CHURCH NOTICES ST. ANDREWS CHURCH: Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Michael Hanley.
Mass Times weekending Sunday 8 September Monday - Thursday 9.30am. Friday 7pm
Saturday 7 September : 11am Mass and 6.30pm.(Vigil Mass) Sunday 8 September - 11am Mass.
Anniversary Mass: Wed 28 August 9.30am Mass: Julianna Eggers (Mill Hill)
Friday 30 August 7pm. Mass : Christopher and Christopher Lannigan
Saturday 31 August 11am. Mass : Francis Clancy (St. Anne’s Terrace)
Saturday 31 August 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : John O’Flaherty (High Bridge).
Monday 2 September 7pm Mass. Josephine Fitzgerald (Nee O’Keeffe) Vale View ,Months Mind Mass.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS : Congratulations and Best Wishes to the following who celebrated their Birthdays recently.Kennet Lynch (Mill Hill) Friday 30 August, Adrian O’Sullivan (Ballyroe Lower) Sunday 1 September,
WEDDING BELLS : Congratulations and Best Wishes are extended to Richard Cooke Laurencetown and Edel Hayes Lower Main Street who were married on Friday last August 30 at St. Andrew’s Church, the ceremony was conducted by Fr.Tony Mullins PP Dromin Athlacca assisted by Fr. Michael Hanley PP Kilfinane. The reception followed at Springfort Hall, Mallow.Both Richard and Edel are working in Brisbane Queensland and came home for their wedding.
BEST OF LUCK : Best of Luck is extended to local lady, Kiri Mulqeen Senior Nurse at Beech Lodge Nursing Home Bruree, who is a finalist in the Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards. Kiri is up for the Nurse of the Year award, the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in Dublin in November. Well done Kiri, the nomination is well deserved and BEST of LUCK
KILFINANE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: New Venue ; Kilfinane Parent and Toddler Group will have a new venue for the coming year commencing on Monday September 9 the Group will meet at the Pavilion, Michael Fox Memorial Park, from 10am to 11.45am every Monday, €3 per family per morning, snacks provided for the kids and ta and coffee for parents/guardians. There are differant activities for the children every week. Art & Craft, Painting, Music and Singing, Playdoh,, all equopment supplied by the group. For more information contact : Christina @ 087 1312843, Melissa @ 087 6550359 Joan @ 087 3549453
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COURSE : Ballyhoura Development Ltd are planning to run a Fetac level 5 Sustainable Development for community groups and social enterprises in October 2013. Please contact Eileen O’Keeffe on 063-91734 or firstname.lastname@example.org. if you require more information. In this course, participants will explore key concepts such as sustainability and quality of life, carrying capacity and sustainable communities. They will gain awareness of the interconnectivity of development issues and systems (including environmental, societal and economic), and develop abilities in problem solving, critical thinking, systems thinking, analysis, facilitation and communication. Participants draw up a vision of a sustainable community, set sustainability indicators, carry out a life cycle analysis and develop a workshop on an environmental issue of their choice, incorporating education for sustainable development methodologies.
INTERMEDIATE HURLERS REACH COUNTY SEMI FINAL : Blackrock played Kileedy in the County Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Final on Saturday last August 31 in Dromcolligher. This was the third year in a row that the two sides met in the Championship, and it was one victory each coming into this crucial fixture where there was not only a place in the County Semi Final at stake but also a place in the Premier Intermediate Championship in 2014, so it was all to play for, no back door ! and it was Blackrock who reach the Semi Final and Premier Intermediate Hurling in 2014 by virtue of a 1.18 to 2.07 victory over Kileeedy who at one stage early in the second half had reduced the seven point interval deficit to three points, but Blackrock showed their mettle and ran out with an eight point winning margin in a very well contested and sporting game.
