ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: Last Sunday March 17 once again saw a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Parade through Kilmallock town. It was great to see a big crowd of people out to watch the parade and well done to Kilmallock Community Council and to everyone who helped out or took part.
KILMALLOCK CAMOGIE: Kilmallock Camogie Club Monster Draw will be held on Thursday March 28 at 9.30 pm in Fitzgeralds Bar. The top prize of 2 tickets to Manchester United match (match tickets only) are up for grabs. Other prizes include Ladies Limerick Top signed by Limerick Hurling panel, Overnight stay for 2 in Tralee and €50 Voucher for Ryans Supervalu .Only €2 per line or 3 for €5 and available in local retail outlets. We would also like to remind all players that registration is overdue. In order to be covered by insurance, please register through your trainer ASAP.
ST PETER AND PAULS CHURCH OF IRELAND: We would like to thank sincerely all who helped make our Christmas fundraiser in Bruff Rugby Club a resounding success. We raised €2,500 to be used toward the restoration of the Church. Once again thank you to all for your generosity.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: The Wheelchair on my Face - On Friday March 22, Fishamble Theatre presents the award winning The Wheelchair on my Face, a look back at a myopic childhood. Written and performed by Sonya Kelly, this production was winner of the fringe first award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 and is a combination of Little Miss Sunshine meets My Left Foot. Part memoir, part theatre and part stand-up comedy’ (Irish Independent), this delightful story of a myopic seven year old is brought to you by actor and comedian, Sonya Kelly (The Savage Eye).
St. Patrick Players, Cloverfield - On Friday April5 and Saturday April 6 @ 8pm, St. Patrick Players, Cloverfield return to Kilmallock with their production of Moll by John B.Keane. This wonderful comedy about a parish priest’s housekeeper’s campaign to provide the parishioners with a decent church and school and to secure a just and lucrative retirement package for herself. Tickets €12/€10. www.friarsgate.ie/063-98727
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: On Sunday morning last a large contingent of KCC members headed for Herbertstown to take part in the very first St. Patrick’s Day parade to be held in this east Limerick Village. It was an absolute roaring success with crowds of people lining the street of this little village and we as a club got a fantastic welcome and we certainly left a mark in this parade with our always eye catching club gear and with the bikes shinning and the somewhat weird head gear we are sure to be asked back again next year. We were very greatful to be asked to take part in this parade and you might say we were involved in creating a little bit of history as being the first cycling club to take part in Herbertstown’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Later on that day we returned to our base of Kilmallock to take part in the parade there and with two members on TT bikes on the back of a car trailer and the rest of us following behind the craic was good and with the spirits high its days like this that makes us all proud to be members of such a well ran and well organised cycling club. With our annual HUB TOUR less than four weeks away preparation is well under way, Again this year we have the two routes to choose from the ever demanding 120k route and the shorter 80k route both cycles will leave Kilmallock on Sunday morning April 14 at 9am. This year we have decided to make some slight changes and all details will follow shortly. This event has grown every year and this year we are expecting even larger numbers and again all profits will go to local and worthy charities. Online registration is now open so why wait, log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and get in early to avoid the rush and be part of the ever popular KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB HUB TOUR. This weekend coming we are heading for Killarney to tackle some of that beautiful Kerry countryside. The plan is to arrive in Killarney on Saturday morning and spend the next two days taking on some of the ever demanding mountains in this scenic area. With all members signed up to go this is sure to be a good weekend and if KCC social weekends are anything to go by “HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS” or helmets in our case its sure to be some FUN. Follow us on facebook and see all the photographs from the Patricks day parades follow us in the papers and read all about our FUN weekend in Kerry or log onto www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com and read all about us there, Don’t forget Sunday April 14 is our Kilmallock cycling club Hub Tour. If you want to become a member of our ever growing numbers check out the website and get our contact details there or just turn up to our Club cycles every Sunday morning at 9.am at the old neodata car park in Kilmallock hope to see you there.
