Anniversary Mass : Sunday 31 March : Daniel O’Sullivan (Vale View).
RECENT DEATH : The death occurred on Tuesday 26 March at Beech Lodge Nursing Home, Bruree of Kitty Howard Lower Main Street, Kilfinane. Kitty was reposed at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Kilfinane on Wednesday last March 27th followed by Removal to St. Andrew’s Church where Funeral Prayers were recited on Holy Thursday conducted by Fr.Michael Hanley PP Kilfinane assisted by Fr. John McCarthy SMA Dublin (Kilfinane native and Family friend) followed by burial in the local cemetery (May She Rest in Peace)
BIRTHDAY WISHES : Congratulations are extended to the following who celebrate Birthdays at this time Frankie Mulqueen (High Street) on Saturday 16 March. Caroline Cregan (Thomastown) on Saturday 23 March, Helen Sheehy (Radharc Cille) Nicole Stewart (Treada Na Ri)and Joel Slattery (Chapel Street) on Sunday 24 March. Killian Lyons (Mountain View) on Tuesday 26 March, Pascal O’Connor (St Anne’s Terrace) Lila Downes (Mountain View) and Pat McGrath (Lower Main Street) on Wednesday March 27, Marguerite Murphy (Murrin’s Cross) on Friday 29 March , Pat Hennessy (Ballyroe Upper) on Saturday 30 March., Ian O’Brien (Balleagogue) on 3 Wednesday April, Vincent Herbert (West End) and Tony Soundy (Vale View) Thursday 4 April and Ben Murphy (Murrin’s Cross) who celebrates his birthday on Friday 5 April
KILFINANE COMMUNITY GAMES : The Kilfinane Under 16 Chess Team represented Limerick in the Munster Finals held in Tralee last weekend. They beat Kerry represented by Lixnaw in the semi final. In the final they lost to Clare represented by Shannon and they won the silver medal. Well done to the team Catriona Brazil Carroll, Charley Quinn, Brian O’Keeffe, Danny Moloney, Eoin Fitzgerald, Mikey Duggan and Padraig Weeks. Kilfinane also had success in the county final of the Under 10 Handwriting competition where Mark Duggan came 4th.
KILFINANE BRIDGE CLUB : Results Monday 25 March. Easter Prize Night: N/S. 1. Nellie Mc Carthy & John Cremmin; 2. Brid Quinn & Avril Kinahan and 3. Aenie Leane & Elizabeth Halpin.
E/W 1. Freddie & Mary Ita Ward; 2. Frances O Donnell & Margaret Fenton and 3. John Quinn & Noreen Healy.
SCOIL FHIONAIN SILVER CIRCLE: Draw Six was held on Thursday 14 March and the following are the results. First Prize €70 Marie Guerin, Well Road, Kilfinane; Sellers Prize €70 Karen Guerin, Well Road, Kilfinane; Second Prize €30 Jack and Danny Hanrahan, Galbally; Third Prize €20 Marie Guerin, Well Road, Kilfinane; Fourth Prize €20 Linda McSweeney, Mountain View, Kilfinane and Fifth Prize €20 William Clancy Mountain View, Kilfinane
Draw Seven was held on Thursday 21 March and the following are the results: First Prize €70 Timmy and Mary Hanley, Lower Main Street; Sellers Prize €70 Noreen Lawlor, Lower Main Street; Second Prize €30 Charley Quinn, Bosnetstown;Third Prize €20 Betty O’Dea, Kilmurry; Fourth Prize €20 Neddy Brazzill, Glebe Road and Fifth Prize €20 Mark O’Toole, Wood Road.
Easter Egg Winners : Ciara Sheedy, Jack Crponin, Grainne Clancy, Tegan O’Doherty, Kieran Flynn, Rebecca Hennessy, Eibhlis Hayes, Shannon Roche, Roisin Hennessy, AidenKeenahan, Michaela McAuliffe, Danielle Magner, Abbey O’Toole and Eva Duggan.The next Draw will be held on Thursday 11 April.
