Wednesday 19 June 2019

Kilmacanogue Diary

Glencormac United’s New U8 Team in their new kit kindly sponsored by Eddie Boxall Cars
Glencormac United’s New U8 Team in their new kit kindly sponsored by Eddie Boxall Cars

First Holy Communion - Best wishes to all the girls and boys of second class in Kilmacanogue National School, who will make their first Holy Communion this Saturday. We hope you and your families have a great day.

Plucks Golf Society

The members of Plucks Golf Society are eagerly awaiting their third outing of the season which takes place at 1;40n pm in the K Club. This is for the presidents prize (Paddy Byrne) and the draw was made on Sunday night and is as follows:

(Group 1) Brendan Finnerty, Louis Nally, Greg O'Donnell; (2) Jim Messitt, Colm Griffith, Tom Creavin and Jim McGrath; (3) Ian Devlin, Anthony McGrath, Gerard Tuohy and Paddy Byrne; (4) Ray Nally, Kevin Molloy, Ed Mulligan and Damian Whelan; (5) Alan O'Neill, Cian Bermingham, Paul Murphy and Eddie Byrne; (6) Trevor Carr, Mick Holly, Bob O'Donnell and Greg Cullen; (7) Mark Quinn, Paul Dunne, Tom Byrne and Danny Nolan. Prize giving back in Plucks Saturday evening.

Music in Calary

Following on from the Bank Holiday weekend concert, the next concert in the 'Music in Calary Series' will take place on Thursday, May 23, at 8 p.m. This concert will be performed by Deirdre Moynihan and the RTÉ Con Tempo Quartet and will feature a special concert to mark the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birth including the premiere of a new arrangement of Clara Schumann's '6 Lieder, Op. 13' for soprano and string quartet. In addition, they will play works by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Karl Weigl's Wartime Song Cycle. The concert is titled 'Sounds Secretly Coming to Life'. Tickets for this concert are €18 and €15 for concessions and, for further information or to book tickets, please ring John at 01 2818146 or email

GAA action

The senior team faced Bray on Sunday morning and lost by the narrowest of margins, 1-13 to 1-12. It was also a point in it at the break when Bray led 10 points to 1-06. Not much time to recover for the lads as they were due to face Carnew last night at home (Tuesday).

There was better news for the ladies as Clan na Gael faced Kilbride on Friday night in Enniskerry. Their manager for the night was Bob O'Donnell as dad Greg was away. The girls were in great form and had a comprehensive win by 12-18 to 1-03. Their player of the match was Orla Kearns with 3-06 and solid performances from Heather Blackburn (3-0), Laura O'Toole (2-04) and Shauna Kearns (1-02) all putting their shooting practice into action. Tara Costello and Saoirse King in midfield cut off Kilbrides attack and the backs also put in a solid stint to keep their scores to a minimum. Well done, ladies.

Soccer action

The Glencormac under-11s played out a 4-4 draw with Enniskerry. They came back from 2-0 down which was a great performance as they were missing a few players and started slowly but they put in a great performance in the second half. The goals came from Oisin Shortt, Oran Finnerty and two from Seán Prendergast. Seán Sweeney also had a great game in goals.

It was a tougher day for the under-13s however as they lost 8-0 to league leaders Avonmore. A few regulars were missing but Avonmore were very strong and play some great football. The Glens started well and held our own for first 10 minutes but heads went down after a few goals.

The seniors had two games last week. They lost to league leaders St Peter's 3-1 last Thursday night in the Vevay, Nay Watters with the goal.

Then on Sunday they faced Ashford Rovers in Ryders Field. It was 0-0 at the break but James Delahunty and Dean McCormack gave the Glens a 2-0 lead and the game seemed over when Nay Watters made it 3-0 on the 80th minute mark. However, Ashford were not giving up and managed to made it 3-3 on the 90th minute mark. However, Simon Doyle was to have the last say and he volleyed home right at the end to give the glens a 4-3 win.

All roads lead to Roundwood this Sunday at 2 p.m. when the Glens take on Newtown for a place in the Wicklow Cup Final, best of luck Glens.

Diary notes

If you want an item or a photograph of local interest to appear in the Kilmacanogue Diary, please contact Colm Mulligan at 086 8522653 or email by midday on Sunday and a reminder that notes are submitted first thing Monday morning. Calls or emails on.Monday mornings are just too late to edit and submit for the deadline and we need original photo's only as with copies, the pixels can appear blurred.

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