centre from 6-00 to 7-30 pm.





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


Eucharistic Adoration Caherconlish 10.00 am – 3.00 pm Fridays; Caherline 10.30 - 11.30 am Tuesdays.  “There is no nothing I cannot master with the help of the One who gives me strength” (Phil. 4:14).


 Special 3 Yellow Envelope to be returned for Mission Sunday.  Your generosity makes it possible to reach out to communities, families and children in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances. We thank you for your generosity.


  Music @ Mass is starting up again this month.  We are looking for any musicians that have a knowledge of their instrument to join.  Rehearsals this Sat 11th Oct 1.30 – 2.30 pm in Caherconlish Church.  Any further info from Valerie or Fr. Roy.


Synod Hears Calls for Church to Change its Language & and to show greater respect for people than is at present the case. Ron and Mavis Pirola, married for 55yrs, from Australia, told the Synod, “Our faith in Jesus is important to us. We went to Mass together and looked to the church for guidance. Occasionally we looked at church documents but they seemed to be from another planet with difficult language and not terribly relevant to our experiences.”

I believe in angels, says Pope Francis – and they help you make right decisions.  Each of us has a guardian who protects and helps us understand things. “No one journeys alone and no one should think that they are alone.”


 Next Do This in Memory Mass on Sunday 19th Oct 10.00 am in Caherline.


 The Saint Killian Candle Burning System is being trialled in our Churches.  Two of these natural light candles candelabras are in Caherline.  Three in Caherconish.  We await your feedback.



Wedding of the Year:  Get down the house calendar and pencil in November 15th .  On that Saturday night the Wedding of All Weddings will be held at the Millennium Centre. This novel fundraising event should be a funny and enjoyable night out.. Local personalities, most of them new to the ‘boards’ will don their best in a mock-up of a celeb style wedding.  The couple ‘toying the not’ will be from diametrically opposing social levels of society.  The ‘haves’ the Karchers, will be reluctantly releasing their daughter to the ‘have not’ Mickey Free who promises to ‘mind her and cherish her money until debt do us part’.  The wedding reception will afterwards be held in the Steeple Room where an Al a Cearc service will be provided.  Tickets on sale at €10 each at the community’s Millennium Centre.   Early booking is advised.



Caherline National School:  The deadline for applications for new entrants to Caherline National School in September 2015, is the 31st

October next.  Please contact the school if you wish to apply.  Tel: 061-351657.

 We would like to thank all the local businesses and sponsors who donated spot prizes for our Table Quiz. We would like to thank everyone who made it such a huge success – a great night was had by all. A special word of thanks to Uncle Tom’s Bar for their hospitality.



VOLUNTEERS:  If you have some spare time and would like to volunteer a little of it to help in the Millennium Centre, please contact us.  Any amount of time contributed, no matter how little or much will be appreciated.



Playground: We would like to draw your attention to the playground rules, on display at playground. The equipment is designed for use by children only and we would ask adults to refrain from using it. Also please note children must be accompanied by an adult when in the playground.



Morning Star Girls Basketball Club seeks new members at u10, u12, u14 and u16 age groups.  Training is u-10 from 6-7 on Friday evenings, u12 from 7-8 on Monday night and u14 and u16 on Friday evening from 7-8.  All training takes place in Hospital secondary school gym. Why not come along and try out a session or two to see if basketball is the sport for you.  Great fitness and fun assured!


Babysitting Service: Lady available for babysitting mornings, evenings or weekends in the Dromkeen area. Contact no. 087 6937390.



Craft and Social Group: Craft and sewing group meet on Monday mornings in the Millennium Centre from 10.00 a.m. Everybody is welcome.



Ger Stack Irish Dancing: Scoil Rince Staic School of Irish Dancing on Mondays. Beginners: 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm.

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



Unislim Class in the Millennium Centre:  On Tuesdays 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.



Wednesday Club: Every Wednesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm. New members always welcome.  Come along and enjoy some pleasant company.


After Schools Club: Limerick Youth Service after schools club every Wednesday. 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:  Every Thursday from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. For information contact 086 8888105 or 061 383884.


 HIP HOP DANCING Every Thursday 7.00pm in the Millennium Centre.  €6 Per Class/ €40 for 8 weeks.  Phone: 061-351141/ 0879915886



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



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