LOTTO: The Kilcornan Lotto results for Saturday November 23. There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips: Kathleen Mulcair, Liam Meade, Michael O’Neill and “Geraldine” c/o Marita Sheehy. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,900.00.
CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word is Edel O’Connell for Saturday November 30 and Helen Meade for Sunday December 1. The Eucharistic Ministers are Ann O’Brien and Kathleen O’Carroll for Saturday, Helen Meade and Nora Murphy for Sunday.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The Community Council’s AGM is scheduled for Monday December 2 at 8pm. All are welcome.
CAKE SALE: Kilcornan Community Council will host their annual cake sale on Sunday, December 1 after 11am Mass. Last year was a huge success and gave everyone a chance to meet and chat over a cup of tea. Looking forward to seeing you on the day.
APPEAL: Many thanks to everyone who supported the “Food Fair and Family Fun Day” held in aid of the Red Cross Philippine Typhoon appeal in Kilcornan Community Centre on Sunday last. If by chance you were not able to attend but would like to contribute please contact James at 087 7708888.
SANTA: Santa will visit Kilcornan Community Centre on Sunday of December 15.
Kilcornan AFC will host their Annual Christmas Party and Family fun day from 2pm to 5pm. Santa will arrive at approximately 2.30pm. This is sure to be a great afternoon of fun and entertainment for all the family with a Christmas Disco, face painting and games for the kids, mulled wine and mince pies for the adults. A visit with Santa and a present is €10, with a family photo for €5, adults are free.
Pre booking is advisable contact Rachel on 087 9331325 or checkout Kilcornan AFC on Facebook.
Ger McDonnell Cycle Raises Much Needed Funds for Limerick’s Youth: Representatives from the Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle Committee recently presented Limerick Youth Service with a cheque for almost €15,000 that was raised at this year’s charity cycle.
The charity cycle, which has taken place for the past five years, is dedicated to the memory of Ger McDonnell, the first Irishman to conquer the K2, the world’s second highest peak. Sadly Ger lost his life on the descent.
Accepting the cheque on behalf of Limerick Youth Service, Director, Catherine Kelly Limerick Youth Service, thanked the Committee for choosing Limerick Youth Service. ‘I’d also like to thank the many volunteers and cyclists who supported the cycle from acting as guides on the day to making sandwiches and cycling the 112KM route,’ said Ms. Kelly.
‘It was a Trojan effort from all involved and all at Limerick Youth Service certainly got behind it and made it a memorable day,’ said Ms. Kelly.
Her sentiments were echoed by JJ McDonnell, brother of the late Ger, who praised Limerick Youth Service for their dedication and commitment to the cycle. ‘With 140 cyclists this year’s event exceeded all expectations,’ said Mr. McDonnell, adding he was ‘in awe of the massive support they received from Limerick Youth Service and the wider community.’
‘They (Limerick Youth Service) have certainly set the bar high in terms of next year’s cycle,’ added Mr. McDonnell. In honour of his memory the Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle is held each year with to raise funds and awareness of a local charity. When asked how is late brother would feel about the cycle, ‘humble’ was JJ McDonnell’s response. ‘Ger died helping others and it’s a fitting tribute that in his memory this cycle is helping others,’ said Mr. McDonnell.
STAY FIT: If you want to stay fit over for Christmas Well Better Body Bootcamp every Tuesday and Thursday morning and every Monday and Wednesday evening at Mungret G.A.A. club will be ideal for you. Variety of exercises including Boxercise, Circuit training and Body toning. For more info contact John on 087-9115411.
WEST LIMERICK GRAVEYARD SURVEY SHOWCASE: There will be a showcase on Tuesday December 3rd in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West detailing the work which has been carried out to date by local volunteers to survey historic graveyards in the West Limerick area. Event free of charge – all are welcome. For full details see www.wlr.ie. Contact Suzanne at West Limerick Resources on 069 79114.
WEST LIMERICK TIDY TOWNS SHOWCASE: There will be a special showcase and seminar for members the West Limerick Tidy Towns Network and interested members of the wider community on Wednesday December 11th in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West from 7-10pm. Evening will include a number of special guest speakers. Full details to be announced shortly. Communities considering entering the competition in 2014 are also invited to attend. Entrance free. All are welcome. Contact Suzanne at West Limerick Resources on 069 79114 .