Kilmallock

FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Charming Children’s Show : On Saturday October 5 at 3pm, Your Man’s Puppets presents The Musical Menagerie. The show combines the musical imagination of multi-instrumentalist, improviser and composer Boris Hunka, with the skills of renowned puppeteer and actor, Thomas Baker. The result is a magical blend of entertainment and escapism. Two bored zoo-keepers pass their time reminiscing about the adventures they have had in the job... and so begins the telling of a tall tale about a gibbon who lost his tail. Duration 60 mins. Age 5+ . Tickets €6.

FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Charming Children’s Show : On Saturday October 5 at 3pm, Your Man’s Puppets presents The Musical Menagerie. The show combines the musical imagination of multi-instrumentalist, improviser and composer Boris Hunka, with the skills of renowned puppeteer and actor, Thomas Baker. The result is a magical blend of entertainment and escapism. Two bored zoo-keepers pass their time reminiscing about the adventures they have had in the job... and so begins the telling of a tall tale about a gibbon who lost his tail. Duration 60 mins. Age 5+ . Tickets €6.

Film – The Sessions: On Wednesday October 9 at 8pm, Friars’ Gate screen the acclaimed film, The Sessions (Cert 16). The film features outstanding performances from a first-rate cast — John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy. A warm, heartfelt study in generosity and desire, it is also a rare film that acknowledges the erotic lives of people with disabilities.

An Evening with Tommy Fleming: Multi-Platinum winning artist Tommy Fleming makes a welcome return to Friars’ Gate on Friday 11th October at 8pm. Tickets €27.50. Info – 063-98727/ www.friarsgate.ie

KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: Our Sunday morning spins continue to leave the old Neodata carpark at the top of the town at 9am on Sunday mornings with our Wednesday evening spin leaving the same spot at 7pm. Sunday morning caters for all levels and we incorporate a route and pace to suit you so if you are new or an accomplished cyclists then come along and join us for the craic and banter. On Wednesday evenings as the nights draw in please make sure to have hi-viz jacket with you and your lights on the bike as a bad evening can turn dark very quickly at this time of the year. Check out our website at www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com or find us on Facebook for more information.

SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Our AGM takes place next Friday night October 4 in Deebert house Hotel at 8pm , can all members please attend.

Well done to Willie McCarthy who participated in Desmond Sportive “ Mass Rock “TT challenge on Saturday. Willie has become a bit of a TT specialist with another fabulous time over the 8 K distance.

The Saturday cycle at 9.30am Sean Burchill, Jerry Ryan and Diarmaid McCarthy, this is a great cycle for people of all abilities.

Sunday saw Pat O’ Donnell, Martin Lake & Big Dave Walsh head to Mitchelstown for the Galtee Wheelers 100Km Four County Challenge. 60 Cycle Ireland Licenced members from various local clubs departed Mitchelstown at 9 am heading to Lismore via Tallow, nice pull up to Ballysaggart followed by the winding hill to Araglin onto Ballyporeen and Kilbehenny for the final climb of the day, Geragh hill which peaks at 13% in places before dropping down to Anglesborough and back to finish line in Mitchelstown for the soup and sandwiches. Thanks to Galtee Wheelers for the invitation and congrats on a well organised event.

Meanwhile the Sunday Cycle continued at 8.30am Joe Carroll, Ger Finn, Michael Gammell, Shane O’Brien, Jerry Reidy, Paul Gammell and Simon Kelly headed out for leisurely 70k at a 25k average which was enjoyed by everyone. SWW cycled from the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles to Knocklong, Hospital, Coffee stop at Caherconlish and then on to Morrisons and home by Bruff. New members are always very welcome to join us for enjoyable cycling with no one left behind. You might even get to meet our resident film star.

Training continues this week with our Wednesday evening cycle at 6.30, lights and hi-viz gear is a must. Saturday is our beginner/improver cycle which is a great way to get a few kms into the legs or get back into cycling. Sunday morning cycle departs at 8.30 with a pace to suit everyone . As with all our cycles we depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles.

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 3 is the Citizens Taxation night between 8 and 9pm. The Active age Club continues this Thursday October 3 between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. The Bridge Club continues also tonight October 3 from 7pm until 10.30pm, all welcome. Parent and Toddler group meet on Friday October 4 from 10.30amto 12.30pm. On Monday October 7 the Counselling Service is on hand between 10am and 4.30pm. Kilmallock ICA will hold a Committee Meeting on Monday 7 from 8pm to 10pm. The Tuesday Club meet on October 8 from 10.30am to 12 noon. 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 line. It 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 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.