Gillian Quinn took her second training session on Monday 11th last and delivered the news that we were unsuccessful in the swimming challenge v Kileshin at the Aquatic Centre, Dublin earlier in the day. Full credit to the four lads who took part, Dave Hyland, Pat Cole, Simon Hickey and Glen Walsh for having a good go at it but unfortunately came up short and so we have to play away when the date is announced. To ease the disappointment Niall arrived and spoke to the lads and whatever he said worked and everything was hunky dory again.

Despite what people may think, Gillian is a fitness instructor in her own right and has adapted well to GAA coaching and took the session on her own unaided. Details of the match time and date have yet to be announced and the next session is scheduled for early August. Fundraising for the occasion is ongoing and all support will be greatly acknowledged and appreciated.


The club is organising the collection of whatever scrap metal you might have lying around. We have three collection points where you can drop off stuff or we can arrange to have it collected. Contact: Michael Sweeney 086 6008584, Pat O’Farrell 086 6036306 or Eddie O’ Gorman 052 7467155.


Fixtures: South Minor ‘B’ Final is on this Friday in Ballylooby at 7.30pm. Come along and support if you can as occasions like this don’t happen as often as we would like.


Male and female fitness classes will commence in the Parochial Hall, Ballyporeen starting on Tuesday night next July 26, from 7pm to 9.30pm. Classes include the following: body conditioning, total body circuit class for both male and female. €10 for individual class, 6 classes for €50 (6 week period) or 12 classes for €80 (6 week period), Personal training available - €10 per session. For further information, contact Elaine Harrington at 087 2684626. Elaine recently qualified as a fitness instructor – Certificate in Exercise and Fitness accredited by University Limerick.


Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to our church gate collection last weekend. Thanks also to all our collectors for helping out.


Congratulations to Claire Hennessy and Paddy O’Gorman who were married in the Church of the Assumption, Ballyporeen on Saturday last July 16. We wish this popular couple every health and happiness in their future lives together.