The mobile library visits Staplestown on Thursday
7th and 21st December from 11.50 Ė 12.30p.m.
team finished their league on Sunday November 2000, with
a very impressive win over Ballymore. They earned enough
points throughout the year to keep their place in division
The only football that is remaining in the club is the
U/21ís. As was with the minors, we have joined with Caragh
for our U/21 campaign. This team is again called Caragh/Kevins
and our home grounds are Jack Casey Memorial Park, Staplestown.
This team has got their championship match, against Rathangan,
on Sunday 27th November 2000. This match will be played
in Staplestown. Best of Luck to all the lads involved
with this one!!!!
Congratulations to John Maher, c/o Michael Cosgrove, who
was the winner of the £100 prize for the November draw
of the Monster Christmas Draw. There are only a few tickets
left for the draw, anyone who would like to support our
club and at the same time have an opportunity of winning
£10,000, should contact any committee member as soon as
possible so as to avoid disappointment. We would like
to take this opportunity to thank all of those that sold
or bought a ticket to support the club. With the development
still underway you can be guaranteed that your money will
be put to good use.
The Coill Dubh/St. Kevinís Lotto jackpot now stands at
£2,200. There will be extra draws for the weeks leading
up to Christmas. Tickets can be bought in the shops in
the local area or from the usual sellers.
There has been some progress made for St. Kevinís part
in the Kildare GAA website. We would greatly appreciate
any photos,information or stories, both past and present,
which anyone may have. All photos or paper clippings will
be kept with care and returned as soon as possible.
St. Kevinís Social Members Draw
First Prize: £10,000
Second Prize: £5,000
Third Prize: £1,500
Fourth Prize: £1,000
Fifth Prize: £500
Five prizes of £250 Draw will be held in the clubrooms
on Saturday 9th December 2000
Thank You Sincere thanks to all
who contributed to the container of aid presently on its
way to Chernobyl. This aid will be distributed to the Childrenís
hospital and the TB hospital where the food and medicines
plus warm bedding will undoubtedly save lives this winter.
The containers go out on a continual basis so food, medicines
and bed linen are always needed.
Race Night Staplestown/Cooleragh and
Newtown/Donadea Senior Citizens Committee thank all who
helped to make the recent race night such a wonderful success.
The amount raised was in the region of £2000 for each group.
(funds are still coming in).
Party The Staplestown/Cooleragh senior citizens Christmas
party takes place on Sunday 10th December in Toughers. Dinner
will be served at 7.00pm.m sharp. We hope to see all our
friends from last year and some new ones too. For more information
contact Betty at 869101.
TIR NA MONA HOUSING ASSOC. CO. LTD
The Tir Na Mona Housing Assoc. Co. Ltd.
was formed in March of 1999 by local people concerned about
the shortage of affordable housing in the area.
Prospective tenants were invited to join and from there
on it was a joint effort of Company Directors and Tenants.
Social Housing is aimed at providing homes for families
on low incomes, it is a rental scheme, the rent paid is
income related. The Tir Na Mona Housing Association intends
to build l4 houses on this basis to provide homes for local
We have identified a suitable site which Kildare County
Council have agreed to develop. With the housing shortage
having reached crisis point many more of these schemes should
be up and running with the co-operation of all County Councils.
We as an existing Housing Scheme feel that many more schemes
would be formed if more information was freely available
from either the County Council or Government. We offer our
assistance to anyone interested in starting a similar scheme.
Christine Browne, Secretary.
Tel: 045 869123
Mobile: 087 6985701
The Staplestown Millennium
Choir annual Christmas Celebration takes place on Saturday
16th December in the new hall in St Kevinís G.A.A. club,
Staplestown, where several successful functions have already
taken place. This year an orchestra from Greystones, which
is made up of 55 enthusiastic and dedicated amateurs, joins
the choir. As usual, the choir is accompanied by Eimear
and Alan and will be under the baton of Elaine Kane. Both
the junior and senior choirs have been practicing hard for
the event and the evening promises to be a truly gala affair.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. sharp, so be sure to come early
and get a good seat. All are welcome, young and old, and
admission is free.
On Sunday 31st Dec another big cross
country horse event will take place starting from St Kevinís
GAA at 2 pm. As was the case last year, this event is being
organised by Charlie OíNeill and the members of the North
Kildare Farmers Cross Country Club and will proceed from
St Kevinís grounds through the southern and western section
of Donadea and across Dunmurraghill to Derry and Hortlands
from where they will return directly to St Kevinís grounds
for hot and cold refreshments. Proceeds from a collection
among the participants will go to Tir na Mona, St Kevinís
GFC and St Peters Church restoration fund.
| Kildare Community Network