Apr 27

Carmel Ryan 087-1201

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Carmel Ryan 087-1201

KILMALLOCK BUSINESS & RETAILERS INCENTIVE SCHEME: Limerick City and County Councils has introduced a new Business & Retail Incentive Scheme in Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Rathkeale. www.lcc.ie/Community_and_Enterprise/IncentiveScheme Applications are now invited for 2013. The Business & Retail Incentive Scheme provides financial incentives to encourage new businesses to open in designated areas of Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Rathkeale. Occupiers of vacant properties are offered incentives for higher order retail and office uses. The scheme is intended to address property vacancy rates, improve streetscapes and to support the business community. The grant relief provided under the scheme for vacant property is:

KILMALLOCK BUSINESS & RETAILERS INCENTIVE SCHEME: Limerick City and County Councils has introduced a new Business & Retail Incentive Scheme in Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Rathkeale. www.lcc.ie/Community_and_Enterprise/IncentiveScheme Applications are now invited for 2013. The Business & Retail Incentive Scheme provides financial incentives to encourage new businesses to open in designated areas of Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Rathkeale. Occupiers of vacant properties are offered incentives for higher order retail and office uses. The scheme is intended to address property vacancy rates, improve streetscapes and to support the business community. The grant relief provided under the scheme for vacant property is:

Year 1 – Grant relief is based on certified fit out costs subject to a maximum of 50% of the annual rates liability.

Year 2 – Grant relief is based on original certified fit out costs (as submitted at year 1) subject to a maximum of 25% of the annual rates liability.

Limerick City and County Councils aims to ensure that any incoming business respects and enhances the multifaceted character of these county towns and encourages a diversity of uses to increase the overall attractiveness of these towns for shopping, leisure, and business purposes.

For more information on the Retail Incentive Scheme please contact Anthony Coleman, Economic Development Unit on Tel: 061-407348 Email: acoleman@limerickcoco.ie

MARY McCARTHY RIP: The death took place on March 1, of Mary McCarthy, Garriencoona North, Effin, Kilmallock. Aged 87 years, she was the third eldest of the family of the late Patrick and Margaret McCarthy and was predeceased by her brother Dan and her sisters Margaret Shearin and Sr. Elaine, Sister of Charity of St. Paul. Her funeral left her family home on Sunday March 3 where she lived on returning there to care for her mother in the late 1960s. The funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Effin was concelebrated by Fr. Tom Coughlan PP, assisted by, Fr. Donal McCarthy SCA, Pallottine House, Dundrum, Dublin (cousin), Fr. Michael Hanley PP Kilfinane, Fr. Frank O’Connor, Limerick (family friend) and Fr. Tom Ryan, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Ennis Road, Limerick. Mary is much missed by all her neighbours and friends in Effin, but especially by her sisters Kathleen and Sr. Anne, Sister of Charity of St. Paul, nephew Pat, nieces Sadie, Mary, Anna and Catherine, sister-in-law Kathleen and cousins. Sadly Mary’s brother Pat-Joe McCarthy died three weeks later on March 22. His funeral took place at St Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell on March 25 followed by burial in nearby St. Joseph’s cemetery. Leaba i measc na Naomh go raibh acu.

FEET ON THE STREET: This Friday April 26 will see runners descend on Kilmallock for the Feet on the Street Series, Kilmallock run. The run is open to over 16’s and starts at 7pm from Deebert House Hotel and registration is open from 6pm. You can register online for €7 or €10 on the night. For more information visit www.athleticslimerick.com or contact Mossie Woulfe 069-64837

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 April 25 is the Citizens Information Centre Financial night which takes place from 8 – 9pm. The Active Age Club will continue with their activities this Thursday April 25 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm – 10.30pm and all are welcome. The Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm this Friday April 26. On Monday April 29 Counselling Service continues from 10am through to 4.30pm. The Tuesday Club meet on April 30 from 10.30am to 12 noon. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.

FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: B.A.R.D.S. – How’s Your Father - On Wednesday May 1, @ 8pm the Baalbec Actively Retired Drama Society present How’s Your Father. A comedy devised by the B.A.R.D.S. set in a 1970’s rural Irish farmhouse. The play follows the fortunes of John Thomas, a domineering old farmer with a love for frolicking in the hay barn as all his family return home for his granddaughter’s wedding.

