Kilmallock Tidy Towns: are holding their annual church gate collection this week-end, 8th. and 9th. June. This year the committee have planted over 150 trees, including oak, beech, lime and birch in different parts of the towns, - some of the trees are over 4m tall. In add to the usual street cleans and litter picks they have also power washed and painted some of the most derelict buildings in the town. While the cold weather had delayed the planting of the 35+ planters and flower beds around the town until last week, it is hoped that some sunshine will have them soon to looking as good as other years. This week the town will be judged in the National Tidy Towns competition and its important for the town to looks its best, so any helps in this regard would be appreciated. The committee rely on local support and involvement to make Kilmallock a better place.
ALL IRELAND GOLD: Congratulations to Ursula Bluett who won All-Ireland Gold with Limerick County U12 Cross Country Team in Athlone on Saturday May 27, 2013. Ursula is a fantastic athlete and competitor and has done Kilmallock Effin Bulgaden Community Games and Limerick County proud on many occasions in the past few years.
TERRA NOVA GARDEN OPEN DAY: There will be an open day at Terra Nova Garden, Dromin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, on Sunday June9 between 12 to 6pm. Three gardening experts will be here to help you with all your problems between 2-4pm! Well signposted a mile from Banogue on N20. See www.terranovagarden.com for full details and directions or phone Deborah or Martin on 063 90744. Teas and yummy cakes available on the day and all are very welcome to join us.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Annmarie O’Riordan - On Friday June 7, Annmarie O’Riordan makes her first visit to Friars’ Gate. Already establishing a truly distinctive and increasingly popular singing style in the world of traditional Irish music Annmarie was chosen as the nation’s Best Newcomer Horizon Award winner at the highly prestigious Irish Music Awards announced at the World Fleadh held in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar in 2009.
Miriam Lambert Puppeteer - On Saturday June 15 @ 3pm, Miriam Lambert Puppeteer presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Miriam Lambert, from the well-known Lambert family of puppeteers, brings this classic tale to life with her unique style of puppetry. Tickets €6.
Film – John Moriarty - On Wednesday June 19 @ 8pm, Friars’ Gate will screen Dreamtime, Revisited, a “walkabout in dreamtime Ireland” inspired by the works of Irish writer, poet and philosopher; John Moriarty (1938–2007). The film weaves together contemporary and archive material, with excerpts from some of Moriarty’s key talks, in a labyrinthine invocation of what he called his “dream-vision” of Ireland. Tickets €6.
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: KCC HEADS FOR CARRICK-ON-SUIR - On Sunday morning last members of KCC headed for Carrick on Suir to take on probably one of the toughest cycling tours in the country. This course was not for the faint hearted with a distance of 160km and some really tough climbs this tour really tested the guys both physically and mentally but for this group all the long training miles over the winter paid off and they completed the course safe and sound cycling on the day was Niall Lynch, John Maguire, Joe Costello, Tom Noonan, Richard Hayes and Liam Flanagan so well done guys and here’s to our next day out.
PAUL FLYS THE KCC FLAG IN BLARNEY - On Sunday last club member Paul O’ Connell headed for Blarney to tackle the ever demanding Donal Crowley memorial race from the get go on this race the speed was up but Paul was well up for it and he managed to get away in a break and was away for most of the race until the final 10km when he and his break companions were brought back by the flying chasers. Paul still done the club very proud by finishing well up in the main bunch so well done Paul for flying the KCC flag and most importantly staying safe.
TIME TRIALING IN PATRICKSWELL - Last Thursday evening was the last evening for the Cycling pursuits time trial in Patrickswell this was an event ran over the last seven weeks and with big numbers from KCC taking on the 18km circuit the club was well represented in all categories. Paul O’ Connell,Will Wheelan and Austin Sheedy in the elite category Richard Hayes, Joe Costello, Ger Cusack, Liam Hayes, Diarmuid Mulvey and John Maguire in the A4 category and as always the ladies of the club where flying with Fiona Hayes, Juliette O’ Connell and Carmel Ryan for us this was another way of testing ourselves to see how we were progressing over the seven weeks by trying to better our times on a weekly basis by racing against the clock. This Thursday June 6, is the County time trials and Saturday is the Munster’s so once again we as a club will be flying the KCC flag in Patrickswell, So well done guys and let’s hope we can bring home a county medal or two or maybe even a Munster.
CLUB SPINS - Our club spins continue on a weekly basis with our Sunday spin leaving the old neodata car park in Kilmallock at 9a.m with two groups and a beginner group to choose from there is sure to be a distance and a speed to suit you. Our Wednesday evening group meeting at 7pm from the neodata car park for the beginner’s is going great with new faces turning up on a regular basis this spin is going from strength to strength with a distance and a speed based around your ability your pace is our pace so why not make the move today and come and join our ever growing numbers at KCC. Log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and get our contact details there or follow us on Facebook and keep up with all that is happening with Kilmallock Cycling Club.
