Boherlahan Dualla



Boherlahan Dualla GAA are in their centenary year this year, celebrating 100 years of the GAA in our club. We will be holding a celebratory Dinner Dance in Dundrum House Hotel on Saturday, November 17. Please let relatives and friends know about this date and put it in your diary.


The sports complex will be closed at 8pm each night for the remainder of the summer period.


The U10 age group had two challenge matches last week against Golden on Saturday and Clonoulty last Tuesday evening. They continue to train each Wednesday evening and Saturday morning along with the U6 and U8 age groups. On the August bank holiday Monday our two U12 hurling panels were in action against Moyne/Templetuohy in the Mid Semi Finals. First to play were the group 4 players, having had the majority of possession and leading throughout unfortunately they were pipped at the post and defeated by the narrowest of margins of just one point. It was a very exciting game and great to see how much this group have progressed and developed to fine young players, many of whom are young again for the next two years. It was then the turn of the Group 1 panel and they had a great victory with a score line of 2-4 to 1-3. The standard of hurling displayed by both teams was extremely high and Boherlahan Dualla showed a relentless winning attitude. We had great support from the parish in Littleton, encouraging them throughout their campaign. We call on everyone’s support for the Mid Final which will be played this Saturday, August 18, in the Ragg at 1.45pm. Best of luck to all concerned. Last Thursday evening in Pairc na nOg our U14s were beaten in their Mid Semi Final by a stronger Gortnahoe Glengoole team. They made a gallant come back in the second half and narrowed the gap to four points but unfortunately luck wasn’t on their side. They will now compete in the Shield Competition, fixtures will be made shortly.


Our Seniors played Carrick Davins last Saturday in the O’Riain Cup Semi Final. The full time score was Boherlahan Dualla 4-15 to Carrick Davins 3-12. Well done to everyone on a great win again, which now sees us through to an O’Riain Cup Final tie with our neighbours Moycarkey Borris. The date and venue for this game has yet to be fixed.


Thanks to Seamus and Rose McGrath for this fundraising opportunity for the Juvenile Club. The Buster Draw will take place at Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, September 15. Tickets are E10 and available from any club member. Prize money is E600.


To give support at a time of bereavement is one of the corporal works of mercy. There is a wonderful tradition in our parish of so many helping out at these times and long may that tradition continue. Yet, sometimes people are not sure what to do or say at such difficult times. A workshop on these theme is offered by the Social Work Department at Milford Centre, Castletroy, Limerick on Saturday, September 22, and Saturday, November 10, from 10am to 1pm. If anyone is interested in attending one of these workshops or in forming a Bereavement Group in the parish we ask them to give their names to Fr. Egan or Fr. Brennan.


A couple of years ago a lovely statue of St. Brigid was erected at Tubberadora. An array of beautiful flowers now surrounds the Statue and the shrine is maintained by the Walsh family and other neighbours. A rosary and prayers was celebrated at the statue on last Sunday.


Thanks to all who helped out and bought cakes and buns at the cake sale last weekend. It was a great success, bringing in a total of €760.70 to the fund. Winners of the raffle were Julia O’Dwyer, Mary Ryan, Philip Ryan and Diane Foley.


Bingo continues every Monday night in Boherlahan. Prize money is E1,700 nightly. Buses serving local surrounding areas. Contact any member of the Bingo Committee for further details. Proceeds go towards the upkeep of the hall, the GAA and Senior Citizens


It is that time of year again. Please make every effort to keep our villages neat and tidy. If everyone cooperates, then the problem is solved. Please be vigilant and challenge people who feel they can use parish amenities for anti-social behaviour. If we take responsibility, then standards and values will be safeguarded and maintained.


Will host its annual Threshing Festival on the weekend of 1st and 2nd September. Events on the list will include a tractor run, children’s sponsored cycle, mixed football and tug of war followed by live music in the Horse & Hound, Dualla. The Threshing Festival on Sunday 2nd September promises to be a great family day out and will include tractor pulling, children’s entertainment, gymkhana, monster auction, market stalls, livestock show, dog show, threshing exhibition and many other attractions. All proceeds will benefit local charities.


Best of luck to everyone who is receiving their Leaving Cert results this week.