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The birth­day celebratio­ns were in full flow last week­end in Kil­macanogue as three lo­cal ladies cel­e­brated mile­stones.

Ciara Smyth turned 30 and cel­e­brated with a party in Plucks on Satur­day. Lo­cal DJ Bren­dan Power belted out the tunes and a great night was had by all. Con­grat­u­la­tions Ciara from Mum An­nie and Dad Peadar, big sis­ter San­dra and we also bet­ter men­tion the boyfriend Eanna Gavin and all your many friends.

Suzanne Carr was taken off to the lux­u­ri­ous Pow­er­scourt Ho­tel for an overnight stay by her ro­man­tic hus­band Trevor for her 40th birth­day. A very spe­cial birth­day wish for their won­der­ful Mammy comes from two spe­cial lit­tle peo­ple in daugh­ter Sad­hbh and son Pa­trick and your many friends, here’s to the next 40 Suzanne.

Bri­die Devlin turned 70 years young also last week­end and cel­e­brated with a fam­ily lunch in Am­ber Springs. Bri­die was joined by her chil­dren and many grand­chil­dren and this won­der­ful lady had a great time which she richly de­served. Hus­band Christy was most gen­er­ous we hear, stick­ing €5 in her birth­day card but a spe­cial birth­day wish for a fan­tas­tic mother and grand­mother comes from sons Ja­son, Shane, Paul and Ian and daugh­ters Michelle and Denise and all your grand­chil­dren who adore their granny Bri­die. Best wishes from us all in Kil­macanogue Bri­die.


Eoin Far­rell from Kil­macanogue is tak­ing part in Re­volve24, a 24-hour en­durance race in aid of Cy­cle against Sui­cide on the 14/Septem­ber 15. The event takes place at Brands Hatch race track near Lon­don with the goal to ride as far as you can within the 24 hours. Eoin will be bring­ing his brother Conor and friends Em­met Burke and John Paul Quill with him for sup­port and en­cour­age­ment.

Eoin is rais­ing funds for the char­ity Cy­cle Against Sui­cide, an ini­tia­tive started five years ago to raise aware­ness of the con­sid­er­able help and sup­ports that are avail­able for any­one bat­tling de­pres­sion, self-harm, at risk of sui­cide or those be­reaved by sui­cide. See cy­cle against sui­cide. com.

All do­na­tions are greatly ap­pre­ci­ated, no mat­ter how big or small. They can be made on the Every­dayHero page on https:// give.every­­cle-for-cy­cle-against-sui­cide or Google: every­dayhero ire­land and en­ter: 24-hour cy­cle


The next con­cert in in Calary Church will take place this Sun­day (15th) at 8 p.m. when the Del­maine String Quar­tet to­gether with Michael James Ford, Clodagh Mooney and El­liott Mo­ri­arty will per­form Magic in My Eyes.

This is an an ex­plo­ration in words and mu­sic of one the most com­pli­cated ro­mances in lit­er­ary his­tory – Thomas Hardy’s mar­riage to Emma Gif­ford, which went from early rap­ture to ul­ti­mate es­trange­ment, but which in­spired some of the great­est love po­etry in the English lan­guage. Magic in My Eyes charts the course of this tur­bu­lent love story through Hardy’s verse and jour­nals, along with Emma’s let­ters and rec­ol­lec­tions.

The Del­maine Quar­tet have se­lected mu­sic that re­flects this com­plex emo­tional land­scape, drawn pri­mar­ily from the lyri­cal, multi-lay­ered cham­ber works of the bril­liant, yet rel­a­tively un­known English com­poser, Frank Bridge (1879 – 1941).

Tick­ets are priced at €18 and €15 for con­ces­sions and, for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to book tick­ets, please ring John at 01 2818146 or email derekneil­[email protected] eir­


All roads lead to New­town this Thurs­day night (12th) when Kil­macanogue Ju­nior C team take on Barn­dar­rig in the quar­ter fi­nal of the Ju­nior C Cham­pi­onship. It is fan­tas­tic to see Kil­macangue GAA Club field a sec­ond team at this level and your sup­port would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated to help roar them into the semi-fi­nals. Throw in is at 7.45 p.m.,


Lots of soccer ac­tion last week­end. The un­der-eights played a se­ries of matches against En­niskerry which they nar­rowly lost over­all with Seán Levins, Ethan Rooney and Eoin Dunne the top play­ers in a great squad per­for­mance. The un­der-nines were at home to Grey­stones and won all four games with Harry Browne and Dar­ragh McGrath bril­liant on the day. The un­der-10s hosted Grey­stones and lost 4-1. The match was a lot closer than the score might sug­gest with Luke Dunne and Dar­ragh Mur­ray in top form for the glens. The un­der-11s trav­elled to Rath­new on Sun­day morn­ing. They led 1-0 at the break but lost a nar­row bat­tle 2-1.

Glen­cor­mac United un­der-12s took on Aughrim for the sec­ond time in a week on Satur­day last and ran out 3-1 win­ners. The game was edgy and tight for the first 25 min­utes be­fore Aish­ling Mullen scored for the Glens to give them a 1-0 lead at the break. Ava Browne scored a sec­ond goal for the glens be­fore a lapse in con­cen­tra­tion al­lowed Aughrim to get one back and they chased the equal­izer hard. How­ever, Luke Ho­nan scored the vi­tal third with 10 min­utes re­main­ing and the win moves the Glens up to fourth in their league. Well done to all the squad on a great per­for­mance.

The un­der-14s trav­elled to Aughrim and last 4-1. (no re­port to hand)

The un­der-15s were in the un­der-15 and 16 Cup and this was a semi-fi­nal at home to Ark­low United un­der-16s. It was a tight first half but Oisin Kelly’s del­i­cate fin­ish fol­low­ing a floated free­kick into the area saw the Glens lead 1-0 at the break. They had chances af­ter the restart to add to that to­tal but did not take them and were pun­ished when Ark­low United equal­ized with a great shot right into the cor­ner to give keeper Char­lie Ward no chance. Ark­low then dom­i­nated for the next 10 min­utes be­fore a break down the right wing was fin­ished by Kieran Grif­fith’s cool over­head kick and the glens held on for a great win. They will now face Rath­new in Ark­low this week­end in the fi­nal. Well done, lads.


On Fri­day evening, Glen­cor­mac trav­elled to Bray to face New­town United FC in the Tommy Hef­fer­nan Shield. This match fea­tures last sea­son’s Wick­low Cup Win­ners ver­sus the Premier League Win­ners as a new sea­son opener. The league had of­fered the pro­ceeds of this match to go as a fundraiser to send Glen­cor­mac United Club­man Pa­trick Byrne to An­field to see his beloved Liver­pool as Pa­trick is bat­tling an ill­ness at present and it was re­ally well sup­ported.

St Peter’s hosted the event and were very help­ful on the night which was re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated. Ref­eree Michael Kennedy of­fered his ser­vices free while sup­port­ers of the Glens and New­town were most gen­er­ous with their do­na­tions at the gate. Over €1,870 was raised which Pa­trick is very grate­ful to you all for your kind­ness.

The match it­self saw the Glens re­ally turn on the style for Pa­trick, who was team Cap­tain on the night and ran out 5-0 win­ners. Nathan Wat­ters hit a hat-trick with Cian McGoldrick and Stephen Kir­wan also find­ing the net in a great all-round team per­for­mance.

The Premier league starts this week­end but Glen­cor­mac’s fix­ture were un­known go­ing to print.

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