Anniversary Mass: Saturday 4 May 6.30pm (Vigil Mass): Paddy Corkery (St Anne’s Terrace)
Sunday 5 May 11am Mass : Kitty Palmer (Barrack Street).
Monday 6 May 7pm. Mark Morrissey (Ballyhoura Heights & Glenbrohane) (First Anniversary)
Remembrances/Anniversaries: Mary McCarthy, J P O’Donnell, Bridie Moloney, Willie Barrett, John Ensor, Molly Hennessy, Vincent O’Shea (Snr).
MASS IN CEMETERY: The Mass in the Cemetery will be celebrated on Monday 20 May at 7pm.
BIRTHDAY WISHES: Congratulations are extended the following who celebrate their Birthdays at this time, Linda Quane (Radharc Cille) on Thursday 2 May, Billy O’Brien (Treada na Ri) who celebrated his first Birthday on Mon 6 May, Peter O’Sullivan ( Glendove) on Tuesday 7 May, Nora Tobin (Forest View) on Wednesday 8 May, Danny Moloney (Ballyhoura Heights) on Friday 10 May
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DAY IN KILFINANE ON SATURDAY : On this Saturday 11 May the First Holy Communion class of Scoil Fhionain will receive their First Holy Communion at a special ceremony at 11am Mass. Congratulations and Thanks to the parents and teachers for preparing the children for their day and hopefully it will be a day to remember for the rest of their lives.
BALLYHOURA WALKING FESTIVAL SUCCESS: The weather was very suitable for the very large number of walkers that participated in the various Walks over the weekend in the Ballyhoura Walking Festival . Kilfinane was the centre of attention on Saturday morning last 4 May when very big numbers of walkers set out on the Ballyhoura Marathon and Half Marathon and the Slievereagh Walk before returning to Kilfinane for refreshments.
Also locally on Saturday there was an Animal Sanctuary Dog Walk which commenced at 1pm from The Field of Dreams Sanctuary in Moorestown, refreshments were served on the completion of the walk at the Sanctuary. On Sunday there were two walks locally, Cush Earthworks Archaeology walk commenced at Ballinvreena Community Centre 2.30pm there was a Kilfinane Town Historical Walk at 4pm. On Bank Holiday Monday walks from Ardpatrick and Darragh were the local walks included on the day.
KILFINANE PLAYSCHOOL SUMMER CAMP: Children of ages 3 to 8 years are invited to join Kilfinane Playschool for an exciting new summer camp arriving at the school. Monday 1 July until Friday 5 July from 10am to 2pm. Additional weeks available depending on demand. activities including arts and craft, baking, music, dance, picnic, disco, fun and games including outdoor activities(weather permitting) in our specially designed out door playground adjoining our state of the art childcare facility. We would ask all children to bring a small packed lunch, drink, sun cream and sun hat, cost is just €40 for the week. Book quick to avoid disappointment as places are limited. For further details and to book your place please contact Kilfinane Playschool Ltd. 063 91847 or 087 2726627.
HURLERS IN COUNTY INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Blackrock will play Knockaderry in the opening round of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship on this Saturday evening in Ballyagran at 7pm.
SCOIL POL GATHERING EVENT: On Tuesday night 23 April, the Parents Association of Scoil Pól met to launch the Scoil Pól Gathering event of 2013. This gathering which will be held on Saturday 22 June, invites past pupils, parents and friends of Scoil Pól to come together to share memories of their days as boarders and day students of Scoil Pól. It will be a chance to meet old friends, to look with nostalgia on schools days of old and to take a stroll through the boarding school located at the Sisters of St Paul’s Convent. The day has a number of components to it. The central element to the day is a walk to the top of Sliabh Ri. This walk will actually have four different starting points, symbolising the four directions that students of Scoil Pól came from over the years. For those that do not wish to partake in the Ri Rocks walk, a historical walk around the town of Kilfinane will take place at 2pm under the stewardship of Declan Clancy. This guided tour will be an exposé of the various historical elements of the town, including the Moat and Staker Wallace. And for those that just wish to meet up and chat, Scoil Pól school will be open from 2pm to 5pm where friends can sit and share some light refreshments in the new building, view photos and memories form days gone past and take a stroll through our wonderful modern school. There will be some displays in classrooms and examples of students work will be on show throughout the school. Between 4 and 5pm, the Sisters of St Paul the Apostle will open the doors to the old boarding school and invite past pupils to walk again the corridors that were once home for the school year. Details of the day and further information can be got from the school office 063/91197, the school web site, www.scoilpol.ie, the gathering website and from all Kilfinane facebook pages.
KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : GREAT LIMERICK RUN on Sunday 5 May : The club has had fantastic highlights over the last 4 months of 2013 with Sunday 5 May certainly being a huge club highlight in terms of participation and performance. The weather was kind and by all accounts reports back are that a great day was had by all! Please advise if anyone is missing from below, hard to keep track of ye all!
The Marathon : Hats off to Adrian Hennessy who ran 2:55:28 today and ran a solid race judging by his half way split of 1:25:23. Fantastic result and great to see another Kilfinane AC runner hitting the sub 3 hour mark. The clubs other 2 marathon men Joe O’ Brien and Seamus Hourigan must be given great credit for running fantastic times considering both have had consistent disruptions to training in recent weeks. Joe ran 3:16:39 and Seamus came home in 3:27:52. Great running lads!
Half Marathon : 7 runners took on the Half Marathon route with Gary Egan leading the troops home with a great PB of 90:41, followed closely by his shadow Donnacha Enright in an equally impressive time of 91:09. The clubs coach Mike McCauliffe who has been away from competitive action and regular training for some months had a great run and went around in 98:19, great to see Mike back. Paul Ryan put in a great performance and followed home Mike in 99:18. Next home was Agne Bulyceva in 1:57:49, Ben Begley in 2:12:33 and Tina Hayes in 2:20:00. Great to see runners like Paul, Agne, Ben and Tina who are only running a few short months taking on a half marathon and coming away with such great performances.
6 Mile : 7 runners also took on the 6 mile route, most of whom started with the club earlier this year as part of the clubs beginners group. Today was a great milestone for this group of runners who have come such a long way in the last few months. 2 of the clubs most experienced runners, Kilfinane men Paul Aherne and Michael Halpin led the 6 miler group home with Paul running 44:55 and Michael 50:41. The ever improving Niamh Doody zipped around in 52:32 followed closely by Patricia Wade in 54:13 and Helen O’Sullivan Fitzgerald in 57:07. Next home was Bob Creed in 57:41 and Una Power in 65:00. Well done folks! Enjoy the rest, well deserved.
IRELAND’S MISSING PERSONS : Irelands missing persons will be remembered on this Sunday May 12 at 2pm at Knockfierna near Adare, Co. Limerick. The day’s events are hosted by Knockfierna Heritage Society and guest speakers will include Mary Phelan, Co. Killkenny the sister of 21 year old Jo Jo Dollard missing since 9 November 1995 and Bob Shanahan, Limerick City whose son Gus is missing since 11 February 2000 also guest speaker on the day is Mark Patrick Hedderman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick. The names of other missing people will be recalled. A large attendance is expected on the day and all are welcome. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Chairman of Knockfierna Heritage Society on 087 9977340.
LIMERICK WEST GIY : Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its May meeting on Thursday 16 May @ 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be all about foods that may benefit your health (Let food be your Farmacy). We will also continue our seed / plant swaps 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.