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Feb 23

HOSPICE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT: Milford Hospice Annual Church Gate Collection will take place this coming weekend Saturday February 23 and Sunday 24 before masses in both Ballingaddy and Kilmallock. Over the years the people of the Kilmallock, Ballingaddy and surround areas have been extremely generous to us and we thank you for your continued support. A little helps a lot!

HOSPICE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT: Milford Hospice Annual Church Gate Collection will take place this coming weekend Saturday February 23 and Sunday 24 before masses in both Ballingaddy and Kilmallock. Over the years the people of the Kilmallock, Ballingaddy and surround areas have been extremely generous to us and we thank you for your continued support. A little helps a lot!

KILMALLOCK THE GATHERING 2013 – A Week of Welcomes: A week of welcomes is being organised for The Gathering in Kilmallock 2013. This event will run from July 12 to 21. Many different events are currently in the planning process such as sport, music, cycling, fun day, etc. You can keep up to date with progress on Facebook at Kilmallock – The Gathering 2013. The next meeting is due to take place tonight February 21 in Deebert House Hotel at 8pm. All are very welcome to get involved so why not pop along and join in.

KILMALLOCK CAMOGIE: Thank you to everyone who registered for this year’s camogie teams. Training sessions will start as follows: U6-U8 Saturday March 2, U10 Saturday March 23, U12 Saturday March 9, U14 Saturday February 16 and U16 Saturday March 9. Texts will be sent out with times.

FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Open Mic Night - Chapter and Verse.

Our first Open Mic night of 2013 takes place on Friday February 22@ 8pm. Join us for an eclectic mix of writings. Budding and established writers are invited to share their work in a relaxed atmosphere. Just want to listen? Sit back and enjoy an evening with a difference. Pieces should be no longer than 5-7mins. Admission Free.

Isla Grant

Isla Grant makes her first visit to Friars’ Gate on Sunday March 3 @ 8pm Isla’s interaction with her audience and the atmosphere at her live shows is a joy to behold and as always the show will feature a guest spot by her husband Al. Tickets €25.

KILMALLOCK WOMEN’S GROUP: Kilmallock Women’s Group started in November 2012 and is running very well with an average of 20 women attending each week. New members are always welcome. Women don’t have to attend every week and are welcome to call in when they can. We meet every Wednesday from 10.30am – 12noon in the Foroige Youth Centre, Lord Edward Street. This is a space for women to come together and take time out for themselves with different activities each week. Tea/coffee and refreshments are provided. €2 per week. All are welcome to attend. Please call in or contact Margaret O’ Connor, Ballyhoura Development on 087 0612336.

KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open on Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this coming week from 10am to 2pm and on Friday from 10am – 1.30pm. Thursday February 21 is the Citizens Information Centre Legal night which takes place from 8 – 9pm. The Active Age Club will continue with their activities this Thursday February 21 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and The Bridge Club will meet from 7pm – 10.30pm and all are welcome. On Friday February 22 the Parent and Toddler Club meet from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Monday February 25 is Counselling Service from 10am – 4.30pm. On Tuesday February 26, the Tuesday Club meet from 10.30am until 12 noon and Kilmallock Flower Club will hold a quiz from 8pm to 10pm which your support would be very welcome. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.

KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: Once again a busy weekend on the road for our members. Members travelled to Limerick on Saturday morning to take part in the first ever event for the newly set up charity ‘Ians Trust’, this turned out to be a fantastic event and thoroughly enjoyable. More of our members were out on their weekly elite spin while on Sunday some of our members travelled to Blarney to take part in the ‘Donal Crowley Memorial’ which put them up against some very tough wind but the lads were well up for it while other members braved the wind on our weekly Sunday morning club spin. If you would like to become a member then please contact us at or on our Facebook page, we have a pace for everyone and no-one gets left behind. Plans are really getting under way for our yearly ‘Hub Tour’which takes place on Sunday April 14 2013, hope you can make it.

