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EXTRA NIGHT for Granagh Players.


GRANAGH PLAYERS:

Extra Night: --- Because, there were full houses over the weekend, many people had to be turned away. The Players decided to do one final performance on Saturday 3rd Feb, for anyone who missed out....Be sure not to miss out, great acting and great laughs..

The producer, cast and crew were delighted with the response to their production of ' The Chastitute' over the last two weekends.

Well done to the producer, Jimmy Sheehy, and twenty one cast for putting on six great nights of entertainment. Lots of learning, and rehearsing went on behind the scenes but it was worth it in the end. Our six new cast members did themselves proud and were a wonderful addition to the group.

Congratulations - All the cast members, past and present, send their congratulations to Emma Morrissey on the birth of her twin girls. Emma was only in TY when she joined Granagh Players for their very first production of 'Sive' in 2008. It was a big ask at the time, she hadn't done anything like it before but she turned out to be perfect for the part of Sive..

YOGA IS BACK:

​Due to Granagh Players extra performance of 'The Chastitute', the Hall is unavailable for class this coming Saturday. However, we will be back on

Sunday 4th, in Granagh Hall, at 11.00am​.​

CANDLEMAS DAY:

Candles for home and Church use will be blessed at Mass on Friday 2nd Feb at 7pm. Please leave candles in Sanctuary beforehand, clearly marked with your names.

AGM - LADIES FOOTBALL:

Granagh Ballingarry Ladies Football

​Annual General Meeting​

will take place on Friday 2nd February at 8pm in Ballingarry GAA clubhouse. ​

New faces are very welcome.

CAMOGIE CLUB:

Granagh Ballingarry Camogie Club are holding their registration nights for members in Ballingarry, Friday 2nd Feb, 7pm to 8pm and in Granagh GAA pitch, Saturday 3rd, 10.30am to 11.30am. Registration fee will be U8s €25, U10s to Minors €35, Student €50 , Adults €55. All players must be registered and paid in full to take part in training and games. Parents of existing players must re-sign the 2017 registration forms giving their consent for their daughter’s images to be used on our social media for 2018. New Members are welcome.

E​NROLEMENTS:

St. Joseph’s National School are accepting enrolements for the 2018/19 school year. The closing date for receipt of enrolement applications is the 31st of January 2018. Forms are available from the school. For further details please contact the school on 061-399081 or alternatively you can email office@granaghns.ie

REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED:

For the month of ​ January, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:-

​Patrick Sheahan, Jackie Chawke, Ballyvologue. David Bennett, Richard Chawke, Johanna O'Regan,Graigacurra. ​James Tierney, Granagh. William Boyce, Kilmore. Gerry O'Brien, Woodcock. Honora Sheehan, Ballinleena. Mary Sheehan, Tom Murphy, Coolruss. George Purcell, Liskennett. Elizabeth O'Rourke, Mary Morrissey, Doorluss. Denis Sexton, Lisduane. William Hanley, Kilmacanearla. Denis Fitzpatrick, William Daly, Joseph Scanlon, Ballingarry. Catherine McCann, Kilfinny. John Sheehy, Dick Neville, Croagh. Bartholomew O'Brien, Old Pallas. Rev John Irwin & Rev Canon Gerard Wall.

LAY-LED COMMUNITY PRAYER:

Training is ongoing in the parish, at the moment, for volunteers. When there are Masses already scheduled for certain days and in the case of Fr. Dan being sick, away on retreat, holidays etc, the community can still gather for prayer. The main difference is there will be no Communion. The same readings, prayers of the faithful etc will be used. Fr. Dan will be away in early February, so the volunteers will have an opportunity to try this out in Granagh and Ballingarry. Down the road, it will be preparation for a time when parishes will have fewer priests available.

GET OUT & WALK:

Granagh Ballingarry GAA will be hosting a walk each Monday night from Jan 22nd - Feb 26th in association with the "Ireland Lights Up" initiative with the support of Granagh Ballingarry Camogie and Granagh Ballingarry Ladies Football. A very big crowd turned up for the first walk and the evening remained fine. The walk will begin in the GAA Grounds in Ballingarry at 19:00 sharp and will follow a 3 km (or 5 km) route around the village. ​ ​

Registration starts at 18.30 in the GAA grounds. It's free to take part and you will be provided with a free high viz jacket when you sign in. All U16s must be accompanied! Bring a torch if you have one and some warm clothes​!

DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS:

We are delighted to send congratulations, across the water, to Emma Morrissey and partner Alier on the birth of their twin girls last Wednesday 24th. They arrived earlier than planned and weighed in at 4lbs. 7oz and 5lbs.8oz and are both doing fine.

Names are already chosen - Ílannah and Aoibhín. Grandparents, Mary and Peter and great grandparents, Nora & Denis O'Keeffe and Bridget Morrissey, must be only delighted. Wishing the new family every blessing and happiness into the future.

A busy week for babies, here at home, we also send out congratulations to Julie Brosnan and partner David on the birth of their baby boy, Eddie.

DESMOND TEAM WIN:

Granagh Utd. F.C. have three members on the prestigious Desmond Team - brothers, Darragh & Conor Clifford and James Stapleton, a great achievement for any small club.

The U16 Munster Plate Final was held on Sunday 28th at Mastergeeha F.C., Killarney and the Desmonds came out on the winning side. Best of Luck as the Desmond team goes forward now, to the semi Final of the All Ireland Plate.

DIARY:

1st - 4th Feb. ' The Maiden Aunt' by the Hillside Players, Ardpatrick.

Fri 2nd Feb: An Ráth present Comhaltas Concert, in Charleville Park for Bruff Dementia Centre.

​Sun 4th Feb: Car Boot Sale, Newcastle West.

10th & 11th Feb: Banogue Parish present ' A Wake in the West'

Tue 13th: ​ ' Nobody's Talking to Me' Abbeyfeale 'Drama Group​. .

15th -18th Feb: ' Pretend Sick' -​ Athea Drama Group

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