LOTTO: The Kilcornan Lotto results for January 4.There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dip winners were Debra Histon, Tony McDonagh, Rocco Dalati, Nicola and Josie Dolan. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,200.00.
CHURCH NEWS: The Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday January 11 are Mary O’Neill and Margaret O’Leary. The Minister of the Word is Margaret O’Leary.
Eucharist Ministers for Sunday January 12 are Helen Meade and Nora Murphy. Minister of the Word is Helen Meade.
SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Jim Downes and family on the recent death of his wife Maura ( nee Ryan) of Cragreagh, Kilcornan, formerly of Brooke Hall, Pallasgreen.
She is survived and sadly missed by husband Jim, son Con, daughters Anne and Siobhán, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, many friends and neighbours.
Requiem Mass was celebrated by her neighbour Canon Tony O’Keeffe and Fr. Ml. Irwin, Kilcornan, in St John the Baptist Church on Saturday last.Cremation later in Ringaskiddy.
May she rest in peace.
CHRISTENING: Congratulations to Amy McCarthy who was Christened in Kilcornan Church recently and to her parents Norma McCarthy and Pat Kenrick. Very best wises to them.
SOCCER CLUB: Kilcornan Soccer Club held its Annual Charity day on New Year’s Day, probably the most successful since it was inaugurated many years ago. The new all weather astro turf was a major factor in its success. The proceeds this year are being kept local and will be presented to the organisers of the senior citizens party to help cover their costs.Well done to all concerned.
SET DANCING: Set dancing will resume at 8.30pm next Monday evening January 13 in Kilcornan House.Beginners and advanced welcome. Dancing from 8.30 to 10.30. Good fun, healthy exercise and you can have a laugh while learning the steps.
THE SUMMIT: There was a big local interest in the documentary ‘’The Summit’’ shown on RTE on Monday evening. The central theme of the documentary was based on Kilcornan man Ger McDonnell when he became the only Irish person to conquer K2 in 2008. Unfortunately the entire expedition turned to disaster when eleven climbers lost their lives on the descent. Ger was one of those, however, it is clear from the documentary that he died while trying to save some of his fellow climbers. Ger will always be remembered in Kilcornan for his achievements on the mountains. The clip of film which shows Ger pucking a sliotar with a hurley off the summit of Mount Everest is an archive to be treasured.
We remembered Ger here in Kilcornan during 2013 when Niall Quinn officially opened our all weather pitch and named it Ger McDonnell Memorial Park.