Thursday 22 February 2018

April history lecture

THE KILMACANOGUE History Society May lecture will take place in the Glenview Hotel. Titled "Do the Irish Speak English" it will be presented by Terry Dolan on Tuesday May 6th and as always, everyone is welcome.


THE INDEPENDENT Organisation are holding a Race night in the Glenview Hotel on Saturday 26th April at 8.30pm to defray costs for the forthcoming local election. A reminder to all that advertisements for the race booklet and sold horses/jockeys should be returned to Judy or Mildred before 9th April.


THERE WILL be a Charity Golf Classic held in Ballinastoe Golf Club in May run in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. The Golf Clubs Lady Captain Diana Massey is running the event and is appealing for your support. All funds raised will be going specifically to Valve Research. Katie Woods, a relation of Diana, is fronting the campaign for fundraising for the Irish Heart Foundation this year and telling her story to try and get people to donate to the research section. The research section are trying to develop a replacement valve using the patient's own cells, so it will grow with the child and stop repeated open heart surgery and help children like Katie. Katie is only 4 years and so far she has had open heart surgery three times.

So please come along on the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday, May 18 and play in the Classic which will be a 4 Ball Mixed Team Event.

The cost is just €100 per team and there will be some Fantastic Prizes, sponsored by Ultima. Snacks & Refreshments also included and to book a tee-time, please contact Diana on 086-3700562.


THE second outing of the season for the members of the Glencormac Inn Golf Society took place last Saturday in Curtlestown GC in Lucan. Three members shot 39 pts but Edmund Mulligan emerged the winner on a back nine countback, Simon Doyle was second and Liam Finnerty third. Paddy Byrne Snr won category One (36 pts), Trevor Carr category two (37 pts) and Jim 'Fair Do' McGrath took category three prize (31 pts). Kevin Molloy hit the longest Drive and also won the Front Nine (18 pts) while Paul Murphy won the back nine with 19 pts. Tom Creavin and Shay Quinn won the two nearest the pins. Other random scores was former Society Golfer of the Year Mark Quinn who shot 19 points overall. What happened there 'Quinner'?

The next outing of the society will take place on Saturday, May 10 in Blainroe G.C. and all second round match play games are to be done and dusted by then.


ALL OF The Glencormac United teams were in action over the weekend. Pride of place must go to the Senior team who beat Newtown United A in the semi-final of the Charlie Bishop Cup, 2-0.

The Glens were under pressure from the off against the current Wicklow Cup and Premier championships but battled for every ball and created a few chances of their own but it remained 0-0 at the break. Five minutes into the second period, Colm "Mo" Nolan got his head to a corner at the back post and placed it in the corner of the net. Newtown rallied and continued to pile on the pressure but found keeper Stephen Pepper and the defence in superb form.

On the 70th minute, Andy Free took a free and it sailed into the net and the large home support could sense a shock was on the card.

Shane Vickers then missed a great chance to make it three but it finished 2-0 and the Glens can prepare for another final.

It would be unfair (and impossible) to pick out the best players as everyone was excellent but what an effort by team captain Paul Devlin to play 45 minutes as he could barely walk last Tuesday due to back spasm, and what an example 'Our Devo' is to all. The final is scheduled for the May Bank Holiday in the Carlisle Grounds in Bray which also ties up with the Clubs 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance so it promises to be a truly historic weekend. The U8s played a blitz in Ashford and performed very well in their matches to the delight of their coach Andy Free.

The 9s had two matches recently. The first was away to Newtown on Tuesday evening and they were very narrowly beaten by a 3-2 margin by a very big and strong Newtown team. The young Glens did their best and were unlucky not to get a draw at least. Daniel Brady and Kieren Griffith scored a goal each with Erica Conroy, Shane Merriman, Conor Giles & Simon Jasinski all playing well. The 2nd game was on Friday evening away to Greystones B. A brilliant second half performance saw Glens grab an excellent 1-1 draw against another big team with Kieren Griffith scoring a great goal to level the match. Charlie Ward, Jack Carey, Matt Falecikowski, Josh Cahill and Michael Prendergast all played well. The 10s had an off day and suffered a 7-0 defeat at home to Wicklow Rovers. This team is in need of a few players so please contact Karl Bradshaw if you would like your child to play.


IF YOU want an item or a photograph of local interest to appear in the Kilmacanogue Diary, please contact Colm Mulligan on 086-8522653 or email before midday on Sunday as notes are submitted first thing Monday morning. Calls or emails on Monday mornings are just too late to edit and submit for the page.

Also, photos submitted need to be originals full size and not copies of originals as the pixels can appear blurred. Also, the Kilmacanogue Diary is only featured in the Bray People edition, a sample of these notes is in the Wicklow People each week but not all items.

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