KILMALLOCK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: Kilmallock & District Mental Health Association are holding their AGM on Thursday May 16, at 4.30pm, in Ivy Gate Day Centre. New members welcome, contact Bridget on 063 98849 for more information.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Youth Theatre - On Sunday May 19 @ 8pm, Friars’ Gate Youth Theatre present The Crucible adapted by Lisa O’Connor.
Children’s Drama Group - On Monday May 20 and Tuesday May 21 @ 7.30pm Friars’ Gate Children’s Drama Group present The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins. Director Maria O’Neill.
Torch Players – Bernard Farrell Comedy - On Thursday May 23, Torch Players, Limerick return to Kilmallock with I Do not Like Thee, Dr. Fell by Bernard Farrell. A hilarious and satirical send up of American group therapy, a group of people gather in a sealed room for an Encounter group session under the direction of an American group therapist. Cast: Mary Harvey, Ollie Hayes, Peter Hayes, Pat Kelly, Joanne O’Brien, Jeanne O’Connor, Micheal O’Dubhghaill. Directed by Maurice O’Sullivan. www.friarsgate.ie/063-98727
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: AUSTIN, WILLIE AND PAUL FLY THE FLAG FOR KCC IN KANTURK 3 DAY. Last weekend Austin Sheedy, Willie Whelan and Paul O’ Connell tackled the Kanturk 3 day with a time trial and 3 road stages this was a big test for the lads. The three guys are racing in the A2/A3 category which is a very tough grade and demands the riders to be in top shape and put them to the test both mentally and physically.
All three KCC members did very well finishing well in the 3 days and finished well up on G.C so well done guys and ye are doing our club proud so keep the KCC flag flying.
TIME TRIALING IN PATRICKSWELL - Last Thursday evening in Patrickswell again saw KCC members compete in the 18km circuit and all improve on their times. Austin Sheedy, Willie Whelan competing in the elite category these guys are setting some fantastic times and are improving on these every week. Ger Cusack, Richard Hayes, Liam Hayes and Joe Costello competing in the A4/Vet category and they are also setting some great times and improving every week. Carmel Ryan is flying the flag for the ladies of the club Carmel is also setting some great times and is competing well in the ladies category of the time trials.
CLUB SPINS - Our club spins continue every Sunday morning leaving the old neodata car park in Kilmallock at 9.am with two groups heading out with a pre arranged speed and distance there is sure to be a group and a pace that suits you. We also have a beginner group leaving the same venue at the same time so don’t hesitate come and join us and be part of our ever growing numbers we also have a beginner group leaving the old neodata car park on Wensday evenings at 6.30 pm to get our contact details log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and make contact with us there. Follow us on facebook and keep up to all the happenings in Kilmallock cycling club. Next week read about our continued participation in the TT in Patrickswell and read about our members heading for Midleton for the ever popular Stephen Roche Tour de Cure.
CILL MOCHEALLOG CLUB na NOG: U15 Hurlers into County Final - Kilmallock 3-10 / Na Piarsaigh 3-3. Our U15s went one step closer this year to landing the holy grail after beating Na Piarsaigh in a pulsating encounter last Wednesday evening. Those who turned out saw two fine sides go at it hammer and tong over the 50 minutes. We started well racing into a 2-5 to 3 points lead at half time. Na Piarsaigh were not going to take this sitting down though and rattled in 2 goals as we were caught napping within 3 minutes of the restart. This then was going to be a real test of the character of this team and they all pulled together to go on and win the game by 7 points but Na Piarsaigh never gave up and fought to the end. A great game with some outstanding individual performances but overall a fantastic team effort sealed a great win. We now look forward to the county final. No fixture as of yet.
