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CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this Shannon McMullan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Hannah Goggin at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 1, 8, 28, and 29.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Ann Bulfin, St. Ann’s Tce, promoter Donie O Sullivan. €20.00 went to Noel Kelly, Galbally, promoter Healy’s Bar. €20.00 to Patrick O’Sullivan, Ballyroe, promoter Donie O’Sullivan. €20.00 to The Hanley Gang, Lower Main Street, promoter Centra. €20.00 to T Dalton, c/o Harry Murphy, promoter Harry Murphy. Next lotto is on in Healy’s Bar and the jackpot is €2,900 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

The Junior B’s had a good win over Camogue Rovers on Sunday on a score line of 1-15 to 0-10 in the South Semi-final, and South Jnr B league final, we play Garryspillane in the South final. The Premier Intermediate team play Bruree Wednesday September 12 in Kilbready at 7.30 pm, and Mungret on Sunday September 23 in Bruff at 2 pm. The Garryspillane Premier Intermediate match has been re-fixed for Sunday September 30. Best of luck to Richie McCarthy in his surgery and rehab following his recent injury to his cruciate.  Best wishes to our neighbour Cathy Mee and the Limerick Junior Ladies Footballers in the All Ireland Final next Sunday versus Louth.  

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this Freddie Ward at the 7pm on Saturday night and Aileen O’Dwyer at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 7, 19, 24, and 27.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Callen and Erin Ensor, Kilfinane, promoter Brendan O’ Brien. €20.00 went to Aisling Daly, C/O Healy’s Bar, promoter Healy’s Bar. €20.00 to Denis McSweeney, Kilfinane, promoter McGraths Bar. €20.00 to Holly Sheehy, Kilworth, promoter Centra. €20.00 to Oliver Herbert, Ardpatrick, promoter Greenwood Inn. Next lotto is on in McGrath’s Bar and the jackpot is €2,750 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

The Premier Intermediate team drew with Pallasgreen in Bruff on last Friday night on a scoreline of 1-18 each. We play Garryspillane on Sunday September 9 in Kilmallock at 2pm, followed by the Bruree match on Wednesday September 12 in Kilbready at 7.30 pm. Round 6 is on Sunday September 23 in Bruff against Mungret at 2 pm, and the final round is versus Kildimo/Pallaskennry, the weekend of October 7. The Junior Camogie team of Blackrock/ Effin lost the county semi-final V Doon on Sunday September 2 after extra time by one point. Best wishes to the Limerick Junior ladies Football team who play Louth in the All Ireland next Sunday September 9.

Congratulations to Blackrock Bord Na nOg on a hugely successful weekend of sport and fun and “Liam”. Big crowds attended the annual cup matches with Blackrock winning the Denny O Dea cup, Knockainy winning the Chris Carroll plaque, Granagh/Ballingarry winning the Maurice Cahill cup, and Glenroe winning the Thomas Sheehy cup. Blackrock retained the Sheamus Ryan cup. The family fun day despite the rain was a great day, topped off by the arrival of the Liam McCarthy cup with our local hero’s Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) had their LAUNCH on Saturday night last September 1 at the Greenwood Inn. ADP wish to thank Ardpatrick Festival Committee and the Hillside Players for their generous sponsorship of the brochures and the music on the night. Also a special word of thanks to the generous sponsors of the great range of raffle prizes. Thanks to all the people that turned up to support the fundraiser on the night. The following are the pairings for the Strictly Come Dancing Ardpatrick on December 1 at the Park Hotel, Charleville. Annette Crowley, Ardpatrick, dancing with Donal Magner, Ballyhooly. Carmel Murphy, Ardpatrick, dancing with Gareth Beechinor, Ardpatrick/Coffee Bean Charleville. Ciara Moloney, Ardpatrick, dancing with James Moloney, Kilmallock. Cliodhna O’Connor Moloney, Kilfinane, dancing with Kenneth Douglas, Ardpatrick. Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Kilfinane, dancing with Ollie Herbert, Ardpatrick. Edel Hayes, Bruff, dancing with Seamus Ryan, Kilfinane. Eileen Lee, Ardpatrick, dancing with Richie Coughlan, Ardpatrick. Elaine O'Toole, Kilfinane, dancing with Eamonn McCarthy, Kildorrery. Grace O’Shaughnessy, Kilfinane, dancing with Paul McCarthy, Ardpatrick. Lisa Marie Sheehy, Glenroe, dancing with James O'Brien, Bruree. Maura Quane, Kilfinane, dancing with Pat McGrath, Ardpatrick /McGraths Bar Kilfinane. Tricia O'Sullivan, Kilmallock, dancing with Conor Noonan, Glenosheen.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

