KILMALLOCK SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL:The mothly meeting took place on Monday January 27. The Chairman Michael Barry presided. Sympathy was expressed to Council Member Ned Murphy on the recent death of his brother Michael Murphy. Ann O’Donnell and Donie Healy will do the next Nursing Home Visitation. The February Chiropody Clinic will be organized by Donie Healy and Paddy Tobin. Discussion took place on the ongoing provision and delivery of dinners five days a week.
KILMALLOCK WOMENS GROUP COFFEE MORNING: Kilmallock Women’s Group would like to thank everyone who supported the coffee morning they held in December in Kilmallock Pastoral Centre. This was to fundraise for the Philippines Disaster Fund. €400 was raised on the day which was a fantastic amount. It was a very enjoyable morning with lovely homemade cakes and raffle prizes for everyone. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the cause.
KILMALLOCK GAA: 2014 Membership - Kilmallock GAA Club Membership is now due. Please contact Membership Officer Finbar Walsh on 086 3327795.
There will be a Bord na nOg meeting on Friday February 7, 2014 in the GAA Complex at 8:30p.m. All interested in underage hurling for the coming year welcome to attend. Newcomers needed.
Kilmallock GAA club, in conjunction with Kilmallock Camogie club, will host a Fashion Show at Bulgaden Castle on Friday February 21, 2014.
Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa has kindly given us a prize of 2 nights B & B for two people and this will be drawn from the door tickets on the night. Tickets available from any of the committee members.
Kilmallock GAA Club wishes to express deepest sympathies to the family of the late Eddie Conway who passed away this week. Eddie was a true supporter of Kilmallock GAA and an ever-present spectator at everything from underage games to senior matches and many a training session. There will be an empty space in The Stand this coming year – a space we will be unable to fill.
To Eddie’s daughters and sons, his grandchildren and extended family and to his many, many friends we assure you that you, and Eddie, are in our thoughts at this time.
Congratulations to Gavin O’Mahony and Graeme Mulcahy on their selection to represent Munster in the upcoming Martin Donnelly inter-provincial series (in the past known as The Railway Cup). Munster play Connaught next Sunday February 9 in Athenry, Co. Galway with a 2p.m. throw-in.
Big Match in Kilmallock on Friday February 7 - Best wishes to Lizzie Walsh and Kevin O’Mahony who will be married in St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, Kilmallock on Friday February 7, 2014. Referee for the day is Ella O’Mahony. Throw-in is at 1:30p.m.
Sincerest best wishes from all club members for your future together.
The All-County Senior Hurling League first fixture has been fixed for Tuesday April 1 2014. More details to follow, when available.
The Management and selectors for the 2014 Minor hurling team have been ratified by the Kilmallock GAA committee.
Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Cathal O’Connor, Diarmuid Cahill, Jim Coffey and Anthony Maguire.
Fashion Show: Looking for a perfect Valentine Gift..then why not get tickets for Kilmallock GAA and Kilmallock Camogie Fashion Show in Bulgaden Castle on Friday February 21 at 8pm. Tickets are €10 and available from Tim 087 988 1235, Pat 087 2259553 or Linda 086 9768832
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: Last Sunday saw a relief in the terrible wet and windy weather we have been enduring of late and our members took advantage of the slight let up. Almost 100km covered incorporating a few punctures and a slippery encounter with an oil spill make for the spin being ‘entertaining’ to say the least but a massive well done to our members who were out. Meanwhile more of our members were supporting the Better Life Cycle in aid of St. Josephs Foundation which involved the course covering 6km road bike climb and a 5km mountain bike climb over Seefin in the Ballyhoura Mountains, tough one so well done to all who took part. We are only two weeks away from the racing season kicking in with our elite cyclists upping the training once again in preparation for this. We continue with our night light cycling (weather permitting) on Wednesday evening leaving the old Neodata carpark at the top of the town on Wednesdays at 7pm, lights and hi-viz clothing are essential along with your helmet of course. Our Club Spin leaves on a Sunday morning at 9am and all levels are catered for. If you have an interest in joining us then please contact us on 086-3355907 for more details, if you are a cyclist please be careful on the roads in this weather. It is the perfect time to join up with a club and have company on the roads as it won’t be long before the ‘Sportive Season’ kicks in. We have a pace for everyone and lots of different spins during the course of the week for our members.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Last Tuesday January 28 saw club stalwart and Kilmallock business man Paul Gammell discover that his business had been robbed of over 70 bikes. This is terribly trying time for Paul and his family but both the Wheelers and local community are behind you at this tough time.
