Tuesday 17 July 2018



Kilmore athletic club is at present researching the history of athletics in Kilmore over the period 1905 to 2010. We are nearing completion in this research, however there may me people who could have information, photographs, old programmes or documents which could be valuable to this publication.

All items will treated with extreme care and will be scanned and returned to the owner. When this material is finalised it's hoped to put the material in book form probably in the first half of 2011. Material can be sent by e mail to the following address or if you wish contact any club member.


Want a challange on St. Stephen's morning, Sunday 26th December? Then come along and walk, jog, or run the Kilmore mile, open to all. There will be a juvenile 1/2 mile at 11.15am, senior open mile at 11.30am, meet in the Kilmore village from 10.30am, €2 entry fee. Donations of spot prizes very welcome.


The Kilmore Quay guild of the ICA held a raffle recently to help defray costs towards the senior citizens Christmas party. They wish to extend their thanks to everybody who supported the raffle whether by purchasing tickets or sponsoring prizes.

Results were as follows: 1st €200 Ken Thompson, Rathronan; 2nd Christmas cake - Mary Thompson, Rathronan; 3rd Christmas pudding - Des Quinn, Dublin; 4th Meat voucher - Mary Winters, Kilmore Quay; 5th Grocery voucher - Paddy Morgan; 6th Velvet throw - Robert Moore, The Beake; 7th Bottle of spirits - Sam Boxwell, Sarshill; 8th Two bottles wine - Peggy Jones, Bridgetown; 9th €50 voucherEileen Byrne, Scar; 10th Bottle wine - Robin Matthews, Ballyhealy; 11th Bottle wine - Mary Winters, Kilmore Quay.


Congratulations to the prizewinners at the annual club night out held in Quigleys bar last Saturday.

Thomas Cousins (intermediate football), Stephen Cousins (junior hurling) won players of the year awards for 2010. The Trevor Furlong Trophy for Achievement on the playing fields went to the U10 panel of 26 and managers Michael Cooney and David O'Connor for their success and dedication throughout the year.

The Fergie Duff Trophy for club person of the year was presented to Stephen Connolly, one of the unsung members of the club whose hard work and dedication made him a worthy recepient on the night.

Finally as we come to an end of another year the club would like to thank all our players, mentors, supporters, sponsors, ticket sellers and especially anyone who helped out through the year with organistation of the Bar-B-Q and other fundraising events and wish everyone a happy Christmas!


The All Blacks lotto was not won on Monday December 13th. Numbers were 2,4,5,7. There was one match 3 winner, Mary and Frank. The jackpot was €15,000

Kilmore United's Lotto was not won on Monday December 13th in Quigleys lounge. Numbers were 1,12,23,29 - no match 3 winner. The turkey was won by Tom Troy, Ham by Ann O'Connor. The jackpot was €6,300.

Kilmore GAA lotto was not won last Tuesday night in the GAA clubrooms. Numbers were 4,6,21,30. One match 3 winner, Gemma Kearns. The jackpot was €3,800.


Sympathy to Mrs Rita Sheil Rackardstown on the death of her Brother last weekend. Happy Birthday greetings to Christopher Bates Grange who wont let on what age he is. Get well wishes to Bess Crosbie Littletown.

Very belated get well wishes to the popular and well known Rob Roche who is recovering from a serious fall from a horse.

This is a special message from Santa to all children of Parish which is to go to bed early and make sure and get up very very early on Christmas Day and see what he brought you.


This correspondent would like to wish all readers a very Happy Christmas and would like to thank every one for sending in all news etc for the past year .I would like to thank everyone who was mentioned in Bits and Pieces and took the column as a bit of crack.I look forward getting all news as usual for 2011. Thank You.