CILL MOCHEALLOG CLUB na Nog: Training is in full swing for all age groups from U6 to U16 at the times listed below. New players from the parish are always welcome to come along. U6 Training Thursdays at 6pm. U8 & U10 Training Friday at 4:45pm. U12 Training Tues at 4pm. U14 Training Fridays at 3:45pm. U16 Training Wednesdays at 5:25pm. St Patricks day Parade - Thanks to all the players, mentors and parents who supported us on the St Patricks day parade. We won “Best marching group” and there was a fine spread back in the clubhouse afterwards with tea, coffee, sandwiches for the parents and treats for the kids. Feile na Gael 2013 - Limerick is hosting U14 Club Hurling competition of Feile nanGael this year from the July 5 to 7, and Cill Mocheallog is delighted to be a host club for the tournament. Already there are many preparations under way with players parents having kindly agreed to be host families for the visiting teams. We will not know until later who we will be hosting but the U14s are really looking forward to participating in this prestigious tournament. Fixtures - U16 Football Championship, Home to NewcastleWest. Throw in 6:45pm. Meet at 6:10pm. U15 Football Championship, Away to Monaleen. Throw in 6.30pm. Meet at 5:25pm.
KILMALLOCK GOLF SOCIETY: The AGM took place on Friday March 1, in Barra o Dwyer’s meeting room .There was a great turn out for the AGM with nearly 30 members attending on the night. There was a lot to get through on the night and we started off with a minuets silence for the deceased members who were once part of the society.
OUT GOING OFFICERS - Captain Pat Nagle stood down after his very successful year as captain. In his speech he thanked all the members of the committee for their help and assistance during the year. Outgoing President Ger Finn also thanked the committee for their help during the year. In their speeches boat Pat and Ger gave special thanks to Clement Hehir for all his work behind the scene for the golf society and this was echoed by all attending the AGM.
OFFICERS FOR 2013 - The incoming captain for 2013 is the very popular Paul Allen and the new president for this year is the equally popular Mike Murphy we wish them both a very enjoyable and successful year. Vice captain this year is John Flynn and vice president is Dan Lordan congratulations to both men. Clement Hehir is to be secretary/treasurer again for 2013, Dave Mulcahy is PRO for the coming year, Patrick Barrett, Tony Mulcahy, Eoin Ryan, Willie McCarthy, Tommy Barrett, Allen Enright, Pat Barrett, John Joe Buckley, along with ex-officials Pat Nagle and Ger Finn complete the committee for 2013.
Don’t forget to check out the web site www.kilmallockgolf.com for all the latest up dates and news.
HHAR OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: Cycle 14k – Run 7k – Short obstacle course – Hike/walk 3k – Cycle 14k. This is the first time The Headless Horseman Adventure Race team have included an obstacle course in their races. The course is short and challenging but heaps of fun! Take part solo or as part of a team and enjoy this unique adventure. An undiscovered gem of off road obstacles awaits you in the area of the Ballyhoura Mountains known as the Trim trail. You can choose to do this challenge solo, or part of a team (2 or 3); - 1 team member to do the cycle, - 1 team member to do the run/obstacle/hike, - 1 team member to do return cycle. In order to get there, you or your team mate must cycle from Kilmallock to Ardpatrick and past the Ballyhoura Mountain bike trail car park. A short distance from here you will drop your bike in Glenanaar car park. Here you can enjoy a downhill run for 4k before entering the off road section. After entering the trail/fire road you will follow the signs to get to the trim trail where a course of just 7 challenging and fun obstacles awaits you. Once you finish these you must make your way to the highest point of the mountain (Seefin) before a fast and steep descent to get back to where the bikes are. The final cycle starts here and returns to Kilmallock. For more information log onto www.hhar.ie.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: The Limerick Branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland wish to thank all those who contributed to the church gate collection held last weekend in Kilmallock. A total of €608.34 was collected. Your support is much appreciated.
LIMERICK’S GOT TALENT: Calling all singer,dancers, bands, choirs, variety acts & songwriters the search is now on for the new stars of Limerick in our 5th annual competition which takes place at Limetree Threatre, Mary Immaculate College from August 20 to 23.
