Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Shannonbridge GAA Club

Junior C Championship.
Shannonbridge successfully launched their Junior C Championship bid with a three point win over Clonbullogue on Thursday evening. The game was played at Clonbullogue’s recently renovated grounds, which must now be one of the best pitches in the county, complete with electronic scoreboard. With the assistance of a strong breeze in the first half, Shannonbridge found it difficult to take advantage of the elements and were a point adrift at the interval – 0-3 to 0-4. A determined second half saw the visitors outscore their opponents by six points to two, leaving the final score at 0-9 to 0-6. This was a very good team performance, with a first championship start for Alan Devery and a return to the colours by Mike Devine, at full forward.
Team: C. Kelly, J. Deeley, K. Coughlan, E. Casey, M. Moloney, C. Kenny, Adrian Kelly (0-1), J. Killeen, M. Carty, J. Guinan (0-2), R. Ryan, Anthony Kelly (0-4), A. Devery, M. Devine (0-2), J. Turley. Subs: G. Quirke and L. Duffy.

Thursday 30th June, Junior Championship v St. Bridgets, in Shannonbridge, 7.30pm.
Friday 1st July, Div. 2 League Semi Final, v Ferbane, in Cloghan, 7.30pm.
Monday 4th July, Div 4 League Final v Tubber, in Doon, 7.30pm.

Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery.
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2, 12, 19 and 20 and there were five match three winners. This week’s jackpot is €2,400.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Junior Football Championship

Shannonbridge v Clonbullogue, Thursday 23rd June,in Clonbullogue, 7.30 pm.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Recent Deaths.

The death has occurred of Michael Aloysius (Esius) Greene, Clondelara. A kindly and friendly neighbour, he was in the garage and plant hire business after his return from England many years ago. He will also be fondly remembered as the first person to open a chip shop in Shannonbridge, where Supermacs is now located. He is survived by his wife Maura, nine of twelve children, grandchildren and other relatives. His funeral took place to Clonmacnoise on Saturday last.

Also laid to rest today in Mucklagh was Sean KIlroy, a former footballer with St. Carthages and a stalwart of Offaly's run to the All Ireland Final of 1969. He had worked with Bord na Mona and ESB, Lanesboro.

Also news today of the passing of Jimmy Fox, Belmont. His funeral mass takes place in High St, on Wednesday.

May they rest in peace.

Shannonbridge GAA Club Notes

Division Two League.
Shannonbridge got back to winning ways with a four point away win against Doon. This game saw the welcome return to action of John Ryan, after twelve months absence through injury. An early four point Shannonbridge lead was wiped out by a Doon goal and a point in a two minute spell midway through the first half, after which, a further five points left the visitors ahead by 0-9 to 1-3 at the break. A well contested second half saw Shannonbridge take the win by 0-13 to 1-6, with the insurance point coming from a Paul Deeley free in the sixty second minute.
Team: L. Griffin, P. Moloney, J. Egan, M. Darcy, S. Flannery, R. O’Connor, P. Kelly, N. Price (0-3), P. Egan, P. Deeley (0-4), R. Ryan, K. Flannery (0-2), D. Corbett (0-3), K. Kelly (0-1), D. Kelly. Subs: K. Kearns and J. Ryan.

Division Four League Semi Final.
With a committed team performance, Shannonbridge booked their Division Four Final spot with a two point win over Kilclonfert, at Mucklagh, on Friday last. Shannonbridge got a major early boost when Peadar Kelly’s opening point was followed by excellent goal from Anthony Kelly in the fifth minute. In a hard fought first half they managed to establish a five point lead by half time at 1-7 to 0-5. Additional scores came from Adrian Kelly, Peadar Kelly, Anthony Kelly (0-3) and John Guinan. Kilclonfert closed the gap to three points, with a goal in the twelfth minute and the stage was set for an exciting second half. Scores from Roger Ryan, Anthony Kelly, John Guinan, Paul Moloney, and Shane Flannery kept Shannonbridge in front, heading into the closing stages. In a hectic finish, as Kilclonfert pressed for the equalising goal, Colm Kelly saved, Paul Moloney fielded and cleared a high ball and Mark Carty tipped a dangerous shot over the bar, before Peadar Kelly scored the insurance point in the thirtieth minute for a four point lead. Two late Kilclonfert points were not enough to close the gap and Shannonbridge held on for a deserved win on a score line of 1-14 to 1-12.
Team: C. Kelly, C. Kenny, K. Norton, E. Casey, S. Flannery (0-1), K. Coughlan, P. Kelly (0-3), M. Carty, J. Killeen, Adrian Kelly (0-1), R. Ryan (0-2), P. Moloney (0-1), J. Guinan (0-2), P. Egan, Anthony Kelly (1-4). Sub: M. Kilduff.

The club extends it’s sympathy to Pakie and Patricia Brazil on the passing of Patricia’s mother, Rose Lawless and to the Greene family on the death of Esius Greene, Clondelara. May they rest in peace.

Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery.
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 6, 18, 22 and 26 and there were three match three winners. This week’s jackpot is €2,200.

