Last weekend saw plenty of action on the field with the U-12 Girls starting with a fine 4 - 3 win over North End to reach the 3rd round of the cup. Our U-8 boys continue to progress and did us all proud when hosting Rosslare Rangers at Casey Park.
The U-12 Boys travelled to play promotion chasing Ferns United in a game that really turned out to be a game of two halves. Cathal Devereux (2), Philip Foley and Robert Cloney (2) gave the boys a 50 half time lead. It took a late Conor Breen goal, after great work from Emmet Doyle down the left, in added time to earn a 6 - 4 win for the Blacks. The U-16 boys had a sensational 10-0 success at home to Crossabeg.
Kilmore Parish Parent & Toddler Group is now running every Wed from 11am to 12 noon in Kilmore Community Hall. It is a very informal setting, focusing on being a social outlet for parents to enjoy a chat and a cup of tea, while their children can enjoy playing in a spacious, safe environment. New members are always welcome. Membership is only €3 per family per week. If anyone would like to call in and see what we are about please do so, as the first visit is always free.
The County Indoor soccer boys competitions were held last weekend in Bunclody, with Kilmore represented in both U13 and U15 events.
Our Under 13s got a bye into the second round where they met Rathgarogue/ Cushinstown. They got off to a slow start and went a couple of goals down early on leaving the score at half time 4-0. To their great credit they came out fighting in the second half and deserved more than the one goal they got, which was finished neatly by Kevin Shannon. Final score 4-1. Panel: Oisin McGee, Ciaran Busher, Adam Wright, Oisin Bolger-Furlong, Fionn Byrne, Jamie Hogan and Kevin Shannon,
Our U15 team also got a bye and met Tintern in the second round. We went a goal down early on, but goals from Jack Roche and Ryan Bates put us 2-1 up at half time. Sean Berrigan then made a great save from a disputed penalty. Tintern got back level only for David McDonnell to put us ahead again in this ding dong battle. Tintern then drew level and stole a winner at the death. We were very unlucky not to win this epic game with several shots hitting the post and their keeper making a good few saves. Panel: Ciaran O'Brien, Padraig McCoy, Ryan Bates, Sean Berrigan, David McDonnell, Jack Roche and Thomas Byrne.
Thanks to Junior for looking after the U13s and to all who provided support (and transport) on the day. The girls are next up for indoor soccer action on the 6th February.
COISTE NA NOG AGM
The AGM of Kilmore Coiste na Nog took place on Thursday January 20th. Outgoing Chairperson Michael Cooney welcomed a good attendance and thanked everybody for their efforts during 2010. A special word of thanks was extended to Stephen Connolly who stepped down as Coiste na Nog Secretary after many years in the role.
The following officers were appointed for 2011: Chairperson - David O'Connor, Secretary - Michael Cooney, Membership Registrar - Theresa McCoy.
Team mentors for 2011 are as follows: U8 Football - Patrick Sinnott and Johnny Berry, U8 Hurling - Colm Dillon, U10 Hurling & Football - David O'Connor and Kevin Cassidy, U12 Hurling & Football - Ian Tierney, U14 Hurling & Football - Michael Shannon and Cyril Lambert, U16 Hurling & Football - Mark Roche, Paddy Carley, Michael Cooney, Minor - to be decided.
Registration for all under age players will take place on Friday February 4th from 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. and on Sunday 6th February from 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Membership fees for 2011 are as follows: €10 per player or €20 per family. Where buses are used for travelling to matches a contribution towards the cost of the bus will be payable by all players on the day of the match.
A combined hurling & football coaching course will take place in the GAA club in February and March for all underage mentors - dates & times will be announced shortly. Any parents / adults willing to help out in any way with our under age activities should contact Coiste na nOg Secretary, Michael Cooney (085 832 4627 /email firstname.lastname@example.org) or any committee member.
BINGO IS BACK
Yes folks, we are back in the Stella Maris Centre next Sunday January 29th at 8pm. We have really missed our bingo due to the bad weather over Christmas. So we will be back with a bang, and plenty of prizes in a Bumper Raffle.
CAMOGIE CLUB MEETING
A meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th January at 7.30pm in the G.A.A. clubrooms to discuss the formation of an underage camogie club in Kilmore. Jenny Duffy the Leinster camogie development officer will be in attendance to assist us getting the club up and going.
We hope to enter teams in under 10, 12 and 14 but this will depend on both the number of girls interested and adults willing to help out. If your daughter(s) is interested and you can't make the meeting please contact Marion Cousins on 9135187 or 086 1946616. Ladies Football.
Training will commence this year for u16s up to senior with 4 - 6 weeks circuit training with Fiona every Monday from January 24th at 8pm in Bridgetown. Cost is €5. Any new members are welcome.
Nutrition and Weight loss classes continue at Bridgetown Vocational College every Wednesday night from 8pm to 9pm with Frances Whelan of Weigh Lighter. Weight loss challenge now in progress. For more details phone 051 560709 or check out www.weighlighter.ie
The All Blacks Lotto was not won on Monday January 17th in the Half Way house. Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 16, 30; no match 3 winner. The jackpot was €15,000.
Kilmore lotto was not won on Monday January 17th in Quigleys lounge. Numbers drawn were 3,5,6, 26; no match 3 winner. The jackpot was €6,750.
The Kilmore community lotto was not won on Tuesday January 18th in the GAA clubrooms. Numbers drawn were 10, 14, 18, 25; one match 3 winner, Jack Bates. The jackpot was €4,400.
Congratulations to Miss Ailse O'Brien, Sarshill ,Kilmore and Fergus Whelan, Rathangan who got engaged recently. Ailse is daughter of Eileen and Seamus.
Congratulations to Doc Moore, Newtown, Kilmore Quay who celebrated his 21st birthday last week with a party at the Temple Bar, Rathangan. A great night was had by all who attended.
Sincere sympathy to Mary Rowe Ballycleary Kilmore on the death of her father last week.
A BIG THANK YOU
The Saltee Chipper in Kilmore Quay would like to thank every body who supported their Christmas Draw in aid of Wexford hospice Home Care. The amount that was raised was €1,010. Winners of the draw were: 1st Faith Dempsey, 2nd May North, 3rd Michel, 4th Lar Scallen, 5th Rhys George, 6th J J Scallen, 7th Eamon Hayes, 8th Blanaid Cullen, 9th Jimmy Sheil, 10th Mag Power, 11th Thomas, 12th Helen Fanning.