Killenaule

SENIOR CITIZENS

Members of the local Club had a very enjoyable afternoon at their monthly meeting held in St. Mary’s Hall on Wednesday, 9March. As it was Ash Wednesday, the blessing of Ashes was done by Sr. Margaret. Members are busy knitting wool squares for charity. The usual popular game of Bingo took place. Music by Joe on the violin and plenty of sandwiches and cake provided by committee members.

Winner of special monthly draw was Mary Murphy. Prize sponsored by Joe Sullivan (Coach Hire). Next meeting Wednesday, April 13. Meetings are held each month on second Wednesday of month.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Masses in both parish churches at usual weekend times. Wishing all a very happy National Holiday and wear your shamrock with pride.

DAFFODIL DAY

We need you more than ever to support Daffodil Day. Coffee/Tea morning will be held in St. Mary’s Hall on March 25 10am – 1pm. Sales Table of Daffodil Day –Gifts. Gifts are on sale at the Pharmacy, Killenaule and fresh and silk daffodils will be on sale in town. Any local Club or group could organise an event and help with volunteering. Be proud you are an ordinary hero against cancer.

SYMPATHY

Sincere sympathy to Christy Considine on the recent death of his brother William in Coventry, England, to the Murphy and Hussey families on the recent death of Margo nee Murphy, late of River Street, to the family of Terry Ryan, Drogheda, late of Bailey Street who died recently. Eternal rest to their souls.

LOCAL GAA LOTTO

Jackpot winner of local GAA Lotto held on Monday 14th March was Elaine Harrington, Kilbreedy, Killenaule - €5,200. Next week’s Lotto starts at €2,000. Lucky numbers were (5,14,19,30).

LOURDES INVALID FUND CHURCHGATE COLLECTION

Killenaule and Moyuglass Churches on Saturday 26th March 2011 and Sunday 27th March 2011.

Also Table Quiz at Moyglass Village Inn on 1st April, 2011 at 9.30pm, to raise funds. Tables of 4. €20. Please support for Lourdes Invalid Fund.

Scoil Ruain

McGabhan Shield Senior Football Champions:

Scoil Ruain met Colaiste Dun Iascaigh in the final of the McGabhan Shield in Cashel last Thursday week.

Scoil Ruain were ranked outsiders against a fancied Colaiste Dun Iascaigh.

Scoil Ruain started well with 1-1 before Colaiste Dun Iascaigh opened their scoring and had a great goal before half time but Scoil Ruain came back with one of their own leaving the score at half time, Scoil Ruain 2-3, Colaiste Dun Iascaigh 1-4.

A tremendous performance from Scoil Ruain added seven unanswered points to their second half total.

Final Score Scoil Ruain 2-10 Colaiste Dun Iascaigh 1-4

Congratulations to all involved!

Road Safety Seminar: Our Transition and Leaving Cert Applied students attended a very informative day at the Garda College in Templemore recently. Here, they learned about the essentials of road safety for both pedestrians and drivers.

FAI South East Cup: Congratulations to our u16 Soccer team who are in the last eight of the FAI South East Cup after a 4-1 win against St. Ailbes. Scorers for Scoil Ruain were, David Slattery, Jamie O’ Connor (2) and Aidan Croke.

Kildalton Agricultural Science Walk and talk day: Our sixth year Ag Science students attended the walk and talk day in Kildalton last Thursday 10th March. They got the opportunity to put in to practice some of the theory they learned during the course and got a tour of the Agricultural College also.

Killenaule Bord na nOg

Under 6, 8 and 10s:

Registration night for these age groups will be on Wednesday, March 23, at the Sports Complex, from 7pm to 9pm. Parents of children who interested in playing this year need to register their child at this event. Membership fees are €20 for 1 child and €30 for 2 or more children.

The mentors of the Under 6 teams are looking to co-opt new members on to the coaching team. Any interested party, in particular interested parents, should contact Pakie Ryan at 087 6208259.

Under 14s

The Under 14s played a football and hurling challenge on Saturday, against Moycarkey. The team was depleted due to some players on duty for the Under 16s. A good tem performance in football, in the first half resulted in comfortable lead for Killenaule. The Killenaule lads ran out of steam in the second half of hurling, and Moycarky were convincing winners.

Under 16s

On Saturday, our Under 16s travelled to Ballylooby for their first match in this years football championship. A couple of early scores helped pave the way for Killenaule to settle into their game. This, along with good team work set the trend for more, with our fowards finding the goal on several occassions. Half time saw Killenaule with a good lead, and with the introduction of subs after the break. The team continued to build on the fist half scoreline . The final whistle came with a score line of Killenaule 9-5 to Ballylooby 0-5. Training continues during the week, with a challenge match on Saturday, March 19.

Table Quiz night:

Preparation is underway for what promises to be a fun night in the Ardagh House, on Friday, April 15. Lines are on sale for €2 with a large number of prizes on the night. There will be an auction on the night. The hot item will be a solid fuel stove, with hearth and installation included. The rising price of heating oil should be enough to spark interest in this item. Please support the fund raising by buying a line if you can.