KILMALLOCK CAMOGIE: Thank you to everyone who registered for this year’s camogie teams. Training sessions will start as follows: U6-U8 Saturday March 2, U10 Saturday March 23, U12 Saturday March 9, U14 Saturday February 16 and U16 Saturday March 9. Texts will be sent out with times. We will be holding another registration evening on Wednesday 20th February from 8pm at the GAA complex for anyone who still needs to register.
HOPE FOUNDATION CHARITY TEAM TABLE QUIZ: Grainne O’Mahony is heading off to Calcutta as part of the Hope Foundation charity team. Her family and friends are holding a fundraising table quiz in Flanagan’s Bar, Kilmallock on Saturday, February 16 at 8.30pm to raise much needed funds for this worthy cause. Your support would be most welcome. If you would like further details or cannot attend the table quiz but would like to support Grainne you can ring Grainne’s mother Kathleen on 087-7584116. Best wishes Grainne!
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Special Event – Silent Movie with live music - On Sunday February 17 @ 3pm, Friars’ Gate will screen Safety Last (1923). Starring Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis, Safety Last is a silent movie with live music performed by pianist Morgan Cooke and is perhaps Lloyd’s most famous feature. A riotous adventure of laughs, stunts and action, it includes the iconic film moment where Lloyd dangles off the face of a clock high above a busy street. Presented in association with Access Cinema and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013. Tickets €6. Family tickets available. Open Mic Night - Chapter and Verse - Our first Open Mic night of 2013 takes place on Friday February 22 @ 8pm. Join us for an eclectic mix of writings. Budding and established writers are invited to share their work in a relaxed atmosphere. Just want to listen? Sit back and enjoy an evening with a difference. Pieces should be no longer than 5-7mins. Admission Free. Isla Grant Isla Grant makes her first visit to Friars’ Gate on Sunday March 3 @ 8pm Isla’s interaction with her audience and the atmosphere at her live shows is a joy to behold and as always the show will feature a guest spot by her husband Al. Tickets €25. www.friarsgate.ie/063-98727
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. Thursday February 14 is the Citizens Information Centre Financial night which takes place from 8 – 9pm. The Active Age Club will continue with their activities this Thursday February 14 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm – 10.30pm and all are welcome. On Friday February 15 the Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Monday February 18 is Counselling Service from 10am – 4.30pm. On Tuesday February 19, the Tuesday Club meet from 10.30am until 12 noon. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: Friday night saw the committee meeting to commence finalising some of the finer points for this years ‘HUB TOUR’ which will take place on Sunday April 14, 2013 at 9am in Kilmallock. We will be opening online registration very soon at www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com but we will let you know the moment this is open. We encourage people to register online is this can be the easier option but once again registration will be available on Saturday 13 April or on the morning of the event. Last year’s Hub Tour saw a fantastic crowd on the day with numbers well up on the previous year. Once again a very busy weekend on the road for our members. Time Trials were first up on Saturday morning with Austin Sheedy and Will Whelan putting in some excellent times at a very early stage in the season. We also had an elite group out on Saturday morning clocking up more miles at a hectic pace. On Sunday morning Planet Tri Tour of Lough Derg tempted some members while other enjoyed a leisurely Club Spin where the craic, as always, was mighty. If you would like to become a member then please contact us at www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com or on our Facebook page, we have a pace for everyone and no-one gets left behind.
KILMALLOCK UTD: Under 17 Boys - Kilmallock 2 Star Rovers 1
This talented team bagged a deserved three points following an impressive performance against a resolute Star team. On the mark for us were Killian Hayes and Paudie Sheedy with two expertly taken goals. Well done lads.
Junior B team just miss out after great comeback - Shelbourne 3 Kilmallock B 2
A poor first half showing was our downfall as we somehow found ourselves three down at the break despite being on top in the early exchanges. Things improved in the second period and Stephen Quirke notched a great goal following some superb play from Dan Clery. Five minutes later Tony Keane saw the keeper deny him a goal as he dived full length to tip his goalbound shot out for a corner. With minutes remaining we were awarded a penalty when Anthony Burchill had a shot handled by the home defender and Thomas Bowers stepped up to coolly slot the penalty home.