BALLINVRENA SOCIAL CLUB Ballinvreena social club for actively retired returns back this Monday from 2 to 4pm.  Where we do something different each Monday. We play bingo each week free raffle and refreshments each week. New members always welcome it’s a very enjoyable afternoon and meet lovely people. For more info contact Catherine 0872973439.

CHURCH READERS  The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Mary O’ Sullivan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Joanne Sheehy at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 9, 25, 26, and 27.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Eddie O’Sullivan, Cush, promoter Chrissie O’Sullivan. €20.00 went to Kevin Griffin, Ballyhea, promoter Carmel Murphy. €20.00 to “4 of us”, St. Ann’s Terrace, promoter Centra. €20.00 to Anne O’Sullivan, Deebert House, promoter Sean O’Sullivan. €20.00 to John Healy, Kilfinane, promoter Healy’s Bar. Next lotto is on Wednesday August 29 in McGrath’s Bar and the jackpot is €2,600 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week. The sports quiz has nearly reached its conclusion, only the football All Ireland remains and Ann Hosford remains in the lead on a score of 36, followed by Richie Murphy on 31, Gavin O’Mahony on 29, Christina Ensor on 28, Bernie Burke, Sarah Keating, George Hosford all on 27, Jim Griffin, Niamh O’Meara and Simon Hennessy on 26, the Goggin family, Margaret McGrath and Mary O’Shaughnessy are all on 25.  Well done to all who have scored highly.

The Premier Intermediate competition resumes this week and we play Pallasgreen in Bruff at 6.30 on Friday August 31. Followed by Garryspillane on Sunday September 9 in Kilmallock at 2pm. The junior B’s drew with Camogue Rovers on Saturday night 2-12 to 3-09, and we are now in the semi-final on Sunday September 2, with the final fixed for the Sunday September 9. Well done to Sean O’Neill who was in the winning team with the U15 Limerick Development team who won the Shield in Tipperary at the weekend, Jimmy Quilty Jnr played with the U16’s in Mallow. The underage skills day is on Saturday in the Sports field and the family fun day is Sunday. All welcome.  Celebrations are still going well following our All Ireland win in the senior hurling and we hope it will give us all a warm glow as the winter weather approaches.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) are having their LAUNCH on Saturday night September 1 at the Greenwood Inn at 9pm. ADP are also launching their forthcoming Strictly Come Dancing Ardpatrick as their large fundraising venture which will take place in December. Saturday night’s launch will formally announce the pairings for the dancing extravaganza. The dancers are Maura Quane, Kilfinane. Lisa Marie Sheehy, Glenroe.Tricia O'Sullivan, Kilmallock. Carmel Murphy, Ardpatrick. Ciara Moloney, Ardpatrick. Elaine O'Toole, Kilfinane. Edel Hayes, Bruff. Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Kilfinane. Eileen Lee, Ardpatrick. Cliodhna Moloney, Kilfinane. Annette Crowley, Ardpatrick. Conor Noonan, Glenosheen. Ollie Herbert, Ardpatrick. Gareth Beechinor, Ardpatrick/Charleville. Paul McCarthy, Ardpatrick. Donal Magner, Ballyhooly.James Moloney, Kilmallock. Richie Coughlan, Ardpatrick. Eamonn McCarthy, Kildorrery. Pat McGrath, Ardpatrick/Kilfinane. James O'Brien, Bruree.Seamus Ryan, Kilfinane. Kenneth Douglas, Ardpatrick. The dancers will be introduced on the night. Music by Donie O’ Sullivan, and a raffle will be held on the night.  

