Apr 20

Carmel Ryan 087-1201

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Carmel Ryan 087-1201

KILMALLOCK GOLF SOCIETY: Second Outing 2013 - Kilmallock golf society made the trip to Ballykisteen last Saturday April 13 for our second outing of the year. Ballykisteen was in superb condition with excellent fairways and super fast greens it provided a great test of the golfing skills of the 41 members who took part in the outing. Given the weather conditions and the fact that the course was playing though the pundits had predicted that a score of 40 points would be very hard to beat. James Connery was in the very first group to return to the club house and posting a score of 41 points he had a long nervous wait to see if it was good enough for the win. And so it proved to be with only James Finn coming close to challenge but alas for James Finn a minus one proved very costly. James Connery had a near flawless round but the highlight had to be the birdie’s he made on the 16th and 17th holes which really put a gloss on the card, the putter must have been on fire. Special mention must also be made of Anthony Fitzgerald who scored an impressive 40 points and finished third. At Ballykisteen the society also welcomed back “new members” John Brazill and Altus Meyer. The presentation of prizes took place that evening at Fitzgerald’s bar in Kilmallock there was a good turn out and a big thank you must go to Mike and his staff who looked after us so well. FULL RESULTS – 1. James Connery 41 points, 2 James Finn 41-1 points, 3 Anthony Fitzgerald 40 points, 4 Ger Finn 39-1 points, 5 JJ Mulcahy 37 points, 6 Nick Hayes 37 points. Front nine Dan Lordan and Back nine Kieran Donegan. COMPETITIONS

KILMALLOCK GOLF SOCIETY: Second Outing 2013 - Kilmallock golf society made the trip to Ballykisteen last Saturday April 13 for our second outing of the year. Ballykisteen was in superb condition with excellent fairways and super fast greens it provided a great test of the golfing skills of the 41 members who took part in the outing. Given the weather conditions and the fact that the course was playing though the pundits had predicted that a score of 40 points would be very hard to beat. James Connery was in the very first group to return to the club house and posting a score of 41 points he had a long nervous wait to see if it was good enough for the win. And so it proved to be with only James Finn coming close to challenge but alas for James Finn a minus one proved very costly. James Connery had a near flawless round but the highlight had to be the birdie’s he made on the 16th and 17th holes which really put a gloss on the card, the putter must have been on fire. Special mention must also be made of Anthony Fitzgerald who scored an impressive 40 points and finished third. At Ballykisteen the society also welcomed back “new members” John Brazill and Altus Meyer. The presentation of prizes took place that evening at Fitzgerald’s bar in Kilmallock there was a good turn out and a big thank you must go to Mike and his staff who looked after us so well. FULL RESULTS – 1. James Connery 41 points, 2 James Finn 41-1 points, 3 Anthony Fitzgerald 40 points, 4 Ger Finn 39-1 points, 5 JJ Mulcahy 37 points, 6 Nick Hayes 37 points. Front nine Dan Lordan and Back nine Kieran Donegan. COMPETITIONS

The draw was made on Saturday night for the first round of the Balbec cup, 32 names were in the hat and the draw threw up some really mouth watering ties for the full list of the draw go to www.kilmallockgolfsociety.com . The committee would like to remind those involved that all matches must be played before our next outing which is to Dromoland on May 11. Matches can be played on the cards at this outing provided the two players agree but there will be no special preference given to these matches on the timesheet so the players may not be able to go out together. The best advice I can give you is to make every effort to play your match before the outing. The committee must have a result from each match at the presentation of prizes after this outing and there will be no exceptions or extensions. Finally your handicap for this competition will be your handicap at the Ballykisteen outing also minus do not count for this competition. So best of luck to all those taking part and get your results back to John Joe Buckley as soon as possible.

FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Legend of Luke Kelly Paul Durcan, Donal Ryan & Eileen feature at literary Weekend. Friars’ Gate looks forward to hosting their first literary weekend from Friday April 19 to Sunday April 21. The weekend will features speakers, workshop and an open mic night featuring some very talented local writers. The weekend will feature Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart - Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2012.), poets Paul Durcan and Eileen Sheehan as well as workshops with Helena Close and Stephen Murray.

Friday April 19 @ 8pm - An Evening with Donal Ryan

Saturday April 20 @ 8pm - Paul Durcan and Eileen Sheehan

Sunday April 21 @ 8pm - Open Mic Night

Film – Samsara - On Wednesday April 24 April, Friars’ Gate will screen Samsara. Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders with a series of beautifully filmed, epic images scored with music by Philip Glass. Tickets €6. www.friarsgate.ie/063-98727

KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open on Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this coming week from 10am to 2pm and on Friday from 10am – 1.30pm. Thursday April 18 is the Citizens Information Centre Legal night which takes place from 8 – 9pm. The Active Age Club will continue with their activities this Thursday April 18 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm – 10.30pm and all are welcome. The Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm this Friday April 19. On Monday April 22 Counselling Service continues from 10am through to 4.30pm. The Tuesday Club meet on April 23 from 10.30am to 12 noon and Kilmallock Flower Club will hold a demonstration between 8pm and 10pm, all are very welcome. Wednesday April 24 sees the return of the Zumba Class from 8pm to 9pm. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.

