THE BATTLE FOR KILMALLOCK: Free Heritage Week Lecture ; The Civil War in County Limerick At 7.30 pm on Friday August 23 Dr. John O’Callaghan author of “The Battle for Kilmallock” will give a free public lecture on the Civil War in County Limerick. The lecture will include details and photographs of the conflict in the county including “The Battle for Kilmallock” which occurred in July / August 1922. The event is being organised as part of this years National Heritage Week celebrations and will be held in Desmond Hall castle, Newcastle west. Admission is free and all are welcome. Phone 06977408 for more details.
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: RÁS Cill Mocheallog – preparations are well under way for the resurrection of a road race in Kilmallock, it has been over 20 years since it was last held and the committee are very busy in the organisation stages. The routes are set and those along with all other information can can be found on our website.
Massive well done to club member Brian Quigley who came fourth in the Black Rose GP A4 in Menlough County Galwy, brilliant stuff Brian.
CLUB SPINS - Our club spins continue every week with plenty cycles to choose from with our Sunday morning cycle that leaves the neodata car park at 9am with two groups and a beginner group to choose from with a prearranged speed and distance there is sure to be a group to suit you. Our Wednesday evening beginner group leaves the neodata car park at 7pm this is a leisurely cycle your speed is our speed this group is going from strength to strength with new faces turning up on a regular basis. We also have a Tuesday and Thursday group that leaves the neodata car park at 7pm these groups are for the stronger cyclists and is a much faster group over a longer distance. So why wait log onto our website www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and get all our contact details there or just turn up to one of the spins and become part of our ever growing numbers.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Award Winning Comedy – Auditions, Zoe’s Auditions
On Friday August 23, Friars’ Gate will host the crowd pleasing Auditions, Zoe’ Auditions written and performed by Suzanna Geraghty. This hilarious, touching tale of lovable Zoe, a back stage worker who dreams of landing an acting job. Her senile, over the hill agent sends her on assortment of inappropriate auditions ranging from “Riverdance” to “Spiderman, to being shot of cannon for a touring circus. As she get farther and farther from the job, Zoe just might be getting closer to herself. In 2012 Susannah was invited to return to New York to feature in the Encore Group of Most Outstanding show at the United Solo Theatre Fest. The show sold- out, received standing ovations and a Best Seller Rating. The show was also chosen to represent the best of Irish theatre at the first Irish Fest in New York, 2012. The show was also winner of the Audience Favorite Show selected from 77 shows from 11 countries. United Solo Theatre Fest –The biggest solo theatre fest in the world, New York , 2011. Don’t miss this comically uplifting, fun night out.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: SWW Heading to Waterford.
Next Sunday August 25, a large contingent of club members will head to the seventh Sean Kelly An Post Series Tour of Waterford. This tough event attracts cyclists from all over Ireland in huge numbers. The 100Km Kelly Heritage Route starts at 9 am and the 160Km Kelly Comeragh Challenge which includes four challenging climbs, Tickincor, Powers the Pot, Mahon Falls & Mama Road starts at 8:15 am. Training: Wednesday night training took on a different challenge from the norm when the “Lacca” was thrown in for good measure with Ballyshonak and Ballyorgan before heading back to Kilmallock .Well done to those who went up this 1 km wall for the first time. Up for the challenge were Mathew Gammell, Brendan Houlihan, Paul Gammell, Ann Marie McCarthy, Ed O’ Reilly, Gerry Reidy, Declan McCarthy, Garry Tierney, Jerry Ryan ,Joe Carroll & Michael Gammell. Saturday and Sunday training was disrupted somewhat with some cyclist heading out at different times, trying to get some training in before heading to Croker on Sunday. Saturday morning 9:30 spin Jerry Ryan and Liz Leonard put a few Km under their belt. Saturday afternoon Owen Tobin & Pat O’ Donnell done the 90km Mass Rock loop. Sunday morning training was attended by Michael Gammell, Mathew Gammell, Dave Walsh and Ger O’ Connell. The route was Glenanar, Ballyshonak, Ballyorgan, Ballintuber turn in Ballylanders and back over the same hills again. Well done to Brendan Daly who competed in the Gaelforce West challenge on Saturday. This extremely challenging event includes 21km running over rough terrain, 45 Km of cycling (Some off road) and a 1 Km Kayak starting in Glassilaun Beach and back to Westport Quay via Croagh Patrick. Hats off to Brendan who was among the first 20 % home of 1,400 participants. Training club cycles continue on Wednesday at 6.30, Saturday morning at 9.30 and if you are not going to Waterford ,Sunday morning at 8.30.
The club would like to remind all cyclists for the Wednesday evening spin to dust down those lights and reflectors as the evenings are starting to close in.
CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: Cliona’s Foundation Cycle, now in its sixth year will take place on Saturday August 31 leaving from the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur. With three routes this year including an 8km for family and funsters (fee €25.00), the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route (fee €30.00) and a less arduous 40km route (€30.00) for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Registration online at www.eventmaster.ie. Sponsorship cards available from Cliona’s Foundation 087 - 188 7700. Pencil the date into your diary !