The 2015 Sailing season kicked off recently at Kinsale Yacht Club. The annual ASM Frostbite Series commenced in lighter winds than forecasted. Race Officer John Stallard succeeded in running 3 races for each fleet. He described conditions as being ideal with an average wind speed of 11 knots in the first race with gusts of 15 knots, the second race averaged 13 knots gusting to 18 knots; however the wind
U21 Footballers progress to semi-final of Glenville competition The U21 footballers took on Ballinora, in Ballinora last Sunday afternoon, in the quarter final of the Glenville Plate competition. The Kilmeen lads were always in control of this match and emerged victorious. The final score was Kilmeen 2-13 Ballinora 0-05. This side now play Inniscarra in the semi-final. Please check locally for details.
“Kilmeen Kubs” Nursery Programme running for third year! The “Kilmeen Kubs” Nursery Programme is a hurling, camogie and football coaching programme. This programme is a joint venture run by Kilmeen National School and Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club. The programme was originally launched in February 2013. The launch of the third year of this successful venture took place in November 2014.
The 2015 Annual General Meeting of GalleyFlash Rowing Club was held on Sunday, January 11th in Rathbarry Hall. Following a review of the past seasons activities on and off the water, the new committee was elected. The new line up is as follows: President: PatJoe Harrington Chairman: Donal Hayes Secretary: Patrick Harrington Treasurer: Breeda Hayes PRO: Sandra Hayes Senior Club Captain: Sean Keohane Junior Club Captain & Child Protection Officer:
2014 – GalleyFlash Rowing Club – a year in review As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the season that was. It is often said that blood, sweat and tears win races, matches and jobs. However, for the rowers of the GalleyFlash, it involves much more than that. With training starting as early as winter 2013 for some; the dedication, commitment and determination of these local heroes
It was another successful year for the annual Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Christmas Swim. People from all around gathered in the sun on Christmas morning on Garrylucas Strand. The event kicked off at 11:30 and saw an excess of 150 participants braving the cold winter sea.
Club Awards Night a Great Success! The club held its medals presentation last Saturday night in St Mary’s Hall, Rossmore. There was much to celebrate in 2014. The club had many reasons to celebrate on and off the field of play.
Annual Puc Fada The annual Puc Fada took place on Sunday last. A great crowd turned out on a cold frosty morning. The Puc Fada started from McCarthy’s Bar in Ballygurteen and many teams from all age groups took part. Prizes were awarded to the eventual winners in a number of categories. Thanks to McCarthy’s for the refreshments immediately after the competition. This event has been run by the junior
The Captains’ Drive in on Sunday was a great success, with a large crowd turning out to wish the new captains and presidents well for the coming year (L-R): President Brendan Hamilton, Lady President Margaret Foley, Juvenile Captain Paudie Nolan, Lady Captain Una Murray and Captain Frank Ryan. Following a mulled wine reception, there was draw for a fun 9-hole mixed scramble.
Race Night Fundraiser a huge success A Community fundraiser was held last Saturday night in Tots Bar Ballygurteen. This event was held to raise funds for the Kilmeen Community Development Association, Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club & Kilbree Camogie Club. A huge crowd attended this festive event. Mulled wine and mince pies were served on the night. A ten race card ensured great fun and excitement for all that attended,