Tomas Breathnach


Tomas Breathnach

Tribute to Angela Power

Tribute to Angela Power

It is with deep sadness that we report the recent passing of Angela Power, Forge Road, Narabane, Kilmacow. Angela died after a brief illness on Tuesday, 29th October at the Regional Hospital in Waterford. Angela was born in Bride Street, Wexford in 1938. She later lived with her grandmother at John Street, Wexford. She attended the nearby Mercy Convent School. At sixteen years of age she went to New Zealand to join the Mercy Order and to finish her education. She became a nun and worked as a teacher. She was also sacristan of her local church in Auckland. She remained with the Mercy Order for fourteen years in New Zealand but then decided to leave the order and moved to England in 1968. She lived in London with her mother, brother and sisters. She took up employment as a telephonist with British Telecom.

She married Jim Power (formerly of Morrison’s Road, Waterford) in 1971.

They lived in Hove (near Brighton) and later in the early 1980’s moved to Staffordshire. Following their retirements from work they came back to Ireland and settled in Kilmacow in 1991. Both of them took to their new home immediately and people locally took to them. Angela Became a member of the local guild of the ICA and Community Alert. She was a committed member of both groups and Angela became well known for her craft work, particularly her knitted dolls and crotchet. Her craft work was much sought after and she was always willing to advise and assist in all matters related to these crafts. She became sacristan at St. Senan’s Church in Kilmacow and became immersed in the preparation for all the church services including Sunday Mass, Christmas and Easter Services, feast-days, weddings, christenings and funerals. She was meticulous in the preparation of vestments, the cleaning of the church and attendance to the lay-out of the altar.

Father Flynn and Father O’Toole knew that they could absolutely depend on her in all matters. Everyone locally appreciated her quiet attention to detail and her willingness to cater for the needs of all in an unobtrusive way. Angela took a great interest in her garden and spent many hours from early Summer to late Autumn tending to her plants and flowers. Her most abiding interest was in her dogs. She loved dogs all her life and had a great understanding of their nature and character. She kept two dogs herself and she had a great bond with them. Angela was always someone you could go to for advice on the care and control of all breeds of dogs. She was a great neighbour and was always willing to lend a hand to someone who needed it. Angela was highly respected by all who knew her as she had time for people and took a great interest in their lives. The regard in which she was held was evidenced by the number of people who called to her house on the Forge Road to offer sympathies and by the large attendance at her funeral mass. In his homily at her funeral mass Fr. Flynn praised Angela’s contribution to the life of Kilmacow over the past twenty years. Fr. O’Toole and Fr. Muldowney concelebrated the Mass with him. Angela was pre-deceased by her husband, Jim who passed away in 2004 and by her sister, Tilly, who passed away in 2010. She is survived by her sisters Margaret and Elizabeth and by her brother, Thomas. She will be sadly missed by them, her nieces and nephews and by her many friends in Kilmacow.

The Big Breakfast

Kilmacow Hurling & Football Club and Kilmacow Camogie Club host another Big Breakfast morning. It takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday November 24th. Times are 10am to 12pm. Just €5 for adults and €3 for kids. There is an open invitation to all, for what is a very enjoyable and social occasion

Schoolboys’ Soccer

UNDER 11 Kilmacow 6 Railway 1 Our Under 11s scored an exciting victory over Railway in the Complex last Saturday. The bulk of the damage was done in the first half as our boys passed the ball really well which enabled them to score the goals to kill off any hopes that Railway had. Josh Fenton scored twice to add to his impressive tally. The other goals came from Nicholas Cass, Sam Duggan, James Foot and Paddy Regan. KILMACOW: Evan Walsh; Jack O’Neill, George O’Shea, Nick Kleijn, Josh Fenton, James Foot, Sam Duggan, Paddy Regan, Nicholas Cass. Res.: Tadhg Connolly, Sean Dowling, Calum Regan, Joshua O’Keeffe, Fionn Walsh.


Kilmacow 2 Park Rangers 0 Despite the fact that Park Rangers must be wondering how they lost the match, this was a great three points for our boys. The fact that they were at the international match the previous night may have had an effect on the performance it was our boys who scored twice to secure the victory and send them joint top of the table. Sean Blanchfield scored the first and the skipper, Darragh McDonald, got the second. KILMACOW: Dylan Moore; Brian O’Mara, Patrick Dollard, Pádraic Delahunty, Tom Costello; Sean Blanchfield, Tom Butler, Conor Lyons, Darragh McDonald; Dean Scully, Ian Mansfield. Res.: Rory Lehane, Kieran Wallis, Fergal Suffin, Brandon Walsh.


Stradbally 0 Kilmacow 1 This was an excellent performance from this team. It isn’t easy to win in Stradbally but the boys really earned it with this display. They dug deep and produced a solid display to earn the points. Stephen Mullally scored the vital goal. KILMACOW: Jake Harney, Fintan Leech, David Costello, Oisín O’Dwyer, Cormac Suffin; Rory Leech, Dale Carroll Morrow, Jack Whelton, Ryan Croke; Evan Duggan, Stephen Mullally. Res.: Shane Irish, Colm Dolan, Craig McAuliffe, Tony Murphy. INTERNATIONAL MATCH

Kilmacow Soccer Club on tour! A party of 41 boys and 10 adults made the journey to the Aviva Stadium on Friday to see the first match of the new management era. They had a great day out and thoroughly enjoyed the trip….apart from some and a lack of macadees!


