Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kildimo Community Notes W/E February 27 2010

Members of Co Limerick Civil Defence Active Retired Association at their AGM in Woodlands Hotel,Adare


Deepest Sympathy is extended to Sean and Eileen Guinan and family, Coolbeg on the recent death of Sean’s brother Mr Tommy Guinan of Ferbane, Co Offaly. May he rest in peace.

Condolences are also extended to Fr Michael CSSP on the recent death of his sister Ms May Murphy Curraghchase North, Kilcornan, whose funeral took place on Saturday February 20 following requiem Mass in St John the Baptist Church, Kilcornan to the local cemetery.

In iothalann Dé go gcastar sinn.


Masses for deceased members of the community will be celebrated as follows:

Dick Liston (Thursday 25 at 10.00), Lil and Jack O’Rourke, Ardlahan(Friday 26 at 10.00 )and Pat Neville,Ashgrove (Sunday 28 at 11.00)

Leaba i measc Na Naomh


The annual and much anticipated Seniors Party takes place at the Seven Sisters on Sunday, February 28. The Committee are looking forward to a large gathering of old friends and new ones also. This is always a great occasion to renew old acquaintances over a festive dinner and the dance that follows to which your friends are also invited. Should you require transport to or from the event, contact any member of Peter Hickey’s co-workers. There will be lots of spot prizes for lucky partygoers to take away as well as the Community Alert sponsored medical record boxes to place in your fridge. A member of that committee will explain how these medical record boxes work in the event of a health emergency in your home.

Lá Idirnaisiúnta Na mBan

On March 8 each year International Women’s Day is celebrated remembering the struggle of women past and present.

Starting off the celebrations Bantracht na Tuaithe invite all women to an Ecumenical service in Augustinian Church, O’Connell St, Limerick on Monday March 8 at 11.30 and afterwards to join them for coffee.

Later on that evening at 8pm, Newcastle West Library staff will be hosting their celebrations with an all male cast of entertainers. Once again Beidh Fáilte is Fiche róimh gach einne

The day is also being marked at Croom Family Resource Centre with a day of positive ‘Health and Healing’ on Wednesday March 12, from 10.00am to 1.00pm. There will be many therapists in attendance offering a wide variety of services like manicures, reiki, bio-resonance therapy and health checks. If you think you’ll require such specialist treatments, you should book in advance by ringing 061 602878, for which a small fee will apply.


If you have any interest in writing Children’s Fiction, then you will benefit from a day’s tuition by Oisin McGann, who is an accomplished master of the art. He’ll cover picture books, early readers and teenage fiction at The Limerick Writers Centre, 12 Barrington Street on Saturday, February 27, from 10 am to 2 pm for a fee of €40 (€30 concession). Advance booking is necessary to Dominic Taylor at

On February 16, the Numbers drawn were 2, 10, 13 & 24. Because no punter predicted this combination, Lucky Dips of €20 each were drawn by Karen O’Brien, Jack Synnott, Liam Fitzgerald, Trish Griffin and Liz Hickey.

Active Retirement
The Civil Defence ARA’s AGM which was held recently in Woodlands Hotel, Adare saw popular member P.J. Brosnan, Athea once again returned as Cathaoirleach. With supporting cast of Ann Crowley-Denehan, Athea, Maura Lyons, Bruree and Pauline Fitzgerald, Ballyneety all augers well for the year ahead.

Mid West Leas Cathaoirleach Phyllis O’Halloran addressed the meeting and gave an update on forthcoming Regional and National events including the proposed ARI Cruise May 2011 departing from Dublin. She thanked the ARA for supporting her in her various roles in the Mid West Region and paid tribute to her colleague Maura Lyons who fulfilled the role of Regional Hon Secretary in a most efficient and pleasant manner. One of the first outings of the group will be a visit to Croke Park in the next few weeks but of course the group would be more than willing to travel there again later on in the year should the need arise!


Entries are being taken for the ‘Stars in our Bars’, Talent Show at ‘De Bucket’ on Friday, March 12. The winning entry on the night will be awarded a house prize and will go on to participate for the County Final Prize of €1,000. County winners will then go on to compete in the National Final at a later date. Artistes must be over 18 years. You may text your entry or make further enquiries to 086 8478646.

National Tree Week

This year National Tree Week runs from March 7th to 12th

with events nationwide.

See for a full listing of events.


Kildimo UTD are holding a Texas Hold’em Poker night in the Beer Garden

On Friday March 12, starting at 8.30 Sharp. Tickets available at €20 from committee members. Come along for an enjoyable night.

Kildimo UTD under 12’s played in the Under 12 cup 1st round away to the Ferry Rangers winning on a score line of 0 – 1. The winning goal was scored by Keith O’Donnell.

On the same day Kildimo UTD Juniors played Abbeyfeale

at 6.30 in Abbeyfeale under lights in the League Cup Quarter Final winning on a score line of 0 – 5.

On Saturday, February 20, the Under 10’s played away to Killeaney where the result was 3 goals each. Liam Wilson took two of these and Adam Butler the other. The U. 10 B Team took on NCW at home on Sunday 21, when J.J. Mulcair restored local pride by his late goal against the opposition four. This was the team’s first season and the experience will lay a good foundation for future outings. The support of parents/guardians for these games is an important aspect of the development of the players and their teams.

The Junior team had a successful outing against NCW B, on Sunday February 21, with two goals by Kevin Hogan and Daragh Deegan against the single goal of the opposition.

The local team takes on Leeside AFC in Cork at 2.30 on Sunday, February 28 in the last sixteen of the Munster Junior Cup. The bus will leave the local P.O. at 11 am.


The Club’s Lotto draw was held on Monday, February 15, with winning numbers of 12, 20, 24 & 28. The Jackpot of €6,400 eluded capture so Lucky Dips were draws of €50 each by Declan Madigan, Old Kildimo; Tom Normoyle, Patrickswell; Marion Fitzgibbon, c/o Vincent Kennedy and Breda Daly of Court. Membership fees for the current year must be paid by March 17, should you wish to participate. Patricia Hayes of Ballyoshea or Denis O’Brien of Glenameade are taking subscriptions. The hurlers are in Group 1 this year with NCW, Knockaderry and Pallasgreen, the latter of which comes first, followed by fixtures against NCW and Knockaderry. The Limerick GAA Mackey Stand Development Draw takes on the same format as 2009 - Ten monthly draws will take place from March with an entry fee of €10 per month. In addition to offering fantastic prizes of cash, cars and holidays, the draw is an invaluable source of revenue to Kildimo GAA club, as 50% of all entry fees collected are returned to the club. For more information, contact any committee member or Club Draw coordinators William Curtin. First Draw Friday 5th March, 2010. Congratulations to Cían Hayes and Richard McKeogh who have been included in Justin McCarthy NHL panel for 2010. Also to Barry O’Connell and Tony McCarthy who made the county U16H panel and Jack O’Keeffe and Mark Daly who are training with the County U15 Hurling panel. Michelle Daly who is training with the County minor camogie panel. The Club would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Malone Family, Monanoag and the Roche family Castletown, Pallaskenry, on the untimely death of Morgan in Canada.

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