ANGLESBORO WEEKLY 45 DRIVE GAME:
1st prize: Paschal Noonan and Jim O’Sullivan. 2nd prize: Moss Creed and Johnny Dawson. Table prizes: Dan O’Connor and Bernard Condon, Mick Kearney and Anthony Hanrahan and John Morey and Ann Coughlan. Raffle: 1st prize: Lar Hennebry. 2nd prize: Minnie Cleary and 3rd prize: Bernard Condon. Cards - every Tuesday night at 8.45pm.
KILBEHENNY WEEKLY BINGO: €20: Hannah Cott, Kathleen Walsh, Breda Fox, Joan Price, Eleanor McEvoy, Valerie Kirwan, June Byrne, K. Egan and Pat Roche. €30: Kathleen Walsh. €40: Joan Crotty, Kay Russell, Rose Nixon, Kitty Fox, Ger Murphy, Bedina Fitzgerald, Joan Power and June Byrne. €50: Mary Coleman. €100: K. Egan. Sheets €30: Nora Gallagher. €100: Jim Quirke. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Pat O’Brien. 2nd prize €20: Mary Glavin. 3rd prize €10: Betty McCabe. Free Books - small; Mary Coleman and large; Mary McGrath. Monthly Sheet €100 Mary O’Dwyer and €250 divide; Pat Roche and Margo Conway. The next monthly sheet will be available on Sunday 7th July. Bingo every Sunday night in Kilbehenny at 8.30pm.
ANGLESBORO MONTHLY BINGO: €20: Patricia Nugent, Bridget Hanrahan, Darren McGrath, Bridget Hanrahan, divide; Sarah Gordon and Ger Quinlan, Patricia Nugent, Noelle Lane, William O’Halloran and Michelle Keane. €30: Nancy Condon. €40: Betty Moloney, Nancy Condon, William O’Halloran, Patricia Nugent, Breda Fox, Margaret O’Donoghue and Patricia Nugent again. €50: Margaret O’Donoghue and Mairead Ni Dhailigh. Sheets €30 Nancy Condon. €100: divide Marian Egan and Mary Whelan. Raffle: 1st prize: Jim Quirke. 2nd prize: Mary Coleman. 3rd prize: Ann Piggott. Free Books - small; Ger Quinlan and large; Eileen Slattery. All proceeds from this Bingo night were donated to the Irish Kidney Association. The next Monthly Bingo game in Anglesboro will be held on Friday 5th July.
THE GATHERING: On this Friday night in Anglesboro Community Centre Anglesboro Community Council will host an evening of chat and song which will be recorded. It is a radio programme regarding the re-enactment of the Closing of the Creamery which occurred in August 1981. Anyone willing to lend a hand is asked to come along at 8pm. Meanwhile, the final touches are being put in place for the 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. This was an event which was recorded on video at the time by the new publican – the late Mick O’Connell and his friend 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.
MARKET GARDEN: On this Friday 14th Kilbehenny National School takes to the Market. At the start of this year school Principal Mary Verling secured sponsorship towards a poly tunnel from Accountancy firm K.P.M.G, the Board of Management and the Community generally. The students then did their own research from their parents and grandparents etc on sowing seeds and plants and harvesting same. Crops such as potatoes, herbs, onions, beetroot, strawberries etc are now in full bloom. In fact about thirty different produces have been grown altogether. They have also completed various recipes from the same sources. A visit to the Ballymaloe Cookery School also benefited the choosing of their recipes. They have compiled their chosen recipes and compiled them into a book. This book will be launched also on the day. Students also received advice on business, marketing and advertising from K.P.M.G. Well done to all involved. The Market begins this Friday 14th June at 10am.
R.I.P: Sincere sympathy is offered to Katie Breedy nee Sweeney of Loughananna, Kilbehenny on the death of her mother Maureen of Glenacunna, Ballyporeen recently. Internment took place in St. Mary’s cemetery in Ballyporeen.
COMMUNITY HALL: Following the recent lovely painting works carried out on Anglesboro Community Hall, a beautiful bi-lingual limestone plaque was erected on the side of the Hall last weekend. The masterful and precise etching of the flying woodcock is adorable, depicting the Glen of the Woodcock, which is the meaning to Gleann Na Gcreabhar (Anglesboro). This new masterpiece replaces the old plastic sign of thirty three years ago. It should really look well at nigh time when this area of the Hall will be fully lit up by the new light provided. This corner of the Hall hosts many plaques now and is a feature piece in the village.
DRIVE TO SURVIVE: On this Saturday night at The Tavern Bar Mitchelstown, the local branch of Drive to Survive is holding a race night. This fundraiser will help to raise funds for Cancer Care which in this event will go to Mary Mount Hospice in Cork. This is keeping with the plan to distribute funds in the Hospice area that they are collected in. Anyone willing to get involved in fundraising or travelling around the country collecting from 9th to 15th August should contact Chairman Dan Gallahue on (086) 2549014 or any Committee member.
GAA: It was a much under strengthen Galtee Gaels Junior “A” team that took to the field against Ahane on Friday evening in the All- County Junior Football League at Col. John O’Mahony Park in Kilbehenny. Ahane were in a similar position, however, they ran out winners on the score of 0-16 to Galtee Gaels 0-10. Two golden opportunities for goals for Gaels came back off the crossbar. A feature of the game was the lining out of John Quane for Galtee Gaels and John Keane and Joe Reddington of Ahane. These three players lined out with the Limerick Count Senior footballers about twenty five years ago. This trio is now spending their time coaching teams. They still showed that they have not lost their touch – which made them household names in Limerick football.
WALKING: Anglesboro Walking group will head to Sliabh Riach for a two hour moderate walk. They will be led by Morgan Murphy. Please remember Anglesboro Walking Festival is taking place on Saturday 22nd June with A, B and C walks. Stay reading the Leader for more information on this annual great event.
KILBEHENNY FUNDRAISING CYCLE: As reported last week Kilbehenny Cyclists were holding a fundraising cycle to raise funds for the new Community Centre. A great day was had by all with over 200 cyclists turning up to take part in the spin around the Galtees. Of course the glorious sunny weather with the fresh breeze made it for all involved. Upon return refreshments was served to the hungry but elated cyclists, who all enjoyed the gorgeous scenery en route. All sat out and relaxed in the glorious sunshine to rest their weary limbs. Chairman Moss Fitzgerald thanked the Cycling Club, everyone who took part and all who helped out in any way on behalf of the Community Centre. Moss reported that the work on the Community Centre is now near completion. Volunteers are helping out with the cleaning, painting etc and in general putting the final touches to the Centre, again for all of which he is very grateful. Of course the main addition to the positive buzzing morning of cycling was the atmosphere of the afternoon when Limerick beat Tipperary! This was watched by many of the cyclists in the Three Counties Bar. So, all in all a great day was had by all in Kilbehenny.