CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Alannah Power at the 7pm on Saturday night and David Walsh at the 10am on Sunday morning.
TIDY TOWNS Ardpatrick was among the winners when the Ballyhoura County Tidy Towns awards were announced in Newtownshandrum on Wednesday of last week, the winners were drawn from the marks of the 2017 national competition, the village the category based on litter control, waste, tidiness, and housing areas. On behalf of the committee, Anne McGrath accepted the lovely plaque and a cheque for €50.00. During the past week a Tidy Towns adjudicator may have visited the village, a gentleman was spotted at various locations leading to speculation, and there are similar reports from other areas. The exceptionally warm and dry spell is leading to difficulties with bedding plants and containers, the Tidy Towns Committee wish to thank the volunteers watering of various locations.
BLACKROCK GAA NOTES There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 3, 23, and 29. The €40.00 lucky dip went to Tim Williams, Ardpatrick, promoter Harry Murphy. €20.00 went to Ted O’ Sullivan, Kilfinane, promoter Chrissie O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to Katie Healy, Kilfinane, promoter Healy’s bar. €20.00 to Mike Cooke, c/o Shaughnessy’s bar promoter Shaughnessy’s bar, €20.00 to Donie Hannon, Cush, promoter Chrissie O’ Sullivan. Next jackpot is €12,350 in Healy’s bar. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.
FIXTURES The Premier intermediates were beaten last week in the South Championship quarter final by Garryspillane 2-22 to 1-19. Hard luck to the Limerick minor team including Jimmy Quilty Jnr on the panel who were beaten by Tipperary in the Munster final, best wishes against Galway next weekend. Also hard luck to the Limerick camogie senior team including Katie Hennessy who were beaten by Galway, best wishes in the next match against Waterford. Best wishes to the Limerick Senior hurlers playing Carlow next weekend, with hopefully a victory and a match against Galway or Kilkenny the following weekend. All Board Na nOg fixtures etc. can be found on Facebook and in the fixtures section of the paper as can the adult fixtures. Continued success to all.
CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.