KILMALLOCK SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL: The monthly meeting was held on Monday May 27. The Chairman, Michael Barry, presided. The Council send good wishes to Canon Willie Fitzmaurice on his recent illness. Nora Tobin and Maureen O’Connor reported on the May Nursing Home Visitation while Ann O’Donnell and Donie Healy will do the June Visitation. The Chiropody Clinic on June 12 will be organised by Donie Healy and Paddy Tobin.
CILL MOCHEALLOG CLUB NA NOG: C’mon Limerick! Many congrats to our own Paudie, Gavin and Graeme in that fantastic win over Tipp. It gives a huge boost to hurling in the county and really opens up the summer. Well done lads and best of luck in the Munster final.
U-12s - Our hurlers had a narrow one point win over Ahane on Thursday June 6 in a sunny Kilmallock. This is the third win in a row for the team . All the panel of players were used during the match which gave the lads a platform to display their improving skills, and test themselves against good quality opposition. Scores for Kilmallock were Conor Hanley 2-2, Killian Kean 1-0, Sean Barrett 1-0 and Shane O Brien 0-2. Next Match: Thurs 20th June 6:45 pm v Adare (Away). Training : Saturday 11 -12 . Panel : Aaron Passmore, Tadgh Hanley, Killean Keane, Conor Hanley, Kevin Sheedy, Colm Hayes, Eoin Enright, Osin Enright, Muiris Bulaeir, Sean Ham, TJ Hanley, Brian Daly, Tyreek Casey, Shane O Brien, Enda Sheedy, Jamie Todd, Kevin Casey, Killian Noonan, Stephen Daly.
U-14s - The U-14 footballers had a powerful win over Monaleen last Wednesday with some superb performances throughout the team.
U-16s - U16 Hurling and football training resumes again next Wed June19 after the exam break. On the field for 5.25 please.
Race Night - Our Club na nog race night takes place this Saturday June 15 June in Bulgaden. Entry is free and a great nights entertainment is guaranteed for all the family. Many thanks to all who have already supported us by buying horses or shares in horses. This vital fundraiser provides vital resources for all our underage teams from U-6 up to U-16.
Summer Hurling Camp - The annual summer camp for all our underage hurlers from u-6 to U-13 will again take place the week after the schools finish up for the summer from Monday July 1 - 5. Details to follow next week.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Miriam Lambert Puppeteer: On Saturday June 15@ 3pm, Miriam Lambert Puppeteer presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Miriam Lambert, from the well-known Lambert family of puppeteers, brings this classic tale to life with her unique style of puppetry. Tickets €6.
Film – John Moriarty: On Wednesday June 19 @ 8pm, Friars’ Gate will screen Dreamtime, Revisited, a “walkabout in dreamtime Ireland” inspired by the works of Irish writer, poet and philosopher; John Moriarty (1938–2007). The film weaves together contemporary and archive material, with excerpts from some of Moriarty’s key talks, in a labyrinthine invocation of what he called his “dream-vision” of Ireland. Tickets €6.
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: RACING – Paul and Austin headed to Clare on Sunday last for the Dolmen CC Ras Clar. In blistering heat Paul finished strong in the main bunch but unfortunately Austin got caught behind a crash which held up the show for all who were on the wrong side of the mishap. Every weekend the lads are out and in only their second year of racing are really doing fantastic, keep at it lads September 1st will be quick coming.
KCC TAKE ON WICKLOW 200: A massive shout out to Fiona Hayes on a fantastic achievement on Sunday last where she completed the Wicklow 200, one of the toughest tours in blistering heat, so well done Fiona. Well done to Sean, Mike and Eoin Franklin who also completed the tough climbing 200 in Wicklow, all that training is paying off boys.
KCC SUPPORT KILBEHENNY: Kilbehenny Cycling Club held a fundraising cycle on Sunday last in scorching sunshine. A really nice route which took in Christ the King where the views were spectacular. Well done to Marion O’Sullivan, Will Whelan, Joe Costello and Carmel Ryan for completing the 80km route.
