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Tuesday 17 September 2019

KILMORE

ALZHEIMERS THANKS

A big thank you to all who attended and contributed to the Alzheimer's Coffee Morning held in Kilmore Community Hall on May 20th . An amount of €687.50 has been lodged to the Alzheimer's Association for use in Co. Wexford and this is greatly appreciated. Thank you also to everyone who helped out in any way.

FEILE GIRLS

The very best of luck to our u14 girls football team who will be heading off early on Friday next, June 22nd, to represent Wexford in the national Feile. The girls will play host club Monasterevin on Friday at 2pm in round 1 of the competition. They will then travel into Portlaoise that evening at 6pm to take part in the festival parade. They have a busy day Saturday with a very early morning as they play their round 2 game at 10am, round 3 at 11am and round 4 at 12.30. Hoping all goes well, the semi finals start Saturday evening at 5pm and all divisional finals will take place on Sunday in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.

The girls would once again like to thank everyone who supported their fundraising events over the last number of weeks. So the best of luck to all involved both on and off the field, we know you will represent your club and county with pride.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Can you spare a few hours? Volunteers needed for food preparation and serving of seafood during the Seafood Festival from July 5th to the 8th. You may put your name on the rota in the Coffee Shop in Stella Maris Centre or Contact Catherine

KILMORE GAA CLUB

The club would like to say a huge thank you to all those who turned up to help us launch our 5 year Club Strategic Plan. The plan was officially launched in the Community Hall last week with special guests Mícheál Martin, Ger Carthy, Dave Guiney, George O'Connor and the club facilitator Joe Sheehan in attendance.

Each of the above gave great words of encouragement, and for those we are very grateful. One point that was really clear from all was that our club is progressing forward, and with the quality of personnel from Committee members to players the future looks bright. Luckily for us, the Camogie Club and the Ladies Football were heavily involved in the plan, and their influence shone through and their insights were much needed. It's all our club, and it's up to each of us to keep up the good work!

SCOUTS

A big thank you to all those who supported our Car Wash, Cake Sale and Tea Break last weekend. The weather was great so we had the cake sale and tea break on the lawn at the Church. Special word of thanks to Fr Denis for allowing us use the facilities, parents, scouts, leaders and helpers who worked so hard on Saturday and Sunday.

All sections are busy, Beavers went to Forth Mountain where they built temporary shelters and had a picnic. They are busy preparing for Camp in Carne at end of the month. Cubs camped in Arklow at end of May, hosted the Coast Guard, and had fun and games last week.

They have Archery and other fun events planned before end of yr. Scouts have been busy preparing for Camp Craft Competition which takes place this wkend at Killag Show Field from Friday to Sudayn with groups from all over Co Wexford.

For the first time ever, Kilmore have two teams represented, a Competition team and a training team for younger Scouts. It is a great experience for the young people who put all the skills they have learned over the year into practice. This year they have an Olympic Theme with each site taking on a different country and they are hoping for fine weather so that all the sites can display plenty of colour. Next week they have Splashday with Camp to Bangor Seafood Festival Raffle Tickets.

SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Tickets are now available in shops and pubs for the Seafood Festival raffle. 1st prize is a trip to France, 2nd prize is a €150 Voucher for Petttits Supervalu, 3rd prize a selection of fine wines. Your support is greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU

Geraldine from Positive Slimming would like to thank all her ladies for their support in Kilmore. She can now be contacted at Unislim in Clonard on Wednesdays. Contact Geraldine at 086-1064974

KILMORE AC NOTES

Well done to Rachel Boxwell and Kathy Daly who competed in the Community Games Cross Country National Finals in Athlone recently. Both our athletes competed well but were unlucky not to make the finals.

Well done to Saoirse Burke who took part in the National Secondary Schools Finals in Tullamore on Saturday last. Saoirse competed in the intermediate girls discus finishing 8th.

SUMMER FUN CAMP

Bridgetown School Completion Programme Summer Fun Camp, will take place this year in the week of July 6th to 20th in Bridgetown Vocational College. The Camp caters for all the children attending National School from 5 years right up to 13 years. The camp offers activities in sport, arts & crafts, drama, and music. It promises to be 5 days of great fun. Forms available from the school, or contact Catherine or Vivienne on 053/9135053 10-3pm daily, to book your place.

KILMORE UNITED

With another successful season not long over it's time to plan for the next one. The Clubs AGM will take place on Tuesday June 26th in Kilmore Hall at 8pm, could all members please attend.

SUMMER ART CAMP

Artmakers summer camp is from July 10th-13th from 10am-1pm at the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay Art Explorers: Come on an art adventure this summer as we explore art from the far corners of the world. Children will create their own amazing art works from Mexican clay-suns to Indian weavings and lots more seasonal fun. 4+yrs €60. Family discount. Booking required. Phone / text Orla 086 3768204 or check out Artmakers on facebook for all camp details.

GOLFATHON

Darren Walsh Ballyseskin, has organised and is playing in the Wexford Golfathon on July 2nd in Wexford Golf Club. All proceeds go to the Hope Cancer Support Centre in Enniscorthy. The Golfathon involves playing 72 holes in the one day. It will be an early start for all eighteen players, starting at 5am and finishing approximately 9.30 pm. All golfers will be walking.

Darren is Wexford Golf Club Assistant Professional and he thought it would be a great venture for such a worthwhile charity. Sponsorship cards will be found in all local shops in the area. Your support would be much appreciated. Prize giving and raffle is on on Friday July 6th at 8.30 pm in Wexford Golf Club.

BLESSING OF BOATS

The blessing of boats will take place during a Prayer Service on Kilmore Quay on Friday, June 29th at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join with the local community.

SUMMER SOLSTICE WALK

The Hope Cancer support Centre's Summer Solstice Walk will take place again this year on Curracloe Beach this Thursday 21st June at 8.00 p.m. It will be a ceremony of healing and light, we would like all of Wexford to come along and join us for a wonderful experience.

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