Community Alert

Community Alert

Up to forty people attended the Community Alert meeting in Conlan’s, Booleigh on Tuesday, 24 February. Chaired by Councillor Martin Miley, it was also attended by Garda Seamus Muldowney from Ballitore.

Shortly, representatives will call to all houses in the area and request a mobile phone number which will form part of the “Text Alert” local network. Any suspicious activity will be sent to a central phone, which, in turn will be sent as a text straight to the well as to all mobiles on the system.

A nominal fee of €5 is requested from each household to cover expenses.

It was agreed at the meeting that Booleigh Community Alert and Kilmeade Community Alert would combine for this new arrangement.

The bonus of having this kind of alert system in place is that it can also be used to send messages on local social happenings, meetings etc.

What a wonderful and very simple idea, and, hopefully, when it’s up and running, our area, which has seen a spate of burglaries over the last number of years, will not only be more protected, but, what is put in place will be a deterrent to would be thieves.

Great credit and thanks to the organisers, and to Garda Seamus Muldowney who gave out his own mobile number to those gathered in Booleigh.

Next meeting of the Community Alert group will take place on Tuesday, 15 May at 8p.m., once again in Conlan’s, Booleigh, where everybody is welcome.

“Ni neart le chur le cheile…” there is strength in numbers.

Flying feet:

Results for the Kilmeade Figure Dancers from the BAILE ATH I FEIS in The Arch, Athy, on 22 April:FAIRY REEL (Grade- Senior A) Section a) 1ST prize winners- Naomi Cardiff, Rebecca Leech, Michaela Lawler.

4TH prize winners – Joseph Gorman, Niamh Keegan, Sophie Corcoran Section b) 3rd prize winners- Vivienne Kelly, Amy Kelly, Lauren Hickey, Sadhbh O’Rourke. 5th prize winners- Wayne Kelly, Michaela Leech, Nikitta Stynes, Megan Grufferty


Section a) 1st prize winners- Niamh Behan and Roisin Behan

Section b)1st prize winners- Aoife Tyrell and Casey Dargan.

3rd prize winners- Megan Morgan and Sophie Byrne


No winners TWO HAND REEL (Grade D) Section a)

4th prize winners- Emma Lawler and Emma O’Toole

Section b) 2nd prize winners- Sinead Ryan and Anne Tyrell

4th prize winners- Danielle Mackey and Codianne Perse


2nd prize winners- Abbey Stynes, Rachel Corcoran, Casey Dargan 4th prize winners- Roisin Behan, Nicole Cardiff and Helen Duffy

ANTRIM REEL (Grade- Senior A) Section a) 3rd prize winners- Joseph Gorman and Naomi Cardiff 5th prize winners-Kate Lawler and Niamh Keegan


1ST prize winners- Sadhbh O’Rourke, Lauren Hickey, Megan Grufferty, Michaela Leech, Amy Kelly, Vivienne Kelly, Nikitta Stynes and Wayne Kelly.

WALLS OF LIMERICK (Grade C, Section a) 5th prize winners- Nicole Cardiff, Helen Duffy

Section b) 4th prize winners- Sophie Alcock, Ashley Proctor.

5th prize winners- Danielle Mackey and Sinead Ryan


3rd prize winners- Caitlin Becton and Casey Dargan


Section a) 2nd prize winners- Grace Gibbons and Christine Dempsey Section b) 5th prize winners- Anne Tyrell and Sinead Ryan


2nd prize winners- Abbey Kane and Anne Tyrell

4th prize winners- Roisin and Niamh Behan

SIAMSE BEIRTE (Grade- Senior A)

Section a)

1st prize winners- Michaela Lawler, Rebecca Leech

5th prize winners – Niamh Keegan and Kate Lawler

Section b)

3rd prize winners- Lauren Hickey and Sabhdh O’Rourke


Section a)

1st prize winners- Niamh and Roisin Behan

3rd prize winners- Nicole Cardiff and Helen Duffy

Section b)

2nd prize winners- Abbey Kane and Anne Tyrell


5th prize winners- Caitlin Becton and Nicole Cardiff

WALLS OF LIMERICK (Grade D) Section a)2nd prize winners- Christine Dempsey and Grace Gibbons Section b) 3rd prize winners- Anne Tyrell and Sinead Ryan SIAMSE BEIRTE (Grade B)

1st prize winners- Rachel Corcoran and Abbey Stynes

THE CLONEEN JIG (Grade Senior A) 1st prize winners- Joseph Gorman, Naomi Cardiff

4th prize winners- Niamh Keegan, Kate Lawler

Charity Feis

Reminder from Deirdre Hempenstall that the Charity Feis this year will be held on 27 May at St. Laurences Complex. This year’s charities are The Michael Garry House for the Homeless in Newbridge and the Jonathan Mulhall Trust Fund.