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome. 

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Alannah Power at the 7pm on Saturday night and David Walsh at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES There was no winner of the present lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 8, 16, 20, and 30.  The €40.00 lucky dip went Maura McAuliffe, Barrack Street, promoter Brendan O’ Brien €20.00 went to Fintan Leahy, Cush, promoter Greenwood Inn. €20.00 to Sonia and Nicola Ryan, St. Ann’s Terrace, promoter McGraths Bar. €20.00 to Sean and Sophia Carroll, Thomastown, promoter Thomas Gleeson. €20.00 to Ger Tobin, Glabe Road, promoter Harry Murphy. Next lotto is on Wednesday August 22 in Shaughnessy’s Bar and the jackpot is €2,450 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

Huge congratulations to superstars Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty on the fabulous Senior Hurling All Ireland and their part in it.  Also Sean O’Donnell in Scoil Pol stats man in the backroom team and water boy Jimmy Quilty Junior. We are all delighted with the win and wish all our supporters safe and happy celebrations. Normal notes will resume next week when life will be back to normal.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA The Hillside Players Youth Drama workshops in the Community Centre Ardpatrick will run on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Please contact us either through Facebook or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you have any questions.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS   The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Eamonn O’ Riordan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Pat O’ Dwyer at the 10am on Sundaymorning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES   There was no winner of the present lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 8, 16, 20, and 30.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Pat and Aileen Kelleher, Kilfinane, promoter Kelleher’s Bar. €20.00 went to Joan Halpin, Laurencetown, promoter Centra. €20.00 to Ita O’Brien, Mountain View, promoter TG Ryan. €20.00 to Tom Hennessy Ballyriggan, promoter Chrissie O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to “Mollies”, Kilfinane, promoter Molly’s. Next lotto is on Thursday August 16 in Greenwood Inn and the jackpot is €2,300 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

This week all roads lead to Croke Park and we are all very excited in Blackrock GAA and very proud of our Richie and Jimmy for the part they are playing in this journey and we wish them and John Kiely, Declan Hannon and all the team and management and everyone involved in this momentous occasion for Limerick GAA.  And we hope Kevin Griffin and Griffins Coaches will be transporting another cup ”the biggest of them all” out of Croke Park on Sunday evening, and we look forward to meeting “Liam”. Hopefully by the time you are reading this, the ticket situation will have eased and there will be enough for all who want to go, keep trying the relations and friends in other counties, tickets have a habit of showing up at the last minute so don’t give up hope. Safe journey to all our members and supporters travelling to Dublin at the weekend. Luimneach abu.

The Junior B’s drew with Garryspillane in the South Championship, 1-10 apiece.  We are now second in the table with 5 points and one match to go, our last match is V Camogue Rovers. The Premier intermediate championship will resume after the All Ireland.

TIDY TOWNS COLLECTION The Annual Church gate collection in aid of Ardpatrick Tidy Towns was held last weekend, the amount collected was €465.00 many thanks to all who contributed.  

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA The Hillside Players Youth Drama had its first workshop and registration last Tuesday night in the community centre Ardpatrick but don't worry if you didn't make it you can register again this Tuesday August 22, we will be running our workshop from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, please come along we'd be delighted to see you, there is no pressure to perform on stage we have plenty of work off stage from set design to sound and lighting that may interest you! Youth Drama is open to all secondary school students and membership is just €5. Normal workshops will run on Monday evenings at the same time as above. Please contact us either through Facebook or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. We'd like to say a huge congratulations to the Ardpatrick Festival committee on another very successful festival last weekend, well done to all involved!

LOCAL WEDDING The wedding of Deborah Clifford, daughter of Doreen and Mossie Clifford, Sunville, and Robert Kirwan, son of Thomas and Margaret Kirwan, Galway, took place on Saturday July 21 at St. Patrick’s Church, Ardpatrick. The celebrant was Rev. Fr. Anthony Bluett. The Bridal party were Carmel Lindkvist, Cecilia Beasley, Marie Liston and Emma Flynn. The best man was Barry Kirwan, and the groomsmen were Hugh and Brian Kirwan. The reception was held at the Lakeside hotel, Kilaloe. Congratulations to the happy couple!!