KILFINANE COSHLEA HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Kilfinane Coshlea Histotical Society are holding a Lecture and Talk in Ballinvreena Community Hall on this Thursday 4 April.8.30pm.The Lecture will be on Castles and Fortified Houses in the Coshlea and surrounding area. The Lecture will be given by Joseph Lennon, Historian. All are welcome, Admission €5
YOUTH CLUB : The Beanbag Youth Club will be starting up in Kilfinane in the next few weeks, if anybody is interested in being a volunteer or helping out in the Youth Club please contact David Moloney on 085 1312097.
KILFINANE COMMUNITY ALERT : Kilfinane Community Alert in conjunction with Town Council. There has been a marked increase in burglaries in the Town & Residential Houses & Farms in the surrounding area. Since the closure of our Garda Station it is up to the Community to be more alert and report any suspicious activity or vehicles to the Gardai in Bruff.061 382940.if you could insert this no to mobile contacts. The other Emergency Service numbers 999 or 112.
KILFINANE RED CROSS : The Kilfinane Branch of the Red Cross had their Annual General Meeting on Monday 25 March Officers elected as follows : Chairperson: Alice Carroll, Vice Chairperson James O’Connor, Secretary: Carmel O’Connor, Treasurer: Monica Moloney and Asst. Treasurer Marie O’Connor, PRO Bridget Rayn. We are always looking for new members to join and become First Responders and trained to use Defibrillator. It is in the interest of every group in the locality to have a person on their committee who is trained in First Aid and Defibrillator. Training is ongoing so if you would like to join please contact Alice Carroll on 0879828126 or Carmel O’Connor on 0879130460.
TABLE QUIZ : Kilfinane Parent and Toddler Group will hold a Fundraising Table Quiz at Mc Grath’s Bar on Friday 12 April commencing at 9pm. Table of Four €40
BLACKROCK CAMOGIE CLUB : Blackrock Camogie Club will be holding a clothing and textiles collection on Saturday 13 April, all donations can be dropped to Terry Lynch’s coal store High Street, from 10 am until 2 pm. Your support would be appreciated.
KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : After a few hectic weeks of races many of our regular race goers were easing off on the race front this weekend with many focusing on Half Marathon and Marathon preparation. We did however have club runners participating in 2 local races which were supporting very worthy charities. Eamon Moloney 10K 30March : Niamh Doody and Patricia Wade represented the club in the EamonMoloney Memorial ten K in Ennis with a big field of 454 runners taking part. Well done to Niamh and Patricia who ran the course together and both posted excellent times on the day with their hard work in training paying off. Patricia Wade completed the course in 52:38 and Niamh Doody in 52:39. All proceeds from this event go to Clare Cancer Support Centre in Kilnamona which is a local and very worthy charity. Tournafulla 5K 31 March : Paul Ryan and Gary Egan made the trip to Tournafulla to test themselves on this challenging course. Both ran PB’s on the day which is testament to their fine form on a hilly course. Gary ran 19:25, with Paul close behind in 20:54. Well done both on great performances and on supporting a great cause in aid of the Limerick Dialysis Unit in Limerick Regional Hospital.
UPCOMING RACES : Friday 5 April Analog 5K Raheen, Feet on the Street Series 7pm
Sat. 6 April Doneraile Park 5K 11am : Sun 7 April Quilty 4 Mile 1.30pm :Sun 7 April UCC 10K at 11am : Sun 7 April Claragh IMRA run Milstreet at 7pm :Fri. April 12 Moyross 5 Mile, Feet on the Street Series 7pm : Sun 14 April Wolfe Tones Camogie Club 5k & 10k 12pm : Sun 14 April Knocknagoshel 5k 12pm : Sun 14 April Kilnaboy 10 Mile 2pm. The Kilfinane AC 5 Mile takes place this year on 21June at 7.30pm, club is in full swing in preparations for the event to make sure its better than ever. TRAINING :Good to see that those participating in Dromin training under Mike McAuliffes charge have shown significant improvements in their race performances over the last 3 to 4 weeks.Training in Dromin continues each Saturday at 9.30 am. Wed. evening training has now changed to the later time of 6pm in Dromin. For information on club training etc.contact Sean on 086-6001430 or send a message on facebook. New runners of all abilities always welcome. Check out the club blog on http://www.kilfinaneac.com/ for more club news