KILMALLOCK SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL: The monthly meeting took place on Monday January 28. The Chairman, Michael Barry, presided. Sympathy was expressed to Council member Maureen O’Connor on the death of her brother-in-law, Dave O’Connor. The Council gratefully acknowledges the recent donation of €202.00 from Denis O’Sullivan – this being the proceeds of a raffle – as well as all the other donations received. The Christmas Nursing Home Visitation and the City Visitation was done by Nora Tobin, Maureen O’Connor and Canon Willie Fitzmaurice. Donie Healy and Ann O’Donnell will do the next visitation. The February Chiropody Clinic will be organized by Donie Healy and Paddy Tobin.
BALLYHOURA BEARS: A night walk will leave from Glenosheen at 7.30pm this evening, Thursday February 7, All are welcome.
KILMALLOCK UTD: U13 Knocklong 2 Kilmallock 2 - Kilmallock U13s came away with a very lucky draw from a wet and soggy Knocklong on Sunday. Kilmallock were against a very strong wind in the first half but played the better football and went 1-0 up after 10 mins with a simple tap-in for Jack Maguire after a goalmouth scramble. Knocklong had a few chances in the first half but a combination of some great saves from David O Sullivan and some good defending form Conal Houlihan and Paudie O Connor kept the score at 1-0 at half time. Knocklong came out very strong in the second half and dominated all areas of the field. They got their equalizer after 10 mins with a fierce shot high into the net. The kilmallock boys had no answer to the pressure and Knocklong had chance after chance and were only kept out by some great saves by David and some last ditch clearances by the defense. Knocklong finally got their second on 20 mins through a Kilmallock own goal. David O Sullivan capped off a man of the match performance by saving a penalty late in the game and with a few minutes to go Dylan O Brien was brought down in the box and Jack MaGuire slotted the resultant penalty and the game finished 2-2. Kilmallock team - David O Sullivan, Luke Gleeson, Pairic O Connor, Conal, Luke Brazill, Sean Barrett, Cillian Keane, Dylan O Brien, Jack MaGuire, Thomas O Shea, Joshua O Mahony, Seamus Connery.
Under 16’s - Kilmalock under 16s beat Bridge Utd on penanties to reach last 16 of national cup on Saturday last, the game finished 1-1 after extra time Kilmallock are away to Carrick utd in next round with a place in the quarter finals up for grabs.
Ladies Soccer: We’re having a 5 a side game every Saturday evening from 6pm to 7pm for the next few weeks on our All Weather Pitch. The league starts in April and the club has been invited to take part in a number of pre season invitational tournaments which are due to take place at end of February and March. New players are especially welcome. Please contact Joe McCormack 087-7505479 if you have any queries.More International recognition for Kilmallock Utd! Congratulations to Rebecca Noonan of our Under 16 team who has been selected on the Irish Under 17 panel. Rebecca will be travelling up to Dublin for a three day training camp during the school mid term break and all in the club wish her the very best of luck. Well done Rebecca, it is well deserved. Joining her in the Under 17 panel will be Megan Kelleher who starred for Kilmallock in recent years at both schoolgirl and ladies. Megan has recently signed for Cork Ladies FC who play in the FAI Womens National League and we wish her all the very best. Also, gaining International recognition this week is Carys Johnson who excelled with Kilmallock in recent years and who is now playing with Everton Ladies in the English League. Carys has gone on to be an integral part of the current Under 19 team and we wish her the very best of luck also. So exciting times for Kilmallock girls and ladies section and it just goes to show what you can achieve with the right mix of ability, hard work and determination. There are plans in the coming months to invite all our International players back to the club to take part in a series of training camps and education seminars for our current crop of schoolgirls. We plan to nurture our rising young stars and hope that there are many more future internationals coming through.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Magic Roundabout present American Buffalo Limerick theatre company Magic Roundabout visit Friars’ Gate on Friday February 8 with their production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo. A coin collector stumbles across a valuable buffalo nickel in a small Chicago junk shop and purchases it for only $90. Later coming to believe that the coin was worth far more than this and feeling he has been unfairly taken advantage of, Don, the shop owner, becomes determined to steal the coin back.
