The late Tom Murphy RIP
Sad news recently when we heard of the passing of Thomas (Tom) Murphy. Tom lived on the Upper Dargle Road in Bray but well known to us as his daughter is Cathy O’Toole and he was a popular visitor to our community.
Tom, who was also formerly from Enniskerry, passed away at St. Vincent’s University Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Marie and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his son David, daughter Cathy, son-in-law Fergus, daughter-in-law Christine, grandchildren Rachel, David, Sean, Sinead, Rebecca, Sarah and Laura, great grandchildren Kate, Lily, Ryan, Emily and Darragh, brother Frank, sisters Maureen and Kathleen, extended family and friends.
His funeral cortège walked from Sunnybank last Friday morning to St. Peter’s Church, Little Bray for the Funeral Mass followed by burial in Springfield Cemetery and a large crowd were in attendance to say a final farewell. Tom is now reunited with with Marie but deepest sympathy from all your friends and neighbours at this sad time.
Cardiac First Responders
Our fantastic Kilmacanogue First Responders are back in action and they held their Annual General Meeting recently. Following the meeting, Christy King, Brian Hayden and Ed Byrne are the new Trustees of the Group. Martin Hayes is the Group Coordinator, Anne-Marie Hayes is Secretary, Brian Hayden is Treasurer and John Cox is Team Leader.
All Cardiac First Responder groups were stood down in March 2020, due to the Pandemic and KCFR are now preparing to go back on call. They will be training monthly and hope to go back live in January or February 2023. The group welcome all new members and if there is anyone interested in joining, please come along to the monthly training or just contact Martin Hayes on 086-2636117 for a chat.
Crafts Class day change
A new and unique class started recently in our community with over 30 in attendance. Elaine Harris came up with the idea for a Craft Workshop which takes place now on Wednesdays in the Kilmacanogue Parish Hall. The idea is to either learn or share your crafts skills in Knitting, Baking, Sewing, foraging, Cooking, making (safe) lotions and potions and Gardening skills and it promises to be a great class when up and running.
The time is 8-15pm – 9.45pm and this week (Wednesday 23rd), the group will continue with Knitting and Crochet. €4 is the suggested donation each week if you are interested. For more information, please contact Elaine on 087 2287101 or email Elahar@gmail.com.
The Glens had three teams in action last Sunday. The U10s were away to Arklow Town and came away with a 4-1 win. Nathan Mulligan is in great form and scored another two goals with Darren Redmond and Cian Murray Quinn also scoring but Logan Farrell was also in great form between the posts for the glens.
The U11s faced a tough Semi Final against Avonmore in Newtown. Playing against a team from a higher level, the Glens gave it their all despite a 5-0 defeat and manager John Hall was very proud of their achievement in getting to the semi-final.
There was more heartbreak for the club as the U13s also lost their semi-final in the cruellest of ways. They made the worst possible start by conceding 2 goals within the first 10 minutes. Sam Moraghan pulled one back from a tight angle and Cian Levins then levelled up matters before the break. Jude Leahy gave the glens a 2nd half lead but Coolboy equalised with 5 minutes left and it went to extra time. There was no more goals and so it went to a penalty shoot out in which Coolboy won 5-4. It was a disappointing way to end the season but managers Paddy Merrigan and Jonathon Murray are extremely proud of the squad throughout the year.
Girls Soccer Academy
Following the success of the Glencormac Senior Ladies team this year and interest and support generated, the Glencormac United Committee decided to try launch a Girls Soccer Academy with the few to getting a team playing in a league.
The aim is to look at girls interested and born between the years 2011 to 2014 initially and take it from there. Three sessions have now taken place in Ryders and will continue every Saturday at 2-30. Best wishes to all these young ladies, Please spread the word of this start up.
Final Plucks golf outing
The last outing of a very successful Plucks Golf Society Season took place in Powerscourt Golf Club recently. It was a great day for Paul Dunne who not only won the days outing, his success also saw him clinch the Golfer of the Year Award, a great achievement considering he only played 4 outings this year. It was also a special day for Bob O’Donnell who hit a fantastic Hole in One on the 6th hole, something a lot of golfers only dream of.
Big thanks again to Shane and Caroline from Plucks for sponsoring the goodie bags throughout the year for all 7 outings. A reminder to all members that the Societies AGM will take place on Monday 5th of December in Plucks at 8-30 pm.