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45 CARD DRIVE

The 45 card drive is start­ing in Ke­hoe’s Pub and Par­lour on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, at 9 p.m., play­ing for tur­keys and hams all wel­come.

BALLYCOGLEY PLAY­ERS

Thank you to the au­di­ences who sup­ported our one-act come­dies in St Michael’s Hall re­cently, we were de­lighted with the turn out and we hope you all en­joyed. Well done to ev­ery­one in­volved and a spe­cial men­tion must go to the new re­cruits to our group who did a won­der­ful job and hope­fully we’ll see them star on the stage with Ballycogley in the fu­ture. Thanks to St Vin­cent de Paul and the staff at St Michael’s for their as­sis­tance over the four nights.

The next ports of call for our com­edy nights are Car­rigon Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, and Our Lady’s Is­land on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15. There is an 8 p.m. start time each night and ad­mis­sion will be €10. We hope to see you at one of the venues.

TOMHAG­GARD SO­CIAL CEN­TRE

The in­te­rior of the So­cial Cen­tre is hav­ing a facelift at the mo­ment as paint­ing con­tin­ues. We hope to have fenc­ing put up at the front shortly as we’ve se­cured a Grant from Wex­ford Co Co. Due to mid term and Bank Hol­i­day ac­tiv­i­ties are re­duced at the cen­tre. Patch­work is on Fri­day morn­ing. The AGM will be held shortly, once all com­mit­tee mem­bers are avail­able. Ballycogley Play­ers are per­form­ing in Car­rick hall on Novem­ber 11 at 8 p.m.

KIL­MORE AC

It was a crisp au­tumn’s day at Na­van Ad­ven­ture Sports Cen­tre to­day for the Le­in­ster Even Ages and Novice Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships. As the sun shone and the spec­ta­tors shiv­ered, no fewer than nine Kil­more ath­letes rep­re­sented their club and county all of whom can be ex­tremely proud of them­selves.

The course was par­tic­u­lar test­ing for the Ju­ve­nile ath­letes as it in­volved one ex­tremely long in­cline and an up­hill start. While respite was on of­fer with some long down­hills, they didn’t re­ally com­pen­sate for the afore­men­tioned up hills. The course could be de­scribed as ‘proper cross coun­try’ and credit is due to the Meath County Board and Le­in­ster Ath­let­ics for the chal­leng­ing course.

The Novice men were more pre­pared for the course af­ter run­ning an equally dif­fi­cult one in JFK Park at the County Se­niors a fort­night ago. All be­ing said due to ex­cel­lent weather of the glo­ri­ous sum­mer gone by and the lack of rain so far this au­tumn con­di­tions were im­mac­u­late un­der­foot.

Head­ing home with sil­ver­ware were two new­com­ers to the club within the last year com­pet­ing at their first Le­in­ster XC Cian Doyle and Se­nan Mur­ray were part of the un­der-16 Wex­ford County team gold medal win­ning team. The lads faced two of the tough 2k laps but put in strong per­for­mances in their first provin­cial XC This means the two lads will have the chance to rep­re­sent Wex­ford and Kil­more at the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Ab­bot­stown in a cou­ple of weeks time, a rarerity for our small club at Ju­ve­nile level.

We also had ex­cel­lent per­for­mances from our other ath­letes, with ev­ery­one rep­re­sent­ing Kil­more and Wex­ford proudly. Katie Fo­ley was the first Kil­more Ju­ve­nile in ac­tion in the un­der-12 race. Katie placed in the top 70 in what was a mas­sive field of 134. Katie started off very strongly and con­tin­ued to keep a good pace for the two laps that were part of the 2k race.

She fought bravely to the line and pro­duced an ex­cel­lent fin­ish, leav­ing noth­ing be­hind. A great achieve­ment Katie, which con­tin­ues a great XC for you.

Next, were our three un­der-14 girls Ar­wyn Thomp­son, Freya Thomp­son and Kate O’Fla­herty. All three girls got out well with Kate be­ing in the lead­ing pack at the very start. Kate placed in 42nd and was the first Wex­ford girl home. Ar­wyn and Freya were hot on her heels with two top 80 per­for­mances. With a field of 110, this was im­pres­sive. Ar­wyn was in a con­stant bat­tle with fel­low Wex­ford ath­lete El­lie O’Ma­hony of DMP AC, with both girls stride by stride for much of the 3000m race. It was with less than 500m to go that Ar­wyn broke El­lie’s re­silience and pushed up the field. Freya con­tin­ued to push past ath­letes as the race pro­gressed pro­duc­ing a bril­liant last lap.

The last Kil­more Ju­ve­nile was Rory Cas­sidy in the com­bined un­der-18 and ju­nior race. Rory had to take on three of the en­ergy sap­ping 2k laps in the 6k race and al­though he ad­mits he didn’t have his best day never gave up and fin­ished 60th.

