Saturday 17 August 2019



The annual novena to St. Anne starts on Wednesday July 18th and runs until Thursday July 26th with Mass each evening at 7.30pm. The opening mass on Wednesday will be especially for all children with Fr Denis Doyle. Patron Mass on Sunday will take place in the grotto at 2pm followed by the field day.

On Monday July 23rd there will be a special healing mass with Fr Danny McDonald. The closing mass will be open air in the grotto at 7.30pm on Thursday July 26th. There will be refreshments and entertainment each night in the social centre. Details of all events are available on leaflets in all churches.


The Tomhaggard field day will take place in the church grounds on Sunday July 22nd after the Patron which starts at 2pm. Donations of goods for the Bottle Stall, Cake Stall, Book Stall and Produce Stall would be greatly appreciated and may be left into the church or with any member of the Tomhaggard Pastoral Group


The first of the adult County 60 by 30 Finals took place recently in Ballymitty. Bob Byrne took the Junior C title with a 20 win against Paul Cleary from the home club. Paul started the brighter and was on top for long periods of that first game until Bob clawed his way back into it and, once he secured the first game, he went from strength to strength to finish the match off comfortably in the second game. Well done Bob.

Micheal Busher lost his Leinster Junior B singles semi-final against fellow Wexford man JR Finn from Ballymitty. It was a very close game that could have gone either way. Micheal lost the first game by the tightest of margins 21-20, but came back strongly in the second to win it 21-8. JR got most of the breaks in the third and won it 21-14.

Micheal got back on track in the County Junior B final with a 2-0 win against his club mate Bob Byrne last Saturday. It was a very competitive game and Bob certainly pushed Micheal all the way. Micheal still has 2 more finals to compete in, Juinior singles and doubles with Eamon Codd.

At juvenile level the 60 by 30 County finals continued over the past week with Liam Shannon and Aaron Wright Power going down to Bryan Kehoe and Seamus Callan-Lyons from Castlebridge in the U16 Doubles Final held in Templeudigan. It was a disappointing final for the lads because, after losing the first game, they got back into it and without playing that well, were only 2 points away from levelling he match. It was not to be however and the Castlebrridge pair closed the match out.

There was disappointment also for Stevie Lawlor and Paddy Scallan in the U15 doubles as they had to give a walkover in the final because Paddy was injured playing hurling a couple of days before the Final. Efforts to get the match postponed were unsuccessful. Two more finals are on this week with Liam Shannon playing Bryan Kehoe in the U16 Singles Final and another all Bridgetown game between Jack Roche and Stephen Greene in the B Final.

In Leinster Jack Roche lost in a tight game to William Quaile ftom Wicklow in the U17 Singles. Liam Shannon received a walkover from Daniel Curry from Wicklow in the U16 Singles and he now plays Evan Sheridan from Meath. Stevie Lawlor is paired with Seamus Sinnott in the U15 Doubles and both games will be played in Tinahely at the weekend.


The Community Games County Finals took place recently in Craanford, Gorey. It was a good day for Kilmore winning 4 medals. Saoirse Burke won Gold in the U16 Discus and now goes on to represent Wexford at the national finals. In U12 100m, Sophie Boxwell won the bronze medal. while Croistoir Reville also took bronze in the U14 75m Hurdles, and the U14 Relay team of Fionn Roche, Pariac Reville, Sam Boxwell, Fionn Byrne and Croistoir Reville also won bronze.

Coming close to standing on the podium were Paraic Reville who missed out of bronze by only 1cm in the U14 Long Jump, with Sam Boxwell one place back in 5th place. Adam Boxwell came 4th in the U12 ball Throw. We had many other athletes who qualified for finals and these were: Stephen McDonnell U8 80m, Olivia McDonnell U12 600m, Fionn Byrne U14 100m, Fionn Roche U14 800m, Katie Daly U14 100m and Ruairi Nunn U14 Shot Putt.

We also had 2 Relay Teams qualifying for finals these were: U10 Mixed Team (Claire Brauneisen, Kate O'Reilly, Jude Bates and Pierce McDonnell) and U12 Girls Team (Sophie Boxwell, Regina Rochford, Lauren Power and Olivia McDonnel).

We would like to say thanks and well done to all who participated and would like to wish Saoirse Burke the very best of luck in the Nationals Finals in Athlone in August.

Basketball Leinster Quarter-Finals: Our u11 mixed team played Leighlinbridge in the Leinster quarter finals and were unlucky not to progress any further, losing by only 3 baskets in a very fast and exciting game. Team: Jack Doyle, Christopher O'Connor, Shane Deveruex, Ollie Pierce, Aimee McDonnell and Mollie Bates.

