ANGLESBORO WEEKLY 45 DRIVE GAME: 1st and 2nd prize divide: Denis Wallace and Jim English and John Dawson and Anne Coughlan. Table prizes: Carmel Quirke and Donal Hennessy, Seanie Hanley and Tom Hogan and Billy Casey and Micky Cleary. Raffle: 1st prize: Jim O’Sullivan. 2nd prize: Billy Casey and 3rd prize: John Morey. Cards - every Tuesday night at 8.45pm.
KILBEHENNY WEEKLY BINGO: €20: Eileen Walsh, Mary Piggott, Joan Walsh, Ger Sheehan, Joan Price, Margaret Hannigan, Bridie Murphy, Joan Crotty and Margaret Fahy. €30: Kay Roche. €40: Batt Power, Mary O’Dwyer, M. Roche, Kay O’Gorman, Joan Murphy, M. Roche, Margaret Hannigan and M. Roche. €50: Pat O’Mahony. €100: Bridie Burke. Sheets €30: Joan Murphy. €100: Tommy Gallagher. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Bridie Macken. 2nd prize €20: Esther Roche. 3rd prize €10: Kathleen Kinsella. Free Books - small; Kay Nolan and large; Ann Collins. Bingo every Sunday night at 8.30pm.
KILBEHENNY CYCLING CLUB & VARIOUS FUNDRAISERS: On this Sunday 9th June, Kilbehenny Cycling Club has arranged a sponsored cycle in aid of the Community Centre building fund. It will commence with an 80k run around the Galtee Mountains, a 50k run in the Vee Valley and a 15k local family cycle. Registrations are from 8.30am on Sunday morning with the first cycle starting at 9.30am. Light refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards for all patrons to enjoy. It will be a busy weekend of fundraising in Kilbehenny as on Friday night they are hosting a social dance with music provided by the ever popular Finbarr Dennehy. Dancing commences at 9.30pm in the Community Centre. On Saturday night Kilbehenny Community Council are hosting their monthly 45 drive card game starting at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. There is something for all the community in that line up.
KILBEHENNY F.C LOTTO: There was no winner of the lotto draw which took place recently at The Three Counties Bar in Kilbehenny. The following won lucky dip prizes of €20; Eve Cleary, Niall O’Mahony and Sylvia O’Mahony. The next draw takes place at Dan Casey’s Bar in Kilbehenny on this Friday night. Tickets are available locally at just €2 each.
KILBEHENNY I.C.A: Kilbehenny I.C.A has organised their annual tour which this year is a four day trip to Donegal County. The group will depart Kilbehenny on Thursday 20th June. A small number of seats are still available on a first come first served basis. For further information on the tour or for your tickets, please contact Mary O’Brien on (087) 2422660 or (025) 24699.
TIDY TOWNS: Both villages are now looking very well at present as they have now completed their entry forms for this year’s competition. Painting is now completed on Anglesboro Community Hall. A new sign is about to be erected and flowers etc are planted in preparation for the Judging. Hopefully we will have much better weather this year than we had last year for the Judges to admire our two beautiful villages.
R.I.P: The death took place recently of Kathleen O’Callaghan – nee O’Brien – of Carhue, Kilbehenny and Mulberry Road, Mitchelstown. Kathleen moved to Mitchelstwon when her husband John passed away approximately 15 years ago. She was one of the great characters of the area and made a big contribution to community life in Anglesboro. Indeed all of the O’Callaghan family was involved in the clubs of the area, especially the G.A.A Clubs in Anglesboro and Galtee Gaels and the O’Callaghan children walked the three mile treck to Anglesboro N.S daily. Kathleen will always be remembered as a character and a first class actress. She took to the stage in many of the productions of the Drama Group in Anglesboro during the 1980’s after the new hall was open. She held roles in “The troubled bachelors”, “The money doesn’t matter” and “Cough water” – to name but a few. She was never found wanting, whether it was taking an active part in the play or helping with teas etc. Perhaps her greatest piece was at an early Harvest Fair, when she prevailed upon to dress up and act the part of a “Fortune Teller”. She carried out this task brilliantly, telling them all what they had and hadn’t and what they could expect for the future! Such was her performance that nobody recognised who she was. It was in fact a year later when the word got out that it was Kathleen! Her removal took place from O’Sullivans funeral home Kilbehenny to St. Patrick’s Church Anglesboro. Following requiem mass, burial took place in the church grounds beside her beloved husband John. To her sons Pat, John and Maurice, to her daughters Mary, Kathleen and Assumptha and to her extended family our sincere sympathies are extended. Ar deis Lamh De go raibh a h-anam deilis.
THE GATHERING: Final touches are being put in place by Anglesboro Community Council for their gathering which takes place from 12th to 14th July. The highlight of the weekend will be the re-enactment of the “Closing of the creamery”. This will take place on the Sunday afternoon. The creamery closed its doors in August 1981. This was an event which was recorded on video at the time by the new publican – the late Mick O’Connell and his friend Mr. Barry from Glenville in the Co. Cork. The committee are planning to repeat this event as well as a number of other events which revolved around the creamery in days gone by – making our little village an extremely busy and industrious place at the time. If anyone has any items that would help to enhance the occasion, please contact any Committee member. Your item will be taken and used and returned to you safely immediately after the event.
G.A.A: Galtee Gaels Ladies Club would like to thank all who contributed to their annual church gate collection last weekend. Galtee Gaels Junior A footballers were beaten in the South Limerick Junior A League by Ballylanders in the final which was played at Kilfinane on Saturday night last. The final score was Ballylanders 3-7, Galtee Gaels 1-9. On Monday night Galtee Gaels Junior B team played Camogue Rovers in the South Limerick Junior B League final in Hospital. Camogue Rovers beat the Gaels by 1 point. The score was Camogue Rovers 1-10, Galtee Gaels 1-9.
WALKING: Anglesboro Walking group will meet up at King’s Yard in Kilbehenny on next Monday evening at 7.30pm. They will walk a two hour moderate walk which will be led by John O’Halloran. Kilbehenny Walkers will head to Glenannar to walk The Canon Sheehan Loop. A bus will leave the Community Centre at 6.50pm.