KILMALLOCK GOLF SOCIETY: The second outing of 2013 takes place this Saturday April13 at Ballykisteen golf club. It has been a few years since we have played this beautiful Co Tipperary course and we are in for a treat as this is a very fine course with long driving holes and fast greens this course should provide a good test of your golf all this and it is less than an hour away from Kilmallock. There is a time sheet in operation for this outing and everybody should have received there tee times by now. BALBEC CUP; Just a reminder that if you wish to enter the Balbec cup this year you must give your name and the entry fee to John Joe Buckley or Dave Mulcahy before the presentation of prizes Saturday night as the first round draw will be made at that presentation. WEEKEND AWAY; There is good interest in the weekend away to Bunclody with only a limited number of places left you need to contact Clement Hehir or Ger Finn and give them a deposit as soon as possible if you wish to go and to avoid disappointment.
FRIARâ€™S GATE THEATRE: Legend of Luke Kelly Chris Kavanagh brings his acclaimed â€˜Legend of Luke Kellyâ€™ show to Friarsâ€™ Gate on Friday April 12. Lead singer Chris bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke while his singing talent captures the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined onstage by the accomplished musicians that make up The Patriots, all of whom consider it an honour to bring Lukeâ€™s memory back to the live stage.
Literary Weekend Friarsâ€™ Gate looks forward to hosting their first literary weekend from Friday April 19 to Sunday April 21. The weekend will features speakers, workshop and an open mic night featuring some very talented local writers. The weekend will feature Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart - Bord GÃ¡is Energy Book of the Year 2012.), poets Paul Durcan and Eileen Sheehan as well as workshops with Helena Close and Stephen Murray.
Friday April 19 @ 8pm - An Evening with Donal Ryan. Saturday April 20 @ 8pm - Paul Durcan and Eileen Sheehan. Sunday April 21 @ 8pm - Open Mic Night. www.friarsgate.ie/063-98727
KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open on Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this coming week from 10am to 2pm and on Friday from 10am â€“ 1.30pm. Thursday April 11 is the Citizens Information Centre Financial night which takes place from 8 â€“ 9pm. The Active Age Club will continue with their activities this Thursday April 11 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm â€“ 10.30pm and all are welcome. The Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm this Friday April 12.. On Monday April 15 Counselling Service continues from 10am through to 4.30pm and the Kilmallock I.C.A. are holding their AGM from 8pm to 10pm. The Tuesday Club meet on April 16 from 10.30am to 12 noon and Wednesday April 17 a Safe Pass Course will take place from 8am to 5pm and the Kilmallock Flower Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday also from8pm to 9pm. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
ATTENTION KILMALLOCK LADIES FOOTBALL PLAYERS: Knockainey Ladies Football will hold their annual medal presentation and registration night on Saturday April 13 at 8pm in Knockainey Community Centre. Registration for u8s is E20 and registration for all other players is E35. New players registering must bring a copy of their birth certificates. Awards for the most improved u10, u12, u16 and minor player of the year will be presented on the night along with the u14 Walsh/Carroll Perpetual Cup. Refreshments will also be served. If you cannot attend on the night for registration please contact Lauren Carroll 087 6916155 Noreen O Leary 086 1682474, Julie Doherty 086 1967943, Gloria Cunnigham 087 9900410 for registration forms. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: ITâ€™S NEARLY HERE - The 2013 Kilmallock Cycling Club Hub Tour. Sunday April 14 will see all roads lead to Kilmallock as cyclists from all over Ireland will converge on this County Limerick town. Yes he is back, the pig on the spit, which will greet all cyclists when they return from their days cycling. With goodie bags and a raffle for all entrants lets once again make this a tour to remember. This year again cyclists will have two routes to choose from, the ever demanding 120k which has 5 climbs and is for the seasoned cyclist and also the 80k route which has three climbs and is a very enjoyable cycle with a food stop on both routes where cyclists can refuel and make the journey back to Kilmallock. Again this year all profits go to very worthy causes the Oncology Cancer Department Limerick Regional Hospital, Colaiste Iosaef Community College, Active age Kilmallock and Social Services Kilmallock. Online registration is now open so log ontowww.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and take part in the ever popular Kilmallock Cycling Club Hub Tour. The Burren Challange - Last Sunday saw a group of Kilmallock Cycling Club Members heading for Ennis to take part in the Burren Cycling Club Challenge hosted by the Dolmen Cycling Club. There were two routes to choose from 130k and a 90k route with strong winds and tough climbs this was a test for any cyclist but once again all the hard winter miles paid off. The route took the cyclists over some of the toughest climbs in County Clare the ever demanding Cliffs of Moher and the infamous Hand which are categorized climbs. The 90k route took cyclists out to Lisdoonvarna and over the well known Corkscrew hill both routes where well supported and cycling in a group makes days like this a little easier. The Silver Pail - For the racing division of the club they headed to Fermoy for a race hosted by Fermoy Cycling Club also known as Silver Pail. Austin Sheedy, Willie Whelan competed in the A3 category with both cyclists finishing well in the bunch this was a very fast race with an average speed of 40kmph. New comer to the racing scene Michael McAuliffe rode in the A4 category and once again finished well in the bunch. Well done to these lads as racing is a tough discipline and tests riders both mentally and physically so keep the KCC flag flying and well done once again. Club spins - Itâ€™s great to see the long evenings again and our Tuesday and Thursday spins are back in action with a 6.30 pm start. Wednesday spins are designed for the beginner with a 7 pm start this group is a leisurely group and you dictate the pace and the distance so come along and enjoy the spin.
