CANCER RESEARCH COFFEE MORNING: There will be a coffee morning held in the Pastoral & Resource Centre in Kilmallock on Saturday June 1. This will be in conjunction with a fundraiser that Rachel Coffey is holding in Australia. All funds from the coffee morning will go to Coast to Coast for Cancer in aid of Cancer Research. Raffle to be held on the morning so come along, have a coffee and a chat while supporting a great cause.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Annmarie O’Riordan - On Friday June 7, Annmarie O’Riordan makes her first visit to Friars’ Gate. Already establishing a truly distinctive and increasingly popular singing style in the world of traditional Irish music Annmarie was chosen as the nation’s Best Newcomer Horizon Award winner at the highly prestigious Irish Music Awards announced at the World Fleadh held in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar in 2009.
Miriam Lambert Puppeteer
On Saturday June 15 @ 3pm, Miriam Lambert Puppeteer presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Miriam Lambert, from the well-known Lambert family of puppeteers, brings this classic tale to life with her unique style of puppetry. Tickets €6.
KILMALLOCK CLUB NA NOG: U-12 Hurling - Our hurlers recorded their second win of the season on Thursday May 23 against a very good Ballybrown team at home . A great performance from the team saw the game finish Kilmallock 2-2; Ballybrown 0-2. Scores for Kilmallock were Conor Hanley 0-2,Jamie Todd 1-0 and Shane O Brien 1-0.
U14 Hurling - Holycross(Tipperary) 5-7 Kilmallock 3-1.
Last Friday evening, May 24, we travelled to Holycross, Co. Tipperary to play the current Tipperary Feile Champions. It was a great game of hurling, played on a beautiful pitch and the final score was 3-13 to 5-7 – a draw! Our lads performed well and are improving with every match. Sean Barrett, our goalkeeper made some fine saves and could not be faulted for the goals that went in. The full-back line of David O’Connor, Dean O’Brien and Sean Donegan soaked up a lot of pressure and did their job. Our half-back line of David Carroll, Aidan Enright and Andrew Finn – after a slow start really came into their own in the second half and they finished strongly. Centre-field we had Liam English and Joseph O’Donnell. Liam is a stylish hurler and a great striker of the ball. Joseph, who did not hurl last year, is really improving and has a great work ethic. Our half-forward line was Lorcan Casey, David Woulfe and Eoin Sheedy. After a slow start they picked it up in the second half. Lorcan and Eoin have great pace and both contested every ball and played well. Our star on the night was David Woulfe who scored 1-11. Now that the cuckoo has arrived, David has come into his own. Our full-forward line was Conal Houlihan, Gearoid Barry and Tom Savage. They were up against a strong full-back line but showed some lovely touches when they got on the ball. The pass that Gearoid gave to David for his goal was out of this world. We introduced several substitutes during the game anf they did not let us down. They were Timmy Roche, Seamus Connery, Shane Enright, Dylan O’Brien, Josh O’Mahony, Michael O’Donnell and Conor Hanley. Well done lads. Keep it up and we can look forward to a great year.
Our hosts Holycross looked after us extremely well. They provided refreshments after the match for us and for our supporters. It was much appreciated. The facilities that they have are out of this world – two pitches, a magnificent club house with a handball alley, a large dining area and a large hall. They also have a floodlit astro-turf pitch. The biggest problem that we had was getting the lads to come home and leave the astro-turf pitch behind.
Thanks to Holycross for the great welcome they accorded us and hopefully in the future we can return the favour. Sincere thanks to the parents who drove and took the players with them Looking forward to the year ahead and it is great to see the boys improving with every game and enjoying playing the game.
Best of luck - All at the club wish those of of our hurlers who are sitting the leaving and junior cert the very best of luck in their upcoming examinations
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: KCC ONCE AGAIN CYCLES IN AID OF GOOD CAUSES - Last weekend again saw members of KCC cycling in aid of good causes.
On Saturday morning last some members of the club headed for Freemount to take part in the Duhallow cycle tour in aid of juvenile Arthritis the route chosen by the group was the 105km route which took the cyclists over the mass rock climb this event was hosted by Kanturk Cycling club, Cycling on the day was Joe Costello,Tim Tierney,John Maguire,Michael McCauliffe,Richard Hayes,Pat McCarthy and Liam Flanagan. On Sunday morning members of KCC headed for Ballina to take part in the lough Derg cycle tour hosted by north Tipperary Wheelers. This tour was in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and the distance was 120km which took the cyclists all around lough Derg.Cycling on the day from KCC was Marion O’ Sullivan, Carmel Ryan and Gerard Leahy. So well done to both groups for taking part in both events once again KCC is all about supporting good causes and helping those less fortunate then ourselves.
