Knockainey Oct 26

CARD RESULTS: Winners with 11 games Kathleen & Liam Roche and with 9 games each James O’Leary & Brendan Bourke and Paddy Finn & Pat Naughton. Table Prizes; Deirdre Browne & Tom Sheehy, Liam & Mary O’Riordan, Billy Mahoney & Donie Hannon, Eddie O’Dea & Willie Heffernan. Raffle: €50 Brendan Bourke, €25 Billy O’Mahoney, €20 Deirdre Browne, €10 Noel Ryan, €10 John Clancy, €10 Mary O’Connor. Cards every Sunday night at 8.30pm in Knockainey Community Centre, all are welcome.

CARD RESULTS: Winners with 11 games Kathleen & Liam Roche and with 9 games each James O’Leary & Brendan Bourke and Paddy Finn & Pat Naughton. Table Prizes; Deirdre Browne & Tom Sheehy, Liam & Mary O’Riordan, Billy Mahoney & Donie Hannon, Eddie O’Dea & Willie Heffernan. Raffle: €50 Brendan Bourke, €25 Billy O’Mahoney, €20 Deirdre Browne, €10 Noel Ryan, €10 John Clancy, €10 Mary O’Connor. Cards every Sunday night at 8.30pm in Knockainey Community Centre, all are welcome.

KNOCKAINEY LADIES CLUB: Next meeting will take place on Monday November 4th – a member of the Garda Siochana will give a talk on personal and home security at this meeting.

KNOCKAINEY GAA LOTTO: Numbers drawn 10, 12, 16, 20. No jackpot winner, 4 x €20 winners; Liam O’Shea, Mary O’Mahoney, Martin Harding, Declan Carroll. Seller’s prize Tim Hartnett. Next week’s jackpot €4900.00.

STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: The primary school storytelling competition will take place in the Honeyfitz Theatre on Friday October 25th at 7.30pm. Miriam Lambert Puppeteer performs the Gingerbread man in the Honeyfitz Saturday October 26. Shows at 1.45pm and 3.45pm Tickets €5.00. John Spillane will perform in the Honeyfitz on Saturday October 26th Door open at 8pm. Tickets €15 On Sunday October 27th after Aifreann Ui Riada in Patrickswell Church the Graveyard & literary Mystery Bus Tour led by Michael Quinlan will leave from the Honeyfitz Theatre at 10.30am Tickets €30-€35 depending on numbers. Price includes lunch. Author Debbie Thomas will read for children in the Heritage Centre on Sunday 27th at 1.45pm and 3pm. Booking in advance is recommended as places are limited. At 8.30pm in the Honeyfitz the melodrama Mrs Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch will be performed by the Lough Gur Amateur Dramatic Society. Tickets €10. Children €5. On Monday 28th of October a second showing of Mrs Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch will take place in the Honeyfitz Theatre at 8.30pm. Ticket price €10 for Adults and €5 for children. Phone 061 385186 or email for tickets and further details

FUNDRAISING DANCE IN BULGADEN: There will be a 1960’s fund raising dance in Bulgaden Castle featuring Crystal Swing and Old News (support band) on Friday night October 25 with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. This is a most worthy cause so let down your hair, roll back the years and swing the night as in the swinging sixties. Admission €10. Please support.

KNOCKAINEY TIDY TOWNS: are taking part in the Green Homes Water Action Plan for hands on tips on how to conserve water in the home. With water charges coming soon the action plan can help you to save money as well as conserving a precious resource. If you would like to take part please contact Debbie Carroll on 087-6547105 who will provide you with a copy of the action plan survey.

KNOCKAINEY PARENTS ASSOCIATION: are holding a Fancy Dress Halloween Disco on Thursday night 31st October in the community Centre from 6pm to 7.30pm. Admission is €5per child.

KNOCKAINEY JUVENILLE GAA CLUB: Congratulations to our U16 Gaelic Football team who defeated St Senans in the 13 a-side County Football Final on Saturday, 12th of October in Rathkeale, 3-5 to 2-6. It was a fantastic performance by the boys, beating a fancied St Senans side with a great goal in injury time to win by two points. Many thanks to all the parents and extended families who supported us on the day.

