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Wednesday 18 October 2017

KILMORE

TRACTOR RUN

Tomhaggard are having their annual Tractor Run on Sunday 20th May, starting in Tomhaggard. All vehicle types whether tractors or not or whether vintage or not are welcome. So come along join in and have a run day. In aid of Tomhaggard Social Centre debt. Enquiries to Eleanor at 9135117

TAI CHI

A new set of six Tai Chi classes will be starting at 8pm on Tuesday 17th April, in the Stella Maris hall, Kilmore Quay. Fees €60 for six classes, all are welcome.

SCOPE ANNUAL MEETING

Kilmore SCOPE will be holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday 25th April at 7.30pm in the Bridgetown Social Centre. We would welcome new members into the organisation at this event as the needs and concerns of older people need to be constantly reviewed and especially in these times of cut backs on their meagre incomes. Your attendance would be appreciated at the meeting where you can voice your views on issues related to our senior citizens.

KILMORE UTD

With the season nearly up we still have many important games left to play. With our u-10 & u-14 girls teams both qualifying for the Wexford Cup Finals our u-12 girls team will feel very unlucky as they went down 2-1 aet to Curracloe. In a match were they dominated play & possession Abbie Troy scored a cracker but alas it wasn't to be; all is not lost for the girls as if they win their last 2 league games they'll be crowned Division 1.

So 28th April will be another little historic day for our club as both our u-10 & u-14 teams will take to the Cup Finals in Bunclody. The u-10s had to battle hard to withstand a strong challenge from Campile but 2 goals from Sophie Boxwell, 1 from the penalty spot meant the girls won 2-1 & are looking forward in what will be an effort for a League & Cup double. Last forenoon on Easter Monday our u-14 girls ensured a Cup Final day out as well as they came from behind to beat St. Leonards 2-1 in atrocious weather conditions, Cora Millar scored twice in a game were the weather played a dominant role.

Next Sunday the 22nd at Forth Celtics' pitch our Div. 1 mens team take to the field in the Neil O'sullivan Cup Semi-final (see local press or internet for time) against Bridge Rovers. Strangely enough in our near 20 year history we've never had any men's team compete in any local Cup Semi or Final, what's rare is wonderful and the lads would appreciate all support and they endeavour to reach their 1st ever local Cup Final; before this on Wednesday 18th April the lads have an important league game in title chasing Moyne Rangers as they attempt to avoid relegation, it's all go.

CAR BOOT SALE

Car Boot Sales are on the last Saturday of every month till August in Mayglass Church car park Time 8.00am to 1.00pm Gates open at 7.30pm Car €10, Van €15, Large Van €20 Admission €2, children free Sales: Saturday Apr 28th, May 26th, June 30th, July 28th, August 25th

Knitting and Craft Group Knitting and Craft Group in Bridgetown. Knitwits Wool Shop in Bridgetown would like to invite you to our new group in our shop starting on Monday 23rd April at 8pm to 10pm. If mornings suit you better we are here from 10am to 12 noon on Tuesdays. All crafts are welcome. If you would like to learn to knit, come along and we will help you out. Contact Carol on 086-3187401 or call the shop on 053-9175872

PRESCHOOL/MONTESSORI

Mulrankin Preschool/montessori is now taking enrolments for September 2012. Children from the age of 2 to 5 are catered for. Mulrankin Preschool/montessori is registered for the new ECCE scheme which entitles children between the ages of three and four to a free pre school year before they go to primary school. All our staff are fully qualified in Childcare, ranging from FETAC Level 5 to HETAC Level 8 in Childcare. For further information or an application form please contact Martina Cardiff at 087 1334680 or 053 9135213

ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Kilmore Active Retirement association held its Monthly meeting on 5th April in Kilmore hall with a good attendance of members. Activity was reviewed and arrangements made for the day trip to the Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin cemetery on 13th June with lunch in the evening. Members and non members who wish to travel should book as soon as possible and tender a deposit of €10 to Mary at 087-4175533 or Seamus at 087-2901251.

Booking for the Bunratty holiday in August should also be made immediately, again non members may travel; contact Breda at 086-3258386. Following the meeting a very informative lecture and discussion on gardening was given by Noel Howlin. All aspects of gardening was covered and this generated lots of questions and discussion. Noel was thanked for his very interesting and well prepared lecture.

