Kilfinane Oct 5

Anniversary Mass: Saturday September 28: 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Jack O’Brien (Monine).

Anniversary Mass: Saturday September 28: 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Jack O’Brien (Monine).

Sunday 29 September 11am Mass : Funeral Mass Patricia O’Dea (late St. Anne’s Terrace).

Anniversary/Remembrance Mass : Patricia O’Dea ( Late St Anne’s Terrace), Mike McQuaid (Ballyneety), Helen Clancy (nee O’Regan) Mill Hill, Jimmy Palmer (Formerly of Barrack Street). Anne O’Meara, Tom Fox, Mary O’Brien, Mary Fox and Julia O’Sullivan

October Devotions : Rosary and Benediction will be held at St Andrew’s Church each Sunday evening at 7pm during Month of October You are invited to make a special efforet to attend.

RECENT DEATHS : Patricia O’Dea : The death occurred recently in Scotland of Patricia O’Dea (Late of 2 St Anne’s Terrace), survived by Son and Daughter, Brothers, Sisters and extended family to whom Sincere Sympathy is extended. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Sunday last September 29 at St Andrew’s Church followed by burial of Ashes in the local cemetery (May She Rest in Peace). Mike Mc Quaid : The death occurred last week of Mike McQuaid of St Gerards, Cahernorry, Ballyneety, husband of the late Shelia Cleary (Mill Hill), Mike survived by family and friends to whom Sincere Sympathy is extended, was laid to rest in the local Kilfinane cemetery after Requiem Mass at Knockea Church on Thursday last 26 September (May He Rest in Peace).

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK THIS SUNDAY : Kilfinane Pilgrimage to Knock will be on this Sunday 6 October, €20 per person. Bus departs from Centra, Kilfinane at 8am sharp. All enquiries to Breda Sheehy (Centra) or at Kilfinane Post Office.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS : Congratulations and Best Wishes to the following who celebrated Birthdays recently, Michael Sheedy (Thomastown) who celebrated his 90th. Birthday on Thursday 19 September, Bryan McMahon (Glebe Road) on Tuesday 24 September. Sean O’Farrell (Treada na Ri) and Max Fogarty (Ballinlyna) on Saturday 28 September, Alice O’Malley (Barrack Street) and Mary Fitzgerald (Chapel Street) on Sunday 29 September, Mary McGrath (Ballinlyna Upper) and Stephen Moloney (Well Road) on Tuesday 1 October.

KILFINANE COMMUNITY COUNCIL A.G.M. TONIGHT : The Annual General Meeting of Kilfinane Community Council will be held on this evening Thursday October 3 at Old Primary School at 8.30pm.

KIFINANE OPEN COURSING CLUB : The Annual General Meeting of Kilfinane Open Coursing Club will be held on this Friday 4 October in Teach na Cille at 9pm All are Welcome.

JOBSEEKRS CV WORKSHOP : Are you tired of sending out CV’s and getting no replies . Are you struggling to write a Cover Letter? Why not come along to one of Ballyhoura Development’s upcoming CV Workshops to update or improve your CV. A Workshop will take place in Kilfinane on next Monday 7th October starting at 10am. This workshop is designed to help you prepare a practical CV and winning Covering Letter to help you get that interview.. For further information contact Anisa @ 063-91730 / This workshop is free of charge.

INTERMEDIATE HURLERS LOSE OUT : On Sunday last Blackrock played Dromin Athlacca in the County Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi Final in Bruff and were bidding to reach the final for the first time since their 1993, but it was Dromin Athlacca who proved best to win by 1.16 to 1.14 in a game that they led from start to finish. Dromin Athlacca were the early pacesetters and scored the opening point of the game within seconds of the throw in, this was followed by a goal shortly after, this score was to prove vital as it kept daylight between the sides throughout the game. Blackrock opened their account with a pointed free from Dylanm Dawson followed by a similar score from centreback Richard McCarthy, before Dromin Athlacca had points from a free and a 65 to increase their lead to four points. A Blackrock point from Brendan Hennessy was cancelled out by a similar score for Dromin Athlacca from outfield. At this stage Blackrock hit a number of scoring chances from play and frees wide and it was to prove costly as Dromin Athlacca scored five points without reply before Paudie Leahy pointed a Blackrock free which was quickly replied to by a Dromin Athlacca point from play, Blackrock had two points from frees from Paudie Leahy to leave the half time score Dromin Athlacca 1.10 Blackrock 0.6.

