27 Jun 2022

Kill Johnstown news

Important meeting

Important meeting

An important date for your diary is Friday July 6 when Kill/ Johnstown GAA Club would greatly appreciate the attendance of all past and present members or any interested persons at an important meeting. The meeting will start at 8pm sharp and the future of the club will be discussed, so please try to be there.


Bingo takes place in the Kill GAA Hall every Thursday from 8.30 – 10pm. All welcome.

Lotto draw

In the Kill GAA lotto draw on June 18, the numbers drawn were 01, 04, 06 and 28. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €200 prize was claimed by one lucky winner - B Mills c/o Nichola, so well done. Next week’s jackpot is €9,900.

Kill GAA news

Membership is now due for 2012. Family membership is €120. adult membership €60, student and juvenile €50 and social membership costs €25.

The Street leagues concluded on Saturday June 23 with the final matches played followed by a BBQ. Many thanks to all who took part and also to those parents who helped make the event a success.

A fine away win for the U12’s at neighbours Ardclough was the only juvenile action this week.

St. Mary’s Past Pupils

St Mary’s College Past Pupils Union AGM is on Thursday June 28 at 8pm in the school, All support would be greatly appreciated. Please spread the word!

Talk on Sensory Processing Disorder

Dorothy Armstrong will host an information evening on sensory processing disorder in Naas Library on Tuesday June 26, beginning at 7pm. It is aimed at parents, teachers and those who work with this population. It will cover issues such as: What is a Sensory Processing Disorder? Strategies to help children with problems in this area, introduction to some of the toys from the Libraries Toys, Technology and Training collection that are of use to children with these issues.

Ardclough GAA walk

The Ardclough GAA family sponsored fun walk takes place on Saturday June 30 June at 2pm. The event is in aid of underage equipment and player cardiac screening - so please support.

How fair is the Fairdeal scheme?

The ‘Fairdeal Scheme’ was devised in 2009 by then Minister for Health, Mary Harney. At that time a three year review was built into the scheme. This is the scheme where you pay 80% of your income towards Nursing home fees and the remainder, up to a maximum of 15% of your estate is recovered after you have passed away.

This review is currently underway and submissions are being invited.

It is very important that submissions are made now as the Scheme could be tweaked to our disadvantage, especially as the Property Market has collapsed. Do you feel you have enough information to make up your mind about this scheme? Well, Engage-Kildare, the body co-ordinating opinion of older folk and older folk organisations towards making County Kildare a better place in which to grow old has organised a Forum meeting, and the main event will explain the ‘Fairdeal’ as it is, and how and to whom to make submissions.

Other items on the agenda will deal with Men’s Sheds which are popping up all over the County, the Changeover to Digital TV and on promoting Positive Mental Health in Older People. The meeting will take place in Clonard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare on Tuesday June 26 at 2pm.

Transport can be arranged at no cost to you if you would like to attend. Contact Denise on 0871411669 to avail of this.

Cemetery masses

Oughterard Cemetery Mass will take place on Wednesday June 27 at 7.30pm.

Cemetery Mass at St Corbans Cemetery, Naas, takes place on Wednesday, August 15 at 7.30pm. There will be no evening Mass in The Irish Martyrs, Ballycane this evening.

Two mile house Cemetery Mass will take place on Sunday, July 8 at 11am.

Bodenstown Cemetery Mass takes place on Sunday July 1 at 12noon. There will be no 12noon Mass in Sallins Church on this day.

Warning: do not leave your bag or personal belongings visible in your car while at the cemetery.

Music makers summer camp

Musical education and entertainment for senior infants to sixth class, Music Makers summer camp is on from August 20 – 2 from 10am to 2pm.

Contact Leslie McCarthy 087 6439207 or Siobhan Maguire 085 1653556.

Wheatfield estate mass

The annual outdoor mass in Wheatfield Estate, Ardclough, takes place on Friday July 6 at 8pm. All are welcome. Please note there will be no First Friday Exposition or Mass in Ardclough Church that night.

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.

Knock summer festival

The Knock Summer Festival is on July 28 for young people aged 17 - 30.

The event will feature interactive talks, prayer, testimonies from young people, drama and music.

Couch to 5k

Why not avail of the opportunity to join the Couch to 5k jogging group for beginners which has just started up in Kill? The training is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.30 - 8pm each evening in the car park of St. Brigid’s Parish Church, Kill, in aid of the CRY unit at Tallaght Hospital.

Poor Clare sisters

The Poor Clare Sisters are celebrating 800 years this year. There will be a special concelebrated Mass on Saturday June 30 at 2pm in St.

Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen, Carlow.

Employ Service

The Employ Service is supporting people with a disability to secure and maintain employment. Employability Service Job Coach will be available for meetings in the Obair Office, behind the Maxol Garage, Kilcullen Road on Friday mornings from 10am to 1pm.

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.

Dance Summer Camp

Moonwalkers School of Dance is holding a Dance Summer Camp in Caragh Community Centre from July 30 - August 3. Moonwalkers caters all types of dance ranging from Rock and Roll to Hip Hop.

The Dance Camp is suitable for boys and girls from the age of 4. €40 for the week and discounts are available for families with more than child taking part in the summer camp.

For more information call 085-7423411 or 086-1236303 or 045-860616.

Caragh GAA

Sports Prediction Sheets 2012: Please return prediction sheets this weekend any of the following: 1 McCormack’s Motor Factors. 2 Larry’s. 3 Daragh Barrrett (Organiser). The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Caragh GFC, Prosperous runs from Tuesday August 6 to Friday August 10. This is the week after the bank holiday and so is a 4 day camp.

The Cúl Camp provides boys and girls, between the ages of 6 and 13, with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

Prices: €50 first child (Note Cúl Camp website says €55 but price should be €50 for a 4 day camp - there will be a €5 refund on the day for those booked online). €45 2nd child. €40 3rd and 4th child. Each child receives a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp Kit and Kit Bag. Parents are en

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