RACE NIGHT

Kilmore Parents Association are holding a Race Night "Done Deal Derby" in Quigleys Pub on Saturday 21st April. Horses and Jockeys still for sale at €15 each. Anyone wishing to buy a horse please contact Shirley (086 3460348), Liz (087 7585574) or Sue (086 3490292). There will also be a raffle on the night with some great prizes up for grabs. Your support would be very much appreciated and a guaranteed great night will be had by all.

BRIDGETOWN HANDBALL

The curtain came down on the 40 by 20 season last weekend with our adult team beaten in the Special Junior B Final. Having won their semi-final earlier in the week comfortably against Templeudigan, they came up against an experienced Ballymitty team in the Final and went down on a scoreline of 89-64. Our team was Micheal Busher, Eamon Codd, Robert Byrne and Brian Busher.

The juvenile singles finals took place in St Joseph's last Sunday and we had three players who qualified for the B Finals. Kevin Shannon received a walkover in the U14 Final because of an injury to his opponent Daniel Kelly. Cian Byrne played very well in the U10 Final only to lose out to Josh Howlin from St. Josephs. Aaron Wright Power took the U 16 title with a good win over Sean Sinnott from Oulart.

The action now moves on to the big alley and here's hoping for better luck on more familiar territory.

COMMUNITY GAMES

The quiz in Mary Barry's tonight (Wednesday 18 April) at 9.30pm is for Kilmore Community Games. If you are free why not come along and enjoy the quiz, while at the same time providing much needed funds for Community Games.

LADIES FOOTBALL

Well done to kilmore u14 girls who last Sunday qualified for the final of Feile after a very busy day of football played in Kilmore. The girls topped their group beating Bunclody and St Martins. They played Crossabeg/ballymurn in the quarter final which was a very close contest with the teams level at half time. Crossabeg started the second half with a quick goal but this only spurred on the talented Kilmore side who grew in confidence all over the field and were deserving winners.

Kilmore then met St Martins again in the semi-final and what a contest this was. The girls went in a point down at half time but battled hard in the second half and played out of their skins to run out eventual winners by 5 points. Credit to all 21 players and mentors who gave their all for a heavy going four matches , fifteen minutes a side. ~Kilmore now play St annes next Monday, April 23rd at a venue yet to be decided. Good luck to all involved.

The senior team had a very good win against Adamstown in the league and their next game is against Clonee. Hard luck to our minors who were beaten by a strong St Annes side. Well done to our u12s who beat St Annes in their first game of the season on a scoreline of 7:4 to 1:2 Kilmore played brilliantly throughout and their teamwork was second to none. Their next game is at home to Ballyhogue on Tuesday May 1st at 7pm in Kilmore.

ALL BLACKS FC

The last two weeks has seen a lot of action at underage. The U11 boys lost out 2-1 in a tight game to Wexford Celtic before loosing out to league winners Rosslare Rangers. One last game this Friday at home to Cloughbawn at 6.30pm brings their season to an end.

The U12 boys ended their season with a 2-1 loss to Campile before going on to beat Duncannon 4-2 with goals from Conor Breen (2), Robert Cogley & Chris O'connor sealing the victory. Well to the boys.

The U14 boys beat Shamrocks Rovers last Wednesday 5-0 with the goals coming from Cathal Devereux (2), Robert Cloney, Quinn Saunders and Jamie Sinnott. Saturday saw the boys loose out 3-1 to Taghmon in a game they dominated with Robert Cogley scoring for the Blacks. This Friday sees the boys end their season with a difficult away trip to champions St Cormacs.

Hard Luck to our U12 girls who where beaten at home by Taghmon 4-1, the Blacks' girls were 3-0 down at half time. Taghmon who dominated the whole game and where far better team on the night sealed the game with there fourth goal with 5 mins to go. Leanne Mcdonnell scored a consolation goal for the Blacks in the last min of the game.

The girls then travelled to Seaview coming home with a point after drawing 4-4 with goals from Emily Coakley (3) and Abbie Jones. Well done to our U14 girls who held second on the table Rosslare Rangers to a 0-0 draw at home, to complete a very good season for the girls. Congrats to all the girls on a great season.

Cup Semi-final: Sunday sees the All Blacks men take on Wexford Celtic in the semi final of the Neil O'sullivan Cup at 11am in Murrintown. Good Luck lads!!

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