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CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Freddie Ward at the 7pm on Saturday night and Aileen O’Dwyer at the 10am on Sundaymorning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 3, 22, and 24.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Nick O’Connell, Glenroe, promoter; Greenwood Inn. €20.00 went to Betty Mullins, Cush, promoter; Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Ger Hanrahan, Glenosheen, promoter; McGrath’s Bar. €20.00 to Marguerite Torpey, Kilfinane, promoter; Centra, €20.00 to Nicola Ryan, St. Anne’s Terrace, promoter; McGrath’s Bar. Next lotto is on Wednesday night in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and the jackpot is €12,650. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

FIXTURES The Junior B championship continues with a match V Dromin/Athlacca on Tuesday July 17 in Kilbready, the under 16’s play Murroe/Boher on Monday July 16 and the Premier Intermediate matches are off while the Limerick Senior team continue winning ways.  Congratulations to the Limerick Senior team and management on a fantastic victory over Kilkenny on Sunday last in Thurles we continue to be very proud of Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty Senior part in the Limerick journey. The Limerick minor hurlers play Kilkenny next weekend on Saturday July 21 Best of luck to Jimmy Quilty Junior and all the team and management. Hard luck to Katie Hennessy and the Limerick Senior camogie team on their loss to Waterford on Saturday last ending their championship hopes for this year. Best wishes to all Blackrock players involved with the various Limerick and Divisional teams. Please check the papers and Facebook for fixtures.

The Sports Events League continues, this week saw a few finals and the results table is looking somewhat differently than the previous posting.  Ann Hosford remains in top position with 33 points, but Richie Murphy has had two good results this week and is now in the number 2 position with 28 points. Results available from Facebook or from Tom Murphy on request.

HUP NA HOURA The Traditional Music, Song and Dance show 'Hup na Houra' has started its third season in Kilfinane, two of the six nights are over will be stagedon Monday nights July 23, 30 and Tuesday nights July 24, 31. Booking is essential on 087 4548501 and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See www.facebook.com/ cceballyhoura for more information.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT  The Ardpatrick Development Projects group was officially formed in the Community Centre, Ardpatrick on Friday July 13 following a meeting of the Community. George Douglas opened the meeting and did a review of how a group of seven people from the community have been working in the background for the last 12 months to secure land close to the village. A 3/4 of an acre site next to the primary school, as well as a disused farm building, have been identified and prices have been agreed with the landowners. George then outlined the feedback that the group have had recently from meetings they have held with the Ardpatrick Community Council, the School Board of Management and the Parents Association, as well as a meeting with the Pre-Planning Department of Limerick City and County Council. 

Having brought the project to this point, the group of people involved then felt that there needed to be an official group formed, with a mandate from the community to take the project forward. With nominations thrown open to the floor, the following officers were elected -:

Chairperson; George Douglas, Vice Chairperson; John Shanahan, Secretary; Damien Lee, Assistant Secretary; Michael Coughlan, Joint Treasurers; Eamon O'Sullivan and Mary O'Sullivan, PRO; Alan McCarthy.

The following people were elected onto the Committee -: Edward Douglas, Dave Quilty, Pa Collopy, John Downes, Fran Stone, Liz Power, Michelle Quilty and Pio McCarthy.

Anyone wishing to join the Committee is more than welcome, please come along to the next meeting or get in touch with any of the elected officers. 

The next meeting for the Ardpatrick Development Projects group will take place Friday night, July 20, at 8.30pm in the Community Centre.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.