FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Torch Players – Bernard Farrell Comedy. On Thursday May 23, Torch Players, Limerick return to Kilmallock with I Do not Like Thee, Dr. Fell by Bernard Farrell. A hilarious and satirical send up of American group therapy, a group of people gather in a sealed room for an Encounter group session under the direction of an American group therapist. Cast: Mary Harvey, Ollie Hayes, Peter Hayes, Pat Kelly, Joanne O’Brien, Jeanne O’Connor, Micheal O’Dubhghaill.
Annmarie O’Riordan - On Friday June7, Annmarie O’Riordan makes her first visit to Friars’ Gate. Already establishing a truly distinctive and increasingly popular singing style in the world of traditional Irish music Annmarie was chosen as the nation’s Best Newcomer Horizon Award winner at the highly prestigious Irish Music Awards announced at the World Fleadh held in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar in 2009. Dolores Keane is her main source of inspiration and, clearly, their singing styles are not dissimilar.
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: Last Sunday morning members of KCC headed for Caherconlish to support Limerick cycling club classic tour. The distance was 120kms and with two groups to choose from there was a group to suit all. The weather was on our side for once so it turned out to be a great day and it was a well ran and a well organised event. Ger Cusack had a bit of a tumble on the way back to the finish but luckily enough Ger didn’t get hurt and he finished the 120km distance. Club members cycling on the day where Juliette O’ Connell, Ger Cusack, Liam Hayes, Richard Hayes, Derek Ryan, Joe Costello, Ger Leahy, Billy Murphy and Niall Lynch this was another great club day out so here’s to our next spin.
AUSTIN WILLIE AND PAUL RACING IN DUNGARVAN - It wasn’t a great day for the club in Dungarvan with club member Willie Whelan having a big accident and ending up in hospital so we wish you a speedy recovery Willie and we hope to see you back in the KCC colours sooner rather than later. Paul O’Connell was also caught up in the crash but luckily enough just a few scrapes and bruises. Racing in Dungarvan was Austin Sheedy, Willie Wheelan and Paul O’ Connell. We as a club are really proud of the lads to be competing at such a high level so keep it up lads and here’s to the next day out and most importantly stay safe.
COAST TO COAST FOR CANCER – Club member Will Whelan was busy attending the launch of Coast to Coast for Cancer 2013- 637 km from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal in 24 hours non-stop. The launch was held in Deebert House Hotel on Thusday May 16 and guests on the night included Marcus Horan and Gerry Duffy. Will has sponsorship cards if you would be interested in supporting him on this massive event which will take place on June 21 and June 22. Best of Luck Will.
TIME TRIALING IN PATRICKSWELL - Last Thursday evening again saw club members heading for Patrickswell to compete in the 18km time trial hosted by cycling pursuits with Austin Sheedy and Paul O’ Connell posting great times in the elite category and Ger Cusack, Joe Costello, Richard Hayes also posting great times and with Juliette O’ Connell leading the way for the ladies the club is going great guns and with just two weeks left we hope to be in the prizes.
CLUB SPINS - Our club spins continue every Sunday morning leaving the old neodata car park in Kilmallock at 9a.m with two groups and a beginner group to chose from there is sure to be a pace and distance to suit you. Our Tuesday and Thursday spins are back in action leaving the same venue at 7p.m our Wednsday beginner/improver group is back leaving the old neodata car park at 7pm so your pace is our pace and there you will be helped with some good advice and encouragement so why not make the change today and come and join Kilmallock cycling club so log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and get all our contact details there or choose a spin that suits you from the list above hope to see you there.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers training continued again with another large turn out in testing conditions. The gods were smiling on us and two groups managed to get the Castletown circuit done avoiding most of the rain. The Saturday group welcomed yet another new member out cycling with the group for the first time, well done Carol. Out cycling were Liz Leonard, Gerry Ryan, Sean Burchill and Carol Walsh.
Another Sunday and another tour, we headed for Caherconlish to take part in the 120KM Limerick Tour. Out touring were Jimmy Lillis, Dave Walsh, Jerry Reidy, John Crowley, Stephin Hehir, Garry Tierney, Ger O’Connell, Simon Kelly Ber Gammell, Michelle Gammell and Paula Clery. The guys planning on doing Wicklow 200 cycled to Caherconlish completed the tour for a total of 190km, well done Owen Tobin, Declan McCarthy, Paul Gammell, Mike Sexton, Willie McCarthy and John Carey. If you keep this up Kilmallock Cycles will run out of Chamois Crème. We also ran a normal Sunday cycle for those not taking part in the tour. Out cycling were Eugene Manton, Dave Curly, Richard O’Neil, John Fitzgerald and Joe Carroll. Well done guys. Training continues this week with our Wednesday night cycle at 6.30, its not too late to get your legs sorted for the Ring of Kerry. We have a group and pace to get you to your goals. Saturday training continues with the 9.30 beginners/improvers group. This is the way to get back into cycling or improve your skills especially cycling in a group. The Duhallow Tour takes place Saturday in Freemount in aid of Juvenile Arthritis with 55km and 105km routes available. Tour starts at 9am. Sunday training will continue with the 7.30 and 8.30 groups. As with all cycles we depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles. Also on the Sunday is the Ballmacac Cycle in Waterford. More details on www.comeraghtour.com. Be safe be seen.