Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kildimo Community Notes W/E January 30 2010

The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered : Pat O’Connor,Cartown and Mungret; Christy Aherne and John Walker. The Months Mind Mass for the late Paddy Morris, Coolbeg will be celebrated on Friday January 29 at 7.30pm Sonas na bhflaitheas dóibh uilig.

Readers of the Co. Limerick GAA Yearbook, which celebrates 125 years, cannot but fail to be impressed by Kildimo’s entry. This book is a must for GAA followers as it gives a healthy snapshot of Limerick’s vibrant games. The Kildimo entry is a tribute to those who record the Club’s activities and future historians will be thankful for such polished and comprehensive records. Present-day historians will take pleasure in the photographs of past teams who wore the ‘blue and white’ with distinction. Fortunately many of those featured are still around to recall their memories of games past. These latter will be sought out by participants in the ‘GAA Oral History Project’, which is being pursued by Boston College, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Individuals with tales to tell as well as local clubs or schools or other voluntary groups, may participate and should you wish to join a research team as an interviewer, you will be brought on board. Read more about this project on www.gaahistory.com.

Bantracht Na Tuaithe

Members are reminded that the Killulta ICA book club meeting takes place on Tuesday February 2 2010, in ‘The Bucket Pub’, Ferrybridge, commencing with lunch at 1.15pm. On the following night Wednesday February 3 the Kildimo ICA guild meeting takes place in The Seven Sisters pub, Old Kildimo at 8pm. A Mini Auction, proceeds in aid of Haiti disaster, will take place at this meeting for which your generous support is earnestly sought.


Artists confined to wheelchairs are holding a group exhibition at Dooradoyle Library from January 28 to February 13. The artists include Gus Fleming, Michelle Penny, Jimmy Collins, Austin Doyle, Pat Grey, Anthony O’Donnell, Maureen Barrett, Rita Ahern, Breda O’Connor, Olive Noonan, Eileen Bourke, Jennifer Williams, Michael Daly, Mary Cooke, James Power, Roy Stewart, Peggy Vereker, Betty Purcell and Annette O’Flynn. Exhibition opening performed by Eoin Stephenson and Donal O’Leary at 2.30 pm, January 28.


The Hope Foundation will benefit from your involvement in the Table Quiz which is being held in De Bucket on Friday, January 29 at 9.00 pm. This charitable organisation is dedicated to alleviating the plight of the street children in Calcutta and your participation will be appreciated.


Michelle (Morrissey) Ryan and her husband John of Ballycasey, have been successfully delivered a baby girl Emma, weighing in at 7 pounds & 7 ounces. Congratulations to the happy parents and grandparents, a first for Mike and Annette of Ashgrove.


The New Year’s series of Community Lotto offers €4,400 for a mere €2 outlay. On January 19, the Numbers drawn were 14, 15, 25 & 27. Because no punter predicted this combination, Lucky Dips of €20 each were drawn by Liz Hickey, Rose McKeogh, Margaret, Marc and Maebh O’Shea, Mary Rogan and D & Aishlinn O’ Brolcháin.


Geoff Hunt will be on hand at Lough Gur Interpretative Centre Carpark on Saturday, January 30 at 2.00 pm, to lead a tour of the wildlife on Co. Limerick’s largest lake. As an historical site, Lough Gur has potential world heritage status but as a wildlife area its status is not as well known. This is an opportunity to put this to right and Geoff will gladly tell you more on 087 7656439.


Joan O’Sullivan, one of the volunteers of the West Limerick Cancer Concern Group, announces the Fourth Annual Valentines night in aid of Mid Western Cancer Foundation and Milford Hospice. The evening begins with music in the Lobby of the Woodlands Adare at 7.30 pm on Friday, February 12, followed by a four course meal during which a cheque will be presented to Professor Gupta. The Valentines Party follows with dancing to the ‘Deerhunters’ and a Disco to follow by Brian O’Grady. Tickets at €35 may be booked by contacting Joan at 069 82116/086 1625960. All funds for the above causes goes towards the alleviation of cancer sufferers in the region. Among the many services on offer are both a Men’s and a Women’s Support Group which holds meetings on the second and the third Wednesdays of each month. Details from 061 485163.


For those away from home and without access to the printed media, the Internet provides instant access to home news. The number of hits to our local site increases all the time and you may need to remind those abroad that a click will bring us to them by contacting https://kildimonews.blogspot.com/.


