Mar 2

Hugh Murphy 087-6799

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Hugh Murphy 087-6799

Anniversary Mass : Saturday 23 February 11am Mass : Kate Cronin.

Anniversary Mass : Saturday 23 February 11am Mass : Kate Cronin.

Saturday 23 February 6.30pm Vigil Mass : Richard Fitzgerald (Chapel Street)

Sunday 24 February 11am Mass ; Jimmy O’Connor (High Street)

Friday 1 March 7pm Mass ; May and Paddy Murphy (West End)

Saturday 2 March 11am Mass : Esther Mulberry (nee Henessy - Barrack Street)

Saturday 2 March 6.30pm Vigil Mass : Michael Quinlan (High Bridge)

Remembrances : Hannah Walsh, Patricia Conerney, Kevin McMahon.

REGRETTED DEATH : The death occurred peacefully at his residence on Monday 18 February of Kevin McMahon Ballincrana, Kilmallock Survived by daughter Aileen, sons Brian and Joe, daughter in law Denise, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends to whom Sincere Sympathy is extended. Husband of the late Margaret (Peg) nee O’Brien

Kevin was Reposed at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, on Wednesday 20 February before Removal to St. Andrew’s Church where Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday 21 February followed by Burial the local cemetery. (May He Rest in Peace)

BIRTHDAY WISHES : Congratulations are extended to the following who recently celebrated Birthdays recently, Dave Buckley (Mountain View) who celebrated his SixO Birthday last week, Aideen Leahy (Ballinvreena) who celebrated her birthday also last week, Ben Murphy (Ballinvreena & Perth Australia) on Friday 22 February, Mary McSweeney Duggan (Ballyroe Lower) on Friday 22 February, Mrs. Josie Roche, (Lower Main Street), on Sunday 24 February, Mike Tuohy ( Ballinlyna and Vancouver) and Richard Cooke (Laurencetown and Queensland Australia) both on Tuesday 26 February, Shirley Fitzgerald,(Ballinanima) who celebrates her birthday on today Thursday 28 February

SCOIL FHIONAIN ENROLMENT: Enrolment Forms for Children who intend to start school in Scoil Fhionain next September are available in the school office (contact Carmel on 063 91326). Children attending Kilfinane Palyschool will receive their forms from the playschool staff. Thank you for your co operation. We look forward to welcoming all newcomers.

KILFINANE OPEN COURSING CLUB : Kilfinane Open Coursing Club wish to Thank all who helped to make their first Open Coursing Meeting on Saturday 9 February such a huge success,especially the clubs who participated, sponsors, the winners and runners up in the finals, a Special word of Thanks to the landowners who allowed the meeting on their lands and those who gave Car Parking space for the meeting, also the Limerick Leader for their coverage.

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS: The County Intermediate Hurling Championship draw was made on Tuesday 12 February, and this year it takes on an added incentive, in that the four teams that reach the Co. Semi Finals will play in the Premier Intermediate Championship in 2014 along with four teams that will be relegated from this years Senior championship. Blackrock are in Group with Monaleen, Pallasgreen, and Knockaderry who they will play in the opening round on weekending 12 May with round two pencilled in for weekending 16 June, meanwhile on Wednesday 13 February the Draws for the South Championships were made, in Senior Hurling Blackrock will play Garryspillane while in the Intermediate draw Blackrock will play Kilmallock, in the Junior ‘B’ Hurling championship Blackrock meet Effin in their opening game In the Junior football championship Blackrock will meet Banogue in the opening round while in Under 21 Hurling Blackrock will play Castletown Ballyagran in their opening game, while in Under 21 Football Castletown Ballyagran will also be Blackrock’s opponents in the opening round, in the Minor Hurling draw Sean Og Hanleys (Blackrock/Glenroe) will play Knockainey in the opening round in defence the Divisional championship which they won last year

KILFINANE COMMUNITY GAMES LIMERICK CHESS CHAMPIONS : Kilfinane Under 16 Chess team won the gold medal and they will be representing Limerick at the Munster Finals on Saturday 30 March. The winning team was Danny Moloney, Padraig Weeks, Brian O’Keeffe, Catriona Brazil Carroll, Eoin Fitzgerald, Mikey Duggan and Charley Quinn

COFFEE MORNING ON FRIDAY : With less than four weeks until Killian Lyons and his mother leave Dublin Airport with his team mates for the soccer tournament in Madrid, the fud raising is entering the final stage. Many Thanks to everyone in Kilfinane and Kilmallock as well as the surrounding areas, who have contributed towards this opportunity of a life time for Killian. Thanks to all who continue to collect empty drink cans, who donated money to the fund and those who are in the process of organising other events in the coming weeks. Killian, his family and friends greatly appreciate the generosity of everyone who is helping to make his dream come through. A Coffee Morning is being held in the Pavilion, Michael Fox Memorial Park on this Friday 1 March from 930am to 2pm, with everyone welcome.

