Kill/Johnstown

Ardclough hurling

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.

Celebrations

First Communion Day is on this Saturday May 19 in Ardclough at 11am and on Saturday May 26 in Kill.

Getting ready to start school

New Junior Infants (2012) who will be starting school in St. Anne’s National School, Ardclough, will visit the school on May 25.

Kill Tidy Towns

The next meeting of Kill Tidy Towns group is a special meeting which will take place on Tuesday May 15 at 8pm in the Parish Centre. All members are urged to attend.

Attention Glendara residents

The Glendara aerial/ television fee for 2012 is now due. Collection of the E80 will be held in the Kill GAA hall between 7.30 and 10pm on Thursday May 17.

Death

We pray for Emmet Brady,(Sheila Maguire’s brother) late of Celbridge and Malahide, Dublin. May he rest in peace.

Kill History Group

The next meeting of Kill History Group is on Monday May 28 which will include a talk on “The Congo” by Maj. Gen. Bill Dwyer (Rtd.). The final meeting 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.

Both meetings take place in the Parish Meeting Room at 8.30pm.

Eucharistic adoration

In preparation for the Eucharistic Congress, Eucharistic Adoration will take place on each Sunday of May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Kill GAA lotto

On May 8, the winning numbers in the Kill GAA lotto draw were 2, 11, 13 and 20. No one won the jackpot. The E200 prize was divided between four winners - Robert Byrne; Jenny Casey; Sylvia Kavanagh and Deborah Power. The next jackpot is E9,000.

Kill GAA briefs

Membership is now due for 2012. Family membership is E120, adult membership E60, student and juvenile membership costs E50 and social membership is E25.

The juniors footballers defeated Ballyteague in the latest round of the league on a score line of 2-12 to 3-03, the goals coming in either half from Ciaran Behan. This was the team’s best performance of the season so far with excellent performances from Donal O’Kelly, Paul Kirwan and Conor O’Hagan all helped achieve this victory.

Watch the match

Ardclough GAA Club will be open on Saturday May 19 for the Heineken Cup Final and the Champions League Final. There will also be great music that night with “Steely Booley.” Admission is free and free food will also be available.

Ardclough Community Games

The athletics heats in Ardclough Community Games will take place in Ardclough GAA Club on Saturday May 26 from 10am -1pm. Events for U.8 to U.16 boys and girls. Register on the Day.

Zumba fitness sessions

Join in the new craze to have fun and get fit. Zumba Fitness sessions continue on Tuesday nights from 8- 9pm in Ardclough GAA Club. All welcome.

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.

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.

Cake sale for hospital

The Friends of Naas Hospital are holding a cake sale at the Hospital on May 16th from 9.30am to noon. Donations of home baking welcome, or come along and buy some of the wonderful goodies on offer to support Friends Of Naas Hospital.

Visit to Carbury Castle

The members of Naas Local History Group and friends will be guests of Mr Seamus Cullen when they visit Carbury Castle next week. The visit will include inspection of the Colley Vault in the Church of Ireland to learn about the Colley Family and the Royal Family connection - following in the tracks of “The County Kildare Ancestors of Queen Elizabeth.” Assemble at Ballycane Church at 7pm on Thursday 17 May.

All welcome.

Furniture auction for funds

Naas St. Vincent de Paul are holding an auction in Naas Racecourse on Sunday May 20th. Viewing starts at noon and the auction commences at 2pm.

The group still welcomes donations of good quality furniture. For further information contact 045 899453. Delivery and collection service available. Please support this very worthy cause.

The Sound of Music

Brian Brady Youth Theatre presents The Sound of Music at the Moat Theatre from tonight Tuesday May 15, to Sunday May 20, week nights at 8 pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8 pm and on Sunday at 6 pm. Tickets are E10 each or E30 for a family of four. Set in 1930’s Austria, don’t miss this classic musical brought to you by Brian Brady Youth Theatre featuring timeless songs such as ‘Climb Every Mountain’ and ‘My Favourite Things’. Book your tickets at the box office, online or telephone 045 883030.

Pilates

Pilates six weeks course costing E75 is starting this Wednesday May 16. For more details contact K Leisure, on 045/881655 or email naas@kildareleisure.ie.

Yoga

A six weeks course in Yoga costing E75 is starting today, Tuesday May 15. For more details contact K Leisure on 045/881655 or email naas@kildareleisure.ie

Adult swimming

A six week course for adults in swimming is starting this week, with various lessons suitable for beginners and improvers. or more details contact K Leisure on 045/881655 or email naas@kildareleisure.ie.

Go racing

The next race meeting at Naas Racecourse is on Wednesday evening May 16, and featured the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Blue Wind Stakes (Group 3) E77,500. The first race is at 5.50pm and the last is at 8.50pm.

For E40 you can get admission, race card, dinner in the Panoramic Restaurant, tea/coffee and your table reserved for the day, or pay E53.50 for the four course dinner. Book online.

General admission is E15 with free E5 bookie betting voucher. OAP E9 with free tea/coffee Under 18s and students (under 26) go free (Id required.)

Try Tag Rugby

On Wednesday May 23, Naas RFC are hosting an Open and Try Tag for Free night to launch their season of Volkswagen Tag 2012. Kicking off at 7pm, you will have the chance to have a run around on-field and then kick back at the clubhouse, getting in the mood for the leagues. Tag shorts will be available for purchase. All are very welcome, players, teams or spectators. For more information and to register your team on Volkswagen TAG at Naas RFC, see www.irfutag.ie. The first competitive match nights Start the following week on Wednesday May 30th. Don’t forget to log on and register your team.

Stories for the Ear invitation

Kildare County Council Arts Service is inviting applications for the third volume in the Stories for the ear series. Young writers aged 12 - 21 living in or from County Kildare are invited to submit a short story to be included in the series. Now in its third year, Stories for the Ear is an audio showcase of sriters from the county. Volume one and two can be heard on www.kildare.ie/artsservice. To assist young writers in harnessing their literary talent, curator Neil Donnelly will host a series or creative writing workshops in April and May across Kildare in secondary schools and libraries. Dates and times will be on the website address above. Successful writers will have their story professionally recorded in the Platform4 audio and digital media studio, receive a one off payment of E120 for having their story included, receive 10 copies of their story on CD, have their work showcased on the Kildare Arts Service website and Youtube channel. Friday June 1 is the closing date.

Aspergers - making friends

An information evening on “Helping Children and Teens With Aspergers To Make Friends” for parents, teachers and individuals who work with young people with aspergers is taking place in Naas Library on Tuesday May 22 at 7pm. Issues that will be covered include: exploring the obstacles that can be faced by these children/teens when making friends and methods for enabling friendship development. No reservation required for this free information evening.

Golden Age of Italian Opera

This series of lectures on “The Golden Age of Italian Opera: from Rossini to Puccini” continues in Naas Library on Thursday May 17, 24 and 31, beginning at 8pm. All are welcome to attend these free talks, which are part of the Cav. Barbato Borza Memorial Lecture Series.

Al Anon

Is someone’s drinking affecting your life. Al-Anon can help. Meetings take place every Monday night at 8pm in the Parish Centre, Ballycane; on Wednesdays at 8.30pm in Parish Centre, Newbridge, Ph 431394; and on Thursdays in Aras Bríd, Parish Centre, Kildare, Ph 521352.

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.