ATTENTION KILMALLOCK LADIES FOOTBALL PLAYERS: Knockainey Ladies Football Club: A great night was had by all last Saturday April 13 in Knockainey Community Centre for our medal presentation and registration night. For those who couldn’t make it please contact the following managers for registration forms u10s John MacNamara- 086 8277622, u12s Julie Doherty-086 1967943, u14s Gloria Cunningham 087 9900410, Minors- John Hartnett 087 2783144

KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: HUB TOUR 2013 - ANOTHER ROARING SUCCESS. The 2013 Kilmallock Cycling Club Hub Tour is over for another year and once again it was a huge success. The weather conditions were not ideal, ‘HURRICANE PADDY’ was mentioned, but going on previous years all cyclists knew what to expect from this well run and well organised event. All the hard work and all the long hours paid off with larger numbers then last year despite the weather, this tour keeps going from strength to strength. None of this could not be possible without our many sponsors so once again we would like to thank you so much for your continued support. Despite the weather, all the cyclists who took part could not praise this event enough from the marshals to the food stops and of course the pig. This tour is really hitting the heights so we thank you sincerely for taking part and look forward to welcoming you all back next year for our 5th Hub tour. A special thanks has to go to all the ladies who got out of bed really early on Sunday morning to prepare all the food for the cyclists we thank you so much for giving of your time and we hope to see you back next year. Safety is one of the main concerns on events like these and the marshalls in vans and on bikes have to be commended for yesterdays performance. If any one was in bother they were there to assist and something that many would not have seen is the lads getting off their motorbikes to clear debris from the side of the road, above an beyond is all we can say!! Well done and thank you all. We would like to thank Colaiste Iosaef Secondary School Kilmallock for the use of their wonderful facilities and of course to Lattin Cullen GAA club for the use of their hall for our food stop we really appreciate your continued support. So finally here’s to 2014 and to our 5th Hub tour and once again thanks to everyone who helped out in any way possible we hope to see ye all back next year. Next weekend sees our elite squad back in action for the ‘Visit Nenagh Classic 2013’. Last year two of our lads done extremely well in the A4 road race, Kieran Moloney taking first place and followed extremely close by Austin Sheedy taking the third spot. We have a team for the TTT on Saturday and also individuals in different categories for Sundays Road Race, so we would like to wish the lads every success and stay safe. Our Wednesday evening spin continues leaving the old Neodata carpark at the top of the town and you are very welcome to join us, while we wait for a longer stretch in the evenings this is leaving at 6.30pm but any queries can be directed to us via our website, www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com or on 087-1201561. Our Club Spins take place every Sunday morning leaving from the same location at 9am. We have two groups leave at the same time and you are more than welcome to join whatever group you feel able for but never worry, no-one gets left on their own so no matter what your pace, come along for the fun and one thing is guaranteed, the ‘craic’ is always mighty!!!

CILL MOCHEALLOG CLUB NA NOG: TRAINING TIMES: U-6 Thursday at 6pm, U-8 Friday at 4:45pm, U-10 Thursday at 5pm, U-12 Tuesday at 4pm, U-14 Friday at 3:45pm, U-16 Wednesday at 5:25. U15 Football Championship - South Liberties 4-16 /

Kilmallock 3-5. This talented team was hit by a jinx this week as we had six players unavailable due to injury which was unfortunate as we felt we had a genuine chance of causing an upset but it proved too much and South Liberties took the points. We wish our lads on the treatment table a speedy recovery. Team: Sean Donagan, Liam Fitzgerald, Mikey Donegan, Andrew Finn, Cal McCarthy, Ben Quirke, Phelim O’Reilly, Josh Cahill, Ciaran O’Connor, Anthony Barrett (1-2), Jack Barry, Lorcan Casey, Gearoid Barry, Dylan Walsh (0-3), Danny Conway (2-0). Subs David O’Connor, Jason Enright.

U16 Hurling Championship Round 1: Kilmallock 1-7 / Na Piarsaigh 4-11. On a bitterly cold and wet Monday, Na Piarsaigh had too much for us on the night. It was literally a game of two halves with each side having a strong wind with them for a half. Na Piarsaigh to their credit were more clinical with their half and out scored us but we battled well in the second half to give us optimism for future. Team: Jason Enright, Ruairi Conaghan, Tom O’Dwyer, Josh Cahill (1-0), Micheal Houlihan, Ciaran O’Connor, Alex Moloney, Paddy O’Loughlin (0-7), Cal McCarthy, Oisin O’Reilly, Anthony Barrett, Liam O’Gorman, Dylan Walsh, Fergal Chawke, Danny Conway. Subs Liam Fitzgerald, David Woulfe, Phelim O’Reilly, Jack Barry

Fixtures: U16 Hurling away to Ahane Monday April 22 at 6.45pm. U15 Hurling away to Murroe-Boher Wednesday April 24 at 6.45pm.

