Sunday 19 November 2017



The season has now ended for all teams on the playing field & it ended on a high with the u-16 girls being victorious in their play-off for runners-up in Division 1 against Seaview. The wind meant playing conditions were difficult for both teams & although Kilmore had the slight edge it looked the game was going to remain scoreless. With extra-time looming the ball broke in the box and Niamh Moore coolly slotted it home. This is the 3rd year on the trot most of the girls on this squad have picked up medals & after the u-10's & u-12's winning their leagues this season girls soccer in Kilmore is in a very strong position.

The presentation awards for the club are on the next Bank Holiday weekend, the men & women have theirs on the 3rd of June in Quigleys with Point Blank playing the tunes, kick-off is 9.30. The underage takes place in Mary Barrys Beer Garden on Sunday the 5th starting at 4pm.

Finally the club are holding an end of season draw, all proceeds will go into the fund which we hope in the near future will enable us buy the grounds. We are aware times are turbulent on the monies front, but we hope all could support our draw, there is no place like your own & when we get our own it will provide great benefit & enjoyment to all members of the community for many years to come.


An Alzheimer's Tea Day is being organised by Máire Fortune in Kilmore Community Hall on Sunday 5th June from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. approx. All are welcome and your support would be appreciated.


The club hosted an u10 blitz last Saturday. Kilmore entered two teams on the day which is super for a club just formed. The girls played great despite the rain and enjoyed some refreshments afterward in the clubrooms. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way, setting up pitches, catering, refereeing etc. This Saturday we host an u12 blitz commencing at 10.30 sharp, lets hope the rain stays away.

Our u14s were beaten by St James last Saturday and played St annes on Monday last, result next week. They play Taghmon next Monday 30th in Kilmore at 6.30 in the championship so good luck to all concerned. A reminder that our "Come Hurl With Me" programme will start Wednesday June 1st at 6.30pm sharp all parents of boys and girls aged 6 to 10 welcome to come along with their child.


U12s continued their unbeaten run by beating Ballygarret 5.12 to 1.2 last Saturday in the league. U14s were beaten by Ballyhogue last thursday and played Shels yesterday, Tuesday, result next week. the U10s had two teams playing against Shels last Thursday and played brilliantly. Training is back to Friday evening now 6 to 7pm.


The idea of this programme is to teach the very basic skills of hurling/camogie to parents/guardians interested in just getting out in the garden with their sons or daughters to have a bit of fun and pass on and practice these skills with them.

It will be three one hour sessions, no cost, good fun and open to parents/guardians of boys and girls aged 6 to 10 years old. Commencing Wednesday 1st June from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Contact Marion on 086 1946616 / 9135187 or just come along with your child on the night.


A reminder that Kilmore Community Games are holding their annual athletics night this evening (Wednesday 25th May) in Kilmore GAA grounds, registration at 6pm with first race at 6.30 pm. Entry fee is €2 per athlete. All children who are under 16 years of age on 31st July 2011 are eligible to compete.

We will have the usual fun races for Under 4s and 6s. The first 3 in each event, from Under 8 to Under 16, will go forward to the County Finals. If anyone interested in taking part in U12 or U14 grass cycling we will hold that event for the first time. It is a 2 kilometre cycle around the track. Just remember to bring your own bike! Anyone interested in helping out this evening will be more than welcome.


The Kilmore PTAA branch will be holding its annual Mass and presentation of pins and diplomas shortly. In view of this event, if there are any pioneers who are eligible for a silver or golden jubilarian badges and wish to be presented with the badge at the Mass they will need to contact the branch secretary Padraig Flynn, The Hill, Kilmore on or before Sunday 29th May. The date for the Mass will be announced shortly.


Don't forget that we are hosting the GAA Cúl Camps this July. The camps are great value, with all the children getting great GAA gear as well as a bag, not to mention priceless coaching from some expert coaches and even some Inter-County players. Forms are available from the National school or feel free to ask any of the coaches in the club who will be more than happy to help. The camp will be from 6-13 year olds, and will cater for football, hurling and for our newest members, camogie! Don't forget to register!


Congratulations to Mr Michael Hore Mount Eaton Tomhaggard and Miss Lindsley Bishop from St Louis USA who got married in St Louis recently.Michael is son of Paula and Philip.Michaels family all travelled over for wedding.We wish this couple many happy years of married life together.


The All Blacks Lotto was not won on Monday 16th May in the Clubrooms, numbers drawn 14,17,20,29; there was no match 3 winner. Jackpot was €8,700.

The Community Lotto was not won on Tuesday last. Numbers were 5,13,23,27. There were 6 match 3 winners Tommy Cousins, Kevin McGeever, Brian Kehoe,Gary Cloney, Theresa Neville,and Angela Murphy. The Jackpot was €7,800.


Congratulations to Louise Wright and Brian Power on the birth of a baby Boy recently.


The Kilmore Parish journal committee are now preparing for the 40th edition of this popular publication. We are inviting people and organisations to put pen to paper and submit material for this edition, we also would welcome both old and current photographs for inclusion.

We would also welcome positive suggestions on any aspect of the Journal, suggestions which will be taken on board by the committee. Material or photographs can be sent by email to or can be given to any member of the committee. Once again our thanks for your material and photos over the years and we look forward to your continued support for this forthcoming historic edition.


The Kilmore Quay guild of the ICA request that you put a date in your diary for Sunday 5th June. The event will be their annual Sale of Work which will be held in the Stella Maris Centre in Kilmore Quay at 2-00 pm. More details of the event will follow next week.


Kilmore SCOPE held its annual general meeting recently, where the following officers were elected to guide the work of the organisation in the coming year. Chairperson - Kay O'Riordan; vice chairperson - Anne Fortune; hon secretary - Eamonn Cullen; Assistant secretary - Anne Shannon; Treasurer - Seamus O'Keeffe.

The meeting welcomed their new office assistant, Catherine Whitty who took up her post on 9th May. Best wishes and thanks for her work in the office, was extended to Diana Tierney who has retired.


Kilmore Scout group finished 5th overall in last Week's Campcraft Skills weekend hosted by Kilmore at Killag Show Field.It was a wonderful sight to see approx 130 young people and scouters enjoying the great outdoors. The team of Eimear Boyd PL, Michael Glynn APL, Peter Cole, Saoirse Hutton, Dafydd Bradfield and Karl Mooney were only a few points off making the top three which was a great achievement as half of the team were in their first year in Scout Section and there were only 6 on the team instead of 8. They also won the Camp Chef award making a chicken caserole and chocolate biscuit cake on an open fire.

As County Commissioner Dave McCann said at closing ceremony all the teams taking part were achievers and winners as they had the satisfaction of putting their learned skills into practice and enjoying the fun and friendship of meeting other scouts.

Beavers have a slumbernight this weekend and a Teddy Bear's picnic and hike at Carrigbyrne Hill on 29th May, Cubs have their County Camp on 3-5th June, Beavers have their County Camp 11-12th June and Scouts have Splash Day mid June.

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