KILMALLOCK SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL: The monthly meeting was held on Monday September 30. The Vice Chairman, Donie Healy presided. The Annual Christmas Senior Citizens Party will be held in Bulgaden Castle on Monday December 9. Nora Tobin and Maureen O’Connor reported on the Nursing Home Visitation. The next visitation will be done by Sr Teresa, Betty O’Connor , Ann O’Donnell, Donie Healy and Paddy Tobin. The Chiropody Clinic was held on Wednesday October 9 organised by Paddy Tobin and Mary Barry. The next meeting will be held on October 30.
MENTAL HEALTH: Kilmallock & District Mental Health Association would like to thank all those who attended our Coffee Morning on Wednesday 9th October, all those who baked or sponsored cakes, and all involved at the Pastoral Centre for your help. Due to your combined efforts we raised €365, thank you all very much.
CRUMLIN HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER: There will be a 1960’s fund raising dance in Bulgaden Castle featuring Crystal Swing and Old News (support band) on Friday night October 25 with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. This is a most worthy cause so let down your hair, roll back the years and swing the night as in the swinging sixties. Admision €10. Please support.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Unmissable Production – Silent On Friday October 18 at 8pm, Fishamble presents Silent written and performed by Pat Kinevane. Winner of Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 and Argus Angel at Brighton Festival 2012. Silent is currently wowing audiences on its extensive Irish touring and internationally in Europe and the USA.
On Tuesday October 22 at 8pm, Beoure Productions present Maybe the Night by Impac award winner Kevin Barry. A short, darkly humorous conversation between father and son as they attempt to face the day and deal with the terrors of the night! Starring John Olohan and Pat Ryan. Directed by Joan Sheehy. Running Time – 30 mins. Tickets €8.
Bookings – 063-98727/ www.friarsgate.ie
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers training continued on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm with a very enjoyable if somewhat chilly 30km spin out to Bruff, Athlacca, Bruree and home to Kilmallock. Out cycling were Paul Gammell, Jerry Reidy, Declan McCarthy [and his new baby], Michelle Gammell, Sean Burchill, Jerry ‘toyboy’ Ryan, Jonathan Moloney, Ber Gammell and Ciara Heffernan. Best of luck Ciara in your new business venture, you will surely have a steady supply for the leg waxing so we hope to get a club discount. Saturday training continued with Liz Leonard, Jerry Ryan, Sean Burchill and Dave Daly out in mighty cycling conditions. Well done to all. The alternative training continued later that evening in the central bar in Bruree where there was a surprise 50th birthday for Edmund O’Reilly .Well done Maria who managed to organise the night without Ed suspecting a thing. Well done to Michelle Gammell who completed the Limerick Mini-Marathon. With so many members running and some learning to swim we might see a few triathlons completed next year. Sunday training continued with a hugely enjoyable with a flat 100km spin which included a pit stop in Supermacs in Mallow. Rumour has that club were testing a new top secret energy lollipop. The route was Killmallock, Ardpatrick, Glenanar [ flat ????] , Kilavullen, Rathduff, Mallow, Buttevant, Charleville and back to the Balbec. Out cycling were Paul Pinky Gammell, Mathew Gammell, Martin Lake, Brendan Daly, Shane O’Brien, Ber Gammell, Pat O’Donnell and Ger Lollipop Finn. Happy birthday Ger whose birthday is coming up this week. Training continues next week as normal with our usual Wednesday evening 6.30 spin, this is mainly flat cycle with a pace for everyone. Saturday at 9.30 is our all abilities beginner/improver cycle which is a great way to improve your cycling and keep the pounds off for the winter. Sunday morning training is at 8.30 with the club completing mainly flat cycles at the moment. It’s recovery time of year, after a long and successful year of touring, racing and hill climbing it’s time to recharge the batteries while keeping the base fitness level. Over training is a sure fire way to get injured, recovery along as important as training and is when muscles grow and get stronger.
At the recent AGM winter training was discussed, many good ideas were put forward and the club are looking at these options. Watch this space for more details.
