Thursday 14 November 2019

Around the districts: Kilcoole, Kilmacanogue, Newtown-Mountkennedy

Kilcoole: Garda Molly Corbett's community policing clinic takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at the community centre.


Drop-in community yoga at Community Centre with Christina Hanney. Thursdays at 8.15 p.m. is Intermediate level. Fridays at 7.30 p.m. is Beginners level. €8 drop in.


Bowls takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick's/Forrester's Hall. New members are welcome.


Come join us for Monday Night Bingo in St Patrick's Hall, Kilcoole. First game at 8 p.m. €10 per book (to include loose sheet and jackpot game). Extra loose sheet €1. Raffle Tickets on sale on the night. All welcome to attend.


The centre is available for bookings (e.g. classes and meetings). Bookings can be made via email or by phone 01 2872017. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.


All are welcome to come along to the parent and toddler group at the community centre from 10.30 p.m. to midday every Wednesday. €2 per child.


If you would like to have a notice included in the Kilcoole Notes please email


Kilmac CFR

Our local Kilmac Cardiac First Responders Group held their AGM at the Glenview Hotel recently. Congratulations to Martin Hayes who was elected co-ordinator and takes overall charge of Kilmac CFR from the outgoing co-ordinator John Hopkins. Over the last four to five years, the group have managed to install 12 public access defibrillators, promote CPR in the community and have attended almost 150 medical emergencies when called upon by National Ambulance Service Control. A big thank you must go to the Blunnie and O'Toole families from Glencormac and the Red Lane respectively who both hosted CPR awareness events recently. All enquiries to this group should be made to

Kilbride Parish Fashion Show

The Fashion show in aid of Kilbride Parish Church is fast approaching and will be held on Thursday, November 14, in Fisher's, Newtownmountkennedy at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are priced at just €15 and are available from Georgina at 087 6716745. Guests attending can also avail of a 10% discount on Fishers clothing on the night.

History Lecture Postponed

The Kilmacanogue History Society wish to inform you all that November lecture, which was to take place on Tuesday, November 5, has now been postponed. Titled 'The Hunt for the Spanish Armada Falcon Blanco', the speaker was to be Philip Boucher-Hayes, the well-known RTÉ TV and radio broadcaster, Irish journalist and author and he will still present this at a later date to be announced in November. Apologies to everyone for the short notice.

LipSync Tickets

Our local Kilmacanogue GAA are hosting a Lipsync Fundraiser in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy on Saturday, November 9.

The event promises to be a night to remember with the likes of Gareth Brookes, Bruce Springsteen and even Queen due to make an appearance. Tickets for the event are now on sale and are available from Plucks, Jackie Fox 086 8494655 or Melanie Lee 086 4086597. You can also purchase your tickets up in the clubhouse on Friday nights between 7.10 p.m.

Weekend Soccer Action

The Glencormac United under-eights were left very disappointed last week when Enniskerry did not turn up for their match on Saturday but three games did go ahead. The under-nines suffered a heavy defeat to Wicklow Rovers. Despite missing a few players, the young glens did not play as well as the can but hopefully have better luck next time. The under-10s were away to Newtown in a semi-final and lost 3-2 after extra time. Darragh Murray and Matthew Meaken got the goals in a great team performance. Killian Kearns and Arlo McManus Rutter were the star performers for the glens in a tight match. The seniors travelled to Rathnew on Sunday morning and drew 2-2 in a tight game. Simon Doyle gave the Glens a first half lead before Rathnew levelled it on the hour mark. Josh O'Callaghan finished a great move to restore the Glens lead on the 80th minute mark before Rathnew levelled it again with five minutes remaining in what was a fair result. Luke Reynolds was the top performer in a tough game.

Glencormac United Christmas Draw

Glencormac United are once again running their popular 500-1 Draw which will take place on Saturday, December 7, in Plucks. First Prize is €2,000, second is €1,000 and third is €500 with lots more Cash Prizes on offer and are priced at €20. They are available from any committee member.

Kilmacanogue Diary Notes

If you want an item or a photograph of local interest to appear in the Kilmacanogue Diary, please email by midday on Sunday and a reminder that notes are submitted first thing Monday morning.



We meet every Friday at 11 a.m. in the Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy. It is an opportunity for family members and carers to bring their loved ones for a coffee and a chat. Its open to people in the surrounding areas towns and villages.


