May 18

Anniversary Mass: Saturday 11 May 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Mary Hosford (Barrack Street).

Anniversary Mass: Saturday 11 May 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Mary Hosford (Barrack Street).

Sunday 12 May 11am Mass : Mike Salmon

Remembrances/Anniversaries: Paddy O’Sullivan (Lr Main Street), Michael Fox (Garda Station), Dermot Healy (Mill Hill), Annie Palmer (Thomastown) Gerry Flynn (Ballinvreena).

MASS IN CEMETERY ON MONDAY EVENING : The Mass in the Cemetery will be celebrated on next Monday 20 May at 7pm. Great Credit is due to all who help in the upkeep of the local cemetery new and old and indeed to the many people so diligently look after the graves of their loved ones family and friends all year round.

BIRTHDAY WISHES: Congratulations are extended the following who celebrate their Birthdays at this time, Betty O’Dea (Kilmurry) on Tuesday 7 May, Christina Ensor (Ballyhoura Heights) on Saturday 11 May, Adrian Sheerin, (St. Anne’s Terrace and Adelaide, Australia), on Sunday 12 May, John O’Brien (Vale View) celebrated his Twenty First Birthday on Sunday 12 May, Greg Ryan (St Anne’s Terrace) on Wednesday 15 May.

KILFINANE BRIDGE CLUB : Results Monday 29 April. N/S 1. Nellie Mc Carthy & John Cremmins; 2. Elizabeth Halpin & Aenie Leane and 3. Betty Hurley & Mary Murphy

E/W. 1. Margaret Fenton & Frances O’Donnell; 2. Sarah & Charlie Reynolds and 3. Mairead Carr & Cathy Leane

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DAY :The Sun shone despite showers on Saturday last 11 May for the First Holy Communion class comprising of the following children Killian Aherne, Padraig Brazzill-Carroll, Michael Cash, Marguerite English, Max Fogarty, Alyssa Hanley, Anthony Kelly, Alex O’Dea, Donnacha O’Dea, Deirdre O’Donnell, Ronan O’Keeffe, Ella O’Sullivan, Adrian Sheehy, Leah Sherwood-Morrissey, Laura Torpey, Jason Torpey and Jayme Watson, who received their First Holy Communion in a special Mass celebrated by Fr Michael Hanley P.P . who administered the sacrament to the seventeen Boys and Girls. In what was a very fitting ceremony, in which all the Holy Communion class participated in all aspects of the Mass attended by a very big congregation. To all involved in making the ceremony a very special occasion, the parents and class teacher Miss Anne Marie Ryan, and staff at Scoil Fhionain, the class which was in fact the first, First Holy Communion Class from Scoil Fhionain which opened last September, Sr. Patricia who once again had the Church decorated so well, Sacristan, Kathleen O’Sullivan, the School choir with pupils from Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes under the guidance of Ms Dalton and Ms O’Connell, and Band under Joan Slattery, Fr. Hanley PP and of course the children, Thanks to one and all, hopefully it will be a day to remember for the rest of the lives of the children. Over the past One Hundred and Twenty Nine years many, young children have received the First Holy Communion in the St Andrew’s Church and the class of 2013 have been included in the historic annuals of the Church. To mark the occasion the Children with family and friends were invited to Scoil Fhionain after Mass for light refreshments which was a very nice and welcome gesture by the Board of Management and Parents Committee which indeed added to the occasion for all involved.

KILFINANE PHOTOGRAPHS REQUIRED: Following on the huge success of the publication last December of Pictorial Memories of Kilfinane Volume 1, Committee members are compiling photographs for Volume 2 which will be published in early December 2014.Thanks to all those who gave photographs for the first publication and some already given for Volume 2, we know that there many more photographs out there, so we look forward to hearing from you soon, all photographs will be returned when scanned, as we prepare to compile Volume 2 with your continued help and co operation. You can contact Hugh Murphy (087) 6799064 or Grace O’Brien (087) 6489067

MINOR HURLERS RETAIN LEAGUE TITLE : For the Third year in a row the local Sean Og Hanley’s Minor hurling team (Blackrock/Glenroe) won the South Minor Hurling League final played on Wednesday last 8 May in Kilbreedy when they defeated Killacolla Gaels (Castletown/Ballyagran Bruree) by 4.16 to 1.12 in a very cold conditions. The winning team was, Adrian O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Farrell, Josh Watson, John O’Carroll, Seamus Ryan, Dylan Dawson (0.1. 65), Paudie Lawlor (0.2f), Adrian Cooke (0.01), Tom O’Dwyer, Brian O’Connell (Capt) (1.08), Dean Brazzill (0.02) Ben Soundy (1.0), Shane Lyons (1.0) Donnacha Leahy (1.01) Subs Darren McCarthy (0.01) for D. Dawson, Conor O’Dwyer for T.O’Dwyer, Tom Dwyer for B. Soundy.

