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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.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES Congratulations to Laura O’Connor winner of the club lotto, the numbers drawn were 4, 9, 21, and 28.  She won €3,950.00. Enjoy your winnings. The lotto on November 7 is for a jackpot of €2,000.00 at McGraths Bar. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week. Jennifer Nunan, Ballyorgan won €100 in the recent Limerick Development Draw, congratulations. There was a very successful night at the GAA hurling All Stars for the Limerick team.  Congratulations to Sean Finn, Richie English, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey, Cian Lynch and Graeme Mulcahy on receiving All Stars and to Cian Lynch Senior hurler of the year and Kyle Hayes Young Player of the year. Congratulations to the squad of 36, the management and backroom team on providing the GAA moment of the year. Best wishes to all the Limerick teams and managements for 2019.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville, on December First has entry on the night by ticket only. The organisers of the event are taking no seating reservations as seating is on a first come, first served basis only. The dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fund raiser 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 being approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA/THE HILLSIDE PLAYERS The Hillside Players Youth Drama would like to congratulate the cast of A Polar Bear in New Jersey by Anna Moench on 2 amazing shows last weekend. We received some wonderful feedback following both performances and we would like to thank everyone who came and supported our young actors. We'd also like to thank Ballyhoura CCE for opening both performances, and setting the tone so eloquently with traditional Irish music. Now that the curtain has come down on the youth drama for 2018 our focus will turn to bringing you our usual comedic antics are the end of January 2019. We are always looking for new members to join our group and welcome any new faces who may be interested in acting or helping out in any way be it front of house or stage/lighting etc. A lot goes on behind the scenes in getting a production ready, so we would be delighted if you would consider joining us. For more details please contact us through our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/ TheHillsidePlayers or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BALLINVREENA AFTERNOON TEA DANCE Afternoon tea dance in Ballinvreena Community Hall on Sunday November 18 from 3pm to 6pm music by Billy O Brien admission €8.00 includes admission to free raffle for hampers and gifts free refreshments with home baking promises to be very enjoyable afternoon

KILFINANE COSHLEA HISTORICAL SOCIETY “It’s a long way to Tipperary’-The Sound of the Great War.  Historian Denis G. Marnane will deliver a talk on this topic in Ballinvreena Community Hall on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8pm. Entry fee: €5

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