Kill|/Johnstown

Community Games National Success

Community Games National Success

Heartiest congratulations to Derry Lenehan and his Kildare team who finished third in the Community Games National Cross country U.13 finals recently held in Athlone. Also, a great achievement for Ceola Donlon who took the fourth place medal in Girls Model making U10. This was Kill and Johnstown’s first time participating in Model Making so well done!

Kill Tidy Towns

Thanks to all those who collected and contributed to the recent church gate collection for Kill Tidy Towns. The total came to E1,230.

Summer social

Ardclough Community Council has organised a Summer Social Evening is on this Saturday June 16. Meet at triangle at 6.30pm returning to the GAA club for a buffet (€5 per person) and banter! All ages welcome.

Zumba dancing

Zumba dancing has resumed for a five week course starting this evening, Tuesday June 12, at 8pm in Ardclough GAA Club. All welcome.

Couch to 5k

Why not avail of the opportunity to join the Couch to 5k jogging group for beginners which has just started up in Kill? The training is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.30 - 8pm each evening in the car park of St. Brigid’s Parish Church, Kill, in aid of the CRY unit at Tallaght Hospital.

Bingo

Bingo takes place in Kill GAA hall every Thursday from 8.30pm – 10pm, All welcome.

Kill GAA

The numbers drawn in the Kill GAA lotto on June 5 were 11, 20, 26 and 27. There was no winner of the jackpot and the €200 prize went to T. Christian c/o T Flynn, so congratulations! Next week’s jackpot is €9,600.

The senior footballers played two games within the last week they were defeated by Ballyteague on a score line of 2-10 to 0-13.

More recently the lads had a fine away win to Kilcullen on a score line of 2-07 to 0-07.

The junior footballers continued on their winning ways with a hard fought win over Maynooth on a score line of 1-11 to 1-10.

The U11 footballers had a fine home win against Two Mile House.

The U14 footballers continued this week with a fine home win to round towers, fielding an under strength side the lads showed some fine defense coming out best on a score line of 3-4 to 2-6.

The team played away to local rivals Eadestown and again fielding a very much under strength team they were badly beaten and finished a disappointing league campaign with2 victories to their credit.

Eucharistic congress

If you are attending the Eucharist Congress event on Sunday June 17 in Croke Park, tickets booked and paid for through the Parish will be available for collection from the parish Office this week. Bus times to follow.

Kill GAA Street Leagues

Kill GAA Street Leagues commenced on Monday June 11. All participants must wear their allocated team colours. Finals on Saturday 23rd including a BBQ at E5 per person.

Concern

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the Concern Church Gate Collection recently. Also thanks to the collectors. The total raised came to €1,300.

Poor Clare sisters

The Poor Clare Sisters are celebrating 800 years this year. There will be a special concelebrated Mass on Saturday June 30 at 2pm in St. Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen, Carlow.

An Gorta Mor

Thanks to everyone who collected and contributed to the recent An Gorta More collection. A total of E415 was raised for this worthy cause.

Ice Cream fun

Scoil Bhride national school, Kill, held an ice cream day for Downes Syndrome Ireland. The school raised €1400.

Green Flag

Scoil Bhríde National School, Kill, has been awarded its second Green Flag. This flag is for Energy Conservation. The Green Schools Committee in the school has put a huge effort in to getting this flag over the past year. The amount of energy being used was carefully monitored all year.

The results were graphed and all the children were enlisted to try and reduce the energy consumption in the school. As a result of their efforts and the highly efficient design of the school (they have a BER rating of A3) the cost of electricity in the school has decreased by 60% in comparison to the old school.

This is a fantastic achievement and great credit is due to the Green Schools Committee. Four members of the committee - two teachers Ms. Moynihan and Ms. Reynolds plus Ciara and Matthew were invited to Croke Park on Monday 21st May to receive the flag.

And to celebrate this achievement they organised a flag raising ceremony with Kildare football star Johnny Doyle officially raising the flag.

Well done to everyone at the school on this brilliant achievement.

Kill ICA

The ICA will meet on the third Monday of the month in the new St. Brigid’s National School Kill. Next meeting is on Monday, June 18, at 8 pm. All are welcome to join and are assured of a Cead Mile Failte.

Employ Service

The Employ Service is supporting people with a disability to secure and maintain employment. Employability Service Job Coach will be available for meetings in the Obair Office, behind the Maxol Garage, Kilcullen Road on Friday mornings from 10am to 1pm.

Kill History Group

The final meeting of Kill History Group before the summer break is on Monday June 25 when the title of the talk will be “Are you mad also?”when Ciaran Mc Cabe will detail the events surrounding the murder of RIC Sergeant Michael Rogan and his family in Ballinadrumna near Enfield 1882. The meeting will take place in the Parish Meeting Room at 8.30pm.

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.

Ardclough hurling

Juvenile hurling training takes place every Friday evening in Ardclough GAA Club from 6pm onwards. This includes the nursery group (ages 4-6), Under 8, Under 9, Under 10 and Under 12. Boys and girls of all ages and standards are catered for. If you are new to the area or would like your child to play hurling with a rural club, please bring them along or contact Padraic O’Malley, telephone 087-2898282 for further details.