Apr 6

Carmel Ryan 087-1201

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Carmel Ryan 087-1201

CELEBRATING FAMILIES 2013: Events for Parents & Children in Kilmallock

CELEBRATING FAMILIES 2013: Events for Parents & Children in Kilmallock

Family Fun Morning is on Thursday April 4 in Kilmallock Primary School 11 - 12.30pm

Children and parents are invited to meet Giggles the Clown and take part in lots of fun activities including face painting, balloon modelling and a disco! All are welcome, FREE OF CHARGE. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

All events are organised by Kilmallock Family Support Network.

Please contact Margaret O’Connor, Ballyhoura Development

HOST FAMILYS’ NEEDED: The Director of a Language Company for teenagers based in Dromin (www.tyeurope.com) is looking for nice families to host French, Spanish and German teenagers during the summer months, if you are interested please contact Jane O’Regan on 063-90648/087- 6576427

KILMALLOCK TIDY TOWNS: If you would like to be involved in our community and improve the local environment - join Kilmallock Tidy Towns. We need help with planting flowers, shrubs and trees, painting walls, picking litter, cleaning the river and other waste reduction projects. We are asking locals to give 3 hours a year of their time to benefit the environment, just join us on our work evenings or contact any member of the committee. If you have an idea for a project in your area of Kilmallock we would like to hear it.

Last week we did a large tree planting project with the local schools and local residents.

A big thanks to Ryan’s Super Valu for sponsoring the 60 oak, beech and scots pine trees.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact John Tierney.

FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: St. Patrick Players, Cloverfield On Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6 @ 8pm, St. Patrick Players, Cloverfield return to Kilmallock with their production of Moll by John B.Keane. This wonderful comedy about a parish priest’s housekeeper’s campaign to provide the parishioners with a decent church and school and to secure a just and lucrative retirement package for herself. Tickets €12/€10.

Legend of Luke Kelly Chris Kavanagh brings his acclaimed ‘Legend of Luke Kelly’ show to Friars’ Gate on Friday April 12. Lead singer Chris bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke while his singing talent captures the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined onstage by the accomplished musicians that make up The Patriots, all of whom consider it an honour to bring Luke’s memory back to the live stage.

Literary Weekend Friars’ Gate looks forward to hosting their first literary weekend from Friday April 19 – Sunday April 21. The weekend will features speakers, workshop and an open mic night featuring some very talented local writers. The weekend will feature Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart - Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2012.), poets Paul Durcan and Eileen Sheehan as well as workshops with Helena Close and Stephen Murray. www.friarsgate.ie/063-98727

KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: ARE YOU READY - It’s nearly here our fourth annual Kilmallock cycling club Hub tour Sunday April 14. We hope all training is going well. Again this year we have the two routes to chose from the ever demanding 120k route that takes in 5 tough climbs and takes the cyclists through three counties and along some beautiful scenic countryside. We also have the shorter 80k route which has three climbs and takes cyclists through counties Limerick and Tipperary and also along some beautiful scenic countryside. We have a food stop on both routes where cyclists can refuel and make the journey back to Kilmallock “BUT DON’T EAT TOO MUCH SAVE SOME ROOM FOR THE EVER POPULAR PIG ON THE SPIT WHEN YE RETURN TO KILMALLOCK” Again this year all profits go to very worthy causes the Oncology Cancer Department Regional Hospital Limerick, Colaiste Iosaef Secondary School, Active Age Club Kilmallock and Social Services Kilmallock so lets make this our biggest one yet and help support these very worthy causes. Online registration is now open so log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and register and become part of one of the best supported and best ran Sportives in Munster. OUR TRAINING SPINS. Last Saturday morning a group left Kilmallock and headed out on one of our very well supported spins the group took on the 80k route of the HUB tour and with the weather at the moment not very pleasant lots of layers gloves and warm head gear was the order of the day, As normal with our spins all cyclists rode this route as a group which makes cycling a lot easier. Our club spin continues every Sunday morning with two groups leaving Kilmallock at 9.am from the old Neodata car park with a chosen distance and speed there is a group to suit all cyclists. We also have a beginner group so don’t delay make the break today and join one of the oldest cycling clubs in Munster we start as a group and we finish as a group and no one gets left behind you choose the pace and the rest will follow. To get contact details of our committee members log onto to our web site www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com we are looking forward to hearing from you. LONG EVENINGS.We will be starting our Tuesday and Thursday spins again we will be meeting at the old Neodata car park at 6.30 pm Kilmallock and picking a route and a speed to suit all. We will also be having a Wednsday evening beginner group leaving the same meeting point at 7.pm so now with evenings getting brighter and hopefully the weather getting milder here’s to a good Summer and safe cycling. Don’t forget Sunady the 14th of April KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB HUB TOUR and lets make it a weekend to remember.

KILMALLOCK CLUB NA NOG: U16 Football Championship round 1, Kilmallock 1-5

NewcastleWest 3-8. NCW deservedly took the points in the 1st round of the football championship at Kilmallock. After a sedate 1st half our lads rallied and played very well in the 2nd half to salvage some pride and give us optimism for future games. Team: Micheal Houlihan Liam O Gorman, Ciaran ‘Connor, Liam Fitzgerald, Ruairi Conaghan, Cal McCarthy, Phelim O’Reilly, Anthony Barrett (0-1), Alex Moloney, Danny Conway, Padraig Sheedy (1-3), Oisin O’Reilly, Fergal Chawke, Dylan Walsh (0-1), Jack Barry.

