The Windgap Tidy towns Good Friday concert was an unparalleled success, with a capacity crowd filling the local hall. Entertainers of all types Musicians , balladeers and Seanchaí thronged the stage for a great traditional evenings entertainment. 1916 Commemoration was the popular theme in a venue that was made look surprisingly resplendent for the night Well done to the committee, the performers and the people of WIndgap and surrounding areas, who yet again produced a great Windgap event. May it be the first of many.
Thanks to Noel Ryan for the great Photographs.
EASTER VARIETY SHOW: Windgap Tidy Towns in conjunction with Windgap Community Development presents a Variety Show of the best of local talent and their friends in a night of music, song and dance on this Friday 25th March in the Community Centre at 8pm. The event follows on and supports the on-going community development and village renewal works that included the provision of two loop walks, playground, amenity area, landscaping, wall building, upgrading footpaths, forge front restoration, spring clean ups, village maintenance, creamery restoration plans, upgrading of street lights, over flow car parking for the Church and landscaping and seeding of roadside margins.
DOCTOR AND POSTMAN: Bagpipes, banjos, local award winning 5th year students Albert Gere and Thomas Callaghan, John Ryan and his many musical and singing friends all join Wattie Dunphy on recitations and the local doctor Dr O’Dea and postman Noel Power on Friday night’s show where Noel Smith will be Master of Ceremonies.
PEGGYS GUITAR HEROES: Peggy's Guitar hero's will be one of the many groups that will take to the stage during next Fridays nights concert in Windgap Community Centre commencing at 8m.The group consists of Sontae Jackson, Nathania Jackson, Emer Barron, Eimear Smith, Ciara Smith, Victoria O Brien, Ava O Brien, Sarah Cullen, Ben Fitzpatrick, Sam Maloney, Leah Murray and Niamh Hogan. A great night of music, song and storytelling is guaranteed.
DEREK RYANS DEBUT: Looking back many years ago at what was probably the last concert in Windgap a young boy together with his dad Pat and brother Adrian performed on stage. Today he is one of Ireland’s biggest country stars and has a huge following. His name was Derek Ryan from Carlow. On Friday 25th March many more budding potential Derek Ryan's will showcase their talents and who knows what the future will hold for them. The show commences at eight with refreshments served during the interval.
EARLY BOOKING: Tickets for the event at €10 for adults and €5 for juveniles are available from Liz Jackson 087 9360941, Kate Moloney 087 2050029, John Ryan 087 6576045, Jimmy Walsh 0877875501, and Nicky Hawe 087 9728344.
LITTER PICKERS: Tullahought Tidy Towns litter pickers were out in force on Saturday last with a massive concentrated effort to clean up the local roads. Over twenty volunteers were engaged throughout the day in an operation which de-littered the two roads which run through the village the L5097 ad L5098 and also the other access road via the avenue. Also picked on the day was a section of the R697 from the Ball-alley in Baunreigh Slatequarries to Barnatrasna and the L1034 from Barnatrasna to Curragh. The committee would like to thank all the volunteers young and not so young who participated. We hope that visitors will see the pride of the community in the village and will work with us to keep the area free of litter.
LOTTO RESULTS: Numbers, 2, 12, 17, 25 and bonus number 21 saw Sharon Power and Richard McKenna Senior collect match three cheques recently. Next Week’s prize fund is €8,800
SPRING COLOUR: Fluttering and dancing in the breeze, hundreds of daffodils planted in Windgap and Tullahought villages by the respective Windgap and Tullahought Tidy Towns Groups are putting on a colourful show.
THIRD TIME LUCKY: The arrival of wild fowl at the lake on the wildlife area in Tullahought for the third time in six years has been warmly greeted. Having laid eggs on the initial visit the nest was disturbed, on the second occasion a dozen chicks were born and were to be seen swimming gaily around. Hopes are high that this will be third time lucky and a brood will be reared and mature over the summer months.
FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON: On Saturday Windgap Junior hurlers travelled to Ardclough to play the home side in the Leinster Club Hurling. The postponed tie replaced the planned challenge game in Killea on the way to the Allianz National Hurling League tie in Cork on Saturday. In the end the side ran out 3-14 to 0-9 winners.
