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Saturday 21 September 2019

Around the Districts: Kilmore, Rosslare Harbour

Bernie Kehoe, Mary Kate Joyce and Phyllis McCarthy who took part in the Lions Club Coastal Walk in Kilmore Quay.
Bernie Kehoe, Mary Kate Joyce and Phyllis McCarthy who took part in the Lions Club Coastal Walk in Kilmore Quay.

Kilmore: Toddy Moore 10k. Entry for the inaugural Toddy Moore 10k is now open. See our Facebook page for the link. The race takes place on Saturday, September 14, at 5.30 p.m. with a two Mile Fun Run beforehand that kicks off at 5 p.m. Entry online, which includes special race T-shirt is only €15 with on the day entry for the 10k priced at €20.

KATHLEEN BROWNE LITERARY/ARTS FESTIVAL

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 - Mayor of Bridgetown Presentation 8.30pm in Sweet Temptations

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 - From 3pm till late- Literary talks, craft stalls. 90s music concert at 7pm! Tickets on sale locally €10, U12's free. Line Up - Borderline, First Day Lions and Tied To The 90'S

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15-10am- 6pm Family day- Literary talks, Ballycogely players, kids workshops, circus skills, archery, music, bbq and much more!

Kilmore AC

Oylegate 10k - Well done to all our runners who ran the 10k in Oylegate on Sunday week last. Jackie Carthy finished as first woman running a time of 40.12 minutes. Sinéad O'Brien was the first O40 running a time of 46.53 minutes. Jenny Burrell finished 63rd running 58.25 minutes. These are all great times, well done ladies.

St Paul's AC 5 Mile Road Race - Well done to the Kilmore crew who ran the St Paul's AC five Mile in Kilrane on Sunday morning. Excellent running by all in preparation for the Toddy Moore 10k in two weeks. Full club results: Nicky Foley - fifth, 30.35 minutes. Jackie Carthy - first woman, 32.27 minutes. Sinéad O'Brien - third woman, 36.28 minutes. Paul Foley - 23rd, 44.18 minutes. Peter Thompson - 27th, 48.51 minutes

Training - We are now back training. Younger Juveniles training on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds.

Older juveniles and seniors start at 7 p.m. Training every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., location confirmed in parents WhatsApp group. New members, aged seven in year of competition always welcome, contact Mary at 087 7564888.

YOUNG AT HEART CLUB

The Kilmore Young at Heart Club will resume on Monday, September 9, at 2 p.m. in Kilmore Community Hall. We look forward to seeing all our members and anyone else who would like to come along and join us would be very welcome. If anyone would be interested to come along and help out for an hour or two they would also be most welcome.

ICA news

Kilmore Quay ICA resumed their activities on Wednesday, September 4, The weekly craft classes are held in the afternoon from two to four and the monthly meeting will be at 8 p.m. all in Stella Maris Centre Kilmore Quay New members always welcome.

Deaths

Sympathy to the Roche family, Newtown on the sad passing of Tommy. Sympathy also to Barty Wright on the death of his brother Paddy and to Chris Barry on the death of her brother Peter. Sympathy also to Margaret Howlin, Grange on the death of her brother Michael in Cavan. May they all rest in peace.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Shane Smith, Clonmacnoise and Madeline Byrne, Ballygrangans, who were married in Kilmore Church recently. May we wish this young couple many years of happiness in their married life.

Scouts

Meetings resume for Cubs, Scouts and Ventures on Wednesday, September 11, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Beavers September 14 from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Weekly subscription €4. There are a few places available in Cubs 9-11, Scouts 12-15 and Venture 15-18 sections. If you wish to pit your child on the Beaver Waiting List 6-8, contact 087 6858480. Coffee morning.

There will be a coffee morning in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Thur September 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare. It is being organised by Fidelis Power in memory of Molly Roche.

Watercolor Painting

Art classes resume in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Tuesday, September 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Murrintown Community Centre Thur September 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Places available in both classes. Contact Maria at 086 3848364 for details.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

Ongoing activities - Monday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Felting 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art, 8.30.10 p.m. Drama. Wednesday: 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts Ventures. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Class 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers.

KILMORE PARISH JOURNAL

The Kilmore Parish Journal Committee are now working on the 48th. edition of the journal. We welcome articles and photographs relating to the history, culture, traditions, activities and life stories from the parish, as well as reports on the many sports activities of the year. Every year in the parish we lose beloved members of our community. We welcome short tributes to those who have died from any of our readers. To facilitate efficient preparation and editing of the journal the final date for submitting material is September 30.

Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who supported Paddy martins horse and carriage run in aid of hospice that visited Kilmore on Sunday August 18, which made a total of €2,938.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore ARA held its first autumn meeting on Thursday last in the GAA clubrooms with a good attendance of members present. Tom Dunne chairman, in welcoming members extended sympathy to Margaret Howlin and John Dullard on their recent bereavements. He also welcomed a new member in the person of Deirdre Brady to our ARA the usual items from the agenda were dealt with, some of the decisions on events being, visit to Johnstown Castle in late September, date to be confirmed;

County bowls league in which Kilmore will have two teams will commence on the week of September 16; a two-day trip to Belfast is being arranged to include the Titanic exhibition travelling by rail (with our free passes), date to be confirmed; Coffee afternoon and fun quiz Wednesday, October 2, at 2.30 p.m., venue to be confirmed. The South East Region table quiz is being held in the Talbot hotel in Wexford on Tuesday, October 8, while the 10 pin bowling competition is on Wednesday the 16th in Leisuremax.

Walks were also discussed and will be arranged at the October meeting as will some other activity discussed at the meeting which is on Thursday the third at 7.30 p.m.

