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Monday 26 August 2019

KILMORE

40TH ANNIVERSARY

The people of Kilmore Parish are invited to join Bishop Denis Brennan to celebrate a special mass to mark Fr. Denis Doyle 's 40 years in the priesthood on next Friday evening at 7.30pm in Kilmore Parish Church and afterwards for tea and refreshments in the hall. Please come along and make it an enjoyable night. KILMORE GAA CLUB

We are coming to the end of the year on the field front however the season is by no means over yet. Next Saturday, 1st October, our Hurlers will be out in the Junior D Championship County semi final. The game will take place in Bellefield in Enniscorthy at 3pm against Buffers Alley. Your support will be greatly appreciated and after winning the District final last week there will be a good tough game on the cards.

Our football has come to an end following the Intermediate playoff on Saturday. Although it has been a disappointing season, with the players feeling they didn't quite reach the levels they can, a big thank you has to go to Paul, Michael, Mark and Tony for all the hours they put in. Although it's easy to say at times, there is always next year, and with the team we have we should be well able! Hope to see you all in Bellefield next week. KILMORE ATHLETIC CLUB

The first outing of the cross country season was in Adamstown recently, There was a good turn out of athletes, some running cross country for the first time. It was a difficult event as there were clubs from Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny competing. First time runners were U10 Shauna White, Grainne Bates and U11 Maria Cole, U12 William Cole and U14 Peter Cole all ran very well. In the U12 girls Rebecca Burke finished in 10th position, U14 Sarah Kennedy also finished 10th, Rachel Boxwell 14th. U14 Boys Sam Boxwell put in a spirited run to finish in 15th position. The county cross country is coming up on the 2nd and 16th October, the athletes are now in training every monday and thurs at 6.30pm.

We had a number of juvenile athletes starting their cross country racing season in Adamstown a few weeks ago. A large number of athletes in each race were from outside of Wexford so our juveniles got a taste of the Leinsters to come. Well done to Rebecca Burke and Sarah Kennedy who were in the medals in the U12G and U14G respectively. Well done to Grainne White U10G, Marie Cole U10G, William Cole U12B and Peter Cole U14B who ran their first cross country races very well. Well done to Rachel Boxwell U14G and Sam Boxwell U14B who started another season of cross racing in fine form. All our athletes are continuing to train for the upcoming counties and we wish them the best of luck. CHURCH NEWSLETTER

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We thought our season had ended but our u12 team got an invite from Bannow/Ballymitty camogie club to take part in a blitz in Grantstown last Saturday, 24th September and the girls and trainers were only too delighted to get another few games in.

Kilmore absolutely swept the board, winning all three games making them outright winners. They beat Geraldine O'Hanrahans first 6-8 to no score, they then defeated Glynn/Barntown 3-2 to 1-0 and in their final game beat hosts Ballymitty 13 to 0-1. Cathy O'Connor had the honour of accepting the cup on behalf of her team mates Katie Daly, Meigan Rossitor, Shannon Moran, Alice Bates, Mary Ann Sheehan, Emma Cousins, Amy Cousins, Olivia McDonnell, Molly Bates, Rachel Brady and Megan Doyle. The girls were all presented with medals. Well done girls!

Well done to Sophie Tierney from our u14 team who has attended two trials for the u14 county team. Good luck Sophie. LADIES FOOTBALL

Kilmore u16 girls captured the division 1 title last Saturday evening in a very exciting game against Thomastown played in Gusseranne. Thomastown applied to Wexford County Board last year to enter the Wexford league/championship and were granted permission to do so. Thanks to the Kilmore girls the county title stays in the county, and rightly so.

Thomastown, assisted by a very strong breeze, were first to get on the scoreboard with a point in the tenth minute and added two more points before Kilmore got their first point by Catriona Power from a free. Thomastown then got another point and Catriona Power narrowed the gap with a point after a lovely pass from Niamh Moore.

The first goal of the day came from Kilmore's Maria Byrne in the 25th minute following great play by Roisin Shannon. This left the half time score at 2:2 to 0:4 in favour of Kilmore who were starting to get on top of the game.