JOHN HUNT 1949-51 EXCAVATIONS UNVAILED Gillian McCormack and the Department of Archaeology UCC have organised a Heritage Week event to mark Gillian's recent publication of John Hunt's (of the Hunt Museum) excavations from 1949-51 at Ballingarry ring fort. There will be an illustrated talk, a book launch and a guided tour of the ring fort. It will take place on Saturday August 18 at 7:30pm at Glenbrohane Community Hall, Garryspillane, Kilmallock, V35Y328. For those wishing to attend the site tour please bring sturdy footwear and dress for the weather! All welcome! For further details: please ring 086 816 2068 or go to heritageweek.ie.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS   The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Pamela McCarthy at the 7pm on Saturday night and Miriam Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES   Blackrock GAA lotto Jackpot of €12,800 was won, and the cheque was presented to Joe McCarthy by Fintan Leahy Chairman, John Walsh Treasurer and Brendan O’Brien the lucky seller.  Joe and family were delighted with the win and extended best wishes and thanks to the club. There was no winner of the present lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 9, 26, 28, and 30.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Derry McEnery, Ballyroe, promoter Donie O’Sullivan. €20.00 went to Josie McMahon, Glebe Road, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Ester O’Brien, Cush, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Megan & Nora Sheehy, Glenroe, promoter Healy’s Bar. €20.00 to Ann O’Sullivan, Deebert House, promoter Sean O’Sullivan. Next lotto is on Wednesday night in Healy’s Bar and the jackpot is €2,150. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week. The country was lifted by our very first world cup final this week, the Irish ladies hockey team lost the final to the Netherlands, and came away with a silver medal.  Congrats to all involved. All roads lead to Croke Park on August 19 for the All Ireland Senior hurling final against Galway.  Tickets will be scarce, all paid up registered club members can request to be in the draw for tickets. The Premier intermediate championship will resume after the All Ireland.

GROTTO MASS The Annual August Mass at the Grotto in Bishop Murphy Park will be celebrated on Monday August 14 at 7pm, choir members are requested to attend, and if the weather is unfavourable the mass will transfer to the church. The park has undergone extensive re-development over the past 12 months or so, new planting and landscaping at the water feature in front of the Statue of Our Blessed Lady, new kerbing surrounding the grass areas and just recently tarmacadam on the pathways and picnic area. The Community Council/Tidy Towns group were in a position to fully fund the improvements following the success in both the Limerick Going for Gold and the National Tidy Towns competitions, the collection at the Grotto mass and the Church Gate Collections this weekend will go towards the local Tidy Towns, thanks to the public for their ongoing support  

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA It's that time of year again when the youth drama elders get together and discuss all things youth drama in Ardpatrick! After 3 very successful years we are hoping to continue supporting our very talented youth around the area. We are currently exploring our options for the production of a play in October 2018. We would love you to join us! We would be very grateful if you could let us know if you have an interest in joining our group for 2018, you can contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively contact us through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ TheHillsidePlayers. Please help spread the word and tell all your family, friends and anyone who you think may have an interest in drama. The youth drama is open to all secondary school students and we offer many different roles within the group. Generally we run our workshop on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8pm in the Community Centre Ardpatrick. We are hoping to begin on Monday August 13 of but this will be confirmed at a later stage. Looking forward to seeing some new faces and welcoming back our current talented members.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS   The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Marianne O’Dwyer at the 7pm on Saturday night and Ciaran Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

ARDPATRICK GOING FOR GOLD Ardpatrick is in line again for Going For Gold, following a live interview on Limerick 95 FM on this Thursday morning August 2, the public can vote from 12 noon to 12 midnight, the voting is via online at Limerick 95 FM website, https://www.live95fm.ie/goingforgold follow instructions, only one vote per email address and no charge.  

