The arrival of spring has seen the rejuvenation of outdoor activities with plans been put in place for gatherings at sporting and social.............
GATHERINGS OF ALL TYPES AND SIZES BEING PLANNED
The arrival of spring has seen the rejuvenation of outdoor activities with plans been put in place for gatherings at sporting and social level for the year ahead.
TWENTY FIVE CARD DRIVE: The monthly Progressive Twenty Five Card Drive in aid of Windgap Hurling takes place in Guinans in Windgap on Friday next 22nd of March at 9.00pm. All are welcome.
GATHERING IN JUNE: Its now official that preparations are underway to host a gathering in Windgap running from June 21st - 23rd. The Gathering is scheduled to coincide with the Summer Solstice and many innovative ideas have been discussed over a series of meetings. Amongst them are plans to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the new school in 1963. Further details on the list of events to follow.
GATHERING IN AUGUST: In Tullahought the gathering will focus on Kilmacoliver National School that closed its door as a place of education and learning in February 1973. To celebrate ‘The Gathering’ a reunion of all past pupils of the school has been organized. This event will take place as part of the annual Heritage week celebrations in Tullahought from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25TH August.
CLEAN UPS: Over the past two weeks volunteers have made massive clean ups on all of the roads surrounding Windgap and Tullahought villages. Regretfully, as normal, the volunteers have been shocked by the amount of litter that was mostly thrown from the windows of passing cars. Having completed the task on Saturday last many of the cleared roads had been despoiled by Sunday evening. Amongst the worst hit areas is the viewing tower where litter is almost nightly being dumped from parked cars within twelve feet of a regularly maintained clearly visible litterbin.
MOL AN OIGE: Windgap hurling club has announced its organisational plans for their youngest members for the year ahead. They will be led by the Juvenile Coaching Co-Coordinator Matthew O’Shea. Matthews Mobile number is 085 1742185. The following mentors will head the various groups co-ordinating training and events at each age level. They are U-8 Dermot O’Shea, Mobile 087 4193229. U-10 Declan Kennedy, Mobile 087 9642880 and U -12 Contact Denis Foley Mobile: 086 2747039. Following the forthcoming registration day the details of the training sessions and games will be announced. As part of the build up passes for the Allianz National Hurling league games have been distributed to the national school. Pupils are also invited to show their artistic skills by entering a drawing and painting competition for the forthcoming All Ireland hurlers Race day in Gowran Park.
LISA IS A WESTERN SWAN: The Western Swans Camogie Club based in Perth, are the first and longest established Camogie Club in Western Australia. Currently they are recruiting new and experienced members immigrating to Australia that are interested in playing camogie. Based in Perth city, the club train Tuesdays and Thursdays at R.A Cooke Reserve in Morley. The club have got the season off to a great start, having had a team compete and reach the Semi-Finals of the Padraig Annual 7-a-side competition in Melbourne. The club has a good social aspect with nights out, making it a great place to get to know and meet new people. If you are intending on making the trip to Perth before May do not hesitate to make contact the club and they will try their best to advise or help any potential members. Amongst the Clubs most recent recruits is Windgap midfielder and former county player Lisa Phelan. For more information contact Ailish Kenneally on 0416233316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org."
LOTTO: This weeks winning numbers were 9, 11, 18, 21 and Bonus 6. The numbers brought a match three cheque to Eileen Hawe. Amongst the recent winners was Jake Power of Tullahought.
GOING TO GOWRAN PARK: Thanks are expressed to all that supported Kilkenny's All Ireland Hurlers Race day on Saturday next the 23rd in Gowran Park. The event will see seven races named after the counties top stars. Additional evens will included a Best-dressed competition and the best black and amber family. Also included will be a free race card raffle for Bruce Springsteen tickets. On the day where under sixteen's are free the All Ireland winning side will attend. Additional tickets are available through club members. Amongst the possible trainers with entries on the day are former Windgap and Kilkenny All Ireland winning hurler Kieran Purcell.
GALMOY WINDGAP: The minors became the first hurling side in the parish to play in a competitive match when they travelled to Galmoy to play St. Lachtains in a minor challenge on Sunday morning.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners of the Bridge Club game in the Olde House in Killamery were 1st. Pat Arrigan, Margaret Comerford. Best Gross Kitty Meaghar, Rita Houlihan. 2nd. Rita Houlihan, Moira Hickey. 3rd. Alice Power, Mary Walsh. 4th. Sarah Crowley, Elizabeth Lanigan.
TRAINING RESUMES: In recent weeks the local adult camogie and hurling teams have recommenced training for the season ahead. Both sides line out at the end of the month. To date training has been carried out on the hurling wall and using the new walkways as an all weather running track.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: The next meeting of the Planning for the Future group takes place in the GAA Clubrooms on Tuesday next the 26th of March at eight o'clock.
WANTED: Foróige Kilkenny is looking for volunteers countywide to help them grow and support our youth work initiatives. Foróige is a modern, vibrant organisation changing the lives of young people aged ten to eighteen nationwide. Foróige can find a fit for you in volunteering in a youth club, youth café, special interest group, project, mentoring or assisting with events or fundraising. To become a volunteer Contact Rosie O’Brien, Foróige Regional Youth Officer on email@example.com or 086 2997677 or check out www.foroige.ie
GARDENING: A composting expert will provide information on how to community compost, home compost and give tips on how to attract wildlife into your garden. This will take place on Monday, March 25th from 10am – 1pm in Droichead Family Resource Centre. Please call Brid on 056 77 555 19 Ext. 2 if you are interested.
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