Feast Days : This Friday 1 February is the Feast Day of St. Brigid, she is the Secondary Patron Saint of Ireland, it is also the First Friday of the month and the usual house visits will be made.
Saturday 2 February is the Feast of the Presentation, Candlemas Day, Candles will be blessed at the 11am Mass, for use in the Church and in the home during the year. You may bring candles to the Church anytime before the Mass.
Sunday 3 February : Feast of St. Blaise, Throats will be blessed after the 6.30pm. (Vigil Mass) on Saturday evening and after the 11am Mass on Sunday.
Anniversary Mass : Saturday 26 January 11am Mass : Michael Hanley (Lower Main Street)
Saturday 26 January : 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Anne Oâ€™Doherty (Mill Hill and Bosnetstown)
Sunday 27 January : 11am Mass ) : Timothy, Margaret and Dervilla Sheedy (Bosnetstown)
Anniversaries/Remembrances : Tommie Oâ€™Regan (High Street) Roger and Julia Oâ€™Sullivan (West End and Ballintubber) Joe Oâ€™Regan ( Glebe Road and Mill Hill). Mary Lee (nee Lee) Ballyorgan and Mallow and Mary Dawes (nee Oâ€™Connell (Glenroe). who died recently.
Thank You from May Quinlan : May Quinlan (Forest View), would like to say Thank You, to all those from Kilfinane and the surrounding area who travelled the long journey in very poor weather conditions to Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow recently to offer their sympathy and support , attended the Removal, Mass and Burial of her daughter Patricia, sent Flowers, Mass Cards and contacted her during the time of her sad bereavement.
SCOIL POL MASS : The Mass for Scoil Pol was celebrated at St. Andrews Church on Fiday last 25th. January to mark the beginning of the School Year and Commemoration of St. Paul Patron Saint of Scoil Pol, there was full participation of the students and staff at the very well attended ceremony.
SCOIL FHIONAIN SILVER CIRCLE : The Scoil Fhionain Silver Circle will commence on Thursday 7 February and will run for Ten weeks. Your support would be appreciated.
BIRTHDAY WISHES : Congratulations are extended to the following who recently celebrated their Birthdays recently, Breda Oâ€™Sullivan (Lower Main Street) who celebrated her birthday on Wednesday 23 January, Callan Ensor (Ballyhoura Heights).who celebrated his Birthday on Sunday 27. January. Conor Philpot (Ballyroe Lower) who celebrated his Second Birthday on Saturday 26 January, the Hanrahan Twins, Jack and Danny who celebrated their Second Birthday on Monday 28 January.
KILFINANE COMMUNITY PLAYSCHOOL ENROLMENT :Kilfinane Community Playschool is currently accepting enrolment for September 2013 for both morning 9am to 12pm and evening 12.15pm to 3.15pm. Kilfinane Community Playschool are participating providers of the new Governmentâ€™s scheme (ECCE) to provide a free pre-school year for children in the year before they start primary school. The Early Childhood Care & Education Scheme (ECCE) provides one year â€œfreeâ€ Pre-school education to every child in Ireland aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 6 months on 1st September each year. We are also participating in the Childcare Community Subvention Proramme (CCS) scheme. This programme aims to provide quality childcare services at reduced rates to parents in specific eligibility bands by subventing community childcare services. It is important that parents are made aware that they may be eligible. For more information Please contact us on 0639 1847 0872726627
KILFINANE COMMUNITY PLAYSCHOOL EASTER CAMP : Children of ages between 3-7 years are invited to join us for an exciting new Easter Camp on Monday 25 March to Thursday 28 March 10am to 1 pm. All children will have a very fulfilling day of activities including arts and craft, baking, music, dance, fun & games including outdoor activities (weather permitting) in our specially designed outdoor playground adjoining our state of the art childcare facility. We ask all children to bring a small packed lunch and drink. Cost is : â‚¬30 for the week (deposit of â‚¬10 to secure place) orâ‚¬10 per day. Easy pay option available (receipts given on payment) â‚¬3 per week for 10 weeks. Payment is accepted between Monday and Friday of each week until Friday 22 March 2013. But hurry limited to 22 places so book quick to avoid disappointment, first come first served. Further information please contact Kilfinane C ommunity Playschool Ltd on 063 91847 or 0872726627.
CANAVOUR PLAYERS OPENS TONIGHT: The Canavour Players Ballinvreena will present â€˜Pull the Other Oneâ€™ a comedy in 2 acts by Norman Robbins in Ballinvreena Community Hall which will open on this Thursday evening 31 January and will continue each night this week to Sunday 3 February, and next week from Wednesday 6 February to Sunday 10 February, The cast includes Noreen Quish, T.J Carr, Willie Carr, Diarmuid McIntyre, Margaret Oâ€™Sullivan,Trudy Reardon and Michael Oâ€™Reilly, while Sarah Reynolds is the producer and the backroom crew consist of Jim Flynn, Morgan Murphy and John Tobin. The Show commences at 8.30pm each night. Admission is â‚¬8 for Adults with complimentary refreshments offered at the interval. Come along and enjoy a wonderful production, a few laughs - in all a perfect evening out.
