Confirmation On Sunday the 11th of March four of our young people, Alley Stanley, Josh Miller, Cian Moody and Andrew Hawkins were confirmed by Archbishop Michael in Athy Parish church. I would like to thank Rev. Cliff and the parishioners of Athy for their hospitality. At the service the candidates were presented with a prayer book as well as a What would Jesus do? arm band. Each of the candidates, as part of their preparations wrote a letter to themselves outlining where they would see themselves in six months time. Hopefully when they receive the letters in September they will have grown in their commitment to God and Confirmation will have marked a new beginning in terms of their relationship with God and will not have become a graduation ceremony from the church.
Castledermot & Kinneagh Parish are having an Easter Whist Drive on Tuesday the 10th of April at 8:30pm in St James School Hall.
Narraghmore and Timolin Parish Whist will take place on Saturday the 14th of April at 8:30pm in Timolin Hall.
A family Bingo nite is being organised by Timolin NS PTA on the Wednesday the 11th of April at 7:30pm in Timolin Hall. Everyone welcome.
Vintage road run
Easter Sunday 8th April at 2:00pm the Moone Classic and Vintage Road Run will take place. Entertainment from 12:30. Finger food, music by The Shamrockers and charity auction after the road run in the Sportsmans Inn Timolin. Proceeds in aid of Moone Hall and the Scout Den project in Timolin. Everyone is welcome.
Grangenolvin GFC participated in the parade in Athy on St. Patrick’s Day. We feel that it was a success and would like to thank everyone who helped and took part. A special thank you to Eugene Byrne for the use of his lorry and to Catherine Davis in Liffey Mills for her assistance with materials for our float. Thanks to our musicians Kevin Peters, Kevin Casey, Jason Lambe and John O’ Brien and to Trish O’ Brien and Gavin Farrell for being fantastic sports. Most of all too all the children who turned up on the day, a very big thank you.
The 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.
Club open night
The club will be holding an “Opening Night” on April 6th 2012 at 7.30pm in the Clanard Court Hotel Athy. This will be a highly informative evening for parents and children. The night will include the following topics: Club history, Club structure, Alcohol and substance awareness, Nutrition in young athletes, Coach Education, A young players Experience of the club, Club development, The club from a ladies perspective. There will also be a contribution from some high profile guest speakers who will tell us about their experience of their own clubs. A question and answer session will follow. The presentation on alcohol and substance awareness, nutrition and coach education will be given by trained professionals working in the specific area.
This is open to parents and children already involved in the club and parents from the surrounding community who wish to become involved in the club. Tea and coffee will be served and a welcome will be extended to all. If further information is required contact Sabrina Dooley 087 3220792 or P.J. Doyle 086 2226015. We look forward to welcoming you to Grangenolvin GFC.
Mens adult training
Training for Adult men continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm. New members welcome.
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.
The first 2012 outing of the Molly/sportsman’s Inn Golf Society will take place on Saturday March 10 at Mount Juliet, and future events include Saturday April 7 Druid’s Glen, Saturday May 1 - Palmerstown House, (P.G.A.), Sunday June 10 - The K Club. Society membership is now due (€10). Contact Pat Doyle 086 3942004, or Bernard Higgins on 086 8727959.
Moone Celtic FC
Ladies training for all ages takes place every saturday. For times, contact Anthony Hegarty on 087 4112196.