CAROLS ON THE GREEN
One of the highlights over the festive period is the ever popular "Carols on The Green" in Kilmacanogue and this year, the Angelic voices rang out last Saturday evening after mass. Great credit must go to Eileen O'sullivan who organises this event every year to help and encourage people to get into the festive spirit. MASS TIMES
While many are looking forward to the Xmas holidays, the festive period will be a busy time for Fr. Walsh. This Saturday (24th), there will be two masses at 6 pm (Family Mass) and 9 pm. On Christmas Day, the mass will take place at the usual time of 11-15. Thereafter, from the 26th, the morning mass will be at 9-30 am. Both Fr Walsh and Fr. Sinnott would like to wish all parishioners a very happy and peaceful Christmas. KILBRIDE PARISH
Our near neighbours in Kilbride Parish held a Carol service last Sunday afternoon which was enjoyed by all present. Afterwards, refreshments were served.
On Christmas day the service in Kilbride will be at 10 am and in Powerscourt at 11.30 am. Happy Christmas to our nearest parish neighbours from us all in Kilmacanogue. CALARY CHURCH
A reminder that the Christmas Day Service & Holy Communion will be at 9.30am. A happy Xmas is wished to all parishioners and patrons of the church. WOMAN'S SOCIETY
The committee of the Kilmacanogues Ladies Society would like to wish all their members and their families a very happy Christmas. Now in its sixth year (and it was said it would never last), the ladies ran a series of events of 2011 and all had another great and most enjoyable year. XMAS PARTIES
The Tom Mulligan Branch of the Labour Party Kilmacanogue held their annual social night in the Glencormac Inn Kilmacanogue last Saturday week and the Rockfield Park, Carrigoona Close and Sugarloaf View Residents Association hosted their Xmas Night last Saturday and both nights were thoroughly enjoyed and turned out to be a great success.
The Residents Association held their bumper Xmas Draw on the night and the committee would like to thank everyone who helped out and supported the draw which provides a vital income for the committee to maintain the estate in its prize winning manner. Finally, both organizations would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas. SOCCER
The Glencormac senior team were in action last Sunday and they faced a tough test at home to Wicklow Rovers. After a 91 drubbing at the hands of the same opposition earlier in the year, glens can consider themselves very unfortunate not to take all three points as Rovers claimed a late equalizer to finish at 2-2. Niall Meldon coolly slotted away a first half equalizer to leave it 1-1 at the break.
Kevin Redden hit a cracker to leave glens on target for a win they deserved but were got out near the end from a setpiece. However, the whole team were excellent on the day and can be proud of the way they have turned around their season of late.
Colm Griffith's Under 8s had a little gathering in the Community Hall last Saturday morning. The team were presented with a selection box and a trophy to mark their league success. However, one noticeable absentee was star midfielder John Fox who was in hospital recovering from pneumonia. Delighted to report that he is now home making a full recovery and all his teammates would like to send him their best wishes.
Finally, Happy Xmas to all the Clubs Junior Stars and their parents, players and the community of Kilmacanogue whose generosity over the years has managed to keep the club going. GAA NEWS
The Kilmacanogue Gaa Club, its members and friends held a E.G.M. on Tuesday night (13th Dec) in the Parish Hall. A heated debate took place with the possibility of amalgamating with Enniskerry Gaa Club at all levels on the agenda. Emigration has really hit Kilmacanogue hard this year and some players are also hanging up the boots so the option has to be considered and will be voted on at the A.G.M. early in the New Year. All at Kilmacanogue GAA Club would like to thank everyone for their support in what was a great year for the club and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. CHARITY MATCHES
The annual charity matches run by Glencormac United will take place on Tuesday 27th December. The first game is for the Joe Molloy Memorial Shield and the present U10 and U11 Squads will battle it out at 1pm. This game is normally between the coaches and the oldest junior team but with emigration and the U11s the oldest junior team, it is not possible this year.
The Benny Finnerty memorial cup will take place at 2 pm. This will feature the present Glencormac Senior Team against the over 35s and promises to be a lively affair. All proceeds are shared among the Irish Heart Foundation and Bray Cancer Support so keep the day free if you can and support both games. SANTA IS ON HIS WAY! ting your notes to me on a regular basis for the Kilmacanogue District News. For such a small community, it never ceases to amaze me what takes place each week and this is all due to the fantastic volunteers we have in our community who give up their time to provide so much activity for our youth and slightly older generation. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very happy and peaceful Christmas. REMEMBERED FONDLY
Every year, the community of Kilmacanogue losses some of its own but 2011 was a particularly tough year as we lost some young folk well before their time. A first Christmas without a loved one is always a difficult period but Kilmacanogue is a close knit community and we would like to remind all those families that they are in our thoughts. The Kilmacanogue Diary would like to thank Santa Claus for contacting us again this year and checking to see if all the boys and girls were really good in Kilmacanogue in 2011.
Of course the only answer was a big Yes to Santa but he did ask that all the children made sure they go to bed early Christmas Eve as he is very busy on the night and does not want to be disturbed or held up on his travels.
If you can leave out some water for the reindeer and a bit of cake for Santa he would be very grateful and we all might get what we wished for. We better do what Santa says Kids! HAPPY XMAS
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