A wonderful night was had by members and visitors alike at the monthly meeting held in Kelly’s Pub, Timahoe on 2nd May. A Titanic Centenary Commemorative Gold Crown Coin was presented to Mr. Owen Denneny in recognition of his period of nineteen years as Chairman of the St. Mochua’s Historical Society. A most enjoyable talk was then given by Mr. James Durney on Titanic - the Kildare connection. Teas, sandwiches and cakes pleasingly finished off the evening. A big thank you to all involved. The Society now looks forward to the annual outing on Saturday 9th June to Arigna and King House in Roscommon. Anyone wishing to join us on the day, please phone Carmel Darcy on 087 6779785.
Na Fianna Ladies GFC
Results: Ladies SFL Div 3 Na Fianna 4 -5 Kilcullen 2 – 7: Well done ladies. Girls U12 League Na Fianna 4 – 7 Celbridge 2 – 2: Well done girls. Hard luck on U14 girls who lost in the league on Wednesday evening on the score line of Na Fianna 1 – 6 Carbury 3 – 7. Hard luck on the U16 girls who lost the league semi final on Thursday evening on the score line of Na Fianna 3 – 8 Nurney/Kildangan 5 – 15. Ladies Senior Training on Mondays in Ballyteague and Thursdays in Allenwood at 7.30. Underage training on Tuesdays at 6.30 in Allenwood.
Milltown GFC Karaoke
Mass murder was committed against popular music last Saturday night in the Milltown Inn as the players got their groove on to raise funds for their training gear. Manager Alan Dignam proved to be a popular winner with Alan Jnr., crooning that well-known traditional Irish ballad, ‘Baggy Trousers’ by Madness. Another highlight was the Shania Twain ‘trio’, complete with short skirts, long wigs and hairy legs. The players have asked me to thank Aidan Raleigh for his kindness, and to Jimmy Dignam for his help in making the night go so well. The finale was an ensemble of all the players singing “Don’t Stop Believin’”. Well done to all and hopefully we will see the lads getting just rewards on the field over the next few weeks. Football: The players continue preparations for the upcoming championship match with the Reddy Cup Final against Robertstown next weekend. This trophy is in memory of former club stalwart Eamonn Reddy and will prove to be a great warm-up game for the championship, as well as the prize of two vital league points on offer. The game is currently fixed for Sunday 13th May at 3pm in Milltown and a large crowd is expected for this local derby. Check fixture list in the sports pages for confirmation. Championship Ticket: A deal has been secured with the County Board for club members to buy a ticket for all three of Milltown’s group games for a discounted price of €20. Contact Fran O’Sullivan or Joan Cash to purchase your ticket. Clothes Bank: The club wishes to remind the local community that the Clothes Bank in the club grounds is still taking donations is still taking donations. Cul Camp: Parents can now log onto kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie to register on-line for the 2012 Cul Camp. €5 discount available when using code from Kelloggs cereal packets. The camp is running on Tuesday 7 –Friday 10 August. No camp on Bank Holiday Monday. Club History: work is progressing nicely on the Club History and some wonderful old photographs have been unearthed. The search is on-going and, in particular, we are looking for any old camogie photographs or memorabilia.
Committee Meeting on Thursday next, May 10th in the Clubrooms at 9 p.m. Congratulations to our fine Minor team on winning the Div. 4 League Title against Rathangan on a score of 3 - 13 to 0 - 6. Senior football league Div. 2 Result of game played last Wednesday. Robertstown 0 - 9 Kill 1 – 8. Fixture: Away to Milltown on Sunday, May 13th at 3 p.m. 1st Round Intermediate Championship vs. Nurney on weekend May 18th to 20th. Senior Football League Div. 5 North: Robertstown continued on their unbeaten run with a good win over Straffan on a score of 2 - 13 to 0 - 3. Fixture: Away to Naas this Tuesday (to-night) at 7.30 p.m. 400 Club Raffle now in full swing with Tickets available from Club Secretary, Maurice Musgrave or any Committee Member @ € 10 each. Draw takes place in Dowlings, Robertstown on May 27th. 1st Prize € 1,000. Cul Camp from August 7th to August 10th. More details from Club Treasurer, Karen Price 087/7723513. Parents can log on to kelloggsculcamp.gaa.ie to register on line. Due to the fact that the ladies Mini Marathon is on in Dublin on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4th our Annual Sponsored walk in aid of the Underage Committee will now be held on Sunday, June 3rd. Our Clothes Recycling Day will also be held on the Sunday. Please look around the house in Wardrobes, Presses, Drawers and collect any Clothes, footwear etc. you no longer use and bring them to the Clubrooms on this day and help us to raise much needed finance for the Club. Championship Launch: The Kildare Championships Launch will take place in Hawkfield on Friday next May 11th. The County footballers and Hurlers will attend and all our young members, Under 12 down are invited to attend with their parents and mentors, indeed everyone is invited to meet with their heroes. It begins at 7 p.m. Try and wear your county colours and some Children’s games will be organised after 8 pm.