The next quiz for this season will be in aid of the Parents’ Association of St. Senan’s Boys’ National School and will take place on Monday 2nd December. Don’t miss it! EIRGRID SUBMISSIONS

Over fifty people attended the final workshop for submissions on the Eirgrid Grid Link Project which was held in the Barrow Room in the Community Centre last Wednesday, 13th November. Submissions forms are still available at retail outlets around the parish.

Submissions can be made in writing to The Grid Link Project Manager, Eirgrid, PO Box 12213, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, by telephone at 1890 422 122 or by email to Please note the final date for submissions received is Tuesday, 26th November. Concert in the Community Centre A charity concert in aid of Rosedale, the Sports Complex and the Community Centre, will be Held in the Community Centre, Kilmacow at 8.00pm on Wednesday, 4th December. The concert Will feature Martin Flynn (from the USA) and many local artists. Tickets cost €10 and are available From retail outlets locally and from the above named committees. All support welcome. AGM

AGM of Kilmacow Hurling & Football Club will take place at 5.00pm on Sunday, 1st December in The Nore Room in Community Hall. All members are encouraged to attend. Anyone seeking to nominate a person to the Executive Committee or put forward a motion must return the completed form to Michael Ryan on or before Sunday 24th Nov . Soft copies of the form are available by e mailing secretary.kilmacow. Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM.


Kilmacow Camogie Club ends the year on a high This has been a very busy and successful year for Kilmacow Camogie Club, fielding teams from U6 to Junior level. Looking back on the last year the club has achieved quite a lot. The Clubs U12 girls took part in the Counties Go Games Blitz’s and mini leagues throughout thesu mmer, they made huge progress, while showing in particular a great team ethos, great fun was had and many friends were made along the way. This year’s U14 girls faced a huge challenge, while moving up another grade to Roinn B, this year’s panel was also very small with just 17 players. However the work rate of this bunch of girls was incredible all year, they had some fantastic results, losing only to James Stephens all year. They reached the Roinn B County Final which was played on the 31st August in Callan against James Stephens, while it wasn’t to be on the day, these girls can be extremely proud of their achievements this year. On the 3rd November, our U16 girls went up against Clara in the Roinn B Shield Final. This was an epic game that took place on the team’s home turf with a huge crowd. These girls put huge effort into this game and fought incredibly hard. This was a nail biting game but they battled all the way through until they pulled away the win in the later stages of the second half. At times the game got physical, showing the pure determination of both teams and they both would have deserved to win. But our girls showed some great skill and coming out on top with a great win for the club. The trainers and all those involved in the club wish to thank the players for their dedication and hard work this year. We look forward to next year and hope to once again bring silverware home to Kilmacow. The minor girls had a great year in reaching the Roinn C County Final. Also with limited numbers on the panel the girls showed great determination and hard work throughout the season. On route to the final there were very close contests and the girls showed great heart in overcoming a very good Slieverue side after a replay and Emeralds of Urlingford in the semi final. The County Final took place in Danesfort on the 20th October against Paulstown and it was an extremely close contest right up to the dying minutes. With a very strong second half display the girls fought to the bitter end but just came up short with a one point defeat. The girls were bitterly disappointed as it’s a very tough way to lose a county final but the majority of the girls have another year playing under this age so it will no doubt drive them on to go all the way next year! After a quiet year for our Junior team they once again travelled to Clane, Co. Kildare on the 5th October for what would be their last action of the 2013 season. This annual 7 a side tournament, attracts teams from all over Leinster. Our Junior panel was made up of a young team that is still growing and gaining experience. But this didn’t stop the girls from playing 3 games in the preliminary rounds and made it through to the quarter final. Here they played the very strong and physical Parnell’s team from Dublin. After a few injures, keeping the Red Cross busy, the girls come out on top with a one point lead. Then in the semi final they came up against a very experienced and strong team from Donard, co. Wicklow in which they were simply outclassed. Donard went on to eventually win out the tournament with ease. The girls are getting a step further each year and making progress. Huge things are expected from this panel of girls next year in the tournament. Another little bit of history was made for the club this year, as this was the club’s first year ever entering an U21 team. Our U21 panel took on a very strong O’Loughlin Gaels panel in their first ever championship match. The girls fought bravely but it was not to be on the day. This U21 panel is made up of a young team who have many years left under their belts and still have a lot to prove. The Big Breakfast’ returns for the second year running. After the great success of last year’s ‘ Big Breakfast’, both the Hurling and Camogie clubs in the parish have come together once again. This year’s breakfast takes place in Kilmacow Community Centre, on the 24th November from 10am till 12pm. The breakfast is in aid of a great cause, supporting two clubs within the parish. We are expecting a huge crowd once again, and would like to send a welcoming invitation to everyone that would like to support us and enjoy a full Irish breakfast for great value. The Annual Camogie Awards Night takes place on Saturday 30th November in the Community Centre at 8.00pm sharp. This is a night where we celebrate the success of the whole year. A presentation of medals and awards will be held with non-other than DJ Carey present on the night to give some words of wisdom. The club would like to send out a welcoming invitation to all families, friends, relatives and new members to come along on the night. With the season now over the Kilmacow Camogie Club would like to say a huge thank you to all players, parents and supporters for their help and support throughout the past year and will look forward to another successful year in 2014.