KILMALLOCK SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL: The monthly meeting took place on Monday April29. The Chairman, Michael Barry, presided. The council wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection. Nora Tobin and Maureen O’Connor will do the next Nursing Home Visitation. The Chiropody Clinic on May 8 was organised by Paddy Tobin and Mary Barry. The AGM os Kilmallock Social services was held recently. Mr Michael Barry, Chairman in his address thanked HSE West, County Council and FAS for the help they gave during the year, alsothosewho gave donations and those who contributed to our Annual Collection and to all who help to deliver dinners daily. He mentioned the good work done by the organisation, foremost the provision of 25 to 30 dinners daily Monday to Friday, Chiropody once a month, visits to Nursin Homes on a regular basis and the Christmas Party. The Secretary, Nora Tobin in her report thanked our excellend cook Patsy O’Sullivan and her assistants Denis McCarthy for his help and all the members of the Social Service who are never found wanting when needed. The Treasurer Betty O’connor gave an excellent account of our finances. Here we would like to thank Houlihans Bar through X-Factor for the generous donation of €600 and to the O’Brien family for their donation from Patrick’s Funeral RIP. Congratulations were expressed to Paddy Tobin, Hon Treaurer, on his 90th Birthday. Election of Officers were as follows: Chairman Micheal Barry, Vice Chairman Donie Healy, Secretary Nora Tobin, Asst Secretary Sr. Teresa, Treasurer Betty O’Connor, Asst Treasurer Paddy Tobin. PRO Mary Barry. Committee Canon Willie Fitzmaurice, Maureen O’Connor, Ann O’Donnell, Joan Kelly and Ned Murphy. Dinner volunteers Mike Kelly Paddy Gubbins, Joe McGrath and MichaelRyan. After the meeting Mass was celebrated by Canon Willie Fitzmaurice for the deceased members of the Council. Tea and Joan’s apple tart were served.
KILMALLOCK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: Kilmallock & District Mental Health Association are holding their AGM this afternoon, Thursday May 16, at 4.30pm, in Ivy Gate Day Centre. New members welcome, contact Bridget on 063 98849 for more information.
GARDEN OPEN DAY: Treasure Hunt at Terra Nova Garden, Dromin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Open Day Sunday May 19 from 12noon to 6pm. Great fun and prizes for all the winners! See www.terranovagarden.com for full details and directions or phone Deborah or Martin on 063 90744. Teas and yummy cakes available on the day.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Youth Theatre - On Sunday May 19 @ 8pm, Friars’ Gate Youth Theatre present The Crucible by Arthur Millar adapted by Lisa O’Connor. In a small country village where witchcraft has taken over, a group of young girls seemingly have the power. With a drunk reverend, greedy landowners and argumentative couples, can anyone escape the wrath of satins work or can any truth be uncovered? Tickets €10/€5
Torch Players, Limerick - On Thursday May 23 @ 8pm, Torch Players, Limerick present the comedy I Do not Like Thee, Dr. Fell by Bernard Farrell, a hilarious and satirical send up of American group therapy. Cast: Mary Harvey, Ollie Hayes, Peter Hayes, Pat Kelly, Joanne O’Brien, Jeanne O’Connor, Micheal O’Dubhghaill. Directed by Maurice O’Sullivan. Tickets €15/€12
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: KCC participates in Tour de Cure. Once again Kilmallock Cycling Club cycle in support of charities. A group of KCC members headed for Midleton to take part in the ever popular Tour de cure which is proudly supported by Tour de France, Giro and world champion Stephen Roche,Members taking part on the day where Joe Costello, John Maguire, Pat McCarthy, Cal McCarthy, Liam Hayes, Richard Hayes, Juliette O’ Connell, Mike O’Brien, Stephen Hallisy and new member Diarmuid Mulvey. The distances where 165km and 100km so well done guys and here’s to our next club day out.
AUSTIN AND WILLIE FLY THE KCC FLAG IN CO. MEATH - Our racing division of the club made the long journey to Co. Meath to take part in the Dunsany GP. Austin Sheedy and Willie Whelan where on the road early last Sunday morning to make the long journey to Co. Meath. But unfortunately both lads had a bad day Willie getting a puncture early in the race and Austin breaking a chain while contesting the sprint it wasn’t a great day for the two lads but once again we as a club are really proud of the guys to be competing at such a high level so keep it going lads and as well ye know this is part of bike racing.
TIME TRIALING IN PATRICKSWELL - Again last Thursday evening with really strong winds and driving rain members of the club took part in the time trials in Patrickswell organised by Cycling Pursuits. Paul O’ Connell and Austin Sheedy setting great times in the elite category and with three weeks to go the lads are sure to be in the prizes.
