Kilfinane Feb 1

Anniversary Mass : Friday 24 January 7pm Mass : Denis McSweeney Jnr. (14 Mountain View)

Anniversary Mass : Friday 24 January 7pm Mass : Denis McSweeney Jnr. (14 Mountain View)

Saturday 25 January 6.30pm (Vigil) Mass : Anne O’Doherty (late Bosnetstown and Mill Hill)

Sunday 26 January 11am Mass : Bridie and Mary McGrath.

Tuesday 28 January 7.30pm Mass : Breda C;ancy (Ballyroe Lower) Months Mind Mass).

Sunday 2 February 11am Mass : Michael Quinlan and his daughter Patricia Conerney (High Bridge),

Anniversaries/Remembrances : Breda Connery (High Street), Helen McSweeney O’Brien, Jim and Breda O’Shea

KEEP THE CEMETERY TIDY : When people are removing the Flowers or wreaths from graves in the cemetery, please ensure to take them away and bin them at home as there are no Bins on the cemetery and dumping in prohibited.

RECENT DEATH : The death occurred on Thursday last January 23 Derek Light of Ballinanima. Derek who will be remembered as a very quite gentleman was born in England had spent many years in Australia before coming to Kilfinane to retire in Ballinanima. He is survived by his wife Maureen (nee O’Riordan), his sons, Glenn (Kilfinane) Brian and ......... daughters in law and grandchildren. He was reposed at McCarthy’s Funeral Home on Monday evening last January 27 before Removal to St. Andrew’s Church where the Requiem Mass was celebrated on Tuesday January 28 followed by burial in the local cemetery (May He Rest in Peace)

KILFINANE RED CROSS : The Branch remind people, in case of cardio emergency, please contact any of the following numbers, 999 or 112, Local Doctor: Judy Buglar at 063 91299, Shannon Doc: 1850-212999, Co Ordinator of KIlfinane Defibrillator at 087 2578305. .

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS : Congratulations are extended to the following who recently celebrated their Birthdays recently : Breda O’Sullivan (Lower Main Street) on Thursday 23 January, Ellie O’Farrell (Treada na Ri) on Sunday 26 January, Conor Philpot (Ballyroe Lower) Sunday 26 January, Callan Ensor (Ballyhoura Heights) on Monday January 27.

GRADUATION CONGRATULATIONS : Congratulations are extended to Aoife Lawlor (Lower Main Street) daughter of Noel and Noreen, who graduated on Tuesday 21 January at University Limerick. Aoife now has a degree of Batchelor of Science in Nursing (Mental Health) with second Class Honours Grade 11.

KILFINANE BRIDGE CLUB:Results Monday January20: N/S 1. Nellie Mc Carthy & John Cremmins; 2. Margaret Fenton & Frances o Donnell; 3. Charlie Reynolds & Sarah Reynolds; E/W 1. Elizabeth Halpin & Aenie Leane; 2. John & Brid Quinn and 3. Brid Leahy & Carol Henebry.

SCOIL FHIONAIN SILVER CIRCLE : Results (Week 1) Thursday January 23

First Prize €70 : Eamon & Freda Walsh, Ballyviniter, Mallow; Sellers Prize €70: Helena Walsh, Ballyviniter, Mallow; Second Prize €30: Nicki Cullinane,Radharc Cilin; Third Prize €20:Kathleen O’Sullivan, Green Bar; Fourth Prize €20: Carmel Glynn, Bruff and Fifth Prize €20: Liam Walsh, West End.

The second Draw will be held on today Thursday January 30 Scoil Fhionain would like to Thank most sincerely all who supported the draw this year. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to join can contact Carmel in the school Tel: 063 91326.

CHURCH OF IRELAND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE 45 DRIVE : Results Thursday 23 January. First : Paddy Quirke and Eileen Mansell. Second : Catherine O’Regan and Breda O’Donnell. Raffle Donie and Joan Hannon, Kevin Casey. Table Prizes : First : Jim Flynn and Peader. Second Tim Fennessy and Pat Heffernan. 45 Drive will continue on this Thursday night at Scoil Pol at 8.30pm.

SCOIL POL GIG ON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT: Scoil Kilfinane BEO Ireland GIG will be held on this Friday January 31 at 7.30pm in Scoil Pol (Extension). It features, A Minute to Midnight, The Fringe and Neil Hennessy. Entry on the night will be €5 and you will be automatically included into a Raffle on the night which consists of various prizes.

KILFINANE/COSHLEA HISTORICAL SOCIETY : The Society will be holding our Annual General Meeting on next Tuesday February 4 at 8 pm in Ballinvreena Community Centre . The Society are looking for new members to join. They hold meetings on the first Tuesday of the month. The society is open to everyone in the Coshlea area.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS BACK ON STAGE TONIGHT : After a very successful opening weekend The Hillside Players continue their show ‘Second Honeymoon’ by Sam Cree. this weekend from Thursday 30 of January to Sunday February 2 in the Community Centre Ardpatrick. Curtain at 8pm sharp. Admission Adults €8 Students €3.

