Kilmallock Nov 9

KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: The club continued with its Wednesday night spin last week and will now continue right through the winter, weather allowing. As this is what we call the spinning season, it is all about keeping a few miles in the legs. Lights and Hi-Viz and warm clothing is essential on these spins which leave the old Neodata Carpark at the top of the town at 7pm every Wednesday evening. On Sunday morning last some of our members hooked up and covered 100km. Not your ordinary Sunday morning training spin as they stumbled upon a Harvest Fair taking place in Dromcollogher on their travels and it turned into a ‘feast for the kings’ with soup, sandwiches and cupcakes all hitting the spot while the banter was mighty. If you are interested in joining us on any spin then please come along, we have a pace for everyone.

KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: The club continued with its Wednesday night spin last week and will now continue right through the winter, weather allowing. As this is what we call the spinning season, it is all about keeping a few miles in the legs. Lights and Hi-Viz and warm clothing is essential on these spins which leave the old Neodata Carpark at the top of the town at 7pm every Wednesday evening. On Sunday morning last some of our members hooked up and covered 100km. Not your ordinary Sunday morning training spin as they stumbled upon a Harvest Fair taking place in Dromcollogher on their travels and it turned into a ‘feast for the kings’ with soup, sandwiches and cupcakes all hitting the spot while the banter was mighty. If you are interested in joining us on any spin then please come along, we have a pace for everyone.

SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Training continued on Wednesday October 30 with a mighty brave gang out cycling. Winter may be here but we are still rolling and will continue to do so while it is still safe.

Wheely well done to Daithi O’Criodain and Liz Leonard on completing the Dublin City marathon with both posting sub 4 hour times, mighty stuff.

Sunday November 3 saw the Wheelers head for Knocklong, Hospital, Morrisons pub [ no pit stop], Ballneety, Bruff and back to Kilmallock rolling along for about 70km. Out cycling were Stephen Finn, Brendan Houlihan, Ger Finn, Michael Gammell, Shane O’ Brien, Martin Lake, Jerry Reidy, Jerry Herbert, Mathew Gammell, Declan McCarthy and Pat O’Donnell

Training continues this week with our Wednesday night light cycle at 6.30. We are in wind down mode at this time of year so the pace and distance is handy just make sure to bring your lights and Hi-Viz gear and of course a helmet.

Saturday at 9.30 is our all ability beginner/improver cycle where you decide the pace and distance while being accompanied by some experienced cyclists who are there to help you.

Sunday at 8.30 is a longer cycle but it is not a race so it is just about getting out and keeping the legs turning over. As with all our cycles we depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles.

KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open every Thursday, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 10am and 2pm, please note on Fridays until 1.30pm. Thursday November 7 is the Citizens Taxation night between 8 and 9pm. The Active age Club continues this Thursday November 7 between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, all are very welcome. The Bridge Club continues also tonight November 7 from 7pm until 10.30pm, all welcome. Parent and Toddler group meet on Friday November 8 between 10.30 and 12.30pm. On Monday November 11 the Counselling Service is in operation between 10am and 4.30pm. There will be a Kilmallock Pioneers Mass followed by a meeting on Monday November 8 commencing at 8pm. The Tuesday Club meet on November 12 between 10.30am to 12 noon and Kilmallock Flower Club will hold their meeting from 8pm until 10pm. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Our annual Christmas Bazaar, including a visit from Santa, takes place on Sunday December 1 from 1.00 – 4.30pm. You have always supported us with your generous contributions, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, cakes, puddings etc. We do not require used toys or clothing. Raffle tickets are currently for sale at the Centre and from many of our supporters. First prize €500.00. Gifts for the Wheel of Fortune will be gratefully received. Please note that the Pastoral Centre will be open to accept all contributions on Sat November 30 from 11.00am to 5pm. Enquiries: 063- 98131

KILMALLOCk UTD: U13 boys: Kilmallock 0 Galbally 4. Another good performance wasn’t enough against a good Galbally side. Although we created a few good chances we couldn’t get the goal we deserved whereas Galbally took their chances despite some good goalkeeping from Jack Barrett. This team is improving every game and its a pity we’re short numbers with only the bare 11 today. Best for us were Kevin Casey, Brian Daly and Tadhg Hanley.

