Castledermot and Kinneagh Annual Barbeque and Draw will take place on Saturday 16th June. Please put the date in your diary.
Garda Band Concert
A joint fundraising initiative between Castledermot and Kinneagh Parish and the local Roman Catholic parish. The concert will take place in Colaiste Lorcain Castledermot on thursday the 18th of October. Please put the date in your diary.
Sun May 20: 9:00am Narraghmore HC; 10:10am Kinneagh family service followed by tea, 11:30am Timolin HC
Sun May 27, 10:00am Narraghmore Pentecost Service followed by tea; 11:30am Timolin Pentecost service; 11:30am Castledermot Pentecost service.
The Walking Group meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the High Cross Inn at 8:00pm. Participants are invited to donate one euro a night in support of St Brigid’s Hospice Kildare.
Moone Celtic U/14
On Monday evening 14th May at 7.30pm Moone Celtics U/14 Premier team will play Templeogue United in Ballyowen Park, Lucan. What makes this fixture remarkable is that they are competing for a place in the SFAI All Ireland Cup Final. And whatever about reigning champions Templeogue United competing at this stage once again, the small townsland of Moone have every reason to be especially proud of their U/14 players. By getting to this stage Moone created history not alone for their club but also for the Kildare & District Underage League in which they compete.
Moone have battled their way through to the last four of the competition in phenomenal fashion. Along the way Moone have managed to bring about upsets by knocking out teams, each with much larger selection pools of players; namely fellow Kildare side Newbridge Town, Wicklow sides Arklow Town and Enniskerry; Kells Blackwater from Meath, Gorey Rangers from Wexford and Carrigaline United from Cork.
In the U/14 cup open to entrants from the whole of the country Moone find themselves standing in the final four of 336 original entrants. With Moone underage structure only being in place for seven seasons this achievement is all the more remarkable.
Clearly this remarkable achievement owes much to the devotion, coaching and management skills of their mentors Niall Kearins, Christy Doran and Gerry Jackson. Previous coaches Sean Davis and Ger Keenan also deserve special mention for moulding this side towards this achievement. Another person deserving of great credit in this achievement is Aidan Byrne. Under his leadership as Chairman the club has gone from strength to strength with facilities improving to match the great aspirations of the players and coaches.
All support in this semi-final would be greatly appreciated as due to the luck of the draw Moone find themselves without home advantage for the fifth round of the seven to date. No doubt this team will produce another performance to be very proud of.
Squad: Mark Jackson, Mark McGinley, Dylan Kennedy, Mark Glynn, David Lambe, Mikey O’ Brien, Conor O’ Sullivan, Paul Huntington, Josh Miller, Luke Kerins, Stephen Coyne, Evan Stephenson, Oran Bergin, Daniel Kelly, Eric Doran, Mark Liederith, Mark Lawler & Kieran Farrell’.
The next outing of the Molly/Sportsman’s Inn Golf Society is on Sunday June 10 - The K Club. Society membership is now due (€10). Contact Pat Doyle 086 3942004, or Bernard Higgins on 086 8727959.
Keep fit classes
The South Kildare Active Retirement Group continue with their “Keep Fit Classes: in Moone Hall every Wednesday morning at 10.30am. The course is being conducted by Liam Flannery, Fit For Life Instructor. All ages most welcome.
Baltinglass and South Kildare Active Retirement Associations are arranging a five day holiday to Clare on June 18. Enquiries to Maureen Cullen or Agnes Donoghue 087 2645882.
Parish fundraising cards
Cards in aid of Parish funds in Moone Parish Hall every tuesday evening at 9pm, Single hand 25, Top score €75. All card players welcome.
The Jim Roche Memorial Festival of Road Races will take place again this year on Saturday August 11 at 10am start and finish in Moone. Tony Donoghue tells me “this is the third year of this event featuring the famous Kilomaraton 16-2K equal to 16.3 miles. The Race will start and finish in Moone taking in the townsland of Broomtown, Burtown, Nicholestown, Kilkea Village, Belan, Moone High Cross Inn and home via the R448 (the old N 9) to Timolin and ending back in Moone. There is also a a 10K 6.2 mile on part of the same course and races for juveniles consisting 100 yards, 500 meters and 1/4 Kilomarathon four miles on the old 10K course - Killealen Cross, Commonstown, Timolin and Moone”. Enquiries to Tony at 087 2645882.
Kilomarathon Ireland are hosting a fund-raising Table Quiz in Paddy O’Bien’s, Timolin at 8.30pm on Friday June 15 in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. Table of four costs €40. Please support.
Grangenolvin GFC members draw. 1st prize €1,000, 2nd prize €500, 3rd prize €200 two €100 prizes and two €50 prizes. Draw will take place in the club house on the 16th of June at 9:30pm. Tickets €10 contact Helena on 0857318747 . Tickets can be bought at under age training on Saturday mornings.
UP-COMING FIXTURES SFL Div 3
Wednesday 23rd May at 7:30pm in Cappagh: (Round 8) - Grange v Cappagh.
Sunday 27th May at 3:00pm in Grange: (Round 9) - Grange v Rheben.
Training for children aged 4 – 12 years of age every Saturday morning from 11 – 12 in grange pitch. New players welcome. Refreshment provided for all children and tea or coffee and a chat for the parents. Call down Saturday all welcome.
Mens adult training
Training for Adult men continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm. New members welcome.
Walking/exercise women’s group
The Grange walking/exercise group has generated great interest. People have been turning out in good numbers. For information regarding same please contact Sabrina Dooley on 087/3220792.