COMMUNITY GAMES: Killoe’s U11 and U14 Tag Rugby teams travelled south on Saturday last, the 9th of July, to represent Co. Longford in the Community Games Leinster semis and finals. With both teams’ semi-finals beginning at 10am, we had a very early start for the long journey from Killoe to Carlow town. Our U11s played against Portarlington in their semi-final. This was a closely fought game, with great tagging and runs throughout. The Laois team proved marginally stronger however and beat Killoe in a very enjoyable game. It was a great achievement for our girls and boys to get to the Leinster semi-finals and all players should be very happy with their fine performances. Our U14 team met Westmeath’s Mount Temple/Baylin in their semi-final. While Killoe was the stronger team and kept ahead throughout the game, the opposition came back strongly in the second half. In the end, with just one point to spare, Killoe won the game, earning their place in the Leinster Final. For this game, we met St. Bridgid’s from Kildare. Both teams played hard for the Leinster title in a great game of Tag Rugby. But the Killoe girls and boys were faster, stronger and very intent on winning. They stayed ahead thoughout the match, taking Leinster gold with a 3 point lead. Congratulations to the U14s on a great win – this is a great accomplishment. The hard work put in at training by the players, coaches and managers has paid off and we wish you all the best of luck in the Community Games National Finals on the 20th and 21st of August in Athlone. Thankfully we had beautiful weather throughout the day which was very pleasant for players and supporters alike. As usual, Killoe was very well represented on the sidelines. Thanks to everyone who made the long journey to Carlow to cheer on the two teams - your support is greatly appreciated.
CONDOLENCE: Sincere sympathy is extended to Veronica Connell and families Soran Killoe, Mary Connell and families Soran, Quinn families Cullyfad, Killoe, Kiely families Clontumpher Killoe on the sad bereavement of Veronica’s husband, Michael (Mickie) who was laid to rest last week. To his wife Veronica (nee Quinn), sons Michael, Shane, daughters Michelle (Wilson), Caroline, Lorraine, mother Mary Connell, sister Brid (Kiely), brothers John, David, Paul, Tom, grandchildren, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, friends the parish extends condolence. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church Ennybegs Killoe, followed by burial in St. Emer’s cemetery Ballinalee. May he rest peacefully.
LOTTO: Numbers drawn 9, 16, 18, 29. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Fiona Corr, Kilnashee, Drumlish, Anita Bralton, Kiltyrehar, Joe Murphy, c/o/ F. Toher, Paddy Lee, Esker, Geraldine Mahon, Lismoy. Seller’s Prize: B. Bracken Jackpot €4300.
CHURCH NEWS: St. Mary’s, Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday/Thurday at 10 am, Friday 8 pm. Old Killoe Cemetery meeting of plot holders on Tuesday last in Cullyfad Community Centre. An elected committee of chairperson, secretary, and treasurer was implemented to co-ordinate initial work on the cemetery and continue its ongoing upkeep. All plot and non-plot holders are welcome to attend all meetings.