Set Dancing Classes - Set dancing classes will recommence in the Community Centre, Kilmacow from 8.00pm to 10.00pm every Tuesday starting on the 18th September. Beginners are welcome. Also upcoming is a Ceili from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on Sunday, 30th September. Music will be provided by Salamanca. For further information on these please contact Mary Phelan.
Thursday Club - The Thursday Club at Rosedale will resume at 10.00am on Thursday, 13th September. New members are welcome. Contact Rosedale for further information.
Hospice Coffee Morning - Kilmacow Hospice Support Group will host a coffee morning from 10.000am to 12 noon in the Barrow Room in the Kilmacow Community Centre on Thursday, 20th September. This event is being held in conjunction with National Coffee Morning in aid of the Hospice Movement.
Graveyard Restoration - Following up on restoration work carried out to the graveyards at Ballynamorahan and at Dunkitt Kilmacow Parish Old Graveyards Committee intends to continue its restoration work at the graveyard in the Lower Street from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Saturday, 22nd September. All help welcome.
Personal Fitness Classes in Kilmacow Community Centre - Circuit training will recommence at 8.00pm on Wednesday, 12th September under instructor John Whelan. There will also be a ladies only session in the gym from 9.30am to 12.00 noon every Wednesday starting from the 12th September. Participants may on a ‘pay as you go’ basis and there are also options to take out membership on a three, six or 12 month basis. Chairobics classes will commence on Tuesday, 11th September. The advanced class will take place from 9.45 to 10.45 and the other class will take place from 11.00am to 12 noon. Please contact the Community Centre at 881984 for further information.
KILMACOW SOCCER CLUB - UNDER 15. Kilmacow 4 Abbeyside 1The Under 15s had a convincing win against Abbeyside last Saturday. They were strengthened somewhat by the return of Stephen Haberlin to the defence and Evan Duggan to the attack even though Dev was still missing. Sully was back too. Danny and James had the work done on the training ground again. The lads led 3-0 at half time . As if he needed to, Alan Murphy once again proved his worth to the team by scoring a stunning hat trick. They were all great goals but only he could have scored his third. Evan scored the other goal in another excellent team performance. Danny played a blinder too considering his weekend. KILMACOW: Dylan Corcoran; Jacob Green, Alex Grant, Stephen Haberlin, Jake Harney; Brendan Leech, Larry Vereker, David Costelloe; Evan Duggan, Alan Murphy, Dale Carroll Morrow. Res.: Robert Moore, Anthony McNamara
UNDER 13 - Bohemians A 2 Kilmacow 3. This was a wonderful victory for our lads away to an excellent Bohs side. They played really well in the first half and punished the home team almost every chance they got. Our 3 goals were scored in that first half. All three were scored as a result of lightning breakaways following solid defensive work. Colm Dolan again showed his goalscoring prowess with 2 excellent strikes and he was inches away from a hat trick. Cormac Suffin scored the third with a superb shot from the right. The second half saw how resilient this team is. They had to defend more but they did it superbly. The home side were given a lifeline when they were awarded a nothing penalty. They scored to make it 3-2 but our lads held out for a great victory. KILMACOW: Dylan Moore; Patrick Dollard, Patrick Connolly, Fintan Leech (Capt.), Paul Hennessy; Niall Bowe, Rory Leech; David Colleton, Cormac Suffin, Colm Dolan, Darragh McDonald. Res.: Dean Scully, Keith Butler, Will Jolly, Tom Costelloe, Brian O’Mara, Martin Moloney.
UNDER 11 - Kilmacow 1 Tramore 6. The mix-up with the kick off time didn’t do our visitors, Tramore, any harm as they won this match rather easily. Our boys were second best on the day but no doubt they will have better days. They conceded some soft scores and will tighten up for the next match. Manager Fergal made his debut and better days are ahead. Tom Butler scored the goal. KILMACOW: Kieran Dowling, Stephen Moore, Billy Phelan, Fionn Blanche, Jamie Walker, Fergal Suffin, Tom Butler, Cian Vereker, Anthony Dunphy, Jack Murphy, Conor Walsh, Ronán Leech.
Newly Formed Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch to Host Information Evening on Exercising with Arthriti- The newly-established Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch will host its first information evening in September on how to get started with exercise and stay motivated as part of Arthritis Ireland’s ‘Moving Is the Best Medicine’ campaign. This admission-free event will take place in the City Suite of Hotel Kilkenny on 26th September at 7:30pm. Featuring a number of expert speakers, including Lorna Raggett, Senior Occupational Therapist who will present on the role of the occupational therapist and patient education in lifestyle management, and Catriona Corr, Development Officer with Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership, it promises to be a fun and informative evening. “It is with great pleasure that we can announce the first ever information evening to be held by Arthritis Ireland’s newly-established Kilkenny branch,” Branch PRO Fiona O’Neill said. “There are around 19,000 people living with arthritis in Kilkenny and the branch will strive to meet the needs of these people with the organisation of meetings such as this and by providing other Arthritis Ireland support services, like the ‘Living Well with Arthritis’ course.” Attendees on the night will also be invited to take part in a questionnaire following the event and the Kilkenny Branch committee, who will be voted in on the night, will be present to distribute free leaflets and take queries. Anybody interested in attending can book a place by calling 1890 252 846 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Works to be undertaken at Grannagh - Kilkenny County Council is to undertake works to rectify a number of issues in relation to the junction of the road from Kilmacow and the R448 at Grannagh. Vehicles have been over-running the filter drains by the edges of the junction causing stones to be dragged out onto the roadway which results in vehicles skidding as they approach the stop line before the R448. It is also causing surface water to run onto the road which could cause problems in cold weather. The junction will be kerbed and gullies will be installed to allow surface water access the drains. The work on the junction is to be commenced later in this month. This work is being bundled into one contract with other others works in Ferrybank and Mooncoin. Markings have been put down at the junction in preparation for the work. The impact of the overgrowth of vegetation on visibility at the junction to the Dunkitt side was recognised and will be addressed.
Kilmacow Lotto - The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 2, 11, 13 and 18. There were six Match 3 winners. The Jackpot for next Thursday night is €12,600.
GAA News - Well done to the Special Juniors and to the Under 16 Camogie teams on their recent successes in their respective county finals. These wins are in addition to the Under 14 Camogie team’s county final win (pictured below).