Kilmallock Oct 12

AUDI QUATTRO GOLF CUP: Tom Barrett (Kilmallock) and Clement Hehir representing Audi Cork, saw off the challenge of 41 teams to claim victory at this year’s Audi quattro Cup final held in Mount Juliet Golf Club, on Wednesday August 28, 2013.

AUDI QUATTRO GOLF CUP: Tom Barrett (Kilmallock) and Clement Hehir representing Audi Cork, saw off the challenge of 41 teams to claim victory at this year’s Audi quattro Cup final held in Mount Juliet Golf Club, on Wednesday August 28, 2013.

Playing out of Charleville Golf Club, the pair won the 23rd hosting of the prestigious Audi Quattro Cup golf competition by a single point with a score of 44 points. The duo narrowly defeated the Audi Naas pairing of Arthur Ryan and John Kelly (2nd Place) who finished the competition with a total of 43 points, and John Conniffe and John Kelly (3rd place), representing Audi Athlone, who carded 42 points.

Clement Hehir, with a handicap of 20, and Tommy Barrett, playing off 16, will now go forward to represent Ireland in the world final of the Audi Quattro Cup which will be played this week at Trump National Golf Course, Los Angeles.

We wish Tommy and Clement the very best of luck in this prestigious event and what a marvellous accomplishment for them both. Best of Luck Boys!

KILMALLOCK MEN’S SHED: Kilmallock Family Support Network and Ballyhoura Development are exploring the option of setting up a ‘Men’s Shed’ type project in Kilmallock. These groups have expanded greatly in recent years and provide men with an informal space to meet other men, take part in projects and training etc.

A key factor in the successful establishment of these projects has proved to be a local man to voluntarily lead or front the project. This person would be fairly well known, involved in the community generally and have good leadership skills. Their role would be as the link between the funding organisations and the men in the community as they are more likely to attend and stay involved on this basis. This would be particularly important in the early stages while the group are forming until they establish their needs and plan/structures.

Do you know anyone that might fit this role and be interested in such a project?

If so please contact Margaret at Ballyhoura Development Ltd on 087 0612336.

KILMALLOCK CREDIT UNION LAUNCHES THE 2013 CREDIT UNION ART COMPETITION: Mix it with the best - All budding local artists are invited to submit enteries for this year’s Credit Union National Art Competition which has been launched by Kilmallock Credit Union Ltd, illustrating the theme ‘Gotta Lotta Colour’.

Now in its 30th year, the competition attracts up to 50,000 enteries through 300 credit unions nationwide and caters for all ages, with categories ranging from under 7 to over 18 years - Adult. There is also a Special Category for those with physical or intellectual disabilities.

Kilmallock Credit Union is inviting anybody with an interest in art to enter the local competition. Kilmallock Credit Union will drop entry forms to all the local national and secondary schools in the area and additional entry forms are available from the credit union offices in Kilmallock and Kilfinane, and from our facebook page;

Winners, runners-up and merit award winners at local level go on to represent the credit union at regional level and if successful, at national level. Local winners will receive their prizes at a local prize giving ceremony and their artwork will be displayed as part of an art exhibition.

FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: An Evening with Tommy Fleming Multi-Platinum winning artist Tommy Fleming makes a welcome return to Friars’ Gate on Friday October 11 at 8pm. Tickets €27.50.

Unmissable Production – Silent

On Friday October 18 @ 8pm, Fishamble presents Silent written and performed by Pat Kinevane. Winner of Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 and Argus Angel at Brighton Festival 2012. Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all - including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino, in this brave, bold, beautiful production. Silent is currently wowing audiences on its extensive Irish touring and internationally in Europe and the USA.

‘passionate one-man show… stunning.’ Ben Brantley, The New York Times

‘a must-see if ever there was one’ The List

‘dazzling theatricality’ The Guardian

‘fabulous dance of whirling words’ The Herald

Bookings – 063-98727/

SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Our Well done to Willie McCarthy and Paul Gammell who travelled to Tralee for the All Ireland hill climbing championships on Sunday. The extremely tough 4 km challenge with an average of 10% gradient and peaking at 17% in the last Km was made all the more worth while with Paul getting a silver medal in his category.

Training continued on Wednesday Night Training with Jerry Herbert, Ed O ‘ Reilly, Sean Burchill, Gerry Ryan and Paul Gammell travel a 60 km route of Bruff, Athlacca, Bruree and home.

Our club AGM was held in Deebert House Friday night. 2014 committee are Chairperson: Mary McCarthy. Vice Chairperson: Declan McCarthy. Secretary: Robert Shanahan. Assistant Secretary: Paul Gammell. Treasurer: Ger Finn. Assistant Treasurer: Jan Murphy. PRO : Jonathan Moloney. Assistant PRO: Pat O’ Donnell. Ladies club officer: Liz Leonard.

Saturday proved to be another busy day with Southside Wheely Wheelers supporting many local events. Joe Carroll participated in the 110 km Knockfierna Challenge organised by Granagh Ballingarry GAA in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. Meanwhile Declan McCarthy, Ed O’ Reilly, Robert Shanahan, John Crowley and Garry Tierney headed to the Bruff Bluegrass festival Longboat memorial 80 km cycle in aid of the Oncology Unit University Hospital Limerick. Also well done to Willie McCarthy, Ger and Paul Finn who participated in the 10 Km run.