Our Saturday morning spins continue at 9am and are also very well supported. Sunday mornings is our club spin with two groups heading out at 9am on a route with a distance and a speed that will suit all cyclists. We also have a beginner group so come along to the old Neodata car park in Kilmallock and with all the above groups and times we are sure there is a time and a group that suits you. For all contact details log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com we are waiting for you to make that call.
Follow us on facebook and in the papers every week or keep up to date with all that is happening with KCC on our website. Donâ€™t forget next Sunday April 14 Kilmallock Cycling Club Hub Tour.
CILL MOCHEALLOG CLUB NA NOG: Training Times: U-6 Thursday at 6pm, U-8 Friday at 4:45pm, U-10 Thursday at 5pm, U-12 Tuesday at 4pm, U-14 Friday at 3:45pm, U-16 Wednesday at 5:25pm.
U-8s;Our u8 hurlers travelled to Bruff last sat morning to play their first game of the year this was the first of many hurling and football blitzs organised by the County board for U8s & U10s. On Sat we played two games against Bruff and one against Knockainey with great displays from all involved. Team: Bill Leahy ,Darie Enright ,Ciaran Cronin ,Cathal O Donoghue ,Pierce Connery, Clement McCauliffe ,James Houlihan, Danny Moore, William Casey , Cian Leahy & Gearoid Enright.
U-12s in Croke Park; Kilmalllock U12 Hurling Panel and mentors made the trip to Croke Park for an activity day on Tuesday April 2. When the panel arrived in Croke Park they were shown a film of what happens on a big match day, after that they got a tour of the museum and the stadium. Kilmallock played three matches against Parteen (Clare), Barryroe (Cork) and Ferrybank (Waterford). The team gave a great performance in each of the matches showing great skill, teamwork and courage. This was a great day for all the players and mentors a big thanks to Kevin Roche and Donal Barry for their help on organising this trip.
Panel : Tadgh Hanley, Killean Keane,Conor Hanley,Kevin Sheedy, Colm Hayes,Billy O Donnell,Eoin Enright,Osin Enright,Muiris Bulaeir,Sean Ham,TJ Hanley,Brian Daly,Tyreek Casey,Shane O Brien,Enda Sheedy,Jamie Todd,Kevin Casey,Sean Cleary,Killian Noonan,Stephen Daly. Mentors: Dave Clarke, Dave Hayes, Adrian O Brien, Ian Maguire , Christy Daly.
U-14s Feile Na Gael; Na Piarsaigh 2-6 / Kilmallock 0-3. Our 14s bowed out of the Feile na Gael last Sunday morning in Caherdavin. The boys did well early on with the scores level at half time at 3 points apiece. Aided by a strong wind the city boys slowly pulled away in the second half to record a deserved victory. We had some promising displays throughout the team with David Woulfe and Aidan Enright particularly catching the eye. It was great to see the strong turnout from KIlmallock who travelled on a bitterly cold morning to support the lads. Fixtures; U16 Football home to Fr Caseys Mon at 6:45pm.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers would like to congratulate our own Brendan Daly for doing a 300KM cycle from Blarney To Bray on April 4/5, for My Canine Companion which is a wonderful charity whose main purpose is to provide highly trained and skilled assistance dogs to people with disabilities, particularly autism. The sun may have been shining but the wind stayed with him for most of the cycle, looks like Brendan will be doing Wicklow on the big chain ring. Training continued this week with the Saturday cycle, out cycling were Liz Leonard, Dave Daly, Jerry Ryan and Peggy Burke. Well done Liz on then going on to complete a marathon on Sunday in Connemara, whatever your secret is can you please pass it on. Out on Sunday April 7 at 7.30 we had fourteen out cycling the tough 5 mountain challenge. Out cycling were Brendan Houlihan, Pat Oâ€™Donnell, Paul Gammell, Martin Lake, Owen Tobin, Donal Kelly, Michael Gammell, Ger Oâ€™Connell, Paul Finn, Daithi Creedon, Declan McCarthy, John Carey, Mathew Gammell and Mike Sexton. The 8.30am Sunday cycle also had a good crew out cycling in tough conditions, Mary McCarthy, Michelle Gammell, Dave Daly, Gerry Ryan, Donie Mulcahy, Jerry Reidy, David Curley, Diarmaid McCarthy and Anthony O Riordan completed the 3 mountain challenge. Wednesday training resumes this week at 6.30 pm sharp, please remember to keep the lights on the bikes and bring reflective gear with you. Even though it is fine and bright at the time of departure, it can still get dark quickly and no one wants to get caught out on the road in the dark. If you havenâ€™t been out yet with the club this year donâ€™t worry about it , dust down the bike throw a shot of air in tyres, a bit of WD40 on the gears and come along, we will always find a spot for you. Routes will be available on line on our website www.southsidewheelywheelers.com and on our Facebook page, texts will also be sent out and if you wish to be added to the list Robert or Paul will be able to add you.
