Mar 30

Anniversary Mass : Friday 22 March 7pm Mass : Liam and Mary Healy (Main Street).

Anniversary Mass : Friday 22 March 7pm Mass : Liam and Mary Healy (Main Street).

Saturday 23 March 11am : William Fitzgerald (Lr. Main St), 6.30pm Jimmy Lyons (Mountain View)

Sunday 24 March 11am ; Michael Conway (Bosnetstown)

Sunday 31 March : Daniel O’Sullivan (Vale View).

Remembrances /Anniversaries : Breda Coughlan (Priory House) Mrs Kitty Bracken (Kinnegad) Tom and Kitty O’Gorman (Kilmurry)

SYMPATHY: Sincere Sympathy is extended to Catherine O’Doherty (Bosnetstown) on the death of her mother Mrs. Kitty Bracken (Kennigad, Co Westmeath) which occured last week (May She Rest in Peace).

BIRTHDAY WISHES: Congratulations are extended to the following who celebrate Birthdays at this time Frankie Mulqueen (High Street) on Saturday 16 March. Caroline Cregan (Thomastown) on Saturday 23 March, Helen Sheehy (Radharc Cille) Nicole Stewart (Treada Na Ri)and Joel Slattery (Chapel Street) on Sunday 24 March. Killian Lyons on Tuesday 26 march.Pascal O’Connor (St Anne’s Terrace) on Wednesday 27 March, Marguerite Murphy (Murrin’s Croos) on Friday 29 March and Pat Hennessy (Ballyroe Upper) on Saturday 30 March.

CONGRATULATIONS GAA CLUB LOTTO WINNER : Congratulations to David Healy, Main Street, who won the Blackrock G.A.A Club Lotto Jackpot Prize of €3,800 in the draw held on Wednesday night last week 20 March, the numbers drawn were, 3, 11, 14 and 23.

YOUTH CLUB : The Beanbag Youth Club will be starting up in Kilfinane in the next few weeks, if anybody is interested in being a volunteer or helping out in the Youth Club please contact David Moloney on 085 1312097.

KILFINANE COMMUNITY ALERT : Kilfinane Community Alert in conjunction with Town Council. There has been a marked increase in burglaries in the Town & Residential Houses & Farms in the surrounding area. Since the closure of our Garda Station it is up to the Community to be more alert and report any suspicious activity or vehicles to the Gardai in Bruff.061 382940.if you could insert this no to mobile contacts. The other Emergency Service numbers 999 or 112.

KILFINANE COSHLEA HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Kilfinane Coshlea Histotical Society are holding a Lecture and Talk in Ballinvreena Community Hall on next Thursday 4 April.8.30pm.The Lecture will be on Castles and Fortified Houses in the Coshlea and surrounding area. The Lecture will be given by Joseph Lennon, Historian. All are welcome, Admission €5

KILFINANE ATHLETIC CLUB : Munster Masters on Sunday last 24 March 2013, Seven Kilfinane AC runners made the trip to Moyglass in Tipperary for the Munster Masters 4 mile road championships. Despite the cold weather, conditions were good for running this hilly course with 179 runners taking to the start. Highlight of the day was James Gubbins coming away with another Munster medal as part of the Limerick O35 team which won bronze in a very competitive event. What a year James has had, adding a Masters Bronze to the Novice Silver and Senior Bronze won at the recent 4 mile Senior and Novice Road championships. 3 Munster medals this year and his fourth to date is an impressive haul for someone who took up the sport only a few years ago. The Kilfinane AC ladies team reached a milestone for the club by becoming the first team to represent the club at Masters level. On the day they gave a great account of themselves finishing in Seventh place overall, a great platform for our ladies team to build on. This team of 5 ladies have only recently joined the club and have shown great commitment and enthusiasm and have certainly made a big impression since coming on board. Breda Bridges led the ladies home in 31:46, Niamh Doody 33:48, Patricia Wade 33:51, Helen Fitzgerald O’Sullivan 37:52 and Una Power 38:18, great times over a challenging championship course. In the men’s event the club had 2 participants with James Gubbins coming home in Fifthteenth overall in a PB time of 22:18 and Sean Manning also running a PB of 24:52. IMRA Wicklow Way Trail Race : Adrian Hennessey had an excellent Fifth place out of 194 competitors in the Wiclow Way Trail race which was held on Saturday 23 March. Joey Hannon Memorial 10k Croom : The Joey Hannan Memorial 10k took place on St. Partricks Day in Croom. Great results again from the 5 club runners who took part on the day. Well done to Donnacha Enright who ran his first sub 40 in an excellent time of 39:10. Seamus Hourigan also posted a sub 40 of 39:36 which is a remarkable result considering Seamus’s recent injury woes. 3 ladies made the trip to Croom with Agne Bulyceva running a great time of 46:39. Breda Bridges in her first race for the club had an excellent run in a time of 47:39 and was first O40 lady on the day. Well done to Una Power on another great run, completing the course in 60:56 UL 5K SERIES : Well done to Agne Bulyceva who claimed the Second overall ladies prize in the UL 5K series, after a set of improving and consistent times over the series. Both Agne and Sean Manning completed all 6 races in the series which finished up on 21 March, great dedication by both. Award for Edd Valatka : Congratulations to Edd Valatka who was announced the inaugural winner of the Limerick Sports Partnership “Performance in Sport Award” for February for his outstanding performances at Cross Country (U17 - Intermediate) level where Edd claimed Second place in the North Munster finals, Third place in the Munster finals and Eleventh place in the All-Ireland schools final.

LIMERICK’S GOT TALENT : Calling all singers ,dancers, bands, choirs, variety acts and songwriters the search is now on for the new stars of Limerick in our 5th annual competition which takes place at Limetree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College from 20 - 23 August. This years competition promises to be the biggest and best ever hence why we have moved venues to give our supporters better facilities and more comfort. Applications are now available from two outlets this year our main one at Local Heroes Office in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre and also from Future Sound & Vision in Upper William St during shopping hours. All applications must be returned to Arthur’s Quay before closing date of 1 August 2013 with €10 entry fee. Massive prize packs are available for our winners which as well as overall winner five category winners will be chosen including Best Singer, Best Dance Act, Best Band, Best Variety Act and best Original Song. Show producer Mike O’Connor told us “we are all excited about this years project with the great categories and the interest show and also delighted that the acts have the chance to perform on a magnificent auditorium such as the Limetree Theatre.” All prospective applicants are invited to attend our first workshop which will take place at South Court Hotel Conference Centre on next Tuesday 2 April from 11.00am -4.00pm which will be very beneficial to their progress. Once again all proceeds for show will go to the MS Society Limerick. Further information can be had from our Facebook Page Limerick’s Got Talent 2013 our contact Mike O’Connor on 0851367594

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