ST VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION: The Annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection appeal takes place at all masses on the 13th and 14th of Dec. All donations collected in the area will be spent in the area. Every donation is much appreciated. If anybody would like help from the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Branch of St. Vincent de Paul please phone 087 6437196 or 087 1011402. CHRISTMAS BINGO FUNDRAISER at Ardfert Retreat Centre this Sunday Dec. 14th beginning at 3pm. Lots of spot prizes, raffles & light refreshments available. A great family evenings entertainment. All welcome. ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Training for Community Games 2015 gets underway this Friday 12th Dec with Boys U10 indoor soccer. Draughts, U13 boys and U10 girls’ indoor soccer & basketball will commence in January. Everyone is welcome to give events a go and see if they like them. We would also welcome any parents who would be willing to help out with events. Details are as follows: Draughts: Ages-U10, U12 & U14, starting 09/01/15, 7-8pm in Ardfert Community Centre at a charge of €1 per child. For more information, contact Siobhan on 087 2041283. Indoor soccer: U10 boys start this Friday 12 December from 6-7pm in Ardfert Community Centre at a charge of €2 per child. U13 boys and U10 girls will begin in January. Basketball: Ages-U11 mixed & U13, U16 boys & girls. Dates & venue for training to be confirmed. For more information on any of these events, contact Trina on 086 4070253. Full details of upcoming events are on the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Facebook page. ARDFERT LOCAL HISTORY LECTURE SERIES / SRAITH LÉACHTAÍ STAIRE ARD FHEARTA: The next of this season’s lectures will take place on this Thursday, 11 December when members of Ardfert Camera Cub which show some of their work in a talk titled ‘*Ardfert on Camera*’. Venue is the Ardfert Retreat Centre, the lecture will commence at 8.00p.m. and last for around 90 minutes, with a break mid-way for tea and a chat. All attending are requested to give a donation at the door and all money received is given to the Retreat Centre to go towards its upkeep and maintenance. All welcome. Forthcoming lecture topics include the Ardfert Graveyards [Wednesday, 21 January], the Ardfert Railway [Wednesday, 18 February] and 18th & 19th century Visitor accounts of Ardfert [Thursday, 18 March]. Further details from 087-9706162 or CAMOGIE: Congratulations to St. Anne’s camogie team that won the Limerick Minor ‘B’ Camogie Championship on Saturday, 6 Dec 2014. They defeated Patrickswell/Monaleen (Limerick) in the final by 4 – 19 to 1 – 4. Ardfert were well represented on the team by Norette Casey, Orla Casey, Aoife Fitzgerald, Cora O’Carroll (capt.), Tréise Moran, Áine O’Connor & Nessa McGarty. After a very busy camogie year it was a very nice finish up for these girls to win this final.

Local notes 8/12/14
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