This month we start off on
a rather somber note. It is with deep sadness and empathy
that we join with the Fox family in mourning the loss of
their only son, Colin. All members of St. Kevin's and indeed
the wider community were utterly shocked when the news broke
of the tragic accident that claimed the life of Colin. It
is difficult to find words of comfort for Joe, Christina
(Barney), Amanda & Aaron, as well as Colin's grandparents
and his fiancée, Rosemary. Suffice it to say: 'Ag criost
an siol' agus 'Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dhilis'.
Our 1st team has started their
league campaign off this year with a good win away to Rheban
and unlucky defeats to Sallins and Monasterevin. The lads
are training well under new manager John Blessing and we
wish John and the lads the best of luck. Upcoming games
are away to Ardlough on the 1st of May, home to Rathangan
on the 8th of May and home to Naas on Sunday the 12th of
May. St. Kevins will play Eadestown in the first round of
the intermediate championship on the 19th of May with the
venue to be announced, so if you have an hour or two to
spare come down to the games and shout the lads on.
Our juniors teams have also
started their leagues and its great to see St. Kevins fielding
a third team this year and it has been noted that a few
former third team greats have been seen in sports shops
around the area fitting on new boots! The junior teams play
on a Monday evening and all are welcome to come along and
tog out for the craic. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday
nights. Our U.16's were unluckily defeated last Sunday,
which put them out of the run for league honours but fair
play to the lads who had an impressive season, which included
the resounding defeat of archrivals Caragh. Good luck to
our Minor team who are still in the shake up for league
honours and who have an upcoming championship match against
Its great to see new
faces involved with our under age and Welcome to Pat Mangan,
Brigid Moore, Tommy Flaherty and Paul Kenny.
Thanks to Martin Lynch
of Kildare G.A.A fame for coming out and presenting medals
to our winning Ul6 team from last year. It is great to see
a star like Martin support the under age teams in the county.
Well done to our own
Brian Dunne who was involved with the Kildare U21 team which
was defeated by Dublin in the Leinster U21 Semi-Final.
Good Luck to Joe Fox
who has the second most important job in Kildare Football
as he is manager of the Kildare County juniors who are having
an outing in the championship in the next month. Hopefully
Joe and the boys can bring some silverware back to the county.
Best of luck to Phillip
O'Rourke who recently took over as club Secretary and a
very big thank you to our outgoing Secretary Alice Casey
who has done Trojan work for the club over the years.
Well done to Paul Dowling
Jnr grandson of John Cosgrove, one of our most prominent
ticket sellers and supporters on his winning of the 9,000
Euro jackpot in the Coill Dubh/St. Kevins Lotto recently.
The draws are held on every
Monday night and the alternate weekly between Kelly's of
Timahoe and Dag Welds. Tickets are available from any committee
member of both clubs.
The St. Kevins sports hall
is now open and caters for a wide variety of sports and
interests. Anyone interested in using the hall should contact
Sarah Cosgrove or club chairman Martin Murray at 863517.
The hall also has full bar
facilities and is available for a wide variety of functions
e.g wedding anniversaries, 21st birthdays, christenings
etc., interested parties should contact Pat Cox on 86353.