• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes - May 9

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday May 7. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, John O'Gorman Jnr, Mary Finan, Jack Leahy and Lorraine Lynch. Next week the Jackpot will be €4650.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday May 14 is Margaret O'Leary and for Sunday May 15 is Eilish Griffin. Ministers of the Eucharist are Sheila O'Hara Margaret O'Leary for Saturday. Josephine Eilish Griffin and Nora Murphy for Sunday.

COLLECTION: The recent Church Gate Collection in aid of Self Help for Africa raised €340. Thank you for your support.

COMUNITY GAMES: Kilcornan Community Games annual sports evening will be held on Sunday next May 15, in the GAA pitch at 6 pm. Registration will take place from 5.30 pm. Races will be from under 5 to under 16. We will also have long puck and ball throw. Winners will be eligible to compete in the Community Games finals in Mungret on June 10,11 and 12. If you require any further information please contact Antoinette Corrigan 087 2430949.

GAELIC FOOTBALL MATCH 30th ANNIVERSARY: It is thirty years ago this month May 23 to be precise since that Friday morning history was created here in Kilcornan when two teams of seven a side began a Gaelic Football Match at 6am and continued playing for sixty hours and five minutes, that is, until 6.05pm on the following Sunday. The Teams were the Morenane Mighty's and lined out as follows Terence Madigan, Bobby Foley, Martin Grealish, Donie Ivess, Donny Maher, Pat O'Shaughnessy and Niall Rushe, versus the Curraghchase Rovers with their line up of Aubrey Bourke, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Johnny Dunne, Ollie Hanley, John Maher, Donie O'Shaughnessy and Joe Rushe.

This was a major undertaking for any group of sportsmen and indeed at the outset was thought by some to be an act of foolishness and could not be achieved. It was thought by many that 24 hours would be the best that could be done.

Application was made to the Guinness Book of Records for inclusion and it was agreed, provided we completed the game and followed the strict guidelines laid down by them, they would consider it.

The game started at 6am and finished 60 hours and 5 minutes later, the rest is History.

All the records were submitted and our Gaelic Football Match was validated and sanctioned for inclusion, in the Guinness Book of Records.

While the teams were creating history the support of everyone in the locality was enormous and many people stayed with the teams for the duration of the match.

In appreciation of the efforts of all the Community the team members, who, thankfully, are all still with us, wish to invite you all to an evening of celebration in The Coach Inn on this coming Saturday evening May 14 at 9pm. We will relive some moments of the Marathon and we will have music and song. We look forward to meeting you all. Admission is free.

CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING: West Limerick Resources is offering two workshops in relation to Child Protection for staff and volunteers of community run organisations this May. Workshop 1 will provide an introduction to Child Protection and takes place on Saturday May 14th. Workshop 2 covers developing your organisations Child Protection Policy and takes place on Saturday May 28th. Both workshops will run from 10am-4.30pm in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. To book contact Dearbhla on 069 62222 or email Funded under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 which is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative INVASIVE SPECIES FIELDTRIP: West Limerick Resources will be running a half day fieldtrip to see first-hand the impact of invasive species in West Limerick on Tuesday May 31st. This will include training on identification but will look in more depth at the practical steps involved in appropriately maintaining areas affected by invasive species including site inspection, risk assessment, monitoring and correct removal techniques where appropriate. Open to members of local tidy towns groups, CE schemes or others involved in environmental enhancement work including trails management. Passengers can be collected from Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale. To book a place contact Michelle on 069 61540 or email

Kilcornan Tidy Towns Action Group: We will continue with our our fundraising drive to finance various improvements in the countryside, and we would like to express our gratitude with the positive response we have received from people so far. Once the weather heats up a little we can then add colour to areas through planting.

Interested in Primary Teaching: Limerick Youth Service is delighted to announce details of a new course for adult learners who are interested in becoming Primary School teachers. Delivered in partnership with Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and the Limerick & Clare Education Board (LCETB), the Teacher Education Access Course for Mature Learners is a programme designed for mature learners who wish to gain entry to the B.Ed. (Primary Education) at MIC. The course is aimed at anyone over the age of 22 by January 1st on the year of application and is interested in progressing to full-time third level study. The programme is designed to offer participants an opportunity to obtain the prerequisite entry requirements to the B.Ed programme. Therefore, two subjects at honours Leaving Certificate level will be offered, Gaeilge and English. This part-time course will run from September to May and will take place on Friday evenings, from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, and Saturdays from 9.30am to 5.30pm, with a provisional starting date of Friday, September 9th 2016. For further information and an application form please contact the Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College at or call 061-204348. Please note that the deadline is Wednesday, May 18th with interviews to be held on Wednesday, 1st June 2016.


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