Monday, June 25, 2012

Shannonbridge GAA Club Notes

Intermediate Football Championship.

Shannonbridge just came up short on Sunday, at Clara, losing to Durrow by one point. In a low scoring first half, Shannonbridge lost Eddie Egan through injury, replaced by Darragh Corbett. A well worked goal, finished by John Ryan, left the sides level at the break 1-2 to 0-5.

In the ninth minute of the second half, a Durrow goal gave them a two point lead. Four minutes later they were awarded a penalty. A good save from Donal Corbett, resulted in a 45, which was deflected into the net. A goal by Anthony Kelly and a Shane Flannery point brought the gap back to the minimum. Durrow scored their third goal in the twenty first minute. Shannonbridge hit back with a point from a free and a goal by Paul Deeley from the penalty spot, but time ran out leaving Durrow winners by 3-7 to 3-6.

Team: Donal Corbett, S. Flannery (0-1), P. Moloney, M. Darcy, N. Price, P. Egan, W. Keena, J. Ryan (1-0), J. Egan, T. Mahon (0-1), K. Flannery (0-1), P. Kelly, P. Deeley (1-2), E. Egan, K. Kelly. Subs: Darragh Corbett for E. Egan, C. Killeen for T. Mahon, Anthony Kelly (1-1) for P. Kelly, R. Ryan for K. Flannery.

Duck Derby.

The club’s duck race, due to take place on the Shannon last Saturday, was deferred due to weather conditions and the high flood in the river. It will be run as soon as possible; many thanks to all who supported.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Clonmacnois Parish Newsletter

Sunday 24th June 2012 – St John the Baptist B

Tel (090) 9674125 Fax (090) 9674267

Mass times: Shannonbridge: Weekend, 8pm (Sat), & 12 noon, Sun;

Weekdays, 10am. Clonfanlough – Sunday, 10.30am


Masses: Each day @ 10am

Church Cleaners: M.McManus, C.Slattery, A.Corbett

Ministers of Holy Communion: Group 1

Readers for next Weekend: Group 6, A.Hynes, D.O’Carroll

Altar Servers for this week: Group 3, Sarah, Alisa, Jack, Katie



Church Cleaners: B.Kilduff, E.Kilduff

Readers for next Sunday: A.Coughlan

Altar Servers for next Sunday: Group 2

Minister of Holy Communion for next Sunday: B.Coughlan

Total Offertory Collection last Sun was €437.00. Many thanks

We hope to have Mass with the blessing of graves in Clonmacnois on Sat 4th Aug @ 7pm, & in Glebe on 6th Aug @ 7pm

Questions people ask

Q. Why are bonfires lit in parts of the country on St John the Baptist’s Eve?

A. Bonfires on this night developed from the mid-summer festival when the sun reaches its highest glory but then begins to wane. That is how John the Baptist understood his mission in preparing the way for Christ. ‘He must grow greater, I must grow less’ (John 3:30). John the Baptist was the light destined to give way to the light of Christ. In a neat piece of counterpointing, the birth of Christ is celebrated just after mid-winters’ day when the sun begins to return. Christ is the light come into the world as a tiny baby destined to grow. I remember an old lady who used to bless our bonfire on this night with the plant known as St John’s Wort. (Fr O’Flynn – Intercom)


Lough Derg - Dates to remember

June to 13th Aug, traditional 3-day Pilgrimages

18th Aug, 1-day Retreats recommence, each Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed

For more info on all Retreats call 071-9861518


Good News – Bad News

Good News: You baptised seven people today in the river.

Bad News: You lost two of them in the swift current.

Good News: The women's group voted to send you a get-well card.

Bad News: The vote passed by 31-30.

Good News: Church attendance rose dramatically the last three weeks.

Bad News: You were on vacation.

Good News: The Bishop has agreed to send you to the Holy Land for study.

Bad News: he is waiting for war to break out before sending you.


Ruaille Buaille summer camp in St. Ciaran's N.S. Clonmacnois. Catering for children from junior infants to sixth class, sports, games, arts and crafts etc.

2nd-6th July. For Enquiries Contact 087 7772493

Stroke Support group Meeting in Portiuncula Hospital on 28th June @ 7pm

‘Many thanks for your contributions to the Irish Cancer Society, at the recent Church-gate collection, which realised €420.00’

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shannonbridge GAA Club.

Shannonbridge play Durrow in the second round of the Intermediate Championship on Sunday next, 24th June, in Ballycumber at 3pm. Ref B. Gavin.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Shannonbridge GAA Club Notes

Division Two League. Shannonbridge recorded a five point win over Daingean - 2-11 to 0-12 on Friday night. Team:D. Corbett, S. Flannery, M. Darcy, J. Deeley, C. Killeen, P. Egan, W. Keena, R. Ryan, J. Egan, P. Kelly (1-2), K. Flannery (0-5), K. Kearns, Anthony Kelly (1-0), E. Egan (0-1), P. Deeley (0-3). Sub: Adrian Kelly for K. Kearns. Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery. No winner this week. Numbers drawn were 5, 15, 25, 26. THere were no match three winners. €200 added to Jackpot for next Tuesday's Draw. Jackpot is now €2,600.