Kilfinane Sept 21

Anniversary Mass: Saturday 14 September 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) Jim O’Brien (Vale View).

Anniversary Mass: Saturday 14 September 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) Jim O’Brien (Vale View).

Sunday 15 September 11am Mass : Julius Eggers (Mill Hill).

Remembrance/Anniversaries: Mary Tobin (Ballinlyna). Teresa Fitzgerald

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS : Congratulations and Best Wishes to the following who celebrated their Birthdays recently, Mike Cregan (New Terrace) on Friday 13 September, Jordan Slattery (Chapel Street) on Saturday 14 September.

EXAMINATION SUCCESS : Congratulations and Best Wishes to all those students who received their Junior Certificate Results at Scoil Pol on Wednesday last 11 September.

KILFINANE TIDY TOWNS: Congratulations and Well Done to the hardworking members of Kilfinane Tidy Towns, a very impressive increase of 10 points this year, bringing Kilfinane to 250. Continued success and the co operation of all by keeping your own patch nice and tidy and litter free will ensure another step forward in 2014..

From the Adjudication Report: Main Street is generally neat and tidy, though. McCarthy’s and McGrath’s are very nice pub fronts. Fitzgerald’s and the next door premises are both kept up well. Mr Kebabs has entirely unsuitable ground floor signage which should be removed as soon as possible. If ‘Gala’ has departed Doherty’s House, can the signage here be removed and the windows made to look a bit better? O’Seachnaisaghs pubfront is beautiful. The Guinness sign needs to be cleaned of algae. The Ballyhoura Centre is well-presented and flying the flags of The Gathering. Hennessy’s is a lovely shop. Is the enterprise centre no longer in use? There is graffiti on the old Shannon Development signage here. There is a very unfortunate derelict shop on the corner of main Street and High St. Molly’s Takeaway and Restaurant has an attractive shopfront. The Market Square and Main Street have both benefited from your work this year. The roundabout at Scoil Pól was noted. Apart from the wildlife value - it looks great! The Marian Garden has been uplifted by your work. Various landscaping efforts throughout the town were admired.

MINOR HURLERS LOSE OUT : Sean Og Hanley’s Minor hurlers lost out to Bruff in the South Championship on Wednesday last week in Kilbreedy on a score line of 2.16 to 0.14. Sean Og Hanley’s were minus a number of players and their loss was immense as Bruff dominated the vital positions, the result put Sean Og Hanley’s into the ‘B’ Championship Final.

JUNIOR HURLERS IN SOUTH FINAL: Blackrock will play Dromin Athlacca in the South Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship Final on this Satuday 21 Sept in Knocklong at 4pm. The sides already met this year in the League Final on 8 June when Blackrock scored a 4.14 to 3.08 victory and they will be hoping for a repeat result this weekend.

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : A large club contingent are expected to participate in the eagerly anticipated Charleville Half Marathon, which takes place this Sunday 22 September, after which the clubs focus will turn to the Cross Country Season. Race Results : The Ballyhoura Series ‘Doneraile 5K Steeple Chase’ took place on Saturday last 14 Sept. with 124 runners participating in perfect conditions through the grounds of Doneraile Park. The 4 running with the club can be very pleased with their outing with Sean Manning completing the course in 20:03, Micheal Fenton 23:09, Ben Begley 23:47 and Joanne Putt 33:49. Upcoming Local Races : Friday 20 Sept Analog 6km (7pm),Sunday 22 Sept, Charleville International Half-Marathon (10am), Friday 27 Sept Southill 6 km road race (7pm).

Sunday 29 September County Novice & Juvenile Cross Country - University of Limerick, Sunday 13 October. County Intermediate & Masters Cross Country - Kilfinane. Training: Saturday training will continue at 9am in Dromin. Midweek training is set to continue in the coming weeks at the track around GAA Pitch in Kilfinane. Midweek training kicked off on Thursday last. Good to see some new faces taking part. All are welcome to attend. Come along and give it a try this Thursday at 7pm. Midweek training is ideal for beginners.

WELLNESS WORKSHOP: The Limerick Federation of the ICA are holding a full day training session at the Day Care Centre, Drombanna on October 12 from 9.30 am to 5pm. Such sessions are being held countrywide by SOS that is ‘Suicide or Survive’ aimed at promoting good mental health and combating negative and destructive psychological conditions. This course is free but Pre-booking is essential First Come, First Served by contacting Noeleen at LoCall 1890 577 577 or

AUTUMN EVENING CLASSES : Evening Classes for Autumn 2013 in John the Baptist Community School, 061 383173: Art, Beginners Spanish, Cooking for Family & Friends, Digital Photography, Kettlebells, Occupational First Aid, Set Dancing and Zumba Dancing. Regristration will take place from 2:00pm - 7:00pm on Wednesday next 25 September 2013.

LIMERICK WEST GIY : Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food goes back indoors for the next few months as we return to D & M Garden Centre, Croagh on Thursday 19 September where the subject for discussion will be The Winter Garden and Perennial Vegetables. The meeting will start at 7.00pm sharp and all are welcome from the beginner to the experienced old hand. As with all GIY meetings there is no charge to join in.