CANAVOUR PLAYERS OPENING TONIGHT: On this Thursday night January 30 the Canavour Players will present it’s production of ‘It’s The Real McCoy’. A comedy by Tommy Marren at Ballinvreena Community Hall until Sunday 2 February and from next Wednesday 5 to Sunday February 9 each night at 8:30pm sharp. Admission is €8. See you at the show. This year a limited number of seats will be available for pre-booking. To book, simply ring 085 2813477 between 5pm and 8pm on Wednesday January 29 to Sunday February 2 and from Tuesday February 4 to Sunday February 9. Tickets must be collected by 8:10pm on the night that they are book for.

PLAYSCHOOL LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE: Kilfinane Playschool Ltd. have limited spaces left for this coming September for both ECCE and CCS, all application forms and deposits need to be returned to the school by Monday 17 February. Places cannot be kept or booked unless both of these are returned on time. Also now taking bookings for both morning and evening sessions for September 2015, For more information contact Mary Wall on 087 2726627 Mon to Fri 9am to 3pm.

KILFINANE PLAY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER: Kilfinane Play School Ltd. will hold a Fundraiser on Saturday February 1, in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar. As the playschool is a non-profitable organisation, the organisers would be very grateful if all parents could help to support this event by buying tickets and attending on the night. Thank you all support big or small is so valuable to the playschool. Tickets @ €5 are on sale from committee members.

COMMUNITY GAMES ART COMPETITION: The following children have qualified to take part in the next stage of the Community Games Art Competition which takes place in Galbally this Saturday February 1 from 10 to 1 pm. Roisin Mullins, Clodagh Leahy ,Emily O’ Toole ,Mark O’ Meara, Patrick O’ Donnell, Brian O’ Leary, Marguerite English, Ella O’ Sullivan, Sophie Cleary McCarthy, Max Fogarty,Rory Light, Conor Leahy, Aoife O Briwn, Rebecca Hennessy, Teegan O’ Doherty,Aidan Gilligan, Gavin Ryan,J ake McGiff, Rachele Gubbins, Roisin Hennessy, Katie Cash, Ciaran Sheehan, Adam Sheehan, Kieran O’ Brien. The children need to bring all the art materials with them. Any queries contact Olive on 087-2377617

BLACKROCK GAA CLUB LOTTO: There was no Jackpot winner in the Blackrock GAA Club Lotto on Wednesday January 22 where the numbers drawn were, 10, 11, 22 and 29. Luck Dip Winners 1. €40, Statia Cleary, West End, (Seller, Breda Walsh), 2. €20, Kally Daly, Mountain View (Seller Bill Daly), 3. €20 Tom & Carmel Murphy, Ardpatrick, (Seller Carmel Murphy), 4. €20 Nicola & Brian O’Connor, Glendove, (Seller Brendan O’Brien), 5. €20 Lila Downes Mountain View (Seller, Bill Daly) The Jackpot of €8,300 was on offer last night at O’Shaughnessy’s Bar while the next draw will be held on Wednesday next 4 February. Tickets are available from the usual outlets.

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB: County four Mile Championship The first club event of the year took place in Rathkeale last Sunday 26th. Our men’s team of Vincent O Donnell, Martin Hennessy, Greg Ryan and Joe O Brien competed strongly but came up just short of a bronze team medal. Edel Hennessy and Siobhan Colclough were our representatives in the women’s race. Both runners put in good performances in what was a strong field.. Juvenile Training : It was fantastic to see such a large turnout of kids last Thursday. There is clearly a large pool of athletic talent to be found in Kilfinane. However, as with all athletic clubs we do need to register juveniles with Athletics Ireland so that we can progress with official training. With this in mind, we have taken the decision to reschedule the start of our athletics program until mid February. As a club, we want to provide the best possible program for the young athletes who turned up and took part in training. A letter and registration form will be distributed to the pupils of Kilfinane NS during the week. It can also be emailed to any parent via Adult Training : Alongside the kids training, there is also our normal training from 7- 8pm on Thursday evenings. No matter what level of fitness, everyone is welcome to attend. We are hoping that the beginners who started training with us will continue working towards the fit for life 5k in Ballygiblin on Sunday February 23. As with every week, we really would encourage anyone who wants to start out running to join us for a training session and see how you get on. Trail Run Sunday 9 February : We are hoping to have a training run around the scenic trails of the Ballyhoura’s. Full details will be published next week but we will have a range of distances from 3 miles to 14 miles.

TEAM BALLYHOURA VISIT THE VALLEYS : Team Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Club had a great time last weekend at the recently opened Bike Park Wales. The club took full advantage of the excellent facilities and uplift service to ride the best blue, red and black grade trials that Wales has to offer. The club also took part in a traditional cross country ride at Afan Forest Park near Neath.

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