Apologies: Apologies to Leader readers for the absence of notes from Anglesboro and Kilbehenny last week. A technical error occurred so two weeks notes are present this week.
ANGLESBORO WEEKLY 45 DRIVE GAME 20TH APRIL: 1st prize divide: Sean Hanley and Larry English, Mickie Cleary and Billy Casey and Tom Hogan and Charlie O’Sullivan. Table prizes: John Morey and Pauline McGrath, John Sheehan and Mary Hyland, Lar Hennebry and Mick Browne. Raffle: 1st prize: Charlie O’Sullivan. 2nd prize: Jim Morey and 3rd prize: Jim O’Sullivan.
ANGLESBORO WEEKLY 45 DRIVE GAME 27TH APRIL: 1st prize: Mick Browne and Rita Noonan. 2nd prize: Pauline McGrath and John Morey. Table prizes: Sean Hanley and Marian Barry and Tom Hogan and Eddie Morriarty, Larry English and Donal Hannon. Raffle: 1st prize: Sean Hanley. 2nd prize: Denis Wallace. 3rd prize: Charlie O’Sullivan. Cards - every Tuesday night at 8.45pm.
KILBEHENNY WEEKLY BINGO 20TH APRIL: €20: Joan Crotty, Ger Murphy, Kay Russell, Margaret Mullins, Margaret Hannigan, Kay Nolan, divide; Kay Russell and Breda O’Gorman, Margo Conway, Eileen Slattery and Margaret Hannigan. €30: Margo Conway. €40: Tess Quirke, Breda Fox, Eileen Walsh, J. Walsh, Tess Quirke, divide; June Byrne and Ann Coffey. Divide: Pat Lawton and Kathleen Walsh. €50: divide; Mary Galvin and Mary O’Donnell. €100: Shania Rice. Sheets €30: Breda Fox. €100: Anon. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Eileen Slattery. 2nd prize €20: Nora Gallagher and 3rd prize €10: Margaret Fahy. Free Books - small; Breda O’Gorman and large; Margaret Roche. Monthly sheet €100: Helen Martin and €250 Shania Rice. The next monthly sheets will be at Kilbehenny Bingo on Sunday night 5th May.
KILBEHENNY WEEKLY BINGO 27TH APRIL: €20: Margaret Fahy, J. Murphy Roche, Sheila Donegan, Pat Roche, S. Long, Margaret Mullins, Mary Piggott, divide; Mary Ann Dalton and Kathleen Kilmartin. Divide; Nigel Lawton and Shania Rice. €30: Bernie Molan. €40: Joan Crotty, Kitty Fox, Joan Power, Shania Rice, Bridie Macken, Tess Quirke and divide; Joan Power and Sheila Donegan, Divide; Ann Collins and Kitty Fox. €50: divide; Mary Ann Dalton and Margaret Hannigan. €100: Nancy Condon. Sheets €30: Bridie Murphy. €100: Kay Nolan. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Joan Meaney. 2nd prize €20: Mrs. Lonergan and 3rd prize €10: Joan Price. Free Books - small; Mrs. O’Shea and large; K. O’Sullivan. Bingo every Sunday night at 8.30pm.
DANCING: Kilbehenny Community Council would like to thank all who attended their dance in the Community Centre last Friday night. The dance was in aid of their building fund and the Committee was delighted with the amount raised. Music was by the ever popular Declan Aungier and light refreshments were served. Keep tuned in for details for further dances as the summer months roll on.
COMMUNITY ALERT & SINCERE SYMPATHIES: On Monday night week last a large group of representatives from the Galtee District Forum area of Ballyhoura attended a Community Alert meeting in Kildorrery. The meeting was addressed by Dermot Cronin of Muintir na Tire and Richard Butler of “Grapevine”. This is the name of the group responsible for managing the Text Alert System for the local communities. The meeting was very informative as it covered all aspects of Community Alert and Crime Prevention. The meeting was organised and chaired by Kilbehenny man Moss Fitzgerald who is also Chairman of the Ballyhoura Galtee District. Sadly as the Kilbehenny representatives Moss Fitzgerald and Carina Moloney made their way home, they came on a horrific scene of a house fire. The home of Ned Hyland of Castlequarter was extensively damaged in the fire – which unfortunately cost Ned his life. Ned, who lived alone, raised the alarm with a Community Alert pendant. Sadly he was unable to escape the blaze. He was a retired farmer and was a very progressive one in his early days. He took an active interest in the affairs of the day, especially politics, where he was regularly out canvassing at election time. He was very well versed on all topics, as one of his neighbours remarked at his funeral “A great character is gone from the chapel gate.” Ned was always on for Sunday mass at least a half an hour before mass time and he stayed on afterwards in conversations with all of his friends and neighbours present. His removal took place from O’Sullivans Funeral Home to St. Josephs Church Kilbehenny. Following requiem mass his burial took place in the church grounds. Ar deis Lamh De go raibh a h-anam deilis. Sincere sympathies are also extended to Mary Slattery of Lackendarra, Anglesboro on the death of her mother, Mary Kearney of The Black Road, Skeheenarinky recently. Removal took place from O’Sullivans Funeral Home, Kilbehenny to Ballyporeen Church. Following requiem mass, Mary’s burial took place in St. Mary’s cemetery, Ballyporeen. Ar deis Lamh De to raibh a h-anam deilis.
