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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.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES Congratulations to Laura O’Connor winner of the club lotto, the numbers drawn were 4, 9, 21, and 28.  She won €3,950.00. Enjoy your winnings. The lotto on November 7 is for a jackpot of €2,000.00 at McGraths Bar. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week. Jennifer Nunan, Ballyorgan won €100 in the recent Limerick Development Draw, congratulations. There was a very successful night at the GAA hurling All Stars for the Limerick team.  Congratulations to Sean Finn, Richie English, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey, Cian Lynch and Graeme Mulcahy on receiving All Stars and to Cian Lynch Senior hurler of the year and Kyle Hayes Young Player of the year. Congratulations to the squad of 36, the management and backroom team on providing the GAA moment of the year. Best wishes to all the Limerick teams and managements for 2019.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville, on December First has entry on the night by ticket only. The organisers of the event are taking no seating reservations as seating is on a first come, first served basis only. The dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not being approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA/THE HILLSIDE PLAYERS The Hillside Players Youth Drama would like to congratulate the cast of A Polar Bear in New Jersey by Anna Moench on 2 amazing shows last weekend. We received some wonderful feedback following both performances and we would like to thank everyone who came and supported our young actors. We'd also like to thank Ballyhoura CCE for opening both performances, and setting the tone so eloquently with traditional Irish music. Now that the curtain has come down on the youth drama for 2018 our focus will turn to bringing you our usual comedic antics are the end of January 2019. We are always looking for new members to join our group and welcome any new faces who may be interested in acting or helping out in any way be it front of house or stage/lighting etc. A lot goes on behind the scenes in getting a production ready, so we would be delighted if you would consider joining us. For more details please contact us through our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/ TheHillsidePlayers or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BALLINVREENA AFTERNOON TEA DANCE Afternoon tea dance in Ballinvreena Community Hall on Sunday November 18 from 3pm to 6pm music by Billy O Brien admission €8.00 includes admission to free raffle for hampers and gifts free refreshments with home baking promises to be very enjoyable afternoon

KILFINANE COSHLEA HISTORICAL SOCIETY “It’s a long way to Tipperary’-The Sound of the Great War.  Historian Denis G. Marnane will deliver a talk on this topic in Ballinvreena Community Hall on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8pm. Entry fee: €5

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 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 2, 4, 17, and 29.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Mary Crowe, Treada na Ri, promoter Neilus Hennessy. €20.00 lucky dips went to Eileen O’Connell, Cush, promoter Post Office. €20.00 to Nicola Hennessy, Laurel Grove, Kilfinane, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Pat Freney, Kilmallock, promoter Greenwood Inn. €20.00 to Julie Brazill, Martinstown, promoter Breda Walsh. Next lotto is at O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and the jackpot is €3950.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville, on December First has entry on the night by ticket only. The organisers of the event are taking no seating reservations as seating is on a first come, first served basis only. The dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not being approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA The Hillside Players Youth Drama are delighted to return for a 4th year, along with the Ballyhoura CCE for a night and afternoon of music and drama this Saturday November 3 at 8pm and Sunday November 4 at 2pm in the Community Centre Ardpatrick. The Youth Drama will perform a 1 act comedy about a teenage polar bear who sets out on her own...to New Jersey. A play that's a little bit about global warming, but mostly about fitting in when you're different. We have been working really hard since September and we can't wait for opening night this weekend. It’s a night and afternoon we are sure you will enjoy. We are also delighted to welcome back the talented youth from Ballyhoura CCE, for your musical entertainment that we are sure will warm you up as we head into winter. Admission is €5 per person and all profits will go to a chosen children's charity. We were delighted this year to donate €400 to the LIVE 95fm Stop Tour from money raised over the past 2 years we appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you all to Ardpatrick this weekend.

THOMOND ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society will host the following talk on Monday 5 November 2018 by Dr Brian Hughes on 'Everyday Life and Politics in Limerick in 1918' at Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road in Room T.1.17 Tara Building at 8.00p.m.

