Monday 22 April 2019

Kilmacanogue diary

Community news

Easter Masses. The Easter Mass Times have been announced and are as follows: Holy Thursday (18th) The Mass of the Lords Supper will be at 7.30 p.m. On Good Friday (19th) The Stations of the Cross will be midday and led by Legion of Mary and choir. On Easter Sunday (21st), the Mass is at the normal time of 10 a.m.

Mile clean-up

Residents of Glencormac are organising a clean-up of the road and ditches for this Saturday, April 13. Volunteers are meeting at Glencormac Green at 10 a.m. Gloves, litter pickers and bags will be provided and it would be nice to see as many residents, including children take part. This is being organised as part of the Pure Mile initiative and will be an on-going project to keep our road clean and free of litter and fly tipping.

Soccer action

The seniors travelled to Carnew for the quarter final of the Wicklow Cup and advanced to the semi's for a second year in a row after a hard earned 2-1 victory. Nay Watters hit the net in the first half but Carnew equalised with 20 minutes to go after the Glens just could not take their chances. It looked like extra time was on the cards before Stephen Kirwan rose highest at the back post to head home with three minutes left and the glens held out. This was a fantastic effort by all the players but a special mention to Cian McGoldrick who had to step into goals yesterday and done very well.

The under-15s drew 1-1 with Ashford Rovers in their Premier Division Plate Group B clash, Bradley Cullen with the goal. The Glens started poorly in the first half and just couldn't get going and went in at half time level 0-0. The second half, saw a different Glens team who were much better and took the lead through Bradley Cullen and then missed numerous chances before they paid the price and Ashford equalised with the very last kick of the game and both had a point to start the plate off.

The 14s were beaten 4-2 away to Arklow United. Kieron Griffith and Ryan Clarke got the goals with Mickey Doyle having a great game for the Glens.

The under-12s lost 5-0 away to St Anthony's but played a lot better than the score line suggests and Alan Condon was delighted with their efforts.

The under-10s also played St Anthony's and shared a 6-6 thriller. The Glens goals were shared by Ben Merrigan, Darragh Murray and Killian Kearns and the standout players were Darragh Murray and Luke Dunne. The under-eights were also away to St Anthony's where there were lots of goals with Eoin Devlin and Ethan Rooney scoring a few for the Glens.

GAA club news

The senior team travelled to Dunlavin on Sunday last for week five of the Division 1 league. It was a tight first half and Kilmacanogue went in at the break trailing by two points, 05 points to 03 points. However, in the second half Dunlavin got two goals and eventually won by 2-11 to 1-05.

The under-11s travelled to Blessington last week and had a great 27 points to 13 points victory while the under-sevens and under-nines had some great games in Rathnew last Friday night despite the wet weather.

There was a huge crowd in Kilmacanogue for the local derby when the under-12 girls Clan na Gael faced An Tochar. This was a great effort from both teams but it was Clan na Gael that came out on top by 5-05 to 1-01 with Hazel Prendergast player of the match.

Plucks Golf Society

The second outing for Plucks Golf Society will take place in Arklow Golf Club this Saturday at 11 a.m. The draw was made on Sunday night and is as follows. (1) Tom Creavin, Graham Tighe, Kevin Molloy, Robert Moore; (2) Paul Murphy, Paul Dunne, Eddie Byrne, Colm Griffith; (3) Ray Lyster, Anthony McGrath, Jim McGrath, Mick Holly; (4) Ed Mulligan, Peter McKeown, Mark Quinn, Shay Quinn; (5) Louis Nally, John Lyster, Brendan Finnerty and Trevor Carr; (6) Ian Devlin, Colm Mulligan, Jim Messitt, Tom Byrne; (7) Ray Nally, Shay Keane, Cian Bermingham, Gerry Tuohy; (8) Paddy Byrne, Greg O'Donnell, Bob O'Donnell, Tommy Kinsella. The presentation of prizes will take place in Plucks Bar at 8 p.m. Good luck to all the golfers.

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