Girls Under 16 - Kilmallock 1 Bruff 0
This was a keenly contested local derby with both teams giving their all in pursuit of valuable league points. We started strongly with the dynamic central midfield pairing of Erin Jacobsen and Niamh O’Mahony driving the team forward at every opportunity. This led to a number of chances being created for our pacy strikeforce combination of Brona Mulcahy and Kelly Walsh but they found the Bruff netminder in sensational form as time and again she made a string of outstanding saves to deny us the opening goal. Bruff did manage to break through on a number of occasions and forced a number of corners but this was all ably dealt with by our defence who were expertly marshalled on the day by the outstanding Aine Sheehy along with her defensive line of Eadaoin Connery, Orla Daly and young Jasmine O’Doherty who all provided great protection to Misha Noonan in goal. The vital breakthrough came fifteen minutes into the second half when good play from Triona Reidy and Jodie O’Gorman forced a corner and the resultant inswinging corner from Erin Jacobsen was superbly met by Eabha Barry who timed her run to perfection to rifle a superbshot to the net. Bruff piled forward in search of an equaliser and we almost snatched a second following some good counter attacking but once again we found the keeper hard to beat as she pulled off a string of fine saves to deny Orla McCarthy, Brona Mulachy and Kelly Walsh in the closing minutes.
Kilmallock Squad: Misha Noonan, Jasmine O’Doherty, Orla Daly, Aine Sheehy, Eadaoin Connery, Jodie O’Gorman, Eabha Barry, Erin Jacobsen, Niamh O’Mahony, Kelly Walsh, Brona Mulachy, Triona Reidy, Orla McCarthy
Kilmallock U15 Boys draw in Herbertstown - A Paudie Sheedy goal had us on top for most of this game but the hosts fought back to level near the end to deny us maximum points in what was an excellent game of soccer.
Boys U11 Kilmallock 10 Croom 1: Kilmallock started well in the game with a couple of shots on target but conceded an early goal and went down 1 after 5 minutes. They equalized within 3 minutes after Conor Hanley crossed a super ball in across the box and Roger Cleary stuck it in the corner. 5 minutes later, the ball dropped in front of Kevin Sheedy and he volleyed the ball straight over the keepers head giving him no chance. Next up came Conor Hanley who put the home team up 3-1 with a shot to the corner of the goals. The Croom keeper came out to the sideline to clear a ball and only got it to Sean Daly who shot from a few yards from the halfway line and scored Kilmallocks 4th. Derek Sheedy was next to score with a cracking shot from inside the box giving the keeper no chance. Conor Hanley stepped up again and scored his second of the half, leaving the score 6-1 at half time.
The second half began with a super shot from Conor Hanley into the top corner, rattling the goals. Derek Sheedy was brought down in the box and was awarded a penalty which he scored himself, his 2nd of the match. Another super strike from Conor from outside the box made the score 9-1. Enda Sheedy stepped up next and carried the ball from outside the box around two defenders before taking his shot making it 10-1. Full time whistle went so finished 10-1. Our back 4 Colm Hayes, TJ Hanley, Owen Sheerin and Sean Hamm left nothing get past them. Kilmallock dominated the game from start to finish with a super performance from everyone on the field so can’t pick any 1 or 2. Team: Sean Hamm, Colm Hayes, Owen Sheerin, TJ Hanley, Sean Daly, Enda Sheedy, Kevin Sheedy, Derek Sheedy, Roger Cleary and Conor Hanley.
U13 Boys - St Davids 4 Kilmallock 2: The U13s were unlucky to lose in a cup game away to St Davids on Saturday morning. The St Davids pitch was unplayable so the game was moved to a field that was in terrible condition and could only be described as a ploughed field.