1918 was a significant year in Irish politics: a conscription crisis, Spanish 'flu, an armistice in November, and a general election which saw (some) women vote for the first time alongside resounding victory for the emergent Sinn Féín. But rather than retelling the history of these important episodes in Irish History, this talk will instead offer some thoughts on the many ways in which ordinary life, and inherently local concerns, continued to intrude in the midst of significant national events. By taking a slightly broader view of what the people of Limerick were reading in their newspapers and discussing in their local authorities, the talk will also reflect on both the presence and the absence of national and international politics in the daily lives of the people of Limerick. Dr Brian Hughes lectures in the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College. Among other publications on the Irish Revolution (c. 1912–1923), he is the author of 'Defying the IRA? Intimidation, coercion, and communities during the Irish Revolution' (Liverpool University Press, 2016).


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 Sunday morning.

MASSES IN ARDPATRICK From the first Sunday in January 2019, it is proposed that Ardpatrick Church will lose one weekend Mass. During the month of October Massgoers have a choice by ballot paper to express their preference to retain the Saturday evening or Sunday morning mass. This ballot applies to all who attend weekend Masses in Ardpatrick Church, regardless of your parish. A return box is available in the Church up to Sunday October 28. This weekend is the last opportunity to have your say on which Mass to retain.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 5, 12, 19, and 22.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Sean & Una O’ Sullivan, Ballinlyna, promoter Sean O’ Sullivan. €20.00 lucky dips went to Brid, Marguerite, & Dave, Centra, promoter Centra. €20.00 to Fintan Leahy, Cush, promoter Healy’s Bar. €20.00 to Siobhan O’ Sullivan, Lower Main Street, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Sinead O’ Meara, Ballinanima, promoter Donie O’ Sullivan. Next lotto is at The Greenwood Inn on THURSDAY October 25 and the jackpot is €3,800.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville, on December First has entry on the night by ticket only. The organisers of the event are taking no seating reservations as seating is on a first come, first served basis only. The dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not being approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

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 10am on Sunday morning.

MASSES IN ARDPATRICK From the first Sunday in January 2019, it is proposed that Ardpatrick Church will lose one weekend Mass. During the month of October Mass-goers have a choice by ballot paper to express their preference to retain the Saturday evening or Sunday morning mass. This ballot applies to all who attend weekend Masses in Ardpatrick Church, regardless of your parish. A return box is available in the Church up to Sunday October 28.   

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 7, 10, and 21.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Josephine Roche, Lower Main Street, Kilfinane, promoter Centra. €20.00 lucky dips went to Shane and Ella O’ Sullivan, Ballinlyna, promoter Sean O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to Helen O’ Dea, Radairc Cillin, promoter Breeda Walsh. €20.00 to Neilus Hennessy, Corner House, promoter Neilus Hennessy. €20.00 to Elaine Downes, C/O Centra, promoter Centra. Next lotto is at Healy’s Bar and the jackpot is €3,650.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

RESULTS The Premier Intermediate team came away with a significant result on Saturday 13 with a 4 point win over Feohanagh in the relegation play off. The score of 15 points to 11 was the result of an excellent second-half display and we again play Premier Intermediate next year. Congratulations to the under 14 team who won the county title on Saturday 13 beating South Liberties on a scoreline of 2-06 to 1-08.  There was great excitement after the win and congratulations to all involved. The playing year comes to an end for the adult club and we would like to thank all our teams, management, sponsors and supporters.  Hopefully we can build on the experiences of the year and the successes of the underage teams coming through.  Roll on 2019.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) upcoming big fundraising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December 1. The 24 dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fundraiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not been approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

ARDPATRICK LADIES CLUB Ardpatrick Ladies Club held their Annual General Meeting recently.   The following Officers were elected:-   Chairperson Imelda Quilty, Secretary Mary Murphy, Treasurer Nora O’Gorman, Vice-Chairperson Doreen Clifford, Assistant Secretary Catherine Herbert and Assist Treasurer Eileen O’Sullivan.   Plans were made for the year ahead.

FUNDRAISER FOR MILFORD HOSPICE Ardpatrick Ladies Club are organising a coffee evening in the Community Centre after 7.00 pm Mass on Saturday October 20. Coffee morning after 10 am Mass on Sunday October 21 in aid of Milford Care Centre. We look forward to your generous support as usual.

