Kilfinane Nov 2

Anniversary Mass: Saturday 26 October 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Mary O’Connell (Late High Street & Glenroe)

Anniversary Mass: Saturday 26 October 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Mary O’Connell (Late High Street & Glenroe)

Remembrance Mass : Sunday 27 October 11am : Mary O’Neill (Bruff) mother of Shirley Fitzgerald, who died recently

Anniversaries: Kitty Tobin, (Lower Main Street) Ollie Hayes (Barrack Street).

SPECIAL MASS FOR HOLY SOULS ON THIS SATURDAY : A Special Mass will be celebrated on this Saturday 2 November at 6.30pm. to remember the souls of the departed, and for the souls of parishioners of Kilfnane who died during the past year. Family friends and neighbours will be welcome to the Mass. Families are requested to hand in a photograph of their loved one to the Sacristy in advance of this Mass. The Photograph will be displayed before the altar for the month of November with a special candle beside it.

PRAYERS at CEMETERY ON THIS SUNDAY : Special Prayers will be said at the Cemetery on this Sunday 3 November immediately after 11am Mass. Please let your friends and neighbours know that these are being recited for the Holy Souls.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS : Congratulations and Best Wishes to the following who celebrated Birthdays recently, Aongus Leane Jnr. (Forest View) on Saturday 26 October, Josh Slattery (Chapel Street) who celebrates his Birthday on Thursday 31 October.

SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY: The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on Saturday 14 December at Kilfinane Education Centre. Anyone who wishes to attend please give your name to any of the following : Alice Carroll, Alice Hennessy, Ger Carey, Marie O’Connor or Sr. Patricia. All Senior Citizens of Kilfinane are invited the committee need to know the names of those interested as numbers are required for catering purposes.

KILFINANE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Photographs Wanted - At a committee meeting of Kilfinane Photographic Society held on Thursday night last, it was decided the Pictorial Memories of Kilfinane Volume 2 will be published in late 2014. There is a very limited number of Volume 1 still available and the response to the publication has met with very high acclaim from near and far and sales have exceeded expectations. Anyone who have Photographs that they wish to have considered for inclusion in Volume 2 can hand them to Committee members or contact 087) 6799064, all Photographs will be returned when scanned. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 18 November at 8pm in McCarthy’s Lounge.

KILFINANE BRIDGE CLUB : Results from Monday, October 21: 1 Mary Ita & Freddie Ward; 2. Betty Hurley & Mary Murphy and 3. Teresa Flynn & Kathleen Fox.

THANK YOU FROM KILFINANE RED CROSS : Over the past two weekends the local Red Cross Branch held two fundraisers, on weekend 19/20 October they held their Church Gate Collection where there was a very good response, while on Friday night last 25 October they held their Annual Table Quiz at The Mill Bar, a total of ten teams participated and one hundred questions that were asked by Quiz master Paddy Ryan, after a very close contest, Pat McGrath and his team emerged winners. The proceeds from the Table Quiz will go towards the provision of a second Defibrillator in the town, which will be located at Scoil Pol. Kilfinane Red Cross would like to Thank all who supported the Church Gate Collection and Table Quiz by their participation, those who gave donations, and sponsored prizes for the Raffle and those who supported the raffle.

SCOIL FHIONAIN FUNDRAISER : There will be a collection of unwanted textiles, (clothes, shoes, hats, belts, but NO duvets, bedding, pillows, curtains or towels) in Scoil Fhionain between next Monday 4 and Friday 8 November in aid of school funds. The school will receive 60c per kilo and 10% of money raised will be given to Lauralynn House by Bag2school. You may drive into the main door of the hall, which will be open to receive donations at the following times: 9.30am to 10.15am and 3pm to 3.45pm each day. If you have any difficulties please ring Carmel at (063) 91326. We ask that you all adhere to these times in the interest of children’s safety. A reminder also that our annual Cake Sale will take place on FridayNovember 15 . Last year we had a most successful bric-a-brac raffle and would like to continue with it this year. When you are sorting through your unwanted clothing, perhaps you could put aside any toys, bags, ornaments, teddies, jewellery etc. Bric-a-brac items may be brought to the school after the Halloween break. Thank you for your continued support generosity and help.