TIME TRIALING IN PATRICKSWELL - Once again last Thursday evening members of KCC headed to Patrickswell to take part in the Cycling Pursuits hosted time trials over a course distance of 18km,With all members improving on their times once again the club is well represented in all categories.Austin Sheedy, Paul O’ Connell and Willie Whelan competing in the elite category with just one night remaining these guys are sure to be in the prizes. Ger Cusack, Richard Hayes, Joe Costello and Liam Hayes also flying the KCC flag and improving their times every week. The ladies side of the club are really flying with Juliette O’Connell and Fiona Hayes setting some great times over the 18km distance so well done ladies keep it going.
AUSTIN RACING IN COACHFORD - This was the first ever running of this event in Coachford and once again Austin Sheedy was flying the flag for Kilmallock Cycling club.Austin is racing at a very high level and we as a club are really proud of the racing division of our club,Following the events of Dugarvan the previous Sunday it was good to hear that Austin came home safe and sound and he finished well up in the group in a very respectable 20th overall so keep it up guys and most importantly stay safe.
CLUB SPINS - Our club spins continue every Sunday morning leaving the old neodata car park in Kilmallock at 9.am with two groups and a beginner group to chose from there will be a distance and a group to suit you. Our Wednesday evening beginner group leaves the same meeting point at 7pm and your pace is our pace so don’t hesitate come and join us and be part of our ever growing numbers. The Tuesday and Thursday groups leave the neodata car park at 7pm these groups are more for the established cyclist. Log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and get all our contact details there and also keep up to date with all that is going on in KCC or follow us on facebook and keep in touch with us there. Last Sunday morning Willie Whelan was back out cycling after a horrific crash in Dungarvan the previous Sunday so it’s great to see you back Willie it proves you can’t keep a good man down.
KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open on Thursday, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday this coming week from 10am to 2pm and on Friday from 10am – 1.30pm. Thursday April 25 is the Citizens Information Centre Financial night which takes place from 8 – 9pm. The Active Age Club will continue with their activities this Thursday may 30 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm – 10.30pm and all are welcome. The Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm this Friday May 31. On Saturday June 1 there will be a coffee morning to raise funds for Coast to Coast for Cancer. The Tuesday Club meet on Tuesday May 4 from 10.30am to 12 noon. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers are delighted to announce we will be running the Subway Sprocket Rocket cycling skills club in Kilmallock shortly. We will be having this on four consecutive Tuesdays starting on June 25 and finishing on Tuesday July 7. This will take place in the grounds of the Secondary School in Kilmallock. This is designed to improve the cycling skills of children aged from 7 to 11 years olds. We will be having a registration night on June 11 at 8pm in the Deebert Hotel Kilmallock. This is in aid of our continued promotion of underage cycling in the area. Keep an eye on Facebook and www.southsidewheelywheeelers.com for updates.
Wednesday night training continued with three groups covering a very worthwhile 56km in fine weather. Our Saturday morning cycle continued with Jerry Ryan and Carol Walsh on getting out on a lovely sunny morning. The Duhallow Tour took place on Saturday morning in Freemount, this was a 105km spin including the infamous Mass Rock climb. Well done to Owen Tobin, Stephen Hehir, Willie McCarthy, Anthony Riordan, Pat O Donnell, Declan McCarthy, Jer Reidy, John Crowley with Pat and Owen adding in an extra 65km cycling to and from the event. Meanwhile in Clifden Liz Leonard and Sean Burchill were rubbing shoulders with Bernard Hinault and Keith Wood in the Skoda Tour de Connemara, well done Sean on being King of the Mountains we hope you brought the champagne home.
