GRAVEYARD CLEAN UP
The annual blessing of the graves will take place this Sunday, August 18. Before that, a Tidy up of the Kimacanaogue Church Grounds and Graveyards will take place tonight (Wednesday the 14th) at 7 p.m. Volunteers are asked to please bring their strimmer’s/rakes/ hedge cutters/gloves and plenty of elbow grease. Tea and coffee will be served in the Parish Hall afterwards at 8.30 p.m. Your help would be much appreciated.
The blessing of the Graves Ceremony will commence this Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Old Graveyard and then follow to the new cemetery. It is proposed that attendees will be given holy water to spread on the graves of their loved ones this year instead of the priest having to go all around the graves.
LIP SYNC IS COMING
A calling goes out today for all you Adele and Ed Sheerans as your time has come. The famous lip Sync is coming to Kilmacanogue (Date to be confirmed) and an introduction meeting will take place this Wednesday (14th) at 9 p.m. in the Kilmacanogue GAA Clubhouse. This meeting is for all those that have already signed up to participate or those who are still considering this opportunity for stardom and volunteers to help run this production.
It promises to be a great night and all proceeds will go towards improving the lighting at the football pitch at Kilmacanogue GAA Club. If you are interested or feel you can help in anyway, please contact Melanie at 086 4086597 or Jackie at 086 8494655.
PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY’S ISLAND.
The annual pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island is booked and will take place this Thursday, August 15.
A reminder to everyone that the bus will leave Enniskerry at 11 a.m. and pick-up points will be at the old Sunnybank (Upper Dargle Road), Bray and Kilmacanogue. Dinner will be on the way home in Newcastle. Places are limited so please contact Mary Driver at 086 1924995 or Margaret Blackbyrne parish office in Enniskerry.
After making it three wins from three in the intermediate championship, Kilmacanogue travel to Roundwood this Saturday evening to take on Laragh. Throw in time is 6.45 p.m.
Before that, the Junior C team are in action also knowing a win over Tinahely will secure a quarter final place. This game will take place in Kilmacanogue and throw in is at 1-30. After securing a last-minute draw last week away to Coolkenno thanks to a Seán ‘Shapes’ Creavin goal, hopes are high for Andrew Fitzsimons boys.
Support for the two teams this Saturday would be greatly appreciated.
PLUCKS GOLF SOCIETY
The next outing of the Plucks Golf Society will take place this Saturday (17th) in Macreddin Golf Club. This is for the Joe Whelan trophy and remembers a true gentleman sadly no longer with us and all the members will be eager to win it. The draw for tee times was made last Sunday and is as follows.
First Group out at 11 a.m. is, Tom Creavin, Mick Holly and Colm Griffith (2) Graham Tighe, Greg O’Donnell, Jim Messitt and Anthony McGrath; (3) Jim McGrath, Danny Nolan, Brendan Finnerty and Paddy Byrne Snr. (4) Trevor Carr, Kevin Molloy, Louis Nally and Alan O’Neill. (5) Mark Quinn, Ian Devlin, Paul Murphy and Gerry Tuohy (6) Bob O’Donnell, Edmund Mulligan, Damien Whelan and Eddie Byrne.
The Prizegiving will take place back in Plucks at 9 p.m.
GLENCORMAC UNITED NEWS
The senior team were back in action last Sunday and had a narrow victory over a good Wicklow Rovers team in a very enjoyable and entertaining friendly.
Afterwards, the panel held their 2018/19 awards in Plucks. Simon Doyle was rewarded for a fantastic season by winning the Players Player of the Year Award while Nattan Watters won the Coaches Player of the Year. Stephen Kirwan was the clubperson of the year, an award richly deserved while Carl Tighe and Christopher King also picked up awards.
The under-15s were in the under-15/16s Challenge Cup and beat a useful Wicklow Rovers under-16 team 4-1. Oisin Kelly got two with Dean Bradshaw and Bradley Cullen adding the other two goals. This was a super display from start to finish from the lads playing against a team a year older. It was 2-0 at Half Time with Oisin scoring from a free kick and Bradley adding to the score just before the break. In the second half, Wicklow pulled back a goal early on to make it close but Dean scored on the turn to make it 3-1 and then Oisin scored a header form a corner to give the glens a 4-1 victory.
A big thanks to Ryan and Marcel of the under-14 team for giving the 15s a help out along with Kieren Griffiths, who plays on a regular basis for both the 14s and 15s.
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Jojo Hanrahan, Katie Ashmore and Yasmin Bishop enjoying the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp at Ashford GAA grounds