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Kippen Bowling Club

By the time you read this we will be 3 months into the outdoor bowling season – more bowling ballsthan half way through.

We are still hoping for some new members to come along and join us on our fun evening on a Monday night.  Tuition and bowls are offered free to anyone coming along for the first time.

Situation – lefthand side going down Fore Road about 50 yards past the entrance to Kippen Church.

We are fortunate in our village to have such a great facility so even if you have never played before, come along and see what it is all about.

Further particulars from our Secretary.

Agnes McLaren

Secretary

01360 850264

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Kippen Junior Football Club

Each Thursday during term time we meet either at the football field or in the village hall for fun football sessions.  We run classes for P1-7 for both boys and girls.  We would love to hear from anyone who would like to join us.

Our summer camp this year will be from the 13th-17th August 9.30-11.30 am on the football field.

Please email kippenjuniorsfcsecretary@gmail.com to book your place and find out more!

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Match with St Andrew Bridge Club, Woodlands, Glasgow

For a couple of years, a variable group of card players have been learning to play Bridge with good-natured, knowledgeable tuition from Stuart Thomson, using the Benjamin ACOL bidding system. On Saturday 24th March, a group of 16 Kippen card players arrived at the stylish St Andrew Bridge club in Woodlands, Glasgow, to play a tournament – 24 hands of Bridge against a team of 16 Glasgow players. We were coffeed and wined well (and of course, biscuits…). After a tense couple of hours of play, the scores were totted up. Kippen had the most points overall, and the top scorers for the day were Peter Singleton and Dave Bentley of Kippen. Both teams celebrated at Mr Singh’s curry house – a very sociable way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening. Usual Bridge sessions are on Thursdays at the Cross Keys from 8pm and are welcoming and informal (be prepared to use dusty corners of your mind!).  

The Pig Trophy can be admired behind the bar at the Cross Keys. Contact Stuart for more information stuartsthomson@aol.com. 

Di Blackmore 

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Kippen Cricket Club

Kippen Cricket Club, for the forthcoming 2018 season, will be continuing our link-up with Gargunnock Cricket Club and will be fielding a joint team on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the season. Last year finished on a high when the Club was runner- up in the Vale of Leven Sixes Tournament   The final was a close fought affair and Kippen lost only on the last ball bowled. 

We will be playing a full set of fixtures in the West Stirlingshire T20 League on Wednesday evenings, and the Sunday Team will be playing the series of friendly matches with local, and not local, teams. We have a touring side from London on the fixture list for May. 

The Club is always looking for new members and people interested in cricket, young and old, of all genders and playing ability. We are very much a fun team and if either you played before and want to get back into the game, or never played before, you are welcome at the Club.  Contact Sean Kelly at kellykippen@btinternet.com for more details, or stop and speak with one of the people dressed in white you may see in the Cross keys on a Wednesday evening. 

Sean Kelly 

3 Kippen Cricket 6 a side team 2017

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Kippen FC

The Football Club is just about to get the new season started.  We have managed to retain all our players from last year and are expecting a good season. 

We have a new Annual Competition this year.  A cup has been donated to the Club by Jane Wilson, in memory of Bill Wilson, who was Chairman of the Club for many years.  This will be played for between Kippen FC and Thornhill FC on May 22nd at Thornhill Park. 

If anyone is interested in playing, or in becoming a member of the committee, then please contact McNicoll’s on 01786 870237 

Craig McNicoll 

Club Manager 

 

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Youth Cup Rugby

Two Kippen boys turn out for Club Champions

On Sunday 25th March Stirling County U18 Rugby Team won the Youth Cup at Murrayfield for the third year in a row.   A great honour for youngsters to play on the hallowed turf, nice day out for the families and friends too. Two Kippen boys were part of that winning team.  Lachlan Mackay, at prop, played for the team both in 2017 & 2018 and capped his second cup final appearance with a bullish performance and a try. Over the last 2 years Lachlan has been a significant part of a highly successful Stirling County U18 and played both Regional and International Rugby for Scotland.    Kippen’s second son was Keir Singleton, who played U16 Rugby for Scotland last year, but is in his first year with U18s.  Keir came off the bench onto the left wing with 5 minutes to go and much to prove, making a break up the centre of the field, resulting in Stirling’s final try, to seal a comfortable victory 29-5.

Needless to say there were some serious celebrations to follow!

Peter Singleton

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Kippen SWRI

We had some interesting meetings this term, ranging from a slide show and talk on a trip taken by a couple who enjoy cycling, to a very talented local lady who does lace-making. 

Everyone is welcome to come along to our meetings which are advertised in the local shops and the Stirling Observer.  They happen on the third Wednesday of every month. 

Helen Wilson (870672)