Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Badminton Club back in full swing

After a successful summer the onus on club and the committee was to start preparing for the new competitive season, writes Enda O'Neill of Kilcullen Badminton Club.

The selection committee of Lynsey, Sarah, Dave, John and Paddy were set the difficult task of selecting the teams. They started this process at the beginning of August and watched, debated (and debated again!) how players preformed. They assessed what grade and team that would suit the individual; they also had to assess how partnerships worked between players. This is by no means an easy task and finally on Thursday 18th September a decision was finally announced regarding grades and teams that would represent the club for the upcoming season.

The selection committee and KBC are proud to announce that we will be competing in the Dublin & District League and the South West league again this year. KBC will have 12 teams competing in Dublin & District League ranging from our highest level in the club ever, Division 2 right down to Division 10. Along with this KBC will also have 10 teams in the South West League competing in Grade 1 through to Grade 7.

The members of KBC would like to thank the selection committee on their hard work and for giving up their time willingly to complete this process. Hopefully they will see the rewards at the end of the season.

KBC would also like to announce that the Juvenile Club is now back in full swing and train in the complex every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm. New members are of course welcome and if there are any willing parents out there who would like to give a helping hand it would be greatly appreciated. There might be even a cup of tea and a bun in it for you!! The Juvenile club provides excellent coaching from Gareth and is also great fun with competitions and leagues to compete in.

Finally I would just like to wish all the teams and their captains luck in the new season, I really look forward to giving your team news and results over the coming year.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Adult Acting Classes next week

The Drama Dynamics Adult Acting Classes are starting on Thursday 2 October, between 8-9pm in the new studio in Hillcrest.

This is a change from 25 September as previously advertised.

It's all about getting together with other adults learning or expanding on acting skills. A social occasion for a bit of fun!

Funeral arrangements for Suzanne Carey

Suzanne is sadly missed by her husband Paul, daughters Sorcha and Nika, brothers Brian and Michael, sister Margot, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives and large circle of friends.

Reposing at her home on Monday 22nd from 5pm to 8pm. Removal on Tuesday to the Carmelite Church, Kildare Town at 11am to arrive for Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Conleth's Cemetery, Kildare. House private on Tuesday morning please.

May she rest in peace.

Extra nights for Drama Group

Kilcullen Drama Group has informed us that due to 'unbelievable' sales of A night of Comedy, which was scheduled to run this Thursday through Saturday, they have organised a further two nights of the performances, on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd October.

Usual booking arrangements.

Reading Night planned for Library

A Reading Night in Kilcullen Community Library will be held on Thursday 2 October, writes Brian Byrne.

So far, seven local writers have confirmed for the event, which has been very successful in previous years.

The presentations will include poetry, short fiction, memoir. Everybody is welcome, and admission is free.

NOTE: This story was changed to correct the date.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The passing of Suzanne Carey

The Diary has learned with deep sadness of the unexpected death of Suzanne Carey, nee Murphy, Carnalway, and late of Kildare Town.

To her husband Paul and their family, we extend our heartfelt condolences.

Funeral arrangements later.

'Dramatic slip' in Tidy Town performance

Clearing litter in 2013.
Kilcullen has 'slipped dramatically' in the National Tidy Towns Competition over the last decade, writes Brian Byrne.

The comment was made by Noel Clare at the recent meeting of Kilcullen Community Action, where the Adjudication Report from the 2014 Competition was discussed.

He noted that Kilcullen had been third in its category in the county about 10 years ago, but was now 16th.

KCA chairman Niall McDonnell said there was no reason why Kilcullen couldn't go back up in the ratings, as it is 'potentially the nicest town in the county'.

He suggested that KCA should organise a meeting dedicated specifically to Tidy Towns.