Saturday training continues this week at 9.30, as with all our cycles we depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles. We wonâ€™t have a club cycle on Sunday to enable our club support our near neighbours Hub Tour. Sign on Saturday 5-7PM and Sunday 7-8.45AM at Colaiste Iosaef Secondary School Kilmallock with Departure at 9AM.
FREE WASTE PREVENTION EVENTS: Are you interested in reducing your household waste? Limerick County Council in association with Flynn Furney Environmental will be hosting a FREE Waste Prevention and Home Composting Events in Colaiste Iosaef on Thursday April 18, 2013 from 1.30pm â€“ 3.30pm. This is a free event for householders/tidy towns groups, etc who are interested in waste prevention. Learn about waste prevention ideas for individuals/community groups, the 3 Râ€™s (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle), how to get the most out of your household recycling and a brief introduction to home composting etc. Your queries will be answered by an expert.
For further information or to book a place please contact the Environment Section at (061) 49 61 92 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday April 18 @ 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This monthsâ€™ talk will be given by Chris who will speak about companion planting and itâ€™s benefits. We will also be our second seed / plant swap of the season 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. There is no need to bring anything if you donâ€™t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. From June / July we will be taking Limerick West GIY on the road visiting some of the many interesting gardens of other members. If you would like to host a meeting at your garden let us know at the next meeting and a month that would suit. For more information please contact Chris Enright, Limerick West GIY, 0879918956
LIMERICK YOUTH PILGRIMAGE FASHION SHOW: A Fashion Show will take place in Fitzgeraldâ€™s Woodlands House Hotel on Tuesday, April 16 2013, commencing at 8.00p.m. Shops taking part are Bella Sola and Kimono, Newcastlewest and Mike Oâ€™Connell Menswear and Dress Hire, Limerick. MC on the night will be Richard Lynch of ILOVELIMERICK.com Hair will be by Marys Hair Salon, Croom. A Cheese and Wine Reception will precede the show. On the night there will be a prize for Best Dressed Woman and Trendiest Man. Some of the young people will perform Live Entertainment at the interval. Every year 90 young people from all over Limerick travel to Lourdes as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage. The young people go as volunteers and spend the week working as helpers; bringing patients to and from the various ceremonies, as well as talking, listening and getting to know them. The generosity of the young people ensures that the Diocese can bring lots of Limerick patients and know that the young people who travel will make the experience memorable for the patients. Monies raised from this fashion show will all go towards the Limerick Youth Pilgrimage. Your support would be very much appreciated.
Tickets, â‚¬20 are available from Maria Bucke - 0862619955, Diarmaid Bucke â€“ 0851418012 and Philip Desmond â€“ 0851434644. Tickets also available at the door on the night.
FR LIAM LAWTON CONCERT: On Sunday April 21 at 8.pm, Caherconlish will have the honour of welcoming Fr. Liam Lawton as he performs in Concert in our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish IN AID OF Caherconlish/Caherline Parish Funds. Fr. Liam will be joined by local Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie Walsh. This concert is being organised by the Parish Pastoral Council. For the past 20 years Fr. Liam he has been composing sacred and inspirational music and has performed in venues including the Vatican, Carnegie Hall, the White House and the Eucharist Congress held in Dublin. His song Cloudâ€™s Veil was adopted as an anthem across America following 9/11. Tickets cost â‚¬20 and are available at Caherconlish Post Office or by contacting Phil on (087) 1363747, Nuala (086) 8443288 and Fr. Roy Donovan on (087) 2225150 or email: Philomenamartin_619@hotmail.com.