Comedy – Are there More of You? - On Thursday May 2, @ 8pm. Friars’ Gate present the comedy Are There More of You? written and performed by Alison Skilbeck. The play is a tale of four women, living utterly different lives, linked, it seems, only by a postcode, though all on the ‘verge of a nervous breakthrough’.

Film – The Sapphires - On Wednesday May 8, @ 12pm Friars’ Gate will screen the film The Sapphires as part of the Bealtaine Film Festival. Tickets €3.

www.friarsgate.ie/063-98727

KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: A very special mention to a very special club member, Juliette O’ Connell. April 2012, the exact weekend of our Hub Tour 2012, Juliette received the dreaded news that none of us want to hear, she was diagnosed with Cancer. Juliette was very active at the time and pencilling in events for the 2012 calendar so as you can image it came as a massive shock to her as well as her family and many friends. Once Juliette eventually got her head around what was going to happen over the months ahead she showed us all in KCC how determined she was to beat this. Following a very tough year for her she returned to the bike and she completed the 80km route on the recent 2013 Hub Tour. All of us here in Kilmallock Cycling Club could not be more proud of her. She knows well that at Kilmallock cycling club we were all behind her to help her along the way. So all we have to say is welcome back Juliette and here’s to a great 2013 and you are an inspiration to us all and to anyone going through what you have been through over the last twelve months.

TIMETRIALS: On Thursday night last saw the first of the Cycling Pursuits Time Trials in Patrickswell. On a wet and windy night six members of KCC took on the 18km route challenging themselves to get as fast as time was possible. Well done to Will Whelan, Austin Sheedy, Paul O’Connell, Richard Hayes, Fiona Hayes and Carmel Ryan. The TT continues tonight April 25, sign on in Patrickwell from 6pm and TT starts at 7pm, best of luck once again to all club members.

RACING: On Saturday last KCC members Joe Costello, Will Whelan, Austin Sheedy and Michael McAuliffe took part in a team time trial in the Visit Nenagh Classic 2013 and for the lads this was a new experience for them and one they really enjoyed doing a really great time they where over the moon. On Sunday the guys made the journey to Nenagh again to take on the road race Joe and Michael finished in the bunch but with Austin getting two punctures and Will breaking a chain it was not a great day for the two lads but they took it on the chin and you will get days like this where things do go wrong.

CLUB SPINS: Our club spins continue every Sunday morning at 9.am from the Neodata car park in Kilmallock so don’t delay why not join us and be part of our ever growing numbers.We also have a beginner group leaving the same meeting point on Wednsday evenings at 7.pm so come and join us on any of these spins where we will welcome you with open arms. Log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and get all our contact details there or follow us on face book and keep up to date with all that is happening in Kilmallock Cycling Club.

CILL MOCHEALLOG CLUB NA NOG: TRAINING TIMES: U-6 Thursday at 6pm, U-8 Friday at 4:45pm, U-10 Thursday at 5pm, U-12 Tuesday at 4, U-14 Friday at 3:45pm, U-16 Wednesday at 5:25pm.

U16 Football Championship Round 3 - Kilmallock 1-6 / Fr Caseys 3-6

Credit to Fr Caseys as they adapted better to awful conditions in another game dominated by wind and rain. Crucially they got a couple of goals against the wind in the first half but we could not do the same in the second.

U15 Hurling - The U15 hurlers play two matches in their group against Murroe Boher and Na Piarsaigh with the winner of the group going into a straight county final against the winner of the other side of the draw.

Feile na Gael 2013 - We are in a group “B” with St Martins Wexford, Bruff and the winners from Waterford for the Feile in July.

Fixtures - U16 Football away to Mungret Monday April 29 at 7pm.

U15 Hurling home to Na Piarsaigh Wednesday May at 6.45pm.

U12 Hurling away to Ahane Thursday April 25 at 6.45pm

U10 Hurling Blitz home on Saturday April 27. Times TBA.