HISTORY LECTURE ON BRIAN BORU The life of Brian Boru, the greatest of the Irish Kings, is the subject of the next lecture organised by the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. He is best remembered for his death at the battle of Clontarf in 1014, which had nothing to do with fighting the Danes as we were all taught in school. To learn the truth about this battle and Brian's extraordinary career, from being the younger son of an obscure local ruler to becoming the High King of Ireland, all are welcome to this lecture by medieval specialist historian Lenore Fischer on Monday next October 22 at 8.00pm in T.1.17, Tara Building Mary Immaculate College, SCR, Limerick.

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.

MASSES IN ARDPATRICK From the first Sunday in January 2019, it is proposed that Ardpatrick Church will lose one weekend Mass. During the month of October mass attendees have a choice by ballot paper to express their preference to retain the Saturday evening or Sunday morning mass. This ballot applies to all who attend weekend Masses in Ardpatrick Church, regardless of your parish. A return box is available in the Church up to Sunday October 28.   

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) are well underway in organising their upcoming big fund raising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December 1. The 24 dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night on the brink of being sold out. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All donations, sponsorships or spot prizes will be graciously accepted for the night.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee will be in contact with all who returned the slip with their name and address and contact number in the next few weeks and let them know the time line for getting the expert in to carry out the BER on properties.    

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 Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 14, 20, 21, and 28.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Dolly Williams, Ardpatrick, promoter Harry Murphy. €20.00 lucky dips went to Saoirse Clancy, Cois Shrutain, promoter Brendan O’ Brien. €20.00 to Helen Gleeson, Vale View, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Aisling Wallace, promoter Chrissie O’Sullivan. €20.00 to Mary K O’Connor, The Haven, promoter Brendan O’ Brien. Next lotto is on TUESDAY October 2 McGraths’s Bar and the jackpot is €3,350.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

Fixtures; The Blackrock Premier Intermediate team were unfortunate to lose to Garryspillane on Sun having been ahead at halftime, losing on a score of 1-12 to 1-09.  Our last match is next Saturday at 4pm against Kildimo Pallaskenry in Ballyagran. Congratulations to the under14 hurlers who are in the county final following an impressive semi-final display against Croagh Kilfinny/Rathkeale on a scoreline of 3-05 to 1-04.  We play either South Liberties or Pallasgreen in the final, best of luck. The GAA clubs of the country got a very generous gift this week from JP McManus and Blackrock GAA would like to thank JP for his very generous contribution to our ever stretched funds.  Thanks a million. We wish Richie McCarthy best wishes with his surgery and recovery, following his recent knee injury.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee will be in contact with all who returned the slip with their name and address and contact number in the next few weeks and let them know the timeline for getting the expert in to carry out the BER on properties.    

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) are well underway in organising their upcoming big fundraising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December first. The 24 dancers have begun their training and have started their fundraising with the help of a pack provided by the dance committee. The fundraiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All donations, sponsorships or spot prizes will be graciously accepted for 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, Pamela McCarthy at the 7pm on Saturday night and Miriam Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 8, 10, 11, and 20.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Callen and Erin Ensor, Kilfinane, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 lucky dips went to Noreen Lawlor, Lower Main Street, promoter Donie O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to Pat McCarthy, Ardpatrick, promoter Greenwood Inn. €20.00 to Bobby Cleary, Kilfinane, promoter Pat O’Shaughnessy. €20.00 to Richie Coughlan, Ardpatrick, promoter Greenwood Inn. Next lotto is on Wednesday September 26 in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and the jackpot is €3,200.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

Fixtures; It was a disappointing Sunday of matches, the Premier Intermediates lost on a scoreline of 0-15 to Mungret to 1-10 to Blackrock.  The Junior B’s bowed of championship action losing by 2 points to Feohanagh on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0.8, and the under 16’s lost to Murroe by 3 points in the shield playoff. On Sunday September 30 the Premier Intermediates play Garryspillane in Kilmallock at 2pm.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee having delivered an envelope containing a brochure to each household giving parishioner’s information on improving your home’s, businesses and community premises sustainable energy. Included also is a slip of paper asking people if interested in signing up to return it with their Name, Address, and Telephone Number into the boxes which are available in the back of the Church for the next weekend in the Greenwood Inn and the Tea Cosy during opening hours until Wednesday October 3. Also contact can be made to any member of the committee who are named on the brochure or the email on it.    

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) are well underway in organising their upcoming big fundraising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December first. The 24 dancers have begun their training and have started their fundraising with the help of a pack provided by the dance committee. The fundraiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All donations, sponsorships or spot prizes will be graciously accepted for the night.