Team: Jason Enright, Liam Fitzgerald, Josh Cahill, Andrew Finn, Aidan Enright, Ciaran O’Connor, David Carroll, Cal McCarthy(1-1), David Woulfe (0-5), Phelim O’Reilly, Ruairi Conaghan (0-1), Jack Barry, Danny Conway (0-1), Anthony Barrett (2-1), Dylan Walsh (0-1). Subs Liam English, Gearoid Barry, Luke Staunton, Tom savage, Paraic O’Connor U16 Football Round 4 - Mungret 1-8 / Kilmallock 0-8. A lot of head scratching after this game as to how we ended up on the losing side. We had enough possession to win but it wasn’t to be and Mungret take the points but with quite alot of unpredictable results in this division we are still in it. The footballers now take a break until after the exams.
Scorers: Dylan Walsh (0-6), Paddy O’Loughlin (0-1), Micheal Houlihan (0-1). U12 Hurling - Our hurlers travelled to Kilfinane and played Blackrock on Monday April 29. A brilliant performance from the team saw the game finish Kilmallock 2-5; Blackrock 2-3. Scores for Kilmallock were Conor Hanley 1-4,TJ Hanley 1-0 and Colm Hayes 0-1. Panel : Tadgh Hanley, Killean Keane,Conor Hanley,Kevin Sheedy, Colm Hayes,Eoin Enright,Osin Enright,Muiris Bulaeir,Sean Ham,TJ Hanley,Brian Daly,Tyreek Casey,Shane O Brien,Enda Sheedy,Jamie Todd,Kevin Casey,Killian Noonan,Stephen Daly. U8 Hurling - On Saturday the May 4 Kilmallock hosted a County board organised U8 hurling blitz between Kilmallock , Feenagh Kilmeedy and Dromcolliher Broadford,each game was well contested with some nice hurling from all teams involved .
The Kilmallock panel was as follows Bill Leahy, Cathal O Donoghue ,Ciaran Cronin ,Paudie Sheedy ,Pierce Connery ,Clement McAulliffe ,Cian Leahy , Sean Murphy ,William Casey ,William Burke ,Darie Enright ,Gearoid Enright,John Paul Houlihan .
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: You know summer has arrived when there are flashes of Blue and yellow making their way in and out of Kilmallock in force on a Wednesday night for our mighty evening training, we had a massive turnout in mighty cycling conditions with two groups covering 40KM and 60KM respectively. Out cycling were Donal Kelly, Anna McCarthy, Stephen Finn, Joe Carroll, Jerry Ryan, Garry Tierney, John Crowley, Brendan Houlihan, Peggy Bourke, Mike Sexton, Paul Gammell, John Carey, Liz Leonard, Jan Murphy, Edmund O’Reilly, Mary McCarthy, Declan McCarthy, Dave Daly, Mathew Gammell, Owen Tobin, Jerry Herbert, Michelle Gammell, Simon Kelly, Brian McCarthy, Ger Finn, John O’Grady, Another, Jimmy McCarthy and Big Dave Walsh.
Underage training continued on Thursday with Paul Gammell and Jerry Herbert putting in the time with a good group of kids eager to improve their cycling skills and fitness, the group put in a great 25Km. Well done to all. Well done to Daithi Creedon who again showed strongly in the Kanturk 3 day. On Saturday the club was out in force to support the CRY [cardiac risk in the young] cycle in Monagea in memory of Niamh Herlihy and Darra O’Donovan. Amongst the many from the club who attended this worthwhile event were a group who cycled from Kilmallock to Monagea did the charity cycle and cycled home covering a very worthwhile 164 km. In this group were Paul Gammell, John Carey, Shane O’Brein, Mike Gammell, Donal Kelly, Tadgh Murphy, Eoin Tobin, Mike Sexton and Declan McCarthy. At the time of going to print I didn’t have names of everyone who took part but well done to everyone. On Sunday Pat O’Donnell and Robert Shanahan took part for a cycle for Cian around Lough Derg to raise funds for a 5 year old boy with a tumour, well done guys. Also out on Sunday was Liz Leonard, Jerry Ryan and Sean Burchill who made the trip to Sligo to take part in first An Post cycle of the year. A nice day out with the tough Lady Brae climb. Training will return to some normality this week with Wednesday evening training at 6.30 PM. Saturday is our beginner improver cycle at 9.30 AM. The Stephen Roche tour de Cure takes place next Sunday in Midleton with much of the club taking part. For those not taking part Sunday gives you plenty of choice with two cycles. The fIrst 7.30 AM is long and fast and a slightly shorter cycle leaving at 8.30AM . As with all our cycles we depart from the car park beside Kilmallock cycles. If you are planning on doing the Ring of Kerry it is time to dust down the bike and cycling gear and get those Kilometres in the legs. Our Wednesday or Saturday spins are ideal for getting the legs going and giving you the skills needed for cycling in a group and our Sunday will help you to up your distances. Most people will get the training done on their own eventually but many first timers don’t and get nervous with the large number of cyclist on the day of the Ring of Kerry, this is where cycling with Southside Wheely Wheelers will be invaluable in your training. A quick reminder to club members and non-members alike that cycling more than two abreast is not safe or acceptable no matter what the pace is in front. Keep in mind that it is not just your own safety but the safety of others that is also important. Be safe and be seen.