Special Event – Silent Movie with live music - On Sunday February 17 @ 3pm, Friars’ Gate will screen Safety Last (1923). Starring Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis, Safety Last is a silent movie with live music performed by pianist Morgan Cooke and is perhaps
Lloyd’s most famous feature. A riotous adventure of laughs, stunts and action, it includes the iconic film moment where Lloyd dangles off the face of a clock high above a busy street. Presented in association with Access Cinema and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013. Tickets €6. Family tickets available. www.friarsgate.ie/063-98727
KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open on Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this coming week from 10am to 2pm and on Friday from 10am – 1.30pm. Thursday February 7 is the Citizens Information Centre Taxation night which takes place from 8 – 9pm. The Active Age Club resumes it activities this Thursday February 7 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm – 10.30pm and all are welcome. On Friday February 8 the Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Monday February 11 is Counselling Service from 10am – 4.30pm and at 8pm – 9pm there will be a Pioneer meeting. On Tuesday February 12, the Tuesday Club meet from 10.30am until 12 noon. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers were delighted to welcome the excellent Paddy Doran to Kilmallock on Saturday for a coaching session with the club. Paddy is a level three cycling coach and has trained Olympians, Ras cyclists, countless national champions and national teams over the years so when Paddy became available we jumped at the chance to get his expert advice for our club, if it’s good enough for Olympians and professional cyclists its good enough for us. Paddy spent the morning working with the underage cyclists starting out on the basics and progressing on to art of sprinting. After Lunch we moved indoors where Paddy gave a presentation on various aspects of training, whether it was for racing or the sportive cyclist Paddy was a encyclopaedia of knowledge and was only delighted to pass it on. The importance of rest days and structured training was particularly interesting, well done to Paul Gammell for arranging this training day. Training continued last Sunday with a great spin on the current winter training route, we had 2 groups leaving the car park with a very fast group 1 and a social Group 2, everyone enjoyed a great day out. Out cycling this morning were Stephen Finn, Paul Finn, Paul Gammell, Brendan Houlihan, Jerry Herbert, Owen Tobin, Shane O’Brien, Mike Sexton, Donal Kelly, Michael Gammell, Pat O’Donnell, TJ Mullane, Ger Finn, John Crowley, Garry Tierney, Willie McCarthy, Martin Lake, John Carey, Eugene Manton, Brendan Daly.
The first sportive of the year takes place next Sunday in Killaloe, this is a 100km spin around Lough Derg so the views will be spectacular. Registration takes place in St. Annes primary school from 8.30am with the cycles starting at 11am. For those not taking part training will continue as usual at 8.30 with two groups and a pace for all. As with all cycles we leave from the car park behind Kilmallock cycles. Be safe be seen.
ATTENTION KILMALLOCK LADY FOOTBALLERS: Knockainey Ladies Football will hold their AGM this Thursday Feburary 7 in Knockainey Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. It is important that every player is represented at this meeting for the club to progress this year. Players over 14 are welcome to attend on the night with their parents. We are looking forward to an exciting 2013 so come along and help us plan for the future.
IRISH NIGHT: There will be an Irish night-rambling house in the Honey Fitz, Lough Gur on this Thursday night Feb. 7th. at 8:15 p.m. sharp. As usual this is open house with no charge just a great night of old style traditional entertainment and teas will be served so come along and bring a friend.
BALLYHOURA DEVELOPMENT: Ballyhoura Development will run a 6 week Start your own Business course for individuals who have a business idea, are in business, or who have just started up a business and for “Back to work Enterprise allowance” participants, commencing on Wednesday March 6, from 10:00am to 3:00pm for 6 consecutive Wednesdays until April 10 at the E Charleville premises on Bakers Road, Charleville Contact John Hassett Enterprise Officer Ballyhoura Development, Kilfinane, Co Limerick. 063 91300 / 087 6555260
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