Michael O’Fla­herty and Nicky Fo­ley both ran the Novice Race. A hot pace was set up front from the gun by ath­letes from Rath­farn­ham, Mullingar and Tal­laght. Michael, who ran smoothly through­out on a test­ing course was first home closely fol­lowed by Nicky, who did ex­actly the same. The two lads were de­lighted to get to par­tic­i­pate in Le­in­ster XC, where the stan­dard was much higher than that of the County Cham­pi­onships. Both achieved top 100 plac­ings.

Ath­letes now pre­pare for the Un­even Ages and Se­nior Cham­pi­onships in Adamstown in two weeks. With the event on home soil hopes will be high that we can build on the suc­cess from Na­van.

DUBLIN CITY MARATHON – Con­grat­u­la­tions to Carol Dev­ereux our only par­tic­i­pant in Sun­days Dublin City Marathon. Carol ran a great time of 4: 26 for the 26.2 miles. The club is very proud of you Carol.

85TH AN­NIVER­SARY DIN­NER – Tick­ets are avail­able now for our 85th an­niver­sary din­ner tak­ing place in the Sil­ver Fox, Kil­more Quay on Fri­day, Novem­ber 9. Three course meal costs €25. Places are lim­ited and tick­ets are avail­able on a first come first serve ba­sis from Mary (087 7564888) or Paddy (087 9273545). A great evening of cel­e­bra­tions are guar­an­teed.

WIN­TER LEAGUE – This re­turns this Thurs­day, Novem­ber 1, in Kil­more GAA Grounds. Races get un­der way just af­ter 6.30 p.m. En­try costs €2. Dis­tances are as fol­lows: un­der-nine – 500m, un­der-11 – 1500m, un­der-13 – 2000m, un­der-15 – 2500m, ju­nior and se­nior – 5000m. Se­nior Train­ing Kil­more GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. All adult mem­bers wel­come as well as ex­pe­ri­enced run­ners.

JU­VE­NILE TRAIN­ING – We train in Kil­more GAA Grounds on Mon­day and Thurs­day evenings at 6.30 p.m. We also train on the bur­row in Kil­more Quay (Sofrimar End) on Sun­days at 10 a.m. S & C with Fiona on Wed­nes­day in Kil­more GAA Cen­tre at 6.30 p.m. for ju­ve­nile mem­bers. See train­ing pro­grammes for de­tails. Young run­ners must be seven years old al­ready this year to qual­ify un­der Ath­let­ics Ire­land rules. New mem­bers wel­come, par­ents can con­tact us on Face­book, Twit­ter or by email­ing kil­more­ath­let­ic­sclub@gmail.com.

COUCH TO 5K – New pro­gramme is on Tues­days in Kil­more GAA Grounds at 7 p.m. It’s still not too late to join. For fur­ther in­quiries con­tact Mary at 087 7564888/kil­more­ath­let­ics@gmail.com. See you there. Get ac­tive with Kil­more AC.

CHRIST­MAS FAIR

The an­nual Kil­more Christ­mas Fair takes place on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2. If you are in­ter­ested in dis­play­ing and sell­ing your crafts at our fair please con­tact He­len at 086 2665149 she will email or post you the book­ing form.

AC­TIVE RE­TIRE­MENT NOTES

Kil­more ARA held their monthly meet­ing on Thurs­day last in the GAA clu­b­rooms with a good at­ten­dance present. Prin­ci­pal items dis­cussed were – Christ­mas lunch on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 28, at 1 p.m., names of those wish­ing to at­tend should be sent to the sec­re­tary as soon as pos­si­ble, three course meal and mu­sic with John Kenny.

There is a trip to the Joe Dolan show on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, in Doo­ley’s ho­tel in Water­ford in­clud­ing din­ner. The AGM was put back a week to Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13, at 7.30 p.m. due to a clash with the Joe Dolan show. There are plans to visit a show or shows in the opera house in the New Year will be de­cided on at the AGM, pos­si­bil­i­ties in­clude High Kings Jan­uary 12; Sharon Shan­non show Jan­uary 18; Show­band show Fe­bru­ary 3 and Derek Ryan show March 3.

Plans are also be­ing put in place to visit the Ti­tanic ex­hi­bi­tion and other venues of in­ter­est in Belfast in late spring early sum­mer and will in­clude two or three night stay, more about this in the New Year.

The chair­man Noel Howlin con­grat­u­lated the ta­ble quiz ream of Des and Agnes Be­han, Anne Law­less and Bren­dan Hamil­ton on win­ning the South East Re­gional ta­ble quiz re­cently in Car­low.

Molly Roche was sent best wishes for a speedy re­turn to good health af­ter a re­cent ill­ness from all in Kil­more ARA.

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