Community Games: Congratulations to our U11 & U14 Tag Rugby teams on their wins in the Leinster quarter finals which took place at St. Teresa’s N.S. on Friday the 17th of June. Our U11s took on Meath team Clonard. While both team gave good solid performances and were well matched, this young Killoe team kept the upper hand at all times throughout the game. Killoe had speed on their side and showed a great ability to dodge tagging, finishing with a nice win and a 9-6 scoreline. Congratulations to team members Evan Farrelly, Sarah Tully, Niamh Harte, Eoghan Smith, Matthew Lenehan, Emily McCarthy, Euan Finneran, Aishling Morrissey, Megan Lee, Charlie King, Enda Bracken and James Moran on a fine game and a great win. Many thanks to the Clonard side for a great sporting game of Tag Rugby. Our U14s played against Summerhill, Co. Meath. This was a tougher game of Tag Rugby. Summerhill took the lead in the first minute but Killoe came back quickly and maintained the lead for the rest of the game. While the first half flowed smoothly, the second half proved to be difficult and scrappy. However, Killoe remained strong with some great runs across the try line and emerged winners with a 13-11 finish. Congratulations to team members Laura Smith, Shona Rowley, Katie Morrissey, David McCarthy, Conor Moran, Ciaran Brady, James Bracken, Brian Harte, Micheal Hughes, Shane Thompson, Ryan Moffett and Oisin Bennett on a feisty game of Tag Rugby and a nice win. Thanks to Summerhill for a challenging game - it was a great test for our team and will stand to them in the next round. Thanks to Steve and Stephen Coy for all their work with these two teams. We wish you all well in the Leinster semi-final which will take place on the 9th of July in Carlow. There was great support for the Killoe teams on the sidelines - thanks to everyone who came to cheer them on, to all the parents who generously provided a great range of refreshments and to everyone who helped out on the evening. Many thanks to Trevor McHugh for refereeing both games. Last, and by no means least, thanks to Colm Harte for the use of St. Teresa’s N.S. for training and for competitions – we greatly appreciate having these facilities available to us.
GAA: Killoe ladies team kick start their senior championship campaign V Ballymore on Sunday 3 July 2011 at 7.30pm in Devine Park Edgeworthstown. We extend good wishes and good luck to all the ladies football team and their mentors.
CONDOLENCE: Sincere sympathy is extended Peter Creighton and families New York USA ,Browne families Treannlawn Killoe Burke families extended relatives friends on the sad bereavement of Peter’s wife Kathleen (nee Burke formerly Clifden Co Galway)and sister of Bridie Browne. Kathleen was laid to rest last week in New York . May she rest in peace.’
GET WELL: We extend good wishes to all our parishioners in hospital or unwell at home and hope everyone will have a speedy recovery to good health.
SUMMER CAMP: Music art dance and drama summer camp . What more variety could any child ask for to wile away the summer blues with hip hop , line dancing , ceili , Irish etc. Music area tin whistle, recorder. Venue Ennybegs Community centre Killoe from Monday 18 July – Friday 22 July 2011, 10am – 2pm to facilitate working mothers. Children can be dropped off at 9.30am. Fees are 50 euro for 1st child. 40 euro for second child and 20 euro there after for each family member. Small show will be arranged at end of camp if requested by parents and children. Camp co-ordinator is renowned Irish dancing teacher Mauren Farrell with many years experience in teaching Irish dancing , Further enquiries contact Maureen tel 086 3702719/ 043 3349541 or Mairead Quinn tel 086 3046426.
CHURCH NOTES: St Mary’s Ennybegs Masses Wednesday at 9.30am Thursday /Friday 10am (First Friday) Holy Communion calls in usual order Thursday and Friday (feast of sacred heart) collectors for July 2011 Saturday Pat Campbell/Frank Toher Sunday John Bracken/ Marie Clarke. St Olivers Cullyfad Mass Friday at 8pm. Feast of sacred heart Novena concludes after 8pm Mass. We thank Fr Sean Casey for his solemnize honour to all our dearly departed and everyone who helped in many ways. I wish to thank Mickie and Bernie Campbell for their continuous support throughout the year , Pat Campbell for collection, Catherine Hughes/ Paul Brady for invaluable assistance. All grave holders for respect in maintaining our cemeteries. In appreciation to all.
SUMMERR CAMP: Killoe Summer Camp will commence from Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July 2011 at St Theresa’s NS Clontumpher catering for children between 4 – 12 years of age. A funfilled week of various games and activities is promised to suit everyone’s needs. Further information or to book a place contact Clara Brady 086 3581715 or Lorraine McCloughrey 087 2288159.
ICA: Its that time of year again to prepare your flowers vegetables and small plots and enter the Longford Federation ICA garden competition 2011. Flower garden ICA members only vegetables open to all male/female gardeners in Co Longford. Children’s small plot of vegetables or flowrs open to all children in Co Longford. Entries before 30 June 2011 with adjudication to take place at end of July or early August 2011. Further detail contact Lilian Walsh 086 6014661.
LOTTO: Numbers drawn weekending 19/6/11 – 4, 5, 10, 29. No jackpot winner. 20 euro winners Ann Thompson Aughaboy; Michael Dunleavy Ohill; Seamus Donnelly N’forbes; Michelle Tully Dernacross; Bridie Browne Treanlawn; Sellers prize Frank Kiernan , jackpot 4100 euro.
STEP BY STEP OPEN EVENING: Mary Corrr Step by Step creche / Montessori after school Bundoon Killoe open evening for children who are enrolled for Sept 2011 on Friday July1st 2011 from 6.30pm – 8pm. Children 6 months to12 years catered for with free pick up from Killoe/Melview NS from September. Now taking bookings for September 2012. We are also participating in the free ECCE Scheme. Our ethos is “children first” and pride ourselves on the standards we set and the goals we achieve. Contact Mary 086 8716331 , web www.stepbystep.ie, facebook page, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A very important meeting: Of plot holders or anyone interested in the old cemetery in the Glebe Hall on Tuesday eve next July 8th at 8.30 to draw up a plan for upkeep and maintenance of same. All are very welcome.