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES   There was one winner of the lotto jackpot of €12,800.00, the numbers drawn were 4, 7, 11, and 22.  The winner was Joe McCarthy, Kilfinane, Promoter; Brendan O’Brien. Congratulations to Joe and family. Next lotto is starting at €2,000.00 and is on Wednesday night in McCarthy’s Bar. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

FIXTURES Congratulations to the super Limerick team and management who delighted us all in the All Ireland Semi-Final V Cork Sunday July 29, winning by 4 points after extra time, 3-32 to 2-31. We wish Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty the best of luck, as all roads lead to All Ireland Sunday in three weeks’ time. Ticket information for club members will follow in the next week. The Premier Intermediate championship will understandably be deferred now until after the All Ireland.

Hard luck to the Limerick ladies footballers who lost on Saturday July 28 to Derry on a score line of 0-8 to 0-7.  The next match in 2 weeks v Carlow is a must win match. Hard luck also to Tom Coughlan who captained the Limerick Tag rugby team to the regional finals last weekend.  Great display, losing the final. Please check the papers and Facebook for the Junior B fixtures.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA It's that time of year again when the youth drama elders get together and discuss all things youth drama in Ardpatrick! After 3 very successful years we are hoping to continue supporting our very talented youth around the area. We are currently exploring our options for the production of a play in October 2018. We would love you to join us! We would be very grateful if you could let us know if you have an interest in joining our group for 2018, you can contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively contact us through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ TheHillsidePlayers. Please help spread the word and tell all your family, friends and anyone who you think may have an interest in drama. The youth drama is open to all secondary school students and we offer many different roles within the group. Generally we run our workshop on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8pm in the Community Centre Ardpatrick. We are hoping to begin on Monday August 13 of but this will be confirmed at a later stage. Looking forward to seeing some new faces and welcoming back our current talented members.

THOMOND HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Thomond Historical and Archaeological Society has organised the following two trips:-

1.      Full day trip to Gort and Kilmacduagh Sunday August 12. Trip includes visits to Kilmacduagh Round Tower, and Ancient Monastery, Coole Park, home of Lady Gregory, Thoor Ballylee, Yates Tower, Kiltartan, and Gregory and Yates Museum.  For further details please contact 087 997 7340.

2.      Mid-week trip to Wexford Monday September 3 to Thursday September 6. This includes 3 night’s Bed and Breakfast, 3 evening meals at (4 star) Whites Hotel, Wexford. Morning coffee on Monday and Evening meal on return journey on Thursday. Coach, guides and entrance fees. Highlights of the trip include Ros Tapestries (New Ross); Kilmore Quay, Johnstown Castle, Kennedy Homestead, Opera House, walking tour of Wexford, Enniscorty Castle, plus Rebellion Exhibition, Boulavogue and Father Murphy Centre, Saint Aedan’s Cathedral, Ferns Castle and Tintern Abbey.

Booking deposit is essential to ensure a place on the trip. For further details please contact 087 997 7340 

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Shannon McMullen at the 7pm on Saturday night and Hannah Goggin at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 14, 16, 17, and 28.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Stephen Palmer, Vale View, promoter; Thomas Gleeson. €20.00 went to Theresa Griffin Morrissey, Ardpatrick, promoter; Carmel Murphy. €20.00 to Lauryn Granville, Kilfinane, Promoter; Donie O’Sullivan. €20.00 to Jessie and Jodie Walsh, Forest View, Promoter; John Walsh. €20.00 to Patricia Roche, Treada Na Ri, Promoter; Breda Walsh. Next lotto is on Wednesday night in McGrath’s Bar and the jackpot is €12,800. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

FIXTURES The Junior B’s had a win over Dromin Athlacca in the South Championship, on a score line of 0-26 to 2-09.  We play Knockainy on Saturday July 28, venue to be decided. The Premier Intermediates will resume championship in August with the next round via Pallasgreen, then Garryspillane, Bruree, Mungret and lastly Kildimo Pallaskenry. The Under 16’s had a narrow loss to Murroe/Boher this week, their next match is in several weeks against Newcastle West. Hard luck to Limerick minor hurlers who bowed out of the championship last weekend, well done to Jimmy Quilty Junior.