WEDDING BELLS & FIRST IN IRELAND: The wedding took place recently at St. Patrick’s Church Anglesboro of Breda Lenihan, daughter of Michael and Sheila Lenihan of Anglesboro and Gerard Ward, Son of Noel and Rita Ward of Bantry, Co. Cork. The Chief Celebrant was Fr. Dick Kelly P.P of Kilbehenny Anglesboro. Chief bridesmaids were Frances Lenihan and Jacqueline McDermott and the junior bridesmaid was Marie Bailey. The best man was Michael Ward and grooms man was Colin Daper, while baby Logan McDermott was page boy. Breda nurses in the intensive care unit of the Bon’s Secour Hospital in Cork. Pride of place amount the guests was Breda’s Grand Father John, who will be celebrating his 100th birthday in October. He had a very enjoyable day at the wedding.
It was celebrations all round for the Lenihan Family, as daughter - Frances achieved first place in Ireland in her final exams in Advanced and indirect taxation. Frances received the award, sponsored by Ernest and Young at a ceremony in Dublin recently She received her early education in Anglesboro National School and followed from there to attend the Presentation Convent in Mitchelstown. She then attended third level education at the University of Limerick, where she studied Law and accounting. She is presently employed by Deloite. Well done Frances!
WALKERS: On Thursday night last Kilbehenny Walkers met up for their walk. The walk commenced at 7pm and was enjoyed by all. They will meet again this Thursday night in the village. Meanwhile Anglesboro Walking group had their walk last week. They met up in The Square, Galbally and walked to Darby’s Bed. The walk was led by Michael Lewis. On Monday night next Anglesboro Walkers will meet up at the Moore Abbey in Galbally and embark on a one and a half hour walk around the area. It will be led by Gerry and Eileen Kelly. The starting time is 7pm. Their annual outing is planned for Saturday 11th May. More details will follow. You can keep up to date with the walking schedule by visiting http://anglesboro.com or www.facebook.com/borowalkers The Ballyhoura International Walking Festival will be held on the May Bank Holiday weekend, from 3rd to 6th May. There are twenty six walks of various distances to suit all abilities across North Cork, East Limerick and beyond. Further information and pre-registration details are available at (063) 91300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICA: Kilbehenny Guild of the I.C.A held their Annual General Meeting recently with a large attendance present. Limerick Federation Information Officer for this area Mary Moloney and her assistant Joan Hayes were guest speakers on the night. All present were very satisfied with the various reports on the events in the past year. The outgoing President Nellie Bailey and outgoing Treasurer Josie Fox did not seek re-election. Both have served the Guild very efficiently for the past three years in those positions. The election of Officers resulted as follows; President – Nan Downey, Secretary – Margaret O’Doherty, Treasurer – Hannah Luddy and P.R.O – Mary O’Brien. Following the election a questions and answers session took place with the guest speakers before refreshments were served by Nellie Bailey. The guest speakers left the meeting with huge compliments to the Kilbehenny Guild for their great work for the I.C.A. The I.C.A annual outing takes place this year from 20th to 23rd June. They plan to travel to Donegal. A small number of seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Any enquiries will be welcomed by P.R.O Mary O’Brien at (087) 2422660.
POTATO FESTIVAL: Now that the Kilbehenny Potato Festival Group has the spuds sat in preparation for their festival in mid0august, they have a small amount of seed potatoes left over. Please contact Moss Fitzgerald on (087) 8214991 or (025) 85721 if you are interested in them.
21ST BIRTHDAY & GALTEE GAELS: Congratulations to Alan Condon of Church Quarter, Kilbehenny, who celebrated his 21st birthday with a very enjoyable party in Dan Casey’s Bar, Kilbehenny on Saturday night last. Alan had earlier lined out with Galtee Gaels Junior A team in Ballylanders in the All-County Junior League v Ballylanders. However, Gaels were unsuccessful at the end of a very exciting Game. Ballylanders emerged victorious on the scores of 0-11 to 1-6. On Sunday evening Galtee Gaels minor team travelled to St. Kieran’s in the second round of the County Championship. The game finished on the score of Galtee Gaels 0-10, St. Kieran’s 2-9. Galtee Gaels u-12 ladies footballers had another great win on Friday night last over Monaleen away in the County Championship. Gaels now have victories over very strong sides such as Ahane, St. Patrick’s and Monaleen. Their only loss this year was to Knockainey, who won with a goal in the last minute. The final score was Galtee Gaels 4-2, Monaleen 2-4. On this Friday night Gaels are at home to Ballylanders in Col. John O’Mahony Park in Kilbehenny. Throw is at 7.00pm.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: On this Saturday morning nine pupils from Anglesboro National School will receive their First Holy Communion. Best of luck to all involved.
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