HURLING SHIELD WIN: Windgap under fourteen hurlers won the Shield in John Locke Park Callan on Saturday when they overcame O ‘Loughlins "C" in the final of the thirteen a side competition. Ahead 1-1 to 0-1 at the break following a Pat Grace goal both sides doubled their first half tally in a low scoring tie with Dylan Thomas getting the sides second goal. The victorious Windgap side was in goal Conor Foley, Luke Ward, Lorcan Wallace, Aidan Culleton, Sean Dunne, Jack Hayes, Pat Grace (1-0). Christopher McDonald (0-1), Robert Culleton, Shane Cullen (0-1), Mark Grace, Darragh Byrne, Dylan Thomas (1-0). Missing on boxing duty on the day was Patrick O’Callaghan. After the game team captain Pat Grace was presented with the Shield by Bord na nÓg representative Joe Pyke. The side’s mentors were Denis Foley, Michael Grace, Walter Purcell and Michael Cooke. The game was refereed by Martin Quilty.
HANDBALL AGM: The AGM of Windgap Handball Club takes place in the Alley on Friday the 1st of November at 7pm. All are welcome to attend, join up and play.
WINDGAP PLANNING: Plans for the future of the Community Centre in Windgap will be presented at a Public Meeting on Tuesday 5th November at 8.00 p.m. The need to refurbish, renovate or rebuild was the top of the list of the aims and aspirations of the community that were collected at the public meeting when over ninety people attended a year ago. As always all are invited to attend to see and discuss the proposals.
BADMINTON: Tullahought Badminton Club juvenile registration for the coming season takes place in the Windgap Community Centre on Tuesday 29th October from 7.30 to 8.00 pm.
TIDY TOWNS: The Super Valu Tidy Towns South Eastern regional awards ceremony and presentation takes place on Monday next 4th of November at 7pm in the Parade Tower in Kilkenny Castle. At the event Tullahought Village will be awarded a National Award in the form of their second Bronze Medal and also a County Endeavour Award.
GALMOY WINDGAP: In the first round of the Southern under twenty one championship Galmoy Windgap defeated Turllougher Rosbercon 1-9 to 0-5 in Thomastown. The side led 0-4 to Turllougher Rosbercon 0-1 at the break. The side was Niall Walsh, Shane Walsh, Darragh O’Shea, Darren Morrissey, Adrian Landy, Jason Stanley, William Phelan, Cian Ryan, Thomas Phelan, Frank Phelan, Daniel Cashin, Pater Hennessey, Michéal Phelan, Paraic Walsh, Kieran Phelan. Subs Paul Comerford, Darren Walsh, Martin Duggan, Brendan Power, Kieran Purcell. (Tom Phelan 0-3, Kieran Phelan 1-0, Frank Phelan and Jason St 0-2 each, Cian Ryan, Peter Hennessy 0-1 each). The side play championship favourites Kilmacow in the next round.
120TH ANNIVERSARY: For the one hundred and twentieth anniversary of Windgap Creamery the 5th & 6th class in the local national School made a model of the present building. Painted grey with blue windows and farm machinery included the listed building is one of the heritage gems of the area. Now a shadow of its former self it is becoming more bedraggled with falling plaster.
Make your own Christmas presents this year. Decoupage is the art of decorating objects like wooden boxes with serviette paper. Christmas decoupage classes for adults commence on Thursday 7. November from 6-8pm. The course costs 50euros for 5 classes. If you are interested please contact Giedre Dunphy 0857635291.
BRIDGE: Winners at the Killamery Bridge Club game played in the Olde House are 1st; Elizabeth, Sarah Crowley. Best Gross Pat Arrigan, Margaret Comerford. 2nd Peggy Vaughan, Rita Houlihan. 3rd; Noreen Hayes, Rita Houlihan. 4th. Josie O’Gorman, Mary Lonergan. 4th: Kathleen O’Shea, Elizabeth Murray.
CARD RESULTS: The monthly Progressive Twenty Five Card Drive in aid of Windgap Hurling Club that was held in Guinans in on Friday was won by Tom Egan and Jim Coyne with ten games. On the night second prize was shared between PJ Barron, Dean Madden, Nicky and Gracie Landy. The table Prize went to Laurence Foley and PJ Egan with additional prizes being won by Walter Purcell, Jim Coyne and Colin Barry. The next game takes place on Friday 15th of November
PIONEERS: The annual South Ossory Pioneer Social takes place on November 5th in the Rhu Glen. Music is by Twice Shy. Tickets can be got from Kitty Egan or Eamon Doyle.
TRACTOR RUN: Windgap National School Parents Association are holding a fundraising Tractor Run and Bring and Buy Sale in aid of Windgap National Schools Building Project on Saturday 9th November. Tractor Run to commence at 12:00, meeting point the Lake car park. Registration to Michael Moloney 087 641 2653. Entrance fee €25 per tractor. Bring and Buy Sale from 12:00-4:00 in the Community Hall. Refreshments served all day. All Welcome. Your Generosity will be greatly appreciated.
DIARY DATE: The Annual Fun and Family Walk on December 26th commences from the GAA Club Rooms. Route and time details to follow.
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.
GALMOY WINDGAP; The sides next fixture is at under twenty one level where they play Tullougher Rosbercon in Thomastown on Saturday at 2pm.
WALKING: The walking groups continue each Saturday morning where they meet at the lake in Windgap at 9.30am. and also at the Community Centre in Tullahought on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm. All are welcome to take part at any place or time.
CALLAN GOLF CLUB: New Membership Offer of €499 is now available up to January 2015. Contact Margaret 056 – 7725136
TIME OUT!! Take years off your life with inspiring, creative stress management course. This course will run over 6 Tuesday mornings from 10am -1pm and will begin on Tues, Nov 12th. The course will cost €50 and must be paid in advance to book your place. This course will include: stress management, relaxation techniques & craft (Christmas table decoration). The tutor is Judith Ashton, a well know therapist that has vast experience working with groups. Please call 056 77 55 66 0 ext 1
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From Jimmy Walsh