Kilmacanogue Diary –

Kilbride Parish Table Quiz

Our neighbors in the parish of Kilbride are looking forward to their table quiz on Monday 7th November with all proceeds going to the parish treasury/upkeep. The venue is Plucks of Kilmacanogue at 19:30 and a table of four costs €40 with a cash prize for the winner.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Please note the date in your calendar.

Clan Na Gael Ladies Dinner Dance

Our local Clan Na Gael Women’s Team Committee and their supporters are making the final preparations for their upcoming annual dance supper. The event will take place on Saturday 19th November from 7pm until late at Summerhill House Hotel. Tickets are €60 each or €100 for a couple and a table of 10 can also be booked for €500.

Reservations can be made to book your space by contacting Naomi on 087 6228900 or Sarah on 087 2848908.

Girls football academy planned

Following the success of Glencormac’s senior women’s team this year and the interest and support generated, the Glencormac United Committee have decided to set up a girls’ football academy to have a team play in a league.

The aim is to first look at interested girls born between 2011 and 2014 and to develop them further from there. More details to come in the near future, but please spread the word.

Plucking trip 2022

Sixteen Plucks Society golfers returned to Kilmacanogue last Friday after a wonderful week of golf in Turkey. After an absence of three years, Mark Quinn has put a lot of effort into getting the trip back up and running and it has certainly been enjoyed by all.

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The members traveled to Turkey and played five rounds of golf in the beautiful Antalya area and there was not a drop of rain in sight on all seven days. There were four rounds of team events played in various formats and the final day was the Singles Captains away day, won by Society veteran Paddy ‘Bounty’ Byrne, who loves the heat and had a very impressive 34 points on the Lykia Links scored course.

One member who is no longer with us but loved the trip was Aidan Kane and Tom Byrne won his commemorative ‘par 3’ trophy.

Members would like to thank organizer Mark Quinn for all his efforts and now focus on the final outing of the Society at Powerscourt Golf Club on Saturday 12th November with a start time of 11am

Journal notes by Kilmacanogue

Please remember we love to hear local news and events for the Kilmacanogue diary and if you would like an article or photo of local interest to appear in the diary please email colm no later than Sunday noon. [email protected] .

A reminder that the notes will be submitted first thing on Monday morning. If you have a celebration or event that you would like to feature, please send it to me.

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football action

A few teams were in action last weekend but it was also a tough weekend for the Glens. The U-10 players were away in Arklow Town and played a 4-4 thriller. Darren Redmond scored a hat-trick with Nathan Mulligan, who was also on the scoresheet, in a superb team effort.

The U11s traveled to Carnew on Saturday morning and won 4-0 in another solid performance from this young side.

There were four different scorers that day, with Freddie Martin, Eoin Dunne, Grace Draper and a 20-yard screamer from Woody Duff completing the day’s total. Manager John Hall was delighted with the performance which ended in torrential rain for the final 10 minutes.

The U12s were also at Shillelagh on Saturday morning but had a tough day, losing 5-0. The first half was a close affair and it was 0-0 at the break. However, the hosts upped their game after the restart, netting the Glens for five.

The team is short on numbers and needs a few more players for judging (2010 vintage) especially for the new season in February 2023. Woody, Freddie, Harry and Alex U11s came over from Carnew to help and were awarded along with a fantastic performance from Sam Moraghan. Bad luck, under 12 year olds. The under-13s traveled to Coolboy on Sunday morning. Their hosts were a larger and more physical side and won 5-1. Dylan Crowley scored the Glens goal with Riley Ivory and Tadgh Reynolds for the team.

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The seniors played Wicklow Town at home on Sunday afternoon and had a bad day, losing 6-0. It was a tight first half but the Glens gave away two soft goals in quick succession down the middle and were 2-0 down at the break. They started well but conceded four more goals as the second half progressed. The positive results included a fine performance from 17-year-old David Honan and the return of Niall Meldon, but the Glens need to bring back some injured crew members very quickly to get things back on track.

GAA News

That editor was away last week and as a result didn’t give two young GAA teams the coverage their recent performances deserved.

The Clan Na Gael Ladies U16 team defeated Blessington in their Shield final on a wet morning in Laragh. Captain Niamh Blackbyrne proudly accepted the trophy on behalf of her team, to the delight of all fans and coaches Mick Blackbyrne and Eamon Skelly.

The boys under 15 are having a quiet season and it’s not over yet. After winning their league, their section in the Féile, they conquered the U15 shield by beating Naomh Eoin Gaels 3-17 to 2-06. Captain Ben Maguire proudly raised the shield and now the U15 Championship is the ultimate goal for the team and coaches Garreth Power and Ed Bradshaw. Well done for both teams.


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