CARDS RESULTS: winners with 9 games each D.J. Ryan & Denis Walsh, Nora & Pat Ryan, Pat Naughton & Paddy Finn. Table Prizes; Kathleen Barry & Moira Winters, Mary & Jimmy O’Connell, Chrissie O’Sullivan & Jim Sheehan, John Clancy & Tommy O’Riordan. Raffle: €50 Liam Roche, €25 Miriam Mitchell, €20 Chrissie O’Sullivan, €10 Dick Laffan, €10 Mike O’Dwyer, €10 D.J. Ryan. Cards every Sunday night at 8.30pm in Knockainey Community Centre, all are welcome.
KNOCKAINEY GAA LOTTO: Numbers drawn were 7, 9, 16, 22. No jackpot winner. 4 x €20 winners; Michael Walsh, John McNamara, Liam Dillon, Nora Lonergan. Seller’s Prize; John O’Riordan. Next week’s jackpot €3900.
CLIONA’S FOUNDATION CYCLE: now in its 6th year will take place on Saturday August 31st from the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur, just 20km from Limerick city. With three routes including an 8km for family and funsters, the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route and a 40km less arduous route for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and a bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. So popular is cycling that Cliona’s Foundation has founded it’s own cycling club which is affiliated to Cycling Ireland and is gaining new members each week. Cliona’s Foundation 6th Annual Charity Cycle was launched in Limerick last weekend by three well known celebrities who were delighted to be part of the event. David Wallace, Leanne Moore and Joy Neville have carved national and international fame in their own right and have supported Cliona’s Foundation over the years. Register on line by logging onto www.eventmaster.ie or on the day with registration starting at 8.30am in the Honeyfitz Theatre. Family Cycle starts at 9.45 a.m., Experienced Cycle starts at 10am & Leisure Cycle starts at 10.30 a.m. Entry is €30 for the Experienced and Leisure Cycles and €25 for the Family Cycle. Entry fee includes insurance, BBQ and entertainment on the day. Sponsorship cards are available by contacting Cliona’s Foundation on 061 400640 and or 087 188 7700. Cards with €100 or more raised will be included in a draw for a €500 cycling voucher.
LOUGH GUR HERITAGE CENTRE:The shop at the Heritage Centre was opened on Saturday 6th of July after extensive refurbishment work. The opening hours are 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry prices to the exhibition are as follows: Adult €5.00, Children €3.00, Family Ticket €15.00.
HURLING FEVER: Lough Gur Development are holding a raffle with the first prize being two All Ireland hurling final stand tickets and overnight accommodation in the Croke Park Hotel and the second prize is an iPad. Tickets are €5 each and are available for purchase at Ryans Foodstore, Holycross, in Lough Gur Heritage Centre, at Knockainey Community Office or from any committee member. All funds raised go towards repaying debt on the refurbished Heritage Centre - please support.
GENERATIONS 2: Lough Gur Development recently published Generations 2 - a beautiful book of photographs of people around the Lough Gur area over the last century. The book is available at Nagles, Bruff, O’Sullivans, Hospital and Ryans Holycross and is priced at €10.
HERITAGE WEEK 2013: August 17 to the 25. Lough Gur Development is offering free guided outdoor tours on August 19 and 20 between 10.30 and 12.30. This is a real treat for anyone with even a passing interest in history, nature, archaeology and folklore. To avoid disappointment please book in advance by phoning 061 385386. On August 21 and 23 between 10am and 4.30pm there will be a 50% discount on all admission prices into the newly refurbished Heritage Centre. A family ticket usually costing €15.00 will be priced at just €7.50 for this limited time only and will admit two adults and up to 2 children.
ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP: at the Honey Fitz on August 19 and 20 From 10am to 3pm on August 19 and 20Clare Jordan and Fergus Grant will hold a Kids Create Workshop at the Honey Fitz Theatre. Children will enjoy creating ceramic and silver pieces that they can take home with them at the end of the workshop. It will be an action packed fun filled day that is a must for all arts and craft enthusiasts. The course cost is €55 for two days including materials. Phone 087 4169450 or 061 385186 to book your place today.
KNOCKAINEY AFC SUMMER CAMP: We are delighted to announce the dates and times for our annual soccer camp. Monday August 19 to Friday August 23. The times are from 10am to 2pm daily. We had huge interest in this camp last year. This year we are strictly limiting the places to 100 kids from under 6 to under 16 boys and girls. Get in there fast to avoid disappointment. Bookings on 087-6894718.
KNOCKAINEY AFC FIXTURES:Thursday August 15 - U17 Knockainey vs Coonagh kick off 6.30pm. Friday August 16 - Div. 3B Parkville vs Knockainey B kick off 6.30pm. Saturday 17th August - Div. 1A
Knockainey A vs Pike B kick off 6.30pm. Monday August 19 - U17
Aisling vs Knockainey kick off 6.30pm. Wednesday August 21 - Div. 3B
Knockainey B vs Lisnagry B kick off 6.30pm. Thursday August 22 -
Div. 1A Kilmallock vs Knockainey A kick off 6.30pm.
KNOCKAINEY AFC LOTTO:There was no winner of the lotto last week which was held in Jack’s Bar, Knockainey last Friday night. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 7 and 12. Lucky dip winners 4x€20: Bernie Moloney Knockainey, Andy Wallace Bruff, Philis Keating Knockainey & James Hayes Lough Gur. Seller’s prize €20: Moloney’s Bar. Jackpot is €4500. Tickets on sale from the usual outlets and also online at www.knockaineyafc.ie
IRELAND DEAFLYMPICS FOOTBALL TEAM: Congratulations to Jonathan Cosgrave and his Irish teammates on finishing 6th place in the Deaflympics held recently in Bulgaria. The Ireland team opened their campaign in Sofia with a battling 4-2 Victory over Nigeria. In the second group game Ireland secured a creditable 0-0 draw against European Champions Russia, this was a courageous performance from the Irish lads as they withstood periods of sustained pressure and forced three good late chances themselves which could have snatched victory. In the final group game Ireland secured second position with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Japan to reaching the quarter finals of the Deaflympics where they faced Egypt. Ireland suffered an agonising 4-3 extra-time defeat to Egypt in the quarter finals. The Irish team had bravely twice fought back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to force extra time at 3-3 and at that stage they looked the most likely to progress to the semi-finals. The players gave everything for the cause but it was not destined to be. The squad then had to refocus for the play-offs starting with a match against Turkey in which Ireland won 2-0. In the 5th - 6th place play off Iran beat Ireland 2-1, with the Irish finishing in 6th place out of 16 teams. The Ireland team played so well throughout the championship and they were unlucky to lose against Egypt in Quarter Final. This was a great opportunity for Jonathan and Knockainey AFC is proud of him and his teammate’s in their achievements.