SPECIAL OLYMPICS: A fantastic and well known organization is Special Olympics Ireland and they need your help! The Special Olympics Ireland's annual collection day, sponsored by eircom, will take place on Friday 27th April.
Volunteers are badly needed to look after collection points in Kilmacanogue. Even a few hours of your time will make a big difference. To find out more or to register, please visit www.specialolympics.ie/collectionday or contact (085-174 0748). For further information or enquiries, please contact Annemarie.butler@specialolympics.
A note of interest for all you Gardening enthusiasts is an invite to the Enniskerry Gardening Club next meeting which is on Wednesday 18th April at 8pm in the Parochial Hall, Enniskerry (beside Poppies). An illustrated talk entitled "The Herbaceous Border" will be given by Paddy Gleeson - Head Horticulturist in Woodies and Clem Spratt - Horticulturist (Bray Woodies). Non-members are welcome at just €5 entry.
Congratulation to Sean "Shapes" Creavin and Alisha Campbell on the birth of their first child, a baby girl which they have called Farah. Baby Farah made her grand entrance last Wednesday to the delight of her proud parents and delighted to report both mother and daughter are in flying form but "Shapes" is still trying to get over the shock of it all. Sean is a dedicated member of the coaching staff at Kilmacanogue Gaa Club all at the club wish to congratulate you on this happy event and also congratulations from former team mates at Glencormac United fc who will be enrolling Farah in the Soccer Academy in 2018 !
THE FAIRY HOUSE
Fairyhouse may be the place where the Irish Grand National was run on Easter Monday but in these parts, we have our own Fairies House. With a history going back to 1947, this famous land mark still sits alone on the way up to Carrigoona Mountain and has survived many hill fires over its term. Many children have visited it to leave a tooth to see would "The Fairies" perhaps leave some money under the pillow that night and it has great tradition over the years. Glencormac's Dermot Cranny is latest in a long line of people due great credit for keeping this tradition going and maintaining its appearance and others were Cathy Dwyer, the Cahills and the late Anne Kearney but we are sure there has been many more that have looked after it over the years. Please let me know of others to help fill in the years.
The committee of local Residents group K.A.R.A. have organised a big village and surrounding area clean-up for this Saturday (14th). Volunteers are asked to give up just two hours of their time and to meet at 10-30 am in the Glencormac Inn Carpark.
MUSIC IN CALARY
The National Chamber Choir, conducted by Paul Hillier, will be performing in Calary at the start of their 2012 national tour. The concert will take place on Wednesday 18th April starting at 8pm and tickets are €25 or €20 for concessions, which includes the post-concert reception. Due to unprecedented interest, please note that entry is by ticket only and these can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning John on (01) 2818146 or Derek on (01) 2818118.
The newly formed Quill Road and Glencap Residents Association now have 70 houses on the "books" for their recently launched Community Alert. After a huge turnout on the 27th of February in the Glenview Hotel and with the hard work of all of the committee members, all have made a huge success of the venture. At only €10 to register, the group were able to cover all the costs of signs and administration. The committee is delighted to help with any queries and are calling around to any of the houses they may have missed. So if you are living on the Quill Road or Glencap Lane/road and would like any further details, please email Quillglencapalert@gmail.com or contact any of the committee Eibhilín Lawlor Area Co-ordinator, Mairead Murphy, Johanna Giles Secretary/ Treasurer, Antonia Lawlor, Maureen O Rourke, Meriel Murdock, Trevor Lee, Hugh Ryder or Graham Bushe.
The now annual Easter Basket Draw took place last Holy Thursday night. This draw is a vital fundraiser for the 11th Wicklow Cub Scouts of Kilmacanogue and both the leaders and cubs would like to thank you all once again for your generosity and support. The lucky winners were; 1st Prize- Rhys Walsh (one of the cubs), 2nd Céire Kennedy c/o Kilmacanogue Post Office and 3rd was Rory Feelin (Arklow).
The annual Glencormac United FC will take place in the Glen of the Down's G.C. on the 1st June. A team of 4 is €240 and this year, the proceeds will be used to buy a defibrillator to have on sight. It is hoped that one never has cause to use it but it could save someone's life so a big push is on to make the classic a success. Tee-box Sponsors would be very much appreciated at €50 also. Contact Colm Mulligan on 086-8522653 to book your tee-time.
Glencormac United had 2 teams in action last weekend. The Academy was in the People's Park in Bray to play Shamrock Bhoys Academy and were very impressive in a trilling 3-3 draw. The young glens led 2-0 at halftime and then trailed 3-2 before a late equaliser shared the spoils. This was the final day of the 2011-12 Soccer Academy and all must thank coaches Paul Prendergast and Lar Meriman for the effort and dedication they have put in this year and prepared so many young stars for the U8 Season in September.
The seniors were away to Seaview Wanderers in Arklow under lights Saturday night. They trailed 3-0 at one stage but fought back to 3-3 through Simon Doyle, Mick Rooney and Paul Devlin but conceded two late goals to lose out 5-3. Niall Meldon had one of his best games in a glens shirt. A speedy recovery is wished to Shane Vickers who broke his nose recently and could not play in goal. However, Trevor "De Gea" Carr fulfilled a dream of playing in a position he has not appeared in before for the Glens and stepped between the posts to his credit but it has been decided he is perhaps not the understudy to Shane that was hoped (still, well done Trev lad!). The over 35s started back training at 6-45 last Wednesday and will continue to do so every Wednesday at the same time.
The Junior A team made it two wins from two on Sunday as they picked up a solid nine point victory over Dunlavin.
The lads racked up three goals on their way to a 1-07 to 3-10 victory. The Junior B team also recorded a comprehensive victory this week. On Thursday they took on St. Fergal's and the management were able to experiment and still pick up a very pleasing win.
Training gear (shorts, socks and training tops) are being ordered for the Junior A team so all players are asked to give their measurements to Sean Creavin if they have not already done so. Also on the agenda are membership fees. All club members should be aware that the fees for 2012 are now due and the club would ask them to be paid as quickly as possible. While you are paying those fees, why not cough up a few more euro and get yourself a Garden County Development draw ticket. Top prize is a very tasty €10,000 and there are 17 other cash prizes available. Pop into the Glencormac Inn to pick up a ticket or contact Brian Morgan on 087-1221565. Finally, Daryl Tighe is still seeking your help. Lucozade are running a competition that sees the sports club with the most Lucozade Sport or Lucozade Sport bottle caps awarded €10,000. So could you please collect as many bottle caps as possible and then give them to Daryl in Bray Recycling Centre.
GLENCORMAC INN G.S
The members of the Glencormac Inn Golf Society will once again return to the K-club This Saturday 14th April to play the Smurfit Course. Tee off time is 9-40 to 10-50 and green fees were due last Sunday evening when the draw took place for tee-times. Preliminary Rounds of the Singles should be played by this outing also.
The next outing of the Kilmacanogue G.S. will take place in Dunlaoghaire G.C., Ballyman Road on Saturday 21st April. Tee off time is from 3 pm and green fees must be paid by this Sunday (15th).
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