ANGLESBORO WEEKLY 45 DRIVE GAME: 1st prize: Dan O’Connor and Bernard Condon. 2nd prize; Pauline McGrath and John Morey. Table prizes: Carmel Quirke and Charlie O’Sullivan, Billy Casey and Micky Cleary and Moss Hanley and Johnny Morriarty. Raffle: 1st prize: John Sheehan. 2nd prize: Denis Wallace. 3rd prize: Ger Leahy. Cards - every Tuesday night at 8.45pm.
KILBEHENNY WEEKLY BINGO: €20: Mrs. Collins, Shania Rice, divide; Kathleen Kinsella and Mary Leonard, Marian Richards, Helen Martin, Teresa Rice, Tess Quirke, Ger Murphy, Mary O’Dwyer, Christy Condon, Kitty Fox and S. Walsh. €30: S. Nolan. €40: Martina Finn, Helen Martin, Mary Ann Dalton, Breda Relihan, Michael White, Mary Murphy, Ann Piggott and Teresa Rice. €50: Joan Power. €100: divide; Mary Glavin, Pat O’Brien and Geraldine Walsh. Sheets €30: Eileen Slattery. €100: Mary Piggott. Raffle: 1st prize €30: S. Nolan. 2nd prize €20: Helen Martin. 3rd prize €10: Breda Fox. Free Books - small; Breda Crotty and large; Eileen Walsh. Bingo every Sunday night at 8.30pm. Monthly sheets this Sunday night 2nd June.
“DRIVE TO SURVIVE” AND “COAST 2 COAST 4 CANCER”: On this Sunday June 2nd there will be a gathering evening for all involved in the “Drive to Survive” fundraising effort at Gallahues Bar in Ballylanders from 5pm to 8pm. There will be a bar-b-que and an evening of family entertainment for everyone. It is one year since the first fundraiser was held in 2012. This is evening however, is not a fundraiser; it is a get together for all involved as they prepare for their seven day trip to all twenty six counties starting on the 9th August from Anglesboro. The “Drive to Survive” group was set up in memory of the late Councillor John Gallahue with his son Dan as Chairman to raise funds for cancer care in the hospice movement. There is a second cancer fundraiser which is the brainchild of Aaron Dennehy from Kilbehenny titled “Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer”. They plan to cycle from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal over a twenty four hour period starting on Friday 21st June at 1pm. Aarons father Sean Dennehy from Kilglass passed away on 30th October last year from pancreatic cancer. All funds raised will go to pancreatic cancer research at the Mercy University Hospital Cork City, where Sean spent his last days. The launch took place recently at the Deebert House Hotel in Kilmallock by Marcus Horan Rugby Player and Gerry Duffy Marathon Runner. Indeed it is wonderful to see such fundraising efforts from such a small parish.
WALKING: Anglesboro Walking group will head to Darragh Creamery next Monday night to walk the Darragh Hills. This is a 2.5 to 3 hour strenuous walk and will be led by Marian Kelly and Jackie Condon. This walk is also a fundraiser so bring your bucks!! Kilbehenny Walkers will head to Combaun Wood for their walk on this Thursday night at 7.30pm.
DRAMA: Anglesboro Drama Group held their annual “Thank You Evening” on Sunday last in the Community Hall. Certificates were presented to all youth drama members by Margaret Ann McGrath and Mary Cooney. Treasurer Kieran Walsh presented Dan Gallahue of the Drive to Survive Campaign a cheque in the amount of €1,700 – it being the amount raised on the extra performance that the cast put on in aid of this very worthy charity. Mary Cooney presented Fr. Dick Kelly P.P, Chairman of the Board of Management of Anglesboro National School with a cheque of €1,000. Margaret Ann McGrath presented Chairman of Anglesboro Community Council Patrick English with a cheque of €1,000. All of which were part of the proceeds of this years production of “A Wake in the West”. At the conclusion Drama President Tom Roche and Drama Chairman Dan McCarthy complimented all involved in this year’s shows which were a seriously huge box office success. Already people are looking forward to next years productions which will commence with an A.G.M in mid September.
R.I.P: Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives of Kathleen English of Lisnalanive and Cluaindarra Anglesboro who passed away at Conna Nursing Home recently. Kathleen was formally Kathleen Lonergan from Burncourt, Co. Tipperary. She married Michael Francis English in 1960. Micky Francis as he was more popularly known as was a very active man in local activities in Anglesboro, but most especially in politics and G.A.A. He was a member of Anglesboro G.A.A Club, when Anglesboro and Galtee Rovers came together under the banner of Galtee Gaels Micky Francis was a very active committee member until in his death in 1980. Kathleen spent the last nine years of her life in Conna Nursing Home. Her removal took place to Conna church. Following requiem mass, burial took place in the church cemetery in Mitchelstown. Ar deis Lamh De go raibh a h-anam deilis.
G.A.A: Congratulations to Sean Clancy of Coolboy Kilbehenny who was selected on the Limerick team “Primary Game” at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday night last. Sean was captain of the South Limerick Primary Schools Team in 2012. He is a very prominent player with Galtee Gales Club and the na n-Og teams. He comes form a family who are steeped in G.A.A tradition on all sides. He is the frist member of Kilbehenny National School to be selected for Limerick in the Primary Game following in the footsteps of his late grandfather Joe O’Sullivan, who played for Limerick in the 1940’s. Well done Sean.
On this weekend 1st and 2nd of June, Galtee Gaels ladies football will take up their annual church gate collection. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
SPONSORED HILL WALK: On this Saturday June 1st a group of people from the Limerick Branch of M.S will undertake the Galtee Challenge Walk in memory of Roger O’Donnell, who lived in nearby Ballyduff, Ballylanders. Roger was one of the principle movers in the setting up of this group some years ago. The group started off with fifty climbers and it increased to three hundred and fifty last year, raising over €70,000 for M.S. Roger had a great interest in the Galtees and all things historical. He regularly contributed to articles on Heritage and History. The walk will commence from Skeheenarinky at 1pm this Saturday. Best of luck to all involved and to all who take part.