KILMALLOCK CAMOGIE: U8 Camogie training this Saturday April 20 from 10.30am to 11.10am, U10 and U12 training is on from 10.30am to 11.30am and U14 is 11.00am to 1 noon. The past week saw U12’s play a great game on Friday where they won 6-1 to 0-2 against Effin followed by another match on Saturday at home to Newcastlewest where they put up a strong performance but lost 3-0 to 0-0...keep up the good work girls.

SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Wednesday evening cycling returned last week with a nice leisurely flat cycle to blow off the cobwebs from bike and body alike. The Saturday morning improver cycle continued this week with a nice cycle in tough conditions. At the same time Mike Sexton was making his annual pilgrimage to climb Croagh Patrick in aid of St Josephs Foundation. We had no official club training on Sunday to enable members cycle in the HUB tour and the HUB had everything this year punctures before and during, gale force winds, thunder showers both, hail stones and sunshine. Ger O’ Connell, Declan McCarthy, Willie McCarthy, John Carey, Brendan Daly, Pat O’ Donnell, Rob Shanahan, John Fitzgerald, Ger Reidy, Ger Finn, Ed O’Reilly, Mike Sexton, Sam Hand, Shane O’ Brien, Liz Leonard, John Crowley, Garry Tierney, Owen Tobin, Paul Finn & Mary McCarthy.

Out supporting the gang were Stephen Finn and Donal Kelly even though both were out with illness it was great to see them there giving encouragement (get well soon)

Training continues this week on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm, don’t forget the lights, hi-viz gear and helmet and we depart for this cycle at 6.30pm sharp to make the best of the natural light. The Saturday improver cycle departs at9.30am. The Sunday spin is now the Sunday spins as you know with the super dedicated departing at 7.30am to try get as much cycling done while still leaving enough time to get the lawn cut or that fence mended. The normal 8.30am cycle continues and while this is a little shorter than the earlier cock a doodle do gang there is still more than enough cycling and climbing to keep you ticking over. As with all our cycles we depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles. Be safe be seen and remember don’t forget your helmet.

FREE WASTE PREVENTION EVENTS: Are you interested in reducing your household waste? Limerick County Council in association with Flynn Furney Environmental will be hosting a FREE Waste Prevention and Home Composting Events in Colaiste Iosaef on Thursday April 18, 2013 from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. This is a free event for householders/tidy towns groups, etc who are interested in waste prevention. Learn about waste prevention ideas for individuals/community groups, the 3 R’s (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle), how to get the most out of your household recycling and a brief introduction to home composting etc. Your queries will be answered by an expert.

For further information or to book a place please contact the Environment Section at (061) 49 61 92 or E-mail hkeays@limerickcoco.ie

MILFORD HOSPICE Charity 5 Km Run/Walk: On Saturday April 27 at 7.20 pm Friends of Limerick ‘73 will hold a charity 5 Km Run/Walk in Knockane, Pallasgreen. Runners €10 and walkers €5 with all proceeds going to Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick. A special aspect is our “best of three times” team event. There is no limit to the number of participants on a team but the three lowest times will count. The team with the lowest aggregate times will be the winner. So any GAA, Family, Soccer, Rugby team can participate and make the event a bit more special. As luck would have it we are competing with the Munster Rugby Game and The Limerick Football game which commence at 5.00 pm. The Idler Bar will be showing the games should you wish to get here early. We can stall the start to 7.20 pm . We ask you to make a special effort to attend and thanking you in anticipation of your support. We look forward to seeing you on the night. Regular updates on our Facebook page.

LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday April 18 @ 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months’ talk will be given by Chris who will speak about companion planting and it’s benefits. We will also be our second seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. From June / July we will be taking Limerick West GIY on the road visiting some of the many interesting gardens of other members. If you would like to host a meeting at your garden let us know at the next meeting and a month that would suit. For more information please contact Chris Enright, Limerick West GIY, 0879918956

FR LIAM LAWTON CONCERT: On Sunday April 21 at 8.pm, Caherconlish will have the honour of welcoming Fr. Liam Lawton as he performs in Concert in our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish IN AID OF Caherconlish/Caherline Parish Funds. Fr. Liam will be joined by local Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie Walsh. This concert is being organised by the Parish Pastoral Council. For the past 20 years Fr. Liam he has been composing sacred and inspirational music and has performed in venues including the Vatican, Carnegie Hall, the White House and the Eucharist Congress held in Dublin. His song Cloud’s Veil was adopted as an anthem across America following 9/11. Tickets cost €20 and are available at Caherconlish Post Office or by contacting Phil on (087) 1363747, Nuala (086) 8443288 and Fr. Roy Donovan on (087) 2225150 or email: Philomenamartin_619@hotmail.com.