ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: This Sunday March 17 will once again see the fantastic Kilmallock St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All local clubs, organisations and groups are invited to take part and anyone who may not be marching with a club or group are invited to join the fancy dress section of the Parade. The theme this year is ‘the 1960’s’ - a decade with distinctive fashion, hairdos and music so there is plenty of scope to be creative. The parade will follow the usual route from the church to The People’s Hall and will commence after 12 o’clock Mass.
KILMALLOCK SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL: The monthly meeting took place on Monday February 25. The Chairman, Michael Barry, presided. Sympathy was expressed to the Sisters, Glenfields Road, on the recent death of Sr. Clementina, former Principal of The Girls National School. Ann O’Donnell and Donie Healy reported on the Nursing Home Visitation, while Michael and Mary Barry will do the next visitation. The March Chiropody Clinic will be organised by Mary Barry and Paddy Tobin. The AGM will be held on Monday march 25 followed by Mass at 8pm for deceased Council Members.
KILMALLOCK CAMOGIE: Kilmallock Camogie Club Monster Draw on Thursday March 28 at 9:30 pm in Fitzgeralds Bar. Top prize of 2 tickets to Man United match (match tickets only). Other prizes include Ladies Limerick Top signed by Limerick Hurling panel, Overnight stay for 2 in Tralee and €50 Voucher for Ryans Supervalu .Tickets are only €2 per line or 3 for €5 and available in local retail outlets. We would like to all club players and members to join us in this years St Patrick’s Parade, we will meet outside the Church after mass. Hope to see you there!! Training continues as follows: Training to start back as follows: U16 Saturday March 16 and U10 Saturday March 23.
RSA SEATBELT SHERIFF: The very best of luck to Scoil Mocheallogs First class and their teacher Ms. Lees who are finalists in the RSA Seatbelt Sheriff Compeitions and will be attending a prize giving ceremony in Dublin on Thursday March 21.
FUN DAY FOR LUCY: The O’Sullivan family of Deebert House Hotel would like to thank everyone who turned out for the Fun Day for Lucy on Saturday last. They would also like to thank all who supported the day. It was a fantastic day for cycling, running and walking and it was great to see the ledgend Sonia O’Sullivan take part in both events on the day. All proceeds will be donated to the Jack and Jill Foundation.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Chrysalis Dance - On Thursday March 14 the wonderful Galway based dance company Chrysalis Dance present Slings and Arrows, a double bill incorporating Bow And Arrow and Symphony in Sync. This double bill promises to be a visceral feast for the senses. Bow and Arrow is a new dance work for six dancers with a live cello score and Symphony in Sync, set to Vivaldi’s sublime Concerto, a visual spectacle of movement, based on the contrasting elements of Winter and Summer. Chrysalis Dance is Ireland’s only modern ballet company.
The Wheelchair on my Face - On Friday March 22 @ 8pm, Friars’ Gate host the winner of Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh FEstival Fringe 2012, The Wheelchair on My Face. ‘I got my first pair of glasses when I was seven. A nurse came to the school and tested everyone’s eyes. And so it was discovered why I’d thrown bread to the floating crisp packets in our local pond and walked into lamp posts and said, ’excuse me’. Until that day the world was a swirl of moving coloured blobs. I thought it was the same for everyone. How wrong I was.’‘Part memoir, part theatre and part stand-up comedy’, this delightful story of a myopic seven year old is brought to you by actor and comedian, Sonya Kelly (The Savage Eye). www.friarsgate.ie/063-98727
QUIZ NIGHT: Kilmallock Traders Association will hold a Table Quiz at Deebert House Hotel on Friday, March 15 at 9pm. Table of 4 for €30. Proceeds will go towards Kilmallock Enterprise Centre
KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open on Thursday, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday this coming week from 10am to 2pm and on Friday from 10am – 1.30pm. Thursday March 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 March 14 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm – 10.30pm and all are welcome. There is no Parent and Toddler Club this Friday March 15. On Monday March 18 the Centre is closed. Wednesday March 20, Zumba Classes continue from 7pm to 8pm. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
HHAR OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: Cycle 14k – Run 7k – Short obstacle course – Hike/walk 3k – Cycle 14k. This is the first time The Headless Horseman Adventure Race team have included an obstacle course in their races. The course is short and challenging but heaps of fun! Take part solo or as part of a team and enjoy this unique adventure. An undiscovered gem of off road obstacles awaits you in the area of the Ballyhoura Mountains known as the Trim trail. You can choose to do this challenge solo, or part of a team (2 or 3);
- 1 team member to do the cycle, - 1 team member to do the run/obstacle/hike, - 1 team member to do return cycle. In order to get there, you or your team mate must cycle from Kilmallock to Ardpatrick and past the Ballyhoura Mountain bike trail car park. A short distance from here you will drop your bike in Glenanaar car park. Here you can enjoy a downhill run for 4k before entering the off road section. After entering the trail/fire road you will follow the signs to get to the trim trail where a course of just 7 challenging and fun obstacles awaits you. Once you finish these you must make your way to the highest point of the mountain (Seefin) before a fast and steep descent to get back to where the bikes are. The final cycle starts here and returns to Kilmallock. For more information log onto www.hhar.ie.
