CARDS RESULTS: winners with 11 games each John Clancy & Tommy O’Riordan and Brendan O’Brien & Willie O’Mahoney. Table Prizes; Eddie O’Dea & Donie Clancy, Mary & Liam O’Riordan, Mary Catherine Buckley & James O’Leary, John McNamara & Brendan Bourke. Raffle: EUR50 Eugene Grant, EUR25 Chrissie O’Sullivan, EUR20 Mary Sheedy, EUR10 Eddie O’Dea, EUR10 Peggy O’Connell, EUR10 Kathleen Barry. Cards in Knockainey Community every Sunday night at 8.30, all are welcome.
HEALING MASS: will be celebrated in Knockainey Church on Monday March 4th at 7.30pm by Rev. Fr. John Walsh. Water and Salt will be blessed at this Mass and all present may receive an individual Eucharistic Blessing. All are welcome.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: in Knockainey Community Centre on Sunday March 10th at 3pm. Music by Liam O’Sullivan. Dancing from 3pm to 6pm. Adm EUR5. Tea and homemade scones will be served. Come along and enjoy a great evening’s entertainment.
FANTASY CHELTENHAM: Knockainey GAA club are running a Top Tipster Competition for the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. A must for all racing enthusiasts or anyone who wants to support the club. Prize money is EUR3000. Entry EUR50. For more information contact Michael Walsh 087 9737431, Pat Moloney 087 2786896, Nigel Finch 087 2628241, Seamus Whelan 087 1512400 or any player.
PLAYGROUND AT LOUGH GUR: due to considerable interest in the community we are actively working on the possibility of getting a playground at Lough Gur. It’s early days yet and will require consultation with the Planning department and some fundraising, but we are hopeful of a positive outcome. If anyone would like to become involved in this project please phone 061 385386 or e-mail email@example.com.
LOUGH GUR DEVELOPMENT: is planning a school reunion for all past pupils of Lough Gur N.S. during the summer festival. We are currently seeking addresses for those who have left the parish. If you can help in any way pleases contact 061 385386 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org. PRIDE OF PLACE: Limerick County Council held a civic reception at their Kilmallock Office on Thursday of last week to celebrate Knockainey’s wonderful achievement in winning the National award for 2012. There was a great turnout from the Community and we would like to thank Limerick County Council for the reception.
KNOCKAINEY TIDY TOWNS: will hold their annual general meeting in Knockainey community centre on Thursday 28th February at 8:30pm. A lot of work and improvements have taken place in the last year and we would like to maintain this. We would urge at least one member from each household to attend on the night to support the work we do. We look forward to seeing you there.
THE GATHERING CONCERT: will take place the end of June 2013 in Knockainey Community Centre. A meeting will be held in the Community Centre to discuss this event on Friday 8th March at 8:30pm. If you would like to take part in anyway either by singing, dancing, poetry or background help please come along on the 8th or contact Nancy Wheeler, Mike Cleary , Patricia Lonergan or Debbie Carroll
KNOCKAINEY GAA JUVENILE CLUB: are delighted to inform you that Feile Na nGael 2013 Hurling is coming to Limerick on the 5th, 6th and 7th July. Our Juvenille Club was chosen to host a team for this competition. In order for the club to participate in the Feile, we need fifteen families to accommodate two players per house for two nights (Friday July 5th and Saturday July 6th). This promises to be a great weekend of hurling for our county and club. For families interested in hosting players please contact Mike Burke at 087 9590105, Roger Lonergan at 086 5499043 or Siobhan Burke at 087 2957480.
KNOCKAINEY GAA LOTTO: Numbers drawn 11, 16, 18, 30. No jackpot winner, 4 x EUR20 winners Robbie Madden, Sandra O’Shea, Kathleen Dooley, Malachy Hayes. Seller’s prize - Donnacha O’Brien. EMLY VARIETY PLAYERS: present John Murphy’s Three Act Play “The Country Boy” on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd March and Sat 9th & Sunday 10th March in Halla Naoimh Ailbhe, Emly, at 8.15 nightly.
FREE DIET TRIAL: starting in Herbertstown in March . Please contact Eileen Hannon at 086 8155584 or email@example.com for a place. Also see www.zest4life.com
THE WITNESS: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March at 8pm. This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at EUR15 each.
