Kilfinane Sept 14

Anniversary Mass: Saturday September 7 at 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Daniel and Josphine O’Sullivan (St. Anne’s Terrace) and deceased member of their family

Anniversary Mass: Saturday September 7 at 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Daniel and Josphine O’Sullivan (St. Anne’s Terrace) and deceased member of their family

Remembrance/Anniversaries: Patricia O’Dea (Late St. Anne’s Terrace) who died recently in Scotland) Eric Linton recently died in England, Michael and Tom Fox, John and Maura Connery (Moorestown), Tom and Mary Kennedy, Sr Paul and Sr. Joesph (Brazil) late St. Paul’s Convent.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS : Congratulations and Best Wishes to the following who celebrated their Birthdays recently. Liam McAuliffe (formerly Barrack Street) on Thursday September 5, Chelsea O’Dea (Treada na Ri) on Friday September 6 and Timmy Hanley (Lower Main Street) on Saturday September 7, Billy McAuliffe on Wednesday last September 11.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT : Kilfinane Actice Retirement Group meet every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm at Pavilion, Michael Fox Memorial Park. New members are always welcome.

ZUMBA DANCE CLASSES : Zumba Dance Classes continue every Wednesday evening in The Maple Ballroom at 8pm. You are invited to come along and be part of this very worthwhile exercise

INTERMEDIATE HURLERS SEMI FINAL: Blackrock Intermediate hurlers will meet Dromin Athlacca in the Co. Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi Final on Sunday 29 September in Kilmallock at 3.30pm as part of a double header with the other Semi Final game at 2pm. While in the 2014 County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Blackrock will be joined by Bruff, Bruree, Croom, Dromin/ Athlacca, Garryspillane, Hospital Herbertstown and Knockaderry,

WIN FOR FOOTBALLERS AND HURLERS: Junior Footballers remain in Contention : On Wednesday evening last week 4 September in Killbreedy, Blackrock played Bruree in the South Junior ‘A’ Football Championship and scored a well merited win by 2.14 to 2.05. Blackrock were the early pacesetters and scored 1.04 from Richard McCarthty, Kenneth Douglas, Ian O’Brien and Kevin Palmer before scored their only score in the opening half, a point. Three further points from Adrian Cooke, Kenneth Douglas and Ian O’Brien gave Blackrock a 1.07 to 0.01 interval lead. The second half was more evenly contested , Blackrock as in the opening half scored three early points from Kenneth Douglas, Richard McCarthy and Adrian Cooke, Bruree repled with two points before Sean Palmer scored a p[enalty goal to put the issue beyond doubt. Bruree replied with a goal and point before Adrian Cooke, Shane Shanahan and Kenneth Douglas added Blackrock points, Bruree had a second goal before both sides exchanged points, Shane Shane Shanahan the Blackrock scorer to give Blackrock victory and remain in contention in the championship race. Team : Ger Quane, David Healy, T G Ryan, James Heffernan, Ben Murphy, Niall Moloney, Brendan Barrett, Richard McCarthy (0.02) , Niall O’Riordan, Kevin Palmer (0.01), Sean Palmer (1.0 pen.),, Vincent Herbert, Ian O’Brien (0.01), Kenneth Douglas (1.05), Adrian Cooke (0.03). Subs, Eddie O’Keeffe for V. Herbert, Shane Shanahan (0.02) for N. Moloney. V. Herbert for B. Murphy. Blackrock will play Galtee Gaels on this weekend in Round Five of the championship where a win would give them a place in Semi Final a week later.

