May 25

Joan Roche 087-27157

Reporter:

Joan Roche 087-27157

CARD RESULTS: winners with 9 games each Dano Murnane & Mike Dwyer, and Mary Catherine Buckley & James O’Leary. Table Prizes: Dolores Barry & Paddy Finn, Deirdre Browne & Tom Sheehy, Chrissie O’Sullivan & John Sheehan, Kathleen Barry & Moira Winters. Raffle: EUR50 Liam O’Riordan, EUR25 Chrissie O’Sullivan, EUR20 Chrissie O’Sullivan, EUR10 Mary Catherine Buckley, EUR10 Deirdre Browne, EUR10 Norita Winters. Cards every Sunday night in Knockainey Community Centre at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

CARD RESULTS: winners with 9 games each Dano Murnane & Mike Dwyer, and Mary Catherine Buckley & James O’Leary. Table Prizes: Dolores Barry & Paddy Finn, Deirdre Browne & Tom Sheehy, Chrissie O’Sullivan & John Sheehan, Kathleen Barry & Moira Winters. Raffle: EUR50 Liam O’Riordan, EUR25 Chrissie O’Sullivan, EUR20 Chrissie O’Sullivan, EUR10 Mary Catherine Buckley, EUR10 Deirdre Browne, EUR10 Norita Winters. Cards every Sunday night in Knockainey Community Centre at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: takes place every Wednesday in Knockainey Church from 10.30 to 11.30am and from 6pm to 8pm. A petition box has been placed on the table at the back of the Church, everyone is invited to place their petitions in the box, which will be placed at the foot of the altar during weekly Adoration, and the petitions therein will be included in prayers offered during Adoration.

KNOCKAINEY LADIES CLUB: are organising a day trip to Middleton and surrounding areas with dinner and dance in Vienna Woods Hotel for Wednesday June 12th anyone interested in travelling contact May at 087 6257673.

PUBLIC ROSARY: at Our Lady’s Grotto each Tuesday evening at 7.30pm for the month of May weather permitting. It will take place in Church if raining. Come along and join in prayer for the parish

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE: at Holycross Abbey, Thurles, Co, Tipperary on Sunday May 26th from 1.30 to 4.00pm. Coach will leave Knockainey Community Centre at 11.30am. Contact Chris Fitzgerald at 061 382131 or Mary McNamara at 087 6257673.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: on Saturday June 1st leaving Knockainey at 8.30am. Names to Mary at 087 9733247 or Anne at 061 382431

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: presents on this Thursday evening in the Honey Fitz Helena Nugent from east Limerick radio will lecture on a recent visit and the history of Turkey. Time 8.30 pm.

KNOCKAINEY GAA LOTTO: Numbers drawn 10, 13, 21, 22. No jackpot winner. 4 x EUR20 winners; Nora Lonergan, Joe Hillard, Cal O’Connell, Gerry O’Brien. Seller’s Prize - Seamus Dooley. Next week’s jackpot EUR2700.

KNOCKAINEY TIDY TOWNS: are taking part in the Green Home survey. Our Tidy towns has been set up as a hub on the website. We are asking all householders to take part please either by completing the online survey (www.greenhome.ie) or if you wish to do it by hard copy contact Debbie Carroll on 087/6547105. once registered just choose our group from the drop down menu. It was developed as a framework to support and advise householders on ways to save money on their household bills while protecting the environment. A graph is generated and this provides the householder with a baseline figure of their household’s performance on the four themes. Please support KTT by doing this. We will then get feedback then from An Taisce

KNOCKAINEY AFC: History was made last Thursday at 6:30 pm, when Knockainey AFC fielded its first girl’s soccer teams. Knockainey girls U6s & U8s played an away friendly against Kilmallock. In difficult weather conditions, the 9 aside U8s match finished in a one all draw, while the U6s scored twice. The U8 girls resisted intense pressure in the first half but despite heroic efforts from their first half keeper, Alice and the back line of Laura, Niamh and Grace they went down to an early goal. However, our girls showed great courage and determination and stuck to their task with a midfield trio of Megan, Aine and Blánaid supplying some great ball to the forward duo of Abby and Alanna. Although the Kilmallock goal was peppered by numerous shots on target, Kilmallock’s narrow lead was maintained to half time, due mainly to their keeper’s skills. In the second half in worsening conditions, Knockainey came into their own. It soon became obvious that they could not be denied. Sensing they were gaining the upper hand, the Knockainey team flooded the Kilmallock goal. Following one of many huge goal kicks from Megan, the second half keeper, the ball eventually fell to Aine who showed great skill to volley it from the edge of the box into the top right hand corner of the Kilmallock net. The girls were delighted as were the vocal Knockainey supporters. Despite the continued efforts of our historic team the match ended 1-1.

Meanwhile our four U6s combined with Kilmallock U6s to play an exciting, high tempo match that ended 5-2. Rita found the net twice and though the efforts of Julie, Ava and Brona merited goals, it was not to be. A big thanks to Kilmallock for hosting us and to the U8s referee who let the game flow. Both matches were played in great sporting spirit. Rest assured that the future of Knockainey girl’s soccer is in safe hands

KNOCKAINEY AFC LOTTO: There was no winner of the lotto last week which was held in Reardon’s Bar, Holycross last Friday night. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 15 and 24. Lucky dip winners 4xEUR20: Celine Barrett Bruff, Tom Gourey Knockainey, John O’Connell Bruff & Ft. Holmes Knockainey. Seller’s prize EUR20: Dan O’Brien Elton.

The next draw will be held in Jack Lynch’s Bar, Knockainey on Friday 17th May for a jackpot prize of €4,000. Tickets on sale from the usual outlets and also online at www.knockaineyafc.ie