Friday, May 28, 2010



Ms. Paula Fitzgibbon of the Local National School is responsible for the coaching of the following charges towards their first personal step along the road towards full Christian/Catholic development. The boys and girls include the following; Luisa Azzopardi, Ardlahan; Ava Guerin, Ballyculhane; James Mason, Kilmoreen; Emma Sexton, Old Kildimo; Rebecca Aoise Carroll, Curraheen; Rebecca Guerin, Ballyrune; Catherine Mulcahy, Gleanamade;

Sorcha Wilson, Ardlahan; Rebecca Cribbin, Ballyvareen; Erin Mhire Hoban, Faha; James Joseph Mulcair, Ballyoshea; Jamie Michael Galvin, Ardllahan; Megan McCarthy, Coolbeg; Liam McLoughlin, Glenameade; Kitty-Mae McCormack, Moig and Kate O’Carroll, Cloonagulleen.


O’Sullivans from Killarney, Edinburgh and elsewhere, along with their neighbours and friends, descended on Poland for the happy nuptials between Alan O’Sullivan, formerly Cnoc Rua, to his partner Sonia Zomek. The traditional Polish wedding took place on May 15, in a historic monastery associated for a time with the late John Paul 11, who ministered there for a time. Alan is son of Tom and the late Margaret and brother to Cathy and Claire. His former neighbour in Kildimo, James (Jnr.) Carmody was Alan’s Best Man and other neighbours from the area attended the ceremony. Alan and Sonia live in Edinburgh where they are involved in the public house trade. Best wishes to Alan and Sonia from their numerous friends in Kildimo.


John Barry (1925 –2010 RIP)

It was with sadness that we learned that the great John Barry passed away on Sunday. Many clubs will have fond memories of this fine hurler who was a NHL medal winner in 1947, he also has two All-Ireland junior medals (52 & 57) and is the only Limerick man to hold four Munster junior medals (1948,52,54,57). John played from 1939 to 1963 and his love for the game took him to many clubs Pallaskenry, Kilfinny (winning a county minor medal in 1943), Kildimo, Shannon Rovers, Lodge Rangers, Kildimo/Pallaskenry, Knockaderry (SHC 1950, 51). Rathkeale, Croom/Young Irelands, Mungret, City Gaels and Young Irelands, Had the privilege of the opening score when the Pallaskenry pitch was opened on 20 March 1948. He also cycled 70 miles to Thurles for Munster final in 44 & 45. He has given excellent service to his club as a player and administrator may he rest in peace. Submitted by club secretary James Carey.


Viewers of the evening news on TG4 on Sunday, May 23, were treated to a news item of the local ICA Painters Group in action. The riverside patio of De Bucket was the venue for the paint-in of the ‘Killulta Painters’ who meet under the umbrella of the Kildimo ICA. The interview was conducted ‘as Gaeilge’ with camera shots of the ladies in action as well as their works on exhibition inside the pub. As usual, the pub patrons excelled themselves in generously providing a buffet for the first national exposure of this group. The next step forward can only be international! Regular meetings of the group take place in Old Kildimo at the ‘Seven Sisters’, where mother of the sisters Mary Ellen is the star pupil and who is an inspiration to the theme of Bealtaine which celebrates creativity in older persons.


Congratulation to Kyle Hayes who played for the Desmond league under 12 team and

who played in U12 All Ireland inter league final in Dublin on Sunday against

Dublin District Schoolboy League who won the match 3 - 1

Well done to all who took part in the great Limerick run. The Kildimo soccer club

raised the grand total of €1110 for the C.A.R.I Foundation

The Kildimo U10’s played their last game of the season on Sunday evening going down to Askeaton on a score line of 4 –1. The Kildimo scorer was Adam Butler from the penalty spot.