After the heavy rain all day on Friday it was unbelievable that we got any football played last weekend let alone getting all seven teams out on the pitch. There was loads of drama as most of the teams were in cup semi-final action. Our under-eights hosted Coolboy Rangers and at the end of an exciting series of games neither team could be separated on the scoreboard. Our under-nines played Rathnew away and lost out narrowly after that series of games. On the day among the players who starred were Alex Mackey, Elliott Garrett, Theo Messitt and Aidan Doyle. Our under-10 red team travelled to the Rocky Road in Wicklow to take on Rovers White team. John Turley scored both Newtown goals in a 3-2 defeat in a game that ebbed and flowed from end to end and our team left it all on the pitch on the day. Our under-10 Black team have made it through to the A3 Cup Final after a tremendous game at home to Glencormac United, that our team eventually won 3-2 after extra time. We were behind on two occasions but goals from David McCormack and Conor Shevlin restored parity. Aaron Nolan scored the winning goal in the second period of extra time to spark wild celebrations. On the day among the players who starred for the team were Aaron Nolan and Colin Healy. Our under-11s (kindly sponsored by Real Debt Solutions) had to play a playoff game in the Future Cup with Shillelagh in Ashford to determine who finished first and second in the group. We trailed at half time 1-0 but with a few adjustments to the formation we came out strongly in the second half and goals from Aidan Heffernan and Ryan Collins put us ahead and it was a lead we didn't relinquish, and we secured a home tie in the semi-finals. On the day Mikey Synnott, Max Roche and Aaron Roy were among the players who starred on the day. Our under-12s have made it through to the under-12 A2 Cup Final after a titanic battle at home to Ashford Rovers B There were no goals in the game of few chances, and it was on to a penalty shoot-out. Cormac Chance, Keira Farrelly, Scott McKenna, Brooklyn Doyle, PJ Duffy and Jake Robertson all dispatched their spot kicks and it was left to goalkeeper Ben Synnott to save Ashford's sixth spot kick to send Newtown to the final of the JAKO Cup. Our under-13s (kindly sponsored by Adrian Dunne Pharmacies) are definitely finishing the season on a high and they continued their recent good form with an impressive 3-1 home win over Avonmore B Aaron Cawley with two and Patrick Martin accounted for the Newtown goals. The team led 2-1 at the break and among the players who starred on the day were Iggy Szpilka, Paudie Gammell and Jack Coughlan.

Our ever-popular Development Squad continues every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. and now is in the community centre as the weather conditions deteriorate. All boys and girls from five to seven years are very welcome to attend and can contact any coach or committee member for further information. We are also on the lookout for a couple of more coaches to help with the group. If anyone, male or female, is interested, please contact our secretary at the contact details below. The following are the fixtures for the weekend Saturday November 2/Sunday November 3: U8's away to Avonmore FC ko to be confirmedU9's at home to Shillelagh ko to be confirmed. U10 Red at home to Ashford Rovers ko to be confirmed. U11's at home to Ashford Rovers to to be confirmedU12's at home to Arklow United A to to be confirmed. U13's Fixture to be confirmed (Fixtures and KO Times are subject to change) Week four of our Last Man Standing competition was a bit of a quiet affair compared to the drama of recent weeks. We lost three players this week as the players who selected Arsenal, Wolves and Bournemouth all exited the competition leaving us with 21 players going into week five. Our Last Man Standing Competition Week five fixtures will be for the weekend of Sat.2nd/Sun. November 3. All selections must be with the secretary on or before 9 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the weekend fixtures. The Prize Pot will be €500. Thank you everyone for your continued support. Rules of the competition are available on request or are on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The club would also like to extend their best wishes for a speedy recovery to two former coaches Scott Stuart and John Dalton, who both recently had a spell in hospital. We all hope you are both on the road to recovery and are out and about very soon. Four players from the club will celebrate their birthdays in the coming week and they are Romain Beauge, Timothy Mariyasingarrayan and Daniel Cawley from the Development Squad and JV McCullagh-Kelly from the under-10s. Happy birthday to all four from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C.

On a sadder note the club extends its sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Johnny Mooney from Killadreenan, who sadly passed away last week. May he rest in peace.

For further information on all matters Newtown Juniors FC please contact the secretary at 087 6987653 or by email to and you can also follow the club on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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