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Eddie Byrne at his 60th Birthday Party in Plucks on Saturday.

Eddie Byrne at his 60th Birthday Party in Plucks on Saturday.

Some of the Academy Superstars enjoying the fun at Glencormac United Football Academy for 5 years + girls and boys which takes place in Ryders Field on the Quill Road every Saturday morning at 10am.

Some of the Academy Superstars enjoying the fun at Glencormac United Football Academy for 5 years + girls and boys which takes place in Ryders Field on the Quill Road every Saturday morning at 10am.

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Eddie Byrne at his 60th Birthday Party in Plucks on Saturday.

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Eddie turns 60

Congratulations to Eddie Byrne who celebrated turning 60 years young with a party for family and friends on Saturday night in Plucks. A big contingent travelled from Rathnew, Eddie’s hometown to join in the celebrations as musician Carl Ivers belted out the tunes and a great night was had by all. A special birthday wish to Eddie comes from wife Anne and son Thomas and the community of Kilmacanogue which Eddie has enhanced with a lot of voluntary work over the years.

February history lecture

The next lecture for the members of the Kilmacanogue History Society will be on the later date of Monday 13th February (due to the new St. Brigid Day Bank Holiday). The Society are delighted to welcome Caitriona Crowe who will speak on “How did we do during the Decade of Centenaries” and it promises to be a most interesting evening.

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Scouts sign up

Great news that we will have a Scout Group in our community in 2023. The 11th Wicklow Scouts Kilmacanogue are now enrolling new scouts for 2023 and the 2nd registration night will take place in the Parish Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 25th January. Scouts must be at least 12 years of age and available to attend weekly sessions which will take place every Friday. Boys and girls are welcome and you may register your child’s interest at Kilmacscouts@gmail.com

Plucks Golf Society

The 2023 Plucks Golf Society is almost upon us under the Captaincy of Eddie Byrne and Vice Captaincy of Peter McKeown. Membership of €50 for existing members is to be paid by 12th February and €75 for new members. This is a strict deadline in order for the committee to book deposits for courses and there is one more weeks grace if you mis it at a penalty of €25 extra.

All funds are to be paid to Mick Rooney by Revolut to 087 1257291 or pay to any committee member.

The first outing will take place on 4th March in Arklow Golf Club between 12-40 and 13-50. Tee times can only be booked 10 days in advance of the Group Draw which will take place the previous Sunday evening before the outings.

Every Step Counts Challenge

Kilmacanogue GAA Club are once again taking part in the “Every Step Counts Challenge” during the Ireland Lights Up campaign. The challenge kicked off 2 weeks ago and will continue each Wednesday at the pitch at 7pm up to and including Wednesday 15th of February. Of course you do not have to restrict your exercise to that day only, all walks, jogs and runs can be recorded on the “MyLife App” which asks each club and their community members to collectively walk 4,000 Kilometres which is approximately the distance around Ireland.

The challenge is across all four provinces, and each team/ club that hits the 4,000 Km target will be included in their provinces prize draw for 1 of 3 O’Neills Vouchers for their clubs. All are welcome at the pitch in Kilmacanogue at 7pm on Wednesdays but also please download the links on Android @ https://.playgoogle.com/.store/apps/details?id=com.irishlife.mylife&pli=1 or to download on iPhone click https://apps.apple.com/.ie/app/mylife-by-irish-life/id1459620652 . Best wishes to all.

Soccer action

The Glencormac United Senior team faced Ashford at home on Sunday afternoon and got back to winning ways with a great 6-1 win. Andrew McNamara gave the glens the lead but Ashford clawed it back after 18 minutes. Simon Doyle and two from James Delahunty gave the glens a nice 4-1 halftime lead. Niall Meldon capped a great display with a fine goal and Sam O’Callaghan added two more in the second period without reply. Sam Condon celebrated his 18th birthday with a great display at right fullback, Niall Meldon was superb in midfield while goalkeeper Graham Mooney made a very impressive debut with a commanding display and excellent distribution of the ball.

The Academy for 5-8 year olds continues every Saturday morning in Ryders Field under the guidance of Noel Brady and his team. Some of the little superstars are pictured and all are welcome to come along on a Saturday at 10am and there is no charge.

The Senior Ladies Team are back training on Monday nights in preparation for the new season starting the end of March and if you would like to join in a great squad, please contact the club.

Diary Notes

A reminder, if you want an item or a photograph of local interest to appear in the Kilmacanogue Diary, please email colm.mulliganmull@gmail.com by midday on Sunday. Our notes are submitted first thing Monday morning. If you have any celebration or event you would like featured, please send it on to us.


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