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Our lo­cal Kil­macanogue Cubs re­cently held a fundrais­ing raf­fle for the Dogs Trust and would like to thank you all for your sup­port. Some of the cubs went to visit the dogs trust last Fri­day and pre­sented them with the cheque from what they made from the fundrais­ing cake sale. The Cubs would also like to thank the peo­ple for sup­port­ing the Hal­loween raf­fle for cubs. The lucky win­ners were first prize Ben Dempsey, se­cond prize Theresa Law­less and third prize was Ni­amh Kelly. Well done the Cubs on all their vol­un­teer­ing ef­forts and for rais­ing so much money.


Two very well known and great com­mu­nity peo­ple re­turned home to Rock­field Park this week after stays in hos­pi­tal. Both Breda Con­nolly and Christy Devlin were crit­i­cally ill at one stage but de­lighted to re­port that both are on the mend and we wish them well in their re­cov­ery and bril­liant to see you both home in our com­mu­nity.


You know that Christ­mas is not far away when a great friend of the ‘Kil­macanogue Di­ary’ gets in touch with us. The St Fer­gal’s Men’s Choir will hold their annual con­cert on Sun­day, Novem­ber 25, at 7.30 p.m. which is a fundrais­ing event for their parish, St Fer­gal’s in Bal­ly­waltrim. The choir are great sup­port­ers of Kil­macanogue and we all can re call the won­der­ful con­cert they put on for us in our vil­lage for the Shane Vick­ers Trust.

This year the con­cert is a coun­try themed sin­ga­long and they will have a se­lec­tion of great coun­try clas­sics as well as some old favourites. If you like the mu­sic of Glen Camp­bell, Don Wil­liams, Wil­lie Nel­son, The Car­pen­ters, The Ea­gles and a whole host of other favourites, well then this is the place to be.

The con­cert will take place in St An­thony’s Room, ad­join­ing St Fer­gal’s Church in Bal­ly­waltrim and be­cause this is a lim­ited seat­ing event, ad­mis­sion is by ticket only. Tick­ets are free and avail­able from the St Fer­gal’s parish of­fice or any mem­ber of St Fer­gal’s Men’s Choir or in­deed peo­ple can con­tact Michael di­rectly at 086 3647315.

As this is a fundrais­ing event, all at­ten­dees are in­vited to make a do­na­tion if they so wish to St Fer­gal’s Parish on the night of the con­cert. Best of luck to Michael and his won­der­ful choir for yet an­other suc­cess­ful and en­ter­tain­ing night.


The fi­nal out­ing of the Plucks Golf So­ci­ety took place in Pow­er­scourt East GC last Satur­day and de­spite the damp con­di­tions, it turned out to be a great day’s golf.

Liam Fin­nerty was the win­ner with 38 points, se­cond John Lys­ter 37 points (back nine count­back) and third was Colm Grif­fith 37 points also. Cat­e­gory one win­ner was Trevor Carr 35 points, Cat­e­gory two Cian Ber­ming­ham 36 points and cat­e­gory three Brendan Fin­nerty 36 points. The Front Nine was won by Damien Whe­lan (19 points) with Jim McGrath tak­ing the back Nine Prize with 19 points. Near­est the pin win­ners were Colm Grif­fith and Jim McGrath while the long­est drive was won by Shane Kane. Guest win­ner was Em­mett Kinsella 39 points, a bril­liant score. Match­play win­ner Tom Byrne re­ceived his prize on the night as did the run­ner – up Mick Holly.

Well done to cap­tain Pa­trick Byrne Jnr for a great year and best of luck to in­com­ing cap­tain Greg O’Don­nell. Also, the mem­bers would like to ex­press a big thanks to He­len and Nick from Plucks for all their sup­port for the golf so­ci­ety from day one. It was very much ap­pre­ci­ated and as most know, they have sold Plucks and will be fin­ish­ing at the end of Novem­ber so wished well for the fu­ture.


A new six-week Pi­lates Course will com­mence this Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, in Kil­macanogue GAA Club­house and con­tinue ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 8-30. The cost of the classes is €60 and to book your place, please phone Lisa at 086 8048990.

Shortt Fit­ness started a ‘Trim and Tone Class’ this week (Tues­day the 6th) at 8.30 p.m. in the GAA club­house and will con­tinue ev­ery Tues­day night. The class is ssuit­able for all lev­els of fit­ness in­clud­ing be­gin­ners. This is a low car­dio ton­ing class fo­cus­ing on legs, bums and tums. Just bring a yoga mat and a bot­tle of wa­ter if you wish to join up.


The Kil­macanogue GAA Club will hold their annual Mass for de­ceased mem­bers on Sun­day, Novem­ber 25, at 2 p.m. in the new Club­house. There will also be a bless­ing of the club­house it­self tak­ing place on the same day and every­one is wel­come on the day.


Kil­macanogue GAA Club are host­ing a cof­fee morn­ing in aid of Bray Lak­ers this Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the new GAA Hall.

Every­one is aware of the great work Bray Lak­ers do in the wider com­mu­nity and un­for­tu­nately ear­lier this month a fire de­stroyed their fleet of buses and badly dam­aged their fa­cil­ity. This is a great op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to show their sup­port for such a wor­thy cause.

If you’re un­able to at­tend but would like to still make a do­na­tion, or if any­one would like to do­nate a prize for the raf­fle, please con­tact Jackie Fox at 086 8494655, Me­lanie Lee at 086 4086597 or Grainne Davis 087 8394337. They look for­ward to see­ing you there.


The annual se­nior cit­i­zens Christ­mas party is draw­ing closer and will once again take place in the Sum­mer­hill House Ho­tel on Sun­day, December 9.


A few games can­celled last week­end but three ju­nior games to re­port. The un­der-10s got well beaten on Sun­day morn­ing against a very good En­niskerry team with Cian Levin’s and Jude Leahy scor­ing and Oisin Shortt and Ross Mocharsky in great form for the glens. The un­der-11s lost 5-3 to Round­wood in a game they were un­lucky not to get some­thing from. Seán Mooney scored twice with Aish­ling Mee­han also find­ing the net in a good team dis­play.

The un­der-12s beat New­town 3-1 on a wet Satur­day morn­ing in Ry­ders Field. Ben Mor­gan, Daniel Mor­aghan and an own goal as a re­sult of a great Finn Kelly as­sist saw the glens win out in a great team dis­play.


If you want an item of lo­cal in­ter­est to ap­pear in the Kil­macanogue notes please email col­mul­li­gan@eir­ by mid­day on Sun­day

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