Kill Johnstown

Good bowling season

Good bowling season

As the bowling season draws a close, Kill Community Bowling Club can look back on a good season and reflect on what could have been a really great one. In the league, their division two team were on course for promotion until the very last series of games involving Caragh, Blessinton and Kill, with the home team missing out by a single point. It was a similar result in the open fours championship in Kill; again a single point was the difference, with players involved in all championship matches right up to semi finals. The division three team performed well in the Ned Byrne shield. Overall it has been a very good year and with some new members joining, the club can look forward to a bright future.

This weekend the last team competition of the season takes place with twelve players involved in Rathcoffey GAA centre.

New members are always welcome every Tuesday and Friday in Kill Community Hall. Now is a good time to join and by the time the new season comes around you could be playing in competition or just playing for fun.

GAA Lotto results

In the Kill GAA lotto draw on April 2, the numbers drawn were 13, 16, 20 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. The E200 prize was won by M. Byrne c/o J. Behan.

In the draw on April 10, the numbers drawn were 05, 12, 17 and 18. No one won the jackpot and the E200 prize was divided three ways, between A. Burthenshaw c/o Nichola; B. Caul c/o J. Behan, and M. Brady c/o P. Reid. Next week’s jackpot is E8,400.

Kill GAA briefs

The senior footballers were defeated by Ellistown in round 2 of the league last weekend. Best for Kill were Kevin Corrigan, Davey O’Kelly and Robbie Spain. In their next match they were defeated by Eadestown.

Best for Kill were Kevin Corrigan and D. Challoner.

The junior footballers started there league campaign off with a defeat on Monday last against neighbours Eadestown. Special mention must go to John O’Brien and Paul Kirwan who were excellent and got some very good scores. The junior footballers were also defeated last week by Straffan. Hopefully the team won’t be long in picking up their first brace of league points.

Kill U14 footballers made it through to the Feile Shield final with a victory over local rivals Eadestown. The game was played in a fine sporting fashion by both teams under near perfect conditions on Easter Saturday. Next up is a mouth-watering final against Monasterevin on April 2. All support needed and welcomed.

Kill under 16s continued their league campaign with a spirited away performance to Castledermot, and were defeated.

Kill GAA Awards Night

Kill GAA Club will hold their awards night on Saturday, April 28. The night promises to be a great event with the hurling team receiving their medals on winning the championship last year. Player of the year awards will also be presented to the football, camogie and ladies footballers on the night. Tickets are available from the bar.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library Service will be in Kill and Johnstown on Tuesday April 17. The service is open from 3-4pm in Johnstown and from 4.10 - 5.30pm, and 6 - 7.15pm in Kill. The mobile library is spacious and comfortable carrying a wide range of adult and children’s books, DVDs and magazines. Under 18s can join for free, adults pay just E6 a year, and the cost is just E2.50 for senior citizens, students and the unwaged. Internet access is also available subject to Broadband coverage.

First Communion

A reminder that all First Communion children with their parents/ guardians are invited to attend next Sunday’s 9.30am Mass in Ardclough or the 12.15pm Mass in Kill. The coordinating group of parents for Kill School will meet this week in the Parish Office on Tuesday April 17 at 8pm and in Ardclough school at 8.45pm.

Bake sale

Anam Girls Choir are holding a fundraising cake sale on next week-end Sunday 22 April in the Parish Meeting Room in Kill. Please support.

Hatha Yoga Class

Hatha Yoga Wednesday morning class takes place in Kill GAA from 10am to 11.30am. Wednesday night class is in Kill National School from 8pm-9.30pm starting Wednesday April 18. Contact Patricia on 086 0717384 or log on to

Scrap Saturday

Ardclough GAA Club are holding their final round- up in their fundraising Scrap Saturday project during April. If you have any items of scrap that you want to get rid of please contact any of the following: Maurice Byrne: 086-8129580; Johnny Lynam: 086-8010511; Liam Hogan: 086-2562118; Tony Carton: 087-7813044.

Community Games

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.

Recent death

The death occurred on Friday, April 6, of Eamonn Noonan of Glebe, Straffan, peacefully at Naas General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Eamonn, beloved father of the late Patricia, deeply regretted by his loving wife Tereasa, daughters Breda and Caroline, sons-in-law, grandchildren Emma, Killian, Conor, Neil and Ross, relatives and friends. Removal was from his home on Monday to Straffan Church for Mass, followed by burial in Straffan Cemetery.

May he 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.

Irish dancing classes

Ardclough GAA is the venue for Irish dancing classes every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm. Please contact Pearl Mahoney 087 9593625.

Seniors welcome

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

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.