Feb 23

John O’Gorman

Reporter:

John O’Gorman

LOTTO: The Kilcornan Lotto results for Saturday February 15:

LOTTO: The Kilcornan Lotto results for Saturday February 15:

There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips to Eileen Byrnes, Nicola and Josie Dolan, T.J. McDonagh, Sinead and Chris Enright. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,900.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word is Edel O’Connell for Saturday February 23 and Liam Walshe for February 24.

The Eucharistic Ministers are Sheila O’Hara and Kathleen Hayes for Saturday and Josephine Horan & Kathleen Holland for Sunday.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: There will be a Launch and Presentation on Monday evening March 4, at 8.30 pm in the Community Hall regarding the All Weather Astroturf Development. This meeting is open to everyone in the Community and will be an update of the progress so far. There will be opportunity for input from any interested parties and the committee welcome all comment and assistance. At the moment construction has been delayed by the inclement weather which shows that this development when completed will be a great amenity for everyone in the community. Any one requiring more information or wishing to help the committee can contact any of the following. Chairperson; Ger Mann, Secretary; Katherine Maher, Treasurer; Rachel Cregan.

As part of our fundraising drive for the new AstroTurf Sports Facility we are holding a Race Night in the Coach Inn on Friday 15th March. Keep the date free and further details will follow.

NATIONAL SCHOOL: Registration for pupils wishing to enrol in Junior Infants in Kilcornan National School is now taking place.

Please contact the school for further details on 061-393304.

An open day will be held on Thurs March 7th for all new entrants from 2 to 3pm.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Our Annual Party was held in the Community Centre last Sunday and it turned out to be a most successful occasion which began with Mass after which a beautiful meal was served up to the eighty five people present. The music was provided by Sean Carrig. Thanks, to all the locals who helped out with the preparation of the Community Centre, catering and serving the food, the man with the liquid refreshments, to the carver who continues the tradition and the ladies who organised a bumper raffle. A special thanks to Maureen and Ann who cooked the meat in the Coach Inn and to all the ladies who did the vegetables and deserts. Curtis O’Connell did the photographs. Well done and thank you to all concerned.

CHARITY RIDE: The Charity Sponsored Ride with Stonehall Harriers Hunt in association with Share a Dream Foundation and Kilcornan Community Council charity sponsored ride is on next Sunday February 24. We will meet at the Coach Inn at 12 Noon. Course through the Stonehall Countryside. Sponsorship Cards available on request.

Auction and Refreshments afterwards in Coach Inn. Adults €50.00 Ponies €20.00. Contacts: 086-8709613 or 085-7117804.

CARERS: Caring for carers, Limerick Branch in Association with the H.S.E. are holding a ‘Caring in the Home Course’ one evening per week for 12 consecutive Thursdays commencing March 7 from 7.30 – 9.30pm at St. Ita’s Hospital Newcastle West.

Application form from 061 469484 or 061 469313, Monday to Friday 9.30 to 2 or write to Caring for Carers, 1 John’s St Limerick.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Rathkeale and District Historical Society next meeting will take place at 8.30 on Friday February 22 at the Community Arts Centre Rathkeale. The topic for discussion is The Castle and Priory in Askeaton and the speaker will be Anthony Sheehy, local historian. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

THE WITNESS: Limerick Diocese is presenting “The Witness”, a musical about the life, death and resurrection of Christ, told through the eyes of St. Peter on Friday and Saturday March 8 and 9. This production is being staged in the magnificent New Limetree Theatre in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The show is produced by Fr. Terry Loughran and a great nights entertainment is guaranteed. Tickets for the show itself can only be booked through the Limetree Theatre box office at www.limetreetheatre.ie or Tel: 061-774774.

COPSEWOOD GAELS R.F.C.: As we had no blitz last Sunday we had good training sessions with all age grades. We announced details of our end of season trip to Athy where all teams will play games against a selection of teams from all four Provinces. We will camp out for the night with plenty of team building activities and games for all the players. This should be a memorable weekend with so many of the teams already signed up. Training next Sunday with our U 9 blitz away to Newport. Training continues every Sunday morning 9.30 for U13 and 10am for all others. New players welcome. Contact Anthony O’Donovan at 0861943962.