Rosslare Harbour

Community Concert

Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Tops Community Group will host a concert in St Patrick's Church, Rosslare Hbr, by kind permission of Fr Diarmuid Desmond, on Wednesday, October 2.

The talented Cast of KRH Tops Community Group will perform on the night and will be joined by special guests, George Lawlor, Tony Carty, The Bride Street Folk Group and Fintan Cleary.

The concert will start at 8 p.m. and Admission is €10 with children free. Tickets on sale from Bernie 087 7051733, Rosslare Harbour post office, and at the door. A special night of music and song is promised, in aid of local Community Improvement Projects.

St Paul's Athletics club

We held our annual five mile Road Race on Sunday, September 1, firstly we would like to thank our loyal sponsors - Roche Freight for their continued support, and also the Griffin Hotel Group and Kelly's Bakery.

We would like to thank our neighbouring clubs for their assistance on the day - John Joe Doyle and Ronnie Bent from DMP and John Moore from Kilmore AC, their support is very much appreciated, also thank you to everyone who helped out on the day - out on the route and back in the community centre and finally a special thank you to all who participated in our run, we very much appreciate your support and hopefully we will see you all again in 2020.

Training has resumed on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5.30 p.m. in the field at Kilrane National School for all groups except for John and Eamonn's, which will take another few weeks break and will resume in October, the exact date will be confirmed later.

Rosslare Harbour RNLI golf classic

On Friday the 23rd we had our annual golf classic which was a great success we would like to thank Rosslare Golf Club for hosting this event and Eoin Reynolds our main sponsor.

We also like to thank everyone who put in a team and everyone that sponsored a tee box and those who donated prizes for the raffle.

We would also like to thank the organising committee who done a great job and anyone that helped out on the day.

First place with a score 89 Pts. Joe Moran, William White, Joe Moran Snr, David Rowe. Second place with a score 87 Pts. Maurice Bowler, Peter Byrne, Billy Moore, Eamonn Hopkins. Third place with a score 87 Pts. Murt Joice, Bill Toya, Ben O'Shea, Rob Coakley. Nearest to pin Peter Byrne. Longest Drive Denise Ffrench.

St Mary's GAA club notes

The lotto was not won €7,450. The numbers were 1, 14, 21 and 31 on September 3. One match-three winner Greg Naysmith. Next draw is September 10 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €7,600.

We are looking for more people to help sell tickets. From next week the seller of a winning jackpot ticket will win €500 and there will be a monthly voucher seller draw for €50. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish.

Our Adult team are in the football quarter final against Crossabeg-Ballymurn midday September 15 in Bellefield. They are playing their last Hurling Game on Saturday the seventh and hopefully will qualify for the quarter final of the Hurling.

Our under-20 Team is with Kilmore and after unlucky defeats to Our Lady's Island and then Shamrocks are out of the Hurling Championship. We are looking forward to our Football championship.

Well done to our under-seven boyss who played loads of games throughout year. The played their last blitz in Kilmore August 31. We had two teams who had three tremendous performances with great shill and heart shown. The future is bright.

Under-nines Boys: we again had two teams who played in the football blitz in Piecestown on Sunday, September 1. The boys played six games and they played great football and took some fine scores. Well done, lads.

Under-11 boys: We have had a great season winning shield competition in the Codd Doyle hurling tournament in St Fintan's August 24. Well done to Jack, Jamie, Adam, Aidan, Barra, Leigh, Kyle, Ryan, Eoghan, Daragh, Paidi, Oisin, Jim, Haydn and Olly. They are playing in the Kent Football Blitz Saturday, September 7, and best of luck to them.

Under-13 boys had a very good season winning a lot of matches. They got to the quarter finals of both hurling and football and we look forward to next year.

Under-15s Boys are having a great year and are in both Hurling and Football Quarter finals. Best of luck to Liam and the boys.

Under-17 boys we are having a great first season back in over and decade. Topping our groups and undefeated. Are in both quarter finals and hopefully will reach both semi-finals.

Our Nursery will be starting again on Saturdays in a couple of weeks' time for four to six years old. It is good fun with lots of games.

We are always looking for new players to join at all levels so if interest ring one of our managers or our Underage chairman Derek Howlin 087 8371879.

The shop is open on home match days and is stocked with socks, nick, tops, hurls etc. in the colours of the club. So come a long and wear the club colours.

If anybody wishes to help in anyway please contact chairman Conor Roche at 087 2027202. We need your help to make our club even more successful. We are looking for a PRO at present. If anybody interested in Facebook/Twitter etc and would be interesting in helping please give us a ring.

St Mary's camogie club news

The under-16s (Kilross Gaels) played a competitive practice match against St Anne's and came away with a win. The girls are all set now for their next championship match against Horeswood in Kilmore on Friday, September 13.

Our under-14 team wish to thank Brian and Louise O'Hagan and all at O'Hagan Cooling and Refrigeration for their sponsorship of a new training kit this week. The support from Brian and Louise is very much appreciated.

The under-10s had a practice match away to Oulart. Unfortunately Rhian broke her finger but in true brave fashion played on. Rhian is our true superhero. All at the club wish Rhian a speedy recovery and hope to see her back on the pitch playing camogie very soon. Despite a really determined performance from the whole team we lost out to Oulart. The girls are preparing for their final on September 21 in Ferns.

The under-14s put up a fantastic performance in their semi-final against Oulart but lost out narrowly at the end. Every player gave their all and we were really unlucky not to bag a couple of goals near the end. Every girl on that panel should be really proud of themselves for what they achieved all year and in this match. It was a great club occasion in Tagoat with a large crowd present to watch.

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