Feb 9

Hugh Murphy 087-6799

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Hugh Murphy 087-6799

Anniversary Mass : Friday 1 February : 7pm Mass : Roger and Julia O’Sullivan (West End and Ballintubber)

Anniversary Mass : Friday 1 February : 7pm Mass : Roger and Julia O’Sullivan (West End and Ballintubber)

Saturday 2 February :

11am Mass: James and Breda O’Shea (Bosnetstown)

6.30pm (Vigil Mass): George Hosford (Barrack Street)

Sunday 3 February : 11am Mass : Michael Walsh (Kilmallock) who died recently (Remembrance Mass)

Friday 8 February : 7pm Mass Patricia Conerney Nee Quinlan) who died recently (Remembrance Mass)

Saturday 9 February 11am Mass : Denis Hussey (Ballyroe Lower)

Saturday 9 February 6.30pm Mass : James (Sham) Farrell

Recent Death : The death occurred on Sunday 27 January at his home in Ballyduff Co Waterford of John Joyce husband of Kitty (nee O’Keeffe) formerly of Lower Main Street to who Sincere Sympathy is extended. John was a regular visitor to Kilfinane over the years, and is also survived by his son Shay, daughter in law Martina, grandchildren, brother, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces and friends. John was laid to rest on Wednesday 30 January in St Michaels Cemetery Ballydull after Requiem Mass at St. Michaels Church (May He Rest in Peace)

SCOIL FHIONAIN SILVER CIRCLE : The Scoil Fhionain Silver Circle will commence today Thursday 7 February and will run for Ten weeks. If you wish to join Contact the School on 063 91326. Your support would be appreciated.

HOSPICE NEEDS YOUR HELP : The Milford Hospice will hold their Annual Church Collection in Kilkinane on this weekend Saturday 9 and Sunday 19 February and look forward to your continuous support.

BIRTHDAY WISHES : Congratulations are extended to the following who recently celebrated their Birthdays recently, Cally Daly (Mountain View) who celebrated her Six0 Birthday on Saturday last 2 February.

BLACKROCK CAMOGIE CLUB : Blackrock Camogie Club will hold their registration on this Friday 8 February 7pm to 8pm and Saturday 9 Februray 11am -12noon at the Pavilion Michael Fox Memorial Park, Fee €15 per player in all age groups.

KILFINANE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY : Kilfinane Photographic Society would like to Thank everyone who contributed to the outstanding success of the publication Pictorial Memories of Kilfinane Volume 1 which was Launched on Friday 7 December 2012. A special Thanks to the local businesses who stocked and sold the Books, the sales to date have exceeded our targets, and there is a limited number of Books still available at Sheehy’s Centra and Murphy’s Shop and from Committee members. Plans are in place for the publication of Volume Two in December 2014, and at present the Society are seeking old Photographs for consideration for inclusion in the book.

END OF AN ERA : Thursday last 31 January 2013 marked the end of an era in Kilfinane with the closure of the local Garda Barracks. The move, was part of a nationwide restructuring plan which saw 95 Garda Stations closing on the same day, the closure had been signalled well in advance so the actual closure came as no surprise or shock to the local community last week. The station which had been manned on a part time basis for a number of years, where once there was a resident Garda Sergeant in the Barracks as well as three Gardai all resident in the town, how times have changed ! Garda McInerney will now be based in Kimallock, while there is also a site in the town which was purchased some years ago to build a new modern Garda Station. This is just another of the local community facilities that have been closed in Kilfinane over the years, the Creamery, Bank, Garda Barracks as well as a number of businesses which has changed the landscape of Kilfinane.

KILFINANE CHURCH OF IRELAND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE : The Committee held their first meeting of the New Year was held on Monday 29January 2013 at the Ballyhoura Centre. The following is an update of where the restoration project of the Church of Ireland is currently at: A condition of planning permission is that two surveys be carried out, to enable the project to proceed to the next level. A Fabric Study of the external shell to be carried out to include roofing, rainwater goods, cracked or failing masonry, including pointing, plant growth, other organic growths, windows, doors, wiring and so forth. A Mechanical & Electrical study containing detailed information in respect of the proposed location of the electricity meter and distributor boards shall include drawings and specifications for the installation of all associated wiring, switches, outlets and so forth. Funding for these two studies has been applied for from Ballyhoura Development Limited and hopefully they will proceed in the very near future.

More fundraising required and any ideas are welcome. The Church Gate Collection to be held on the weekend of 23 and 24 February 2013. We will keep the community updated with all main progress, thanks to all for their continued support.

MUNSTER SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY : Best of Luck to local athlete Edd Valatka who competes for Scoil Pol today in the Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships will take place at Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus, Carriganore .