Congratulations to Shannonbridge forward, Garda Paul Deeley, who graduated from the Garda Training College, Templemore, last week. He is stationed in Mullingar.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Shannonbridge GAA Notes

Division Two League.
Shannonbridge lost out to Clara, at Shannonbridge last Wednesday, on a score line of 0-9 to 3-10. The home side started well with points from Kieran Flannery (two), Trevor Mahon, Niall Price and a converted “forty five” from Darragh Corbett to lead by five points to one, after twenty minutes. Clara gradually settled into the game and scored three points in succession to leave the score at the break 0-6 to 0-4. With the game evenly balanced, Clara struck for two goals in the eight and tenth minutes to establish a five point lead and ran out comfortable winners in the end.
Team: L. Griffin, W. Keena, C. Killeen, K. Egan, S. Flannery (0-1), R. O’Connor, P. Moloney, N. Price (0-2), J. Egan, P. Deeley, P. Egan, K. Flannery (0-2), D. Kelly, T. Mahon (0-3), D. Corbett (0-1). Subs: M. Darcy, K. Kelly, K. Kearns, P. Kelly.

Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery won at €8,400.
Congratulations to Harry Gunning, Shannonbridge, winner of the €8,400 jackpot in last week’s draw. The numbers were 9, 11, 16 and 21. There were five match threes. Next week’s jackpot is €2,000.

Division Two League v Doon, Wednesday 15th June, in Doon, at 7.30pm.
Division Four League Semi Final v Kilclonfert, on Friday 17th June, in Mucklagh, at 7.30pm.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Clonmacnois Parish Newsletter
Sunday 12th June 2011 – Pentecost A
Tel (090) 9674125 Fax (090) 9674267
Mass times: Shannonbridge: Weekend, 8pm (Sat), & 12 noon, Sun;
Weekdays, 10am. Clonfanlough – Sunday, 10.30am

Masses: Mon,Tues, Thurs-Sat @ 10am; Wed @ 8.30am
Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €490. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: K.Price, C.Curley, P.Anderson
Eucharistic ministers: Group 3
Readers for next Weekend: Group 6, ? D.O’Carroll
Altar Servers for this week: Siobhán, Sarah, Alisa, Ciarán

Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €264. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: C.Spain, C.Guinan
Readers for next Sunday: D.Boland
Altar Servers for next Sunday: Group 1
Eucharistic minister for next Sunday: B.Coughlan
Mass on next Sat for the late Rose Daly @ 12noon
Mass on next Sun for the late Egan family (Clonlyon)
Clonfanlough Social Group will have a special Remembrance Mass for the deceased members and friends of the group.
It will be on Fri 17th June @ 7.30pm in the Hall.
Everybody is welcome, and light refreshments will be served.
A bus will go to Knock for the National Eucharistic Congress on the 25th June, leaving Shannonbridge @ 8.30am, and going via Cloghan & Ferbane. Every parish is asked to be represented on the day.
If you wish to go, please give your name to D.Finnerty or T.Rohan.
Shannonbridge ARA
‘Many thanks to all who supported, and helped at our recent Art Show & Cake Sale. It is much appreciated.’
‘We will have an Outing on Wed 15th June to Kylemore Abbey and Galway, starting @ 9 Am. All welcome.
Contact 9674169 or 9674143.’
50th International Eucharistic Congress
In Ireland, 10th to 17th June 2012. In preparation, the Congress Bell will be brought to each Diocese in turn to alert people to the importance of the Eucharist & the Congress, and as an invitation to faith, prayer, reconciliation, and to mission.
It is expected the Bell will be in Clonmacnois on Sun 17th July 2011, Each parish is seeking 12 volunteers to carry the frame that holds the Bell. If you would like to be involved please let me know.
Night Prayer Vigil in Clonmacnois Prayer Centre
Fri 17th June, beginning with Mass @ 10pm. Adoration follows and finishes at 3.10am. All welcome. Enquiries Dave 085-7746763
Mass every Wed @ 7.30pm.
Focal Scoir
“Cuirfidh mé mo Spiorad ionaibh, agus mairfidh sibh,” a deir an Tiarna.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Late Sister Monica Claffey, Dublin and Clerhane, Shannonbridge

The death has taken place of Sister Monica Claffey, Mount Sackville, Dublin and late of Clerhane, Shannonbridge. She was a member of the St. Joseph of Cluny Order, which she joined in Ferbane, beginning a long career which included farm management, nursing, teaching and missionary work in Sierra Leone.
Sr. Monica passed away on 2nd June, in her 95th year and was laid to rest last Saturday in Dublin. She is survived by her community, family and friends. She was an aunt of Padraig Turley, Dublin. May she rest in peace.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Shannonbridge GAA Notes

Division Two League: Shannonbridge 0-10; Ballyfore 1-6.
Division Four League: Shannonbridge 0-9; Raheen 2-6.

Division Two league, Shannonbridge v Clara, Wednesday 8th June, at Shannonbridge, 7.30 pm.
Division Four League, Shannonbridge v Walsh Island, Friday 10th June, at Shannonbridge, 7.30pm.

Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery.
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 21 and 27 and there were six match three winners. This week’s jackpot is €8,400.