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Sincere thanks to Tom Gorman (O'Gormans Foodstore Granagh) and John Sheehy ( M.J.Sheehy Ltd Granagh)​ who sponsored the School team with Tracksuit Legs​ and John Carroll (Laochra Sports) who sponsored their T.Shirts.


Today, Wednesday is World MS day. Multiple Sclerosis affects more than nine thousand people in Ireland, three times more women than men in the age bracket twenty to forty. MS supporters are continually looking for improvements in the physiotherapy, counselling, neurology and respite services. You can always donate by texting STEPS to 50300.


Two Buses left from the parish this Wednesday morning, AVIVA bound. What a great achievement for our small school and well done to the parents who get their children involved in all the local sporting organisations.

A lot of work done by the parents, in a short time, to get the team transported, kitted out and ready to represent Granagh N.S. for the Spar FAI Primary Schools 5-a-side, National Finals. T​hanks to the generosity of sponsors and the general public, the boys are all set.

​Sincere thanks to Tom Gorman (O'Gormans Foodstore Granagh) and John Sheehy ( M.J.Sheehy Ltd Granagh)​who sponsored the School team with Tracksuit Legs​ and John Carroll (Laochra Sports) who sponsored their T.Shirts. ​The very Best of Luck to theTeam:- TJ Tierney (capt), Paudie Murphy, Mark O'Shea, Eoin Horgan, Luke Hayes​,​ Ian Sheehy, Zack Hayes​ and Sean O'Gorman​ and their coaches Tom O'Gorman and Seamus Murphy.​

CONGRATS: Two members of the team have been busy​ ​in the week leading up to the match. Mark O'Shea and Paudie Murphy were selected for this year's West Mackey Cup team. ​

​ They played at the Gaelic Grounds last week, where the West schools beat the City schools.​ Then on Sunday last, Paudie was chosen to play for the Munster Primary game, Cusack Park, Ennis. Twenty two young GAA stars, boys and girls, made their Munster Championship debut. This is a long standing fixture in the province and many well know names have made their debut here, including Declan Hannon, Seamus Hickey, Niamh Mulcahy and Rebecca Delee.


A Mass for Healing of Families will take place in Holy Cross Church, Charleville on Monday 5th June at 3pm. Celebrant will be Fr. Brendan Walsh, Pallottines, Thurles​.

LISKENNETT ​ COURSE​: LTI Intellectual Disability and HealthCare Support - QQI Level 5 Course, commencing in October 2017 for 43 weeks. Those interested are invited to an open day at Liskennett Farm, Tuesday 6th June, 10.30am - 1.30pm.


​Starting soon, in Kilmeedy, there is a 40 w​eek horticultural course, open to everyone and free of charge. It would be ideal for anyone who would like to learn about garden design, pruning, planting and maintaining their own vegetable garden. For more info, contact Celia on 063/87960 or 087/1670570.

CHIROPODY: Will be held in Ballingarry Family Resource Centre (beside the hall) Thursday 1st June from 10am - 12pm, €10 per person over 60. No appointment necessary. For information please ring 069 - 68054.

​I​n Croom Family Resource Centre on Friday 2nd June from 10am - 12pm, €10 per person over 60. No appointment necessary. For information please ring 061 - 602878.


Lotto Results: No Winner. Winning Numbers. 1. 2. 10. 24. Jackpot €6,100.

Lucky dips: ​Leah Twomey, C/o The Rock.​​ Mateusz Karykowski, C/o The Rock. James & Padraig Murphy.​​

​Thank you for your support.​ Tickets can be purchased from O'Gorman's shop, ​​The Rock Bar and Hickey's Bar Croom.​


Great news, Eileen will be able to continue the class for three more weeks in June, as we have lots of people interested. See you all on Sunday 11th June at 11am, in the Community Centre. Everyone welcome to join in, bring a Mat and a cosy Blanket.


​We sympathise with Mary Noonan, Kilmore and family on the death of her father John Carey, Bellview, Banogue.​

​Funeral held at St. Peter and Paul's Church, Banogue on Sunday​ 28th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


GROW an organisation that provides support around emotional and mental health well-being. The local meetings are held in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West, every Tuesday, 11am - 1pm. Anyone over 18 can attend. For more info, contact Eimear Purcell at 087-7780664.


​All ex-Macra members will remember the journalist Martin Ryan, Limerick Leader. During the heady days of Granagh Macra's Light Entertainment and Drama productions, Martin reported on all the shows and activities. Well, I see that he recently received ' The Lifetime Achievement Award ' at the farmer of the year competition, in Ballsbridge, Dublin.


Clinic will be held in

the Kilmurry Lodge, Thursday 1st June, 5pm - 8pm.​


James Kelly, Graigacurra, is planning to run in his first marathon - an 88km (55 mile) race from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. ​ He is hoping​ to raise $5,000 for two phenomenal causes, Self Help Africa's (SHA)​, who work across ​ten​ African countries as well as a literacy center in Haiti, both of which​he has​

a strong connection with. ​ He is paying for the trip himself and all donations go directly to both organisations. If you would like to donate, see his page on facebook under granaghcommunitynews. ​


Thur/Fri 1st & 2nd Jun - World premiere of​ Janey Dillis​ '​, Friarsgate@ 8pm.

Thur/Mon 1st - 5th Jun - Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh, Kilfinane.​

All Weekend - Food Truck Festival, Peoples' Park.

Sat 10th Jun - Springfield Castle Garden Market, 10am - 1pm

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