Sunday training continued @8:30 training continued with SWW heading through Bruff, turned right at Hamlet pub in Grange, onto to Suttons Hill, Herbertstown, Hospital, Knocklong, Ballylanders, Ballintubber and home. The 70 Km route was enjoyed by Michael and Mathew Gammell, Jerry Herbert, Martin Lake and Pat O’ Donnell.

Wheely Well done to Stephen Finn who completed the half marathon and Liz Leonard who completed the 30 k run, at the inaugural Human Race at the University of Limerick Campus also on Sunday. We will struggle to keep up with ye on the bikes at this rate lads.

Club training continues this week on Wednesday evening @ 6.30, lights and hi-viz gear are a must for this as is a helmet for all our club cycles. Saturday @ 9.30 is our ‘all levels cycle’, whether you’re a complete novice or looking to improve your cycling this is a great way to improve your fitness while having some fun. Sunday spin at 8.30 is usually a little longer of a cycle and at this time of the season the pace will be more moderate to keep the fitness ticking over while recharging the batteries. While the usual helmet, spare tube is needed you should also bring some change, after all the social side of things is very important to our club so a coffee stop is fairly common.

If you have anything you would like to mention in the weekly notes, contact Pat O ‘ Donnell (0877979471) or Jonathan Moloney ( 0861080987)

KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open every Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 10am and 2pm, please note on Fridays until 1.30pm. Thursday October 10 is the Citizens Financial Advice night between 8 and 9pm. The Active age Club continues this Thursday October 10 between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, all are very welcome. The Bridge Club continues also tonight October 10 from 7pm until 10.30pm, all welcome. Parent and Toddler group meet on Friday October 11 from 10.30amto 12.30pm. On Monday October 14the Counselling Service is on hand between 10am and 4.30pm.. The Tuesday Club meet on October 15 from 10.30am to 12 noon and on Wednesday October 16 Fr Joe Cussen will hold a meeting for parent in preparation for their Confirmation in 2014 betwwen 7.30pm and 8.30pm For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.

KILMALLOCK UTD: Under 14 girls - Holycross 2 v Kilmallock 1

On Saturday September 8 we travelled away to Holycross. We settled well into this game and were playing some good stuff but got hit with a goal.After this we decided to get stuck in and our midfield of Jasmine,Jordan ,Rita and Elle pushed forward and with this we struck our goal from Jasmine to go in level at the break. After half time we tried in vain to go ahead but our forwards of Bernie,Ciara and Lucy who all worked very hard could not unlock the Holycross back was backs to the wall stuff after this and Holycross pushed for the winner and with some great defending from our back line of Caoilfhionn,Shauna,Emma,Amy and Leanne, Holycross still managed to get the winner.and so it finished 2 to 1 to Holycross.Well done girls who gave it everything on the day.

U12 Girls - Kilmallock 3 Knocklong 0

Great start to the season against a team we found very hard to beat last year. Knocklong started the better but the girls soon settled and Nicole broke the deadlock mid-way through the first half. This was followed shortly by a second from Emma Barrett, giving us a two goal lead at half time. We were unlucky not to go three up early in the second half when a long distance effort from Amy Fitz very nearly chipped the Knocklong keeper. Our third did come shortly afterwards from persistent work on the goal mouth from Rebecca.

Solid defensive displays from Aisling, Zoe, Claire, Amy Fitz, Emma Walsh and Leah helped our two goalies Collette and Amy O’ Neill to keep a clean sheet. On a much bigger pitch than the girls would be used to, our midfielders of Emma Barrett, Maoliosa, Sinead, Ciara, Lucy, Cara, Julia and Morgan worked tirelessly and showed some great skill. Both of our forwards Nicole and Rebecca found the net.

A great all round team performance.

Team: Aisling Dwane, Zoe Walsh, Ciara Fitzgerald, Lucy Chawke, Collette McHugh, Amy Fitzgerald, Leah Earls, Emma Walsh, Rebecca Foley, Cara Keane, Claire McCormack, Maoliosa O’ Reilly, Sinead Allen, Emma Barrett, Morgan Sheedy, Amy O’ Neill, Julia Wisniewska, Nicole O’ Doherty

LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food is back indoors for the winter months as we return to D & M Garden Centre, Croagh on Thursday 17th October where the subject for discussion will be on Wild Foods along with all the usual topics.. The meeting will start at 7.00pm sharp and all are welcome from the beginner to the experienced old hand. As with all GIY meetings there is no charge to join in.

LIMERICK BRIDGE CONGRESS: The 49th Limerick Bridge Congress will be held this year in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick from Friday October 11 to Sunday October 13. There will be competitions for all grades of bridge players from Novices to Master Players and there will be Open Pair each day and evening. We welcome all bridge players to our 49th Limerick Bridge Congress.

MARANTHA PRAYER MINISTRY: Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you for the Healing Retreat through the Ministry of Fr. Charles Benoit Reche, C.F.R. and Frances Hogan, Catholic Biblical Scholar with Rosary, Mass, Word of God, Individual Eucharistic Blessing, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration. Music by Maranatha Gospel Choir on Sunday next, 20th October, 2013 at 2.30pm to 7.30pm at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea after. All welcome. Event televised by EWTN to 300 million people worldwide.