Update - Kilmacow Community Playground Committee has been busy over the past number of months making the final preparations for work to commence on the new community playground at the Sports Complex on The Farm in Kilmacow Funding is being made available for the project by Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny Leader Partnership and from monies raised over the past year by the committee.
Contracts were recently signed with Spraoilinn, a County Wexford based company to enable construction of the new playground to commence in the New Year, Depending on weather it is hoped to complete the construction phase and install equipment before the end of February.
Details of the design for the new playground can be viewed on the Kilmacow Playground Facebook page.
St. Senan’s BNS Parents’ Association Table QuiZ - The next quiz for this season will be held at 9.00pm on Monday next, 3rd December, in the Fox’s Den, Kilmacow. It is in aid of the Parents’ Association of St. Senan’s Boys’ National School. Almost every family in Kilmacow has or had a connection with the Boys’ School so we are looking forward to big support on the night.
Kilmacow Soccer Club - UNDER 14 De La Salle 1 Kilmacow 4
After six weeks without a match, for various reasons, our under 14s eventually got to play. They travelled to De La Salle and returned with the points after a great 4-1 victory. It was a horrible day for football but our lads put in great effort and were rewarded with goals from David Costelloe (2), Evan Duggan and Dale Carroll Morrow. Fintan did really well in goal for the first time this season in a match where the whole squad played their part.
KILMACOW: Fintan Leech; Kevin O’Mara, Oisín O’Dwyer, Cormac Suffin, Jake Harney; Evan Duggan, David Costelloe, Dale Carroll Morrow, Rory Leech, Colm Dolan, Shane Irish.
Res.: Daniel Maher, Niall Bowe, Patrick Connolly.
Park Rangers 1 Kilmacow 1
This was a good, tight match. While our boys are disappointed at not bringing home all three points, a point away from home is never a bad result. The lads started well and were soon in the lead. Following good work from Keith Butler and Darragh Mc Donald the ball broke for Conor Lyons to score. Another goal would have put the lads in control but it never came. The home side got back in the game and enjoyed good possession at times. It was delicately poised during the second half. Park Rangers got the equaliser during this period. The game was there to be won. Pádraig Dempsey’s wonderful shot off the bar nearly did it. The home side came close before the finish. On a day when we didn’t get the rub of the green including a couple of inexplicable decisions not going our way we had to settle for the point.
KILMACOW: Dylan Moore; Brian O’Mara, Pádraig Dempsey, Patrick Dollard (Capt.), Keith Butler; Conor Lyons, Dean Scully, Tom Butler, Tom Costelloe; Robin Davis, Darragh McDonald.
Res.: Sean Blanchfield, Brandon Walsh, Fergal Suffin, Kieran Wallis.
Three teams have fixtures for Saturday 1st December. The Under 11s are away to De La Salle, leaving the Complex at 9.30. The Under 13s are away to St. Paul’s, leaving at 11.30. The Under 15s are away to Ferrybank with the kick off time to be confirmed.
Grannagh United Table Quiz - Grannagh United will host a table quiz in Doyle’s, Carrigeen at 9.00pm on Friday, 30th November. Cost per table of four is €20. All support welcome.
South Kilkenny Historical Society - South Kilkenny Historical Society will host a lecture entitled ‘Weather Forecasting in Ireland’ by Michael Walsh, formerly of MET Eireann at 8.00pm on Thursday, 29th November in the Parish Hall, Mullinavat. Mr. Walsh has strong South Kilkenny connections as his father hailed from Kilmacow, his mother from Mullinavat and his grandfather and grandmother hailed from Ballygorey and Cappagh respectively. Admission is €5 for non members.
Kilmacow Hurling & Football Club AGM -The annual general meeting of Kilmacow Hurling and Football Club will be held in the Nore Room in the Community Centre, Kilmacow at 5.00pm on Sunday, 9th December. All members are encouraged to attend. Nominations for the Executive Committee or motions for the AGM must be communicated to Michael Ryan, Ballykillaboy or by e-mail to kilmacow.kilkennygaa.ie before Sunday, 2nd December.
Scrap Metal Collection - Kilmacow Hurling & Football Club is organising a scrap metal free collection service for Saturday and Sunday, 15th and 16th December. Anyone who wishes to avail of the service should contact Micheál Atkins, Michael Ryan, Rory Williams James O’Neill or anyone of the committee of Kilmacow GAA Club.
Senior Citizens Bazaar - Senior Citizens will host their annual Christmas Bazaar from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on Sunday, 9th December in the Community Centre, Kilmacow. Raffle tickets will be on sale in advance of the bazaar. All support would be appreciated.
Christmas events - The annual Christmas Party will be held in the Community Centre on Saturday, 8th December with music provided by Walk the Line. Tickets cost €25. The annual Christmas Fare will be held on Saturday, 15th December. Contact the committee at the Community Centre at 881984.
Kilmacow Lotto - The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 10. 12, 14 and 23. There were two Match 3 winners. The Jackpot for next Thursday night is €12,600.