KILMALLOCK UTD: KILMALLOCK UTD GOLF CLASSIC: Preparations are underway for our 2013 Golf Classic which will take place in Charleville Golf Club on Friday, 31st May. We had tremendous support for our last Golf Classic in 2011 and we are hoping that this year’s classic will be a similar success. All funds raised go directly towards the upkeep and improvement of our club facilities. It will be a team event [three players per team; entry fee is €120 per team [includes meal]. There will be fabulous prizes on offer so be sure to get practising and see you all in Charleville Golf Club on Friday May 31. Regular updates will follow so make sure to follow us on facebook and in our club notes in the Vale Star and Limerick Leader.
BOWLING CLUB: The Bowling Club meet in The People’s Hall on Wednesdays – Fridays between 2pm and 4pm, all are very welcome.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers were out in force on Saturday morning for the Fun day for Lucy cycle which departed from Deebert House Hotel Kilmallock. This was a brilliantly organised day to raise funds for the Jack and Jill foundation by Lucys loving family, well done to you all. One of Irelands greatest Sonia O Sullivan was also took part in the day, our own Paul Gammell fitted her for a bike before the cycle in Kilmallock Cycles. We received the shipment of our new club hoodys from Laochra sports late on Friday night and after sorting late into the night we took the opportunity to launch them on Saturday morning with Sonia. Hoodys are available for collection from Jonathan Moloney and we hope to have a collection evening organised shortly. Out cycling for Lucy on Saturday morning was Diarmaid McCarthy, Willie McCarthy, Mary McCarthy, Robert Shanahan, Liz leonard, John Fitzgerald, Shane O’Brein, Owen Tobin, Mike Sexton, Eleanor Gammell, Michael Gammell, Sam hand, Jerry ryan, Ger Reidy, Jan Murphy, Declan McCarthy and young Michael Gammell. Sunday training continued with a brave group out braving the elements to get some serious hill work in ,well done to Pat O’ Donnell, Paul Gammell, Ger Finn, Mike Sexton. Owen Tobin, Declan McCarthy, Brendan Daly, Ger O’Connell for completing the five mountain challenge in tough wet and windy conditions leaving the car park at 7.30am Sunday morning covering about 120Km. You know the cycling is tough when you have to pedal down hill against the wind and rain. The guys were out early so they could head to RAS Luimni and cheer on the lads racing. Also out competing this weekend was Liz Leonard who after cycling Saturday competed in the West Clare Duathlon on Sunday. Well done Liz. We had a professional bike fitting Day Sunday March 10 in Kilmallock Cycles with Aidan and Michelle Bike Fitting experts who spent the full day bike fitting which will keep our club cyclists cycling to the best of their ability.
Next Saturday is a special day for the ladies, Liz Leonard is going to lead a Ladies only introductory 30KM cycle so ladies if you fancy having a chat, coffee, laugh and oh ya get fitter come along to the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles departing at 9.30. A group for the guys will depart at the same time. Sunday training will continue at the normal time of 8.30
JOEY HANNAN MEMORIAL RUN/WALK: St. Patrick’s Day March 17 2013, Croom Co. Limerick. It is that time of year again and we the committee have being working behind the scenes organising a great day’s events in memory of Joey. The Walk will start at 1:15 pm while the runners get off at 2 pm. After the walk/race prize giving will take place between 3:30 and 4 pm. Teas and sandwiches will be provided for all. On St. Patrick’s night there will be an ‘Irish Night’ also in Colaiste Chiarain Croom and all are welcome to attend where we will have traditional entertainment, €5 admission.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday March 21 @ 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Chris who will speak about cabbage and their versatility in that they can be harvested all year round by planting different varieties. If you love your greens this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be our first seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. 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.