A Collection of Newsy Bits from Around The Maine Valley

Maine Valley Notes

St. Bridget’s U-12s  are County League Champions

St. Bridget’s U-12 Basketball team from Currow, winners of the Kerry Division 3 County League title. They were presented with their medals at the Kerry Basketball Board Awards night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium.
Front from left: Julia Curtin, Clodagh Coffey, Ciara Casey, Cara Fleming, Mia Key and Danielle Moriarty. Back from left: Fiona Nelligan McGuire, coach; Fiona Brosnan, Celia McMahon, Megan Dennehy, Mary Lillie Keane and Amy Galwey, coach. Photograph: Con Dennehy.

Time for Me –  A Course for Women

Castleisland Family Resource Centre, in association with North East & West Kerry Development and Kerry Education Training Board will run a Time for Me personal awareness classs for women. The class commences on Wednesday, April 20th from10am to 12 noon. The course will run for six weeks. To book please phone 087 75 53 066

Card Games Results by John O’Connell

Results of the card game held in the River Island Hotel on Sunday night.

1st. Dolly McAulliffe and Norrie O’Connor. 2nd. Pat and Dom O’Donnell. Ladies: Mary Bradley and Noreen Fleming. Gents: Phil Healy and Liam Herlihy. Mixed: Mary Barrett and Timmy Brosnan, Mamie O’Sullivan and Tommy Broderick. Spots: Willie Woulfe and Patsy O’Connor, Peggy Flynn and Kathleen O’Connor. Cards continue next Sunday night at 9pm sharp.

Light Up West Limerick for Suicide Awareness

Break up the silence surrounding suicide by shining a candle, sparkler or torch in The Square, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, April 10 at 9pm.  Join the movement to light up the silence.  Further information from: 087 96 61 383.

An evening with Dr. Fergus Heffernan

Castleisland Interagency Youth Forum are hosting an evening with Dr Fergus Heffernan on the 13th April at 7:30pm in the River Island Hotel, Castleisland.

Dr. Heffernan is a leading educator in the area of family dynamics and stress management, and how it connects to our well being.

Dr. Heffernan has worked in a variety of conflict zones in the world, and he is a psychologist and a psychotherapist.

His talk will focus on the family and society and will cover issues relevant to teenagers such as peer pressure, alcohol and substance use. Attendance if free and all are encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome to attend, there is no charge. Refreshments will be provided. For further details contact 087 75 53 066

Accommodation Wanted for June and Féile na nÓg

Eddie Regan is the 'go-to' man if you have accommodation to spare for the June Féile Na nÓg.  ©Photograph: John Reidy
Eddie Regan is the ‘go-to’ man if you have accommodation to spare for the June Féile Na nÓg. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Féile na nÓg is a GAA club festival for Gaelic football and Ladies Gaelic football at U-14 level and it involves teams from across the world of the Gaelic Athletic Association. The Féile na nGael National tournaments will be held in Kerry, West Limerick and West Cork on the weekend of 24th – 26th June 2016.

In the Castleisland area the Desmonds club members will host a club from Mayo and they’re already making the nest for the event. They’re putting out a call for people in the B&B accommodation sector – or people with a bed or beds to spare to contact them with any vacancies they may have around the third weekend in June. Eddie Regan is the accommodation contact man on 086 28 88 880.

Registration Night for The Longest Day

On Monday evening The Longest Day organising and charity fundraising committee launched its plans for this year’s event. The big day in Saturday, June 18th and Pieta House is its nominated beneficiary. The Longest Day 2016 Registration Night is on Friday, April 22nd at Tom McCarthy’s Bar from 6pm-10pm. The registration fee is €30.