KILFINANE COMMUNITY PLAYSCHOOL EASTER CAMP 2013 : Children of ages between 3-7 years are invited to join us for an exciting new Easter Camp on Monday 25 March to Thursday 28 March 10am to 1 pm. All children will have a very fulfilling day of activities including arts and craft, baking, music, dance, fun & games including outdoor activities (weather permitting) in our specially designed outdoor playground adjoining our state of the art childcare facility. We ask all children to bring a small packed lunch and drink. Cost is : €30 for the week (deposit of €10 to secure place) or€10 per day. Easy pay option available (receipts given on payment) €3 per week for 10 weeks. Payment is accepted between Monday and Friday of each week until Friday 22 March 2013. But hurry limited to 22 places so book quick to avoid disappointment, first come first served. Further information please contact Ki lfinane Community Playschool Ltd on 063 91847 or 0872726627.

KILFINANE COMMUNITY PLAYSCHOOL ENROLMENT :Kilfinane Community Playschool is currently accepting enrolment for September 2013 for both morning 9am to 12pm and evening 12.15pm to 3.15pm. Kilfinane Community Playschool are participating providers of the new Government’s scheme (ECCE) to provide a free pre-school year for children in the year before they start primary school. The Early Childhood Care & Education Scheme (ECCE) provides one year “free” Pre-school education to every child in Ireland aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 6 months on 1st September each year. We are also participating in the Childcare Community Subvention Proramme (CCS) scheme. This programme aims to provide quality childcare services at reduced rates to parents in specific eligibility bands by subventing community childcare services. It is important that parents are made aware that they may be eligible. For more information Please contact Mary on 06391847 0872726627

CANAVOUR PLAYERS CONTINUE THIS WEEK: The Canavour Players Ballinvreena will present ‘Pull the Other One’ a comedy in 2 acts by Norman Robbins in Ballinvreena Community Hall each night to this Sunday 10 February, . The Show commences at 8.30pm each night. Admission is €8 for Adults with complimentary refreshments offered at the interval. Come along and enjoy a wonderful production, a few laughs - in all a perfect evening out.

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB: Beginners Group making great strides :With a break from races this week the focus was back on training, the highlight being a big turnout at Saturday training in Dromin where Mike McCauliffe led out interval sessions and Seamus Hourigan brought the beginners group through their paces.The beginners group included a lot of new names at a club training session including Patricia Wade, Tina Hayes, Aideen Leahy, Helen Fitzgerald O’ Sullivan, Bob Creed, Agne Bulyceva, Kerri Hourigan and Niamh Doody. Great that this group is gaining momentum, keep it up folks. The regulars included Joe O’ Brien, Donnacha Enright, Gary Egan, Paul Ryan, Colie Gorman and James Gubbins. John Downes, Johnny Daly, Sean Manning, Liam Sheehy and Martin Hennessey made the Sunday hill session around scenic Kilfinane. Well done all!! Great start to the year.

UPCOMING TRAINING :Training continues this Saturday in Dromin at 9.30am with the Sunday hill run continuing from square in Kilfinane at 9am. Will be great to have some further additions to our training group and the beginners group. Anyone interested in trying out a group training session is very welcome to attend. Other training options which our athletes have been availing of in recent weeks include Joe Chawkes Tuesday evening Track training session from 7-8pm in UL. The UL 5K series is a great option this Thursday 9th from UL boat club.We’ll have more options for midweek training once the evenings start to stretchFor information on club training etc. contact Sean on 086-6001430 or send us a message on facebook. UPCOMING EVENTS - UL Rowing Club Spring Series (1st race of 5) starts this Thursday 9 February at 7pm from UL Boathouse - Castleconnell 10k Sunday 17 February at 2:15pm- First race of IMRA Winter League Comb Wood to Templehill (Anglesborough) Sunday 17 February at 1pm - Adare 10K, Sunday 24 February, 1pm - 1st race of 4 in the Doneraile Park 5km series, Saturday 2 . March at 11am- Ballycotton 10 Mile Sunday 3 March at 1.30pm. Fully Booked. - Munster Senior & Novice 4 Mile Road Championships. Sunday 10 March. Venue TBC. - Joey Hannon Memorial 10km Croom Sunday 17 March, 2pm start Mallow 10 Mile Monday 18 March 12.30, closing date 10 March, restricted to 1200 entries- Munster Masters 4 Mile Road Championships Sunday 24March. Venue TBC.

JOB SEEKERS: Do you have a disability or a health issue ? Find it hard to get a job? Need some help getting started ? Please contact Work Access Ltd, 061 493095. We provide a supported employment service in Limerick city and also outreach offices in Kilmallock and Newcastlewest.