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                                                                                                Issue 38                                                                                                19th September 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.



COFFEE MORNING: A coffee morning in aid of Milford Hospice will be held in the Millennium Centre on this Sunday 21st Sept 10am to 12.30pm.  Your support for this worthy cause will be greatly appreciated.








Caherconlish AFC 200 Club: Only one week to go to start of 5 monthly draw. First draw on Friday September 26th.  Prizes 1st €400, 2nd €200 and 3 of €50. Tickets €10 per month. Bonus draw for paid up members at opening draw. Thanks for your continued support .    



A “BASIC IT SKILLS” Computer Course  is offered for 2hrs / week over 4 weeks in the Millennium Centre starting on Monday 29th of September.

 The total cost to you is €20 prepaid. Please call us on 061 351141 to register your interest. Note the course will only run if  8 or more people sign up.

 Please indicate your preference for the  Morning 10 to 12 am or Afternoon 1-3 pm session.



Breast Cancer Care Fundraiser: Cycle, run, walk in aid of breast cancer. Starting in Herbertstown on Sunday 5th October. Registration at HDA,

for 60km Cycle from  8.00 am, donation €20. 8km Run, donation €10. 8km Walk, donation €10. 8km Family Walk/Cycle, donation €20. 

Registration for 8km events from 12.00 noon. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male/female home on 8km Run.

Raffle/BBQ/Bouncy Castle/Face Painting/Live Music and much more.

Homework Club Tutors: Ballyhoura Development is seeking homework club tutors under the national internship scheme, Jobsbridge based in Caherconlish / Cappamore. The purpose of the role is to assist learners attending the homework club with their homework, with reading and writing skills and additional recreational activities. For more details on this role or to apply please contact the jobsbridge website or send your CV to .

Closing date is Friday October 3rd. 



Acupuncture clinic now open in Grange Co.Limerick. Only 10 mins from Caherconlish. Gentle safe and effective treatments for lots of symptoms and conditions. Find us on Facebook shenchi acupuncture clinic

Call Lorraine on 085 2121096.



Caherline GAA Hurling Club:  No Jackpot winner last week so this week’s Jackpot is €2900  draw will take place on Friday 19th September in  Uncle Tom’s Bar, Lombardstown. 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.

Our Intermediate Championship this Saturday v Mungret has been postponed. It is now provisionally scheduled to take place the 4th October. This date is to be confirmed yet.

U14s County Division 3 Final took place last Friday evening in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Splendid evening for hurling and for the 50 minutes of hurling we got a great game. End to end from both teams with plenty of chances and goalmouth action. The first half was even throughout with both sides having early chances.  It was Cappamore who got the opening score and also got a first half goal. The lads then settled into the game and were dominant right to the end of the first half. A strong swirling wind was making it hard to get scores as a few chances just went very narrowly wide. Scores in the fist half came from Michael Walsh and PauricWixted. At half time it was Cappamore with the lead 1-1 to 0-2. Into the second half and we got more of the same from both sides with excellent work rate and teamwork. James Halvey point from play had the lead down to just one point and we started to get on top but could not get a goal to take advantage of possession we had. It was Cappamore after 16 minutes who got the goal and put them up by 5 points. Credit to the lads they upped their workrate and pushed Cappamore right to the end and with some luck could have had a couple of goals. It was not to be our evening as the full time whistle sounded it was Cappamore who won on a score of 2-5 to 0-4. Well done to all the lads and credit to them all they did the club proud.

Team: David Crosse, Luke O'Dea , Eamon Balfry, Jake Kennedy, Jake Carroll, Darragh McNamara, Nicholas Tierney, Sean Whelan, Sean Erasmus, Michael Walsh, Pauric Wixted, James Halvey, Patrick Kolodziejcak, Jack Enright, Liam Shanahan.

Subs: John Madden, Llyold O' Dea, Niall O' Connor, Rory Walsh, Diarmud Murnane, Conor Enright, Jack Carroll, Matt Hogan, Josh Moloney.

Scores: Pauric Wixted 0-2 (1free), James Halvey 0-1, Michael Walsh 0-1.That is the end now for the U14s who have had a busy season with Feile B and championship games. Thanks to all the players for attending training and matches over the season, we had big numbers all year which is very encouraging to see and will benefit the club over the coming years. Thanks to the parents for all their help and support during the year.

Thanks to coaches, Stephen Enright and Johnny Carroll, Martin O' Connor and Ellen Enright for assisting during the year and to John Hickey for supplying the hurleys and sliothars.