SCHOOLS HURLING: In the Allianz Cumann na mBunscoileanna Roinn D Hurling League Windgap N.S. played their first round match against St. Patricks on Friday. After a slow start they won on a 5-6 to 2-4 scoreline. The next round takes place away to Kilkenny C.B.S. in their own grounds. The team is looked after by Simon Brophy, Jimmy Purcell and Tony Doyle.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the Killamery Bridge Club game in the Olde House were 1st. Elizabeth Lanigan and Rita Houlihan. Best Gross: Hickey and Rita Townsend. 2nd. Sarah Crowley and Rita Kenneally. 3rd Elizabeth Lanigan and Mary Joy.
CLUB LEADERSHIP: Club Officers PJ Egan, Noel Power, PJ Barron and Tom Egan will be representing the Club at the Leadership Development Programme for Club Chairpersons, Secretaries, Treasurers and PRO’s in Hotel Kilkenny on Monday evening. The club held a committee meeting on Tuesday at 8pm.
POSITIVE PARENTING: A six week course suitable for parents of children of between two and ten years of age to support parents in their parenting role is due to commence in April 2016, if you are interested contact Olive 056-7755660 ext.
NUACHTLITIR: Information for the weekly Parish Bulletin at weekend Masses can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening. Fr. Fergal’s Mobile number is (085) 8830756.
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Looking back many years ago at what was probably the last concert in Windgap a young boy together with his dad Pat and brother Adrian performed on stage. Today he is one of Irelands biggest country stars and has a huge following, his name was Derek Ryan from Carlow. On Friday 25th March many more budding potential Derek Ryan's will showcase their talents and who knows what the future will hold for them. At the concert a great night of Music, Song, Dance and Storytelling is in store and the show will commence at 8 pm. Refreshments will be served during the interval, Tickets for the event are available from Liz Jackson 087 9360941, Kate Moloney 087 2050029, John Ryan 087 6576045, Jimmy Walsh 0877875501 and Nicky Hawe 087 9728344. Proceeds to Windgap Tidy Towns.
Cards in Guinans at 9pm on Friday night.
Windgap Juniors V Offaly's Carrig and Riverstown in Windgap on Saurday at 3pm.
Via Windgap GAA Twitter
Update ! 22/3/2016
GAA underage registration night on Thursday at 6.30 to 7.30 PM in clubroom.
Orders taken for Windgap Half-Zips, Shorts and Socks. Download the form in advance if possible, and bring it along on the night.
If you have any questions or require further details, checkout the link below:
New Style Windgap Hurling Half-Zips, Shorts and Socks are now available as follows:
Kids shorts & socks = 22" and 24"
Adults shorts & socks = 26" to 38"
Kids jackets 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12
Adult jackets = 13/14, 15/6, XS, S, M, L, XL
> Initials of players and Windgap Crest will be printed.
> Place orders at registration night (Date to be confirmed - Keep an eye on Facebook) .
> Ensure you know your sizes before registration night (consistent with standard O'Neill's sizes), and payment on the night.
> Bookings not accepted without payment.
> Orders will be delivered four to five weeks after order.
> No Orders after cutoff date.
Please print out form. fill it in and bring it along on registration night (TBD)
Any questions please text 086 2772359 or 087 6412653.
DRAMA CELEBRATING 100 YEARS AGO: The Shrughawadda Players, Kilmoganny will stage their play `The Risen People` by James Plunkett in St. Leonard’s School Hall, Dunamaggan for three nights 23rd, 24th and 25th March at 8.30 p.m. nightly as part of the 1916 commemoration weekend organised by The Pat Walsh Memorial Committee. Tickets are now on sale at usual Kilmoganny venues and also Tom McCormack’s Pub, Dunamaggan and The Shop in Kells. Tickets cost €10 each. For further information contact Jackie on 051 – 648001 or Alycia on 051 – 648118. This is a new venue for the Shrughawadda Players to stage a drama. Tickets should be purchased early for this drama as it takes place in just two weeks time.
The Second years of St. Brigid's College, Callan make the journey to neutral Waterford to take on Castlecomer in the final of the South East Basketball league. The final taking place tomorrow Monday 14th features no less than six team members linked to Windgap. Best of look to all !
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