The Feast of Don Bosco will be celebrated on Friday, 29th January 2010 for the Secondary & Agricultural Colleges with Mass in the School Hall followed by complimentary lunch and classes finishing at 1.10 pm. This year marks the 90th year of the Salesian Congregation in Pallaskenry. On Friday February 5, Swine Flu vaccinations will be available.

The school is organising supervised study for the February mid term break Monday, 15th to Friday, 19th February. This service will be available to 3rd and 6th year students. Welcome back to those who travelled to Stubai Valley, Innsbruck, Austria on our annual ski trip. A fantastic time was had by all. Many thanks to Mr. O’Neill, Mr. Geaney & Mr. O’Donovan for travelling with the group. We hope to plan another trip for next year.

A Transition Year Information Evening will be held for parents only of all current 3rd year students on Tuesday, 26th January 2010 at 8pm in the Demonstration Room.

Mock Exams will commence on Wednesday, February 24. Payment for these Exams must be made to the school office on or before Wednesday, February 10.

Congratulations to the Senior Girls Soccer Team who defeated Borrisokane Community College 6 – 3. Well done to Orlaith O’Neill & Niamh O’Connor, who both scored hat tricks giving outstanding performances. The Salesian Secondary College will now proceed to the next round of the Cup.

The school has now commenced Language Exchange Programmes with France and Spain. Our French students will be hosted in the school for two weeks in May 2010 and our Spanish students will be hosted for one week in April 2010. Our students will visit France in June.

You can now order your DVD of Cinderella at the school.

La ‘le Bríde

Sunday January 31 being the nearest to the Feast day of St. Brigid on February 1, is the day usually set aside for prayers at our local wells in her honour. Kilbreedy in the parish of Kilcornan is a very popular venue all the year round for prayers in her honour and the well at Cartown in Kildimo is also frequented especially around her feast day. Prayers at the Cartown Well will be conducted by Fr. Donworth on Sunday 31 at 2.00 pm.


Limerick has the privilege of hosting the 2010 Special Olympics in June. The efficient running of this event requires a host of volunteers and a special invitation has been issued to Kildimo to get involved. You will be assured of a life-changing experience in return for your efforts. No special skills are necessary for volunteers as all will find a role among the army of 3,500 required to run the events. Information sessions to explain the role of volunteers will be held at the Strand Hotel, Limerick on Monday, February 1 at 7.00 pm and at the Jean Monnet Theatre, UL, on February 6 at 10.30 am. Further information may be found on www.specialolympics.ie or from Special Olympics Ireland at 01 8691616.


On Sat 23 January 2010 Kildimo U5, 6, 7's took part in an indoor soccer blitz in Kilcornan hall against Kilcornan.

Later that day Kildimo U8 A team took part in the Joey McElligott trophy on the outdoor pitch in Kilcornan. Kildimo drew 3-3 with Askeaton in the first game, Ciaran Galvin got two goals and Paraic Hartigan got one. The game went to a penalty shoot out which Kildimo won 4-2. Penalty scorers were Paraic Hartigan, James Mason, JJ Mulcair and Ross Cusack. Kildimo played Kilcornan in the second match, which Kildimo lost 3-2. Goal scorer for Kildimo was Paraic Hartigan who got the two goals. Full panel of players were used in both games and a great performance from all. Coaches for the U5, 6,7's soccer blitz was John Hickey and Noel Mason for the U8 A's.

Kildimo Juniors played on 24 January 2010 in Kildimo against Abbeyfeale B. The score up to half time was 0-0 but ten minutes into the second half Darragh Deegan got the opening goal for Kildimo, a well-worked ball from mid-field and finished inside the penalty area by Darragh. Unfortunately, 20 minutes from time Abbeyfeale scored a penalty. Despite plenty of pressure for the final 20 minutes, Kildimo were unable in finding the winning goal. Managed by John Tierney.

In association with Kildimo AFC and CARI a number of runners from the Kildimo Soccer Club are running the 10k to raise money for both organisations, the runners are; Brian Butler, John Hickey, Joe Cusack, Ciaran McMahon, Damien O'Brien and Brian Nestor. There will be sponsorship cards available in the local Pubs and Post Office .


West Limerick Resources will host a Village Enhancement Training Session in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Tuesday, February 2 at 7.30pm. Open to all Tidy Towns groups, Community Councils, Development Associations, Residents' groups or any member of the public who takes an interest in their surrounding environment. The information and training evening, which will place a special emphasis on the Tidy Towns competition, aims to provide practical information to communities involved in community enhancement work. This initiative is funded under the Rural Development Programme. For further details or to book a place contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email srowley@wlr.ie.

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