The game was evenly poised for the opening twenty minutes but Blackrock scored a goal and four points without reply to lead at the interval by 1.09 to 0.05
On the resumption of play, Kileedy scored goal followed by a pointed free to leave three points between the sides, and it looked as if there was a Kileedy comeback, but Blackrock hit back with five points. Kileedy hit back with a goal from a 20 metre free, Blackrock replied with a Blackrock point before Kileedy were awarded another free which was deflected over the bar. Blackrock finished strong with three points to seal the victory.Team and Scorers : Blackrock : Declan Danaher, Brian Moloney, Richard Murphy, Thomas Cilfford, , David Moloney, Richrd McCarthy, Niall Moloney, Simon Hennessy, Thomas Casey, Dylan Dawson (0.08, 6f 165), Brendan Hennessy ( 0.01), Kevin Palmer (0.02), Paudie Leahy (0.5), Ruairi O’Shaughnessy (1.02), Sean Palmer. Subs Barry O’Shaughnessy for S. Palmer. Nigel Hsford for N. Moloney (inj). Blackrock will join, Bruff and Knockadery as well as the winners of Dromin Athlacca or Glenroe in the Semi Finals due to be played on weekend of 29 September. The Blackrock team was : Declan Danaher, Brian Moloney, Richard Murphy, Thomas Cilfford, , David Moloney, Richrd McCarthy, Niall Moloney, Simon Hennessy, Thomas Casey, Dylan Dawson, Brendan Hennessy, Kevin Palmer, Paudie Leahy, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Sean Palmer. Subs Barry O’Shaughnessy for S. Palmer. Nigel Hosford for N. Moloney (inj). In the 2014 Premier County Hurling Championship, Blackrock will be joined by Bruff, Knockaderry, Dromin Athlacca /Glenroe, Bruree, Croom, Garryspillane and Hospital Herbertstown.
JUNIOR HURLERS IN SOUTH SEMI FINAL ON THIS SATURDAY : Blackrock will play Castletown Ballyagran in the South Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship Semi Final on this Saturday September 7 in Kilmallock at 3pm. Blackrock who have won the Divisional League title earlier this year will be hoping to advance to the Championship final will have to be at their best to overcome Castletown Ballyagraqn who have been very impressive in their last three outings and will provide stiff opposition. When the sides met in the league on May 27 in Kilbreedy, Blackrock were winners by a three point margin in a very well contested game.
KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB: Another busy week on the club front with the performances in Liscarroll a great highlight. Fantastic to see so many of the clubs runners in great form in recent weeks with the Cross Country Season and Charleville Half Marathon only weeks away. The cross country season has always been a big focus for the club and we’ll hopefully see a good contingent of club runners putting up a strong defence of the men’s County Novice title on September 29 which we won for the first time last year in impressive fashion. Assembling a ladies team for upcoming cross country events will also be a big step forward for the club and with the improvements shown in recent months the ladies team will no doubt make a great impression in upcoming events. The Novice race takes place in UL which is an ideal debut course for those who haven’t run cross country before. Its a very flat course so hills won’t pose a problem. The XC Teams will be finalised in the next week or so.
RACE RESULTS Liscarroll 10k : Kilfinane AC were well represented in the Liscarroll 10K on Friday 30 August by Gary Egan, Seamus Hourigan, Ann Anne Daly and Tina Hayes, Gary finished 10th in 37:22 and Seamus 15th in 38:37. Hard to believe that both lads have been running competitively for little more than a year with both showing an excellent run of form and very much at the front end of affairs in recent competitive events. Anne Daly and Tina Hayes both had great runs with Ann finishing 98th in 53:23 and Tina 118th in 57:32, both are showing great improvement and are now seasoned runners on the local running scene. Macroom Park Run : Two Kilfinane AC men on the comeback trail had a good outing in last Saturdays ‘Park Run’ event in Macroom with Sean Manning coming home 2nd in 20:20 and Vincent O Donnell completing his first competitive run in some months with a great time of 21:32 and 6th overall on a hilly course. This event is on in Macroom every Saturday at 9.30am and is well worth a trip. Its a free event, you just need to register on line and bring your barcode with you each week. See www.parkrun.ie for details. Charleville St. Josephs 10k Run : Well done to all who took part in the St. Joseph’s 10K fun run in Charleville on Sunday September 1. Club members who took part included Paul Ryan, Ben Begley and Paul McCarthy. A big thanks to Helen O Sullivan for organising club polo shirts, a great addition to the club gear. Upcoming Races : Plenty of races to choose from in the coming weeks. Friday 6 Sept, Emly 13 km road race (7pm), Sunday 8 Sept, IMRA Nagles 18 km Trail, Kilavullen to Ballyhooly, Sunday 22 Sept, Charleville International Half-Marathon (10am) Friday 27 Sept Southill 6 km road race (7pm), Sunday 29 Sept. County Novice & Juvenile Cross Country - University Limerick, Sunday 13 Oct. County Intermediate & Masters Cross Country - Kilfinane. Training : Saturday training will continue at 9am in Dromin. Midweek training is set to commence in the coming weeks. New members always welcome.