BEREAVEMENT People in the locality were saddened to hear of the passing of Nan (Hanora) Fenton last weekend. Nan died after an illness in the loving care of all at the Milford Care Centre. Nan was a big favourite with the Hillside Players for many years and will be very much missed by them. Sympathy is extended to her Daughters Cora and Maria, Son Michael, Grandchild Christopher, Brother Pa, Sister Rosalie, and their partners, relatives, friends and neighbours. May she rest in Peace.   

TIDY TOWNS The village retained its second place in County Limerick much to the delight of the Community Council Tidy Towns Committee, the National awards ceremony took place at the Helix in Dublin on Monday last, four members of the committee travelled. The adjudicator visited on July 2 and gave us a very positive report with an increase of 7 marks bringing the total to 326, finishing 2 marks behind Adare and 2 marks ahead of Galbally, plus retaining the Bronze Medal again, a proud day for all Ardpatrick people. It was a tough year to work with weather conditions including a long-term drought to contend with, however the many volunteers, Dave and Ger on the schemes made a great success possible. Well done to the lovely village of Glenosheen also in our parish who gained 3 extra marks giving a total of 271, copies of the reports are easily downloaded these days, copies will be available in the Church at the weekend.

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 Marianne O’Dwyer at the 7pm on Saturday night and Ciaran Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 6, and 16.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Elaine Downes, Kilfinane, promoter Centra. €20.00 went to Tara McCarthy, Vale View, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Maura McAuliffe, Barrack Street, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Statia Clancy, West End, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Mike McAuliffe, Laurancetown, promoter Chrissie O’Sullivan. Next lotto is on THURSDAY September 20 in The Greenwood Inn and the jackpot is €3,050 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

Blackrock Junior B hurlers are South Champions overcoming Garryspillane to win on Sunday September 16t on a score line of 0-18 to 2-9.  It was a trilling affair with Blackrock winning throughout the match.  Captain Richie Murphy lifted the cup to the delight of the Blackrock supporters.  We are now through to the County phase of the competition. Huge congratulations to the Limerick Ladies Junior football team who won the All Ireland on Sunday beating Louth on a score line of 5-05 to 0-08.

Fixtures: The Premier Intermediates play Mungret on Sunday September 23 in Bruff at 2pm, and Garryspillane on Sunday September 30 in Kilmallock at 2pm. Junior B county quarter final to be announced. Details will be announced shortly for the homecoming for Liam.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee have over the past few days delivered an envelope containing a brochure to each household giving parishioners information on improving your home’s, businesses and community premises. Included also is a slip of paper asking people if interested to return it with their Name, Address, and Telephone Number into the box which will be available in the back of the Church for the next two weekends. There will be a box also available in the greenwood Inn and the Tea Cosy during opening hours until Wednesday October 3. Also contact can be made to any member of the committee who are named on the brochure or the email on it.    

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) have a meeting scheduled for Friday night September 21 at 8.30pm.

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

CRAFT PROJECT If you are interested in doing crafts then drop in to Teach na Cille in Kilfinane any Thursday from 7-9pm and join other crafters in the Kilfinane Art, Crafts and Traditional Skills group. You can bring your own craftwork or join in with what others are doing.  You can also find out more about the current projects at Kilmallock Cottage Market on Saturday September 22 between 11am and 1pm when you can meet some of the  group and help weave a piece of community artwork. This project is funded by Creative Ireland and Limerick City and County Council through Creative Ireland Made in Limerick Grant 2018.

THOMOND ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY Stained Glass is the topic of the next lecture to the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. In the early twentieth century Harry Clarke studios produced some of the best examples of this craft – and eventually two artists who were trained there founded their own business with equal talent and success but are perhaps less well known. Johnny Murphy and Des Devitt with Johnny’s wife Róisín Dowd Murphy went on to create some of the most stunning stained glass ever seen in Ireland. Until their deaths in 2006 they produced hundreds of the most avant-garde, radical and truly beautiful stained-glass windows in churches, public buildings and private homes. There are many examples of Murphy Devitt work in both Limerick and Clare and Stained-Glass expert Dr Charlotte Murphy will discuss these in an illustrated presentation on Monday September 24 at 8.00pm in room T.1.17 Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick.

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.