The Sunday Morning 7:30 Training continued with a 135km spin Stephen Finn, Brendan Houlihan, Jerry Herbert, Mike Sexton, Mike Gammell, Mathew Gammell, Donal Kelly, Shane O Brien, Brendan Daly Route was Kilmallock, Charleville, Ballyhea, Ardpatrick, Glennanar, Ballyshonak, Ballyorgan, Kilfinnane, Ballintubber, Ballylanders, Mitchelstown, Kilfinnane, Ballyorgan, Ballyshonak, Glennanar, Ardpatrick, Kilmallock with a much needed pit stop in Kilfinane. The Sunday Morning 8:30 group got the three hills in, out cycling were Robert Shanahan, Jim Lillis, John Fitz, Diarmuid McCarthy, Ger Finn, Brian Hynes, Mark O Shea, Dave Curly, Dave Walsh, Dave Daly, Pat O Donnell. Congratulations Diarmuid on the new son, one for the future for the bike. Elsewhere we were well represented in the Ballmacarbery Comeragh Challenge by Paul Gammell, Willie McCarthy, Sam Hand completing the 112km route with Mary McCarthy, Ber Gammell and Michelle Gammell completing the 100km route. Daithi O’Criodain took part in the inaugural Coachford Classic.
Wheely Well done to all cycling this week in what was a hectic week for cycling, we put in a lot of kilometres this week. Be Safe be seen.
KILMALLOCK UTD: AGM- Our AGM will take place on Friday, June 14 at 8pm in the clubhouse. Club members are invited to submit nominations for committee and motions for agenda to Joe McCormack, Club Secretary, Kilmallock Utd AFC, Ballycullane, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick by 7th June.
Club lotto: Our jackpot has reached the magical €20,000 mark. Tickets are €2 so be sure to purchase one to be in with a chance to win. Check out www.locallotto.iewhere you can buy tickets online. To-date we have club supporters who have purchased online
Golf Classic : The time sheet is now open for our 2013 Golf Classic which takes place in Charleville Golf Club on Friday, May 31. The classic is one again being supported by Daffys, Wolfe Tone Street, Kilmallock who have come on board as our main sponsor for the event. Entry fee is €120 for a team of three which includes a fabulous three course meal plus the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Format is 3-ball scramble, max handicap for men is 20, ladies 30. There will be fabulous prizes on offer so be sure to get practising and see you all in Charleville Golf Club on Friday, 31 To reserve your place on the timesheet please contact Joe McCormack, Ger Finn, Tommy Barrett, Mike Collins, Donal Hayes or any committee member. It is expected that all sectors of the club from Junior Mens/Ladies to parents of schoolboys/girls will support the classic and make the effort to enter teams. We only have a couple of fundraisers each year to raise much needed funds and all support would be appreciated.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Bruff group of Alcoholics Anonymous is holding an open public meeting on Friday May 31 @ 8.30 pm at The Band Room, rear of Bruff National School, Athlacca Road, Bruff. If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol this meeting may provide some information on Alcoholics Anonymous and how it works. All are welcome.
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 June 7 from 10am 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.
DAY OUT BY TRAIN: Charleville Chamber in conjunction with Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail, Fota Wildlife Park and the Titanic Experience, Cobh - is offering you a special “All-In” Package for only €29.99 per adult** or €19.99 per child** which includes:
Return Rail Travel from Charleville to Fota and Cobh by train.
Admission to Fota Wildlife Park
Admission to the Titanic Experience, Cobh
Your Itinerary for the 22nd June 2013
Depart Charleville Station at 9.55am by train
Arrive Kent Station, Cork at 10.45am
Change trains in Cork and travel on the 11.00hrs train from Cork to Cobh.
You can choose to continue straight to Cobh and visit the Titanic Experience first – or you can alight from the Train at Fota Station and visit Fota Wildlife Park which has its entrance right next to Fota Station.
For passengers who decide to visit Fota Wildlife Park first, you can return to Fota Station and travel on any train from Fota to Cobh and visit The Titanic Experience, Cobh. Trains depart Fota Station 13 minutes past every hour for Cobh. Please remember the latest time to visit the Titanic Experience, Cobh is approx 2pm – in order to give you enough time to enjoy the visit and also time to get the 3.30pm train back from Cobh to Cork.
For passengers who decide to travel to Cobh and visit the Titanic Experience, Cobh first – you can travel on any train from Cobh to Fota during the day and visit Fota Wildlife Park. Trains depart Cobh 30 minutes past every hour and arrive in Fota Station 10 minutes later at 40 minutes past every hour. Again please remember the latest train from Fota Station for you will be the 3.40pm train back to Cork.
Your train from Cork to Charleville departs Kent Station, Cork at 4.20pm and is scheduled to arrive in Charleville Station at 16.58hrs.
Whichever option you decide to do - please remember to be back in Kent Station at least 20 minutes before your train departs Cork for Charleville at 4.20pm.
Enjoy your Great Day Out By Train.