KILMALLOCK UTD: Kilmallock Bulgaden Effin Community Games are looking for players for U12 Boys soccer - you must be born after the July 31 2001 to be eligible, and and U13 FUTSAL indoor soccer - you must be born after July 31 2000 - please contact 087 640 5371 for more details. U16 Kilmallock 2 Herbertstown 1 - Kilmallock 16s beat Herbtown 2-1 in a top of the table clash today. Deano Shinors got the 2 goals. It was a great team performance by all. Paudie Sheedy hit the post twice and over the eighty mins kilmallock were the beter side. Next sat they are away to Carick in National Cup with a place in the last 8 in Ireland up for grabs. Girls U.14 - Kilmallock 4 v Aisling Annacotty 3 - goals from Kelly Walsh 1 Jodie O’Gorman 1 Brona Mulcahy 2. U12 Boys Kilmallock 1 Charleville 2

Kilmallock 1 - Charleville 2. Two very evenly matched teams played out a very good competitive game. The first half was stalemate with Sean Barrett and Cillian Keane showing their county pedigree with control of the midfield. The second half was more open with both teams tiring and Charleville took the lead. Enda Sheedy equalized with 5 mins remaining but Charleville got the winner in added time. Good team performance.

SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: The touring season continued this week with Donal Crowley memorial cycle in Blarney ran by the Blarney Cycling Club, Southside Wheely Wheelers travelled in large numbers in tough blustery conditions to complete this tough early season tour along with the legendary Sean Kelly. Being the sociable club that we are we had a coffee, scone and good gossip in the Woolen Mills restaurant before we started the cycle and celebrated Owen Tobins birthday afterwards with a birthday cake with the lads singing happy birthday. Think it can be agreed that we are better cyclists than singers and hope Owens hearing wasn’t damaged too much, the video can be seen on facebook. On tour were Paul Gammell, Gerard Ryan, Stephen Finn, Mike Sexton, John Carey, Edmund O’Reilly, Willie McCarthy, Pat O Donnell, Brendan Houlihan, Ger Finn, Mike Gammell, Brendan Daly, James Lillis, Owen Tobin, Paul Finn, Jerry Reidy, Michael Curtin, Declan McCarthy, Shane O Brien, Sean Burchill, Gerard O Connell, Michael Meade, Diarmaid McCarthy , Donal kelly, John O’Grady. Club spinning finished up last week but following interest from a number of members we are looking into continuing this and hope to announce details shortly through our Facebook page and our website .

Training continues this week with our Saturday spin at 9.30 designed for the beginner/improver with the distance and pace decided by you. Our Sunday spin departs at 8.30 and while the distance is a bit longer there is a pace and group to suit everyone. So if you fancy shedding a few pounds, getting a little fitter, rediscovering the joys of cycling or just having a bit of fun come along for a spin and remember no one gets left behind.

We have all been commenting on the state of the roads at present and with the weather we have been getting there sometimes seems to be more pot hole than road so its very important to call out the pot holes or any debris/obstacles on the road when cycling in a group. If someone in front calls out something don’t presume everyone behind you has heard it, call it out yourself and help keep everyone safe.

COLAISTE IOSAEF PERFORM ‘GREASE’: The transition year students have been extremely busy over the previous months learning their lines and the lyrics to the songs to one of the biggest hit movie’s ever ‘Grease’. The show will run from Wednesday February 27 to Saturday March 2 in the People’s Hall Kilmallock. Tickets are available from Colaiste Iosaef and cost €10. These shows are gaining in popularity each year so don’t be disappointed get your ticket in time.

LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its February meeting on Thursday February 21 @ 7pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Rachael O’Grady who will speak about fruit trees. With the new growing season starting to get into gear this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be a small piece about potatoes with the emphasis be on taste, disease resistance etc. GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables. More information from

The Witness: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March at 8pm. This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or at €15 each.

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