Richard Hayes, Liam Hayes, Joe Costello and Ger Cusack also setting some good times.
The ladies of the club are putting it up to the men with Carmel Ryan flying and Juliette O’ Connell tackling this event for the first and setting a great time also.
CLUB SPINS - Our club spins continue every Sunday morning at 9.am leaving the old neodata car park in Klimallock with two groups and also a beginner group to choose from there is sure to be a speed and a distance to suit you in all groups. We also have a beginner group leaving the same meeting point on Wensday evenings at 6.30 pm so your pace is our pace so don’t delay why not contact us right now and become a member of Kilmallock Cycling Club log on to our web site and get all our contact details there www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com our Tuesday and Thursday spins also continue every week leaving the old neodata car park at 6.30pm.
Next week read about our participation in the Limerick Classic Tour and our time trialing continues in Patrickswell.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers training continued on Wednesday night in very challenging conditions were Dave Walsh. Brendan Houlihan, Paul Gammell, john Crowley, Jerry Herbert, Liz Leonard, Ed O’Reily, Jerry Ryan, Ger Reidy, John Fitzgerald and John Carey. The Stephen Roche Tour de Cure took place last Sunday in Midleton, there was a large turn out from the club. There were two routes 100KM and 165Km with both proving very challenging in tough cycling conditions. Typical of the supportive and social side of our club those who completed the 100KM route waited around to cheer on the SWW members who completed the 165KM. We are the cycling club with the social side. Out cycling for charity \were Mary McCarthy, Liz Leonard, Ger Reidy, Jim Lillis, Paula Cleary, Declan McCarthy, Donie Mulcahy, Tadgh Murphy, Jan Murphy, Michelle Gammell, Ber Gammell, Michael Gammell, Brendan Daly, Mathew Gammell, Shane O’ Brien, Mike Sexton, Pat O’ Donnell, Stephen Finn, Owen Tobin, Brendan Houlihan, Jerry Herbert, Paul Gammell, William McCarthy, John Fitzgerald, Donal Kelly, John Carey, Ger Finn, Stephen Hehir, Daithi Creedon and Pat O’Donnell. Wednesday night training continues this week at 6.30 with a group and pace to suit you. If you are training for the Ring Of Kerry feel free to pop along and experience cycling in a group, it can be a bit daunting cycling in a group with 9000 other cyclists on the day. We have many people who will be completing the Ring this year some for the first time who are experienced and not so experienced cyclists all with a story to tell and advise to give. Underage training continues this week on Thursday at 6.30, Paul Gammell along with a number of our experienced cyclists who are working to encourage underage cycling in the area. Well done guys. Saturday training continues at 9.30, this is the improvers/beginners cycle and is a great way to get back into cycling. The distance and pace is decided by you and is led by experienced members of the club. Next Sunday will see many of the club complete the Limerick tour which departs from Caherconlish. For those who aren’t taking part we will have training at 8.30AM. The countdown to Wicklow 200 has begun with everyone stocking up on the gels and chamois crème. Be Safe be Seen.
LIMERICKWEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its May meeting tonight Thursday May 16 @ 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. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. For June, July and August we will be on the road visiting gardens at our usual meeting time. More details at next meeting and in local press over the coming weeks.
KNOCKAINEY TIDY TOWNS: Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Knockainey Tidy Towns at Knockainey Community Centre on Sunday 19th May 3-pm. Music by Mike Regan, Great Raffle prizes with refreshments served. Admission €5.
KNOCKAINEY AFC FESTIVAL 2013: Knockainey AFC is celebrating its 20 year anniversary by holding a Festival this June bank holiday weekend to celebrate youth, sport and community. We have come together with Bruff Rugby Club to use there excellent facilities. Program of Events for the Weekend
Friday May 31 Jimmy Buckley & his Band, Doors open at 8:30pm
Saturday June 1 @ 1pm: 5km Fun Run/Walk & 10km Run. Registration from 12pm
2pm: Family Fun Day
8pm: Poker Classic
Sunday June 2 @ 1pm: Food/Craft Fair
3pm: Monster Bingo €2,000 Jackpot
9pm: Parish Social with music by Nightfall & friends
Monster raffle running all weekend with the draw on Sunday night at 10pm
Tickets are now on sale for the main attraction Jimmy Buckley & his band on May 31 in the marquee at Bruff RFC. Please call the ticket office to book your tickets on 086-1553449 or check out www.knockaineyafc.ie for more festival details.