Best of Luck to the Kildimo Junior team who play Killaney in the first division league

Cup final on Saturday next @ 7.30 in Clounreask


The Bawnmore Book Fair takes place at the Gym, Bawnmore on Friday, May 28 from 10 am to 4.00 pm. Bargains are assured and your support of Bawnmore is assured in the process.


Barbara Hartigan of Castelconnell has launched the idea of a painting session on the riverbank in her native village. The idea is that artists who paint in whatever medium will gather at this beautiful river walk at 11.00 am on Saturday, June 12, weather permitting. An estimated time of three hours is allowed before easels are packed and works exhibited- and put up for sale- at a local venue where the morning’s activity will be discussed over tea and biscuits. Access to the venue is through the Castle Oaks Carpark and all are welcome. Barbara is available to answer queries on 061 377269 or 087 9539989 or by e-mail to


Sunday May 23, saw much heightened activity along the Kilmacat Road which gives access to the Bleach Lough Fishing Club. At 3.00 pm, the official opening took place in the company of lots of neighbours, fishing club members and invited guests. Club officials conducted the opening ceremony and the premises and its activities were blessed by a triune of clerics and the tape was cut by Joan Hevenor, widow of the late Pat, who gave dedicated and long service to the developing club. Tributes were paid to those who worked so hard to bring the day to fruition with special mention of the help given by the Co. Co., West Limerick Resources, the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board and the National Lottery. The results of voluntary dedication and financial assistance is evident to visitors to the premises which has a well-maintained marina for private and club boats. Safe stands for shore anglers are also in place with the cooperation of local landowners and these include a special pontoon for wheelchair and disabled users. The ladies committee provided refreshments to the large gathering enjoying the carnival atmosphere baked in Mediterranean sunshine. All information regarding this vibrant club may be gained by accessing their website,


Local lad Liam O’Connor, is blazing a trail for himself as a referee and he and his umpires are to be congratulated for being entrusted with the forthcoming Munster Junior Cup. The venue for this event is in Tipperary on June 5.


CARI- Children at Risk Ireland, is ever in need of funds to continue its good work with children in troubled situations. Local representatives Ann Byrnes and Joe Gleeson received a welcome financial donation for t he association from the exertions of the local AFC who took part in the recent Limerick run, which was facilitated by John Hickey and his team.


On Tuesday, May 18, the Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 11 & 25. Because no punter predicted this combination, Lucky Dips of €20 each were drawn by Mossie & Mary Griffin, Faha; Bernie Nolan, Old Kildimo; Breda Kelly, Ballyvareen; Dylan Hogan, Pallaskenry and Jack Sinnott, Ballyvareen. Your €2 ticket to financial glory is available from the P.O., De Bucket, Slattery’s, Seven Sisters and Dromore Inn. Support your local community lotto.

Senior Citizens Parliament

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament are proposing that a Limerick division be formed following on the success of a recent meeting in the area where representatives from thirteen Older People’s organisations attended. Accordingly they would welcome any interested people in that category to a meeting on Thursday June 3 2010 at 11am in SIPTU Offices, St John’s Square ,Limerick. Further information available from their head office (01) 8561243 /


Sixth Year Graduation will take place on Thursday May 27, 2010 with no school for all other students as the day is being dedicated to sixth year students only. Parents of these students are invited to attend the Graduation Ceremony at 7.30pm.

Camp Bosco will run from Monday, July 5 to Friday July 23, 2010.

A European Pool Lifeguard Course will take place in Copsewood Pool (subject to minimum numbers) from Wednesday, 7 to Friday, 9 from 9am to 12 noon and Saturday July 10 from 10am to 4pm. Participants must be 17 years old and have attained Rescue 2 or Rescue 3 from the Irish Water Safety Syllabus. Further details from Kate O’Hara on 085 1407415.

Congratulations to Breska U16 Boys Soccer Team on winning the Desmond League Cup.

Well done to Paul Fitzgerald Captain and Brian Griffin ‘Man of the Match’, students in our


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