KILMALLOCK CAMOGIE: U8 Camogie training this Saturday April 20 from 10.30am to 11.10am, U10 and U12 training is on from 10.30am to 11.30am and U14 is 11.00am to 1 noon. The past week saw U12’s play a great game on Friday where they won 6-1 to 0-2 against Effin followed by another match on Saturday at home to Newcastlewest where they put up a strong performance but lost 3-0 to 0-0...keep up the good work girls.

SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Congratulations to our own Robert Shanahan and Edmund O’Reilly for completing 180km charity cycle from Limerick to Blessington for the Ronald McDonald House in Crumlin Childrens Hospital. Wheely well done guys on completing this long cycle for a very worthwhile charity, you did the club proud.

Liz Leonard and Jerry Ryan took out the improvers/beginners cycle on Saturday, it was good to see that so many new and old faces dusted off the bike. This Saturday spin is the ideal way to start or get back into cycling with the pace and distance decided by you so if you fancy experiencing the joys of cycling in a group pop along and Liz, Jerry or Sean will see you right. The early Sunday spin departed at 7.30am and completed 126kms, out cycling and eating apple tart were Mike Sexton, Owen Tobin, Jerry Herbert, Paul Gammell.

The normal Sunday spin continued at 8.30am with Mark O Shea, Eugene Manton, Peggy Burke, D. Mulvihill, Liz Leonard, Ger Finn, Diarmaid McCarthy , Martin Lake and Jeremiah Curran out putting the miles on the legs for the tours that will start coming think and fast shortly. Well done Brendan Houlihan racing who was racing in Nenagh and showed some good form, keep it going Brendan. Good to see Michelle Gammell pushing the boat out by dipping her toes [sorry guys] into the triathlon scene competing in a team event. Think the racing bug is biting Michelle. Underage cycling continues this week at 6.30 in the Bruff Rugby Club with Paul and Willie, if you have a turbo bring it along but if you haven’t don’t worry we have a couple spare and will work something out for you. The Wednesday evening spins will resume this week [weather permitting] departing at 6.30 sharply. Saturday morning is our beginner/improver cycle which departs at 9.30. Sunday spins continue with a 7.30 spin which is for people trying to up the miles for the long tours and the 8.30 which will more than enough miles to get you through most tours. As with all spins we depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles. Be safe be seen.

HOST FAMILYS’ NEEDED: The Director of a Language Company for teenagers based in Dromin (www.tyeurope.com) is looking for nice families to host French, Spanish and German teenagers during the summer months, if you are interested please contact Jane O’Regan on 063-90648/087- 6576427

MILFORD HOSPICE Charity 5 Km Run/Walk: On Saturday April 27 at 7.20 pm Friends of Limerick ‘73 will hold a charity 5 Km Run/Walk in Knockane, Pallasgreen. Runners €10 and walkers €5 with all proceeds going to Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick. A special aspect is our “best of three times” team event. There is no limit to the number of participants on a team but the three lowest times will count. The team with the lowest aggregate times will be the winner. So any GAA, Family, Soccer, Rugby team can participate and make the event a bit more special. As luck would have it we are competing with the Munster Rugby Game and The Limerick Football game which commence at 5.00 pm. The Idler Bar will be showing the games should you wish to get here early. We can stall the start to 7.20 pm . We ask you to make a special effort to attend and thanking you in anticipation of your support. We look forward to seeing you on the night. Regular updates on our Facebook page.

ANYONE FOR TENNIS: Would you like to learn a new sport in an fun and relaxed environment? Hospital Tennis Club are organising tennis coaching for new players or for those who want to refresh their tennis skills. Coaching starts on Monday April 30 and continues on Tuesday May 7, Monday May 13, Monday May 20and Mon May 27. Its a great way to exercise, meet new people and learn a new sport. Please contact Mary Paul on 087-6208183 or Evelyn on 087-9904019 by Sat April 27. Club night continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30, come along and enjoy a few games of tennis and refreshments all welcome. Membership is now due, Adults €50, children €25 and Family €100. Childrens Open American Tournament will take place at the end of May, further details to follow.