KNOCKAINEY AFC LOTTO: There was no winner of the lotto last week which was held in O’Brien’s Bar Elton last Friday night. The numbers drawn were 12, 20, 21 and 23. Lucky dip winners 4xEUR20: Phylis Keating, Kevin Lynch, Liam O’Donoghue & Marie, Pasty & Olive. Seller’s prize EUR20: Mike Hurley. The next draw will be held in Dave Clarke’s bar, Bruff on Friday 22nd February for a jackpot prize of EUR3400. Tickets on sale from the usual outlets and also online at www.knockaineyafc.ie
KNOCKAINEY AFC: Div. 1B Kennedy Park 0 Knockainey A 7, Sunday 17th February. Third time lucky as this game was called off twice due to bad weather, the first eleven needed to perform well as Knockainey had a full panel to select from and they did not disappoint. Knockainey controlled this game from start to finish and Mal Hayes had only one excellent save to make from a free kick but the Kennedy Park keeper was a lot busier as we slipped seven past him in a very one sided game. The back four had very little to do as Nigel Finch and Ed Dooley dominated the midfield duels and helped themselves to three goals in the process. Kevin Moloney and Darren Connery were busy as the cross field wind was making it difficult for the wingers to keep the ball in play. Nick Hayes was pulled down in the box and converted the penalty himself. Jonathan Cosgrave worked hard upfront and was rewarded with two goals. The pick of the goals was a 30 yard shot from Padraic Barron after passing two players in the process. Team: Mal Hayes, Shane Finch, Padraic Barron, Ricky Hartigan, Mark Hartigan, Ed Dooley, Nigel Finch, Kevin Moloney, Darren Connery, Nick Hayes, Jonathan Cosgrave, Rory O’Connor, Michael Meehan, Cathal Hayes, Noel Hickey and Liam O’Shea. Div. 3B Meanus 0 Knockainey B 1, Sunday 17th February. The B team got back to winning ways when they secured all three points away to Meanus. Played in very difficult conditions Knockainey were on top for most of this game. This was a tough game from start to finish with no player from either side found wanting. The game was played at a good tempo with Knockainey playing a good passing game with the strong wind. The first half of the game was close with both sides creating chances but failing to capitalize on their efforts. At the break the lads knew that it was going to take a huge effort to gain all three points and they did not disappoint. Straight from the start Knockainey took the game to Meanus by playing the better football. Kieran Madden was unlucky with a header that drifted just wide after a free kick by Alan O’Connell. The mid field were enjoying more of the ball and setting up some good attacks on goal. John Ryan and Jason Murphy worked hard down the right and left wings. Knockainey were rewarded for their effort later in the half when substitute Christy O’Dea scored the winning goal after good work by Lar Small. The Knockainey defence of Cuan Leahy, Kieran Madden, Diarmuid O’Dea and Paddy Noonan played a solid game throughout with Derek Greene in fine form between the posts. This was a good team performance all round with Cuan Leahy giving a man of the match performance. Team: Derek Green, Cuan Leahy, Kieran Madden, Diarmuid O’Dea, Patrick Noonan, John Ryan, Alan O’Connell, David Roche, Martin Hickey, Jason Murphy & Lar Small. Substitutes: Christy O’Dea, Joey Hayes, Padraig Blackwell & Brian Doody Knockainey
AFC Festival: we have decided to celebrate our 20th year anniversary by holding a fun and jam-packed festival the June bank holiday weekend to celebrate youth, sport and community in our area. We have come together with Bruff Rugby Club who has offered us the use of their excellent facilities for the weekend. Tickets are now on sale for the main attraction Jimmy Buckley & his band on May 31st in the marquee at Bruff RFC, please call the ticket office to book your tickets on 086-1553449.Program of Events for the Weekend; Friday 31st May Jimmy Buckley & his Band, Doors open at 8:30pm. Saturday 1st June 5km Fun Run/Walk & 10km Run. Registration from 12pm. 2pm: Family fun day. 8pm: Poker Classic. Sunday 2nd June Food/Craft Fair 1-3pm. 3pm: Monster Bingo. 6pm: Adult soccer challenge match 9pm: Parish social with music by Nightfall & friends