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LIMERICK Achieve their 3-In-A- ROW. 17/7/22

Declan Hannon & Cian Lynch put in plenty of practice before

the Big Day..... And it Paid Off.

The first Anniversary Mass for Mairéad Cagney will be celebrated on Friday 22nd July at 7.30pm in Ballyagran Church.
For the month of July, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:-
Margaret Speiran & Mary Cifford, Kilmacow. Johanna Chawke, Ballyvologue. Sr. Mary Bennett, Graigacurra. Ted Tierney and Bernard Chawke, Granagh. Willie & Mary Biggane, Kilmore. Maurice Barrett & Patrick Morrissey, Doorluss. Willie Lee & Tom Sexton, Lisduane. Mairead (Treacy) Cagney, Castletown. Stephen Chawke, Mungret. John Sheahan, Banogue. Owen Neville, Shannon. Bridget McEniry, Derryclough. William Sheehy, Croagh. Margaret Houlihan, Athlacca.
The local garden centre at Cuan Mhuire, Bruree has a very attractive half-price sale on all their bedding for the month of July. They have a beautiful selection of plants in stock as well as accessories, seeds etc. Well worth a visit.
Longcourt Hotel Newcastle West: 16.45 - 20.00: Appointments: Thursday 21st July, Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th. Clinics are by appointment only, please call 1800 222 111 to book yours.
It is recommended that you have eaten something and have had plenty of cold drinks.
Allow yourself about an hour and a half to complete the process at the clinic from the registration to refreshments.
Ballyhoura Country offers myriad opportunities to take the family off beyond the well-worn tourist tracks. Their Mountain Bike Trails are the largest in Ireland, traversing through lush forests, and over hills and mountains. Go hire a bike from Ballyhoura Trailriders, no matter your level. Learn new skills at Ballyhass Mallow, with Aquapark, Axe Throwing, Archery, Ziplining and Wakeboarding on the menu. Also on the water is the Lough Gur Kayaking Experience through July and August, while on ‘terra firma’, Ballyhoura Horse Trekking is back! Ballyhoura’s brand new Trails Guide App is proving incredibly popular with walkers, while the highlight of the year will be the 26th Ballyhoura Walking Festival in October. Patrick Mulcahy, the Mindful Farmer, is hosting a one-day retreat on Saturday 23rd July in Balliwillin House and Farm. Extensive works have been undertaken on Anne’s Grove Gardens, a 190-acre historic estate near Castletownroche. Kilmallock Library and Music Generation have joined forces to host an exciting – and free – Creative Songwriting Camp from Tues 26th – Thurs 28th July, suitable for 9-12 year olds. Also a Kids’ Summer Day Time Movies on 16th August. Griston Bog is a wildlife bog walk and an outdoor classroom rich in biodiversity, while the garden experiences of Coolwater Garden and Cahernorry Church and Gardens are both well worth a visit.
Meanwhile, Mallow hosts its Arts Festival from 20th-24th July.
The 1921 All-Ireland was the 34th final of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship but the match was contested on 4 March 1923. Not only was it the first All-Ireland final to feature the two teams, but it was also their first championship meeting of Limerick and Dublin.
The match was won by Limerick (8-05 to 3-02 0 , their third All-Ireland title and their first since 1918. Limerick dominated the entire match with captain Bob McConkey scoring four goals and Willie Gleeson and Tom Grath bagging two each. The Liam MacCarthy Cup was presented for the first time in 1923.
Admission to the ground was 1/- (one shilling) and 2/- (two shillings) for adults and 6p (six pence) for schoolboys. The gate receipts were £1,680, with 19,000 in attendance. Willie Walsh (Waterford) was the referee on a bright but cold day.
100 years on and Limerick have possession of the same Liam McCarthy Cup as Bob McConkey and Declan Hannon form a unique and historic connection.
They are the First Limerick team to win 3-in-a-row. Declan Hannon became the first Limerick captain to lift the McCarthy Cup four times and Limerick is the only team ever to win All-Irelands in July, August and December. The Liam MacCarthy Cup, named in honour of Liam MacCarthy, a former president of the London Board of the GAA who in 1922 commissioned the trophy for the winners of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. Liam’s mum Bridget Dineen, hailed from Bruff and his dad was Eoghan MacCarthy from Ballygarvan, Cork.
Congratulations to a brilliant group of young men for their dedication and commitment to their back-room team and to their legend of a manager, John Kiely. Bet JP is smiling from ear to ear !!
Rugby History for Ireland at the weekend; Andy Farrell's side became the first ever Irish team to win a series in New Zealand after a 32-22 victory. Ireland had never beaten the All Blacks in a test match in New Zealand before this historic win. Ireland are now the number one rugby team in the world.!


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