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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the districts: Kilmacanogue, Roundwood

Suzanne,Heidi and Teagan Schmidt with Jane, Olivia and Zoe Williams at the protest in Greystones as part of the global Climate Strike
Suzanne,Heidi and Teagan Schmidt with Jane, Olivia and Zoe Williams at the protest in Greystones as part of the global Climate Strike

Kilmacanogue: Intermediate final - Pride of place in the village this week goes to the Kilmacanogue GAA Senior team who were absolutely brilliant in Aughrim last Saturday afternoon when they beat Carnew to claim a place in the Intermediate Final which will take place on Sunday, October 13, in Aughrim also.

In a tight first half, it looked like Kilmacanogue would go into the halftime break trailing by a point but a brilliant passage of passing saw Rob Conan calmly dispatch the ball to the net for an Interval lead of Kilmac 1-04; Carnew 05 points. However, the second half saw Kilmacanogue turn on the style and they ran out six point winners, 1-12 to 09 points.

Dunlavin will be tough opposition in the final but please keep Sunday, October 13, free and head for Aughrim to cheer the lads on. Throw in provisionally is 1.30 p.m.

Happy 21st Nicole

I think we all remember little Nicole Tighe, the baby of the family along with her three big brothers growing up in Glencormac Hill. Well it's hard to believe that Nicole has now turned 21 and celebrated the event with a party in the Martello Hotel in Bray on Friday night. A large crowd of family and friends helped this lovely young lady celebrate her big evening and we would like to congratulate her and send best wishes for the next 21 years. A very special word of congratulations comes from your very proud parents, Kathleen and Justin.

Kilbride parish events

Two very important events coming up in October for our friends in nearby Kilbride Parish. First up, they are holding a Fashion Show this Thursday, October 3, at 7.30 p.m. in Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy. Tickets are priced at €15 and are available from Georgina at 087 6716745.

Later in the month, the annual Kilbride Parish Supper Dance will take place on Friday, October 18, in Greystones Rugby Club. Music will be provided by 'Bandit' and Supper will be served at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at €25 and are on sale now available by contacting Georgina, again at 087 6716745.

Music in Calary Church

A concert will be held in aid of Sister Mary Killeen at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 11, in Calary Church (Eircode A98 H766). This concert will feature top soprano, Ava Dodd (best overall Arklow Music Festival winner in 2018) accompanied by Rachel Factor. Ciara Brennan on harp and some members of Roundwood Comhaltas will also be playing some lovely traditional music and continuing 'Music in Calary's' theme of providing a stage for young talented artists including a local soprano, Marie Gorman, who will also perform.

This concert is being held to raise much needed funds to support Sister Mary Killeen's work for street children in the slums of Nairobi and there is the option of a delicious supper in the church room before the concert starts. The supper will begin at 6 p.m. and as stated, the concert will start at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the supper and concert are €40 while those for the concert on its own will be €18 and €15 for concessions. Supper tickets must be booked in advance as the number of places are limited. For more information or to book tickets please ring John 01 2818146 or email derekneilson@eircom.net.

Soccer action

More soccer action last weekend. The Glencormac under-nines travelled to Roundwood and just edged out the hosts over four games by one goal (we think) in a great squad performance.

The under-10s were at home to Greystones on Sunday morning and won a great spectacle 7-5. The stand out players were Killian Kearns and James Ward.

The under-11s last their Cup Quarter final on Saturday 4-2 to a good Rathnew team.

Well done also to Kieran Griffith and Charlie Ward, who were on the Wicklow under-14 team who lost away to Wexford, they done the club proud.

The seniors faced newly promoted Wicklow Rovers in the Premier Division on Sunday. Wicklow took the lead but the Glens came storming back to lead 4-1 at the break. The Glens would add four more in the second half to run out 8-1 winners. Nathan Watters (3), Josh O'Callaghan (3), Luke O'Callaghan and Stephen Kirwan got the goals in a good team display. Well done also to a vey young Wicklow Rovers team who have been promoted to the Premier division and were a credit to their club as they battled to the end.

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.

Eoin's charity cycle

Congratulations to Eoin Farrell of the Rocky Valley, who recently completed a 24-hour cycle in Brands Hatch, raising over €3,000 for his charity 'Cycle Against Suicide'.

Eoin would like to thank everybody who contributed following his appearance in the Kilmacanogue notes a few weeks ago. He would also like to thank his back up team, Emmet Burke, John Paul Quigley and Conor Farrell, who kept him supplied with energy drinks and encouragement during the cycle. Well done Eoin, what an achievement and lovely thing to do for others.

Notes

If you want an item of local interest to appear in the Kilmacanogue notes please email colmulligan@eircom.net by midday on Sunday.

Roundwood

Sunshine Fitness

Sunshine Fitness will be starting 'Baby and Me', 'Golden Oldies' (for aged 65+) and 'Curvy Whirlies ' (for plus size women) fitness classes in the parish hall from September 17 Please contact Caitríona at 087 6035780 for more information.

