Kilmacow GAA - The Big Breakfast - huge thanks to all for a great Sunday morning (28th April) in the Community Hall. It must have been the largest and most social breakfast ever in the Parish. Thanks very much to all who helped set up on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. To the main Sponsors, Countrystyle Foods (food and vouchers) and Steeltech Sheds (Picnic Bench) thank you. To all the kitchen staff, who gave up their Sunday morning and worked so hard, thank you. To the Hall Committee, thank you. To our partners, the Camogie Club for all their help support and energy, thank you. To our members, supporters and parishioners who supported the venture, thank you very much.
U10 Go Games - we had our first U10 Go Game versus Fenians (Johnstown) on last Saturday morning, and while the trip was long and the result went against us, we had a very enjoyable day out. Evan Walsh got the goal of the game, and everyone tried very hard. Robbie Corcoran was Man of the Match, with some very brave defending. Team was Jack O’Neill, Ted Doyle, Robbie Corcoran, Dev Lowe, Sean Dowling, James Walsh, Fionn Walsh, Paddy Regan, Darragh Kelly, Evan Walsh, Nick Cass, and Donnachda Williams.
Hurlers Co-op (Piltown Draw) tickets are €50 euro and are available for the usual sellers and committee members from this week. Your support would be very much appreciated for one of the main club fundraisers of the year.
Kilmacow Soccer Club - UNDER 14 Kilmacow 4 Ferrybank 0 A fine victory for the lads against neighbours Ferrybank. Our boys won this match in the first ten minutes during which they scored three goals. Evan Duggan, Colm Dolan and David Costelloe did the damage. Evan added a fourth before half time. The second half was a much more even match with Ferrybank much more into it but the lads held out for the victory.
KILMACOW: Anthony McNamara; Fintan Leech, Oisín O’Dwyer, Jake Harney, Cormac Suffin; Evan Duggan, David Costelloe, Dale Carroll Morrow, Shane Irish; Rory Leech, Colm Dolan. Res.: Niall Bowe, Kevin O’Mara, Patrick Connolly, Patrick Dollard.
UNDER 11 CUP - Kilmacow 5 Bohemians 0 This was a great win for the lads. Goals from Fergal Suffin, Josh Fenton, Billy Phelan, Anthony Dunphy and Tom Butler saw them safely through this first round cup match. They will face Portlaw in the next round.
KILMACOW: Kieran Dowling; Jack Murphy, Conor Walsh, Cian Vereker, Tom Butler, Fionn Blanche, Fergal Suffin, Josh Fenton, Billy Phelan, Anthony Dunphy,
UNDER 12 - Kilmacow 1 St. Paul’s 2 Heartbreak for our boys as the visiting St. Paul’s won the match with virtually the last kick of the match. A very tight opening half ended scoreless. St. Paul’s took the lead ten minutes into the second half. Our boys equalised when Darragh McDonald went on a great run through the visitors’ defence and smashed home a great shot from the edge of the area. A draw would have been a good result for us but the winning goal for St. Paul’s right at the death was heartbreaking for our boys in a really good, exciting and tight match.
KILMACOW: Dylan Moore; Patrick Dollard (Capt.), Pádraig Dempsey, Tom Costelloe; Conor Lyons, Dean Scully, Tom Butler, Darragh McDonald; Brandon Walsh, Sean Blanchfield.
UNDER 13 - Kilmacow 2 Mooncoin 3 A poor first half display cost us dear in this derby match. Two of Mooncoin’s goals in that period should have been prevented. The match was even enough for 10 minutes but a disastrous 10 minutes later we were 3-0 down. After that our boys played much better and Darragh McDonald pulled a goal back before half time. Colm Dolan pulled another goal back early in the second half to make a real match of it. Unfortunately the deserved equaliser didn’t come despite the best efforts of the boys. Patrick Dollard thought he’d got the equaliser but it was disallowed for a dubious offside decision.
KILMACOW: Dylan Moore; Patrick Dollard, Patrick Connolly, Bill Dempsey, Paul Hennessy; Niall Bowe, Fintan Leech, Cormac Suffin; David Colleton, Colm Dolan, Darragh McDonald. Res.: Rory Leech, Dean Scully, Martin Moloney, Will Jolly, Liam Walsh, Adam Long.
Sports Complex Race Night - Kilmacow Sports Complex Committee will host a Race Night on this Saturday, 4th May, in The Fox’s Den. Admission is free and it promises to be a great night out. There will be ten races on the night. Tote betting facilities will be available for all punters.Kilmacow Sports Complex Committee urges everybody in Kilmacow and the surrounding area to converge on the Fox’s Den on Saturday night to support this event. There have been lots of improvements in the Sports Complex in recent years. Committee members are constantly coming up with plans to further improve facilities. Two brand new mowers will arrive shortly to enable us to keep the place looking in good shape. These have to be paid for and the race night will help. The newly opened playground is very popular with people not only from Kilmacow but indeed from all South Kilkenny and Waterford. We need all these people to help us put something back into the Sports Complex. By supporting our race night people have the perfect opportunity. Horses can be bought at €10 each and jockeys cost €5. Come along on Saturday night, support the event and have a great night out at the same time.
Clean up around Kilmacow - Almost 50 people participated in the Clean Up around Kilmacow on Sunday last, 28th April. Over 100 bags of rubbish were collected. Among the areas included in the cleanup were : Ballykeoghan, Dangan, Narabane, Ullid, Tiermore, Upper Street, Lower Street, Miltown, Dunkitt and Grannagh. A special word of thanks to Kilmacow Youth Club – leaders and members for their huge contribution to the clean up. Also thanks to those who helped with the coordination and collection of the rubbish. The support of Kilkenny County Council and An Taisce is gratefully acknowledged.
Table Quiz in aid of Cystic FibrosiS - A table quiz will be held in the Fox’s Den, Kilmacow on Friday, 17th May in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. The cost per table of four is €20. All support welcome.
Kilmacow Lotto - The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 6, 8, 13 and 22. There were three Match 3 winners. The Jackpot for next Thursday night is €9750.