Southside Wheely Wheelers would like to offer our deepest condolences to Sean and all the Burchill family on the recent passing of Sean’s mother Hannah. May she rest in peace. January has been a tough time for the club but hopefully February will be more positive.
We had no training on Wednesday this week to enable our members attend Hannah Burchills funeral, Saturdays training was cancelled due the poor weather.
Sunday brought a positive end to the week with excellent cycling conditions and a good turn out . Sunday morning saw a pleasant break from the bad weather and the day produced enjoyable cycling conditions. We had two groups with Group 1 going to Ardpatrick, Kildollery, Mitchelstown, Ballylanders, Knocklong, Elton and back to Kilmallock. Group 2 went Bulgaden, Knockainey, Bruff, Athlacca, Bruree and back to Kilmallock.
Out and about were Paul Gammell, Mike Sexton, Jerry Reidy, Paul Finn, Liz Leonard, Michael Gammell, Jerry Herbert, Brendan Daly, Shane O’Brien, Gerry Ryan, Declan McCarthy, Martin Lake,Mike Meade, Paula Cleary, Ber Gammell, John Carey, Pat O’Donnell.
It may be February but its Christmas Party time, with the pressure on families in December Southside Wheely Wheelers deferred our Christmas party until next Saturday February 8 in Dave Clarkes in Bruff from 8.30 onwards. There will be music and finger food so look forward to seeing you there.
Training: Wednesday evening cycle will resume weather permitting @ 6.30. Saturday @9.30 is our beginner/improver cycle. Sunday @8.30 is a longer cycle but with a group and pace to suit everyone. All our cycles depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Kilmallock Artist Exhibition: Stone to Paper an exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Kilmallock artist Colm O’Brien opens at Friars’ Gate on this Friday February 7 at 7.30pm. The exhibition maps the artist’s journey into the world of art and features much of his stone sculpture, plaster casts, and charcoal & pastel drawings. The sculptures, figurative portraits and abstract, are carved in a variety of stone, such as granite, limestone and sandstone. This is Colm’s first solo exhibition. All are welcome.
Beckett’s Happy Days: On Friday February 8, 2014 at 8pm, the renowned Godot Company from London return to Friars’ Gate with Happy Days by Samuel Beckett. Happy Days is the third of Beckett’s great comic/tragic full length plays on the human condition. Our heroine Winnie, a housewife and her husband Willie, find themselves alone in a barren wilderness. In this often hilarious play, Winnie depends on Willie for company and support even though he spends most of his time sleeping. She finds comfort in her literary quotations and in the contents of her black bag which she delves into throughout her Happy Day. Starring Colette Kelly and Oengus MacNamara.
IRISH STEPDANCING CLASSES: Are you interested in learning Irish stepdancing? Would you like to brush up on your dancing steps? If so, a class with a fully accredited Irish dancing teacher may commence in Kilmallock or the Kilmallock area depending on interest. All ages and levels catered for. Please contact 085-1349817 for more details.
HONEYFITZ THEATHRE: Lough Gur Amateur Dramatic Society production of The Salvage Shop opens at the Honey Fitz Theatre on Friday February 14 with curtain up at 8pm.and continues Saturday and Sunday 15 and 16 February. The following week it runs on Thursday, Friday and Sunday 20, 21 and 23 February at 8pm. For bookings call 086-3774691.
MARANTHA MINISTRY: Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you for the Healing Retreat through the Ministry of Fr. Pat O’Sullivan, Limerick and speaker Marie Beirne, Charismatic Renewal Ireland, on Sunday next, February 16, 2014 including Rosary, Confessions, Adoration, Holy Mass, praise and worship music by Maranatha Gospel Choir at 2.30pm to 7pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea after.