Kilfinane November 30

CHURCH NOTICES ST. ANDREWS CHURCH: Mass Times week ending Sunday December 1: Monday-Thursday 9.30am; Friday 7pm; Saturday: 11am and 6.30pm (Vigil Mass); Sunday 11am.

Readers for December: Saturday 6.30pm (Vigil Mass), Brian O’Keeffe; Sunday 11am Mass: David Moloney.

Ministers of The Eucharist: Saturday November 30 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) Josie McMahon, Cora O’Sullivan, Anne English. Sunday December 1 11am Mass Josephine Philpott, Pauline Kenneally, Mary Ahern.

Collectors: Saturday 6.30pm (Vigil Mass): Teresa Lyons, Esther Eggers, Noreen O’Sullivan, Eamon Ryan. Sunday 11am Mass Stephaine Ryan, Alice Carroll, David O’Connor, Dave Sheehy

Remembrance Mass /Anniversaries: Joan Doyle Michael McQuaid, (both who died recently) Elizabeth Gilbert (St Anne’s Terrace) Vincent O’Shea Jnr (Bosnetstown), Michael Collins, Helen O’Byrne, Members of Cleary Family (Mill Hill), Michael Hussey (Lower Main Street), Paddy Hennessy (Lower Ballinanima),

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL : Anyone in the Kilfinane, Ardpatrick, Glenroe and Ballyorgan area who wishes to be considered for Christmas Hampers this year are required to apply in writing to the Conference through St. Particia at St. Paul’s Convent. These application should be made as soon as possible.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS : Congratulations and best wishes to the following who celebrated birthdays recently, Eileen O’Connell (Cush) on Friday November 22, Caroline Heffernan (Lower Main Street) on Sunday November 24, John Lyons (Ballinvreena) on Monday November 25 and Edel Moloney (Radharc Cilin) on Monday November 25.

KILFINANE BRIDGE CLUB: Results Monday November 11 - N/S 1. Sarah & Charlie Reynolds; 2 Betty Hurley & Mary Murphy; 3. Elizabeth Halpin & Aenie Leane. E/W 1. Maureen Lynch & Maura Boylan; 2. Mairead Carr & Cathy Leane; 3 joint Jo Connery & Kitty Carroll, Catherine Doherty & Tom Hayes.

RESULTS Monday November 18: N/S 1. Nellie Mc Carthy & John Cremmins; 2. Sarah & Charlie Reynolds; 3. Brid Leahy & Carol Henebry. E/W 1. Betty Hurley & Mary Murphy; 2. Margaret Fenton & Frances O Donnell; 3. Mairead Carr & Cathy Leane

VALE VIEW RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION RAFFLE: Vale View Residents Association will hold a Christmas raffle on Saturday December 7 in McGrath’s Bar at 9pm. with a Monster Hamper the First Prize, Second Prize is bottle of brandy, while a bottle of wine is the third prize. Tickets available from committee members.

BLACKROCK G.A.A. CLUB: The reconvened annual general meeting of Blackrock GAA Club will take place on Tuesday next December 3 at Ardpatrick Community Centre commencing at 7.30pm. All members are asked to attend.

PATRON BOARD: On Sunday November 17, the draw for allocation of places on the GAA Club Patron Board was made when 152 names were allocated on the Board, There are still a number of places available and can be obtained by contacting Club Committee members.

Conventions : The South G.A.A. Convention which is being by hosted by Blackrock G.A.A. Club will be held at Scoil Pol on Friday December 6 commencing with Mass for deceased members in the division which will be celebrated at St. Andrew’s Church at 7pm followed by Convention at 8pm. The county convention will be held on Sunday December 15 in Castleconnell. with Mass at 1.15pm followed by convention at 2pm at Castle Oaks Hotel.

MINOR HURLERS WIN COUNTY TITLE : It was lat late show on Saturday last November 23, when Sean Og Hanley’s minor hurlers played West Champions Tournafulla in the County Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship final in Ballyagran.

Our boys were crowned champions after they scored a late goal to snatch the victory in the fifth minute of injury time to win by 2-09 to 0-14. in a game that was very close all through.

On the 60th minute the sides were level with many looking at their watches, but the game went on for another five minutes, where Tournafulla added a point from a free, both sides hit wides before the West Champions seem to seal the victory with a well taken point from play.

