CARDS RESULTS: winners with 11 games Dolores Barry & Alec Hogan and with 9 games Paddy Luddy & Brendan O’Brien. Table Prizes: Peg O’Grady & Nora O’Riordan, Ann Murphy & Murty Hayes, Liam Roche & Kathleen, Norita Winters & Joe O’Meara. Raffle: EUR50 Elsie Halvey, EUR25 Norita Winters, EUR20 Alec Hogan, EUR10 Paddy Donovan, EUR10 Alec Hogan, EUR10 Alec Hogan. Cards in Knockainey Community Centre every Sunday night at 8.30pm. All are welcome.
KNOCKAINEY LADIES CLUB: Next meeting will take place on Monday March 25th at 8pm sharp. Shelia Murphy, chef will do a cookery demonstration on this night. All are welcome both members and non members.
DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND: visiting Warsaw, Czestochova, Zakopane, and Krakow will take place on October 6th 2013 for 10 nights. Group leader is Kathleen Walsh and Spiritual Director is Fr. John Walsh. Cost EUR1199.00 per person. For further details please contact Kathleen Hayes at 061 368549 or 087 8308393.
ST PATRICK’S DAY IN LOUGH GUR: Celebrations will begin at 10am with Aifreann Ui Riada. The mass will commemorate deceased members of Lough Gur Historical Society. You are invited directly after to the unveiling of a plaque in memory of Mainister Na gCallaighe. This Convent of the Canoness of St. Augustan was founded in 981AD and is now firmly enshrined in the history of Lough Gur. After the official unveiling a warm welcome will be extended to join in the traditional procession to the Holy well where a practice of “doing the rounds” will be completed.
LOUGH GUR AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY:presents “Bookworms” on March 22nd, 23rd & 24th. Preview on Thursday March 21st. The next performance by Lough Gur Amateur Dramatic Society will be “Bookworms” - this is the sequel to the very popular “Many Happy Returns” which was staged last year and many will remember it as Santa coming down the chimney. Bookworms is all about a book club and the motto is “Let’s try to show everyone that, recession or no recession, we are contented and happy...” spoken by book club Hostess Ann. Bookworms turns a sentimental eye to post Celtic Tiger Ireland and its bankrupt middle classes. Venue: Honey Fitz’ Theatre Tickets: EUR10.00
LOUGH GUR NS: congratulations and well done to our senior girls on reaching the final in the Roinn E Football tournament. They were defeated by Knockadea in the final. A great effort was made by all the girls. Well done. Lough Gur N.S will close on Friday 22nd March for Easter Holidays and will re-open on Monday 8th April. Lough Gur N.S, would like to wish you all a very holy and happy Easter.
KNOCKAINEY AFC LOTTO: There was no winner of the lotto last week which was held in Clarke’s Bar Bruff last Friday night. The numbers drawn were 3, 20, 21 and 22. Lucky dip winners 4xEUR20: Pat Enright Bruff, Anne Hurley Knockainey, Terry Ring Lough Gur & Tom Dooley Bruff. Seller’s prize EUR20: Adrienne O’Connell. The next draw will be held in Jack Lynch’s bar, Knockainey on Friday 8th March for a jackpot prize of EUR3500. Tickets on sale from the usual outlets and also online at www.knockaineyafc.ie
KNOCAINEY AFC MATCH REPORT: U10 Knockainey vs Herbertstown & Charleville 2nd March. Our under 10 team traveled to UL again this week to play Herbertstown and Charleville. We went down in both games 2-0 but we could not have any difficulty with our players as they all gave it their best. We tried some new positions and we did learn a lot from these games. David O’Donovan was outstanding at centre half with Rory O’Donnell and Kevin Lynch on either side of him. Liam Brosnan was not to blame for any of the goals. Sean Hickey came in for Kevin Lynch and Cameron Mallory came in for Rory O’Donnell. Geoffrey Joy O’Regan and Colin Buckley had two great games in mid field with Sean Keane and Eoin Cleary showing their skills on the wings. Dillon Laffan and Aidan O’Riordan were feeding off scraps but were unlucky not to score. Well done to all involved and see you at training on Wednesday evening.
Div. 1B Knockainey A 1 Charleville 1, 3rd March. The reverse fixture turned out to be a high drama game with our lads coming out on top of a free flowing 5 goal encounter but unfortunately this game never got off the starting blocks and this was mainly due to the man in the middle.
We started the brighter and a cross from the right by Liam O’Shea was misread by the keeper and he parried it out to the on rushing Jonathan Cosgrave who chested to the net. We dominated the rest of the first half and Charleville failed to threaten our goal until a tangle of legs between Mark Hartigan and the centre forward resulted in a penalty that was converted to leave it 1-1 at the interval.
Charleville came more into the game in the second half but we still managed to create the best chances but were unlucky on each occasion with our shots. The game finished level at a goal each and we will be disappointed not the take all 3 points but it was played in a fine sporting fashion and both teams will be wondering why 9 yellow cards came from at the end and their manager sent to the dressing rooms.
Squad: Malachy Hayes, Padraic Barron, Mark Hartigan, Noel Hickey, Ricky Hartigan, Liam O’Shea, Ed Dooley, Nigel Finch, Shane Finch, Jonathan Cosgrave, Nick Hayes, Kevin Moloney, Rory O’Connor, Darren Connery & Michael Meehan.
Knockainey AFC Festival: Tickets are now on sale for the main attraction Jimmy Buckley & his band on May 31st in the marquee at Bruff RFC, please call the ticket office to book your tickets on 086-1553449.