Baby makes five

Nationally there’s a baby boom at the moment, and, this week, we introduce another little Kilmeadeite, Alicia Martha Whelan, daughter of Olive(nee Heffernan) and Padraig. Alicia Martha made her entry into the world on 20 March, weighing in at 8 lbs. 1 oz., at Mount Carmel Hospital Dublin, much to the joy of her parents and two big brothers, Patrick and Fionn, who now have a beautiful little baby sister to watch over.

Delighted family all round, none more so than Alicia Martha’s grandparents, Chris and Martha Heffernan and Mary and Paddy Whelan.

Congratulations to you all and welcome baby Alicia Martha.

Larries Lore:

Plenty of news from PRO Marion Griffith as follows:

LARRIES TEENAGE DISCO is on in the Complex this Friday 4 May for 1st & 2nd year students only, from 8.00pm to 11pm. Tickets are on sale @€10 each and are available from the clubhouse or from the following: Michelle Dargan (087)7952149, Eimhear Fox (086)2851736 and Caroline Liston (087)9359257, mineral bar only.


Southboard Go-Games are into their third week now and great displays from St Laurences teams in the first two rounds. Last Tuesday (24th) U/10’s Red team were at home v Athy. Alex Mackey, Caolan O Brien played well for Larries while Aodhan Cullen had a great game in goals. The amber team were away to Suncroft, another great game reported with Shane Jackman, Jordan Flood and Adam Murphy McKenna best for the Larries.

Thursday last saw some terrible weather conditions and the U12s Amber team’s match fell foul to the weather, however the Red team managed to host Eadestown on a very wet evening. Both teams served up a great game of intelligent football and best for the Larries were Tom Sheedy, Adam Mackey and Nick Jackman. The U/12’s A’s were away to Athy, best for Larries were Alex Dalton and Thomas O Brien.

The U8s were away to Moorefield last Saturday full details to follow next week.

Best of luck to all the underage teams in the games this week.


At Laurences Summercamp will run this year from July9th to13th . More details to follow very soon.

Field day

Another date for your diary is Sunday 10 June , our Annual Field Day, always a great family day out and a chance to meet other families in the area. If you have any novel or interesting ideas that you think would add to the fun of the day or if you can help out with any of the tried and tested sections of the Field Day we would love to hear from YOU! Contact Martina on 087 21897522.

Membership is still open for 2012 and all young players in the area are welcome to join in the fun. Registration is available at each training session or from Marcella in reception Mon-Fri 5.30pm until 9.30pm.

Don’t forget a full range of training gear is available at buy design in Crookstown.

Check out the club website for fixtures and other news


Dermot Breen reports that: St. Laurence’s Seniors had a free week last week in the Kildare Division 1 Camogie League and with four rounds played, they still remain unbeaten after two draws against Celbridge and Cappagh in the first two rounds followed by two wins on their latest outings. An easy win over Maynooth was followed by a win over Leixlip the highlight of which was an Aisling Treacy hat trick of goals. With two more matches to come against Johnstown Bridge and Clane we are still in contention to qualify for the final  stages. Congratulations to the Larries players, Niamh Breen, Carol Nolan, Ciara Tallon and Louise Keatly who were all part of the Kildare Junior team that won the Division 3 National League title when beating Armagh by a point in a nail biting Final in Ashbourne. Well done to all and best of luck for the Leinster and All Ireland campaigns.     

Rhys on the big screen

Multi Oscar nominated film “Albert Nobbs” has just opened in cinemas nationwide and, starring in it is a Kilmeadeite!

Six years old Rhys Burke, a pupil at Scoil Ide Naofa, son of Fiona and Paul, and member of Talented Kids Performing Arts School and Agency, Kilcullen, has a role in the film. Rhys is already a seasoned performer and stars, not only in television ads, but in some of the children’s programmes on RTE television. Rhys and his big brother Bradley credit Maureen Ward from Talented Kids with their success to date.

Incidentally Rhys and his friend, Fred Sage, are due to appear on “Hubble” on RTE 2 this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Arrive for Jonny

Aideen Treacy tells us that it’s “full steam ahead now for the “Arrive For Jonny” event next weekend, the 5 and 6 May.       The interest is still growing in this event and we expect a big support between vehicles, bicycles and runners.  Just a reminder to everyone who has sponsor cards to aim to return them to either Aideen Treacy, John Treacy or Ray Doyle this week to make registration for the various events easier on the day.     A special reminder to those of you who are going to drive, to ensure that your vehicles are roadworthy and insured.    Also, cyclists,  remember that all important cycling helmet!.   For those of you who would like to help out, contact Aideen on 087 7700789. We need assistance with catering and also some people who would give roadside assistance to the cyclists and runners.   Thank you to everyone who has offered to make cakes, currys, lasaganes, breads or to bring a few loaves to feed the hungry travellers.   You can bring these to either Narraghmore Village before 11.00 on Saturday next, 5 May, or to Crookstown Business Park before 1.00 where the catering van will collect your kind offerings.     

Once again, your support for this would be very much appreciated.