THE GATHERING KILMALLOCK – A WEEK OF WELCOMES: Friday July 12 to Saturday July 20 inclusive.
A fantastic line up of events can now be viewed on Kilmallock Today Facebook page or will be displayed about the town. Friday July 12: 9pm Official Opening with a Cheese and Wine Reception at The Golden Vale Bar. 10pm Kilmallock Exiles and Immigrants from near and far including cross channel are coming together on next friday evening July 12 for a reunion celebration. The event in conjunction with “The Gathering” celebrations is being held in Fitzgeralds Bar. Immigrants group including Joesphine Curtin, John Dollery, Richard O Rourke,Mike Dollery , Maureen Cusack and others are rekindling the exiles spirits for this gathering occasion. “The Newtones” will be providing music on the night with free finger food , good drink and great Craic. Sure to be a great event to kick off the Gathering and all are welcome. Saturday July 13: 10am Headless Horseman Adventure Race. 6pm Kilmallock v Brother Pearse’s London in GAA Pitch followed by aftermatch entertainment in Houlihans Bar / 8pm Concert in Friar’s Gate – Ceol agus Craic. Sunday July 14: 9am The Gathering Mass followed by Tree planting Ceremony. 10.30am Cycle for Sick Children Awareness Tour (starts in Limerick). 2pm Family Fun Evening in playground with food fair stands in attendance also. Flanaghans Bar 50th Anniversary. Monday July 15: 6pm Camogie Final of the Therese Walsh Memorial Cup. 8pm Film Show in Friar’s Gate of Pilgrim Hill. Tuesday July 16: Emigrant and Irish Night in Deebert House Hotel. Wednesday July 17: 6.30pm Historical Town Walk starting at King John’s Castle. 7pm A Gathering of Cyclists (open to all Cycling Ireland Licence Holders) just a normal Wednesday evening club spin, meeting at Deebert House Hotel at 7pm 40km route. 7.30pm Annual Mass in Kilmallock Graveyard. Thursday July 18: 6pm Family Film Show in Friars Gate (Lion King). Friday July 19: 6pm Primary School Childrens Disco in the GAA Complex. 8pm A reunion of the Three in a row Teams of 1973, 1974. 1975 at a function in their honour at Deebert House Hotel, Booking Advisable. Saturday July 20: 7-a-side Soccer Tournament for The Dermot O’Rourke Memorial Cup. 11am Around the World Free Taking Competition in the GAA Field. 7pm Agricultural Evening / Show in the GVM Mart Grounds. July 24 – 25: Kilmallock Flower and Vegetable Show July 27: Kilmallock United v Abergwili (S Wales). Running through the week from Saturday July 13 to Saturday July 20 an exhibition of the work of J K O’Leary in the Pastoral Centre.
KILMALLOCK BOXING CLUB: Kilmallock Boxing Club will hold a fundraiser this Friday July 12 in Bulgaden Castle Lounge. Tickets are €20 and include entry to disco after.
CV WORKSHOP: Ballyhoura Jobs Club are running a CV Workshop in Kilmallock on Thursday July 11th.
This workshop is designed to help you prepare a professional CV and Covering Letter and identify your strengths and skills to highlight your CV in the best possible way to attract an employer.
Book your place now as numbers are limited. Contact Anisa on 063-91730 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop is free of charge.
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: KCC CYCLES IN ROK: - Last Saturday morning members of KCC converged in Killarney to take part in the 30th Annual Ring of Kerry cycle. Congratulations to each and every one of them on a fantastic cycle on a glorious day. MILLSTREET RACING: On Sunday morning last club members Austin Sheedy and Will Whelan who kept the KCC flag flying in Millstreet on Sunday last. BLAST TO THE MAST: Well done to Paul O’Connell who came second in the Desmond Sportive Blast to the Mast time trial league, some tough climbing involved in this over the last number of weeks, so well done to Paul. CLUB SPINS: Our club spins are flying with large numbers turning up on a regular basis. The Wednesday evening group is a roaring success and is very well supported in this group we cater for the beginner and your pace is our pace so all you need is a bike and a helmet and we meet every Wednesday evening at the Neodata car park in Kilmallock at 7pm.
