AWAY TO THE AVIVA:
We congratulate the School Team: Eoin Horgan, Mark O'Shea, Padraig Murphy, T.J. Tierney (capt), Luke Hayes, Ian Sheehy, Zack Hayes & Sean O'Gorman. Coaches - Seamus Murphy & Tom O'Gorman.
Fantastic news came through to the parish last Wednesday, Granagh School's Soccer team became Munster Champions and will now go to play in the Aviva Stadium on May 31st.
The SPAR FAI Primary School 5-a-side is a competition hosted by FAI Schools, which is an affiliate of the FAI. With nearly 24,000 children from 1,200 schools taking part, the 5-a-side is the most popular primary schools sporting event in the soccer calendar. The hugely popular competition is open to boys and girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class from primary schools across Ireland.
The competition is organized on a County, Regional and Provincial basis, before the best schools take part in the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s National Finals in the Aviva.
Granagh were representing Limerick, after winning all their games in the Limerick section, over three days, which were held in Seancoille, Corbally.
April: In the 1st Round Qualifications, they met Herbertstown, St Michaels, Martinstown and Ballylanders.
May: The team went on to play for the County Title and were up against -
Tournafulla, Gerald Griffins and Templeglantine.
Match Scores on the day were - Granagh 2 v Tournafulla 1. Granagh 4 v Gerald Griffin 0. Granagh 10 v Templeglantine 2.
The Team were crowned Spar FAI Primary Schools County Champs.
Following this, they went on to represent Limerick in the Spar FAI Primary Schools Munster Finals on the 10th May in Corinthians AFC, Cork.
The following matches were played on the day:
1st Game: Granagh v Tankerstown (Tipperary) 3 -1. (scorers Sean O'Gorman 2 and Paudie Murphy 1).
2nd Game: Granagh v An Sean Phobal(Cork) 3-1. (scorers Paudie Murphy 2 and T.J. 1).
Semi Final: Granagh v Trafrask (Cork) 3 - 1. (scorers Luke Hayes 1, Sean O'Gorman 1 and T.J. Tierney 1).
In the Final then they came up against Tankerstown (Tipperary) again and the result was 4 goals to 2 , (scorers Paudie Murphy 2 , T.J. Tierney 1, Luke Hayes 1 ).
Crowned Munsters Champs... and the Munster cup was presented to T.J. Tierney Captain.
Arrangements will have to be made to kit out the team, transport them to the Aviva, arrange meals etc, so I'm sure they will accept donations if anyone wishes to sponsor them.
GRANAGH UTD F.C:
Congratulations to the U13 team and their mangers, who won the Cup Final last week.
Granagh Ballingarry Ladies Football:
Registration for U8's, U10, U12 and U14 girls football teams will take place on this comingThursday 18th May at Ballingarry GAA complex from 6pm-7.30pm.
Registration fees for 8's and 10's is €22 and 12's and 14's €45. For more information and a breakdown on the the fees please see our Facebook page GranaghBallingarry Ladies Football.
75mins of peace and quiet, gentle exercises and relaxation is waiting for you on Sunday mornings in the Community Centre. Unfortunately, there are only two classes remaining in May.! Everyone welcome, bring a Mat and a cosy Blanket - 11am.
For more information see, Granaghcommunitynews, facebook page.
Lots of good things happening in the parish this week.
We congratulate Robert Noonan, Knockfierna, who passed out from the Army last week at Collins' Barracks.
Not only that, he also got Recruit of the Battalion. To achieve this the student must display his ability to perform to high level across all spectrum's of military training, including weapons, drill, physical fitness, tactical awareness and military proficiency.
Congratulations to the Musica Fusion School of Music, Charleville, run by Susie & Sophie Butler. Their thirty seven strong Musica Fusion Orchestra were chosen to perform next February 10th, 2018, in the National Concert Hall in Dublin as part of the IAYO festival of youth orchestras. What an honour !! There are seven students from the parish participating.
Last Friday evening, the Church was full for the final community event of the Mission.
The Liturgy group took on the task of contacting all the groups in the parish, asking them to supply a volunteer and a symbol of their work. Up to sixty people participated and it was an eye-opener to see all the work done in the parish by volunteer groups.
The following are the various groups and symbols that were presented: -
Finance Committee /A Book of Minutes. Do this in Memory & Parents preparation Group/A Ciborium. Envelope Distributor Group / Box of Envelopes. Eucharistic Ministers / Minister's Medal.
Property Group/A Paint brush. Basket Collectors/A Collection basket. Water Group/ A Tap.
GAA / Hurley. Gun Club/A Clay pigeon. Soccer Club/A soccer ball. Defibrillator Group/ Defibrillator pads.
Community Alert / Community Alert Sign. National School Board of Management/ Roll Book. Granagh Players/ Photo-book commemorating 10 years of drama.
Historic Society/ DVD of 1916 Commemoration. Development Association/ Minute Book. St.Vincent De Paul/ A picture of Blessed Frederic Ozanam. Youth Club/ The Youth Club Flag. Baptism Group/A Baptism Candle. Readers Group / The Holy Bible.
Knockfierna Heritage Society/ A bunch of Heather and wild flowers. Choir/A hymn book.
Bereavement Group/A months mind card,an anniversary card and a mortuary card.
Camogie Club/A Jersey. Altar Servers/ A bell. Church cleanersgroup/A duster.
Sarcristan/ Keys to the Church. Cemetery Group/Map of the grave sites.
Granagh Web/Facebook Group / Pictorial Display. Liturgy Group/ Book - 'A Blessing by John O'Donohue'.
EVENTS OF INTEREST:
Thur 18th May: - Registration for Girls Football.
Morrissey Cup, Ballyagran, 7.30pm.
Fri 19th May: - Race 3, Kilmallock AC. 6pm at Deebert Hse.
Sun 21st May: - Ballingarry AFC, Fun Run / Walk. Hall at 12pm. &
Drumcollogher Mayfair & Vintage Rally.
Fri 26th May: - Fight for Fionn, Lip Sync, Charleville Park. 8pm.
Sunday May 28th: - Granagh/Ballingarry Camogie Club 10k Walk.
Demense Market, NCW