St. Kevin's G.F.C
The intermediate team played
the first round of their championship in Carbury on the
9th of June They played Maynooth the team who beat them
in the 1999 final. Again Maynooth were the stronger team
& they were impossible to overcome. They still have a
few games left in the league but dates have not yet been
finalised. A fixture has not yet been set for the second
teams championship but their league is still on going.
They beat Cappagh on the 11th June and have to play Clogherinkoe
on the 18th.
The minor and U/16 teams stopped for a few weeks until
their exams were over. The U/16's are playing their championship
on the 29th June. The U/1O, Cooleragh team played the
final of their league in Newbridge on Saturday 9th June.
This was a great game, they were winning the whole way
through and with a few minutes to go Kinchinroe scored
a goal to lead by 1 point. In extra time with about 40
seconds to go Cooleragh captain, Colin Mitchell, scored
a goal and Cooleragh won the game by two points. The team
was then brought to McDonalds in Newbridge to celebrate.
They then did a tour in the bus with the cup, which seems
to be a bit of a habit with our ever-successful underage
teams. Congratulations to all the team, Frank Kilcoyne,
John Casey. Bridget Carroll and Maureen Barton who all
put a effort into bringing the team so far. This team
will also be playing an U/10 blitz in Allenwood on Saturday
the 23rd June 2001.
The Playstation Leinster G.A.A Summer Camp will be held
in St Kevin's from 7th - 10th August. This date is different
to the date that is in the flyers which have been given
out in the schools. The cost for this summer camp is £20
per child for four days of activity. The camp starts at
10.00 a.m. and it concludes at 2.20 p.m. each day. The
camp which will be held in St. Kevin's is a gaelic football
camp. Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to join the
camp For more information contact Sinead Casey, 869242
or (087) 6268245.
The entries for our crest competition have all been received
and are being judged at the moment. Thank you to each
of the three schools for participating in this competition.
Winners will be announced soon. The tickets for our Monster
Christmas draw will soon be in circulation. The draw is
being run in the same format as the previous one.
First Prize: £10,000
Second Prize: £5,000
Third Prize: £1,500
Fourth Prize: £1,000
Plus 5 Prizes of £250.
There will also be an Early Bird draw for
£100 if your ticket is paid in full before the first draw.
The first draw will be in August. Each ticket will again
be £100 and there will be a limit of only 400 tickets in
the draw. There is again a very good chance for you to have
£10,000 for Christmas 2001.
The amount taken in on the draw last Christmas allowed us
to have the sports floor fitted. The floor is fully fitted
and in the next few weeks we hope to have it marked out,
possibly for two badminton courts, a junior basketball court
and a junior volleyball court. The hall will be available
to any group who wishes to start a club for any sporting
event, where possible. The hall has also been used for many
functions in the local area. The Newtown hall group held
a very successful auction in the hall on the 16th June.
There will also be private functions in the hall in the
month of July. The clubrooms too are also available for
smaller groups for meetings or smaller functions. For more
information on how the hall is available please contact
any committee member.
Everyone at the club would like to wish the very best of
luck to our club captain David Murphy who married Breda
Garry on Saturday 23rd June 2001.
Also to Brendan Browne who is joining the Navy in the next
few weeks. At the moment the Lotto is £3,700. Tickets are
only £1 and can be bought from any St. Kevin's committee
member and in the local shops and pubs. Our deepest sympathy
goes to the Kelly family on the recent death of Peter (R.I.P.)
Peter was a former secretary of the Staplestown club. Suaimlineas
síoraí solas na bhFlaitheas dá anam.