The annual 5k fun run for St Brendan’s NS took place on Thursday the 12th of October. Over 250 competitors took part on the evening and it proved to be a fantastic event. Both young and old enjoyed the evening and it was great to receive such brilliant support from all the community. Over the past 8 weeks, the children in the school have worked with volunteers after school on a Monday in preparation for the event. There has been such positive feedback from all involved and we hope to build on increasing the numbers for next year. The children have benefited greatly over the weeks of training. We wish to thank everyone for all the support for the event. We are a very luck school to have such loyal support from Kilmeena, Carrowholly, Fahy and indeed the wider community.
Mickey Carney Principal.
The dates for the school winter league are as follows:
Sunday 22nd & 29th of October and Sunday 5th of November starting @ 12:30pm at Kilmeena GAA pitch.
This league is for national school boys and girls aged 9-12 years.
A skills competition will also take place on the final Sunday.
The league is to honour the memory of decesead members of familes involved in the Kilmeena club.
Please check the website over the coming days for the list of Boys and Girls teams.
Also the underage presentation evening will take place in the Castlecourt,Dome Suite on Sunday 19th November @ 3:00pm.
Kilmeena G.A.A. Club are currently inviting articles from the diaspora throughout the various continents. Your impression, comparatives and opinion of your present location would be of tremendous interest to our members and your former teammates.
The closing date for receipt of emails is Friday 10 November 2017.
The editorial team will endeavour to publish your contribution in its entirety.
The Dermot Early Youth Leadership Award.
This initiative is a year-long programme running over three modules between October 2017 and May 2018. It involves 30 hours of workshops designed to develop the leadership skills that Dermot epitomised on and off the field. Also, 30 hours of self-directed learning is also required.
Those who complete all three modules will have the opportunity to graduate from NUIG with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action.
Katie Hogan, back left, from Kilmeena LGFA, and other participants/leaders at the launch of the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative programme in McHale Park.
Kilmeena 6 - 13 3 - 05 Naomh Padraig
Kilmeena U15 boys delivered a workman like performance to secure a comfortable victory over Naomh Padraig in Kilalla on Sunday last. Kilmeena settled into the game very well and were 2 - 03 to no score up after 10mins with some fine scores from Sean Prenty and Ronan O’Donnell. Naomh Padraig hit back with 2 points and a well worked goal to leave the scores 2 - 03 to 1 - 02 after 15mins. Kilmeena then upped the intensity and scored 2 - 05 to 0 - 0 for the rest of the 1st half, to leave a half time score of 4 - 08 to 1 - 02 and the game over as a contest.
Both sub benches were emptied and the 2nd half was a much more even affair with Kilmeena out scoring their opponents by 2 - 05 to 2 - 03 to leave a final score of Kilmeena 6 - 13 to Naomh Padraig 3 - 05.
This was an all round decent performance by Kilmeena who can now look forward to a home county semi final v Ballinrobe next Sunday.
This was Kilmeena’s 5th straight win in this group over the last 3 weeks.
Kilmeena 6 - 03 Achill 2 - 03 (Home)
Kilmeena 3 - 12 Burrishoole 3 - 04 (Home)
Kilmeena 5 - 13 Ardnaree 0 - 01 (Away)
Kilmeena 6 - 14 Crossmolina 2 - 10 (Away)
Cathal Cawley, Tom Smyth, Adam Sheridan, Ben Lennon, Oisin Grimley, Ronan O’Donnell, Chris Mc Glynn, Mickey Hastings, Iain Murphy, Mark Hastings, Cillian O’Grady, Sean Prenty, Chris Mc Nally, Robbie Staunton.
Subs used: – Daniel O’Malley, Rory Nolan, Tadgh Costello, Harry Sheridan and Liam Moore.