Golden Jubilee Celebration - Fr. Flynn was ordained a priest on the 2nd June 1963. To mark his golden jubilee in the priesthood Fr. Flynn will celebrate a special Mass for the people of Kilmacow at 7.30pm on Saturday next, 8th June. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre in Kilmacow. All are welcome.

Golden Jubilee Celebration - Fr. Flynn was ordained a priest on the 2nd June 1963. To mark his golden jubilee in the priesthood Fr. Flynn will celebrate a special Mass for the people of Kilmacow at 7.30pm on Saturday next, 8th June. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre in Kilmacow. All are welcome.

Confirmations - Congratulations to all those who made their confirmation last Saturday, 1st June.

It was a very special day for the 35 girls and boys involved and for their parents, families and friends. The group included the following : Niall Bowe, Aine Brennan, Courtney Cass Kennedy, David Culleton, Caoimhe Connolly, Aaron Cooke, Holly Cox, Kathleen Croke, Mary Doherty, Colm Dolan, Patrick Dollard Ryan, Nicola English, Daniel Evans, Caitlin Fennelly, Emily Fleming, Cian Foskin Doyle, David Gahan, Jamie Harney, Katelyn Kelly, Una Kinsella, Fintan Leech, Rory Leech, Finn Lonergan, Adam Long, Eoin Maher, Amy McLoughlin, Martin Moloney, Dylan Moore, Anton O’Shea, Nadine Rushe, Ciarán Ryan, Erin Ryan, Dean Scully, Brandon Walsh and Liam Walsh.

Best of luck - Best of luck to all those who are sitting the Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations in the coming weeks.

Little South Run - The 12th Annual Little South run will take place in Kilmacow at 2.00pm on Sunday next, 9th June. Registrations will commence in the Community Centre from 12 noon. The 4 mile race/run/jog/walk will commence at the front of the Sports Complex at 2.00pm. The route will include the Upper Street, Narabane, Tiermore, Ullid, Lacey’s Cross, Crawn Cross, Dangan Cross, down Dangan before returning through the Upper Street to finish at the Sports Complex. Tea and refreshments will be served in the Community Centre afterwards before the announcement of results and presentation of prizes. The funds raised from the event will be in aid of the Hospice Movement. Sponsorship cards are available from St. Senan’s Athletic Club and from Kilmacow Hospice Support Group.

Motorists are asked to be mindful of participants around the course and to cooperate with the stewards who will be on duty on the day.

Michael O’Neill Memorial Cup - Kilmacow Hurling and Football Club will host the Michael O’Neill Memorial Cup at the Sports Complex, Kilmacow, when Kilkenny play Waterford in an inter-county minor hurling challenge at 7.30pm on Monday, 10th June.

Kilmacow U12 Camogie Team Travel to Thomastown - On Saturday the 1st of June the Kilmacow U12 camogie team travelled to Thomastown to participate in a four game blitz.

Our first game of the day was played against Ballyhale Shamrocks. The girls got off to a flying start and goals from Aoife Allen and Caoimhe Williams in the first half set up Kilmacow nicely for the change of ends. Kilmacow showed a great variety of ground strokes and striking from the hand in the second half and another goal by Nell Murphy resulted in a good victory over a resolute team from Ballyhale who showed good skill and application. The introduction of Kacey O’Sullivan as a second half sub for Kilmacow added a great deal of pace to the forward line which the team exploited well.

The team’s second match for the day was against Windgap who got off to a good start with an early goal. The Kilmacow team battled their way in to the game assisted by some fine goalkeeping by Ellie Laffan whose long clearances and puck outs were very effective. The Kilmacow midfield of Kate Sheridan and Danielle Maher-Mate began to create a foothold for Kilmacow in the game and from this more ball was sent to the full forward line where only some fine footwork by the Windgap goalie denied Emily Kleijn two certain goals. The game ended in victory for Windgap but there was plenty of good camogie on show from Kilmacow and more was to follow.

The host club Thomastown were the opposition for the third game. A free moving Thomastown team showing great skill and movement took the lead with two goals and a point. The Kilmacow team then began to close down the space for the Thomastown forwards and some great defensive play from Afton Grace put Kilmacow on the front foot. A great clearance from centre back Aine Phelan resulted in a welcome goal for Kilmacow. This score was quickly followed up by another great goal from the Kilmacow forward line of Katie Larrissey, Ciara McKenna and Ellen Rockett. Both teams headed for the sidelines at half time to well deserved applause from their supporters and mentors. The second half started briskly with Thomastown getting a further two scores which left Kilmacow chasing the game. This game was played at a high tempo and the ball was played from end to end relentlessly. Unfortunately no further scores could be gained by Kilmacow despite great pressure.

Our final game was played against Piltown. A very skilful Piltown team stretched the Kilmacow defence and earned a few quick scores in the first half. Ignoring the score at half time the Kilmacow girls entered the pitch for the second half and played brilliantly. Their hard work and efforts were rewarded by two goals and a point for the Kilmacow forwards while the backs reduced Piltown’s scoring opportunities to the minimum.

The application and hard work of the Kilmacow team was commendable. In particular the amount of tackling and blocking that the team offered made them a difficult team to play against. Asked to sum up the day one of our players offered the succinct observation “fun but tiring.”

As a witness to the amount of honest, hard work and running the Kilmacow team delivered and to the amount of laughter and smiles evident throughout the day I can only concur – “fun but tiring.” After the games the five teams enjoyed the refreshments offered by the Thomastown club where the scores were soon forgotten but the fun and enjoyment continued.

The Kilmacow panel that played in the Thomastown U12 Camogie Blitz was; Ellie Laffan, Nell Murphy, Aoife Allen, Caoimhe Williams, Ellen Rockett, Afton Grace, Danielle Maher-Mate, Kate Sheridan, Katie Larrissey, Ciara McKenna, Aine Phelan, Emily Kleijn & Kacey O’Sullivan.

Kilmacow Lotto - The lucky numbers in last week’s lotto were 1, 7, 12 and 22. There wereseven Match 3 winners. The Jackpot for next Thursday night is €10500.