Junior Hurlers Qualify for South Final : On Saturday last 7 September Blackrock played Castletown Ballyagran in the South Junior ‘B’ Championship Semi Final in Kilmallock and after a very well contested game it was Blackrock that emerged winners and reach the final on a score line 4.09 to 2.09. Blackrock got off to a great start with a James Heffernan goal after a shot at goal from James O’Doherty rebounded to the scorer who made no mistake. Castletown Ballyagran got on top and scored 1.04 without reply until James O’Doherty pointed a free, Castletown Ballyagran added two further points to go into a five point lead, Blackrock finished the opening half with a goal and pointed free from James O’Doherty to leave the minimum between the sides at the interval 1.06 to 2.02 after Blackrock had been reduced to fourteen players in the first half. On the resumption of play Blackrock were on top with Kenneth Douglas scoring a point followed by a goal. Castletown Ballyagran replied with a goal and point to restore a point lead, both sides exchanged points, as this stage Castletown Ballyagran had a player dismissed, Mike Roche the Blackrock scorer from a free. Blackrock who had a second player dismissed got on top, replied with a second goal from James Heffernan who seemed to be fouled and a second Castletown Ballyagran player dismissed, points from Mike Roche , free, James O’Doherty and Adrian Cooke had Balckrock in the driving seat, Castletown Ballyagran replied with pointed free but as in thye opening half Blackrock finished stronger adding two points from Miuke Roche, on from a free to give his side a well merited victory 4.9 to 2.09 and a place in the final with Dromin Athlacca. The team was : Tommie Lee, Eamon Coughlan, T G Ryan, Eoin Quinn, Josh Slattery, Mike Roche (0.04 3f), Vincent Herbert, David Healy, Paddy Hennessy, Eddie O’Keeffe , Kenneth Douglas (1.01, Adrian Cooke (0.01), James O’Doherty (1.03), Patrick Cleary, James Heffernan (2.00). Subs Jordan Slattery for E. Coughlan, Paudie Lawlor for E. O’Keeffe), Ger Quane for P. Hennessy

KILFINANE ATHLETIC : It was a quieter week on the race front this week with many turning their attention to training and preparations for the Cross Country Season which starts off with the County Novice on September 29 in University of Limerick. The Charleville Half Marathon is sure to be well supported by club members in the coming weeks. Midweek training starts off this Thursday in Kilfinane from 7 to 8. The following is a summary of events which club members participated in over the last week. Emly 13K, The club had 3 runners participating in the Emly 13k on Friday last 6 Sepember, which was the last race of the Limerick Ballyhoura series. First home was Breda Bridges in another great time of 65:23. Next home was the ever improving Ben Begley who went around in 70:29 with Paul McCarthy putting in another fine run and completing the course in 75:17. Other Events, Helen O Sullivan and Sean Manning ran the Doneraile 5K on Friday last 6 Sepember, where a fine crowd turned out for a fundraiser for Liscarroll National School. Patrick O Sullivan continues to see his times falling with a fine run in the Glasgow 5K Park Run, completing the course in 19:41. Sean Manning ran in the last race of the IMRA Munster League series which saw competitors take on a tough 18km race from Killavullen to Ballyhooly across the Nagle mountains. Sean finished 14th in this event and 8th overall in the Munster League. Upcoming Local Races : Friday 13 Sept, Rathkeale 4 Mile (7pm), Saturday 14 Sept, Doneraile 5 Mile Steeple Chase (11am),Sunday 15 Sept, Askeaton 5K Mile Steeple Chase (2pm), Friday 20 Sept Analog 6km (7pm), Sunday 22 Sept, Charleville International Half-Marathon (10am) Friday 27 Sept Southill 6 km road race (7pm), Sunday 29 September County Novice & Juvenile Cross Country - University Limerick, Sunday 13 October, County Intermediate & Masters Cross Country - Kilfinane, Training : Saturday training at 9am in Dromin. Midweek training starts this Thursday 12 September from 7pm to 8pm GAA grounds in Kilfinane -- with Ben Begley and Breda Bridges.

GlLENROE/BALLYORGAN ACTIVE GROUP: After a long beautiful summer I am sure all participants of the above Group are ready for action for the coming year 2013/2014. The first meeting of our Group will take place on Tuesday next 17 September with Mass at 10.00 a.m. and meeting in the Hall afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you all and making plans for the coming year.

COMPUTER COURSE : Want to improve your employment prospects or update your computer skills? . Benefit 4 Computer Skills Scheme part funded by the Department of Communication, Energy & Natural Resources. 10 hours computer training for €20 (5 days x 2hrs). Courses commencing in Mobile IT, Main St, Bruree, on Wed 25 Thurs 26 and Friday 27 Sept. Various times available. For bookings please contact Anne Marie or Theresa in Mobile IT on 063 90952