U16 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2, Gallbally 0-11 - Kilmallock 4-12.

Short some players we still had too much for a Galbally 15 that made us work all the way. The score suggests an easy win but this game was only won with 10 minutes to go as even though we had the lions share of the possession we were guilty of not putting the opposition away but in the end it was a well deserved victory. Ruairi and all the backs were solid in defence and laid the foundations for our strong midfield pairing of Ciarán and Anthony to go forward. Alex adjusted well in a new posiiton yet again for him and it was refreshing to see so many of our forwards get on the score sheet from play. Danny Coway finished with 2-1, Anthony with 1-3 and Paidi 1-4. A great win which puts is on a good footing for the next game. Team: Micheal Houlihan Liam O Gorman, Ruairi Conaghan, Liam Fitzgerald, Josh Cahill, Cal McCarthy, Phelim O’Reilly, Anthony Barrett (1-3), Ciarán O’Connor, Jack Barry (0-1) Alex Moloney (0-2), Fergal Chawke, Fergal Chawke, Danny Conway (2-1), Padraig Sheedy (1-4, )Dylan Walsh (0-1), Sub Paidi O’Connor.

U15 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Monaleen 2-2 - Kilmallock 3-4

Our U15s had a good win over the reigning County football and feile champions Monaleen last week. On a bitter cold evening the lads showed great class and metal to overcome a fancied Monaleen team. This was truly a great team performance with everybody from 1 to 15 working hard on and off the ball. Team: Danny Conway (capt), Liam Fitzgerald, Ruairi Conaghan, Phelim O’Reilly, Aidan Enright, Cal McCarthy, Josh Cahill, Ciaran O’Connor, Anthony Barrett, Liam English, Padraig Sheedy (3-3), Ben Quirke, Gearoid Barry (0-1), Dylan Walsh, Jack Barry

FEILE NA GAEL: Our u14s take on Na Piarsaigh in the Feile this Sunday morning in what should be an exciting season for this team as Limerick are hosting the Feile this year. We found out this week that we will be hosting the Wexford champions so we look forward to welcoming the “yellow bellies” to KIlmallock in July.

FIXTURES: U14 Feile na Gael - Na Piarsaigh V KIlmallock Sunday April 7, at 11am

16 Hurling Championship Round 1 - Kilmallock V Na Piarsaigh Monday April 8, at 18:45pm. U15 Football Championship: South Liberties V Kilmallock Wednesday April 10 at 18:30pm.

SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers own Daithi Creedon did the club, county and himself proud in the Rás Mumhan over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. This is a prestigious four day race and Daithi showed strongly on all four days competing very well against some top Irish and International cyclists finishing above many cyclists from A1 and A2. Daithi was promoted from A4 to A3 for this season and has showed he is not out of his depth in the presence of some of the big guns of Irish cycling.

We had our gear collection night last week in Deebert House Hotel, well done to Mike Gammell. The gear ordering is a tough and sometimes thankless task which is very time consuming. Now that we have thanked you we will resume slagging, sorry Mike. Anyone who didn’t make it can contact Mike or Paul to arrange collection. Most of the outstanding hoody orders have been collected or dispatched over the weekend. Thanks to Pat O Donnell for getting the remaining orders to their rightful homes. There is one or two awaiting collection from Paul in Kilmallock cycles. Our Saturday improvers cycle continued with Peggy Bourke, Liz Leonard and Jerry Ryan completing 40KM while our club spies tell they saw Seanie proudly donning the SWW gear heading out the Muckross Road heading for Molls Gap Saturday morning. The Same Saturday group were back out on Monday putting in another 45Km, by all accounts Peggy is flying. While Daithi was doing us proud on the racing front on Sunday, a large number from our club completed the Stephen Roche Atlantic challenge over 80 km in extremely testing conditions. It was a day for the long johns and it’s scary to think that this time last year we were applying sun screen and still getting burnt while this year its wind chill we are fighting. Our Wednesday evening club training will start again on Wednesday the April 10 at 6.30 sharp, we will have a group and pace for everyone and all newbies are welcome. Starting this Sunday the April 7 we will have two cycles on a Sunday, the first will head out at 7.45 and will for the time being mainly be a hill fest over the 5 hill challenge route. This route is time consuming and as we are a family orientated club and this early start will give the cyclists who want to get in this tough training and still be home for 12 for some family time. Our 8.30 club cycle will continue as normal and with all our cycles there is always a pace for everyone and we never leave anyone behind.

FREE WASTE PREVENTION EVENTS: Are you interested in reducing your household waste? Limerick County Council in association with Flynn Furney Environmental will be hosting a FREE Waste Prevention and Home Composting Events in Colaiste Iosaef on Thursday April 18, 2013 from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. This is a free event for householders/tidy towns groups, etc who are interested in waste prevention. Learn about waste prevention ideas for individuals/community groups, the 3 R’s (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle), how to get the most out of your household recycling and a brief introduction to home composting etc. Your queries will be answered by an expert.

For further information or to book a place please contact the Environment Section at (061) 49 61 92 or E-mail hkeays@limerickcoco.ie