Best wishes to the Limerick Senior hurlers who play Cork in the All Ireland Semi-final on Sunday July 29, all roads lead to Croke Park and best wishes to Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty, and all the team and management. Best wishes to our under age players involved with Limerick and divisional teams, and to all the Bord na nOg teams currently in competition.  After a very successful week in Cul camp we hope all our youngsters are successful with their various teams.  Many thanks to all involved in Cul Camp last week.

HUP NA HOURA The Traditional Music, Song and Dance show 'Hup na Houra' is well into its third season in Kilfinane, four of the six nights are over, the last two nights will be staged on Monday night July 30 and Tuesday night July 31. Booking is essential on 087 4548501 and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See www.facebook.com/ cceballyhoura for more information.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMWNT PROJECT The Ardpatrick Development Projects group having been officially formed in the Community Centre, Ardpatrick on Friday July 13, called a meeting of the committee in the Community Centre for Friday night July 20 at 8.30 pm. The purpose of the meeting was, for the ADP committee to discuss what form of fundraising would be possible and should be undertaken, so that ADP would be in a position to purchase the properties as early as possible. The suggestion that a Strictly Come Dancing competition would be a good choice. Having decided to go with the idea a sub-committee was established and they will meet on Friday night in the Community Centre at 8.30 pm.

TRAFFIC CALMING Ardpatrick has been allocated €50,000 in funding from Limerick County Council for Traffic Calming measures, which are hoped will help to reduce the speed of cars driving through the village. A meeting will be held in the Community Centre in the village on Thursday July 26 at 8.30pm. It is hoped to walk around the village and get local residents views on what needs to be done. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Please meet in the car park at 8.30pm. Councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy will be in attendance to discuss the funding. Locals will also get the opportunity shortly to meet with the roads engineers from Limerick County Council and put forward the views of people from the meeting on Thursday.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA It's that time of year again when the youth drama elders get together and discuss all things youth drama in Ardpatrick! After 3 very successful years we are hoping to continue supporting our very talented youth around the area. We are currently exploring our options for the production of a play in October 2018. We would love you to join us! We would be very grateful if you could let us know if you have an interest in joining our group for 2018, you can contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively contact us through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ TheHillsidePlayers. Please help spread the word and tell all your family, friends and anyone who you think may have an interest in drama. The youth drama is open to all secondary school students and we offer many different roles within the group. Generally we run our workshop on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8pm in the Community Centre Ardpatrick. We are hoping to begin on Monday August 13 of but this will be confirmed at a later stage. Looking forward to seeing some new faces and welcoming back our current talented members.

THOMOND HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY There will be history outing on Sunday July 29 by the Thomond Historical and Archaeological Society. This half-day tour will focus on the places and people associated with the 1798 Rebellion in the Kilmallock/Kilfinane/ Ballyorgan areas. The guide and speaker will be Nioclás Ó Dúinín, a local historian and expert on this topic. Non-members are welcome: meet at 2.30 pm outside the church in Kilmallock. Further details available at 087 6979163.


O'DEA FAMILY’S ANNUAL SPECIAL NIGHT IN AID OF MILFORD HOSPICE O'Dea Family's Annual Special Night for Milford Hospice - Bulgaden Castle on Saturday, July 28, 10pm till late. Music by Stephen Connery support kindly appreciated. 

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Freddie Ward at the 7pm on Saturday night and Aileen O’Dwyer at the 10am on Sundaymorning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 3, 22, and 24.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Nick O’Connell, Glenroe, promoter; Greenwood Inn. €20.00 went to Betty Mullins, Cush, promoter; Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Ger Hanrahan, Glenosheen, promoter; McGrath’s Bar. €20.00 to Marguerite Torpey, Kilfinane, promoter; Centra, €20.00 to Nicola Ryan, St. Anne’s Terrace, promoter; McGrath’s Bar. Next lotto is on Wednesday night in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and the jackpot is €12,650. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

FIXTURES The Junior B championship continues with a match V Dromin/Athlacca on Tuesday July 17 in Kilbready, the under 16’s play Murroe/Boher on Monday July 16 and the Premier Intermediate matches are off while the Limerick Senior team continue winning ways.  Congratulations to the Limerick Senior team and management on a fantastic victory over Kilkenny on Sunday last in Thurles we continue to be very proud of Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty Senior part in the Limerick journey. The Limerick minor hurlers play Kilkenny next weekend on Saturday July 21 Best of luck to Jimmy Quilty Junior and all the team and management. Hard luck to Katie Hennessy and the Limerick Senior camogie team on their loss to Waterford on Saturday last ending their championship hopes for this year. Best wishes to all Blackrock players involved with the various Limerick and Divisional teams. Please check the papers and Facebook for fixtures.