A minute into the second half Danni Magee got on the score sheet for Kilmore with a lovely taken point. Thomastown then scored a goal on the 5th minute to put them in front again by 2 points. Maria Byrne added another point for Kilmore then Danni Magee scored a fine goal on the 20th minute and Kilmore were back in front by 0-2.

Disaster struck then in the 26th minute when Thomastown broke through the Kilmore defence for another goal. The brilliant Maria Byrne scored two points in succession followed by another by Johanna Cousins. It was nail biting stuff for the last five minutes with Katie Lawlor in the Kilmore goal pulling off a number of excellent saves to make sure her team were to hold out and win the u16 county title by 2 points.

Joint captains Niamh Moore and Nicole Kelly who have been excellent throughout the season accepted the cup on behalf of their team. Well done to manager Rachel Power and her selectors Stephen Lawlor and Annaleigh Hore and also to Linda Ennis who has done first aid for the club all season.

Full Panel: Katie Lawlor, Katie Bates, Chloe Troy, Laura Berry, Hayley Millar, Nicole Kelly, Taylor Bates, Niamh Moore, Danni Magee, Jasmine Redmond, Catriona Power, Roisin Shannon, Jessie Benson, Maria Byrne, Johanna Cousins, Ellie O'Connor, Aoife Day, Cora Cousins, Julie Barry, Zoe Bates, Shauna Cousins, Sophie Tierney, Nicole Conway, Lauren Cousins. ALL BLACKS AFC

Our U14 Boys took the short trip to Rosslare Rangers last Saturday. Despite a tight game and spirited performance, the boys went down 3-0 with the scoreline flattering the winners. The team would like to wish striker Robert Cloney a speedy recovery and return to the panel after breaking his collar bone while representing Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's on Sunday. Get well soon Rob from all your team mates.

The U11 boys went down by the odd goal in seven with Christopher O'Connor and Sean Carley(2) bagging the goals against Corach.

Well done all The U16 girls continued in their preperations for the new season with 2-1 reversal again Rosslare Rangers away on Saturday. Well done girls on a great game. GUILLEMOT GOLF SOCIETY

The latest outing, took place at Fethard Golf course, on Sunday 25th September in overcast, but thankfully not rainy conditions.

Winners: 1st Joe Lawlor with 32 points 2nd David McDonnell with 30 points 3rd Jimmy Murphy with 29 points; Front Nine B McGranaghan with 13 points Back Nine Murt Monaghan with 15 points

The next outing takes place, on Sunday 9th October at Rathaspeck Golf course. Tee time is 8-30 am. New members are very welcome. Enquires to Barney McGranaghan at 086 8534400 KILMORE UNITED

Another very busy weekend on the playing fields which was kicked-off with the u9's drawing 5-5 with Bridge Rovers. Also on Saturday the youths had a comfortable 6-0 win at home to St. Joseph's while the u-14 lads went down 4-2 to Killenagh.

The men were surprisingly eliminated from the Leinster Junior Cup losing 3-2 at home to Crossabeg, Mark Doyle getting both goals: while the reserves went to Rathnure & came home with a hard earned point. The ladies kicked-off their sesaon beating Forth Celtic 3-1 with goals from Trina Parrock, Rachel Crosbie & Lisa Goff .

The highlight of last weekend though was the u-12 girls who qualified for the AllIreland 7-a-side Blitz finals, these finals will take place in the AUL in Dublin. Having topped their Wexford group, the girls took part in the Leinster qualifiers on Saturday in which they beat teams from Meath, Longford & Wexford. In their other match they got a credible 1-1 draw with Dublin side Shelbourne.

Whatever the outcome in the finals, the panel of Cora Millar, Chloe Bates, Ciara Berrigan, Abbie Troy, Emily Bates, Grace Barry, Becky Furlong, Emma Bates & Orla Fortune should be proud of their great achievement as they represent their parish, county & province this Sunday. BABY GIRL

Congratulations to Mairead and Richie Kavanagh Grange Kilmore on the birth of a baby girl last week. SYMPATHY

Sympathy to Ann Jackson on the death of her sister, and to Nelly Devereux on the death of her brother. BIRTHDAYS Congratulations to the following who celebrated birthdays last week: to Adam Bates who was 18, to Miss Leslie Bates who was 21 and to the veteran Toddy Moore who was 80. All three celebrated their special occasions with parties.

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