CUAN MHUIRE CHURCHGATE COLLECTION: Sr. Consilio Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree House will be holding her annual churchgate collection in Kilmallock and Ballingaddy this weekend. Any support will be much appreciated in these hard times. We would like to thank our very loyal collectors who year after year stand out in all kinds of weather to help us with this worthy cause.
KILMALLOCK BULGADEN EFFIN COMMUNITY GAMES: Kilmallock Bulgaden Effin Community Games Sports Evening will be held on Friday May 10 at Kilmallock Utd Soccer Filed - From 6:30pm. U5 Boys and Girls - Fun Run, U7 Boys and Girls - Fun Run, U8 Boys and Girls - 60m Sprint, U8 Boys and Girls - 80m Sprint, U10 Boys and Girls - 100m Sprint, U10 Boys and Girls - 200m, U10 Boys and Girls - 60m Hurdles, U12 Boys and Girls - Ball Throw, U12 Boys and Girls - 100m Sprint, U12 Boys and Girls - 600m, U12 Boys - Long puck, U12 Girls County - Long Jump, U14 Boys and Girls - Shot Putt, U14 Boys and Girls – Javelin, U14 Boys and Girls - 80m Hurdles, U14 Boys and Girls - 100m Sprint, U14 Boys and Girls - 800m, U14 Boys and Girls - Long jump, U14Girls - Long puck, U16 Boys and Girls - High Jump, U16 Boys and Girls – Discus, U16 Boys and Girls - Triple Jump, U16 Boys and Girls - 100m Sprint, U16 Boys and Girls - 1500m, U16 Boys and Girls – Marathon, Family Relay - 4 x 100m Relay Race, U8 Mixed - 4 x 100m Relay Race, U10 Mixed - 4 x 100m Relay Race, U12 Boys and Girls 4 x 100m Relay Race, U13 Mixed - 4 x 100m Relay Race, U14 Boys and Girls 4 x 100m Relay Race, U15 Mixed - 4 x 100m Relay Race. U16 Boys and Girls 4 x 100m Relay Race, U16 Mixed - 4 x 200m Relay Race, Novelty Races, Burgers, Drinks, Kids Entertainment, Bouncy Castles A great evenings entertainment. Admission €3 Adult - Kids Free.
LIMERICKWEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its May meeting on 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.
MARANTHA PRAYER MINISTRY: Maranatha Prayer Ministry Invites you for the Healing Retreat through the Ministry of Rev. Fr. Liam Kelly, O.F.M. Ennis and Aidan Gallagher, E.W.T.N., Ireland, enriched with the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Word of God, Healing Mass, Praise and Worship, Confession, and Spirit Filled Music by the lively Maranatha Gospel Choir on Pentecost Sunday May 19, 2013 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea sandwiches, buns in hall after. Everyone welcome!