ANGLESBORO WEEKLY 45 DRIVE GAME: Card results are as follows; 1st prize: Willie Walsh and Micky Cleary. 2nd prize: Pauline McGrath and John Morey. Table prizes: Donal and Joan Hannon, Carmel Quirke and Charlie O’Sullivan, Tom Hogan and Jerry Morriarty. Raffle: 1st prize: Eddie P. Morriarty. 2nd prize: Willie O’Mahony. 3rd prize: Paddy Hanley. Cards - every Tuesday night in Anglesboro at 8.30pm. Cards proceeds go towards the maintenance of the Hall and your support would be greatly appreciated. Kilbehenny Card game – this Saturday night at 8.30pm in the Community Centre, Kilbehenny.
KILBEHENNY WEEKLY BINGO: €20: Margaret O’Donoghue, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Joan Meaney, Mary Macken, divide; Florence Fogarty and Kitty Fox, Bridie Macken, divide; Betty Slattery and Eleanor McEvoy. Divide; Kay Russell and Bridie Burke. Christy Roche. €30: S. Nolan. €40: Margo Conway, Kathleen Walsh, Betty Stritch, Martina Finn, Margo Conway, Eileen Slattery, Mary Roche and Tom Gallagher. €50: L. O’Sullivan. €100: Kay Russell. Sheets €30: Pat Roche. €100 divide; Bernie Molan and Eileen Walsh. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Mary Lonergan. 2nd prize: €20: June Price and 3rd prize: €10: Mary Murphy. Free books – small; Mary Macken and large; – Betty Slattery. Bingo every Sunday night at 8.30pm. Anglesboro Monthly Bingo in Anglesboro Hall this Friday night 6th December at 8.30pm.
CHRISTMAS 2013: On this Sunday 8th December at Kilbehenny Community Centre, there will be a Christmas extravaganza where the great man himself – Santa Claus will be in attendance. This will be a great day for young children, especially with fun and games, arts and crafts and all kinds of goodies for young and old – come along and get into the festive spirit Kilbehenny style!
WALKING: On every Sunday, Kilbehenny Walking Group continue their walks at 2pm. Meanwhile, in Anglesboro the Walking Group meet up every Tuesday night to walk under lights at 7pm.
LIAM LYNCH: To make the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Liam Lynch, Michael Martin will visit the area on Friday December 13. More details to follow.
R.I.P: It was with great sadness that the news of the passing of Bat Begley of Lyre, Galbally was received during the week. Bat came from Abbeyfeale to Anglesboro as Creamery Manager in 1962. Shortly after his arrival the G.A.A. club in Anglesboro was revived with Bat operating as Secretary, also lining out as a player. The Club had some great victories in the South Limerick Championship reaching the final for the first time since 1932 – only to loose to Knocksouna Team, which was made up of a number of parishes. Anglesboro and Kilbehenny boasted two adult teams at that time up until 1970, when the two came together to form Galtee Gaels. Bat moved from Anglesboro to Galbally when he married Mary Theresa O’Donnell and they raised their family at Lyre, where they made a big contribution to sport, winning many titles including Dr Harty Cup Medals (Munster Colleges Senior Hurling). Removal took place from his home to the Church of Christ the King Galbally, following requiem mass, burial took place in Anglesboro church grounds. Bats coffin was draped in the colours of Galtee Gaels in recognition of his great contribution to G.A.A in the parish.
KILBEHENNY CELEBRATES 40TH: More than 100 people turned up to the newly extended and refurbished Kilbehenny Community Centre on Friday last to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the EU. This function was organised by Ballyhoura Rural Services and the members of the Community of Kilbehenny extended a huge Cead mile failte to all in attendance. The theme for the occasion was “Treasuring the old, embracing the new”. On the day, people got to see a number of exhibitions and displays and found out about different services and organisations available in their areas. Community development manager with Ballyhoura and MC on the day, Catherine Smyth welcomed everyone and introduced the speakers, Sr. Claude Meagher, who told the story of Nano Nagle. Aidan Gleeson, chairman of Limerick IFA, spoke about embracing the future. Ger O’Connor, who gave a run down on what Ballyhoura Rural Services officer and MEP Phil Prendergast, who spoke about Irelands participation on the EU. People enjoyed a light lunch and were free to try out a number of interesting workshops, including Tai Chi, Pilates, dancing, chair yoga, health and well being and creative writing and much much more. All in all the day was a fantastic success and the evening came to a grand finale with dancing to music by Heart to Heart. Well done to all involved in Kilbehenny for this wonderful successful day.
KILBEHENNY CYCLING CLUB: The Club held its fourt AGM last Friday night. A great crowd was in attendance at the new meeting room in the Community Centre. Chairman for the past 3 years Tom O’Flynn gave a heart felt chairman’s address at the meeting and used the motto “Kilbehenny cycling club is not a club that follows, it is a club that leads”. He hopes this will boost the club into 2014. However the motto also sums up Tom!! (As most only see him from behind when on the bike, he is known to love a challenge). Even though Tom stepped down from the position of chairman, he continues to be part of the officers, as he was elected Membership Officer + CPO for 2014. The Secretary and Treasurers gave the members very comprehensive reports of the 2013 season. An officer’s role is a busy one at Kilbehenny cycling club, so well done to both ladies and Tom on reports given at AGM, which took a lot of hard work. Newly elected Officers for 2014 are as follows; Chairperson – Mary Creed. Vice chairperson – Kieran Caplice. Secretary – Eileen O Sullivan. Treasurer – Marie Russell. PRO – Caroline Conroy. Membership Officer and CPO – Tom O’Flynn and new to the top table is Damien English voted in as Events/Club Development Officer. Also a great loyal group of committee members have been drafted in, always contributing to the club as a whole. The club continues to be part of Better Life Cycle – John Walsh was at hand to answer any questions at the AGM regarding the mega cycle in June. There is a 20 week training programme in place for all cyclists taking part (please register now if interested in taking part). The first training day is January 12 - more details will follow. Also there will be a fundraising auction on the 20th Dec at The Tavern, Mitchelstown to help kick start the event. For further details, contact Tom 087 2683587.
Please note the Christmas party night is this coming Saturday December 7 at Dan Casey’s, Kilbehenny. Tickets are €25 each. The celebrations will kick off with a Festive Dinner, followed by music and craic. The setting promises to be top class as it was for our “gathering event”. This is the Christmas party you will want to be part of and an ideal place to bring your friends along to join in on the Christmas atmosphere. All present enjoyed beautifully tasting and presented food at the “gathering event” and Mary at Dan Casey’s promises to pull out all the stops to make this a Christmas party night to remember. If you would like further details – please contact our secretary Eileen 086 3180962.