100KM CHARITY CYCLE: This coming Sunday January 26 there will be a fundraising cycle in aid of Rathfredagh Chesire Home. The cycling will leave Deebert House Hotel at 9am. Registration will be open at the hotel from 7.30am. Entry fee is €20 and it will be a controlled pace. The route will leave Kilmallock and go to the Rathfredagh Chesire Home where there will be a food stop before returning to Kilmallock. It would be fantastic if you could join us in supporting this fantastic ‘home away from home’ .
KILMALLOCK GAA: 2014 Membership - Kilmallock GAA Club Membership is now due. Please contact Membership Officer Finbar Walsh on 086 3327795
Kilmallock GAA Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Ger O’Loughlin as Manager of the Senior Hurling team for the coming year. Ger O’Loughlin comes with an impressive CV and his hurling knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the club in the quest for our eleventh Senior title. Ger will be assisted by fellow selectors Adrian O’Brien and Mike Heelan. The backroom team of Finbar Walsh, Paul O’Mahony and Paul Tobin also bring vast experience to the team for the 2014 campaign.
The Under 21 campaign will get under way shortly and the management team of Donal Barry, Dave Clarke, John Fitzgerald and Mike Murphy have been appointed.
Kilmallock GAA club would like to extend deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Johnny Manning. Johnny passed away last week after a short illness. Johnny has strong links with the club through the Burchill family. Johnny hurled for and always remained loyal to his native Effin and his good-humoured rivalry put a smile on many a face.
It is with a smile that we will remember Johnny.
SUMMER HOST FAMILIES NEEDED: We are looking for kind responsible families to look after French, Spanish, German students during the summer holidays, for more information please contact Jane O’Regan 0876576427”
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers training continued on Saturday last with two cycles , this week we had the beginner/improver cycle at 9.30 with Mary McCarthy, Jan Murphy, Diarmuid McCarthy, Robert Shanahan, Liz Leonard and Gerry Ryan. We also had a cycle at 12 noon which was led by Sam Hand and this cycle will continue next week. This will be a longer distance than the earlier cycle.
Sunday saw Mike Duggan lead the Wheelers in a day walking in the Galtees, a great day was had by all and thanks Mike for organising an alternative Sunday training session. By all accounts the legs are sore but will be all the better for it. Well done to Willie McCarthy and Stephen finn on completing the 7km run in the Ballyhouras on Sunday.
We understand that many people were having difficulty registering with the Cycling Ireland website, we had a final registration night in Deebert House last Tuesday January and if you were unable to attend please contact a member of the committee.
Weather permitting we will attempt to resume our Wednesday night light cycle at 6.30.
Saturday beginner/improver spin is at 9.30, we have an additional cycle to suit the late risers and the people who can’t make Sundays at12 noon which will be a further distance than the earlier cycle.
Sunday training continues at 8.30 with an additional cycle at 12 noon, as with all the above cycles we depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles.
For group spins please remember to bring the following, spare tubes[x2], tyre levers,CO2 cannister, small multi-tool, mobile phone food and drink as required and cash for a coffee stop. We have added a club charter with guidelines for groupings and pace during club spins to the website.Be safe be seen.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Snow White continues! After a super opening weekend Centre Stage Productions (Limerick) and Friars’ Gate’s production of the wonderful family pantomime Snow White continues for one more weekend. Catch the final few performances on Friday January 24 at 7pm, Saturday January 25 at 3pm & 7pm & Sunday January 26 at 3pm & 7pm. This traditional telling of the popular panto has all you would expect from the magical story of Snow White and all the ingredients for a couple of hours of on stage mayhem and hilarious madness!
Little Gem – Comedy: On Friday January 31 January at 8pm, Take 5 Drama Group, Castlelyons present Little Gem by Elaine Murphy. Little Gem is an award winning play and was first produced by Guna Nua at Dublin’s 2008 Fringe Festival. A three-hander tragic-comedy, Little Gem consists of three female monologists telling in successive scenes their personal histories of love and loss in an alienating contemporary world. Tickets €12/€10.
ART CLASSES: Art classes for beginners and advanced, will start on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at Friars Gate. Classes are in the morning and evening for ten weeks.
For details please contact Robert Ryan at 086 881 2929
KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open every Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 10am and 2pm, please note on Fridays until 1.30pm. The Citizens Information Finacial night is this tonight Thursday January 23 between 8pm and 9pm. Thursday January 23 the Bridge Club continue from 7pm until 10.30pm, all welcome. Parent and Toddler group meet on Friday January 24 between 10.30 and 12.30pm. On Monday December 27 the Counselling Service is in operation between 10am and 4.30pm. Kilmallock Flower Club will hold a Floral Demonstration between 8pm and 10pm. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
KILMALLOCK CODER doJO: Young people between 5 and 17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Kilmallock Coder dojo has been set up, run by and taught at by volunteers headed by Diane Murphy Donegan. In addition to learning to code, members meet like minded people, show off what they’ve been working on and so on. CoderDojo makes development and learning to code a fun, sociable, kick ass experience. CoderDojo also puts a strong emphasis on open source and free software, and has a strong network of members and volunteers globally. Kilmallock Coderdojo will return on Monday February 16 in Colaiste Iosaef. I look forward to seeing all the dojos then and will have some new and exciting material to show everyone.