KILCUMMIN COMMUNITY NOTES
Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Nora O’Brien, Glounacopple who died recently. May she rest in peace
MEMORIAL FUN WALK
The 3rd annual memorial fun walk in remembrance of Brendan O’Leary, Lyreatough at 2pm on Sunday February 16th. Registration €10 beginning at 1.30pm, (U16’s free), all proceeds to Palliative Care, University Hospital Kerry. Last year we raised €5,030.00 which was absolutely fantastic. Hope to see you all again this year.
KNITTING CIRCLE AND CHAT
Knitting Circle and Chat takes place on Thursdays from 1.30pm to 3.00pm in Ross Café, Upper Lewis Road, Killarney. For information call Yvonne on 087 3160062. All welcome.
SLIABH LUACHRA DRAMA
Sliabh Luachra’s “It’s the Real McCoy’’ continues in the Scartaglen Heritage Centre on Sunday 2nd, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February at 8pm nightly. Admission: €10 OAP’s & Students €8. For more info please tel 087 7800208.
Vacancies presently exist on the C.E Scheme. These positions involve Community Care, maintenance of Village and a Gardener in Killarney. It is for 19.5 hours per week. This is a development opportunity & no experience is necessary as full training is provided. Contact your local Intreo Office to check your eligibility. If interested please forward your CV to the Supervisor at the RD. Office. Full details contact John 086 1579381.
ADULT SET DANCING
Adult Set dancing continues every Tuesday in Kilcummin GAA Clubhouse. Contact Mary 087 9620135 / John 086 1579381.
JUNIOR SET DANCING Junior Set Dancing classes continue every Friday at 7pm for beginners and intermediates and 8pm for advanced. Contact Mary on 087 9620135 John 086 1579381.
The organisers of the Christmas Collection in Kilcummin for the Kerry Samaritans would like to thank the collectors, all who helped and contributed so generously. Amount collected €1,460.53.
IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION
The Irish Wheelchair Association would like to thank all those who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection which amounted to €464.56.
ANAM CARA KERRY
IRELAND LIGHTS UP
Operation Transformation at Kilcummin GAA Club on Thur nights up to February 26th. The track will be lit up from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Please register in clubhouse before walking. All welcome.
Cup & Shield Competitions. Our U11 squad took part in the inaugural KDL Cup and Shield by travelling to St Brendan’s Park on Saturday. First up were the Cup squad. After an exhilarating 60 mins, we emerged victorious with the winning goal scored late on by Liam O’Mahony after a Messi-like run and pass from Michael O’Riordan. The game itself was tightly contested; long range efforts from Roan Guerin and Jack Murphy, and closer ones from Conn Deally and Daniel Buckley were all saved. At the other end, Park hit the woodwork twice and were denied an equaliser when Jonah Casey tipped a point-blank effort. Despite late pressure, we just held out. Best wishes to Conor Finnegan who suffered a nasty foot injury early on - thanks to parents Joe O’Connor & Phil Breen for acting as medics and no doubt he’ll be back in action for the next round. Our Shield squad were up next. A tough 1st quarter saw us fall behind despite a fine goal from Alan O’Leary following a run and cross from Colin Somers. While our backs were against the wall for most of the game, we defended valiantly with Liam Breen, Adam O’Connor and Jack Teahan to the fore. Cian O’Rourke in goals pulled off some fine saves while our youngest player Cian Maher belied his age with the heart of a lion. Well done to all concerned and thanks to our opponents for 2 fine sporting games. And a special thanks to the parents for making the journey and their support.
U-13 Division 1
Mastergeeha F.C. 7 – 1 Killarney Celtic
U-13 Division 2
Mastergeeha F.C. 1 – 2 Killorglin AFC
Mastergeeha F.C. 1 - 2 Iveragh. Strong performance from our under 15’s and we were unlucky to go down 2-1 to Iveragh. We dominated the first half and scored through Eoin Kelly. Iveragh equaliser came just before half. In a game where the weather was a key factor, Iveragh got their second and we pressed for the equaliser to the finish. With a number of players coming back from injury and Illness. a credit to them how well they battled to the end.
Mastergeeha F.C. 0 – 4 Listowel Celtic. At home on Saturday afternoon, the boys played a good North Kerry side. In the opening half Mastergeeha defended well with Joe Colgan saving when called upon. Mid-way through the half Brendan O’Leary went closest for Mastergeeha when his strike was goal bound but the Feale side keeper saved well. In the second half the visitors started the better and were a goal up after ten minutes and doubled their lead moments later with a deflected shot. After this Mastergeeha created some good chances with Roiri O’Connor going close. However against the run of play Listowel increased their lead. The boys continued to push forward and had shots off the crossbar and upright from Cian Murphy, Donagh Fahey and Colm Kelliher. On the day with a bit more luck and being more clinical in front of goals Mastergeeha would have a reward for their efforts. All tried hard and could not be faulted.
There was no winner of the Lotto on Friday 31st January 2020. Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 11, 22. Consolation prizes went to the following €50 Kieran Brien, Mastergeeha, Kilcummin, €50 Bertie Curtin, Knocklebede, Kilcummin, €50 Mary T McCarthy, Gneeveguilla, €50 Kerri & Tyler Lenihan, c/o Jimmy Devane. Next draw on Friday 7th February. Jackpot €2,400.
Our next Bingo night is on February 24th at 8pm in the Kilcummin Recreational Hall.
We have a large selection of used sports gear which has accumulated over time which will be on sale next Saturday from 10:30 to 12:30. Our social committee has been busy ensuring all these garments have been thoroughly washed and ready for new owners. Call in to the club shop next Saturday to pick up a bargain.