St Davids started very strongly and created some great chances in the first ten minutes but were kept out by Conal Houlihan, Shane Enright, Dylan O Brien, Luke Brazill and some good saves from David O Sullivan. St Davids went in front on 12 minutes with a penalty which was well struck. Kilmallock reacted well and dominated the rest of the half with Paudie O Connor and Sean Barrett getting on top in midfield. Thomas O Shea and Cillian Keane created couple of chances before Shane Enright scored from a Sean Barrett corner after a goalmouth scramble. Kilmallock fired over the bar and hit the post in the last minutes of the first half but the game was 1-1 at half time. Both sides started well in the second half but after 5 minutes a harmless long range shot from St Davids took a bad bounce off the ploughed up turf and past the keeper to give them the lead. Kilmallock conceded another from long range when the ball slipped from the keepers hands into the net, 3-1 to St Davids. They got their 4th when a back pass was left short and he forward nipped in to give the keeper no chance. To their credit the boys rallied again and got their second when Sean Barrett fired a free kick to the net late on. A good win for St Davids but a good performance from the Kilmallock lads none the less.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers kicked off the season with the very enjoyable Planet-tri 100km tour around Lough Derg, there was a controlled pace for the first half with the pace hotting up after that, some top cyclists were taking part including Sean Kelly and Paidi O’Brein but the club weren’t out of place with the pace hitting a very hot 65km an hour on the flat at times. Unfortunately Pauls pretty pink camera didn’t finish the trip and after being through many tours it is at last beyond repair. On tour were Paul Gammell, Gerry Ryan, Sean Burchill, Owen Tobin, John Carey, Willie McCarthy, Mike Sexton, Sam Hand and Jimmy Lillis. Training continued this week with Spinning Tuesday and Friday , our crusade against the Christmas turkey continues and this week we included Pilates on Thursday in Fit4life gym in Kilmallock. The term chicken squat has many of us muttering under our breaths but most of us are feeling the benefits. While our club was doing us proud in Killaloe Sunday training continued , We had two groups this week with the first group taking to the mountains, Kilmallock, Glenanar, Kildollery, Mitchelstown, Ballylanders, Knocklong and back to Kilmallock covering about 90KM. The second group headed for Ardpatrick, Kilfinane, Knocklong,Hospital, Ballyneety, Bruff and back to Kilmallock covering 65KM with a well needed coffee stop in Ballyneety. Out training this Sunday were Ger O Connell, Brendan Daly, Archie Gammell, Michael Gammell, Jerry Herbert, Gary Tierney, Stephen Finn, Brendan Houlihan, Eugene Manton, Donal Kelly, Pat O Donnell, Martin Lake, Robert Shanahan, Simon Dagg, Jonathan Moloney, Ger Reidy, Mike Mead, Diarmuid McCarthy and Joe Carroll. Training continues this week with spinning Tuesday and Friday. Saturday is the day for our beginners/improvers cycle which starts at 9.30 and our Sunday cycling continues at 8.30. as with all our cycles there is a group and pace to suit everyone and as with our cycles we depart from the car park beside Kilmallock cycles.
ATTENTION KILMALLOCK LADY FOOTBALLERS: Knockainey Ladies Football are currently looking for u8s up to u16 coaches. We have almost 80 girls registered with the club and it is important that the club continues. We would like anybody with an interest to please contact our chairperson, Noel Ryan on 087 7590096 or Carole Cleary on 086 3705219 for further details to ensure that Knockainey Ladies Football has a future.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its February meeting on Thursday February 21 @ 7pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Rachael O’Grady who will speak about fruit trees. With the new growing season starting to get into gear this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be a small piece about potatoes with the emphasis be on taste, disease resistance etc. GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables. More information from www.giyireland.com.
BALLYHOURA DEVELOPMENT: Ballyhoura Development will run a 6 week Start your own Business course for individuals who have a business idea, are in business, or who have just started up a business and for “Back to work Enterprise allowance” participants, commencing on Wednesday March 6, from 10:00am to 3:00pm for 6 consecutive Wednesdays until April 10 at the E Charleville premises on Bakers Road, Charleville
Contact John Hassett Enterprise Officer Ballyhoura Development, Kilfinane, Co Limerick. 063 91300 / 087 6555260
GAELSCOIL agus CAMPA GAEILGE FOR GLEANN RUA: The school community of Glenroe National School – staff, pupils, parents, management and the wider community is embarking on a new and exciting venture in September 2013 to launch Gaelscoil Mhuire, Ghleann Rua. Ghleann Rua is the perfect setting for our school. It is rural but easily accessible being centrally located close to Kilfinane, Kilmallock, Ballylanders and Kildorrery. The parents committee are organising a “Campa Ghaeilge “which will take place during the Easter school holidays from Tuesday April 2 to Thursday April 4. The “Campa” will begin at 10:30am and conclude at 2:00pm each day. Activities will include, Art, Sport, Music, Cookery, Quiz and an Easter Egg Hunt. Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are strictly limited. We invite prospective pupils and those who have a keen interest in the Gaelscoil to enrol for the Campa with a €5 registration fee. For more information or to book your child’s place contact Nicola on 086 827 5944 or Helen on 087 243 6972.
Anyone interested in getting more information on the Gaelscoil contact Principal Michael Dennehy on 063 86080 during school hours.