Monasterevin seniors kick off their Division 1 league campaign Thursday 21st March away to Moorefield at 7.30.

Dinner dance

Monasterevin GFC celebrated last years success at their dinner dance in the Keadeen Hotel on Saturday 9th March. A great night was had by all in attendance. The senior men were presented with their Keogh Cup, Intermediate Championshio and Leinster Championship medals.

The club also presented the panel with a commerative plaque for their combined effort and success in the past year. The ladies were presented with their medals for their double league and championship successes last season.

> Clubman of the year went to James Forde while Breda Lawlor deservingly recieved the supporter of the year award.

All underage training back on Friday evening from 6.30 - 7.30. Great attendance the past few weeks all new players very welcome.


Our minor lads kept their excellent league form going on Sunday morning when they saw off the challenge of Sallins in Ballykelly on Sunday morning. Trailing by four points at half time the lads dug deep and outscored their opponents by 8 points in an excellent second half display to leave the final score Ballykelly 0:15 Sallins 0:11 Well done lads

Our u14 boys registered a win in the third round of the Feile on Sunday morning when they travelled to Robertstown. The lads came through on a scoreline of Ballykelly 2.6 Robertstown 3.1. They lads have now qualified for the qtr final of the Feile shield. Well done lads.

Our u14 girls welcomed Raheens and Milltown into club grounds on Sunday morning for a Feile blitz. The girls played really well in both games and can count themselves really unlucky not to win both games as it took last gasp scores in both games from their opponents to leave both matches finished as draw matches. The first game against Milltown finished 1:3 apiece while the second against Raheens finishing 1:4 all square. As Milltown registered a win against Raheens it will be Milltown who progress from the group but our girls can be very proud of their efforts.

Ballykelly GFC Lotto results 04/03. Jackpot 1400 euro. No winner. Numbers drawn 8, 15, 26, 27 €20 winners are, Ian Kelly c/o. I Kelly. Peter Moore c/o. P Moore. Declan Brereton c/o. P Hickey. Betty Whyte c/o. S Whyte. Pat Lawlor c/o. PJ Brennan.

Underage training has returned to the club. Training times are as follows. U6, U8, and U10 boys and girls are in on fridays from 6-7pm. U12 boy and girls are in from 7-8:15. Registration will take place on fridays during these times fro the next couple of weeks.

If your new to the community why not call down to speak to our many coaches and have a look at our facilities. You’ll be made very welcome with us

On behalf of the committee of Rhiain of hope: This committee was formed when a child from within our community was diagnosed with liver cancer. Rhíaín is twenty two months old. He is the youngest of five children. At the dawn of 2013 Rhíaín was diagnosed with liver cancer. Chemotherapy started within two weeks of diagnosis. Rhíaín will shortly travel to England where in King’s College Hospital London his treatment will continue further. Rhíaín, a little boy of smiles, a little boy of energy, a beautiful child who doesn’t understand, a little boy who knows not what lies ahead of him, but we know the enormity of the challenge Rhíaín and his family must overcome.

Community Games

Congratulation and well done to all children who have taken part at local and County level in many Community Games events. We have won a selection of medals at County level with two golds being won by Alex Murphy in Art and Christian Carroll in Art Modelling - well done to you both, they will go on to represent Kildare in Athlone in May. The Girls U13 Indoor Soccer Team also won County Gold, they went on and played Dublin in Round 1 of Leinster last weekend and won, they now go on to play Wicklow next week in Newbridge, good luck to them. We also won medals at County level in Swimming and Table Quiz.

We have children taking part in Cross County, Handwriting, Duathlon, Choir and Talent events in the upcoming weeks.

If you have an interest in taking part in getting involved please contact Margaret 087 4160700 or Teresa 086 8828949.

We are also looking for a coach for Girls U13 Basketball - if interested please contact Margaret/Teresa. We are looking for ongoing Volunteers to help run Community Games Events. We would like to be able to run the Athletics this year but we need volunteers to help, if you are interested please contact Margaret 087 4160700.

Talent Competition for Youth---Sponsored by Credit Unions of Chapter 7 . All age groups and any acts from singing, dance to juggling etc. .Great prizes.Heats will be held in Athy,Mountmellick and Naas.Final will be held in the Moat Theatre, Naas in May.Closing date for applications is 22 March at 6.00pm. Application forms available in Monasterevin Credit Union or your local credit union or email all details to Now is your time to shine either as a group or solo.

Derrlea/Aughrim Bog

Important meeting will be held on Saturday 23 March 2013 at 12 noon, to discuss Turf cutting & Road improvement.

St Padre Pios glove

The glove will be at the home of Betty Malone, Shindella, Rathangan on Sunday 24 March from 11.30am to 5.30pm. All welcome. For information contact 045525094.

Union of Parishes

Tractor & Classic Car run will take place on Easter Sunday 1 April 2013 .Registration at Bottley Lane, Portarlington at 12 noon.Start time 12.30pm sharp. Participation fee €20 per vehicle.Refreshments & Raffle in St Johns school, Monasterevin afterwards.


Parish Lotto.Numbers drawn on 12 March.03,05,19,24. Jackpot won by Jimmy Dunne.Winners of €20 M.Walsh,R.Kelly,T.Harrington,Sr Angela,M.Doyle. Jackpot now €1,000.Congratulations to all winners.

Monasterevin GFC Weekly draw 13/03/13 €150 Betty Keogh,€50 Keith Sharpe, Cormac Stapleton,Stacey & Kerry. Sellers prize D.Ransome.

Soccer Club Appeal

To all landowners.The club have nine juvenile teams playing from September to May.The adult teams play from February to October. Heavy usage, coupled with an extraordinarily wet eighteen months has caused considerable damage to both surfaces. The Club are appealing for the temporary use of an area approximately 100 X 80 Yards so it can carry out remedial work on their own playing surfaces.The existing Public Liability insurance will be transferred to the proposed area. If you can help, please contact Kevin 0868644782.


Monasterevin Gospel Choir wish to thank everyone who supported their recent fund raising collection at Supervalu.