Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes Wed Dec 30 2009


Sympathy is extended to the Lyons and Lynch families of Bolane and Faha, Patrickswell, on the death of Alice Lynch (nee Lyons)formerly of Bolane House. Her husband Dan and daughters Marie and Anne and her brother Joe survive her. Her funeral took place to Kilcornan graveyard following Mass in St. Joseph’s Church Kildimo on Sunday, December 27.

The sons and daughter of the late Delia Lee (nee O’Brien) as well as her sister are offered sympathy on the recent death of Delia of Ballydoole. Her obsequies took place on Wednesday Dec 23 , following Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Pallaskenry ,to Killurach graveyard.

The funeral took place to Reilig Íde Naofa, Abbeyfeale of Mary Ita Collins, nee Hartnett on Sunday, December 27. Sympathy is extended to her daughter Helen O’Connor of Mellon, as well as to her sons and daughters along with their extended families.

I líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.

Anniversary Masses

During the coming week the following Anniversary Masses will be celebrated:

Patrick Morris (Jnr), Coolbeg Thursday Dec 31at 10.00 and John Sheehan, Coolbeg on Sunday January 3 at 11.00.

At 11.00 on Friday January 1 in St Mary’s Church,Pallaskenry the first Anniversary Mass for Mr Stephen Loftus Jnr Somerville will be celebrated.


The local Youth Club ends a very successful year’s activity largely thanks to a dedicated team under Dermot Mullane comprising of Catríona Griffin, Cathy O’Hanlon, the Guinan sisters Siobhán and Aisling, Maurice and Ann Dolan, Kristan Collopy, Gary Dillon, Tommy O’Shea, Maria Flannery and Sarah O’Dea. The use of Copswood premises is due to the co-operation of Paddy O’Neill and Armelle Mangan. The profusion of games played ensures a healthy membership playing Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Badminton and Unihock as well as Pool, Table Soccer and Air Hockey. A girls dance troupe has also been formed with several engagements under their leotards. Entrepreneurship is fostered by the running of the Youth Club Shop. Future projects being planned are a newly designed Santa’s Grotto for their 2010 Twenty-first anniversary celebrations and a major filming project to record Kildimo and its environs in the beginning of the 21st Century. Congratulations to all the participants whose dedication to the cause is evident in the successes of 2009.


In the weekly draw on December 15, numbers 2, 11, 17 & 19 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €4.100. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each by Joe Gleeson, Louise Byrnes, Margaret Barrett, Dylan Hogan and John Chawke.


Their next big social event is the New Year’s Eve Party on Thursday Dec 31. at the Seven Sisters. This 80’s Disco will recall the music in vogue when most of the members of the club were born. For a mere €5 you can join in the fun from 9.30 pm ‘till 2010 and have a chance to win liquid spot prizes. Coco Cabs are co-hosts of the events and will provide transport home for over-enthusiastic revellers!

Should you be stuck for a present at this time, then consult any member of the club in regard to the wide range of merchandise available for sale. In keeping with your new year’s resolutions, they can clothe you in the appropriate gear for exercise from a range of tracksuits, sweat shirts, hoodies, polo shirts, etc.

The Club wishes to thank all those who participated in the recent fundraising Race Night in the Seven Sisters, especially the sponsors. Winners of the Ward Brothers Steeplechase were Jack, Adam and Emily Butler. The Limerick Property Services Chase was won by Colm Battles, Cliona McMahon and Josh Battles. Kevin Hogan, Sonia Costello and Tuesday Costello won the Delta Adventure City Chase and Meta McDonnell (Snr) won the Kildimo Food Court Hill Climb. The Peggy O’Rourke Handicap Chase was won by the Masons, Brian, Clem and Mag.

ICA Reunion

Kildimo ICA extends an invitation to all former members to join with them on Wednesday January 6 2010, Nollag na mBan, in celebrating the launch of the ICA Centenary Year. A celebratory lunch will be held in Woodlands Hotel, Adare where members from all parts of Limerick City and County will converge. Tickets €20 each must be pre booked. Further information available from Phyllis O’Halloran Fed PRO (087) 2452336. Bí Linn agus Fáilte.


Don Mullane agrees with the adage that ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ and his newly-affianced Margaret O’Rourke of the P.O. is in total agreement. Margaret claims ‘total surprise’ when Don uncharacteristically went on one knee, signalising his commitment to lifelong servitude- which in acceptance of the ring she promises to remind him of for years to come. There is no truth in the rumour that Peggy was standing over him during this event with the instrument she uses to roll out her pastry! Best wishes are extended to the happy couple for their plans to roll out the gold band at a future date- to be announced.


The referee for the annual challenge between the Soccer players and the GAA players, Liam O’Connor, decided on a ‘half game’ on account of the condition of the pitch. Only half the pitch was playable so the game got off to a late start to facilitate the thaw. The final whistle found the teams locked at two apiece, so penalties had to decide the result. The hurlers proved the victors- again- on a score of seven to three. The combatants and their enthusiastic followers together with the Griffin family, were entertained to soup and sandwiches by John and Joanne Griffin where the AFC Treasurer Brendan Walsh presented a cheque for €1055 to Peter Hickey of the ‘Going Strong’ Committee. The Club Manager John Tierney presented the Memorial Trophy to Tom Griffin, brother of the late Jim and team captain, and John McKeogh, hurling manager.


The annual Senior Citizens Party is much anticipated by patrons and this season’s event takes place at the usual venue of the Seven Sisters on Sunday, January 10. As usual the invitation is cast widely and any new members to the community are especially welcome. This is a great opportunity to renew old friendships and maybe make new ones. The format of the evening will be like those in the past and any intending guests in need of transport might contact any member of the organising committee or John Griffin. This party is made possible through the financial assistance generously given at the annual Churchgate Collection and the voluntary donations from business patrons.


Visitors to the Bleach Lough angling venue cannot but be impressed by the developments in recent times, as are the three hundred plus paid up members. The newly constructed entrance with its electronic ornate gates overlooked by floodlight and cameras, lead on through the new entrance road to a well-developed car park. The Marina caters for forty boats, with eight new ones acquired by the club, two of which are equipped for wheelchair anglers. There are also four new shore platforms one of which includes stable and safe access for wheelchairs. The voluntary efforts of the club officers and members has brought all this to fruition with funding from West Limerick Resources, the National Lottery and Limerick Co. Co. The development of this local leisure resource augurs well for a bumper season and an increase in membership when the Club reopens in March 2010.

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