GALA FASHION SHOW: Knockainey National School continue their gargantuan fundraising efforts with a Fashion Show in Bulgaden Castle on the 9th of November. The first model takes to the catwalk at 8pm and fashion houses contributing include Shaw’s Department Store, Evans, Dorothy Perkins, Burton For Men, Wallis, Be Fabulous, AX Paris, Mothercare, X-pose, Little Chancers, Kiddy Korner, Glow Fashion Accessories and Raspberry Red. Modelling will be done by a veritable who’s who of the locality. Over 70 kids from the National school will participate and will be joined by many parents and ex-pupils. Also helping out on the modelling front will be Gavin O Mahoney, James Ryan (Limerick Hurlers) and local model former Miss Limerick Becky Costello from Kilmallock. Mairead Lavery (Editor of the Irish Country Living Magazine) and Stuart Taylor (manager of Limerick FC) will complete the modelling line-up. Floral displays on the night will be provided by Carolyn O’Neill of Tiger Lillies Wedding Décor and Floral Designs and Carolyn will also help us out with props and back drops for our fashion show. Music, sound and lights for the night are being supplied by local band NEVER THE LESS. The word is that they may play for a while after the fashion show. We have a special guest appearance on the night from Helen Norton (Vivienne from Fair City). Helen is part of the main storyline in Fair City at the moment in renewing her wedding vows with Paddy. Helen has performed in numerous theatre, film &TV shows.

Half time entertainment will be provided by Terence Andrews, a magician from Limerick. Once again here we are indebted to Terence for obliging us on the night in providing entertainment for both young and old. As if that wasn’t enough there will be a Best Dressed Lady and Gent competition. There will be a raffle with sumptuous prizes and extensive entertainment! Furthermore, Shaw’s will present every ticket-holder that attends with a €5 voucher to be spent in-store when spending €30 or more. A special word of thanks to Shaw’s for this generous offer. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member or the school between 9 am and 3pm Mon - Fri. on 061383529 or John McNamara 0868277622. Entry costs €10 for adults and €5 for students. This hopefully will be our second last fundraiser in completing the shortfall of our new and refurbished school. Our last fundraising event will be the school Christmas concert in December. With this in mind we encourage you to support our fashion show and show your appreciation to all our models and shops that are doing us a great favour on the night.

KNOCKAINEY GIRLS SOCCER: Under perfect playing conditions, our Knockainey girls burst onto the pitch, sporting their stunning new jerseys, immediately the envy of their peers. We faced Holy Cross in our first match, a great bunch of girls, but a thorn in our side from last year. This was going to be the litmus test of just how far we have come this year. Crucially, could we keep to our positions and not get in each others way. Luckily we had the full complement of our die hard veterans and two new faces making their debut. Blanaid Laffan in goals; not a molecule of fear in that diminutive frame. Laura Boyle, passing a late fitness test after suffering from a virus earlier in the week, was a tower of strength in the back line, flanked by Amy O’Connell, who had a brilliant first outing, staying focused and sticking to her task, and Emily Keane, another new face who showed great courage to fight off prematch nerves. Alice Joy-O’Regan, Aine Cleary, Megan Monaghan were a formidable force in mid-ield working their socks off and threading some great ball through to the front line of Alanna Hayes, Grace Madden, Niamh Burke, Brid Keane and Abby O’ Donnell. Grace and Alanna were a menacing threat using their speed to dart forward, pulling the Holy Cross defence all over the place. Niamh and Brid were steady and solid as ever with Abby showing great flashes of skill in receiving the ball, turning and going for goal. Maybe we deserved more than a nil all draw, but truth be told the girls were thrilled. After much high fiving and back slapping we settled down to eat our oranges. My laudable aspiration of a sporting gesture to our opponents by way of sharing our sugar coated oranges were scuppered as the girls ate them all and had none left to share.

Charleville up next, an unknown quantity. First impression; they were bigger, even bigger than our biggest girls. They looked stronger and seemed to create the optical illusion of there being more of them than us though we lined out an even 12 aside. On several occasions during the match I found myself counting heads, just to convince myself that they were evenly matched. Maybe it was the oranges that clouded my judgement. Anyway, from the off they came at us in droves. Wave after wave of red drove relentlessly toward our goal. What they played wasn’t pretty but it was effective and soon we found ourselves two goals down. At the final whistle we had shipped another two goals. Nevertheless, I couldn’t have been happier with the team. They listened to instruction, played for each other with passion and commitment, held their shape, strung together some good passes. Credit to Holy Cross club for hosting a well-run and enjoyable morning; to Ger O’Connell our ref. for letting the games flow, and to Charleville management for their sporting attitude.