Although they were defeated, Windgap fought bravely in the U12 County Quarter final. While Windgap had beaten Ballyhale last Thursday, the result was reversed tonight. Their next outing is in the Tullahought heritage tournament on August 30th.
Windgap girls U14 had a great win over a well organised St. Annes outfit in Tullaroan on Wednesday night. The final score of 3-5 to 1-1 belied the closeness of the game.
They now play in the Roinn C final on August 29th. Venue and opposition is not available as yet. Keep an eye on:
ALL GO: A busy week of masses, matches and voluntary work kept the community busy during the past week. During it the annual Graveyard Masses were held in Killamery, Tullahought and Windgap on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They were followed by a memorial mass for John Smith in Windgap on Saturday evening. Earlier in the day a Camogie blitz was held in Windgap and a hurling blitz in Carrigeen. In between the main match of the weekend saw Windgap play Glenmore in the South Junior Semi-Final at 5pm. Across the parish Tidy Towns work continued in Tullahought and Windgap where the forge work progresses and the seating at the club house was completed.
NEW BUCKET SEATS: Great work by Pat Walsh, Niall Kenny and the team of workers that assisted with machinery and laying concrete that were mentioned in the previous week’s notes has seen the provision of forty nine new bucket seats for spectators. Previously part of the Pairc Ui Caoimhe stadium in Cork it is rumoured that some of the blue seats have come from Maine Road. The work was completed for the arrival of Tommy, Walter and Padraig Walsh to do battle in the County Intermediate Championship tie between Tullaroan and Tullougher Rosbercon. In recent days both sides visited the ground for a run out. At the seats old home by the banks of the Lee the refurbishment of the stadium in Cork is scheduled to be completed for the Munster Football Final in 2017.
HURLERS DRAW RESULTS: Winners in the final Hurlers Co-Op Draw were Jimmy Purcell Baunreigh €1,000. Pat and Pa Moore €150, Ciara Power c/o Powers Pub €100. Thanks are extended to all who supported the valuable fund raising method for the club.
CAMOGIE: In preparation for their championship game the senior side defeated Danesfort in Danesfort in a challenge game on Wednesday evening. Best wishes are extended to club and county player Laura Walker who suffered a severe knee injury in the championship game with Mullinavat. The good news for the side is the return to training of Lisa Phelan from a hand injury.
JUNIORS REACH SEMI-FINAL: In Windgap on Saturday evening Windup went down to Glenmore in the Iverk Southern Junior Hurling Championship semi-final. Ahead 1-8 to 0-8 at the break. Wind assisted in the second half the side had drifted a point 1-10 to 0-14 behind by the fifty first minute. Having had the most of the play against a packed Glenmore defence using two sweepers neither side added a score in the final twelve minutes as Glenmore qualified for their first South Final since 1981. For the match report and photos visit https://twitter.com/WindgapGAA or see Barrie Henriques match report in the Sports pages
FOLLOWING TWITTER: Following the ding dong battle of the Southern Junior Hurling semi on Twitter whilst milking in New Zealand was former local hurler and hand baller Enda Hawe. Taking time out he sent a message of support for the second half, “cmon the gap, lookn forward to the 2nd half”. Home just a few weeks ago Enda gave a hand with the work on the seating extension at the club house. Milking 1100 crossbred cows, Edna’s season is just getting in to full swing with 680 cows calving down in the previous eleven days. Having attended the Leinster Final Enda’s work plans were changed to fit in time to watch the Kilkenny All Ireland semi-final live from Croke Park.
WEEKEND MATCHES: Following the All-Ireland Minot Hurling Final draw the 5th and final round games of Windgap and Slieverue on Friday and the hosting of the Tullougher Rosbercon and Tullaroan game on Saturday evening have been postponed. The replay goes ahead in Croke Park on Sunday with local player Niall Walsh an important part of the Kilkenny panel.
WORLD HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Best wishes are extended to local handballer Jack Doyle who has travelled to participate in the world Handball championships in Calgary Canada. The 40x20 and one wall games run until the 22nd of August. Thanks are extended to all who supported the handball marathon and donated funds for the trip.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMIES: Windgap play league finalists Carrigeen in the first round of the Junior B championship in Piltown on Monday evening. At underage level the Galmoy Windgap side play Tullougher Rosbercon in Tullougher on Tuesday evening.
SAFE PLAY POLICY: Visitors, mentors and players to the GAA Grounds are asked to refrain from parking along by the footpath at the Hurling Wall. This will give greater visibility of the young players using the Hurling and One Wall Handball Courts.
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Great performance in the U13 Doubles one wall final saw Jack Doyle and his partner Brodie Winter Australia lose out by 1 ace 11-10 in the tie break in the world handball championships in Calgary Canada.
Jack next competition is 40x20 singles on monday evening where he meets
Jack Darcy : Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
Well done to Adam O’Shea and Sean Barron on reaching the 60x30 under 12 doubles handball county final last Tuesday. They defeated Clogh in the semi-final but were beaten by Kilfane in the final, the last game of which was an epic game where the boys came back from 11-3 down to lead 14-11 before losing out narrowly 15-14. Thanks to Paul Dowling for running everything so well on the night. Also congratulations to Sean Purcell who reached the final of the 60x30 under 12 singles competition.
Windgap's Jack Doyle defeated Jack Darcy 25-14 in the Worlds in Calgary. Today he was narrowly defeated by Josh Kavanagh in the quarter final by a score of 25 to 23.
Windgap juvenile teams at under 6, 8 and 10 years took part in the Cloneen GAA Hurling Blitz on Saturday last. All the teams played really well with the under 6’s managing to claim two wins from two and the under 8’s and under 10’s both winning 1 game and losing 1 game. Each player received a medal as a memento of the occasion and Cloneen provided lots of refreshments for all. Well done to all the children who hurled on the day and thank you to Cloneen GAA Club and all the parents that made the trek up to Cloneen.
Jack starts his world championship campaign with a match against another Irish man Jack Darcy from Omagh, Co. Tyrone. The venue is held in the the Optimist Arena, Calgary.
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Windgap Handball club would like to wish Jack and Shane Doyle best of luck in the world Handball championships in Calgary Canada which runs from the 9th to the 22nd of August. Jack will be competing in 40x20 and one wall competitions which start on Tuesday next.
The club would like to thank all who supported their recent juvenile handball marathon to raise funds to help towards the cost of the trip.
Presentation of proceeds from handball Marathon to Jack.
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