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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there. Get active with Kilmore AC.
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.