CARD DRIVE: The monthly Progressive Twenty Five Card Drive in aid of Windgap Hurling Club will take place in Guinans in Windgap on Friday 25th October at 9.00pm sharp. All are welcome.
TRACTOR RUN: Windgap National School Parents Association are holding a fundraising Tractor Run and Bring and Buy Sale in aid of Windgap National Schools Building Project on Saturday 9th November. Tractor Run to commence at 12:00, meeting point the Lake car park. Registration to Michael Moloney 087 641 2653. Entrance fee €25 per tractor. Bring and Buy Sale from 12:00-4:00 in the Community Hall. Refreshments served all day. All Welcome. Your Generosity will be greatly appreciated.
CHARITIES On a busy weekend recently in the locality a Monster Auction was held in Powers of Tullahought in aid of the Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue. Also supporting the funds was a Cake sale in Tullahought Community Centre. In Windgap Trad for Trocaire Session took place in Guinans Lounge.
RIVER RESCUE: Tullahought Ladies Guild would like to thank all who supported their Cake Sale last Sunday week in aid of Carrick River Rescue. The amount collected amounted to €302. 50.
WINDGAP PLANNING: Plans for the Community Centre in Windgap will be presented at a Public Meeting on Tuesday 5th November at 8.00 p.m.
DIARY DATE: The Annual Fun and Family Walk on December 26th commences from the GAA Club Rooms. Route and time details to follow.
JOE GRINSELL MEMORIAL: Thanks are extended to all that supported the recent fundraisers in aid of Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue. The tremendous response to the sponsored walk up Slievenamon and to all those who contributed to the auction night in Power’s Tullahought on Saturday night last where a few bargains were picked up. At the event our local auctioneer entertained us whilst also managing to get the best possible price through his encouragement of bidders that resulted in a tremendous outcome for this very good cause. The proceeds of all the efforts totaled €11,000. Joe's cousin Eddie Grinsell presented the cheque for the amount to Michael Hickey who accepted it on behalf of Carrick -on Suir River Rescue team.
SCRAP COLLECTION: Windgap Hurling Club is running a Scrap Collection that will assist repairing the Ball Stop netting behind the goals. The event runs from now till the end of November. For more details contact Club Chairman PJ Egan or any member of the committee. All donations of scrap greatly appreciated.
GALMOY WINDGAP; The sides next fixture is at under twenty one level where they play Tullougher Rosbercon in Thomastown on Saturday at 2pm.
ZAMBIA CLOTHES COLLECTION: Callan CBS is looking for donations of unwanted clothes, linen, books and shoes. All funds raised will be going towards the Zambia Immersion Project. Three staff members will accompany eleven 5th year students to Zambia next Easter where they will spend time helping in schools, orphanages and hospices. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Contact Darragh O'Shea at 0872609749 or leave donation bags in to Callan CBS.
WALKING: The walking groups continue each Saturday morning where they meet at the lake in Windgap at 9.30am. and also at the Community Centre in Tullahought on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm. All are welcome to take part at any place or time.
CLUB NEWS: Windgap traveled to Graiguenamanagh to play the home side in the Joe Walsh Cup junior "B" quarter Final in the Valley of the Monks on Sunday morning week. After a 2-13 to 0-12 win they qualified to play Mooncoin in the semi-final on Saturday last. In the game played in Piltown they went down to the Suirsiders in what was the clubs last game at adult for the season. Recent match three Lotto winners were Kathleen Egan and Patrick Moore
PASTORAL COUNCIL: A change of personal at the Parish’s Pastoral Council meeting recently saw Eileen Grace take over as Chairperson and Margaret Mackey as secretary. They replace outgoing Chairperson Ann Foley and Secretary Helen Hawe. The remaining members of the committee are Joan Downey, Kitty Egan, Joan O’Gorman, Gabriel Hawe, Joan Watters, Helen Hawe, Fr Nicholas Flavin and Eamon Doyle. The next meeting takes place on Tuesday 28th in the Parochial House.
DEVELOPMENT NEWS: Windgap Community Development Company was set up to develop the Amenity area and Walkway adjacent to the Hurling Pitch. Amongst its aspirations was to improve and enhance facilities for the community in the area. The founding directors representing the local community and sports clubs were Simon Brophy, Breda O'Shea, Nicholas Hawe, Helen Walsh, Sean Power, Jimmy Walsh and John Ryan. The initial project involving the leasing of ground to for the provision and construction of the Amenity Area. The new members of Windgap Community Development cover a range of local committees involved in organising the Gathering and the provision of a new playground. They include Ann Crowley, Mary Dullard, Barbara Kelly, Michelle O'Brien, Lena Young, Marie O’Shea, Tess Cross, Kate Moloney, Babette Conalty, Frances Brett, Mary Lonergan, Noreen Hayes, Noel Smith and Fr. Nicholas Flavin P.P. The group have also employed Tús worker in Windgap
BRIDGE CLASSES: Classes continue in St. Eoghan's Centre in Kilmoganny on Wednesdays. For further information call 087 2557498.
CONFIRMATION. The bi-annual ceremony of Confirmation will take place in Windgap on Sunday 1st June.
CALLAN GOLF CLUB: New Membership Offer of €499 is now available up to January 2015. Contact Margaret 056 – 7725136
HANDBALL NEWS: Windgap handball players had no luck in their All Ireland finals that were held in Cashel. Caoimhe O' Shea and her partner Aoife Walsh came up against a very strong Limerick pair in their U.15 Final. In the boys final Darragh O' Shea and Mark Dowling were defeated at U.17 level.
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