Kilfinane Jan 25

Anniversary Mass :Saturday January 18 at 6.30pm (Vigil) Mass : James and Teresa O’Connor (St. Anne’s Terrece) and deceased family members.

Anniversary Mass :Saturday January 18 at 6.30pm (Vigil) Mass : James and Teresa O’Connor (St. Anne’s Terrece) and deceased family members.

Sunday January 19: 11am Mass: Jim Kenneally (Lower Main Street)

Monday January 20: 9.30am Mass: Julia Keane, (West End.

Friday January 24: 7pm Mass : Denis McSweeney (14 Mountain View)

Anniversaries/Remembrances : Patricia Conerney - Nee Quinlan, (High Bridge), Tommie O’Regan (High Street), Mikey Hanley (Lower Main Street), Helen Roche, Patrick Kelly.

SCOIL POL MASS ON FRIDAY : A special mass will be celebrated on this Friday 24 January in St Andrew’s Church at 10am to mark the Feast Day of St Paul. You are invited to attend this Mass. The Scoil Pol choir will sing at this Mass and the pupils will be taking part in the liturgy.

KILFINANE RED CROSS : The Branch remind people, in case of cardio emergency, please contact any of the following numbers, 999 or 112, Local Doctor : Judy Buglar @ 063 91299, Shannon Doc : 1850-212999, Co Ordinator of KIlfinane Defibrillator @ 087 2578305. .

KILFINANE HEALTH CENTRE: Child Care Clinic : Every Tuesday 2pm - 3pm

Social Welfare: Every Tuesday 11am - 12noon.

Chiropody Clinic: : First Thursday of each month. from 12noon to 2pm.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS :Congratulations are extended to the following who recently celebrated their Birthdays recently, Imelda Cleary (Vale View and Mitchelstown) on Saturday 18 January, Eve Magner (Ballyroe Lower) on Sunday 19 January, Sean O’Riordan (St Anne’s Terrace) on Tuesday 21 January, Nicole Connery (Ballinanima), Melissa Hanley (New Terrace), Anthony Kelly (Radharc Cille).

KILFINANE BRIDGE CLUB: Results Monday 13 January: 1. Nellie Mc Carthy & John Cremmins; 2. Betty Hurley & Mary Murphy; 3. Maureen Lynch & Maura Boylan; 4. Freddie & Mary Ita Ward and 5. Nuala Fitzgibbon & Joan Halpin

SCOIL FHIONAIN SILVER CIRCLE TODAY: Scoil Fhionain will start their Silver Circle draw on this Thursday 23 January. Anyone wishing to join can contact Carmel in the school Tel: 063 91326. There will be 10 weekly draws at €2 per week.. Thanks to all for your continued support.

SCOIL FHIONAIN PARENTS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING : Scoil Fhionain Parents Association are holding their AGM on this Thursday evening 23 January at 8pm in the School Gym. All parents are invited to attend. The current committee are staying in polace for another year 0 so no one is going to get a job ! We just want you to come along, give support and hear any ideas you might have for activities for the Parents Committee during the year ahead.

KILFINANE PLAY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER: Kilfinane Play School Ltd. will hold a Fundraiser on Saturday February 1, in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar. As the playschool is a non-profitable organisation, the organisers would be very grateful if all parents could help to support this event by buying tickets and attending on the night. Thank you all support big or small is so valuable to the playschool. Tickets @ €5 are on sale from committee members.

PICTORIAL MEMORIES OF KILFINANE VOLUME 2 : Following on the huge success of Pictorial Memories of Kilfinane Volume 1, which all books were sold. Kilfinane Photographic Society are currently compiling photographs for Volume 2 which will be published in early December, and are looking for old photographs from people who would give them for publication in the Book which it is hoped will match Volume 1. Anyone who wish to give photographs, which will be given back to owners when scanned, can contact Hugh Murphy on 087 6799064. Email hughmurphy2008@eircom.net. or any of the Committee members.

HOST FAMILIES WANTED: Wanted kind responsible families to look after French, Spanish, German students during the summer holidays, for more information please contact Jane O’Regan 0876576427.