Blackrock had a very good start to the second half, with points from Paudie Leahy (free and 65) and two from Ruairi O’Shaughnessy , while Dromin Athlacca added two points from play and a free to leave five points between the sides (1.12 to 0.10). A point for Dromin Athlacca was followed by three Blackrock points, Pauide Leahy two frees and Ruairi O’Shaughness from play to leave only three points between the sides. Bothy sides made a number of changes, the most notable being the switch of Richard McCarthy for Blackrock but it was Dromin Athlacca with a pointed free that ceased the moment and added three points, two point from play before Richard McCarthy pointed for Blackrock to reduce the deficit to five points. Blackrock went back on the attackj and were awarded a penalty which Paudie Leahy sent to the net but it was too little too late as the final whistle sounded that heralded a Dromin Athlacca win over a Blackrock side that will rue their missed chances in the opening half. Team and scorers : Declan Danaher, Nigel Hosford, Richard Murphy, Thomas Clifford, David Moloney, Richard McCarthy (0.02), Brian Moloney, Simon Hennessy, Thomas Casey, Kevin Palmer, Brendan Hennessy (0.01), Dylan Dawson (0.01f) , Paudie Leahy (1.07, Pen, 6f 165) , Ruairi O’Shaughnessy (0.03), Sean Palmer. Subs : David O’Flaherty for S. Hennessy, Barry O’Shaughnessy for S. Palmer.

WALK OF LIFE for MILFORD HOSPICE : The inaugural 5km Walk of Life in aid of Milford Hospice will be held in Kilfinane on Saturday October 19 at 12noon, assembling at The Church Car Park, all walkers are welcome to participate. Fund Raising Table Quiz (Team of Four) will be held in Scoil Pol on Friday October 18 at 8.30pm. all clubs, Committees, Organisations, Businesses, together with the people of the parish asked to play their part in making these events a success for such a worthy cause. For further information do not hesitate to contact your local organisers David Moloney 085) 1302097 or Pat Creed 087) 2311761

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : Novice Cross Country, The Limerick Cross Country Novice Championships was held in ideal conditions at University Limerick on Sunday 29 Sept. 2013

In the Novice Mens 6k there was a large entry of over 70 entries for the race - Paul Fitzgerald led a strong Limerick AC team to the County Title with West Limerick Second and last year’s Novice winners Kilfinane AC coming home in Third. Runners for Kilfinane AC on the day were Adrian Hennessy, Pat Irwin, James Gubbins, Greg Ryan, Sean Manning, Martin Hennessy and Vincent O’ Donnell. Well done all on a great performance. A big thanks to Jimmy O Sullivan for his support on the day. Always a great boost to see Jimmy cheering on at the end of each lap. The Ladies Novice event was won by West Limerick AC. Overall It was a great day for Limerick Athletics with this year’s turn out far exceeding previous years. The club can now look forward to hosting the Intermediate Cross Country on October 13.

Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10K on Saturday September 28 : The club was well represented in Galway with the following excellent results achieved: Breda Bridges ran 1:51:11 and Paul Mccarthy 2:06:40 in the half marathon. Niamh Doody ran 54:04, Patricis Wade 55:05, Joanne Browne 60:22 and Una Power 60:24 in the 10k. Well done all! 5K Events : Kilfinane AC had 3 runners in the Southill 5K on Friday September 27. Results recorded were Sean Manning 4th in 21:24, Michael Fenton 16th in 23:34 and James O Connor 22nd in 26:16. Patrick O’Sullivan 5K times continue to fall with a 19:37 posted in the Glasgow Park run on 28 Sept. Mourne Mountain Marathon : On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September Kilfinane AC’s Adrian Hennessy partnered Paul Mahon in the Mourne Mountain Marathon to finish 4th in the Elite category in this 55K 2 man team event. Credit to Adrian for competing in the Cross Country only a short week after this gruelling event.

INTERMEDIATE CROSS COUNTRY AND UPCOMING LOCAL RACES : Kilfinane AC are hosting the County Intermediate & Masters Cross Country on Sunday October 13. This is a big day for the club and we’ll hopefully have a good club representation on the day. Please contact Vincent O Donnell or Sean Manning if you are interested in running. The Longboat Memorial 10K run / walk and 80k cycle takes place on this Saturday 5 October in Bruff to raise funds for the Oncology Unit in University Hospital Limerick. This was a very well organised event last year and is well worth the trip. On Sunday October 6. The Human Race takes place around University Limerick Campus with 10k, Half Marathon and 30k events. Other Upcoming events include, Thursday 3 October, UL 5K series at 7pm Limerick Women’s 8K Mini Marathon Sat 12 October, Macroom Park Run takes place every Saturday at 9.30am (Free Event, pre register online)

LIMERICK BRIDGE CONGRESS : The 49th Limerick Bridge Congress will be held this year in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October. 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.