HILLSIDE PLAYERS THREE MORE SHOWS : Because of the very big demand, The Hillside Players have added three further shows and will continue with their production, Donâ€™t Tell the Wife for a third week on this Thursday 31 to Saturday 2 February, in Ardpatrick Community Centre, curtain up at 8pm each night. . Admission is, adults â‚¬8 , children â‚¬3. Booking is advisable. Booking lines will open from 5.30 - 7.30 and then on every performance night at the times. Booking number: 087 7655771. Further details can be found on facebook and twitter. A great night of entertainment is promised, looking forward to it!
KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : Another Success Kilfinane AC win Frank Oâ€™ Mara County Novice 4 Mile Road Championships. Another fantastic day for the club in Rathkeale on Sunday last 27 January with great team and individual performances. Our menâ€™s team added the Novice road title to the novice cross country title won last September and finished Third in the Senior menâ€™s team category. James Gubbins, Adrian Hennessey, Patrick Irwin and Greg Ryan are the latest names to be inscribed on the impressive Frank Oâ€™ Mara Cup with Greg Ryan adding his name to the cup for the second time after being part of the winning Kilfinane AC team that won the cup for the first time in 2011. Our womenâ€™s team too had an excellent day with Aideen Leahy leading home our 6 female runners to team medals finishing Second in the Novice and Third in the Senior team categories. This was a very strong run by our ladies team, many of whom were competing for the club for the first time an d provides a great platform for our ladies team to build on in the coming months James Gubbins continued the excellent form he showed in 2012 by winning the Individual Novice title and also picking up First Prize in the Over 35 Menâ€™s category. This was a very impressive run by James considering the level of competition in the novice category. Other individual honours included a silver medal for Una Power in the Over 45 category and a bronze for Sean Manning in the Over 40 category Overall results on the day were as follows Sixth James Gubbins 22:29, Tenth Adrian Hennessey 23:19, Twelveth Patrick Irwin 23:27, Sixteenth Greg Ryan 23:53, Twenty Fourth Sean Manning 24:52, Twenty Fifth Joe Oâ€™Brien 24:53, Thirty First Gary Egan 26:06, Thirty Fifth Liam Sheehyy 26:31, Thirty Sixth Donnacha Ryan 26:43, Forteeth Vincent Oâ€™Donnell 27:15, Forty Third Henry Downes 27:31, Forth Sixth Paul Ryan 27:40, Fifty Seventh Aideen Leahy 30:33, Sixty Fourth Edel Hennessey 32:39, Sixty Six th Michelle Campbell 33:03, Sixty Seventh Lucy Curtayne 33:07, Seventy Second Agne Bulyceva 34:51 and Seventy Ninth Una Power 42:08. Thanks to all runners and supporters for what was an excellent turnout and signals the continued progression of our small club.
North Munster Schools Cross Country : Congratulations to Kilfinane Athletic Club member Edd Valatka on a brilliant silver medal run at the North Munster Schools Cross Country on Thursday last 24 January. Well done to all who competed for the Scoil Pol team and gave a great account of themselves on the day. Edd now continues onto the Munster Championships in the coming weeks.
Club Training :With fewer races down for contention in the coming weeks it is a great chance to get in some quality training in the coming weeks. Training this week takes place on Saturday in Dromin at 9.30am. Key to future Saturday morning sessions will be the progression of the beginners group. Anyone interested in trying out a group training session is very welcome to attend. Other training options which our athletes have been availing of in recent weeks include the Tuesday evening training session from 7-8pm in UL and the training sessions in Galbally community field on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings with Moore Abbey Milers from 7-8pm. For information on club training etc. contact Sean on 086-6001430 or send us a message on facebook.
Upcoming Races : Castleconnell 10k Sunday 17 Feb 2:15pm Adare 10K, Sunday 24 Feb. 1pm Ballycotton 10 Mile Sunday March 3 - 1.30pm. Fully Booked. Novice 4 Mile Road Championships. Sunday 10 March. Venue TBC. Mallow 10 Mile Monday 18 March 12.30, closing date 10 March, restricted to 1200 entries. Munster Masters 4 Mile Road Championships Sunday 24 March. Venue TBC
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION : The Club will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection this coming weekend Sat 2 Feb/Sun 3 Feb. Your support is greatly appreciated
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