BLACKROCK G.A.A. CLUB RE CONVENED ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Blackrock GAA Club reconvened Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday evening last January 16 at Ardpatrick Community Centre and the following Officers /Committee were elected for 2014. Presidents : Maurice O’Regan, Dave Sheehy and Donie O’Sullivan. Chairperson : Carmel Murphy, Vice Chairman : Pat Considine, Secretary ( To be filled at first meeting), Asst Secretary : Pat Hennessy & Maura Quane, Treasurer : Damien Lee, Assistant Treasurer : Breda Walsh, P.R.O. Hugh Murphy, Irish Officer : (To be filled at first meeting), Club Development Officer : Brendan O’Brien, Coaching Development Officer : Richard Murphy, Child Protection Officer : Sean O’Sullivan, Pitch Co Ordinator : Thomas Gleeson, Lotto Co Ordinators : Brendan O’Brien and Breda Walsh. Drugs & Alcohol Prevention : Sean O’Sullivan. Committee : David Moloney, John McCarthy, Tony Roche, Anton Roche, T.G Ryan, Michael Sheehy, Tommie Lee, Aidan Fitzgerald, Dave Sheehy, Declan Danaher, Con Danaher, Fintan Leahy, Pat Heffernan (Snr) and Kathleen Griffin.

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP AND LEAGUE DATES: It is expected that the opening round of the County Premier Hurling Championship will be played on weekend of 19/20 April when Blackrock will play Hospital Herbertstown while the second round with Knockaderry is pencilled in for weekend 4/5 May, with seven rounds to be played the championship has an early start. The All County League is expected to commence on Tuesday 1 April, there will 20 teams in Division 1, Twelve teams Senior and Eight Premier Intermediate teams , will be divided into Four groups of five teams, ensuring four League games before the Semi Final stages.

DRAMA TIME IN LOCALITY: The Hillside Players are delighted to present ‘Second Honeymoon’ by Sam Cree. It runs from Thursday January 23 to Sunday the 26 and then again from Thursday 30 of January to Sunday 2 of February in the Community Centre Ardpatrick. Curtain at 8pm sharp. Admission Adults €8 Students €3. We would encourage you to book to avoid any disappointment, by contacting us on 087 7655771. Lines open on Wednesday 22 January from 5.30 - 7.30pm

CANAVOUR PLAYERS:The Canavour Players are proud to present it’s production of ‘It’s The Real McCoy’. A comedy by Tommy Marren at Ballinvreena Community Hall on Thursday next January 30 to Sunday February 2 and from Wednesday February 5 to SundayFebruary 9 each night at 8:30pm sharp. Admission is €8. See you at the show.

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : The first important club race of the year takes place in Rathkeale this SundayJanuary 26 . The Limerick 4mile championship is an event that we have always done well at down the years. Training has been going well for the event so hopefully we can bring home some individual and team honours once again, best of luck to everyone running. Thursday night training continues to grow and grow. Runners of all abilities running together under the floodlights of the community walk is really working out well. Last week we had a mix of training methods, intervals, tempo and fartlek running to really maximise the opportunity that training in a large group affords. However, far from being a session designed for only the elite runners, it is the huge improvements in the fitness levels and running form of our newest runners that has been the biggest highlight of the year so far. Another benefit we are seeing is that runners are meeting up themselves for longer runs outside of the club training times. One particular idea that may prove successful is a run on Wednesday morning 10 am at the Sportsfield. This was raised as an idea for those who find the evening time training unsuitable for them. Again like all club events, it’s open to everyone of all abilities. Looking forward to February, two events that will be well supported by the club are both on 23 February. Firstly the Adare 10km race, hosted by West Limerick AC. This is one of the best organised races every year, a lovely course around the picturesque backdrop of Adare. For those who are starting out running or getting back from injury etc, there is a 5k run in Ballygiblin near Mitchelstown. This out and back course organised by Galtee Runners AC is an ideal first road race for some of our newest runners. It’s a pity that both events are on the same day but there should not be an overlap of entrants as they are aimed at different markets. Lastly, another reminder that it’s not too late to kickstart your new year fitness by joining us on Thursday 7-8pm. Feedback has been very positive and it’s great to see a small community of runners based mainly in Kilfinane and Ardpatrick emerging. For more details, check out our Facebook page, @kilfinaneac via Twitter or www.kilfinaneac.com.