CHARITIES On a busy weekend in the locality a Monster Auction was held in Powers of Tullahought on Saturday night in aid of the Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue. Also supporting the funds was a Cake sale in Tullahought community centre on Sunday morning. In Wibndagp a Trad for Trocaire Session took place in Guinans Lounge on Saturday evening.
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.
UP THE NIRE: Windgap Walkers plan on travelling to the Nire Valley on Sunday morning to join in the Comeragh Mountains annual Walking Festival. This is a great opportunity to see some of the best scenery in Co Waterford. All are welcome. Further details visit our website www.windgap.ie
GALMOY WINDGAP; The sides final fixture for the season is at under twenty one level.
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 at the Community centre In Tullahought on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm. All are welcome to take part at any place or time.
POTTERY CLASSES: Adult Pottery classes commence in Camphill Kyle, on Tuesday 24th and run for eight weeks from 7:30-9:30pm. The courses cost € 100 (all materials included). In addition Children's Classes (age 6-12), start on Wednesday 25th of September and run for 5 weeks from 6pm-7pm, costing € 40 (all materials included). For more information or to book, contact Sonja on 086-3050428.
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.
GOLF NEWS: Callan Golf club New membership offer now available €499 until Jan 2015
Contact 056 7725136
CLUB NEWS: Windgap traveled to Graiguenamanagh o play the home side in the Valley of the Monks on Sunday morning in the Joe Walsh Cup quarter Final. After a 2-13 to 0-12 win they now play Mooncoin in the semi-final.
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, Fr Nicholas Flavin and Eamon Doyle
SAINT STEPHENS DAY: Plans for the annual festival walk and activities are currently being put in place.
GAME OF TIT AND TAT: Unusually seated on a fence post a sparrow hawk kept his eyes beaded in a south easterly direction despite ongoing distractions. Around its head over and back and up and down flew a member of the Magpie family. Unable to distract his more formidable foe the Sparrow Hawk took flight for the Ash tree that he was focussed on over a bank overlooking a dried up stream. In doing so he was followed immediately by his tormentor as their activities caused the start of the autumnal fall of leaves as they moved through its branches. Oblivious to the ongoing activities below the local swallows and house martins soared way above as a single white spot on the bank turned out to be one of many field mushrooms. Whatever the attraction or distraction the activities continued when they moved into a nearby sceach heavily laden with red berries in their game of follow the leader.
BRIDGE CLASSES: Classes resume in St. Eoghan's Centre in Kilmoganny on Wednesday 2nd of October. For further information call 087 2557498.
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