Next Sunday October 20 there is an 80km sportive run by Midleton Cycling and Triathlon Club with a guest appearance by Nico Roche, this is a great chance to cycle with a grand tour stage winner. Cycle departs at 12.30 from Garryvoe Hotel which is about 8km outside Midleton. There is showers and food available after the cycle.
KILMALLOCK UTD: Under 14 girls - Holycross 2 v Kilmallock 1. n Saturday September 8 we travelled away to Holycross. We settled well into this game and were playing some good stuff but got hit with a goal. After this we decided to get stuck in and our midfield of Jasmine, Jordan, Rita and Elle pushed forward and with this we struck our goal from Jasmine to go in level at the break. After half time we tried in vain to go ahead but our forwards of Bernie, Ciara and Lucy who all worked very hard could not unlock the Holycross back line. It was backs to the wall stuff after this and Holycross pushed for the winner and with some great defending from our back line of Caoilfhionn, Shauna, Emma, Amy and Leanne. Holycross still managed to get the winnerand so it finished 2 to 1 to Holycross. Well done girls who gave it everything on the day. U12 Girls - Kilmallock 3 Knocklong 0. Great start to the season against a team we found very hard to beat last year. Knocklong started the better but the girls soon settled and Nicole broke the deadlock mid-way through the first half. This was followed shortly by a second from Emma Barrett, giving us a two goal lead at half time. We were unlucky not to go three up early in the second half when a long distance effort from Amy Fitz very nearly chipped the Knocklong keeper. Our third did come shortly afterwards from persistent work on the goal mouth from Rebecca.
Solid defensive displays from Aisling, Zoe, Claire, Amy Fitz, Emma Walsh and Leah helped our two goalies Collette and Amy O’ Neill to keep a clean sheet. On a much bigger pitch than the girls would be used to, our midfielders of Emma Barrett, Maoliosa, Sinead, Ciara, Lucy, Cara, Julia and Morgan worked tirelessly and showed some great skill. Both of our forwards Nicole and Rebecca found the net.
A great all round team performance.
U-14 County Final: Kilmallock v Mungret Sunday 6th October 2013 Throw in 5.15 pm
On Sunday, October 6th, we played the final of the U-14 hurling championship. Our opponents were Mungret and the venue was Bruff.
This was the culmination of a long season and we had trained very hard for this game. We had already played Mungret twice this season and had won on both occasions, so we were optimistic of landing the title, which Kilmallock had not won since 2001.
We lost the toss and were forced to play with a strong wind in the first half. The first exchanges in the game were even enough, although it was noticeable that Mungret were gaining a foothold around the middle of the field. It was decided to bring Dave Woulfe out from his full forward position to stem the tide. We settled again and with Gearoid Barry on top of his game at full forward, the Mungret full back line found themselves under pressure. We scored a goal from the penalty spot after Gearoid was fouled, but we never really kicked on and found ourselves leading by only 5 points at half time, on a score line of 1:7 to 0:5. At half time the lads were told to keep their heads up and keep plugging away, but on the resumption, Mungret got off to the proverbial flyer and we had to make several positional switches to get back into the game. The lads knuckled down and we again started to threaten the Mungret goals, with vital scores coming from Dave Woulfe and Liam English. This was a ding dong battle and could have gone any way. We found ourselves a point down on the stroke of full time and after great approach play from David Woulfe, he squared for Liam English to bat the ball into the Mungret net. The celebrations on the sideline were incredible as we thought we had won the game. However, a minute and a half later Mungret broke from midfield and somehow worked the ball into the back of our net. We didn’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves and tried in vain for an equalising point. We had committed players forward in the cause of this equaliser, leaving gaps behind us which Mungret exploited and scored again with another breakaway goal.
This was like a dagger to the heart and we couldn’t recover. When the ref blew the full time whistle, our boys were totally devastated. Mungret were probably the better team on the day, but we had come agonisingly close to victory.
This bunch of boys are totally dedicated to Kilmallock hurling, and their day will surely come. When it does, it will be appreciated even more because this heartbreak will drive them on. The mentors, Mike Houlihan, Bernie Savage, Donal Barry, John Woulfe and Jimmy Savage would like to express their appreciation to the players and their families for the dedication shown throughout the year.