LEAVING ROSEDALE - The Medical Missionaries of Mary will leave Rosedale on Sunday, 21st October after 25 years of service to Kilmacow. A special Mass will be celebrated at 11.00am on that day followed by refreshments in the Community Centre as an acknowledgement of their great contribution to the life of the local community. Many of the sisters who served previously in Rosedale will return to take part in this special event. Everyone is invited to attend.
L’Arche Church Gate Collection - L’Arche, Kilkenny will hold a church gate collection next weekend, 13th and 14th October. All support welcome for this worthy cause.
Thursday Club - The Thursday Club continues in Rosedale from 10.00am on Thursdays. Tea & scones are served on arrival and activities include pongo and music. There is a three course meal to conclude. The cost is €7. For details please contact Rosedale at 885125 for details.
Saturday Club - The Saturday Club is up and running for children (boys and girls) aged three to twelve. Activities commence at 10.00am and continue until 1.00pm. The cost per child is €10. New members are welcome.
SOCCER CLUB - UNDER 15: Kilmacow 2 Ferrybank 0. This was a great win for our lads as they continued their excellent start to the season. Points against Ferrybank are always welcome but really the performance wasn’t as good as in recent matches. However, that didn’t matter too much to our lads as a lot of bragging rights were at stake. The victory was secured with a goal from a super free kick by Stephen Haberlin and of course a usual contribution from Alan Murphy. KILMACOW: Dylan Corcoran; Brendan Leech, Oisín O’Dwyer, Stephen Haberlin, Larry Vereker, Dale Carroll Morrow, David Costelloe, Dev Murphy, Jacob Green, Evan Duggan, Alan Murphy. Res.: Robert Moore, Alex Grant, Anthony McNamara, Jake Harney. UNDER 13: Southend 1 Kilmacow 2. This really was a great victory for our Under 13s. They started the match very slowly and Southend were on top for the first 10 minutes or so. By this stage we were 1-0 down and that would have doubled but for an excellent save by Dylan Moore. That certainly spurred on our boys and they took the match by the scruff of the neck after that. The midfield trio of Cormac Suffin, Bill Dempsey and Man of the match Niall Bowe got on top and ensured that our boys put pressure on the home defence. It was a mystery that the score remained 1-0 at half time. Darragh McDonald equalised early in the second half. A lovely passing move ended with Cormac Suffin scoring the winner. It certainly should have been added to before the finish but the points were secured. KILMACOW: Dylan Moore; Patrick Dollard, Patrick Connolly, Fintan Leech (Capt.), Rory Leech; Bill Dempsey, Cormac Suffin, Niall Bowe; Dean Scully, Colm Dolan, David Colleton. Res.: Darragh McDonald, Tom Costelloe. UNDER 11 - Kilmacow 0 St. Paul’s 3. Our under 11s suffered defeat at home to St. Paul’s. They fought very well and were in touch for a lot of the match. They couldn’t score however despite the good work of Tom Butler, Conor Walsh and Fionn Blanche. KILMACOW: Kieran Dowling, Jack Murphy, Jamie Walker, Billy Phelan, Ronán Leech, Conor Walsh, Anthony Dunphy, Stephen Moore, Cian Vereker, Fergal Suffin, Tom Butler, Fionn Blanche.
Dates to keep in mind for 2013 - Confirmation in Kilmacow will take place on Saturday, 2nd March and First Holy Communion will be held on Saturday, 11th May.
Graveyard Restoration - Kilmacow Parish Old Graveyards Committee has concluded its work on the maintenance and restoration of the graveyards in Kilmacow for this year. The group worked on the graveyard at Ballinamorahan, Dunkitt and the Lower Street. The work for the year included in the main strimming and the general tidy up of the graveyards in order to make them accessible and presentable to those who visit them especially those who come to pay respect to or to trace deceased relatives. Among the people involved in the work were Willie Rockett, Eoin Kennedy, Owen Larrissey, Willie Walsh, Ted Hewetson, James Aylward, Kathleen Laffan and Tomás Breathnach. All involved in the work over the past couple of months would like to pay tribute to Kathleen Laffan for organising the continued maintenance of the graveyards. It is hoped to continue this work in 2013 and all offers of assistance would be welcome.
Kilmacow Lotto - The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 8, 11, 19 and 25. There was one Match 3 winner. The Jackpot for next Thursday night is €12,600,