However there was one final twist in the game, from the resulting puck out, Dylan Dawson for Sean Og Hanley’s won the ball at midfield, sent into the forward line and Donnacha Leahy was on hand to send it to the net for his second goal and more important to give Sean Og Hanley’s a one point lead as the full time whistle sounded much to joy of all involved with the winning team.

The winners were first out of the blocks and a goal from Donnacha Leahy had them on the way. The sides were level on two occasions in the opening half and Sean Ogs led at the interval 1-05 to 0-06. the points coming from Dean Brazill (3) two from frees Dylan (1) free and Brian O’Connell.

The second half was very evenly contested and the sides were level on three occasions up to the 60th minute and the rest is history.

The second half points for Sean Og Hanley’s were, Dylan Dawson (2) frees, Darren McCarthy (1) and Shane Lyons (1) with the golden goal from Donnacha Leahy.

There was great scenes of jubilation in the Sean Og Hanley’s camp as the final whistle sounded and full credit to all players who played on Saturday, they never gave up and were rewarded at the end. Credit too to the team management who guided the team to the county title.

The team was Adrian O’Sullivan, Sean O’Sullivan (Captain), Josh Watson, Joe Joe Brazill, Ed Valatha, Dylan Dawson (0.03f), Shane Lyons (0.01), Paudie Lawlor, Dean Brazill,(0.03 2f), Tom O’Dwyer, Adrian Cooke, Ben Soundy, Donnacha Leahy (2.00 ), Brian O’Connell (0.01), Darren McCarthy (0.01).

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : Quiet on the race front these days, not many results to report. At the Doneraile Fit4life run last Saturday Siobhan Colclough ran 27.22 for Sixteenth place overall and the week before Una Power broke the hour mark for the first time over 10k running 59:44 at Movember 10k run in Dublin.

At the Limerick Senior Cross Country, Kilfinane’s John Downes running as a guest runner was a very impressive first man home. No training this Saturday in Dromin due to Johnny Walsh benefit 10k in Athlacca at 10.00. Regular training in Bruff on Monday and GAA field in Kilfinane Thursday both at 7pm.. Best of luck to Gary Egan representing the club at the Munster Masters Cross Country in Kerry on Sunday. Also on Sunday in Birdhill there is a 5k,10k and half marathon from 12.noon.

As the year draws to a close, the club is busy making plans for 2014. Our road race which is now in its fourth year will take place on Friday 20 June Having grown in numbers every year, the 5 mile route is firmly established as one of the best organised and well attended races in south Limerick

GLENROE LADIES CLUB: Glenroe Ladies Club will be holding the Glenroe/Ballyorgan Seniors Christmas Lunch in Deebert House on Sunday December 1.

GLENROE/BALLYORGAN ACTIVE GROUP: The recent tour to Cork went extremely well, we also had a full bus and we had the sun on our backs leaving Glenroe and Ballyorgan which we are thankful to God for.

We had a wonderful reception at the Cork City Gaol with buttered Barm Brack, biscuits, lashings of tea and coffee and a well guided tour of the Gaol.

We were left with memories of difficult times in our past history and even though we are going through recessionary times in Ireland we have nothing to compare with those times.

We left for U.C.C. where we were treated with a great welcome and history of its humble beginnings to the huge campus we have today.

The highlight of our visit was the Honan Chapel and its history. We moved on to Blarney where we whetted our thirst and hunger and a browse through the Woollen Mills. On our way home we had dinner at Springfort Hall and everyone enjoyed the beautiful dinner and a chance to unwind and chat.

It was a busy but extremely enjoyable day out and thanks to everyone who helped to make our day such a success. We have our Christmas get together on Tuesday 17 December where we hope to have all our supporters to finish 2013 and look forward to the New Year ahead.

KILFINANE DATES FOR THE DIARY : Tuesday 3 December, Blackrock G.A.A.Club reconvened AGM, Ardpatrick Community Cente at 7.30pm.

Saturday December 14: Kilfinane Senior Citizens Christmas Party at Kilfinane Education Centre.

Thursday December 12: Scoil Fhionain Carol Service in St. Andrew’s Church at 7.30pm.

Friday December 13: Scoil Fhionain Carol Singing with School Band in Main Street at 11.30am.

Sunday December 15: Kilfinane Open Coursing Club, Coursing Meeting (Meet at Square 10am).