Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Yoga classes in Heritage Centre

A Hatha Yoga class will take place in Kilcullen Heritage Centre on Thursday and Friday mornings.

They are being run by Sarah Doran, and start at 10am.

Some mats are available, but you are welcome to bring your own.

A Thursday night session is also planned, starting at 7pm.

Further information from 087 399 2837.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Parish Lotto Draw

The numbers drawn in the Kilcullen & Gormanstown Parish Lotto Draw held on Tuesday 25 October 2016 were 13, 18, 21 and 29. There was no Jackpot winner and next week's main prize will be €9,000.

The winners of the €50 Open Draws were Kevin Brennan (Promoter Anne Brennan), Margaret Clifford (Vivienne Clifford) and Brian Fallon (PJ Lydon).

The winners of the Promoters draw were Breda McCormack and Gers Fruit & Veg Shop, and the winner of the Draw in the Parish Centre on the night was Sarah Duffy.

The Parish thanks all who support the Lotto.

Childcare Centre running Mid-Term Camp

A Mid-Term Camp is being run this year by the Kilcullen Community & Childcare Centre, writes Brian Byrne.

The Camp will run from Tuesday 1 November to Friday 4 November and is open to all pre-school and school-age children.

Activities will include Science experiments, Movies, Baking, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Music & Movement, Sports, and entertainment of various kinds.

The fees are €15 for a morning session from 9am-1pm, or €20 up to 3pm. The releated weekly fees are €60/€80. A 10pc discount will apply for two or more children from the same family.

Participating children will need to bring a packed lunch and a spare set of clothes.

Contact KCCEC by email or call
087 2178217. Or call in between 8.45am-6pm on weekdays.

Call for pedestrian crossing at Hillcrest

A pedestrian crossing near Hillcrest is urgently needed, Kilcullen told local representatives at the recent meeting organised by Kilcullen Community Action, writes Brian Byrne.

One business operator from Hillcrest told of it taking her nearly five minutes to cross the road on a recent occasion.

The matter was raised under 'Traffic' at the meeting, which had seven councillors and three TDs in attendance.

The need for bus shelters and bus pull-in bays was also brought to the attention of the meeting.

Works are continuing (above) on the refurbishment of the footpath at Hillside and the marking of parking bays.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fantastic Friday for KBC

A fantastic four results for Kilcullen Badminton Club in the latter part of last week with KBC taking four from four in their expeditions, writes Enda O'Neill.

First off were Vincent Coller and the Grade 3 B Men who visited Kildare in an away fixture that was always going to be tough. Vincent and his team knew that any victory would secure a semi final spot for them. The KBC men didn’t disappoint and as Vincent said himself they had “a very fine win”. In this close match with every game bar one going to three sets Kilcullen came out with a 4-2 win putting them top of the table and into a semi final. Well done Vincent, John Mullen, Enda O’Neill and Oisin Egan.

In the first of our three home fixtures which were played on Friday 21 October Jen Monaghan and the Grade 4 Ladies entertained Ballinabranna. The girls got off to a flying start with Pam Kelly and Sarah Walshe taking the first game. Jen and Kathrin Logan took the second game and the girls didn’t look back. In the match they only dropped two games and took the match 4-2. This win puts the ladies back on track to make the semi finals. Well don Jen, Kathrin, Pam and Sarah.

Mari Gallagher and the Grade 5 Ladies also hosted their Ballinabranna counterparts and wanted to improve on their last home game. Mari and her team have taken one win from two but got back on track with a fantastic 5-1 win. The KBC outfit now sit top of the table with three games left to play in the group. Good luck to Mari, Grace Elliot, Orla Brophy and Emer Flynn in their next encounter.

Finally Kasi Vallinayagam and his Grade 5 Men who have dominated their grade hosted a tricky Grade 5 men from Kildare. The KBC lads left nothing on the court in this match and beat a very good Kildare team 4-2. The lads are really cruising at this level and have only dropped five sets in their four matches. Well done to Kasi, Ben Phelan, Ross Cole and Oisin Egan.

Finally a quick mention to Kilcullen's Lynsey Walsh and Gillian K Smith who made it to the Ladies BI Octoberfest Final on Sunday 23 October. The girls were unfortunately beaten by Vicki Pessi (Old Bawn) and Kari Nelson (South Dublin) in an exciting final. This is a fantastic achievement as this is only one division below Premier in the Badminton Leagues. Good luck to all our nine teams who play next week in the leagues.

Don't forget you can check Kilcullen Badminton Club on or on our facebook page Kilcullen Badminton Club for all our news and upcoming fixtures.

Pictured are are Gillian K Smith and Lynsey Walsh, Octoberfest BI runner up.

Halloween Witchy Walk for Temple St

Pupils and parents from Brannoxtown NS will be going on a ‘Halloween Witchy Walk’ on Friday to raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

It starts at Gilltown Cross at 8.45am and all are welcome.

After School Service at Ballyshannon NS

An after school service is available at Ballyshannon NS.

Sherpa Kids promises to keeping children warm and happy in after school care this winter.

To make a booking call 089 4162723.