UP – FOR – MATCH           There was a special up for the match radio recording special at Buttercup Farm on Monday night last.  This was part of the preview to the senior hurling county final which is now firmly fixed for Sunday 11th. November at the Gaelic Grounds.  The opposition are local neighbours Adare.  The radio recording was presented by Ger Downes and John Fitzgerald of West Limerick 102FM this radio programme will go out on air on Thursday evening the 8th of November between the hours of 9 and 11 pm. You can also listen to it on the West Limerick 102FM website ( Ideal for our immigrant community throughout the world. This will be a two hour programme with local GAA personalities speaking of the past achievements and the present achievements of the Croom GAA Club beautiful music which was played by the local musicians added a special touch to this programme. Many hidden historic events of Croom’s role in the GAA since its establishment in 1884.  It recalled the titles achieved and All Ireland titles won by many of the Limerick former Hurlers.  It was great to see one of Croom’s great stalwarts John Martin who played with distinction in the forties and fifties and wore the Croom colours and Limerick colours with pride.  No doubt our young senior hurling panel will show that great pride of their club and parish on Sunday 11th.  People are advised to take note of the up for the match programme Thursday 8th.

DEATHS           Mrs. Margaret O’Brien Ballineety, Mother of Fr. Eamon O’Brien C.C.  Mrs. Teresa Hanley, Carrigeen, Bridget Hayes, Knocklong, sister of Annie Kiely, St. Senan’s Terrace.

ANNIVERSARY MASSES             Gerard and Kathleen Cagney, St. Senan’s Terrace, at St. Mary’s Church. P.J. O’Donoghue, Cherrygrove, Banogue Parish Church.  Alice Kearney, Main St. St. Mary’s Church.  Month’s Mind Mass: Patrick Gallagher, Rathbranagh.

WEDDING           The Wedding took place at St. Mary’s Church Croom, of Miss Siobhan Boughen, Fanningstown. The Groom Adrian Insley, Dromcollogher. Fr. Joe Kennedy chief Celebrant P.P. Croom, assisted by Canon Seamus Ambrose P.P. Dromcollogher.  Chief bridesmaid, Clare Frazer, bridesmaid Monica Linowska, groomsman, Terence Insley,  bestman, Padraig Savage, flower girls, Ellie Boughen, Noelle Insley, music, Bernadette Dick, readers, first reading Noreen O’Callaghan, second reading, Gerard Insley.

NOVEMBER REMEMBRANCE            The annual November remembrance of the people who died over the past twelve months will take place at St. Mary’s Church Croom on this Saturday evening at the vigil mass.  This is always a sad but special occasion to remember those who have died.  Husbands, wives, sons, and daughters relatives a candle is lit for each one of those who have departed from us and shows that they are not forgotten by their people.

CHURCH ARRANGEMENTS            Thursday is the feast of All Saints and is a Holy Day  of Obligation.  Masses for the feast, Wednesday evening Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.  Thursday morning Masses:  Banogue 10.00 a.m.  Friday is the First Friday of the month and the Commemoration of all the faithful departed.  Masses at 9.30 a.m. Banogue, Croom 9.30 a.m., and 7.30 p.m.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:  Banogue from morning Mass until 12 noon. Croom from 10.00 a.m. (in the Sacristy) until evening Mass at 7.30 p.m.  The area responsible for organising the day long adoration is Church Rd./Lisgreen/Gortroe Contact Christy Murray or Marion Lyons if you wish to do an hour.  Those who normally do an hour entirely or in part are more than welcome.

ROAD LINK DEVELOPMENT              Major road works has now commenced on the Skagh link road close to St. Senan’s Terrace.  This is part of the Croom Development plan and it’s expected that the work should be completed within the next four to five  months. The contractors for the projects are Wills Contractors from the West of Ireland.  The second phase of the road link development will connect to the Old Croom Road.  This is the start of a major development for Croom and district and is the first signs of a progressive Croom and Maigueside district.  The new link development will accommodate up to over 300 houses over the next five to ten years.  Croom are awaiting the approval and sanction of the upgrading of sewage and water services which is also part of the development plans for Croom. The new road link will probably facilitate the heavy traffic and bus transport services which transport  students to and from Colaiste Chiarán.


1st prize: N & S O’Connor, Caemore Court, Croom €1500

2nd prize: Brendan Buckley, Croom Precision €500

3rd prize: Brendan Kiely, Hebertstown €100

4th prize: Tom O’Brien, Dunoman €100

5th prize: Eamon Whelan, Fedamore €100

6th prize: Mike Fitzgerald, Caherass €100

7th prize: John O’Sullivan, Ballygrennan €100

8th prize: Gareth Sheerin, Banogue €50

9th prize: Killian and Imogen Moloney, St. Senan’s Terrace €50

10th prize: Pearl and John Holland, Herbertstown €50

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