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.
WELCOME HOME CHRISTY AND BREDA
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.
ST FERGAL’S MEN’S CHOIR
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.
PLUCKS TURKEY SHOOT
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.
MASS AND BLESSING
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.
LAKERS COFFEE MORNING
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.
SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY
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.
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