• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes - Apr 25

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday April 23. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were Chris Enright, Brian and Stephen O'Connell, Larry O'Connell and Tony McDonagh. Next week the Jackpot will be €4550.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Ministers of the Word for Saturday April 30 is Edel O'Connell and for Sunday May 1 is Helen Meade. Ministers of the Eucharist are Anne McMahon and Kathleen O'Carroll for Saturday. Helen Meade and Eilish Griffin for Sunday.

SYMPATHY: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Mrs Ann Drew, Ballyvogue, on the recent death of her father of Bushfield, Patrickswell, suddenly at this home Apr 20, 2016, in his 93rd year. Survived by daughter Ann, sons , son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family, kind neighbours, carers and many friends. Husband of the late Kathleen. The Funeral Service was on Sunday last in Church of Ireland, Croom,, and he was laid to rest afterwards in Crecora Cemetery. Forever with the Lord.

Sympathy is also extended to Mike Kelly and family, Cowpark, Kilcornan, on the untimely death of his nephew Jim Kelly, Limerick, who passed away peacefully, at the University Hospital. Deeply regretted by his loving family, wife Mary, daughter Aisling, parents Connie and Maura, brothers, sister, extended family and friends.

Kilcornan Community Council: We would like to thank everyone for their help with the An Taisce Spring Clean during the month of April. A very big thank you to all who supported our Annual Cake Sale last Sunday morning we had a great turnout. Congratulation to the 7 winners in our raffle. We raised €370. We are hoping to run a STRICTLY COME DANCING fundraiser later in the year to fund major repairs and improvements to community centre. More details will follow.

Kilcornan Tidy Towns Action Group: Well done to everyone who turned up on Saturday and Sunday last and did a major cleaning job in and around the Community Centre and the Parish Pump. You can follow us on facebook ''Kilcornan Tidy Towns Action Group'' to see the progress and upcoming projects. As soon as the weather is suitable we will be putting out bedding plants to add some colour to the countryside. In order to finance our projects we are delivering an envelope to each household in the Parish hoping that everyone will make a donation towards our costs.

SOCCER CLUB: Congratulation to the Limerick Desmond u15 interleague team who won the Munster u15 Inter League Final in Cork last Sunday. We had four players from our local team AK (Adare/Kilcornan) United on the team, Kevin Walsh, Padraig Hartigan, Cathal Downes and Garrett Sparling which beat Kerry 4 - 0. Our local boys gave a good account of themselves with Cathal Downes scoring goal number four and goalkeeper Kevin Walsh keeping another clean sheet. They now go on to play Mayo in the All Ireland U15 SFAI Semi Final in May and we wish them the very best of luck.

JUNIOR SOCCER: Hard luck to our Junior Soccer Team who were narrowly defeated 3 - 2 by Glin in the Desmond Cup Semi Final on Saturday evening in Askeaton. Despite being two goals up early in the second half we conceded three goals without reply before the end of the game. Well done to the entire panel and management who were punching way above their weight in this cup competition and got to the semi final. Best of luck to them for the rest of the season and hopefully achieve promotion.

SALESIAN COLLEGE: Our next fundraising evening is our Annual Golf Classic which takes place in the Adare Manor Golf Club on Friday, May 6. The proceeds will be used to help pay for additional classroom renovations for our increasing school numbers. Anyone interested in playing please contact Karen at the school on 061 393105 for a Tee Time. Salesian College, Pallaskenry 5k Run, Active Week and Health Promoting Schools Initiative. Salesian College are hosting a 5km run on Thursday, May 5, 2016. All pupils from all years are taking part in the event. Pupils have been following a Couch to 5k programme in physical education (PE) classes for the past 8 weeks. They have also completed part of their training programme outside of school. The run will take place around Pallaskenry and is being organised and run by our transition year students in conjunction with the PE Department. This is the culmination of a two-week active week initiative, running from Monday, April 25 to Friday, May 6, which also includes a first year outdoor education trip to Connemara and a fifth and sixth year PE trip to the University of Limerick Gym and Swimming Pool. This is one of a number of events being held as part of our Health Promoting Schools Initiative. Healthy Eating will be focused on with the Healthy Eating Guidelines being highlighted. Each day during the week, one of the guidelines will be promoted. Extra healthy foods will be offered in the tuck shop and school canteen. There will also be a dietician coming to the school to talk to pupils about diet, nutrition and healthy eating. The theme of health will also be discussed and promoted in all classes in all subject areas throughout the week.


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