FORMATION OF THE KILDARE
22ND SCOUTING (ST KEVIN'S)
A decision has been made to
establish a local scouting organization following a series
of meetings with Parents in the local community in recent
The need for a Scouting group
is probably higher now than at any other time. Scouting
is an out of school educational movement for young people
that provides them with opportunities to undertake adventurous
and challenging activities. These activities are intended
to help young people develop positive characteristics and
improve their mental, teamwork and creative skills and to
also help achieve their full physical, intellectual and
social potential as good citizens and members of the local
At this point seven Scout
leader volunteers have been identified and they are scheduled
to undergo Scout training in early November. St Kevin's
GAA have kindly agreed to act as sponsors and have made
available the clubs facilities for selected evenings. The
Kildare 22nd scouting unit will adopt St Kevin's colors
(Red and Black) as their neckerchief colors. Fundraising
has begun in order to finance the start up costs and these
have extended to Bag packing in Tesco in Maynooth and seeking
support from the local community for a sponsored Marathon
Run (Dublin City Marathon on Oct 29th). All support and
donations are very much welcomed.
The current plan is to open
membership to the local community on a first come first
serve basis, as there are a limited number of places. Initially
the Scouting Unit will establish a beaver colony for Age
groups 6 yrs + and a Cub Pack for Ages 9+. Any Parent interested
in having their child enlisted should go the St Kevin's
GAA hall on December 15th to sign up at 11 am to 12 noon.
Entry forms will need to be completed and a £40 membership
fee will need to be paid in advance. It is planned that
the scouting unit will start activities in early January,
on Tuesday evenings, when insurance cover commences for
Any parents/adults interested
in supporting the Scouting group in a leadership or 'unit
support' capacity should contact Vincent Waters at 045 869022
or Elaine Kane at 045 863572. The numbers of trained scouting
leaders we can recruit will determine the Scouting Membership
numbers we can support and how quickly we can expand to
support other age groups as well.
ST. KEVINS G.F.C
After successfully winning
their league, the U/10's celebrated with Kildare footballer,
Eddie McCormack on Thursday 25th October, in the clubrooms.
Sincere thanks to Eddie for presenting the team with their
medals and to the parents who came down on the night. Two-Mile
House narrowly beat the U/14 team in their league final.
Up to this match the team was unbeaten. This is a huge achievement
& the team should be very happy with their performances
throughout the year.
The Caragh/St. Kevin's U/21
team played the first round of their championship, on Saturday
13th October, against Maynooth. This match showed excellent
displays of football from many of the players and a Maynooth
team, who would have fancied their chances on winning, had
to fight hard to stay in the game. The final result was
a draw and the replay of this match will be played in Staplestown
on Sunday 11th November.
On Sunday of the same weekend
our first team also played Maynooth in Division 2. This
was their last league game of the year. This game had to
be won so that we would have a chance of staying in this
division. In what was probably the best game this team has
played all year, St. Kevin's finished with a deserving victory,
beating Maynooth 10 points to 7.
They have now successfully
qualified for a six-way playoff. The eventually losers of
this playoff will be the team demoted to Division 3. We
play Naas in the playoff on Saturday 10th November. Best
of Luck to everyone involved in this game.