The Sports Events League continues, this week saw a few finals and the results table is looking somewhat differently than the previous posting.  Ann Hosford remains in top position with 33 points, but Richie Murphy has had two good results this week and is now in the number 2 position with 28 points. Results available from Facebook or from Tom Murphy on request.

HUP NA HOURA The Traditional Music, Song and Dance show 'Hup na Houra' has started its third season in Kilfinane, two of the six nights are over will be stagedon Monday nights July 23, 30 and Tuesday nights July 24, 31. Booking is essential on 087 4548501 and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See www.facebook.com/ cceballyhoura for more information.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT  The Ardpatrick Development Projects group was officially formed in the Community Centre, Ardpatrick on Friday July 13 following a meeting of the Community. George Douglas opened the meeting and did a review of how a group of seven people from the community have been working in the background for the last 12 months to secure land close to the village. A 3/4 of an acre site next to the primary school, as well as a disused farm building, have been identified and prices have been agreed with the landowners. George then outlined the feedback that the group have had recently from meetings they have held with the Ardpatrick Community Council, the School Board of Management and the Parents Association, as well as a meeting with the Pre-Planning Department of Limerick City and County Council. 

Having brought the project to this point, the group of people involved then felt that there needed to be an official group formed, with a mandate from the community to take the project forward. With nominations thrown open to the floor, the following officers were elected -:

Chairperson; George Douglas, Vice Chairperson; John Shanahan, Secretary; Damien Lee, Assistant Secretary; Michael Coughlan, Joint Treasurers; Eamon O'Sullivan and Mary O'Sullivan, PRO; Alan McCarthy.

The following people were elected onto the Committee -: Edward Douglas, Dave Quilty, Pa Collopy, John Downes, Fran Stone, Liz Power, Michelle Quilty and Pio McCarthy.

Anyone wishing to join the Committee is more than welcome, please come along to the next meeting or get in touch with any of the elected officers. 

The next meeting for the Ardpatrick Development Projects group will take place Friday night, July 20, at 8.30pm in the Community Centre.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS  The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Mary O’Sullivan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Joanne Sheehy at the 10amon Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 3, 4, 16, and 25.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Denis Roche, Mitchelstown, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 went to Noreen Clancy, Effin, promoter Donie O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to Tony Roche, Ballyroe Upper, promoter Thomas Gleeson. €20.00 to Christopher and Dylan Walsh, Kilmallock, promoter Breda Walsh, €20.00 to Siobhan Hennessy, Corner House, promoter Neilus Hennessy. Next week the lotto is on Thursday night in The Greenwood Inn and will revert back to Wednesdays the following week, the jackpot is €12,500. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

FIXTURES Well done to the Junior B hurlers who beat Bruree in the first round of the championship 4-9 to 2-9.  Please check the papers and Facebook for fixtures. Well done to the Limerick Senior hurlers comprehensively beating Carlow and best wishes on the next outing V Kilkenny next weekend and to Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty Senior. Commiserations to the Limerick minors who were beaten by Galway and best wishes V Kilkenny next weekend, also best wishes to Jimmy Quilty Junior. The Limerick Senior camogie team play Waterford and best wishes to them including Katie Hennessy.  Best wishes to all players from the locality involved with Limerick teams currently.

The sports events league table has completed several more sporting events since the last publication of results; Ann Hosford remains in the lead on a current score of 29, followed by Bernie Burke and Sarah Keating on 23 points and Mary O’Shaughnessy on 22, Christina Ensor is on 21 points followed by George Hosford and Richie Murphy on 20. Jim Griffin, the Goggin family, Mary O’Brien Ryan, Conor Cotter, Denis Coughlan, Ciara McCarthy, Ber O’Shaughnessy, and Liam Power are all on 19 points.  If you would like to know your score at this stage please message the Facebook page and you will be privately messaged.