Our Sunday morning Club spin leaves the Neodata car park in Kilmallock at 9am and with two groups and a beginner group to chose from there is sure to be a speed and a distance to suit all cyclists. We also have a Tuesday and Thursday spin this is a faster cycle catering for the racing division of the club this leaves the Neodata car park at 7pm. So whatever level you are at we have a group to suit you so why wait with long evenings and milder weather make the break today and come join our ever growing numbers where you will make good friends and get fit along the way. Log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and get our contact details there or just turn up to one of our cycles and we can go from there.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers training continued this week with the Wednesday evening cycle to Elton, Knocklong, Hospital, Herbertsown, Scanlons Cross, Bruff, Kilmallock taking in about 50km. Out cycling were Ber Gammell, Jan Murphy, Ann Marie McCarthy, Michelle Gammell, Jerry Reidy, Jerry Ryan, Sean Burchill, Jeremiah Curran, Declan McCarthy, Sean O’Brien, Ger Finn, Garry Tierney, Ger O’Connell, John Fitzgerald, John Crowley, Brendan Houlihan, Paul Gammell and Joe Carroll.
Out Saturday morning were Owen Tobin and Pat O’ Donnell who did the 5 hill challenge to make up for not being able to make it to the ROK. Also great to see Ed O’Reilly out for a spin Saturday making his way back from an injury. Keep pedalling Ed, good to see you back!
The Ring of Kerry cycle attracts huge numbers each year and the Southside Wheely Wheelers have embraced this challenge over the last three years. This is one of the biggest and most scenic charity cycles in Europe with over 8500 taking part this year. An enjoyable and safe day was had by all with some completing the 172 km course with an average of over 30k while others deciding to do it at their leisure, stopping off at a local watering hole to sit back and watch the Lions before getting back on the saddle and completing the main event of the day.
Out in the SWW colours were Willie McCarthy, Jerry Herbert, Stephen Finn, Brendan Houlihan, John Carey, John Fitz, Joe Carroll, Anthony O Riordan, Dave Curley, Mark O’ Shea, Declan McCarthy, Gerry Reidy, Sean Burchill ,Jerry Ryan, Jimmy Lillis, Big Dave Walsh, Donie Mulcahy, Liz Leonard, Garry Tierney, John Crowley, Robert Shanahan, Mike Sexton and Paula Cleary.
Amazingly we still had numbers for a Sunday morning spin with some of the Ring of Kerry gang back out on the road to loosen out those tired legs by getting in another 50 km. We headed to Kilmallock, Bruff, Knockainey, Hospital and back to Kilmallock.
There is another busy week ahead of cycling with the Headless Horseman adventure race taking place on Saturday and Cycle for Sick Children have a cycle on Sunday departing at 9 am from Delta retail park.
Training continues this week with our Wednesday evening 6.30 spin. Saturday morning at 9.30 is the beginner/improver cycle with Sunday at 8.30 being our other official cycle. All cycles depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles. Sprocket Rocket continues on Tuesday evening, well done to all involved.
CILL MOCHEALLOG CLUB NA NOG: Cill Mocheallóg’s annual Hurling summer camp took place last week and we were blessed with fine weather. Our summer camp has been going since 1992 and at €20 for the week has to be the best value in Ireland. A great week of skills, matches and fun was had by all under the watchful eye of our very competent head coach Anthony Maguire and his team of coaches, Conor Barry, Dave Barry, Noel Foley and Conor Staunton. On Thursday we had the fun/water race where the boys enjoyed getting wet and drowning the coaches followed by the match finals. On Friday we had the skills finals followed by the presentations. The following were the results from the summer camps week of hurling.
U-7s: Long Puck - Cian Barrett, Sidelines - Gearóid Enright, Dribbling - Shane Dowling.
U-9/11s: Long Puck Good Side - Enda Sheedy, Long Puck Weaker Side - TJ Hanley, Side Lines - Clement McAuliffe, Agility Test - Eoin Enright, Solo Run - Cathal O’Donoghue. Overall U-9/11s Skills winner - Shane O’Brien
U13s: Long Puck Good Side - Josh O’Mahony, Long Puck Weaker Side - Conor Hanley, Side Lines - Dylan O’Brien, Free Taking - Sean Barrett, Solo Run - Brian Daly, Agility - Shane Enright. Overall U13 Skills winner - Páraic O’Connor
In the hurling finals, Liam Murphy captained the U-7 winning team. Pierce Connery picked up the U-9/11s Michael Heffernan cup. The U-13s Vincent Cusack cup was presented to the winning captain Seamus Connery. Finally the most improved player in the camp was awarded to Sean Carroll.
