CAMOGIE AGM: The Camogie AGM takes place in the Clubrooms on Friday 21st of February at 8pm. It will be followed by Club registration on the following Sunday 23rd at 10.30am BADMINTON QUIZ: Tullahought Badminton Club holds their annual Table Quiz in Tullahought Community Centre on Wednesday 19th February at 8.30pm and all are welcome to attend.
OLD ARMCHAIR: Have you an old sofa in your shed you've been waiting to get rid of ?????? If so ... Windgap Youth Club would be delighted to use it. Collection will be arranged in the next few days. Please contact Triona Moloney 087 7796435 or Lena Young087 7789188 or any club leader. Thank you. Also reminder Windgap Senior Youth Club kicks off Friday 21st March. Looking forward to seeing all our registered members then!!
BRIDGE: Winners at the Killamery Bridge Club card game held in the Olde House Killamery on 10th Jan were 1st Peggy Vaughan and Helen Lanigan, 2nd Kathleen O'Shea and Elizabeth Lanigan. Best Gross - Moira Hickey and Elizabeth Murray.
CARD RESULTS: Winners at the Hurling Club Progressive Card Drive held in Guinans on Friday night were 1st. Robbie Meagher and Dean Madden with ten games with John Kenny and Paddy Barron winning second prize with nine games. The table prize went to Jim White and Tom Egan. Other prizes went to PJ Barron, Pat Moore, John Kenny, Pat Cooke and Tom Egan. A feature of the decorations at the game held on Friday evening was the red heart shaped balloons on display marking Valentines Day. The next card game takes place on Friday 7th March.
CLUB NEWS: The early morning volunteers who erected floodlights for the first junior training session of the year on Saturday were, trainer Pat Walsh, Simon Brophy, Nicky Hawe, Jimmy Coyne and Tony Dunphy.
LIGHTS BACK: Following Wednesdays storm lights were restored in Tullahought village on Saturday evening at 8.19pm.. The restoration was thanks to the great works of an ESB crew from Clonmel who worked to have the services restored for the funeral of Michael Moore of Kilmacoliver and formerly of Rogerstown that took place in St. Nicholas Church in the village on Sunday. Elsewhere a large amount of fallen trees on almost every road, dislodged slates and telegraph poles were the most widespread damage.
FOOTBALL IN FRANCE: Making the French connection in Football is local Club player Stephen Purcell who is currently training with Paris Gaels Gaelic Footballers. Wearers of the blue of France the side train for two hours under lights in Pantone Rugby club in the north eastern section of Paris. Stephen previously wore the renowned yellow and blue colours of Clermont the rugby famed city of Clermont in the French championship. Stephen is currently teaching English in Danton Bleriot in the Parisian suburb Enjvalois. In Paris the Gaels training panel is made up of almost half Irish and French and is completed by a Chinese and a Hungarian player. Grandson of Edward Purcell who played in goal for the county seniors in the heyday of Kilkenny football Stephen will miss the French championship as he hopes to return home in the spring to assist the local hurling side in the junior championship. Continuing the Clermont football training connection was Shane Walsh who also studied in the City.
CAMOGIE REGISTRATION AND BAKE SALE Registration for the new year takes place on Sunday week 23rd February between 11am and 12 noon
CUTEST CUPCAKE COMPETITION: As part of the Camogie Bake Sale a competition is taking place to find the Cutest Cupcake. Beautiful baking needed, in aid of Windgap Camogie! ‘You can’t buy happiness but you can buy cupcakes and That’s kind of the same thing!’
AMERICAN INTERVARSITIES: A thirty strong Irish team flew out at the weekend to play in the American inter Varsities 40 x 20 Handball championships in Raleigh in North Carolina. The side includes two local club players Sean Foley and Shane Walsh representing UCD and UL respectively. Having been on the side that travelled last year Sean hopes to go another step this time after qualifying for the doubles final with Martin Mulkerins.
PEACE PROMS: St. Nicholas National School will take to the stage in The Hub for the third year in a row for the Peace Proms Concert with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, under conductor, Gearóid Grant. The CBOI is led by some of Ireland's top professional musicians including violinist, Patricia Treacy, tenor, Emmanuel Lawlor and uilleann piper, Patrick Martin. On Thursday the pupils from 3rd - 6th class attended a workshop in The Hub with Gearóid Grant. On the night of the concert, the pupils will join a choir of hundreds of children from all over the south east. Their repertoire ranges from a Muppet Medley to Stevie Wonder's Sir Duke. The Peace Proms concert will take place in The Hub, Kilkenny on Sunday, 2nd March at 8 p.m. Tickets are now available from Essaness Music Shop, Kieran Street, Kilkenny (0567765693) or from www.peaceproms.com.
GATHERING: The successful gathering of last year was recalled when all the groups from across the county were honoured for their work in organising the events at a reception hosted by Kilkenny County Council reception in County Hall on Monday evening last. At the event Windgap were represented by Kate Moloney, Tess Cross and Noreen Hayes who were presented with Certificates by County Council Chairman Pat Dunphy.
LOTTO: This Weeks Winning Numbers were 7, 13, 19, 25 and Bonus number 16. The result brought a match three cheque to Shane Walsh Next Weeks Prize fund is €4,950. Recent match three winners were Margaret Doyle, Eddie Hawe Michael O'Shea and online player John Dollard also winning
WINDGAP HALL AND DEVELOPMENT: A meeting between the Hall Finance committee, the Playground Committee and the Windgap Community Development Company to streamline plans took place on Tuesday week in the Clubrooms.
FIRST COMMUNION: May 19th is the date of the 1st Holy Communion in Windgap and there is no Confirmation in the parish this year.
CLUB MERCHANDISE: Currently available in most sizes are Club Hoodies, Jerseys and Hurling Balls all at cost price. Also available in time for the new season training are large red training jerseys, adult togs at cut prices along with and a number of rain jackets. For further details contact any committee member or call 051 648366.
WINDGAP SENIOR CLUB: Twenty four second level students with connections in Windgap registered as members of Windgap Senor Youth Club in the Parochial House. With events scheduled to commence in the coming weeks the trained leaders include Michelle O’Gorman, Mona Lomax, Marie Anne Hayes, Julie Anne Walsh, Liz Jackson, Celia, Mairead O’Rourke, Barbra Kelly, Triona Moloney, Lena Young and Rachel Murray.
FAUGHEEN AGAINST PYLONS: Following the meeting hosted by the Faugheen against Pylons group and the ongoing communications with the Suir Valley Action Group and the East Coast PAA (Pylon Alternative Alliance) along with the constantly changing feedback from Government ministers on the Eirgrid proposals the groups are considering contesting the forthcoming local elections in some areas.
JUNIOR YOUTH CLUB: The Junior Club will meet in Windgap Community Centre on Friday 28th of February from 3 to 4pm. To participate a person has to register and pay the €10 registration fee to any committee member. The group will meet fortnightly and a €2 fee is required to cover costs. Club rules and consent forms are being organised and will be sent to each registered member by Friday 21st. They can be returned to the organising committee of Lena Young, Helen Walsh, Triona Moloney, Michelle O'Brien and Mairead O'Rourke
YEAR BOOK ARCHIVES: All editions of the Kilkenny GAA Yearbook from 1972 to 2012 are now online on the County website kilkennygaa.ie under the Resources tab. The valuable archive contains many references to the current and previous teams in the area. It has been provided compliments of Gerry O'Neill and the County Year Book and IT committees
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