Eleson United Soccer Club
Kildare & District Soccer League . Premier Division. Result : Bridge United 0 Eleson United 4. Fixture : Away to Kilcullen on this Wednesday, May 9th at 7 p.m.
Well done to Kildare and Niall Carew for winning the National League. It’s well deserved for all the effort put in and best of luck in the upcoming championship. Watch your local paper for upcoming fixtures for our senior teams and good luck to both teams in their upcoming matches. Gaelic training for mothers, ladies over 18 continues every Friday at 6.15 pm in St Kevin’s clubhouse. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and get fit at the same time. All welcome and contact Sinead on085-1140139 for further details. Lotto results for the 1st May, 2012-Nojackpot winner Numbers Drawn 5,7,13,16. €40euro winners, D Holt c/o Jim Donohoe, Gerry O Connor c/o Tommy Butler, Deirdre Cribbin c/o Geraldine Kenna, Ciara Gordon c/o Willie Percival, Next week €17,800.
Allenwood seniors took on Johnstown Bridge on Saturday last with the Bridge coming out the stronger. The final score line read Allenwood 0-08 Johnstown Bridge 0-11. Best for Allenwood were Mick Mullins Mark Hogarty, Ernie Price, Noel Casey and Cormac Sullivan. Allenwood 2-08 Monasterevin 2-12: The Senior Bs put in a brave display on Monday night last, going down by only 4 points to league leaders Monasterevin. Best on the night were Martin Baneham, Eoin Smullen, Alan Smullen, Noel Donohoe and Scott Dunne. Scores came from the following Alan Smullen 1-03, David Burke 1-03, Shane Smullen 0-01, Martin Baneham 0-01. Senior Bs take on Rathangan at home Tuesday May 8th at 7.30pm. Seniors have a break this long weekend and take on Naas Sunday May 13th at 3pm in Naas. Please note all pitch bookings to go through Eamonn Moran 086-8039589. Congratulations to Johnny and all the Kildare squad on a terrific win in Croke Park winning the Division 2 League final. This was a great result for our captain fantastic and all involved with this great Kildare team. We hope this is only the beginning of the silverware for the team. Well done to all involved we look forward to a long footballing summer ahead. Cul Camp: 2012 Cul Camp will take place in Allenwood GFC from July 9th to 13th. You may avail of the special E5 discount when using a code from Kellogg cereal packets if you register on line. Parents can log onto kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie alternatively you may contact Annette Coyne on 087-1313219. Dates for Diary: Allenwood GFC golf classic will take place on June 22nd in Edenderry Golf club. Times and further details to follow.
Results: SFL Div 2 Ballyteague 2 - 6 Ellistown 0 – 13. SFL Div 5 Ballyteague 3 - 10 Naas 4 - 7. Fixtures: SFL Div 5 Tues 8th May Ballyteague away to Kill at 7.15. SFL Div 5 Thurs 10th May Ballyteague home to Carbury at 7.15. U10 league Tues 8th MayBallyteague home to Nurney at 7pm. U12 league Thurs 10th MayBallyteague away to Raheens B at 7pm. Well done to the U12’s from Ballyteague and Robertstown who put on a fine display of football in Ballyteague on Thursday evening. Underage training in the field on Tuesdays at 7. Congrats to Michael Hanley who celebrated his21st birthday recently. Well done to John Doyle and the Kildare Team on their great win over Tyrone on Sunday in Croke Park. Celebrations at last, here’s hoping it’s the first of many great days this year. All weather pitch available. Contact Marie at 0863626995 for great party deals. GYM opening hours, Mornings 10am to 12.30. Evenings 6.30 to 9.30. New members always welcome.