Thursday, June 30, 2016

Seniors outing will be to Wexford

The Kilcullen Senior Citizens annual summer outing this year will be to Wexford, including visits to the beautiful grounds of Johnstown Castle and the Irish Agricultural Museum, writes Brian Byrne.

It will take place on Wednesday 13 July and the bus will leave from The Hideout at 10am sharp and will return around 10pm.

Tea and scones and an evening meal in the Dolmen Hotel will be part of the day, tickets for which cost €25. There will be entertainment after dinner.

The closing date for booking is tomorrow, Friday 1 July. Contact Margaret on 087 2828939, Theresa on 087 7922799 or Margaret on 087 2217625 for booking.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Smiling at the Easibug

This is a most unusual car, the Easibug.

A promotional vehicle for the Easigrass artifical grass company, the Smart car based vehicle is finished in the product, and certainly makes a smiling impression.

We spotted it outside Fallons yesterday, and smiled …

(Just don't let Ray Kelly and the KCA lawnmower near it.)

All-Star motivation for James

Members of Transplant TeamIreland travelled to a photocall and motivational talk by the recent tly retired Dublin Footballer and All Star Alan Brogan, held at ALSAA Sports Complex, Dublin airport on Sunday last 29 May, writes Gwen O'Donoghue.

Included on the team is kidney transplant recipient James Nolan from Kilcullen, embracing life since his sister Catherine donated a kidney to him 29 years ago.

James is a World champion in both Business and Transplant Sport. Earlier this month, the fourth generation butcher who runs Nolans in Kilcullen, secured five Gold Medals at the World Craft Butchers finals in Frankfurt, Germany where he also received the Outstanding Achievement Award.

A veteran to Transplant Sport, James has also enjoyed great success in European and World Transplant Games' events securing an impressive haul of medals down through the years. At the 2014 Games he won gold in a Golf event with his kidney transplant teammate Ron Grainger, an Urologist who James attended as a patient and is also on the current Irish Team.

In July James is hoping for further success at the forthcoming games when he competes in Track and Field events and Golf.

He and his wife Emma and their son Andrew James are pictured with Alan Brogan at the event.

Kilcullen GAA pride on four U14 Girls representing Kildare

Kilcullen GAA has four representatives in the All Ireland A Final Under 14 girls, in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh next Saturday 2 July, kickoff at 3.15, writes Jacinta Sully.

Ruth Birchall, Sally Murphy, Eleanor Traynor and Sydney Sheridan will be on the Kildare team playing Kerry.

The four are very talented girls who played outstanding football in the Feile last weekend. Best of luck to them all, and we're very proud of them.

Hot rodding on Sunday

The Mick Hannon Memorial Cup will be one of two feature races at Ballyshannon Hot Rod Club on Sunday next, 3 July.

The other major race, and first run of the day, will be the Princess Leah Mens Final.

All Hotrod and Autograss cars are welcome to enter.

Scrutiny, 10.30am, first race 12.45. Admission €5, U12s come free.

All facilities on site.

New date for GAA Family Cycle

A reminder that the revised date for the GAA Family Fun Cycle is next Sunday 3 July.

Once again the start location is The Mill pub in Mile Mill, with registration at 2.30pm.

There will be music and refreshments after the event, entry for which is €10 per adult, €5 per child, or €25 for a family.

Further information available from Jacinta 087 6689028 or Liam 087 9680399.