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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.


Congratulations to the children of Ardclough who celebrated their First Communion Day on Saturday. This Saturday May 26 it is the turn of children in Kill.

School starts

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.

Recent deaths

The death occurred on May 10 of Arthur Corrigan of Palmerstown Stud, Kill, in the loving care of the staff of St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.

Arthur; deeply regretted by his loving wife Rose Lima, his family, Murtagh, Joseph, Maria, Arthur, Joan, Bernadette and John, brother, sister, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Following Requiem Mass on Monday morning he was buried in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.

The death occurred on Tuesday May 15 of Nan Molloy, (nee Tancred) of Boston Road, Ardclough, peacefully, at home. Nan, loving wife of the late Jackie and mother of the late James; deeply regretted by her loving family, sons Dan, John, Pat, Ben and Paul, daughters Margaret, Mary and Carol, brother Jim, sister Peg, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces. nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Following Requiem Mass in St.

Anne’s Church, Ardclough, on Friday morning, burial was in Straffan Cemetery.

May they rest in peace.

Kill History Group

The next meeting of the Kill History Group will take place on Monday May 28, at 8.30 pm in the Parish Meeting Room.

The guest speaker this month will be Major General (Retd) Bill Dwyer who will speak about the Irish experience in the Congo fifty years ago. This was a momentous event in the history of the Irish armed forces and of the Irish people as a whole.

If you would like to hear more or, especially, if you or any member of your family had experience of those events, we would love you to come along next Monday.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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.

Annual mass for exam students

A Special Mass and prayers will be held on Saturday June 2, at 7.30pm in St. Brigid’s Church, Kill. All welcome.

Concert in St. John’s Church

The Kill Singers and the University Choir, Kerrville, Texas, are performing in St. John’s Church, Kill on Sunday May 27, at 8pm.

Tickets E10, E5 concessions. Admission by ticket only. All proceeds go to St. John’s Church. Contact Jackie Challoner 045 877309.

Kill Tidy Towns fundraiser

Kill Tidy Towns church gate collection takes place next weekend 26 and 27 May. Please support.

Anam concert

The Anam girls choir will be in concert on Sunday May 27 at 7.30pm in Kill Church. Tickets available at the door price E5. Come along and enjoy listening to these talented girls.

Kill Community Games results

The field events last weekend attracted the best young athletes from Kill and Johnstown and the following winners were announced.

Girls Under 8: 60 metres: Aisha Yar, Aobhinn O’Mahony, Ava Dunne. 80 metres: Aobhinn O’Mahony, Aisha Yar, Ava Dunne. Boys Under 8: 60 metres: Anu Otto, Max Foley, Todd Lawlor. 80 metres: Anu Otto, Max Foley, Todd Lawlor.

Girls Under 10: 60 metres hurdles: Michaela Nash, Emily McGee, Emma Carroll. 100 metres: Keisha Agboola, Emma Carroll, Michaela Nash. 200 metres: Sarah Reilly, Emily McGee, Emma Carroll. Boys Under 10: 60 metres hurdles: Tadgh Donoghue, Scott Gray, Adam Ludlow. 100 metres: Tadgh Donoghue, Liam O’Carroll, Scott Gray. 200 metres: Tadgh Donoghue, Patrick Gaire, Sean Kavanagh.

Girls Under 12: 100 metres: Laoise Lenehan, Cara Kennedy, Katie Fanning. 600 metres: Laoise Lenehan, Katie Fanning, Cara Kennedy. Boys Under 12: 100 metres: Donough Lawlor, Niall Stenson, Tadgh O Luasa.

600 metres: Cian Lawlor, Jamie Gaire, Evan Turner.

Girls Under 14: 100 metres: Aobhin Lenehan, Ashling Roche. 800 metres:

Aobhin Lenehan, Ashling Roche. Boys Under 14: 100 metres: Niall Rooney, Sean O’Neill, Michael O’Mahony. 800 metres: Sean O’Neill, Darragh Doyle, Michael O’Mahony.

Girls Under 16: 100 metres: Emma O’Neill, Eimear Broderick, Megan O’Neill. 1,500 Metres: Kerry Dwyer, Megan O’Neill. Boys Under 16: 100 metres: Liam O’Connor, Barry Donoghue, Craig McCormack. 1,500 metres: Liam O’Connor, Barry Donoghue, Craig McCormack.

Well done to everyone who took part or helped out on the day.

Kill GAA news

Lotto result for draw of May 14, the numbers drawn were 10, 16, 18 and 24 and there was no winner of the jackpot. The E200 prize had three divides - L Taylor c/o Nichola; V Ryan c/o P Confrey, and Sean c/o P Confrey. Next week’s jackpot is E9,150.

The junior footballers defeated Cappagh in the latest round of the league on a score line of 1-12 to 1-04, the goal coming in the first half from Donal O’Kelly. The lads put in an excellent second half performance, with some excellent scores from Ross Doyle, Sam Temple and Kevin Downey.

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.

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 The first competitive match nights Start the following week on Wednesday May 30th. Don’t forget to log on and register your team.

Lions Club gala concert

The annual Naas lions club gala concert has now been launched! The Baldonnel Singers with featured guests, Celine Byrne and Paul Linehan, along with the Army No. 1 Band will be performing at the Killashee House Hotel on Sunday May 27 at 8pm. Tickets are E25 each. Come enjoy a great night of entertainment and help support the main beneficiary of this event, the Moat Theatre in Naas. Buy your tickets before they sell out and help support the local theatre!