KILBEHENNY WEEKLY BINGO: €20: Patricia Nugent, K. Nolan, Shania Rice, Breda O’Gorman, Margaret Hannigan, Christy Roche, June Byrne, Mrs. O’Shea, divide; Kathleen Kilmartin and Ann Piggott. €30: Tess Casey. €40: Pat Lawton, Mary Leonard, Bernie Molan, S. Nolan, Betty Relihan, Christy Roche, Ann Piggott and Ann Gardiner. €50: Kathleen Walsh. €100: Shania Rice. Sheets €30 divide: Mary Coleman and Helen Martin. €100 divide: Tess Casey and Kay O’Gorman. Raffle: 1st prize €30: S. Nolan. 2nd prize: €20: C. Prendergast and 3rd prize: €10: Helen Martin. Monthly sheets €100: Ann Piggott and €250: M & G Murphy. Free books: Large – Mary McCarthy and small – Mary O’Dwyer. Bingo every Sunday night in Kilbehenny at 8.30pm. Bingo proceeds go to the Community Centre and your support would be greatly appreciated.
DRAMA: On Saturday last Anglesboro Drama Group held a very successful workshop training day with a very good attendance. Our instructors were Belinda and Dave from Enniskeane in West Cork. Belinda gave a very comprehensive aspect into all aspects of acting and stage work and gave some very useful tips on it. Dave concentrated largely on set building and had those interested in set building enthralled with his expertise and knowledge and some very useful tricks of the trade to make set building some much more enhanced. He had all members at work making a model of the stage as a first step in set design. At the end of a very successful day, everyone agreed that this course will surely have been worthwhile. All are now looking forward to next Saturday nights performance in Anglesboro Community Hall by Shoestring Theatre Company of “A night in November” The play will commence at 8.40pm. Patrons attending who wish to avail of mass in nearby St. Patrick’s Church can do so at 8.00. Admission to the play for adults is €8.00 and €3.00 for children. Tickets can be pre-booked on the ticket line (087) 3977345. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds go towards Galtee Gaels G.A.A Club. Please note the Youth Drama Group will present their production on Friday and Saturday 3rd and 4th of January 2014. The Adult Group will present their production in March 2014.
G.A.A: It was a quite busy time for Galtee Gaels at present. Fresh from their great South Limerick win over Ballylanders on Sunday last, it was off to Knocklong in Tuesday night to play Ahane in the County Quarter Final. In a very fast and exciting game of football, Gaels emerged victorious on the score of Galtee Gaels 1-9 to Ahane 0-8. The goal coming from a speculative shot from Conor Morriarty, who was introduced as a substitute mid way thought the second half was spectacular. Conor only recently returned from Australia. They will now face West Limerick companions Glin in Ballyagran on this Saturday with a 4pm throw in. Supporters travelling to Ballyagran will have the opportunity of seeing Ballylanders Ladies Footballers take on Na Gael from Tralee in the Munster Junior Ladies Football Final, which takes place in Kilmallock, with a 1.45 pm throw in. Eight members of the Ballylanders panel learned their early football in Galtee Gaels. Patrick Cronin from Anglesboro is a selector with them and Galtee Gaels centre back Chris Gallahue is their physical trainer. Both parish school teams were in action in finals during the past week, with mixed results. Kilbehenny were unlucky to be beaten in the “A” Final going under to a much stronger Glenbrohane team, while Anglesboro overcame a fancied Martinstown team in the “B” Final on the score of Anglesboro 4-10 to Martinstown 3-7. There were scenes of great joy as the trophy was presented to winning captain Padraig Cronin by Pat O’Dwyer. Hopefully all involved will keep up their great work for Gaelic games in the U-16 final. Galtee Gaels U-16 team were beaten by a very strong Mountcollins team in the replay of the County Final at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Sunday last. This was a very exciting game of football with some excellent play from both sides. Gaels were handicapped by the loss of Eamonn Kelly, who sustained a serious hand injury in a schools hurling match on Friday. All at the Club would like to send him best wishes.
AOIBHE MULLINS FUN DAY: Eight year old Aoibhe Mullins, who is in third class and from Kilbehenny recently had her hair cut and generously donated it to the Rapunzel Foundation. The Rapunzel Foundation is a charitable organisation who make and supply wigs to sick children and they work to improve the lives of those living with hair loss. One day she was in Limerick with her Mam and saw a young child of her own age group who was bald. They were undergoing treatment from cancer. It struck her so much that she decided to chop her gorgeous long hair and donate it to charity. Aoibhe’s mother Biddy is 100% behind her big hearted daughter’s decision and admires her for her kindness and strength in taking this stance. Biddy is aware of hospice care as she had a friend who died at age 19 from cancer and she also knew the late Councillor John Gallahue – after whom the Drive to Survive massive campaign was founded. On Sunday 13th October Aoibhe had a very successful family fun day at Kilbehenny Community Centre. Well done Aoibhe, Biddy and all the family. You are an inspiration to all.
KILBEHENNY CYCLING CLUB: “Oh what a night” – Saturday night last was a night to remember for Kilbehenny Cycling Club. “The Gathering” was held in Dan Casey’s – but not Dan Casey’s as patrons are used to it. The pub became a 5 star venue for the evening. The entire bar was transformed and dressed in beautifully laid out tables, with China to the fingertips to dine with. The atmosphere was that of a fine hotel with beautiful piano music to enhance the ambience as people entered. The food served was high class. There were over 70 people seated for the event. All this, was thanks to Mary at Dan Casey’s and her team of highly professional waiters, waitresses and cooks. There was one waiter, hmmmmmm “Manuel”, he was a charmer, well dressed, chefs hat, good communication skills, in high demand, maybe a wee bit “wobbly” but other than that, he would be good to hire – he would be a definite number one “Fan”. Music on the night was provided by “Anton” and accompanied by beautiful singers and musicians. Overall, it was a great night and it ticked all the boxes, thanks to Mary at Dan Casey’s and her team, Anton and his team and of course the members of the Club who really pulled out all the stops to make this event special (especially our secretary Eileen) and thanks to all who gave spot prizes and to Mary for a absolutely stunning designed cake which she donated to the Club. The Club continues to grow in many ways and has so much to offer, new concepts on participation and involvement, new cycle routes, training for long charity events, the list goes on. There will be no scaling down this winter and the Club intends to continue with the Sunday morning cycles – unless frost and bad weather prevent it. There will be updates on spinning classes etc in the coming weeks also. For further details on Kilbehenny Cycling Club please contact Tom at (087) 2683587. New members are always welcome – generally our routes are as follows - Group A (50-100km) Group B = (30-80) and Group C (10-30).
100TH BIRTHDAY: Best wishes to Johnny Lenihan of Anglesboro who celebrates his 100th Birthday this Wednesday. This momentous milestone was marked by having a mass in St. Patrick’s Church for Johnny. More details on this topic can be seen in next weeks Leader.