A WEEKEND OF BIRTHDAYS
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.everydayhero.com/ie/24hour-cycle-for-cycle-against-suicide or Google: everydayhero ireland and enter: 24-hour cycle
MUSIC IN CALARY
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] eircom.net.
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.
TOMMY HEFFERNAN SHIELD
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.