HUP NA HOURA  The Traditional Music, Song and Dance show 'Hup na Houra' is due to start its third season in Kilfinane for six nights only. It will be staged on Monday nights July 16, 23, 30 and Tuesday nights July 17, 24, 31. Booking is essential on 087 4548501 and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See www.facebook.com/ cceballyhoura for more information.

COMMUNITY MEETING  The next community meeting to discuss the proposed purchase of 1 acre of land and a disused farm building adjacent to the primary school will be held this Friday, July 13th, at 8.30pm in the Community Hall. We would urge as many people as possible to attend, as the plans are starting to take shape and this is the opportunity for people to see what is being proposed, as well as to offer to help out in whatever way possible. Information will be provided on recent meetings held with the School Board of Management and the Parents Association, and also with the Planning Department from Limerick County Council. Information as regards insurance for the land will also be provided. It is hoped to establish a working group and a committee to lead the development, and also establish a finance sub-committee to look into ways to fund any proposed developments.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Alannah Power at the 7pm on Saturday night and David Walsh at the 10am on Sunday morning.

TIDY TOWNS Ardpatrick was among the winners when the Ballyhoura County Tidy Towns awards were announced in Newtownshandrum on Wednesday of last week, the winners were drawn from the marks of the 2017 national competition, the village the category based on litter control, waste, tidiness, and housing areas. On behalf of the committee, Anne McGrath accepted the lovely plaque and a cheque for €50.00. During the past week a Tidy Towns adjudicator may have visited the village, a gentleman was spotted at various locations leading to speculation, and there are similar reports from other areas. The exceptionally warm and dry spell is leading to difficulties with bedding plants and containers, the Tidy Towns Committee wish to thank the volunteers watering of various locations.   

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 3, 23, and 29.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Tim Williams, Ardpatrick, promoter Harry Murphy. €20.00 went to Ted O’ Sullivan, Kilfinane, promoter Chrissie O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to Katie Healy, Kilfinane, promoter Healy’s bar. €20.00 to Mike Cooke, c/o Shaughnessy’s bar promoter Shaughnessy’s bar, €20.00 to Donie Hannon, Cush, promoter Chrissie O’ Sullivan. Next jackpot is €12,350 in Healy’s bar. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

FIXTURES The Premier intermediates were beaten last week in the South Championship quarter final by Garryspillane 2-22 to 1-19. Hard luck to the Limerick minor team including Jimmy Quilty Jnr on the panel who were beaten by Tipperary in the Munster final, best wishes against Galway next weekend. Also hard luck to the Limerick camogie senior team including Katie Hennessy who were beaten by Galway, best wishes in the next match against Waterford. Best wishes to the Limerick Senior hurlers playing Carlow next weekend, with hopefully a victory and a match against Galway or Kilkenny the following weekend.  All Board Na nOg fixtures etc. can be found on Facebook and in the fixtures section of the paper as can the adult fixtures.  Continued success to all.

HUP NA HOURA Summer is here and the Traditional Music, Song and Dance show 'Hup na Houra' is due to start its third season in Kilfinane for six nights only. It will be staged on Monday and Tuesday nights in July starting on July 16th. Last year’s show was a huge success with many people returning to see the show a second time. Musicians Liam Flanagan on fiddle, Derek Hickey on accordion and Ronan Ryan on flute and singer Deirdre Scanlan from last year’s show will be returning to the candlelit venue in the Church of Ireland and special guests will also make appearances. Ciara, Michael and Rachel will back giving us a performance of dancing to equal any professional dancers. There will also be brush, step and set dances to ensure a lively nights entertainment. Complimentary refreshments will be served accompanied by local artisan produce in a candlelit seated setting in the beautifully restored Church of Ireland. Booking is essential on 087 4548501 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See www.facebook.com/ cceballyhoura for more information.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.