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 – 1.30pm. Thursday April 25 is the Citizens Information Centre Taxation night which takes place from 8 – 9pm. The Active Age Club will continue with their activities this Thursday June 6 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm – 10.30pm and all are welcome. The Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm this Friday June 7. On Saturday June 8 there are Computer Software Classes and on Sunday June 9, Kilmallock Camogie Club will hold a cake sale, all are very welcome. The Tuesday Club meet on Tuesday June 11 from 10.30am to 12 noon. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers will be holding our registration night for the Subway Sprocket Rocket cycling skills on Tuesday June 11 in Deebert House Hotel from 7-8pm. Training continued this week with our Wednesday evening cycle in glorious sunshine, too many to mention but well done to all. Well done to our own Brian McCarthy who continues to show promise for the future with a credible 4th on his first night out competing in the Fermoy Cycling Club under 14 league. Fair play Willie McCarthy for keeping the SWW colours flying and showing great improvement week after week in the Patrickswell TT league. Keep it going Willie, world championships coming soon! As a rule our club don’t hold official training spins on bank holiday weekends but that doesn’t stop the dedicated getting out on the bike with a hardy bunch heading out at 7.30 on Sunday morning for a lovely cycle in great conditions, it almost looked like summer. Out cycling were Ger O Connell, Martin Lake, Joe Carroll, Ger Finn, Mathew Gammell, Mike Gammell, Brendan Houlihan, Stephen Finn, Owen Tobin, John Carey, Declan McCarthy, Shane O Brein and a warm SWW welcome to Dave O Rahilly on his first spin. While the rest of us were enjoying a nice weekend Daithi Creedon was racing hard in the Blarney Donal Crowley memorial race where he finished in the main group in a very fast pace race. Great credit to Daithi for flying the club colours in these prestigious races. Sunday Morning also saw a number from the club taking part in the Carrick Wheelers 160 Km Challenge in Carrick-On-Suir. This is one of the toughest Sportives in the country with 8 climbs reaching gradient peaks of 20% in places including the famous Mahon Falls climb and capped off in the end with Ireland’s equivalent to the Paris-Roubaix cobble stones through Curraghmore Estate. Up for the challenge were Dave Walsh, Pat O’ Donnell and Stephen Hehir. Last weekend also saw two clubs join for a morning spin to support “Coast to Coast for Cancer” cycle. SWW members Jerry Ryan, Sean Burchill and Ed O’ Reilly joined local members of the C4SC club to cycle from Kilmallock to Limerick and rendezvous with more C4SC for a return trip to the Pastoral centre in Kilmallock for a well earned tea and coffee in support of the great cause. Wicklow 200 takes place next Sunday and best of luck to all taking on the challenge. Let’s hope the weather holds up and not a repeat of 2011. Training will resume as normal this week on Wednesday Evening at 6.30, Saturday at 9.30 and Sunday at 8.30 with all cycles departing from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles. Be safe be seen.
KILMALLOCK UTD: AGM- Our AGM will take place on Friday, June 14 at 8pm in the clubhouse. Club members are invited to submit nominations for committee and motions for agenda to Joe McCormack, Club Secretary, Kilmallock Utd AFC, Ballycullane, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick by 7th June. Please note that only fully paid members are entitled to vote at the AGM. All club supporters are welcome to attend the AGM, and if interested, are encouraged to join the club/committee for the coming season.
GROW: In Ireland (the Organisation which supports positive Mental Health) is holding an Information Morning in the Community Café, Bruff (beside the Catholic Church) on Friday June 7 from 10am to 12 noon. If you or anyone you care about is suffering from any kind of mental health issue, please come along to the Café, have a chat and a cuppa and hear about GROW in your area and how it may be able to support you through its weekly meetings. For further information, please contact GROW at 33 Henry Street, Limerick (061 318813) or visit our website, www.grow.ie.
MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT: Interest is already growing in the local area in advance of the visit of noted entertainer Michael English who will appear in concert at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on Saturday night, June 8. Michael English, now a top star on the entertainment scene, made his first major appearance on the Late Late toy show on RTE when he was just 12 year’s of age. He subsequently went on to become a major attraction on the dancing circuit and captured national attention with a Henry McMahon song, ‘The Nearest To Perfect’. Michael, who concentrates on the concert circuit says that he’s really looking forward to appearing at the family run Woodlands House Hotel. Tickets are now available at 061 – 605100.