Kill Johnstown

Kill GAA lotto

Kill GAA lotto

The numbers drawn in the Kill GAA lotto on April 17, were 20, 21, 24 and 28. There was no jackpot winner, and there was also no winner of the E200 prize. The E100 prize had five divides: M Cassidy c/o J Behan; R Byrne c/o C Byrne; A O’Sullivan c/o P Confrey; C A O’Brien c/o Bar, and R Dunne c/o T Flynn. The jackpot next week is E8,700.

Kill GAA briefs

Kill juniors defeated Kilcock on a score line of 3-20 to 0-6 in their latest game of the league. This was another good team performance against a weak Kilcock side where a brace of Ciaran Behan goals put the team on the road to victory in the first half, a third goal from Kevin Downey early in the second half secured victory. On a night when a lot of the lads played well, Brian Caul, Ruairi Connolly and Paul Kirwan were excellent.

Kill seniors were defeated by Straffan on a scoreline of 2-08 to 1-09, this was another game where with a little bit of luck the lads could have sneaked a victory. Goals either side of the half time break where the foundation of Straffan victory, the lads fought to the end and could have sneaked a win only for the woodwork to come to Straffans rescue, best for the Kill team where Kevin Corrigan, Tony Spain and Stephan O’Leary were excellent on the night.

The Kill Hawkfield bad run of luck struck again as the Under 14 football team came up short in their Feile shield final against a strong Monesterevin side. Next for the team is the league campaign which begins in May. The bitter taste of defeat will only help this hard working group, training every Wednesday and Sunday morning.

The club would like to wish its deepest sympathies to Christina Gobbett on the passing of her father last week.

Daffodil Day at Kill NS

Well done to the teachers, pupils and parents at Kill National School who held a Daffodil Day in honour of former teacher the late Ms.

Hannah Foley, and raised E1620 for the Irish Cancer Society.

Kill Tidy Towns

The monthly meeting of Kill Tidy Towns group takes place tonight, Tuesday May 1, in the Parish Meeting room at 8pm.

Pieta House run

The Darkness into Light Walk/Run takes place at 4am on Saturday May 12 at Naas Racecourse in aid of Piete House Suicide Crisis Centre.

Register online at www.pieta.ie or contact Fintan Brett 087 2450063.

Zumba fitness sessions

Join in the new craze to have fun and get fit. Zumba Fitness sessions are starting tonight, Tuesday May 1, from 8- 9pm in Ardclough GAA Club. All welcome.

History group meeting

The next meeting of Kill History Group takes place on Monday 28 May at 8.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room. The topic is “The Congo“ and the speaker is Maj. Gen. Bill Dwyer (Rtd). All welcome.

Don’t forget to register

Registration forms for the Kill Community Games events will be distributed in Kill National School during the week, to be returned by Friday May 4.

Help out at Community Games

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the Kill and Johnstown Community Games field events on Saturday May 12 at 6.30pm in GAA, Kill, or at the athletic track events and family fun day which will be held on Sunday May 13 at 3pm your help would be most welcome. Thanks to the GAA for allowing us host these events. If anyone is interested in donating a spot prize, the children of Kill and Johnstown will be most grateful.

Sports events

The 2012 Community Games Sports Day will take place this year on Sunday, May 13, from 3-6pm. Field events will take place on Saturday, May 12, at 6.30pm. Volunteers welcome!

This year, Kill and Johnstown Community Games are organising a number of new events in addition to existing events such as basketball and pitch and putt.

If you are from the area and are interested in taking part in the events listed below, please contact the relevant person within the next few days so that entries may be organise and also to facilitate trials and/ or training where necessary.

Basketball: U.11 and U.13 boys and girls, telephone Shane Mullins at 086-6025711. U.16 boys and girls contact Ray Armstrong 086-8228989.

Rugby (Mini) U.11 (must be at least age 8 to enter) Niamh Lawlor 0863828531.

Rugby Tag U.14 mixed team - boys and girls (minimum age 11 years) Philip Lawlor:0868214653 Swimming – U.8, U.10, U.12, U.14, U.16 – boys and girls, Seamus Lenehan –086- 2310004.

Pitch and Putt – U.16 boys and girls (minimum age 11 years) contact: Karen O’Hagan:087-99725.

2km Cycling on Grass boys and girls, U. 12 and U. 14 (must be minimum age 9) Sally Donlon:087-2738398.

Futsal (similar to indoor soccer) U.13 Boys and Girls(minimum 10 years old) Tom McCarthy:087-6232222.

All winners at County level will qualify to take part in the National Community Games finals which take place over 2 weekends on August

17-19 and August 24-26, 2012.

There is a E2 entry fee for all the above events. As a voluntary organisation, all assistance would be appreciated. If you are interested in getting involved in the Community Games, please contact Niamh on 086-3828531.

International Euchatistic Congress

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in the RDS is on Tuesday June 12. Tickets E30. Contact the parish office to book your ticket immediately. Three and seven day passes for the RDS with option to attend the closing ceremony in Croke Park on June 17 also available. Contact the Parish Office for details.

Recent death

We pray for Brendan Mekitarian (late of Trim, Co Meath) who died in Las Vegas. May he rest in peace.

Friends of St. Luke’s

A church gate collection in aid of Friends of St. Luke’s Hospital will take place next week-end 5th/6th May. Please support.

Bingo

Come along and enjoy a game of bingo in the Kill GAA hall every Thursday from 8.30 to 10pm. All welcome.

Irish dancing classes

Ardclough GAA is the venue for Irish dancing classes every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm. Please contact Pearl Mahoney 087 9593625.

Seniors welcome

Senior members of the Kill community are invited to drop in for a cup of tea or coffee, a chat and some home made buns, after mass at about 10.20am, every Wednesday in the Parish Centre. Drop in, meet with friends and catch up on all the local news. All welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul

The Naas St. Vincent de Paul Furniture Shop in Naas is holding a furniture auction at the end of May. They are looking for good quality furniture for the auction. Collection and delivery service available.

For further information please contact (045) 899453.