Pioneer Association Golf Classic 2015

Mr. Eamon Keatings Team


The annual Pioneer Golf Classic fundraiser took place in Clontarf Golf Club on Friday 3rd July 2015. The weather played its part as it was a gloriously bright and sunny day, ideal conditions for a perfect round of golf!

Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock 2015


Sunday 19th July 2015

Pioneer Association/Matt Talbot/Apostleship of Prayer Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine. Mass to be celebrated by the Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin

2.30pm: Blessing of the Sick

3.00pm: Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

All Pioneers are encouraged to take part in this special day.

Pioneer Association's Members Raffle 2015 - Results


Congratulations to the winners of the Pioneer Association Members’ Draw which took place on Wednesday 1st July 2015. The winner of the first prize of €2,000 was Ms. Moran from Co. Wexford. The winner of the second prize of €500 was Mr. Gildea from Co. Leitrim. The winner of the third prize of €250 was Ms. Rocks from Co. Down. We extend our gratitude to all those who purchased tickets and supported our raffle. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Berkeley Tragedy

We extend our condolences to the victims of the Berkeley California tragedy and offer our deepest sympathies to the families concerned. We have had Requiem Mass offered for the repose of their souls. Fr. McGuckian, Central Spiritual Director of the Pioneer Association, presented a Young Pioneer pin to Eimear Walsh, in the parish church of Foxrock while she was a student at Loreto College. Eimear features in a photograph below taken at a young pioneer meeting during her schooldays. She is the centre of the three.

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Pioneer Association - Golf Classic 2015

Date: Friday 3rd July 2015
Venue: Clontarf Golf Club
Contact Raymond O'Connor if you are interested in entering a team or sponsoring a tee/hole.
Event is open to pioneers and non-pioneers.
Telephone: 01 874 9464
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Pioneer Golf Classic 2015

2014 Gradam Awards

37 Pioneer centres, from all over Ireland, receiving their pennants for excellence at the Gradam Awards Ceremony that was held on Saturday 16th May 2015 in St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. Congratulations to all for the fantastic work that is been done at the local level in many parishes throughout the country.


 Gradam Na Réadóirí for 2014 - Recipients

Ardfield/Rathbarry, Burren, Carrickmacross, Carrigaline, Crosserlough, Donoughmore, Duleek, Dunshaughlin, Fedamore, Glencorrib, Glinsk, Goresbridge, Holy Family Drogheda, Killucan, Kiltoghert, Knock, Kiltoom, Loup, Marino, Mervue/Ballybane, Mitchelstown, Muintirvara, Newtownshandrum, Portlaoise, Rathmolyon/Enfield, Roslea/Smithboro, Rostrevor, Scoil Muire agus Padraig, St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School Newry, Sessiaghoneill, Togher.

15 Years                                                 

Cong/Neale, Kilmaine, Leighlinbridge, Mountmellick

10 Years

Leitrim/Kilcooley, Islandeady                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Pioneer Raffle 2015

Your chance to win some cash prizes!!!!

Contact Central Office on 01 874 9464 for further details.......


National Pioneer Ball 2015

pioneerball2015Charleville Park Hotel

Charleville, Co. Cork

Tickets €30

For further information, contact:

Mary Holland - 027 63384
Sorcha Ui Laoghaire - 086 364 2619
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Ball tickets can also be ordered directly from Central Office - 01 874 9464

New President of Pioneer Association


Our newly elected President is James Shevlin. James is from Glinsk in Co. Galway close to the Roscommon border. He is a retired Primary School Teacher having served as Principal and Deputy Principal during his career. He is married to Carmel and they have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren. He is a member of the Glinsk Centre where he serves as P.R.O. and Treasurer. He is also President of Roscommon/Athlone Region PTAA and Chairman of Connaught PAC. He sits on the Board of Management and has been a delegate from the Diocese of Elphin to Central Council.