Our u13 Boys team also played Leighlinbridge. Unfortunately the visitors proved to be a stronger and more experienced side and ran out winners in the end. Team: Sam Boxwell, Paraic Reville, Croistoir Reville, Daniel Tierney, Jack Pierce, Ryan Younger, Diarmuid Cooney, Ciaran Pierce and Nathan Moore. Well done to both teams on all the great performances throughout the competition. Many thanks also to Patsy, Theresa and Colette for looking after both teams.


Our U12 Girls Football Team met Rathvilly, Carlow in the Leinster Quarter Finals recently. It was a very exciting game right up until the end but our Kilmore girls lost out by one single point for a place in the Semi finals. Congratulations and well done to all the girls and thanks to Marion for looking after them. Team: Olivia McDonnell, Saoirse Foley, Sophie Boxwell, Alex Brady, Regina Rochford, Dearbhail Cassidy, Amy Cassidy, Ellen Berry, Jamie Scallan Doyle, Kira Bates Crosbie, Amy Mulligan, Amy Cousins, Anna Bates, Emily Bates, Grace Cousins, Grace Barry, Imogen Fanning and Lorraine Power.


It's just 10 weeks since our men won the Neil O'Sullivan Cup & we'll be back with a light training session followed by short meeting this Friday July 20th at 7.30pm. Could all players from both team please attend & all new members are welcome.

July 28th sees the two biggest sporting organisations (namely the GAA & ourselves) team up with Parish Council for the annual BBQ. Kick-Off is at 8pm & as well as there being plenty of grub there will be music from The Hot Ashphelt & Point Blank. Nearly all families in our community have a member involved with either the GAA or Soccer Clubs, if not both, and all support would be greatly appreciated from what should be a great night; tickets are €15.

Finally for anyone interested in coaching an under-age team next season there will be a Kick-Start 1 training course in Bunclody on August 11th. This is a full day course which will be paid for by the Club for any willing participant who can assist with coaching next season. For further details contact Theresa on 0874169923.


The Kilmore Parish Journal committee request that all contributors to our journal to forward their material for the forthcoming edition as soon as possible. We would welcome new contributors and consequently new ideas, be it in verse, in article form, photographic records new or old or whatever form you require. Please send by e mail if possible to or on disc to any committee member.


Our annual Parish Barn Dance and BBQ will take place in Fortune's in Ballyhealy on Saturday July 28th. This year we are very excited as we are teaming up with our local soccer team, Kilmore United, along with the Parish. It promises to be a great night with Hot Asphalt and Point Blank providing live music.

Tickets are great value at €15. Tickets are on sale from local shops and club members, and we look forward to seeing you there! A reminder to all that there is club gear available to buy in our club shop, so pop in for tea or coffee and see what's available! Under 6 football will continue at 6.30pm on Wednesday evenings, while Under 8 football will now take place at 7pm. As always, all newcomers are welcome!!


The 2012 Wexford Community Games were held in Craanford recently and we had a number of athletes compete: Sophie Boxwell was 3rd in the U12G 100m. Criostoir Reville was 3rd in the U14B hurdles.

Saoirse Burke was 1st in the Discus held in St Killians the following Monday night and will represent Wexford in Athlone in August. This is Saoirses second year in the event. Kilmore also came 3rd in the U14B relay. Well done to everyone who competed from the club and area.

Leinster Athletics T+F: Kilmore AC had a number of athletes in the Leinster Athletics T+F in Tullamore recently. Well done to Criostoir Reville 1st U14B 2k Walk. Croistoir was well in control of this race and lead from start to finish. He can add this title to his recent indoor title. Criostoir now progresses to the All Irelands.

Well done to Saoirse Burke 1st U17G discus and 2nd hammer. Saoirse retains her leinster discus title and now progresses to the All Irelands.

Well done to Fionn Byrne in his first Leinsters. He was 2nd in the U13B LJ (4.48m) and goes on to the All Irelands. He ran well in his heat and semi to qualify for the 80m sprint final. Fionn ran very well in a well contested final but was just out of the medals this year.

Well done to Sarah Kennedy 3rd U13G Jav. This is Sarahs first T+F Leinster medal which she earned with a pb 20.19m. She now progresses to the All Irelands. Well done to Katie Daly 5th U14G LJ (4.06m) Taylor Bates 5th U17G 400m who just missed out on all ireland qualification.

Well done to Rebecca Burke, Padraic Reville, Sam Boxwell and Fionn Roche who also competed this year. Keep up the good work lads. See you at training.


Sincere sympathy to the family of the late Johnny Keane who passed away last week.


Congratulations to Miss Hazel Furlong Tullibards and Flor Scott Ballycollig in Cork who got married last Saturday in Kilmore Parish Church. Hazel is daughter of Ann and Peter. The reception was held in Danby Lodge, Killinick when a great night was had by all.We wish this couple many happy years of married life to gether.


Congratulations to Orla and Phil Hore, Ballyhealy, Kilmore on the birth of a baby Boy recently.

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