There was no winner of the jackpot in the Kill GAA lotto draw on April 8. The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 14 and 25. The E200 prize had four divides: A. Byrne c/o C. Byrne; S. Higgins c/o P. Reid; T. Flynn c/o T. Flynn, and B, Bright c/o Nichola. Next week’s jackpot is €3,750.
Kill GAA briefs
The senior footballers travelled the short distance to play local rivals Eadestown in round 3 of the senior football league last weekend. In a game which the home side dominated Kill really dug deep in the last 15 minutes to grab a draw on a score-line of 0-12 to 1-09.
The Kill goal came from a well worked moved finished by Davy O’Kelly. Best for Kill were Kevin Corrigan, Alan Wren and Colie Brady.
Hard luck to the junior footballers and the intermediate hurlers who lost their recent league games, hopefully both teams can get victories in the next round.
Well done to the camogie team who defeated Naas on a score line of 1-02 to 0-02.
St Edwards came to Kill for the Feile C quarter final on April 5, and dominated the early exchanges. They quickly notched up four points to Kill’s one. Kill’s half backs of Michael O’Mahony, Dylan Johnston and David Hackett gradually curtailed the visitor’s menace enabling Kill’s midfield and forwards to grab the opportunity to come back into the game.
Outstanding at right half forward, Jack McCormack, scored three goals from distance midway through the first half to provide the inspiration for the rest of the Kill forward line. St Edwards responded with two well taken points ending the first half 3 points in arrears.
Kill upped the tempo immediately from the second half throw-in and Jake Nolan quickly put his imprint on the game with two well taken points. Kill’s forward line also played their part acting as the first line of defence. When not creating opportunities the Kill forwards chased and harried the opposition as exemplified by Niall Heaney who having given every ounce of energy was replaced by the talented Sean Jameson.
Kill almost took total control of the second half limiting the gallant St Edwards team to a handful of scores. As the final whistle sounded in this entertaining match the Kill players rejoiced in a comfortable victory. Man of the Match for Kill was Jack McCormack.
In the U14 Feile C Semi-Final, the final score was Raheens 3-10 Kill 0-5. This was a highly entertaining game which saw Raheens progress to the final having overcome the heroic efforts of the visitors from Kill. The first half score-line was, perhaps, not a fair reflection of the game when at the whistle Raheens led by 1-2 to 0-4. Kill who dominated for long periods conceded a rather soft goal and had at least 8 very close wides. After the re-start this seemed to have inspired the home team, who were much more accurate with each opportunity that they carved out.
Midway through the second half, although behind, Kill still were still contending strongly. Then a brace of goals from Raheens seemed to give the home team additional energy at a time when their continual chasing and tackling seemed to sap the energy from the Kill players. The home team both earned and deserved their win although Kill fought gamely to the final whistle. Man of the match for Kill was Michael O’Mahony.
We pray for William O’Rourke, 76 Rochford Park, Kill whose funeral mass took place in Kill Church on Tuesday last with burial afterwards in St Corban’s Cemetery, Naas. May he rest in peace.
Riverlawns Kill meeting
A meeting of Riverlawns residents takes place this evening, Tuesday April 16 at 7.30pm in the Parish Meeting Rooms.
Kill Tidy Towns
A meeting of Kill Tidy Towns will take place this evening, Tuesday 16 April at 8.30pm in the Parish meeting room. All members are asked to attend.
Ardclough clean up
The Ardclough Community Council is holding a big Spring Clean up every Saturday during April. Meet at Ardclough Church at 10.30am. Wear high viz, gloves and suitable footwear. The clean up lasts approximately two hours. All support appreciated.
Bingo in the Kill GAA Hall every Thursday from 8.30pm – 10pm. All welcome.
Kildare Diabetes Group
Kildare Diabetes Group is a support group for people with type 1 diabetes. They meet once a month to discuss lifestyles, what works to achieve better control, eating habits, to organise days out, etc. It is run by people with diabetes, who understand the challenges of having diabetes. The next meeting is on Wednesday, April 17, at 7.30pm in Lawlor’s Hotel, Naas. All type 1 diabetics and parents of children with type 1 are welcome to attend. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org Follow them on www.facebook.com/kildarediabetesgroup.
Kill History Group
Kill History Group’s next meeting is on Monday April 22 at 8.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room and featuring “Shane Argett”: a look at the 1641 Depositions, with Patrick Guinness. On Monday 27th May a talk on ‘If maps could speak: History of Ordnance Survey in Ireland’ (Dick Kirwan), and on Monday 24th June a talk entitled ‘An Irish outlaw in the time of Robin Hood’ (Aine Foley).