TIME TRIALLING –A presentation of prizes for the Time Trial League took place in Patrickswell on Thursday evening last. Congratulations to all our club members who took part and well done to the following prizewinners: Austin Sheedy (2nd), Paul O’Connell (3rd) and Will Whelan (5th) in the Senior Category. Ger Cusack (3rd) in the Novice Category. Carmel Ryan (3rd), Juliette O’Connell (4th) and Fiona Hayes (5th) in the Ladies Category. Richard Hayes (4th) and Joe Costello (5th) in the Veteran Category.
COUNTY TT - On Thursday evening last the County TT was held in Patrickswell. Well done to all our club members who took part. The Senior Category was a clean sweep with KCC taking Gold, Silver and Bronze so congratulations to Paul O’Connell (1) Austin Sheedy (2) and Will Whelan (3). Well done to Ger Cusack on his Silver and Diarmaid Mulvahy on his Bronze in the Novice Category. Well done to Juliette O’Connell taking the Silver in the Ladies Category.
MUNSTER TT – A very big congratulations to Paul O’Connell for taking third place in this event on Saturday last. Austin and Will came in very strong 4th and 5th and well done for taking the overall Team Prize to Paul, Austin, Will and Juliette.
CLUB SPINS - Our club spins continue on a weekly basis with our Sunday spin leaving the old neodata car park in Kilmallock at 9a.m with two groups and a beginner group to choose from there is sure to be a distance and a speed to suit you. Our Wednesday evening group meeting at 7pm from the neodata car park for the beginner’s is going great with new faces turning up on a regular basis this spin is going from strength to strength with a distance and a speed based around your ability your pace is our pace so why not make the move today and come and join our ever growing numbers at KCC. We believe in helping and encouraging new people to cycle and at this time of the year it is something we focus on when out on our Wednesday and Sunday spins. Log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and get our contact details there or follow us on Facebook and keep up with all that is happening with Kilmallock Cycling Club.
KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open on Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this coming week from 10am to 2pm and on Friday from 10am – 1.30pm. There will be no Citizens Information this Thursday night due to the Kilmallock Novena. The Active Age Club will continue with their activities this Thursday June 6 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will not take place this week due to the Kilmallock Novena. The Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm this Friday June 14. The Tuesday Club meet on Tuesday June 18 from 10.30am to 12 noon. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS Southside: Wheely Wheelers training continued this week with our Wednesday evening cycle, this event continues to grow and grow with our cycle this week like a mini tour with the large numbers out cycling in numerous groups all getting in shape and having some fun at the same time. The legendary Wicklow 100 and 200 took place last weekend with a good number from the club attending. This is known as one of the toughest tours in the country with climb after climb up some of the most scenic views in sweltering conditions. Well done to all the club members who have been training hard for this event you’re a credit to the club, out cycling were Paula Cleary, Ber Gammell, Michele Gammell, John Fitzgerald who completed the 100 and Shane O ‘Brien, Paul Gammell, Pat O’ Donnell, Owen Tobin, Willie McCarthy, Mike Sexton, Brendan Houlihan, Stephen Finn, Jerry Herbert, John Carey, Donal Kelly, Ger O Connell, Michael Gammell, Mathew Gammell, Brendan Daly and Declan McCarthy completing the 200. Special thanks to Chairwoman Mary McCarthy for looking after the troops with sandwiches, water and sun cream at the food stops which helped avoid the queues, club can’t thank you enough.