JUNIOR HURLERS SUFFER DEFEAT IN COUNTY SEMI FINAL: On Saturday last 26 October last Blackrock played Templeglantine in Ballyagran in the Semi Final of the County Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship, the game which was a repeat of the Co. League Final played earlier this year in which Templeglantine were one point winners, saw the West Champions proved too good on the day to score a very comfortable win by 5.15 to 2.12, it is said goals win game and Templeglantine proved this beyond doubt in this particular one even though Blackrock did score two very late goals, but this only put a better look on the scoreboard. The winners led from start to finish after they opened the scoring with a point, and led at the interval by 2.08 to 0.08 after hitting ten wide’s from scoring positions from play and frees. The Blackrock scores in the opening half came from Pat Heffernan (0.04f), Adrian Cooke (0.02) who had played in the Co Minor ‘B’ Football Championship final earlier in the day, Kenneth Douglas (0.01), and Ben Soundy (0.01).

The early stages of the second half saw Blackrock aided by the breeze, score two early points from Brian O’Shaughnessy who was introduced at the interval, and David Healy to reduce the deficit to four points but Templeglantine hit back with a brace of goals to put the issue beyond doubt, followed by two points from play and had a goal disallowed, while Blackrock had a free pointed by Pat Heffernan, the winners replied with a goal and a pointed free to put five goals between the sides as some of the crowd were heading to the gate. Blackrock did have two late goals, Mike Roche found the net from a long range free, while Pat Heffernan flicked a shot to the net before David Healy scored a point to leave eight points between the sides at the final whistle, in a game where Blackrock found it hard to score from play where only 1.04 came from play from their starting forward line while Templeglantine were always able to score when needed as well as hitting a dozen wide’s Blackrock team and scorers : James McGrath, Eoin Quinn, T G Ryan, Tony Sheerin, Josh Slattery, Vincent Herbert (Capt), Mike Roche (1.0f), Eddie O’Keeffe, David Healy (0.02.), Ben Sound (0.01). Kenneth Douglas (0.01), Adrian Cooke (0.02), James Heffernan, Pat Heffernan, (1.05, 5f) Brian Coughlan. Subs Brian O’Shaughnessy (0.01) for B.Coughlan, Paudie Lawlor for J. Heffernan, Eamon Coughlan for T. Sheerin, Shane Shanahan for A. Cooke, Richard Fitzgerald for B. Soundy.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS : The Salesian Sisters in Limerick are looking for people to collect used postage stamps, they require them for missionary work and they ask people to leave the stamp on the envelope top, anyone with stamps may leave them with Chris Gleeson, Main Street who will hand them over to the sisters.

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : Fantastic Results in Dublin Marathon. Well done to all who took part in the Dublin Marathon and a big thumbs up to the 6 hardy Kilfinane AC runners who all had fantastic runs. Joe O’ Brien added his name to the growing list of club sub 3 hour finishers with a very impressive 2:56:37. Gary Egan continues to impress with a fantastic PB time of 3:01:03. Seamus Hourigan ran an excellent PB finishing in 3:09:42 some 10 minutes quicker than his previous best. Iron Mike McCauliffe put an injury riddled season behind him with a fantastic time of 3:22:59. Indeed the fantastic times posted owe a lot to the group training runs in Dromin where Mike has put the lads through their paces over the last few months. Great to see all the hard work paying off. Well done to Tina Hayes and Anne Daly on completing their first marathon. Both ladies have gone from 5k to marathon distance since joining the club this year and can be very proud of their latest achievement. Anne completed the course in 4:58:24 and Tina in 5:11:25.

Upcoming Championship Races

If anyone is interested in competing in any of the following Championship events please contact one of the club officers

Saturday 2 November Limerick County Indoor at Nenagh Olympic Stadium

Sunday 24 November Senior XC Tournafulla

Sunday 1 December Munster Masters Cross Country Championships : Venue to be decided.

Sunday December 15 National Novice Cross Country Championships: Waterford Sports Centre.

Other Upcoming Races

Each Saturday (9:30am) Macroom Castle Demense 5k Park Run . Pre Registration necessary

Sun 3 Nov (11am) Cork BHAA HSE 4 mile road race

Sat 9 Nov (2pm) Shanagolden 5 mile road race

Sun 10 Nov (9:30am)...Great Railway Run...10k & 25k

Sun 17 Nov (11am) Cork BHAA Mount Oval 6 mile road race

Sun 26 Jan Dungarvan 10 Mile

KILFINANE DATES FOR THE DIARY :

Saturday November 2: Vigil Mass at St Andrew’s Church at 6.30pm. Special Mass to remember the souls of the departed and for those parishioners who died during the past year.

Saturday 2 /Sunday 3 November: Kilfinane Christmas Club Church Gate Collection.

Sunday 3 November: Prayers for The Holy Souls at Cemetery immediately after 11am Mass.

Monday 4 to Friday 8 November: Scoil Fhionain, Unwanted Textiles Collection each day 9.30am to 1.15am and 3pm to 3.45pm.