South Kilkenny Historical Society -After a Summer which included most enjoyable and interesting outings to places like Aras an Uachtaráin, the Garden of Remembrance, Newgrange and Tybroughney Castle the South Kilkenny Historical Society has announced its Autumn/Winter schedule of lectures in the Parish Hall Mullinavat. All lectures will commence at 8.00pm on the last Thursday of each month.. Admission is €5 (members free).
These include ‘From Morse Code to Twitter’ (Pádraig Laffan) on Thursday, 27th September, ‘New Research into the Pilgrimages to Croagh Patrick and Skellig Michael’ (Michael Gibbons) on Thursday, 25th October and ‘Seventy-five years of Weather Forecasting in Ireland’ (Michael Walsh) on Thursday, 29th November. On Friday, 21st December the Society will visit Knockroe Passage tomb for the Winter Solstice. Those interested in participating in the visit should meet at 2.30pm at the Church at Owning.
Kilmacow Soccer Club-The new season eventually swung into action last weekend when our pitch which resembled a river early in the week staged 4 matches, 3 of which resulted in victories
UNDER 15-Kilmacow 3 Mooncoin 0. Danny was in charge as our Under 15s won their opening fixture against neighbours Mooncoin. The lads played very well to claim all 3 points. Alan Murphy was once again the main man with 2 goals to start his season in style. David Costelloe scored the third goal with a mighty shot from way out. Dylan was solid in goal; the new-look defence was never in trouble and the midfield bossed the game to enable the front men to pressurise the Mooncoin defence.
KILMACOW: Dylan Corcoran; Oisín O’Dwyer, Robert Moore, Alex Grant, Jake Harney; Jacob Green, Brendan Leech, Larry Vereker, David Costelloe; Alan Murphy, Dale Carroll Morrow. Res.: Shane Irish
UNDER 13-Kilmacow 2 Park Rangers. Park Rangers eventually got to travel to Kilmacow for a match but it was our boys who won the match. I was a good victory. We started off slowly and the visitors had a lot of the play. David Colleton settled any nerves by claiming the first goal. Our lads had much more of the play in the second half and when Colm Dolan scored the second goal it was game over.
KILMACOW: Dylan Moore; Patrick Dollard, Patrick Connolly, Fintan Leech (Capt.), Paul Hennessy; Niall Bowe, Rory Leech; Dean Scully, Cormac Suffin, David Colleton; Colm Dolan. Res.: Darragh McDonald, Keith Butler, Will Jolly, Tom Costelloe, Brian O’Mara, Conor Lyons.
JUNIOR LEAGUE-Our junior teams had mixed fortune in their matches. The 1B team scored a great 3-1 victory over St. Saviour’s with goals from Sam Green, Mark Delahunty and Ian Walsh. Unfortunately the Div.3 team lost 2-0 at home to Villa.
UNDER 14 -Ballyduff 0 Kilmacow 4. Our ‘new’ team, Under 14s, were the first to take to the pitch this season with this victory over Ballyduff on Thursday 24th August. It was scoreless at half time as it took some of our lads time to settle into the match. It must also be stated that a depleted home side played really well. We were much better in the second half. Dale and David got control in midfield and we had a lot of the play in the Ballyduff half. Colm scored our first goal this season. This was soon followed by a goal from Evan. David Costelloe scored twice before the end after some excellent play. All the lads will benefit from the match and we can look forward to some exciting performances from this team as the season progresses.
KILMACOW: Anthony McNamara; Kevin O’Mara, Oisín O’Dwyer, Jake Harney, Cormac Suffin; David Costelloe, Dale Carroll Morrow, Evan Duggan; Shane Irish, Colm Dolan, Daniel Maher. Res.: David Colleton, Fintan Leech, Niall Bowe, Patrick Connolly, Rory Leech.
Community PreSchool-The Community Pre-School in Kilmacow re-opened for the new term on Monday, 3rd September. There are some places available in the pre-school. Parents should call to the Pre-School or ring 087-9501765 for further information.
Dochas Nasamu Orphanage -The Dochas Nasamu Orphanage (Nairobi, Kenya) is an Irish run Aids orphanage. It is making an appeal for used clothing including ladies, gents and children, household linen, towels, soft toys and handbags. Items must be clean. The collection will take place until 10.30am at the Church Car-Park, Kilmacow on Thursday, 6th September.
Congratulations -Congratulations are due to the Camogie Club on the success of the Under 14 team in the County Final last Saturday and best of luck to the Under 16 team in their final next Friday evening.
fund raising-Well done to all involved in recent fund-raising events including the Fun Fiesta, The Shanty Field Day, the GAA Supporters Club Table Quiz and the Harvest Dance.
Lotto-The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 8, 15, 19 and 22. There were two Match 3 winners. The Jackpot for next Thursday night is €12,600.