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RIP JIMMY STAPLETON:













CHOMHBHRÓN:
The death occurred of Jimmy Stapleton on Thursday 2nd.Sept, surrounded by his family. Life President of Granagh Ballingarry GAA and the West Limerick GAA Board and founding member of Granagh/Ballingarry Camogie Club.
Sadly missed by his loving wife Nuala (née Sheahan), sons Kieran, Seamus, Peter, Niall, David, Steven and Noel, daughters-in-law, partners, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers Oliver and Teddy, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
Requiem mass was celebrated by Fr. Tom Carroll in St. Joseph's Church, Granagh, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.
Jimmy was remembered as a man of many sports, cross country running, GAA and Golf. He fitted a lot into his lifetime which Steven detailed at Mass. Of course he had come across Fr. Tom previously, they worked together in '84, he as selector and Fr. Tom as manager, with the county U14 team that won the prestigious Tony Forrestal Hurling Tournament . Included on that team also was Ciaran Carey and Pat Heffernan among others who went on to star for Limerick at senior level.
He was married to Nuala for fifty five years, had thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, most of them partaking in the ceremony. We offer our sympathies to Nuala and the boys, his brothers and the wider family, Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar na mairbh.

GIVE BLOOD:
The next Clinics nearby - Colaiste Iosaef Kilmallock, 8th Sept,17.45 - 21.00. South Court Hotel Raheen, 13th Sept, 16.15 - 19.30. Greenhills Hotel Ennis Road, 14th & 15th Sept: 16.15 - 19.30.
Clinics are by appointment only. Please ring 1800 222 111 to book.

CHURCH NEWS:
Weekly Morning mass in Granagh, Thursdays & Fridays at 10am.
If anybody would like Fr. Tom to call on First Fridays, please ring the office 069-68661 and Marian will arrange it.
Booking of Masses can be done in each Church now with the Priest or the Sacristan.
In the Office, there is a wide selection of signed Mass cards available.

POST L. CERT:
This piece written by Billy O Hanluain, appeared on facebook on the eve of the Leaving Cert.
In reality this exam is just a stepping stone on life's journey and plays a minor role in shaping the person you will ultimately become.
"Today, I am thinking about all the students who'll get their leaving cert results on Friday; not the ones who'll be feted on the covers of newspapers with their freakish bouquets of seven A1s.
"No, this morning, I salute the dreamers, the ones who ploughed through their own furrow against the grain, the dancers and chancers, the schemers, the unsung heroes of the magical space between the classes, the bike shed kissers and smokers, the ones whose crooked branches could never be bent straight.
"The raconteurs of the school bus stop, the shy ones who'll be beautiful late bloomers, the bullied ones, the ones who thought their leaking buckets were deficient but it is only along a well-watered path that the most beautiful flowers grow.
"The boys and girls who held tight to their own songs, whistling their own melodies against the wind that blew hard for the last six years. The oddballs who rolled, collecting only the moss they wanted.
"The gay boys who've waited for years to walk out of those school gates for the last time and walk tall. The ones who were taunted and not taught, the ones whose songs were frozen and stultified by facts; there is no failure today."
"The thaw begins today. This is your Spring, your release, your recovery, your time," .
"Take flight. Learn to forget and dazzle yourself by being who you truly are. Let nobody measure or assess you. Look up into the cosmos of your beautiful self and follow that star that winks at you showing you the way towards the place that school never revealed to you. "Somewhere way beyond what you thought was possible. Somewhere so close. Deeply lodged in you."


GRANAGH UTD:
Granagh climb Everest'' Gofundmepage'': 28 Climbs of Knockfierna = 1 Climb of Everest. If you are Available over the weekend of Sept 24th - 26th or maybe you might sponsor someone else to do it ?
Over the last eighteen months Granagh United FC like many other clubs have been unable to run our normal annual fundraisers, such as our Pub Table Quiz and our Race Night. We did receive over €1,000 in contributions for the race night for which we were extremely grateful. However the club does still need to pay for Insurance fees, Registration fees, Utility bills, training equipment and a new mower in order to keep the facility in good order for training and matches. This annually comes in at between €6,000-€8,000. This year we are not charging registration fees as there was little or no football played last year. However, a well supported fundraiser will allow the club to run financially well over the next 12 months, and ensure that both children and adults will be able to enjoy training and playing matches across the 21/22 season in Granagh. Thank you for all your support.

WHAT's ON:
Friday 10th, 8pm, Friars Gate, Kilmallock. Bottom Dog Theatre present '' A Wilde Fan'' with Myles Breen.
Sun 12th, 10am - 3pm: Farmers Market at Rockbarton Garden Centre, Plus a special once-off dog show. Families are invited to enter their pooches in one or more categories. Rosettes will be awarded to the first, second and third dog of each category and a trophy for the Champion Dog.
Sun 12th, 2pm: Poetry in Adare Park. Who will be there - John Liddy, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Ed O'Dwyer, Jessica Brown, Kieran Beville and Mike MacDomhnall.
Monday, Sept 20th, 7.00pm: Join a Choir for the Winter, Musica Fusion School, Charleville.
Sept 20 - 26th: Limerick Jazz Fest.

DID YOU KNOW:
6th Sept, 1971; - Birth of Dolores O'Riordan.
7th Sept, 1888; - Edith McLean first baby to be placed in an incubator in New York.
8th Sept, 1504; - Michelangelo's statue of David, unveiled in Florence.
9th Sept, 1954; - 1st "bug" in a computer program, a moth was removed with tweezers from a relay!
10th Sept, 2021; - World Suicide prevention Day.
11th Sept, 2001; - 9/11 Attacks On World Trade Center and Pentagon.