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                                                                                                           Issue 39                                                                                                   26th September 2014



Mass Times: Caherconlish:This Saturday only 7.30pm. Sun. 11.00 am. Caherline Sun. 10.00 am.

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








Caherconlish AFC 200 Club: 5 monthly draw starts on this 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 support.    



Senior Citizens’ Fund Annual Collection: The annual collection, to provide funds for annual outing and Christmas party, will be taken up after all masses this weekend 27th/28th September.



Ceili Dancing: A ceili dance will take place this Sunday 28th September in the Millennium Centre from 3.00 – 6.00 pm. Music by Abbey Ceili Band.



A “BASIC IT SKILLS” Computer Course  is offered for 2hrs / week over 4 weeks in the Millennium Centre starting on this Monday 29th of September from 10.00 am – 12.00 noon. The total cost to you is €20 prepaid. There are a few places left so call us on 061 351141 if you are interested.

Community Alert: An Garda Siochana through its Commissioner has designated Sept 23 to Sept 30 as Community Safety Week helping to support a Safer Community. The main priority for this week will be primarily focused on reducing and preventing burglary, including Winter Burglary Prevention and providing Winter Burglary Prevention Advice. This time of year especially with failing light and an end of the summer months seems to reawaken the burglar from his/her summer siesta. The facts concerning burglaries and break-ins at this particular time of year are most revealing and serious note should be taken of them and the Garda advice to reduce or eliminate them. Twenty five per cent or a one quarter of all the annual burglaries and break-ins occur at this time of year with four out of ten taking place between the hours of 5 o’clock in the evening to 11 o’clock at night.

There are a number of ways that you can make our community and in particular your property, home, farm and business premises safe.  Check your local Caherconlish-Caherline Community Blue Hand-out for some safety pointers and if you need to acquire one any member of the committee will provide you with one.  Do not be afraid to use your Garda Siochana community text telephone number to engage Garda assistance if required. You are asked to undertake a few checks about your home and property to enhance your safety. Make sure proper exterior lighting is installed and working - that locks on doors and windows are working – that alarm systems work properly.  Secure exterior buildings such as sheds and outhouses that contain valuable machinery and work equipment. Oil is an expensive commodity and is one of the main items on the burglars list.  Ensure your oil tank is secured. There are many ways of doing this and some good local advice can be obtained on methods of security. For those members who have Community sponsored telephone alert systems installed please ensure that they are in working order and positioned in a location in the home where they can be easily used and responded to.  Report any suspicious movement of vehicles or persons in your locality.  Be safe, stay safe.



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. 

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. 


Caherline GAA Hurling Club:  No Jackpot winner last week so  this week’s Jackpot is €2950 and draw will take place on Friday 26th September in Flannery’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.

 Our U13's had their first outing on Monday evening the 15th of September against Blackrock in the thirteen aside championship. Caherline got off to the better start dominating the play and were up by two goals early in the game. However, Blackrock fought their way back into the game with both teams finishing the half level on 2gls 1pt apiece. In the second half Caherline keep on the pressure but had to wait until midway through the half to register their first score. Caherline ran out deserved winners with a score line of 4gls 2pts to 2gls 1pt. This was a great team performance and well done to all the panel on the night. Team and scorers: Conor McGrath, Diarmuid Murnane, Niall O'Connor, Liam Shanahan, Darragh McNamara, Matthew O'Connor, Seam Erasmus (Capt),  Nicholas Tierney, Jack Carroll, Jake Kennedy (1Pt),  James Halvey (3gls 1pt), Dara Prendergast, Conor Enright (1gl), Aaron McNamara,

 Kieran Shanahan.

 Last Friday evening Paudie Butler, former National Director of Hurling paid a visit to our Club. In the Millennium Centre sports hall Paudie took a coaching session with our U10s and U11s. Over 20 Children took part and with 16 underage coaches also in place it was a busy hour in the sports hall with Paudie taking the players and coaches through many underage drills and how to get the best out of the session for both the players and coaches. After the session was over the coaches and some of the players had a question and answers session where the coaching session was reviewed and Paudie answered questions on all aspects of underage coaching. Paudie also meet with our Intermediate team in the Millennium Centre for a talk and to take questions from the players and management. This was a very good and worthwhile visit from Paudie and the club thanks him for his time and attendance, it was very much appreciated. Thanks to all the players, coaches, club officials and parents for attending and to the Millennium Centre for hosting and catering for this event.



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

U8 and U10 Blitz;  hat a wonderful evening Tuesday the 16th was at  GAA field. Beautiful autumn sunshine made all the more sunny with the U10 hurling and footballers and the U8 footballers. Thanks to our visitors from Fedamore and South Liberties who helped to make it a very sporting event. 21 boys and girls lined out for Caherconlish U8 football. We were able to field 2 teams and some very fine football was played by all. They have been a very dedicated bunch of children, turning up to training consistently through the season. Thanks to the parents for bringing them along and for your continuing support and encouragement on the sidelines. Well done to Ella Fallon, Aoife Kennedy, Aisling Ennis, Sarah Prendergast, Rose O'Callaghan, Libby Casey,

Kate O'Dwyer, Sarah Whelan, Mark Boland, Jack Kiely, Alex Murnane, Sean Tiernan, Jamie Boland, Oisin Ryan, Charlie Casey, Robbie Hehir,

Ryan Maloney, Flynn Horgan, Sam McElligott, Conor Partridge and Evan Martin.

 18 players lined out for the U10's playing both hurling and football. A great evening was had by all with some very fine skills on display at both hurling and football. Well done to all involved and thanks to their parents for bringing them along and for their support and encouragement also. Well done to

Stephen McAnulty, Alan Whelan, Tadhg Spencer, Sean Partridge, Tiernan Donovan, Dylan O'Kelly, Andy Bucur, Niall Connaghton, Conor Martin,

 Adam Heffernan, Hugh Murnane, Aimee Walsh, Hollie Walsh, Logan Sheedy, Zac Vaughan, Jack McElligott, Sean McGrath and Andrew Foley.

Thanks to all involved for their organisation and help to get the field ready.

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.

Fundraising: We will be holding another old clothes collection on 18th  of 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 7.30 pm on this Saturday 27th Sept to facilitate those who want to watch the All Ireland Hurling Replay.


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.  “The Lord guides the humble in the right path”


 Mission Sunday Collection: In addition to the white envelopes each week, there are four extra Special yellow envelopes (end of your box).

  Please return the Special 3 Yellow Envelope this weekend of 27th/28th Sept for Mission Sunday.  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.


Monthly October Parish Pastoral Newsletter available next weekend in the Churches. 


The Saint Killian Candle Burning System is being  trialled in our 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 1 and half to two hours. Two 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. These temporarily replace the electric candelabras. We await your feedback.  


Protect & Cherish #Livelife Sunday 5th October. Take one of the #livelife cards & prayer cards at back of Churches.  


St John Baptist’s Community School Adult Education Classes commence Tues 7th Oct. Art, getting to know your Laptop, Christmas cooking, digital photography, boxercise/kettlebells,  zumba. phone – 061-383173.


Study theology and earn your diploma or degree at The Priory Institute. Check it out! See church notice board. Every Tuesday with Jo! At St. Saviour’s Dominican Church, Glentworth Street with Sr. Jo O’Donovan: Christians and World Faiths - 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.  Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.00 pm until 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.



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/Music.



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



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.