This year’s 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 August 1, 2013 with €10.00 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 & 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 Tuesday April 2 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
KILMALLOCK UTD: KILMALLOCK UTD GOLF CLASSIC: Preparations are underway for our 2013 Golf Classic which will take place in Charleville Golf Club on Friday, May 31. We had tremendous support for our last Golf Classic in 2011 and we are hoping that this year’s classic will be a similar success. All funds raised go directly towards the upkeep and improvement of our club facilities. It will be a team event [three players per team; entry fee is €120 per team [includes meal]. There will be fabulous prizes on offer so be sure to get practising and see you all in Charleville Golf Club on Friday May 31. Regular updates will follow so make sure to follow us on facebook and in our club notes in the Vale Star and Limerick Leader.
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS Southside: Wheely Wheelers continued with our training this week with the mighty spinning classes continuing in Kilmallock, we would like to wish Aaron Dennehy the best of luck in the future- the dreaded chicken squat won’t be missed but you will, see you on the road sometime. Normally we don’t have organised club cycles on bank holiday weekends but due to demand we ran a normal weekend if not an extraordinary weekend of cycling. Liz Leonard led out a ladies cycle on Saturday covering a lovely 30KM. There was a separate guys cycle and we even had another four or five training down in Kerry. Well done Liz on your great performance in the Joey Hannon memorial run.
St Patricks Day Spin 2013 was a lovely cycle covering 65km at a lively pace Kilmallock, Elton, Knocklong, Ballylanders, Mitchelstown, Kilfinnane and back to Kilmallock in time to see the parades. Brendan Houlihan, Stephen Finn, Mike Meade, Martin Lake, Stephen Hehir, Ger O’ Connell, Donal Kelly, Pat O’ Donnell. We had another cycle on bank holiday Monday with a tough fast cycle, Leaving the car park we headed to Bruree, Newcastle West up the tough Mass Rock, Milford, Charleville and back to Kilmallock covering about 90km Joe Carroll(Well wear with new bike Joe), John Carey, Ger O’ Connell, Donal Kelly, Ger Finn, Shane O’ Brien, Owen Tobin & Pat O’ Donnell. Well done to Daithi O Criodain racing in Carrick at the weekend, he finished strongly in the pack and is doing well having stepped up a grade this year. Most of the Hoodys have been collected but there are a few still waiting to be collected from Jonathan Moloney. Club training continues this Saturday with the beginners/improvers cycle at 9.30 , this is a great way to get back into cycling with a pace and distance dictated by you the cyclist. Our Sunday spin departs at 8.30 also with a group and pace for everyone. As ever our cycles depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles on club training days but you may find us anywhere and everywhere during the week.
We at Southside Wheely Wheelers are the club that covers South County Limerick and North Cork drawing members from the likes Ballingarry, Hospital, Kilmallock, Kilfinnane, Bruree, Kildollery, Knockainey, Charleville and Bruff just to name a few places- we don’t care where you are from so if you are looking to get a good workout, have a laugh, loose a few pounds or make a few friends your more than welcome to pop along with us. You can find us on Facebook and on www.southsidewheelywheelers.com. Be safe be seen.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday March 21 @ 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Chris who will speak about cabbage and their versatility in that they can be harvested all year round by planting different varieties. If you love your greens this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be our first seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. 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 www.giyireland.com.
CHARITY HORSE RIDE/FUN WALK: Caherconlish Equestrian Trekking Centre are hosting their second charity ride/fun walk this year on the March 31, Easter Sunday. Walkers starting point is at Caherconlish church @ 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence @ 2.00pm, Riders meet at Boskill @ 1.00pm. This year the parish is involved and walkers are invited to come along, beautiful landscape surrounding for riders and walkers to see. Beginners , novice and professionals are all welcome to come. This year it is in aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Funds
& Cappamore day care centre / Vinmore House. Children or Adults can be lead if needed by staff of Caherconlish Equestrian Centre. Cards are available for riders.
Riders meeting at Boskill @ 1.00pm
Walkers meeting at Caherconlish Church @ 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence @ 2.00pm
Walkers - Adults: 5 euro. Kids: free
Riders - Adults: 50 euro.Kids: 25 euro
Contact Wesley @ 0857673468
Fr. Roy @ 0872225150
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