Kilfinane Nov 23

Anniversary Mass: Saturday November 16 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Paddy and Lizzy McGrath (Ballinlyna).

Anniversary Mass: Saturday November 16 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Paddy and Lizzy McGrath (Ballinlyna).

Sunday 17 November 11am Mass : Denis and Ellen McGrath (Barrack Street)

Remembrance Mass /Anniversaries: Elizabeth (St Anne’s Terrace) Mary Leahy (Spa Road), Tom and Chris Fitzgerald (St. Anne’s Terrace), Agnes O’Sullivan (Garrynlease), Thomas Tobin, John McDonald, Anna and Kevin Harrington, Liam Fitzpatrick (Thomastown and late Knocklong)

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS : Congratulations and Best Wishes to the following who celebrated: Birthdays recently, Frank O’Farrell on Tuesday 12 November, Sinead O’Riordan (West End) on Thursday 14 November, Mary Crowe (Treada na Ri) on Friday 15 November. Sophie O’Sullivan ( Glendove) on Sunday 17 November, Bernie Murphy (Ballinvreena) Monday 18 November, Madison Cash (Treada na Ri) Tuesday 19 November, Chloe O’Farrell (Treada na Ri) , Maggie English (Ballinvreena) Seamus Cleary (Vale View) and Helen Soundy (Vale View) on Wednesday 20 November and Paddy Fitzgerald (Radharc Cille) who celebrates on Friday 22 November.

ENGAGEMENT CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations and Best Wishes are extended to Jennifer McCarthy (Lower Main Street) and Dan O’Callaghan (Castlemagner, Cork) who announced their Engagement recently,

SCOIL FHIONAIN CAKE SALE SUCCESS: As usual, the astonishing generosity of the people of Kilfinane made our Annual Cake Sale a huge success.‚ We raised an amazing €1,575.00. Thanks to all who baked, bought, gave bric-a-brac, attended the sale, sent donations and supported in any way. Thanks also to Centra, Kilfinane and the following shops in Charleville; Lee’s Centra, Supervalue, Dunnes, Brudair’s and Lidl who kindly gave donations. We are truly grateful to everybody.

KILFINANE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The Annual General Meeting of Kilfinane Photographic Society was held on Monday night last 18 November at McCarthy’s Lounge. The meeting reviewed the activities of the Society since its inaugural meeting on 7 March 2012, the highlight which was the publication of Pictorial Memories of Kilfinane Volume which was launched on 7 December 2012 and which has proved a huge success. The Treasurers report reflected the income from the Book Sales which surpassed all expectations. Plans are in place for the publication of Volume 2 in December 2014 with a lot of work already done to date. The following Officers and Committee were elected as follows : Hon. President : Maurice O’Regan, Chairman : Seamus Ryan, Vice Chairperson : Joan O’Dea, Secretary : Hugh Murphy, treasurer : Sr. Patricia, Asst. Treasurer : Henry McCarthy, Committee ; James O’Brien, Fr. Michael Hanley P.P. Donie O’Sullivan, John O’Donnell, Grace O’Brien, David Moloney.

OPEN COURSING CLUB CUP PRESENTATIONS : On Friday night last November 15, at Teach na Cille, Kilfinane Open Coursing were presented with Perpetual Memorial Cups and trophies in memory of two local coursing enthusiasts Mikey Hanly and Jim O’Brien, that will be Prizes for the forthcoming Kilfinane Coursing Meeting on Sunday 15 December which will commence in Kilfinane (The Square) at 10am. The Mikey Hanley Perpetual Memorial Cup was presented by his daughters Lilian Tuohy and Ger Hanley to Pad Joe Treacy President Kilfinane Opening Coursing Club while Esther O’Brien presented the Jim O’ Brien Perpetual Cup to John O’Farrell, Kilfinane Open Coursing Club. The Open Coursing meeting on 15 December is the first of two meetings orgauinised by the club with second being held on Saturday 15 February 2014.

BLACKROCK G.A.A. CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING : T O RECONVENE : Blackrock G.A.A. Club Annual General Meeting has to be reconvened as on Sunday last at Ardpoatick Community Centre there was not a quorum of members in attendance, this coupled with the fact that no nominations were returned for positions on the top table, as the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer had all let it be known that they were not seeking re election. The meeting has been re scheduled for Tuesday 3 December at Ardpatrick Community commencing at 7.30pm, all club members are asked to attend, new members are welcome.

GLENROE LADIES CLUB: On Sunday December 1 Glenroe Ladies Club will be holding the Glenroe/Ballyorgan Seniors Christmas Lunch in Deebert House. Further details of this will be published soon.

GALBALLY PLAYGRPOUND FUNDRAISER : Monster Bingo will take place in Fir Grove Hotel Mitchelstown on this Sunday 24 November at 3PM SHARP. Prize Fund is €4000. Double books €16 Single books €12 Jackpot Sheets €3. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

KILFINANE DATES FOR THE DIARY : Friday 22 November :Blackrock Bord na nOg/ Camogie Club Table Quiz at The Greenwood Inn at 8.30pm.

Saturday November 23: County Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship Final Sean Og Hanley’s v Tournafulla in Ballyagran at 12.30pm.

Sunday December : Kilfinane Open Coursing Club, Coursing Meeting (Meet at Square 10am).

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