Little South Run - The 11th Annual Little South Run will be held in Kilmacow at 2.00pm on Sunday next, 10th June. This four mile race, jog and walk is open to everyone and registration will take place in the Community Centre from 12.30pm. Tea and refreshments will be served afterwards. The run will commence in the Upper Street and go through Narabane, Ullid and Dangan before finishing in the Sports Complex. Motorists are asked to be mindful of the event and to cooperate with the stewards on duty during the race.
Funds raised will be in aid of the Hospice Movement. Sponsorship cards are available from St. Senan’s Athletics Club and from Kilmacow Hospice Support Group.
KILMACOW SOCCER CLUB - UNDER 14 CUP FINAL Kilmacow 0 Ballinroad 1
When these two sides met in the league earlier in the season Ballinroad ran out easy winners. It was a far different display from our lads in Tramore in this cup final but unfortunately they lost out by the only goal. After the first 5 minutes when Ballinroad had all the possession Dixie’s boys settled down to play some very nice football. They put in some great challenges to win possession, particularly from Robert Moore and David Costelloe in midfield and Dev Murphy in defence. They were well backed up by Dale Carroll Morrow and Evan Duggan. Alan Murphy was always a threat up front with his ability to hold the ball until support arrived and also to threaten the goal. One effort in the first half had the Ballinroad goalkeeper scurrying across his goal but the ball drifted just wide. Chris Kirby also got good possession and had the ability to beat his man and set up attacks. At the back Stephen Haberlin, along with Dev, worked hard and did well to restrict Ballinroad to only half chances. Full backs, Jacob Green and Larry Vereker, challenged their tricky opponents well and also found time to help out in attack. Behind them Dylan Corcoran in goal dealt very capably with everything that came his way.
With each player in the team having his moments, including Oisín O’Dwyer and Brendan Leech when they were introduced in the second half, the question is why didn’t we win? The simple answer is that Ballinroad scored the only goal of the match in the first half. However, it doesn’t reflect the superb effort put in by Dixie’s boys. Alan Murphy came close on a couple of occasions. We all thought that Larry Vereker’s super effort was in only to see it cleared off the line with the keeper beaten. Ballinroad enjoyed a lot of possession but Dylan wasn’t troubled in goal as the lads tried everything to get that vital equaliser. It wasn’t to be however, and just like the Under 11s, they had to be content with the runners up medals. Yes it was disappointing but after the trials and tribulations of the league campaign it was a brilliant cup run. Well done lads!
KILMACOW: Dylan Corcoran; Jacob Green, Dev Murphy, Stephen Haberlin, Larry Vereker; Evan Duggan, Robert Moore, David Costelloe, Dale Carroll Morrow; Alan Murphy, Chris Kirby.Res.: Oisín O’Dwyer, Brendan Leech, Shane Irish, Colm Dolan, Cormac Suffin.
UNDER 12 Mooncoin 2 Kilmacow 1
Undoubtedly this was a match that our boys should have won. They created so many chances that it is astonishing that they didn’t score until Dean Scully’s late strike. By then, however, it was too late as the home side had scored twice. Despite the result our lads did so well and played some lovely football. To win matches though chances have to be taken. Chance after chance was missed in an amazing match until a great run from Tom Costelloe saw Keith Butler put in a fine cross for Dean to sweep the ball to the net.
KILMACOW: Fintan Leech; Patrick Dollard, Patrick Connolly, Paul Hennessy; Niall Bowe, Rory Leech; Bill Dempsey, Cormac Suffin, David Colleton; Colm Dolan, Darragh McDonald. Res.: Dean Scully, Tom Costelloe, Keith Butler.
AWARDS - The presentation of medals and awards evening takes place this Friday, 8th June, in the Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. We’re looking forward to a super evening as we celebrate our Under 11 league success and two cup final appearances.
Ice Cream Party - The Brothers of Charity will host an Ice Cream Party in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland from 11.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday next, 7th June in the Community Centre, Kilmacow. The cost is €2 and everyone is welcome to attend.
New Rates for Community Gym - New Summer rates are available at €4 per visit in the Community Gym in Kilmacow. Please note also that new membership specials are also available.
Date for Cemetery Mass in Kilmacow - The annual graveyard Mass will be held in Kilmacow at 7.30pm on Friday, 6th July. It is intended; weather permitting, to celebrate the Mass outdoors.
Kilmacow Lotto - The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 3, 6, 10 and 18. There were three Match 3 winners. The Jackpot for next Thursday night is €12,600.