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, and the time will be confirmed nearer the date.
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.
Art and Model Making
Well done to those who participated at the Community Games County Finals in Newbridge recently in Art and Model making.
Claire Brown came 3rd in Model making under 12, Lucy Hyland also came 3rd in Art under 12 and both Ceola and Liam Donlon took gold medals in Model making under 10.
A big thank you goes out to those who judged the competitions at local level-- Marie and Rory Mullen for judging the Art and teachers from Caragh Primary School for judging the Model Making and Hand writing competitions (both new events to Kill and Johnstown this year). Well done to the children who took part in the under 10 Handwriting competition in the County Finals in Athgarvan on Friday evening.
The community games cross county events took place last weekend in the Curragh. Well done to all who took part and special congratulations to The Lenehan Trio! Aoibhinn won gold under 14 in the 700m; Derry took bronze in the 1200m under 13 and Laoise won a silver under 12 500m. That was a lot of running!
Ardclough clean up
The Ardclough Community Council spring clean up continues this Saturday, April 14. Meet outside St. Anne’s Church at 10.30am. Come prepared to work, bring your gloves, high viz, spade, fork, rake. All welcome.
The Parish Office in Kill will re-open on Thursday, April 12, at 9.30am.
Many thanks to all those who have returned their Trocaire boxes. If you forgot it’s not too late, just do so as soon as possible.
A six weeks course in pilates begins in Kill GAA this week costing E65. Classes start on Monday, April 16, with beginners at 7pm, improvers at 8pm. Email Heidi at Pilates firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Heidi at 087 7976709.
Kill GAA lotto
The winning numbers in the Kill GAA lotto on April 2 were 13, 16, 20 and 28. There was no winner of the jackpot and the E200 prize winner was Margaret Byrne. The next jackpot is E8,250.
Sincere thanks from the parish to all who helped in Holy Week. The parish is most grateful to everyone who helped with Holy Week ceremonies; Sacristans, Liturgy Groups, Choirs, Altar Servers and those who trained them, Ministers of the Word and the Eucharist, Collectors, those who count the money, the Altar Society, everyone who helped to decorate the Churches with flowers and the Easter Garden etc. Thanks to everyone, without your help it just would not be possible.
The death occurred on Monday, April 2, of Anne Price (nee Howe), of Bishop Rogan Park, Kilcullen and late of Arch House, Johnstown. Beloved wife and mother, deeply regretted by her loving husband Sean, daughter Shauna, brothers, sisters, step children, aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. Funeral Liturgy was in the Church of the Sacred Heart and St. Brigid, Kilcullen followed by burial in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Kilcullen. May she rest in peace.
Come along and enjoy a game of bingo in the Kill GAA hall every Thursday from 8.30 to 10pm. All welcome.
Ardclough GAA is the venue for Irish dancing classes every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm. Please contact Pearl Mahoney 087 9593625.
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 shop
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.
Naas Special Olympics Club established in 2008 invites you to come join their club. Serving all areas in Kildare, it is a sports club for people with intellectual disabilities. Besides the physical benefits of sport Naas Special Olympics Club can change lives as athletes can develop both physically and emotionally. Athletes make new friends and the club enables athletes to achieve and win not only in sport but in their lives too. Naas Special Olympics club has a lot to offer. They meet every Monday evening, with the junior group meeting at 6pm and seniors at 7pm. To join the club as a member or volunteer please contact Jacinta secretary on 087 2229695.
HOPE(D) Helping Other People Endure Depression Counselling Services, are located at 3 Limerick Lane, Newbridge, serving the people of Naas too. Why not remember someone you loved and lost to suicide or help those suffering depression by taking part in The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on June 4, and help raise sponsorship for counselling services. Hope(d) provide qualified counsellors for people who may be suffering from, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and more.
Should you wish to run for HOPE(D) please don’t hesitate to contact Sean on 087 7708921.