Anniversary Mass: Saturday 25 May 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Joe and Josephine Creed (Thomastown & Laurencetown)
Sunday 26 May 11am Mass: Helen O’Sullivan.
Remembrances/Anniversaries : Bill and Julia O’Sullivan, Maura Piggott, Peg Foley (Months Mind), Pat Brazzill (late Lower Main Street) Recently deceased.
SINCERE SYMPATHY: Sincere Sympathy is extended to the members of the Brazzill Family on the death of their brother Pat, formerly Lower Main Street who died on Tuesday 21 May in Screen Co Wexford. Pat was laid to rest on Friday last 24 May in Barntown Cemetery Co Wexford after Requiem Mass in St. Alphonsus Church. (May He Rest in Peace)
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: Birthday Greetings are extended to Jamie Beqiri (Vale View) who celebrated his Third Birthday on Monday 27 May, John Carroll (Vale View) who celebrated their birthday on Wednesday 29 May.
BLESSING and OFFICIAL OPENING OF SCOIL FHIONAIN TODAY: The Blessing and Official Opening of Scoil Fhionain will take place on today Thursday 30 May commencing at 10.30am. All parishioners are welcome to attend. The new School opened to pupils on Monday 3 September 2012 which was a red letter day Kilfinane as the wait was finally over after a long battle for the new school down the years, but the smiles on the faces of the pupils, teachers and staff as well as Board of Management and Parents seemed to say the wait was worth it all. Scoil Fhionain a state of art building, which is one of three of its kind built in Ireland and the biggest of those, catering for a six teacher school.
CEMETERY MASS : The Annual Mass at the Cemetery was held on Monday evening 20 May where there was a very fine attendance which was celebrated by Fr. Michael Hanley PP who welcomed all for the special Annual Mass in the Cemetery which is always very well maintained. He thanked all those for their work in the cemetery especially the newly formed Cemetery Committee and those who gave of their free time to ensure the cemetery was at its best for the Mass, he also thanked the readers, servers and choir for their participation in the ceremony and sacristan Kathleen O’Sullivan. Neilus Hennessy Chairman Cemetery Committee at the conclusion of the Mass Thanked all those for their support, help and co operation the maintenance of the cemetery.
‘CHORALS for COINS’ ON FRIDAY : Kilfinane Church of Ireland Conservation Committee are holding a Fundraising ‘Chorals for Coins’ on this Friday night 31 May at The Church of Ireland, featuring Tipperary Gospel Choir plus local talent . The Show will commence at 8pm Tickets €10 Adults, €5 Children, available on Door on night.
JUNIOR HURLERS FOR LEAGUE FINAL : Blackrock scored a well merited win over Castletown Ballyagran in the South Junior ‘B’ Hurling league semi final game played at Fr John Ryan Memorial Park Kilbreedy on Friday evening last winning by 2.15 to 1.15 to qualify for the final. Castletown Ballyagran were the early pacesetters and led by 1.09 to 1.03 leading up to the break, but points from Ken Douglas and David Healy followed by a James O’Doherty goal ( who earlier had a goal from a line ball) on the stroke of half time reduced the deficit to the minimum 1.09 to 2.05. Aided by a slight breeze in the second half and making some positional switches Blackrock got on top and with some fine point scoring ran out winners by 2.15 to 1.15 in a very sporting and competitive game. The Blackrock team and scores : Tommie Lee, Eamon Coughlan, TG Ryan, Brian Coughlan, Don O’Flaherty, Mike Roche (0.05, 265, 2f), Vincent Herbert (0.01), Josh Slattery, David Healy (0.2), Eddie O’Keeffe, Ken Douglas (0.1), James O’Doherty (2.05,1.0 l/b) James McGrath, Pat Cleary (0.01), Ger Quane. Sub. David Douglas for J McGrath.
KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : Sub 3 for James Gubbins in Edinburgh - Congratulation to James Gubbins who ran 2 hours 53 minutes in the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday last 26 May. James had his sights set on a sub 3 hour marathon and he did it with plenty to spare and set a new club marathon record in the process. Enjoy the rest James, well deserved. Well done to Patrick O’Sullivan who continues his comeback trail and ran a great time of 45 minutes in the Edinburgh 10k.Next Marathon on the horizon for club runners is the Cork Marathon where a number of club runners are participating in the Marathon and relay events. TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS - The club was well represented on the second day of the Limerick Senior Track and Field Championships in UL and had some fantastic results with Paul Ryan winning a bronze medal in both the shot putt and the 4x400 mtrs where he paired up with Gary Egan and 2 West Limerick runners to secure a bronze medal. These are the clubs first senior track medals and hopefully this will provide an incentive for more club runners to get involved in Track events.
Best of Luck to Edd : The club wishes Edd Valatka the very best of luck as he now progresses to the AVIVA All Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore on Saturday 1st June. It has been fascinating to watch Edd’s progress over the last two seasons as he continues to mix it with the best in his age group in the country.
IMRA EVENTS :Adrian Hennessey has had a busy week of IMRA races and has posted excellent results in the process with a 4th place finish in the Annagh Hill IMRA Leinster championship race in Wicklow on May 19th, which he followed up with a Third place finish on 22 May in the Leinster League race in Glasnamullen, Wicklow. A man in top form. There are a few Munster IMRA races coming up in the next few weeks, including Slievenamuck on 29 May at 8pm, a good course for those who’d like to try out hill runningKnockmealdowns on Sunday 9June, Ballyhoura’s on Wed. 12 June See www.imra.ie for more details UPCOMING RACES : The Kilfinane AC 5 Mile is now only weeks away, with Friday 21 June fast approaching. On line entry is now available on Run Ireland. https://eventmaster.ie/Thurs 30 May Fermoy 5K 7.30pm. Friday 31 May 31Doneraile 5K 8pm Sat 1June Knockainey 10k Sat 1pm Mon 3 June Cork Marathon. TRAINING :Training continues each Saturday in Dromin at 9.30 am. Wed. evening interval training in Dromin is at 7pm. Training on the Kilfinane AC 5 mile route will continue each Sunday at 7pm between now and June 16. all comers are very welcome to try out the route. Great to see a good crew out running the route this Sunday. For information on club training etc. contact Sean on 086-6001430 or send a message on facebook. Our door is always open to all runners of all abilities. Check out the club blog on http://www.kilfinaneac.com/
CRAFT’S AND GIFT SALE : You are invited to Nats Cafe Kilmallock on this Friday evening 31 May at 8pm. to Party Night Coffee and Cakes. Display of Crafts and Fancy Goods, Candles, Knitted Items,, Gift Sets, Bath Sets, Pictures, Headbands and much more. Please come along for a fun night. There will also be advise on how to do any of the crafts available on the night. All money raised for African Street Children’s Fund.
GROW in Ireland: (the Organisation which supports positive Mental Health) is holding an Information Morning in the Community Café, Bruff (beside the Catholic Church) on Friday 7th June from 10a/m to 12 noon. If you or anyone you care about is suffering from any kind of mental health issue, please come along to the Café, have a chat and a cuppa and hear about GROW in your area and how it may be able to support you through its weekly meetings. For further information, please contact GROW at 33 Henry Street, Limerick (061 318813) or visit our website, www.grow.ie.