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CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Mary O’ Sullivan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Joanne Sheehy at the 10am on Sunday morning.

MASSES IN ARDPATRICK From the first Sunday in January 2019, it is proposed that Ardpatrick Church will lose one weekend Mass. During the month of October Mass-goers have a choice by ballot paper to express their preference to retain the Saturday evening or Sunday morning mass. This ballot applies to all who attend weekend Masses in Ardpatrick Church, regardless of your parish. A return box is available in the Church up to Sunday October 28.   

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 7, 10, and 21.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Josephine Roche, Lower Main Street, Kilfinane, promoter Centra. €20.00 lucky dips went to Shane and Ella O’ Sullivan, Ballinlyna, promoter Sean O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to Helen O’ Dea, Radairc Cillin, promoter Breeda Walsh. €20.00 to Neilus Hennessy, Corner House, promoter Neilus Hennessy. €20.00 to Elaine Downes, C/O Centra, promoter Centra. Next lotto is at Healy’s Bar and the jackpot is €3,650.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

RESULTS The Premier Intermediate team came away with a significant result on Saturday 13 with a 4 point win over Feohanagh in the relegation play off. The score of 15 points to 11 was the result of an excellent second-half display and we again play Premier Intermediate next year. Congratulations to the under 14 team who won the county title on Saturday 13 beating South Liberties on a scoreline of 2-06 to 1-08.  There was great excitement after the win and congratulations to all involved. The playing year comes to an end for the adult club and we would like to thank all our teams, management, sponsors and supporters.  Hopefully we can build on the experiences of the year and the successes of the underage teams coming through.  Roll on 2019.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) upcoming big fundraising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December 1. The 24 dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fundraiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not been approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

ARDPATRICK LADIES CLUB Ardpatrick Ladies Club held their Annual General Meeting recently.   The following Officers were elected:-   Chairperson Imelda Quilty, Secretary Mary Murphy, Treasurer Nora O’Gorman, Vice-Chairperson Doreen Clifford, Assistant Secretary Catherine Herbert and Assist Treasurer Eileen O’Sullivan.   Plans were made for the year ahead.

FUNDRAISER FOR MILFORD HOSPICE Ardpatrick Ladies Club are organising a coffee evening in the Community Centre after 7.00 pm Mass on Saturday October 20. Coffee morning after 10 am Mass on Sunday October 21 in aid of Milford Care Centre. We look forward to your generous support as usual.

HISTORY LECTURE ON BRIAN BORU The life of Brian Boru, the greatest of the Irish Kings, is the subject of the next lecture organised by the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. He is best remembered for his death at the battle of Clontarf in 1014, which had nothing to do with fighting the Danes as we were all taught in school. To learn the truth about this battle and Brian's extraordinary career, from being the younger son of an obscure local ruler to becoming the High King of Ireland, all are welcome to this lecture by medieval specialist historian Lenore Fischer on Monday next October 22 at 8.00pm in T.1.17, Tara Building Mary Immaculate College, SCR, Limerick.

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