Girls U.16 Premier: Kilmallock 2 Charleville 0

We got off to a flying start when Brona Mulcahy latched onto a defensive mistake and fired home from an acute angle This gave the girls a great boost and they went on to play some nice football with Niamh O’Mahony and Jasmine O’Doherty pulling the strings in midfield. On the quarter hour mark we doubled our advantage when Kelly Walsh followed up a rasping shot from Jodie O’Gorman to fire home our second. Shortly after Kelly almost got her second but was denied by a fantastic save from the visiting keeper. Charleville began to test our defence as halftime approached and it took some fine tackles from Shannon Murphy, Eadaion Connery and Orla Daly to keep them at bay. The second half was keenly contested with both defences remaining on top throughout. With five minutes left Charleville looked like scoring a certain goal but were denied by a superb save from Aisling Murphy. This was to be the final chance that our visitors got as Eabha Barry and Alison Fitzgerald put in storming displays as the full time whistle approached. With time almost up we nearly grabbed a third goal when Orla McCarthy and Misha Noonan combined well to set up Niamh O’Mahony but she saw her shot diverted out for a corner.

U-12 girls : Murroe 0 Kilmallock 2.

On Sunday last eleven hardy young ladies made an early morning trip to Murroe. A couple of minutes into the match Kilmallock got a free outside the Murroe box which Emma Barrett took. Rebecca Foley got onto the end of the free and slotted it neatly into the corner of the Murroe net giving Kilmallock the dream start. Kilmallock midfielders dominated in the first half with Lucy Chawke, Ciara Fitzgerald, Morgan Sheedy and Emma Barrett working tirelessly. The second half was a different story when Murroe threw everything at Kilmallock and it was the turn of Kilmallock defenders Zoe Walsh, Claire McCormack, Amy Fitzgerald and Aisling Dwane to defend bravely to keep out Murroe’s relentless attacks and Amy O’ Neill in goals pulled off a couple of great saves. With a couple of minutes to go Kilmallock won a free inside the Murroe half which Amy Fitzgerald rifled into the top corner giving the Murroe goalie no chance and ensuring the points for the visitors. In the dying minutes of the game Kilmallock forwards Rebecca Foley and Nicole O’ Doherty were unlucky not to get a third. Well done to all eleven players having to play in difficult conditions and with no subs but ensured we are still unbeaten this season.

KILMALLOCK CREDIT UNION COLOURING COMPETITION: What an amazing response we had to our Halloween Colouring Competition. Kilmallock Credit Union would like to thank ALL the entries.....we had so many, and the standard was so high it was so hard to choose our winners. We decided this year to have winners in each category from each school; lots of happy prizewinners! Below are listed the prizewinners from the following schools; Ardpatrick National School, Athlacca National School, Athlacca Preschool, Bruff Preschool, Bruree Preschool, Bruree National School, Kilmallock National School. We will be picking our winners from Kilfinane National School, Martinstown National School and Effin National School this week.

ARDPATRICK NATIONAL SCHOOL / 4-7 YEARS: 1st: Conor Gilligan, 2nd: Ciara Cormack and 3rd: Zoe Hagger

8-10 YEARS: 1st: Ellen Murphy, 2nd: Cliodhna O’Sullivan and 3rd: Niamh McCarthy

11-13 YEARS: 1st: Sinead Walsh, 2nd: Marianne O’Dwyer and 3rd: Caitlin Hanrahan

ATHLACCA PRESCHOOL: 1st: Cormac Sheehan

ATHLACCA NATIONAL SCHOOL: 4-7 YEARS: 1st: Tiffany Foley, 2nd: Shane Fitzgibbon and 3rd: Chloe Dempsey

8-10 YEARS: 1st: Aoife Cronin, 2nd: Deirdre Neenan and 3rd: Angel Kiely

11-13 YEARS: 1st: Megan Hickey, 2nd: Isobel Lavery and 3rd: Robbie Breen

BRUFF PRESCHOOL: 1st: Eoghan & Cormac Murnane

BRUREE PRESCHOOL: 1st: Ross Linenan, 2nd: Meabh Cussen and 3rd: Evan O’Shea

BRUREE NATIONAL SCHOOL: 4-7 YEARS: 1st: Liam Kingston, 2nd: Madeline Blackwell and 3rd: Niall Tobin

8-10 YEARS: 1st: Lauryn O’Dea, 2nd: Emily Thompson and 3rd: Rachel Tobin

8-10 YEARS SG: 1st: Niamh O’Brien and 2nd: Billy Kiely

11-13 YEARS: 1st: Emma Kerins, 2nd: Peter Buckley, 3rd: Jennifer Cotter and 3rd: Sean Daly

KNS: 4-7 YEARS: 1st: Jessica Heffernan, 2nd: Maya Pawlak and 3rd: Kaelin O’Donnell

8-10 YEARS: 1st: Jasmine Gammell, 2nd: Conor Finn and 3rd: Margaret F. Cregan

11-13 YEARS: 1st: Zoe Walsh, 2nd: Sarah Herbert and 3rd: Aisling Dwane