Mar 2

COLAISTE IOSAEF: Grease - Tickets for School Musical on Sale Now! It’s that time of year again folks! Tickets for this year’s musical are now on sale during breaktime and lunchtime in the GP area. The show will run from Wednesday February 27 to Saturday March 2 in the People’s Hall Kilmallock. Alternatively, you can contact the school on 063-98275 or e-mail Order your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

COLAISTE IOSAEF: Grease - Tickets for School Musical on Sale Now! It’s that time of year again folks! Tickets for this year’s musical are now on sale during breaktime and lunchtime in the GP area. The show will run from Wednesday February 27 to Saturday March 2 in the People’s Hall Kilmallock. Alternatively, you can contact the school on 063-98275 or e-mail Order your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

CHARITY RUN/WALK IN THE BALLYHOURAS: On Wednesday March 6 at 10am, a run/walk has been organised to support “Coast to Coast for Cancer”. we have organised one of the most fun runs you can ever experience. 7km of breathtaking scenery followed by the nicest cupcakes and coffee you will ever experience. You can find us on Facebook or contact us on 087-1201561 for more details

KILMALLOCK THE GATHERING 2013 – A Week of Welcomes: A week of welcomes is being organised for The Gathering in Kilmallock 2013. This event will run from July 12 to 21. Many different events are currently in the planning process such as sport, music, cycling, fun day, etc. You can keep up to date with progress on Facebook at Kilmallock – The Gathering 2013. The next meeting is due to take place tonight February 21 in Deebert House Hotel at 8pm. All are very welcome to get involved so why not pop along and join in.

FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Isla Grant - Isla Grant makes her first visit to Friars’ Gate on Sunday March 3 @ 8pm and as always the show will feature a guest spot by her husband Al. Tickets €25.

The Tailor of Inverness - On Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9 @ 8pm, Friars’ Gate will host The Tailor of Inverness written and performed by Matthew Zajac. Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First, the 2008 Stage Best Solo Performer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and the 2009 Best Actor Award from the Scottish Critics, this phenomenal play about his Polish father has entranced audiences across the world. With a stunning violin accompaniment, The Tailor of Inverness tells an extraordinary and moving story of survival in war-torn Europe. This production will bring to Ireland one of the highlights of the 2013 Theatre year. Don’t miss it.

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 28 is the Citizens Information Centre Financial night which takes place from 8 – 9pm. The Active Age Club will continue with their activities this Thursday February 28 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm – 10.30pm and all are welcome. On Friday March 1 the Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Monday March 4 is Counselling Service from 10am – 4.30pm. On Tuesday March 5, the Tuesday Club meet from 10.30am until 12 noon and on Wednesday March 6 sees the introduction of Zumba Classes from 7pm to 8pm. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.

KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: This weekend saw large numbers of cyclists out on the road in glorious sun shine. Our Saturday spin was put on hold this weekend as some of the KCC members turned their attention to a charity event, a 24 hour spinathon in aid of cancer which was hosted by the fit for life gym in Kilmallock. KCC member Will Whelan along with Aaron J Dennehy organised this event in preperation for their 24 hour Mizen to Malin cycle in June also in aid of cancer called coast to coast for cancer. Sunday morning was a frosty start but with dry roads and the sun shining it made for an ideal cycling spin. With large numbers turning out every Sunday we now have two groups leaving neodata at 9 a.m one group taking on 80-100kms and the second group completing a course of 50-70kms, these groups are at a controlled speed and with good banter and a good laugh to be had along the way you are sure to find a group that suits you.We also cater for the beginer so dont let these distances put you off just come along to neodata car park in kilmallock every sunday morning at 9a.m where you will be welcomed and taken on a cycle at a distance and a speed that suits you all you need is a bike and a helmet so dont hesitate come and join us and get fit and meet some good friends along the way. Sunday also saw some of our members heading for Tralee to take part in the Lacey cup which they all finished well in the bunch which was a tough and fast race so well done to Austin Sheedy,Joe Costello and Michael Mcauliffe well done lads keep it up and keep the KCC flag flying. With our HUB TOUR now only 6 weeks away we are all putting the miles in to enjoy another well organised and well supported cycling event taking cyclists through three counties and along beautiful scenic routes.

The routes are 120km distance which takes in some tough climbs and tests the seasoned cyclist. The second route is 90km distance which takes in some testing climbs but is another really enjoyable route with some scenic views along the way, So mark your calendar the April 14, and come to Kilmallock for a great weekend and enjoy the cycling and the craic. Over the next few weeks keep up to date with what is happening with KCC by following the papers or following us on face book or on

KILMALLOCK UTD: U16 Boys - Barry Cup - Carrick Utd 2 Kilmallock Utd 1 AET. The boys played there hearts out at the weekend but Carick were a big physical team and they took the game 2-1 after extra time, Paudie got the Kilmallock Goal. A fantastic effort by the U16s to get get that far and they took a few big scalps on the way. Well done to all.