Oscarz

An Tóchar GAA Oscarz Fundraiser - Saturday, October 19, at 8 p.m. An Tóchar GAA club will produce seven movies - 50 volunteer actors from the community and club will take part. Each movie will be screened at our Oscarz event on Saturday, October 19, in Aras An Tochar. It promises to be a great night. Don't leave it too late to get your tickets. Tickets €25 each are available from Roundwood post office, Liz Byrne 087 6736066, Phil Power 087 6468060.

002 Bridge Club

Liz Belton and Phil Kenna played their cards right on Friday, September 20, to take first place for North/South, second Monica Brady and June Digby, and third Joh Loscher and Catherine McGillycuddy. First for East/West were Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan, second Paddy O'Brien and Gaye McGettigan and third Kitty Heslin and Miriam Coyle.

Friday, September 27, saw John Loscher and Kay Plunkett taking the honours for North/South Monica Brady and June Digby took second place once again and third was Teresa Leahy and Marion Davies. Nancy O'Brien and Catherine MCgillycuddy took first place for East/west second Kitty Heslin and Miriam Coyle and third Phil Kenna and Liz Belton.

Diamond Bridge Club

Monica Brady and Catherine Halligan secured first place for North/South on Monday, September 23, second Paddy O'Brien and John Loscher and third Catherine McGillycuddy and Brid Clancy. East/West winners were Phil Power and Bridie Nolan second Clare Sally and kay Plunkett and third Teresa Leahy and Marion Davies.

Walking Group

Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7 p.m. this Wednesday at the Coach House car park. All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.

Whist results

The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Anne Wolohan, Top Gent: Shay Brady, Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy and Martin Byrne (shared), Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Lady: Marie Magee, First Half: Patricia Byrne, Second Half: Molly Byrne; Lowest Score: May Kenna and Longest Sitting: Margaret Kennedy. The raffle prizes were won by Molly Byrne, Monica Brady and Martin Byrne. The next whist will be Wednesday, October 9, in the Parish Centre.

Music in Calary

A concert in aid of Sister Mary Killeen will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 11, in Calary Church (Eircode A98 H766). It will be given by soprano, Ava Dodd (overall Arklow Music Festival winner in 2018) accompanied by Rachel Factor. Ciara Brennan harp and some members of Roundwood Comhaltas will also be playing some lovely traditional music and continuing music in Calary's theme of providing a stage for young talented artists, a local soprano, Marie Gorman, will also perform.

This concert is being held to raise much needed funds to support Sister Mary Killeen's work for street children in the slums of Nairobi and there is the option of a delicious supper in the church room before the concert starts. The supper will begin at 6 p.m. and the concert will start at 8 p.m. Tickets for the supper and concert are €40 while those for the concert on its own will be €18 and €15 for concessions. Supper tickets must be booked in advance as the number of places are limited. For more information or to book tickets please ring John 01 2818146 or email derekneilson@eircom.net.

Cruise

A Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise of 14 nights will depart on September 22, 2020, sailing from Cork with transport to the port by bus. Places of interest that we will visit are Gothenburg (Sweden), Bellin (Germany), Ronne (Denmark) Visby (Sweden), Klaipeda (Lithuania) and Gdynia for Gdansk (Poland). Skagen (Denmark), Bristol and returning to Cobh. Cost of the cruise per person sharing is €1,500 and a €300 deposit should be paid before October 1 to secure your place to Susan at 087 6273032.

Mass of the Angels

Our annual Mass of remembrance will be on Saturday, October 5, at 6.00 p.m in Roundwood Church. This special Mass will be for the parents and families of babies who died before birth, at birth, or in infancy, and for those who died in early childhood, youth and young adulthood either in recent years or in the past. We extend a very warm welcome to all parents, families, relatives and friends who have suffered such a loss.

Men's Shed

Roundwood Men's Shed: The Shed is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to midday at Pat Carr's place in Knockraheen. With all the cake and biscuits it may not be the best place to 'shed' a few pounds but we are learning to control our intake of sugary 'stuff'. Of course there are very healthy vegetables available in our garden. So you will be assured of a very warm welcome if you are free to drop in. Ring 086 8650588 for further information.

Lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. The numbers drawn were, 7, 15, 20 and 23. There were seven match-three winners Noel Power, K Gaffney, Sharon Doyle, Jade Scott, T Byrne, Esther Breslin and Rache-Ann Next week's jackpot will be €14,800.

Market

Roundwood Market continues with the usual produce and new hours. Now open every Sunday from midday till 4 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Jacinta at 086 0722851.

Roundwood Dance

There will be a dance in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, October 25, with music by Jimmy Hogan. All are welcome.

Set Dancing

Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh's Lounge All are always welcome - whether you have ever or never danced before Session starts at 8.30 till 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a goodnight of exercise.

Roundwood Cancer Support

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is now up and running and is open in the Parish Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Please feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help. If anyone needs to make any enquiries outside these hours please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

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