Sunday training continued with the 8.30 group getting some important miles in glorious weather. Out cycling were Jerry Reidy, Joe Carroll, Martin Lake and Robert Shanahan who went to Limerick, Patrickswell, Granagh, Bruree and back to Kilmallock. Well done to Brian McCarthy who competed in the Munster time trials. While it is normally the rain and pot holes we are worried about it’s the orange ball in the sky believed to be called the Sun and melted tar that is causing most problems at the moment. Remember folks if you are heading out for a spin to throw on sun protection at least twenty minutes before heading out and hydrate before during and after your cycle. Training will continue this week with our Wednesday evening 6.30 cycle with a group,pace and sense of humour to cater for most. Saturday is beginner/improver cycle at 9.30 which is a great way to get back in the saddle and Sunday departs at 8.30 all from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles. Be safe be seen
KILMALLOCK UTD: AGM- Our AGM will take place on Friday, June 14 at 8pm in the clubhouse. Club members are invited to submit nominations for committee and motions for agenda to Joe McCormack, Club Secretary, Kilmallock Utd AFC, Ballycullane, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick by 7th June. Please note that only fully paid members are entitled to vote at the AGM. All club supporters are welcome to attend the AGM, and if interested, are encouraged to join the club/committee for the coming season.
MARTINSTOWN N.S. REUNION: Martinstown National School are holding a reunion for past pupils on July 6 2013. There will be mass offered for all deceased past pupils at 8pm in Martinstown Church followed by a gathering in the Cosy Kitchen Bar, Elton. All past pupils are welcome for a night of meeting old friends, reliving old memories, chit chat and story telling. There will also be light refreshments available on the night. If you have any old photos you would like to share, please contact Catherine Ann Moloney on 087 9487606 (Kmulcahy555@gmail.com) or Catherine Crowley on 087 8145788 (Cathod.firstname.lastname@example.org). So come along as your presence will make the night all the more enjoyable!
GROW: In Ireland (the Organisation which supports positive Mental Health) is holding an Information Morning in the Community Café, Bruff (beside the Catholic Church) on Friday June 7 from 10am to 12 noon. If you or anyone you care about is suffering from any kind of mental health issue, please come along to the Café, have a chat and a cuppa and hear about GROW in your area and how it may be able to support you through its weekly meetings. For further information, please contact GROW at 33 Henry Street, Limerick (061 318813) or visit our website, www.grow.ie.
KNOCKAINEY VILLAGE FESTIVAL: Knockainey’s Annual Village Festival takes place from Wednesday June 26 until Sunday June 30, There is something for everyone. Wednesday June 26 @ 7:30pm: Parish walk. A ramble through Knockainey, guided by a local resident. History, stories and lovely views! Refreshments and maybe a song or two afterwards in Jack Lynch’s pub at the top of the hill. Thursday June 27@ 7:30pm: Tour of St John’s Graveyard, with launch of graveyard tour leaflet. Cheese and wine reception. 9:45pm Bat walk/talk. Friday June 28@ 8pm: The Gathering concert in the Community Centre. Presented by local people, this concert takes us on a musical tour around Ireland. Music afterwards in Jacks. Saturday June 29 @ 11am: 5 and 10 km fun run/walk, starting from Community Centre. 3pm: Sports activities, including underage hurling at the Sportsfield. And at 6pm: Senior hurling match. 8:30pm: Folk the Recession at St John’s. Please seehttp://www.musiclee.ie/iartists.php?id=folktherecession for details. Sunday June 30@ 1pm: Knockainey Village Fair. All afternoon feast of music, entertainment, stalls, bouncy castles, wheel of fortune, demonstrations (cookery, hair, nails, magic!) club displays etc. Music later at Moloneys Pub.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food goes on the road for the next few months. First up is a visit to Bernie McEnery’s garden Moanwing in Rathkeale on Thursday June 20 with meeting time for the garden tour scheduled for 7pm. This is a beautiful flower garden with a small vegetable part which is very stylishly designed.. Wherever you look it holds your interest and is one not to be missed. Bernie is a well seasoned gardener and is always willing to share her knowledge. If you plan to attend and need directions please text your name to 0879918956.
On Thursday July 18 we will then pay a visit to the garden of Rachel O’Grady, Askeaton before on Thursday August 15 the visit will be to the plot of Chris Enright, Morenane. More details on these in the coming weeks.