CHAMPIONSHIP WIN FOR INTERMEDIATE HURLERS: Blackrock travelled to Ballyagran on Saturday evening last 11 May to play Knockaderry in the opening round of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship and after a very well contested game it was Blackrock that emerged winners on a score line of 0.17 to 0.011 after they lead at the interval by 0.07 to 0.05. Blackrock played with the stiff breeze in the opening half and enjoyed a two point interval lead, many felt that the breeze might swing the game in favour of the West side but despite narrowing the gap to the minimum of margins on three occasions in the opening eight minutes of the second half, but from hereon Blackrock outplayed Knockaderry by 0.07 to 0.02 to score a well merited six point win 0.17 to 0.11.The Blackrock team was Declan Danaher, Nigel Hosford, Richard Murphy, Thomas Clifford, Niall Moloney, Richard McCarthy, (0.01f), David Moloney, Simon Hennessy, Ian O’Brien, Kevin Palmer (0.01), Brendan Hennessy (0.01), David O’Flaherty, Paudie Leahy (0.08,1f), Ruairi O’Shaughnessy (0.01), Dylan Dawson (0.05f). Sub Thomas Casey for I.O’Brien. Blackrock play Monaleen in the second round on weekending 16 June.

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : COUNTY LIMERICK JUVENILE TRACK & FIELD: Peter McMahon won 100m U15 gold on Sunday at Limerick County Track and Field Championships in UL. Peter has the honour of being the first ever track and juvenile gold medalist for the club. Peter also won a Junior 100m bronze medal.

NORTH MUNSTER SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD : A big Congrats to Edd Valatka on a double medal haul at the North Munster Track and Field Championships in UL on Friday last 10 May with Bronze at 3000m and silver at 800m. In total 16 students competed in sprints, middle distance, hurdles and relays as well as the field events. Martin Farrell jumped 1.55m to finish joint 3rd in the under 17 high jump and Peter Mc Mahon took Fourth in u15 long jump and javelin. All will hopefully represent the club at the upcoming Scoil Pól at the Muinster Championships in CIT on Saturday 18th May. Currently the club offers athletics coaching to secondary school students from Scoil Pól Kilfinane. If there are any parents of primary school children that would be interested in getting involved in coaching from ages 8-13 then we would love to hear from you. Our successes to date over a short space of coaching time have shown that there is an abundance of children with athletic ability around Kilfinane that would excel at disciplines as diverse as sprints, middle distance, throwing and jumping disciplines.

CLUB LADIES IN ACTION: Breda Bridges and Patricia Wade travelled to Kildare where Breda ran 1:49:36 in the half marathon and Patricia Wade ran 54:10 in the 10k. Great runs by both with Breda keeping trading places with Kildare radio presenter Ray Darcy on the way round. Niamh Doody and Patricia Wade completed the Darkness into Light event in aid of Pieta house on Saturday last, a great experience being part of a sea of yellow running through the streets of Limerick at 4am.

UPCOMING RACES: The Kilfinane AC 5 Mile takes place this year on Friday 21 June at 7.30pm. On line entry is now available on Run Ireland.

Wednesday May 15 Murroe IMRA League Race 8pm Thursday May 16 Limerick Senior Track & Field, Day 1 UL 7pm and Fermoy 5K 7.30pm. Saturday 18 May Lakes of Killarney Half / Full Marathon

Saturday 18 May Dingle Women’s 10k Mini-Marathon 2pm. Sunday 19 May 19 Mungret 10K 1.30pm

Thursday 23 May Limerick Senior Track & Field, Day 2 UL 7pm. Thursday 30 May Fermoy 5K 7.30pm Friday 31 May Doneraile 5K Friday 8pm. Saturday 1June Knockainey 10k at 1pm

Monday 3 June Cork Marathon. TRAINING : Training continues each Saturday in Dromin at 9.30 am. Weds evening interval training in Dromin is at 7pm. For information on club training etc. contact Sean on 086-6001430 or send a message on facebook. Our door is always open to all runners of all abilities. Check out the club blog on

LIMERICK WEST GIY : Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its May meeting on this Thursday 16 May @ 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be all about foods that may benefit your health (Let food be your Farmacy). We will also continue our seed / plant swaps 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.

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