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CHURCH READERS   The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Marianne O’Dwyer at the 7pm on Saturday night and Ciaran Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

ARDPATRICK GOING FOR GOLD Ardpatrick is in line again for Going For Gold, following a live interview on Limerick 95 FM on this Thursday morning August 2, the public can vote from 12 noon to 12 midnight, the voting is via online at Limerick 95 FM website, https://www.live95fm.ie/goingforgold follow instructions, only one vote per email address and no charge.  

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES   There was one winner of the lotto jackpot of €12,800.00, the numbers drawn were 4, 7, 11, and 22.  The winner was Joe McCarthy, Kilfinane, Promoter; Brendan O’Brien. Congratulations to Joe and family. Next lotto is starting at €2,000.00 and is on Wednesday night in McCarthy’s Bar. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

FIXTURES Congratulations to the super Limerick team and management who delighted us all in the All Ireland Semi-Final V Cork Sunday July 29, winning by 4 points after extra time, 3-32 to 2-31. We wish Richie McCarthy and Jimmy Quilty the best of luck, as all roads lead to All Ireland Sunday in three weeks’ time. Ticket information for club members will follow in the next week. The Premier Intermediate championship will understandably be deferred now until after the All Ireland.

Hard luck to the Limerick ladies footballers who lost on Saturday July 28 to Derry on a score line of 0-8 to 0-7.  The next match in 2 weeks v Carlow is a must win match. Hard luck also to Tom Coughlan who captained the Limerick Tag rugby team to the regional finals last weekend.  Great display, losing the final. Please check the papers and Facebook for the Junior B fixtures.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA It's that time of year again when the youth drama elders get together and discuss all things youth drama in Ardpatrick! After 3 very successful years we are hoping to continue supporting our very talented youth around the area. We are currently exploring our options for the production of a play in October 2018. We would love you to join us! We would be very grateful if you could let us know if you have an interest in joining our group for 2018, you can contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively contact us through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ TheHillsidePlayers. Please help spread the word and tell all your family, friends and anyone who you think may have an interest in drama. The youth drama is open to all secondary school students and we offer many different roles within the group. Generally we run our workshop on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8pm in the Community Centre Ardpatrick. We are hoping to begin on Monday August 13 of but this will be confirmed at a later stage. Looking forward to seeing some new faces and welcoming back our current talented members.

THOMOND HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Thomond Historical and Archaeological Society has organised the following two trips:-

1.      Full day trip to Gort and Kilmacduagh Sunday August 12. Trip includes visits to Kilmacduagh Round Tower, and Ancient Monastery, Coole Park, home of Lady Gregory, Thoor Ballylee, Yates Tower, Kiltartan, and Gregory and Yates Museum.  For further details please contact 087 997 7340.

2.      Mid-week trip to Wexford Monday September 3 to Thursday September 6. This includes 3 night’s Bed and Breakfast, 3 evening meals at (4 star) Whites Hotel, Wexford. Morning coffee on Monday and Evening meal on return journey on Thursday. Coach, guides and entrance fees. Highlights of the trip include Ros Tapestries (New Ross); Kilmore Quay, Johnstown Castle, Kennedy Homestead, Opera House, walking tour of Wexford, Enniscorty Castle, plus Rebellion Exhibition, Boulavogue and Father Murphy Centre, Saint Aedan’s Cathedral, Ferns Castle and Tintern Abbey.

Booking deposit is essential to ensure a place on the trip. For further details please contact 087 997 7340 

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