This Friday 19th September Paudie Butler will be in the Millennium Centre Sports Hall for a workshop with a Practical first from 5:45 to 6:45pm and afterwards a Question and Answers Session until 7:30pm. This Session will be carried out with players, coaches and Club officials. All are welcome to attend this session. Paudie is the former National Director of hurling and his coaching drills and sessions can be found on you tube.



Wanted: Person to share a lift from Hospital School to Caherconlish after supervised study, Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thurs. Contact Ann-Marie on 0872026813



Padre Pio Day:  Bus to Knock Sunday 21st September at 8.00am.  Enquiries to K Hickey Post Office            




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

U12 played their final matches last Saturday morning in UL North Campus under glorious sun shine. We played Dromcollogher in our first game.

We started very strong and went into a early lead but they came back at us and in very exciting finish in which both teams had chances to win it, but it finished all square on a score line of  4-05 to 3-08. In the second game we played Gerald Griffins in a very exciting fast free flowing game of football.

Our lads put in a great performance and won out on a score line of 7-06 to 6-02. We would like to thank all the U12  players for the effort they put in all season and also special thank you to the coaches and parents who helped out during the season.  The panel on the day was: Andrew Kearns,

Aaron McNamara, Conor Enright, Conor McGrath, Dara Prendergast, Darragh Fallon, Diarmuid Murnane, Evan Rohan, Jack Callaby Maher,

Jack Carroll, Jake Kennedy, Kate Kennedy, Kieran Shanahan, Matthew O Connor.

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

Fundraising; we will be holding another old clothes collection on 18th October 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.





Please note Vigil Mass at later time of 7.30pm on Saturday 27th Sept to facilitate those who want to watch the All Ireland Hurling Replay

(as are neighbouring parishes).


First Communion 2015: Meeting for Parents for First Communion Children Monday 22nd Sept. 7.30 to 8.30pm in the Millennium Centre.


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; Caherline10.30 - 11.30am Tuesdays.  “Seek the Lord while he is still to be found, call to him while he is still near” (Is.55:6)


World Mission Sunday annual collection.   In addition to the white envelopes, there are four Special yellow envelopes (at the end of your box) which go towards meeting the Diocesan Levy of which we contributed €48,328 last year. You are asked to return the Special 3 Yellow Envelope on Sunday 28th September for Mission Sunday. Our Parish has been asked to donate €1,700.  Your generosity makes it possible for local priests, religious, and catechists to reach out to communities, families and children in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances.


The Saint Killian Candle Burning System is being trialled in both Churches giving our parishioners the opportunity to experience the safest, cleanest and most eco friendly way of burning candles in churches. This new system which has been perfected in the past few years, allows us to light natural candles with confidence and without fear of being burnt (see instruction sheet at back of Church). These candles light from one and half to two hours.  Two candelabras are in Caherline (one to Jesus, one to Our Lady); three in Caherconish (one at back to St. Anthony, two at front one to our Lady of Perpetual Help and the other to Our Lady Mother of the Church/ patron of Caherconlish Church). These temporarily replace the electric candelabras. We await your feedback.


Study theology and earn your diploma or degree at The Priory Institute both online & classroom, run by a priest from this diocese, Fr. John Littleton. There is a need for all of us to do unlearning and relearning. Check it out!  See church notice board.


 Great to see work going on in the extension of Caherconlish Church Cemetery.


Bereavement Info Evening Milford Care Centre, Thurs, 25th Sept 2014.  7.00 – 9.00pm. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges families may face after the death of their son or daughter. The guest speaker is Dr. Helen Greally and the topic for the evening is “Coping as a Bereaved Parent”.  RSVP to  or 01 4045378 – 087 9637790.


Christians and World Faiths. St. Saviour’s Dominican Church, Glentworth Street, Limerick presents a short course directed by Sr. Jo O’Donovan:   Following on her earlier course on Judaism, this course will reflect on the main tenets of Muslim faith; its Five Pillars or ways of service and worship and on some aspects of Islam’s great secret – its spirituality. The course will also explore aspects of the Eastern religions, particularly Buddhism, to which Christians have begun to relate in our times.  Course commences on Tuesday, September 23rd, 7.30 – 9.00 until Tues 18th November.





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.



Caherline National School: A Table Quiz will be held in Uncle Tom’s Bar on Friday 3rd October at 8.30 pm. This Table Quiz is in aid of the Book Rental Scheme which is in operation in the school.

A raffle will also take place on the night. 



UPCOMING EVENTS in the MILLENNIUM CENTRE: The wedding of all weddings will take place in November. More details nearer the date.



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. 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.



New 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



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