KILMORE

VARIETY GROUP

It's that time of year again when rehearsals are beginning for our 2013 show. This year we are putting on a new Variety Show. Dates are still to be confirmed but provisionally we are looking at early April 2013.

We are seeking lots of new members for this years' show both male and female. This is a great community organisation and a great way to meet new people. Perhaps you have some great ideas for new scenes or comedy. Maybe you took part in shows many years ago and would like to get back involved. We are always looking for boys/men in our shows and this year is no different.

Rehearsals for Young Adults (18 upwards) will commence on Thursday October 18th at 8.30 pm in the Stella Maris Centre. Rehearsals for Teenagers and Adults will commence on Thursday October 25th at 8.30 pm in the Stella Maris Centre. Rehearsal for Children will commence on Sunday November 4th at 1.30 pm in the Stella Maris Centre.

The registration fee this year is €20 for Adults and €15 for Children. For a family of 3 or more taking part the fee is €40. This fee must be paid on the first day of rehearsals. Registration forms will be available on our Facebook page or available on the day. We look forward to welcoming everyone at a rehearsals and to our 2013 show!

AUTISM FUNDRAISER

The Irish Society for Autism, who does great work in caring for people with autism, have being part of our community since they purchased Sarshill House over 12 years ago. We are probably all most familiar with one of the residents Frank Ryan, whom we often see walking down to the village or attending mass.

On Sunday October 21st Frank will complete a 10k walk from Kilmore to Kilmore Quay and back. To celebrate this event and to raise much needed funds for Sarshill House we will be having an evening of music in Mary Barry's Bar Kilmore. The music will be provided by a local traditional music group and world renowned Canadian Blues and Jazz guitarist Rusty McCarthy.

This great event will start at 3pm in Mary Barrys Bar Kilmore. Come join us and have the craic! Your company and support will be much appreciated.

LADIES FOOTBALL

Last weekend brought to an end the playing season for all teams. On Saturday October 6th our u14s took part in a 7 a side blitz in Kilmacud Crokes in Dublin and on Sunday our u12s had the honour of playing in Croke Park during half time of the All Ireland Ladies football finals. A great weekend was had by all.

Our u10s had a great day out recently at a blitz in Rathangan and they finished the season unbeaten, winning all three games at the blitz, well done girls and to mentors Sean Furlong and Amanda Healy.

Our annual presentation night will take place in The Hide Out, Tomhaggard on Friday November 2nd at 7.30pm and all players from u10 upwards are invited to come along.

Our A.G.M. will take place on the following Friday night, November 9th at 7.30pm in the clubrooms, all are welcome and if anyone is interested in getting involved with the club for the following 2013 season you would be more than welcome.

This year is the 20th anniversity of our club which was founded in 1992. The club are holding a social evening to mark the occasion on Saturday, November 24th in Mary Barrys. It would be great to see as many past players as possible attend and please spread the word, tickets will be available soon, for futher information contact Mary Kehoe on 087 7564888.

The club would like to congradutate Niomi and David O'Connor on the birth of their first baby, baby Sean, last week.

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Kilmore National School Parents Association is hosting a Halloween party for children in Kilmore N.S. Junior Infants - 3rd Class inclusive on Friday October 26th from 6.30pm- 8.30pm in Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay. Dress to impress in your weirdest, creepiest costumes. Magic Show, Disco, Spot Prizes and lots more.. Entrance fee: €2 per child (incl. drink and snack). Cafe will be open for parents. Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who must remain on the premises during the event. Contact: kilmorepa@gmail.com

KILMORE GAA

We are fast approaching the end of our year. Last week the Under 14's finished their season with a game against Camolin. From all the mentors they would like to thank all those who supported them during the year, as well as all the parents. Most importantly however they would like to thank the players themselves who put in a huge effort all year round. Well done boys!

We still have the chance of silverware, as our Under 21s are playing a district final against Crossabeg on Sunday October 21st at 2pm in Tagoat. On Friday October 19th however, our minor footballers will play their County final against Fethard in Patricks park at 7.30pm! Best of luck lads!!

DRAMA

This year the the Ballycogley players will performing three very funny and entertaining one act plays in the Wexford festival opera, on October 25th, 26th and 27th in St Michaels SVP hall Thomas St. (opposite CBS school). Admission is €10 and the curtain will be drawn at 8pm.

The group will present" Parental Guidance" by Eammon Kelly, "The Try" a new play by local man Greg Brannock and "The Fat Lady Sings" by David Tristram. A night with the "Players" wont get rid of your troubles but will certainly help you forget about them for a couple of hours.

SPONSORED WALK

Can anyone who has Scout Sponsorship cards for the recent 10k Walk in Kilmore please return them to Breda Hayes or any Scout Leader as soon as possible. Thanks to all those who completed the walk or has given a donation.

CHARITY DADDIES MATCH

The Fancy-Dress Fathers soccer game between Kilmore United's Schoolgirls & Schoolboys Daddies will take place on the Bank Holiday Monday October 29th with a kick-off for 2pm, there will be a few get-togethers in the coming weeks so all the daddies can get toned up for the occasion.

ALL BLACKS AFC

An understrength Division 2 side suffered a heavy loss on Sunday last, losing 5-0 to Corach Ramblers. Noel Rafferty, Archie Jones and Graham Healy tried hardest for the home side. The Division 3a side also lost heavily to Ballymurn but did manage to find the net with goals from Lorcan Byrne and Gary Redmond. The club would like to wish the best of luck to St Fintans in their replayed County Football Final this weekend.

BRIDGETOWN HANDBALL

The World Handball Championships are taking place in Citywest Hotel this week, with players coming from all over the world to take part. It is the first time to be held in Ireland since 2003 so the atmosphere is brilliant.

Bridgetown had three players in the 40 by 20 competitions. Stevie Lawlor won his first round match, only to lose out in the next round. Richard Martin suffered a narrow defeat in his first round match. Micheal Busher got through three rounds only to lose out in the fourth on a tie break to his Canadian opponent. He did very well to reach the last 32 in the world when you consider that over 190 players entered.

They all have another go in the 1 Wall competition before the Championships come to an end at the weekend. It has to date been a great experience for both player and spectator alike.

IN QUIZ FINAL

A table quiz team from Kilmore Active Retirement Association competed in the South East Regional finals of that competition on Tuesday 9th in New Ross. The team of Dwight Moore, Brendan Hamilton, John and Maria Rossiter and Toddy Moore qualified for the finals which are being held on Tuesday 16th in the Brandon House hotel in New Ross. We all wish them the best of luck in the final.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Kilmore ARA are sponsoring a talk and discussion on house/ home alarms in Kilmore hall on Thursday October 18th at 7pm. The event is open to all home owners together with our own members who are asked to give their full support to this important event. A representative from Eircom Phone Watch will be travelling from Dublin to deliver the talk and afterwards answer questions on the presentation. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

SCOPE MEETING

Kilmore SCOPE will be holding its October meeting on Wednesday October 17th at 7.30pm in the Bridgetown Social centre. All members and intending members are asked to attend, the principal business will be to complete the distribution of the "Message in a Bottle" and Information guide throughout the parish.

45 DRIVE

Dont forget to morrow night Wednesday October 17th at 9pm a 45 Card Drive takes place at Kehoes Kilmore Quay and every Wednesday night all are very welcome.

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