Anniversary Mass: Saturday 16 March 11am Mass: Kathleen Keane. 6.30pm Mass Teresa Ryan.(Forest View)
Sunday 17 March 11am Mass ; John Parkinson (Ivy House, High Street).
Friday 15 March 8pm Mass: Kevin McMahon (Ballincrana) , (Months Mind)
Saturday 16 March 6.30 (Vigil Mass) Michael & Jimmy Daly.
Sunday 17 March 11am Mass; Bill Lynch (New Terrace)
Remembrances /Anniversaries : Tom Flynn (Ballinvreena) Helen Slattery, Billy Mulcahy. Hannie O’Dwyer. Sr Clementina late principal Kilfinane National School.
SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to O’Keerffe and O’Dwyer family members on the death of their aunt Hannah ‘Hannie’ O’Dwyer, Ballintubber, Kilfinane. Hannah was reposed at Ryan’s Funeral Home Ballylanders on Friday evening last 8 March before removal to the Church of Our Lady of Ransom Glenroe where Requiem Mass was celebrated on Saturday 9 March followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. (May She Rest in Peace)
BIRTHDAY WISHES: Congratulations are extended to the following who recently celebrated Birthdays recently James O’Doherty (Bosnetstown) who celebrated his Birthday on Sunday last 10 March, also Michael Sheehy (Lower Main Street) who celebrated his birthday on Sunday 10 March.
KILFINANE BRIDGE CLUB: Monday, March 4.
Presidents Prize Night: 1. Jo Connery & Teresa Flynn; 2. Mary Murphy & Joan Halpin and 3. Nancy Crowley & Freddie Ward
KILFINANE JUNIOR CHEESS CLUB: Fourteen members of the club played in the final Chess Monthly Competition of the year last Sunday in Limerick. It was a good experience for the young players and also good practice for the upcoming Schools competitions. Seven trophies were won. In the Under 9 section, Niall Ryan came Second, and Aine O’Leary won the girls prize. In Level 1 Conor O’Leary came Second, Tyrone Ryan Third and Roisin Tan won the Girls prize. Level 2 was won by Brian O’Keeffe and the Open was won by Padraig Weeks. The remaining players were Danny Moloney, Colm and Robbie O’Keeffe, Eoin, Liam and Niall Fitzgerald, and Scott Hayes. There will be no chess club this Saturday 16 March
WELL DONE EDD : Congratulations are extended to local Athlete Edd Valatka who on Saturday last 9 March, represented Scoil Pol in the Aviva All Ireland Schools Cross Country finals in Jordanstown Co. Antrim. Edd a member of the Kilfinane Athletic Club had already won Silver and Bronze in the North Munster and Munster Finals of the Schools Cross and finished in eleventh place out of 110 starters in the All Ireland Finals, which was a very credible performance.
CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations are extended to two local club hurlers who were receiptiants of South GAA Awards 2012 at the Presentation function held on Saturday night last 9 March at Bulgaden Castle, David Moloney was Awarded the Emmet’s (Divisional Team) Hurler of the Year while Ian O’Brien won the Minor Hurler of The Year Award for his displays with Sean Og Hanley’s in winning the Divisional League and Championship double in 2012.
KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : All Ireland Schools Cross Country 9th March 2013 Congratulations to Edd Valatka who had another fantastic result when finishing 11th in the 2013 Aviva All-Ireland Scools Cross Country Championships which took place in the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Edd is now on standby for the Irish Team taking part in the Celtic games in the coming months.
Munster 4 Mile Road Championships Newtownshandrum 10 March 2013 .Despite travelling to Newtownshandrum with a depleted men’s and women’s team the club came away with fantastic results. Well done in particular to James Gubbins and Ken Heelan with James winning a Novice Silver medal as a member of the Limerick Novice Team and James and Ken both winning a Senior bronze medal as part of the Limerick Senior Team. James is building up an impressive collection of individual and team honours with Ken got off to a great start in his first championship race for the club. Fantastic result by West Limerick who won the novice men’s team event. Kilfinane AC’s men’s team were just outside the medals in the Senior Team Category finishing Fourth, which was a great performance nevertheless. Despite a challenging course and wintery conditions the following impressive times were posted. James Gubbins was Twenty Fourth in 23:07, Ken Heelan Forthy Second in 24:25, Donnacha Enright Fifty Third in 25:37, Sean Manning Fifty Fourth in 25:48 and Paul Ryan Sixty First in 27:12. In the Ladies race all 3 ladies came in close together with Aideen Leany Forth First in 31:19, Edel Hennessey Forty Second in 31:38 and Agne Bulyceva Forth Third in 32:15. Great running all. Thanks to Martin Hennessey who was there supporting the team. Great to see Patrick O’Sullivan back in action after a layoff with injury, running 21:37 in a 5K in Glasgow. Many of our runners are taking part in the Mallow 10 mile this Bank Holiday Monday 18 March. Best of luck to all taking part in this excellent local event.
TRAINING : There were great numbers out training in Dromin again this week, great to see new faces every week. Training continues this Saturday in Dromin at 9.30 am. Details of Midweek training will be circulated via facebook and text. For information on club training etc. contact Sean on 086-6001430 or send us a message on facebook. New runners of all levels always welcome.
UPCOMING RACES Fifth race in UL Rowing Club Spring Series this Thursday 14 March at 7pm from UL Boathouse - Joey Hannon Memorial 6km Walk & 10km Run onthis Sunday 17 March at 2pm, walk at 1.15pm. KOSTAL Mallow 10 Mile March 18 2013 at 12:30pm.
NEW ARRIVAL : Congratulations to Micheal Halpin and Siobhan Colclough on the arrival of their daughter Nessa Rae. Looking forward to seeing her wearing the blue and green singlet in the years to come
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday 21st March @ 7.00pm sharp in D& M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Chris who will speak about cabbage and their versatility in that they can be harvested all year round by planting different varieties. If you love your greens this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be our first seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. GIYs vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables.