Fun Table Quiz

Fun Table Quiz

On Friday 8 June the Parent Teacher Association of Scoil na Naomh Uilig, have organised a fun quiz night and mega raffle for 8.15pm in Sarsfields GAA club. All are welcome. It is E40 per table of four. All monies raised will go towards new sports equipment for the gym and a new gym for children with special needs. Come along on the night or pre-book a table by contacting the PTA Chairperson Vinny Thorpe on 0872663414.


Noel Eccles will be giving a workshop for children at Riverbank prior to CAN Percussion playing on Thursday, 14 June. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the leading men in music. There are limited places, so book now at 045 448327.

Voodoo, Exorcism and Witchcraft are all part of a new musical event coming to Riverbank on Thursday, 7 June. Fitzrovia Radio Hour is on stage on Friday, 15 June. This theatre piece recreates the unique spirit of 1940’s radio plays. They also have a special guest, Trisha Deery, Illustrator and Author. The day will start with a very special story time session for younger children, where Trisha will introduce her charming new character, Miss Rosie Red, as she tries to decide what to wear to her friend’s party. An astronaut? A fairy? A dinosaur? Come along and join in the dressing-up fun! Later, Trisha will show budding artists some of the techniques she has developed in making greeting-cards. Workshops are from 2.30pm-3.30pm for 6-8yrs and cost €6. Book your tickt at the Box Office to at 045 448327 or log onto

Saint Conleth’s Community Games

The Area Athletics took place last week on Newbridge Athletic Club track with the largest entries for some time. There were some top class performances in both Boys and Girls events and medal presentations were made by Mayor Damian Molyneaux. The results were as follows: Girls U8 60m 1st Nina Anyanwu, 2nd Sorcha Bruce, 3rd Siofra Galvin. U8 80m: 1st Leanne Connors, 2nd Elena Kendrick 3rd, Sophie Fee. U10 100m: 1st Omason Ayavovo, 2nd Victory Ulamen, 3rd Eve Rowe. U10 200m: 1st Peace Etiofa, 2nd Phillipa, Kave 3rd Fernanda Kenny. U12 100m: 1st Sarah Murray, 2nd Tricia Kave, 3rd Karla Hyland. U12 600m: 1st Michelle Ilie, 2nd Dayna Carternewe, 3rd Ally Collins. U14 100m: 1st Molly Price, 2nd Juliet Odife, 3rd Precious Ola. U14 800m: 1st Aimee McGrath, 2nd Precious Oladimeji, 3rd Molly Nolan. U 14 Long Jump: 1st Rebecca Glynn. U16 100m: 1st Shauna Kendrick 2nd Jessica Nolan. Boys-U8 60m: 1st Jason Alade, 2nd Oisin Fagan, 3rd Dennis Kave. U8 80m: 1st Timothy Ulamen, 2nd Brandon Kane, 3rd Conor Speight. U10 100m: 1st Prosper Eshilama, 2nd Cormac Bruce, 3rd Runo Ayavovo. U10 200m: 1st Nathan Anyanwu, 2nd Stephen Sheridan, 3rd Rory Scanlon. U12 100m: 1st George Odife, 2nd Kevin Ajibola, 3rd Eliashe Eze. U12 600m: 1st Fiachra Galvin, 2nd Sean Murray, 3rd Fergal Bradley. U14 100m: 1st Kevin Kyne, 2nd Mark Dempsey, 3rd Shane Higgins. U24 800m: 1st Mark Glynn, 2nd Graham Donoghue, 3rd Adam Donoghue. U14 Long Jump: 1st Sean Sheridan, 2nd Trust Oriakhi, 3rd Michael Ugochukwu. U 14 Shot Putt: 1st Mark Freeman. U16 100m: 1st Aaron Doyle. The St. Conleth’s committee would like to thank Newbridge Community College, Pat Kyne, and Newbridge Athletic Club for the use of the track. The week came to an end with the Area Gymnastics competition and the results here were as follows: BOYS U8: 1st Patrick McGrath. U10: 1st Caolan Power, 2nd Liam O Connor. GIRLS-U10: 1st Clodagh Murphy, 2nd Shauna Hamilton, 3rd Lily Connolly. U 12: 1st Jenny Dillon. All of these children have now qualified to represent St. Conleth’s in the County Finals. The Athletics Finals will be held this year in Clongowes Wood College in Clane 27 and 28 June and a date is awaited for Gymnastics. Congratulations to all involved.

Athy Tri-Athlon Club training plan

If one of your goals is to complete a triathlon or to enter a relay team then, you are more than welcome to join Athy tri club in training and they will help motivate you and or your team to achieve that goal. Training times are as follows: Monday - cycle 30/40k at 7pm (meet at courthouse),Tuesday - open water swim at 7pm (meet at courthouse), Wednesday - brick session at 7pm (meet in rugby club), Thursday - run 5/10k at 7pm (meet at courthouse), Friday - open water swim at 7pm (meet at courthouse), Saturday cycle 30/40k at 10am (meet at courthouse), Sunday - cycle 20/30k at 9am (meet at courthouse), run 5/10k at 10am (meet at courthouse).

For more info check out the club’s facebook page or log on to

Athy Community First Responder

Athy Community First Responder is setting up in Athy and we need your help to help those close to you. Community First Responder Volunteers will be fully trained to perform CPR, to use an AED (Defibrillator) and perform Oxygen therapy. First Responders work in conjunction with the HSE to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives.

You can help by become a volunteer, come along to one of their training nights or support their fundraising efforts. For more information, contact Caitriona 085 1479500 or Paul 085 2289264.

Athy Bingo

Bingo takes place every Sunday at 3pm in Athy GAA Hall. Everyone is welcome for a fun activity on a Sunday afternoon.

Traffic Diversion moves on R418

The Traffic Diversion on the R418, due to watermain laying from Athy to Old Kilcullen, has being changed. The Diversion will be moved north to Hacklow Cross and traffic will be diverted via Calverstown Village. Works are ongoing at Ballyshannon Crossroads at Dowling’s Pub today, Tuesday.

The section from Ballyshannon Cross to Rathsillagh/Seven Stars Crossroads has re-opened. The new diversion will be in operation for approximately 4 weeks, and further diversions will follow on from this.

Athy Scouts – Operation Tent-the-Nation

Seven Scouts from the 5th Kildare (Athy) Scout Group have accepted an unusual challenge, Operation Tent-the-Nation, Code Name: 1-24-26. This challenge involves 7 Scouters driving to each of the 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland and pitching a tent in each of the 26 counties in 24 hours. From this challenge, they hope to raise enough money, not only to buy an AED for our Scout Den, but we hope to be able to purchase one for a Scout group in each of the 32 counties in the Republic of Ireland.

To achieve this, they need all the support and publicity available to us. The date of the challenge will be the 17th and 18th of August. They will start in Bundoran in Co. Donegal at 7pm and finish in their home town, Athy the following evening at, approximately, 7pm.

They have set up a text donation service and are also looking to businesses to donate money, food, fuel, publicity and all the other things that they need to complete the challenge. If you can help in any way, please contact at 086 8521719 or The challenge was launched on Sunday, 27th May.

Their quest is to raise 1000’s of euros and save 100’s of lives. They also want to have a big reception when they arrive back in Athy with the whole community coming together to toast their success.