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB: ADARE 10K Sunday 24 February. There was an excellent turn out by Kilfinane AC club runners at the Adare 10k. Conditions were perfect with over 700 runners taking part, a big increase on last year and few would have been disappointed with such a well organised and picturesque location for a race . The course is quite a challenging one but was good to see so many PB’s being run by the Kilfinane AC crew and to see the runners who have been attending the beginners group runs putting in such impressive performances. James Gubbins paced the race for the lead group of club runners and finished the race in an impressive 37:51.There was little to separate Effin man Sean Manning and Seamus Hourigan as usual who continue to see there times fall, with Sean finishing 46th in a PB of 39:08 and Seamus 47th in 39:10. Donnacha Enright, Liam Sheehy and Paul Ryan are closing in on a sub 40 time with every race and all ran PB’s. Donnacha finished 59th in 40:21, Liam 79th in 41:41 and Paul 92nd 42:13. Great to see Paul Aherne and Michael Halpin back in competitive action with Paul completing the course in 47:47 and Michael in 49:53.Well done also to another Effin man John Meehan who ran his first 10K in a very fast time of 42:30, great result! Our first lady home was Agne Bulyceva with an impressive PB of 49:54 followed closely by Edel Hennessey in 51:07.Our beginners group all had excellent runs with Niamh Doody completing the course in 56:01, Patricia Wade 56:13, Tina Hayes 1:00:48 and Helen O’Sullivan in 1:01:56. Good banter and fun was order of the day and performances were a welcome bonus. Thanks to West Limerick AC for hosting such an excellent event, we’re sure to back in equally good numbers again next year. RACE 3 OF UL 5K SPRING SERIES Thursday 21 February. Great turnout by Kilfinane AC runners for week 3 of the UL series. New recruit Ken Heelan ran a very impressive time of 18:25 in his first competitive 5K, finishing in 9th place. Birthday girl Aideen Leahy also ran her first race of the series in a great time of 22:30, just behind Ken’s brother Mike who completed the course in 22:26. Shelly Campbell continues to show steady improvement from week to week and ran a PB of 23:08. Numbers were up this week with 71 taking to the start. Sean Manning and Seamus Hourigan had a good outing with Sean finishing 12th in 18:42 and Seamus finishing close behind in 14th in a time of 19:01. Agne Bulyceva continues to run well and clocked 24:19.

TRAINING: Training continues this Saturday in Dromin at 9.30 am. Details of Midweek training will be circulated via facebook and text. Tuesday evening Track training session are from 7-8pm in UL. Best of luck to all running in UL and Doneraile 5k. For information on club training etc. contact Sean on 086-6001430 or send us a message on facebook. New runners always welcome.

THE WITNESS: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March at 8pm. This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at €15 each.

GLENBROHANE WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: The Glenbrohane Weight Loss Support Group, Non Profit Making, Professionally run, Venue Glenbrohane Hall on Thursday nights from next week 7 March night commencing at 8.30pm. Cost €2 All Welcome.

GLENROE LADIES CLUB TO HOST TUPPERWARE PARTY NIGHT : Tupperware is the name of a home products line that includes preparation, storage, containment, and serving products for the kitchen and home. Glenroe Ladies Club will host a Tupperware Party night in the Community Centre, Glenroe on Wednesday 6th March 2013 @ 8pm. Refreshment served. All are welcome. HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET CLASSES : Classes will commence in Glenroe Community Hall starting on Tuesday 12 March for eight weeks. The class will run from 7pm to 9.30pm each night.The cost of the class will be €5 per night and each person will get the opportunity to cook with tasting and recipe sheets each night over the eight weeks. As places are limited names as soon as possible to Geraldine on 086 088 6611