A big thank you to all who were involved in any way with making the summer camp a great success by giving of their time voluntarily. It was great to see Jimmy Milea and Joe Naughton out on Friday and a big thank you to Paudie O’Brien for making the presentations. A final thank you to all of the parents for their continued support and to the players who have been the real stars for what has been another excellent week.
FEILE 2013:A great weekend was enjoyed by all and the weather really made it. Our visiting team St Martins were hosted by many families around Kilmallock and it proved to be a great experience for all. It was refreshing to see their lads and ours mixing and getting on so well and lasting friendships have been made. The wonderful weather coupled with the work done in the lead up to the feile had the complex and field looking really good. On the field we had a cracking game with St Martins who ended up beating us by 2 points with the game in the melting pot right up to the final whistle. In game 2, we were well beaten by eventual group winners Abbeyside but rallied in the final game to seal a good win over Bruff by 4 points. Abbey side went to the semi final that evening where they were beaten by eventual winners BallyBoden St Endas. After another hectic evening with the St Martins boys, we saw them on their way back home on Sunday lunchtime with promises of a rematch back in Wexford. A big thank you to the host families, the organising committee, the workers, the players, the supporters and to anybody who helped out in any way to make the feile a huge success in Kilmallock.
U16 Fixture: U16 Hurling home to Deel Rangers Monday July 15 at 7.30. Meet at 6.45. U16 Football away to St Patricks Mon July 22 at 7.30. Meet at 6.10.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Irish Chamber Orchestra and Colin Dunne visit Friar’s Gate On Thursday July 11@ 8pm, the Irish Chamber Orchestra present Feet First. A visually stunning dance and performance treat, inspired by Icelandic poet Rumi, sees dancer Colin Dunne direct this latest commission from his feet. Dunne is internationally renowned for his performances in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground. Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Action - Passion – Illusion is a stunning work with warm string tones. Dvořák’s Op. 54 waltzes were part of a flurry of piano writing. With echoes of Dvorák, Suk’s Serenade for Strings Op. 6, remains one of his best-loved works.
On Saturday July 13at 8pm as part of the Kilmallock Week of Welcomes, Friars’ Gate Theatre will host a Culture Night celebrating the best of our local talent. The evening will include performances by Deise Ceoil (Edmund Gubbins, Brian Finn, Laura McCarthy and Mary O’Callaghan), Footsteps Youth Theatre, Aisling Ahern, Marietta McCarthy, youth Ceoltas group, Alannah Murphy, Paddy McAuliffe, David Griffin, Kilmallock Church Choir and more. Enjoy an evening of music, theatre, song and storytelling! Tickets €5. Bookings - 063-98727 Film – Pilgim Hill: On Monday July 15 at 8pm, Friars’ Gate will screen Pilgrim Hill written and directed by Gerard Barrett. The film which has received great acclaim both nationally and internationally features local actor Joe Mullins. Tickets €5 Comic Gems with Cora Fenton: On Friday July 19 @ 8pm, we looking forward to hosting Bonfire Night & Arsehammers, written by Claire Dowie, directed by John Sheehy and performed by Cora Fenton. 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 – 1.30pm. The Citizens Information Financial night takes place Thursday July 11 from 8pm to 9pm.
The Bridge Club will continue from 7pm to 9.30pm. On Friday July 12, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, sees the opening of the Photographic Exhibition in association with ‘The Gathering in Kilmallock’, of the late JK O’Leary which include many works which may not have been seen before. This Saturday July 13 from 11am to 9pm, the centre will be open displaying the works of the late JK O’Leary.
From Monday July 15 through to Saturday July 20, the photographic exhibition will remain open to the public from 10am to 2pm and again from 7pm to 9.30pm. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
ANNUAL KNOCK PILGRIMAGE: The Annual pilgrimage to Knock shall take place on Sunday July 14. Please contact Nora Tobin or Mae Collins regarding booking your place.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food goes on the road for the next few months. This month we will pay a visit Rachel O’Gradys in Askeaton on Thursday July 18 with meeting time for the garden tour scheduled for 7pm. Rachel has both fruit and vegetable areas. Rachel is a very experienced organic grower and is always willing to share her knowledge. If you plan to attend and need directions please text your name to 0879918956. On Thursday August 15 the visit will be to the plot of Chris Enright, Morenane. More details in the coming weeks.