News down Kilfinane way


News down Kilfinane way

Edd Valetka was awarded the ‘Performance in Sport Award’ by County Limerick Local Sports Partnership, following his recent impressive athletic performances.

Thursday, 21 March 2013
12:00 AM GMT


Sympathy is extended to Pat Hennessy (Ballyroe Upper)) on the death of his father Michael Joe (Darragh). Michael Jo was reposed on Wednesday evening, 13 March before removal to the Church of Our Lady of Ransom, Glenroe where Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday, 14 March, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Sympathy is also extended to Paddy Halpin (West End) on the death of his brother Michael, formerly High Bridge. He is survived by his sister Mary, loving staff at Beechmount Nursing Home, Newcastle West, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Michael was reposed at McCarthy’s Funeral Home on Thursday, 14 March before removal to St Andrew’s Church, where the Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday, 15 March. Burial followed in the local cemetery.

May they rest in peace.


Congratulations are extended to the following who celebrate birthdays at this time: Rosaleen Griffin (St Anne’ s Terrace) and Ned Palmer Jnr. (Vale View) on Saturday, 16 March; Helen Fitzgerald O’Sullivan (Ballyroe Upper) on Wednesday, 20 March. Richard Fitzgerald (Thomastown) who celebrates his birthday on Friday, 22 March.


Congratulations and best wishes are extended to two couples who were married at St Andrew’s Church last week. On Friday last, 15 March the wedding took place of Mairead Hennessy (Vale View), daughter of Margaret and the late Jack Hennessy and Gwion Hoyles (Wales). The ceremony was performed by Fr. Michael Hanley PP. The bridesmaid was Mary Crowe, maid of honour was Bridget Doyle, best man was Neil Goate, while the groomsman was Tom Hoyles. The reception was held in Aherlow House Hotel.

On Saturday, 16 March the wedding took place of David Wallace (Ballintubber), son of Michael and Breda Wallace and Aisling Creed (Laurencetown), daughter of Pat and Ann Creed.


Kilfinane Church Of Ireland Conservation Committee would like to thank everybody for their support to the recent church gate collection, a sum of €450 was collected. Many thanks for your continued support.

45 Drive

There was a very good turnout at the fundraising 45 card drive at Scoil Pol on Thursday night last, 14 March. The winners were Declan Tierney and Pat Condon, Andy and Nora Connolly, Tom Hanley and Deirdre Browne, Tom O’Callaghan and Mossie McCarthy, Donie and Joan Hannon, Mary Sheehy and James O’Leary. Door Prizes: John Joe Hanley, Sarah and Conor Gleeson, Pat Creed, Dave O’Connor and Jade Ward. Raffle: 1st: Tom Hanley, 2nd: Helen O’Brien, 3rd: Mike McAuliffe, 4th: Helen O’Brien, 5th: Esther O’Brien, 6th: Tom Sheerinn, 7th: Mossie McCarthy, 8th: Bridget Fitzgerald, 9th: Mike McAuliffe, 10th: Anne O’Connell, 11th: Andy Connolly, 12th: Deirdre Browne, 13th: Tom Fennessy.


County Limerick Local Sports Partnership have just announced that the inaugural winner of their “Performance in Sport Award” for February is: Mr. Edd Valetka, Kilfinane Athletics Club and Scoil Pol Secondary School – Cross Country (U17 – Intermediate). Edd claimed 2nd place in the Limerick county finals on Thursday, 24 January, while on Thursday, 7 February at Waterford Institute of Technology Campus he took 3rd place in the Munster finals. On Saturday, 9 March he came in 11th place in the All-Ireland schools final at the University of Ulster Jordanstown, Co. Antrim.

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