June 1

John O’Gorman

Reporter:

John O’Gorman

LOTTO: Kilcornan local lotto results for Saturday May 25. There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips: Eileen Byrnes, Tony McDonagh, Anthony Cregan and Michael Meade. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,600.

LOTTO: Kilcornan local lotto results for Saturday May 25. There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips: Eileen Byrnes, Tony McDonagh, Anthony Cregan and Michael Meade. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,600.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday June 1, is Catherine Browne and Kathleen Kelly for Sunday June 2. The Eucharistic Ministers are Ann O’Brien and Kathleen O’Carroll for Saturday, Josephine Horan and Kathleen Holland for Sunday.

The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir will perform in St. Saviour’s Dominican Church, Glentworth Street, Limerick on Thursday, 30th May, 2013 at 7.30 p.m. Admission is free, but all donations made on the night will be given to Milford Hospice.

Novena in honour of St. Anthony, St John’s Cathedral, Limerick on Wednesday June 5 to Thursday, June 13. Conducted by Fr. Pat Conlan O.F.M. Mass each day at 10.00am and 7.00pm. (Saturday 10.00am and 6.00pm), (Sunday 10.30am and 7pm) with Novena Prayers, Homily and Blessing with Relic. Anointing of the Sick Friday June 7, at 7pm. Blessing of Lilies on the final day

COMMUNITY GAMES: Congratulations to our u16 project team of Emma Roche, Davida Sheils and their manager Bernie Roche on winning gold in Athlone last weekend. They also did us proud by winning the overall trophy of u11, u13 and u16 competitions for the second year. Well done to all concerned.

KILCORNAN AFC: Kilcornan AFC would like to wish the Limerick Desmonds Under 14 Girls Squad, The management team of Betty, Ger, Kathleen and PJ and our own Chloe Dunbar, Meadhbh Larkin, Ciara Downes and Slaney Mulcaire the best of luck in the Gaynor Cup next weekend in the UL Sports Complex.

Well done to our under 8 boys who won their cup semi final on Monday evening.

FAMILY FUN: The Cuddihy family at ‘Radharc na Coille’ pre-school in Dromore are hosting a ‘Family Fun Evening’ on Friday May 31 from 6.30 to 9.30pm. This is to provide funding for the forthcoming Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorie in July. There will be a barbeque on the lawn with teas and coffees and goodies, all accompanied by traditional music and dancing and other fun events. The demonstration of hurling skills by Ciarán Carey will highlight the occasion. Your support would be appreciated

Limerick Motor Club: Limerick Motor club will be running the Circuit of Munster stages rally on Sunday June 2, in the Kilcornan area, and regret that this may cause some inconvenience to some parishioners regarding attendance at Mass. The rally route will start in Kilcornan via Kilbreedy, heading towards Tough then on to Curraghchase where the junction at Curraghchase gates will be closed. The Rally will head toward Cappagh on to Boolaglass Askeaton.

The road will close at 9.25am and will reopen at no later than 17.45pm.

All residents on this route will be called to again in the next coming days with a final PR sheet and emergency telephone numbers etc.

SUPPORTING CHILDREN THROUGH BEREAVEMENT: The Newcastle West Family and Community Hub (located upstairs at the NCW Community Centre) will be holding a workshop on Wednesday June 12th on supporting children with bereavement or coping with a dying family member. Running from 7.30-9.30pm, the session will be led by Child Psychologist and Play Therapist Tina O’Brien and funded by the Compassionate Communities Project with the support of West Limerick Resources.

RAINBOWS SUPPORT SERVICES: A workshop of Rainbows volunteers and those interested in volunteering with the project in West Limerick this September will take place in the Newcastle West Family and Community Hub (located at the Community Centre) on Wednesday June 19th from 7.30-9.30pm. “Rainbows” is a peer support programme for children aged 6-10 years grieving as a result of a loss or separation and is managed locally by West Limerick Resources. Run by trained volunteers, the programme is positive, gentle confidential and encouraging however it is not counselling or therapy service. It is instead a safe, confidential setting where children can share their grief associated feelings with each other and with these trained facilitators.

TRADITIONAL LIME MORTAR TRAINING: West Limerick Resources will be offering a one week training programme (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm approx) on the use of traditional lime mortar to members of local communities who are interested in undertaking simple conservation and repair work at historic sites (such as graveyards) subject to the necessary permission and guidance of Limerick County Council Archaeologist. This hands—on training initiative is free to those interested in becoming involved in conservation and enhancement work. Limited places available. Registration essential. Venue and dates of training to be confirmed. Contact Suzanne on 069 79114.

MISS WEST LIMERICK: West Limerick 102fm launches the search for Miss West Limerick 20: On July 5 in the Devon Inn at 8pm West Limerick 102fm are to host a night to crown the first Miss West Limerick 2013. In a night that will reflect all that is good about West Limerick young women.It promises to be a night for the ages. “West Limerick 102fm celebrates life in West Limerick; nights like the Best of the West, the Country Music Awards, and now Miss West Limerick all aim to do just that” said Joe McGill Co-Manager at West Limerick 102fm.

So how do you become the next Miss West Limerick? Well each contestant is entered on behalf of a business or community group at a cost of €70 . The contestants then are interviewed during the day of July 5 by a judging committee. They are then put through their paces again on stage with a brief chat and perhaps a party piece. Contestants will have to be from or living in the West Limerick area and be aged between 18 and 28 years of age up to July 5.

“Miss West Limerick will reflect the intelligence, compassion and independence of modern Irish women and will represents the collective aspirations, social responsibilities and ambitions of young women from a variety of communities and backgrounds.” said Connie Broderick Co-Manager at West Limerick 102fm.

For further details on Miss West Limerick phone 069 66200 or check out their facebook page or visit westlimerick102fm.com.