KILMALLOCK UTD GOLF CLASSIC: Preparations are underway for our 2013 Golf Classic which will take place in Charleville Golf Club on Friday, 31st May. We had tremendous support for our last Golf Classic in 2011 and we are hoping that this year’s classic will be a similar success. All funds raised go directly towards the upkeep and improvement of our club facilities. It will be a team event [three players per team; entry fee is €120 per team [includes meal]. There will be fabulous prizes on offer so be sure to get practising and see you all in Charleville Golf Club on Friday May 31. Regular updates will follow so make sure to follow us on facebook and in our club notes in the Vale Star and Limerick Leader. U12 Premier League - Rathkeale 7 Kilmallock 1. U12 Boys lost 7-1 to Rathkeale Sunday. It was 1-1 at half time but Rathkeale were too strong in the second half. U13 Boys - Kilmallock 1 Holycross 0. Kilmallock went in to this game knowing that anything less than a win would effectively end their hopes of winning the league this season and Holycross knew that a draw or a win would give them the title. A fantastic game was served up by both sides and with two strong defenses, opportunities on goal were scarce. David O Sullivan produced a great double save early on and the Kilmallock defense of Shane Enright, Conal Houlihan, Dylan O Brien and Luke Gleeson put in a great effort at the back. Sean Barrett and Paudie O Connor played in front of the back four and constantly broke up the Holycross attacks. Both side had a few chances in the first half with Thomas O Shea coming close. The second half continued with the same passion and effort from both sides. Cillian Keane and Jack MaGuire tormented the Holycross defense on the left and Jamie Todd had a great game on the right side of the pitch. Kilmallock brought on Seamus Connery and Rutchie Dulsara to freshen things up when Thomas and Jamie had run themselves out Both sides had a few chances to snatch the game but just when it looked like Hoycross had earned the draw Jack MaGuire swung in a cross from the left and super sub Rutchie nipped in between the keeper and the defender and poked the ball into the net with only a couple of minutes to go. Kilmallock held out until the end for a 1-0 win, This was a great win for Kilmallock boys and a big step up in performance for them. It was a great team performance with every player playing his part and their reward is joint first position in the league table. Well done to all. U14 Girls - Kilmallock 4 Aisling Annacotty 3 - At a wind swept Gortboy, we managed our third win of the season in the premier league. Our first goal of the game was scored after 15minutes by Kelly Walsh. The second came 2 minutes before half time scored by Jodie O Gorman, and Aisling Annacotty were quick to reply so the score at half time was 2 to 1 to Kilmallock. In the second half we were playing into a strong breeze and after 15 minutes we scored our 3rd goal from Brona Mulcahy. Aisling Annacotty again replied after 18 minutes. And on the 22nd minute they were awarded a penalty for hand ball. The Aisling Annacotty girl stepped up and scored making it 3 to 3. With time running out we pressed for a fourth goal and with a minute to go, we scored our fourth goal from Brona Mulcahy. At the final whistle it was Kilmallock 4 Aisling Annacotty 3. Well done to all the girls on a great performance, we are now Top of the Table with 9 points.... Team: Misha Noonan, Nicole Earls, Orla Daly, Eadaoin Connery, Shannen Murphy, Jasmine O Doherty, Jodie O Gorman, kathleen Conway, Jordan Heffernan, Brona Mulcahy and Kelly Walsh. Subs: Bernie O Reilly, Faye Staunton, Orla Maccarthy, Leanne Collins and Emma Meehan.

KILMALLOCK BULGADEN EFFIN COMMUNITY GAMES: We are looking for players for U12 Boys soccer - you must be born after the 31st July 2001 to be eligible, and and U13 FUTSAL indoor soccer - you must be born after 31st July 2000 - please contact 087 640 5371 for more details.

SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers training continued this week on Saturday with two groups out in cold but dry conditions, might be cold but at least the roads are drying out a bit and we can at least see the pot holes now. One group headed for the hills to get some dreaded but necessary hill work with a second group heading out on a flat route. Sunday training continued with a ladies cycle , Michelle Gammell, Liz Leonard, Jan Murphy and Mary McCarthy enjoyed a spin over to Adare with some light refreshments before returning back to Kilmallock. Wheely well done Ladies. Stephen Finn, Brendan Houlihan and Willie McCarthy did the challenging limerick Ras course. Meanwhile Sean Burchill, Declan McCarthy, Ger Finn, Paul Finn, Donal Kelly, Pat O Donnell, Joe Carroll, Ger Reidy, Martin Lake, Shane O Brien, Archie Gammell, Michael Gammell, Ger O Connell, Brendan Daly, Declan McCarthy and John Carey took on the four hills Glenanar, Garden centre, Ballyorgan and Ballintubber. A great day was had by all and all the spinning, turbo training, gym and road work is obviously paying off. Well done to Daithi O Criodain who had a top 20 finish in the Lacy cup. Training continues as usual on Saturday with a beginners/ improvers group leaving at 9.30 which is a great way to get back on the bike after a break or if your starting from scratch, all are welcome. Sunday training continues at 8.30 with a group and pace to suit all, as with all our cycles we depart from the car park behind Kilmallock cycles. Be safe be seen.

JOEY HANNAN MEMORIAL RUN/WALK: St. Patrick’s Day March 17 2013, Croom Co. Limerick. It is that time of year again and we the committee have being working behind the scenes organising a great day’s events in memory of Joey. The Walk will start at 1:15 pm while the runners get off at 2 pm. After the walk/race prize giving will take place between 3:30 and 4 pm. Teas and sandwiches will be provided for all. On St. Patrick’s night there will be an ‘Irish Night’ also in Colaiste Chiarain Croom and all are welcome to attend where we will have traditional entertainment, €5 admission.

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