(0-1) each. The game was refereed by Willie Kearney.
NEW BEGINING: The game saw a new set of mentors looking after the clubs premier side with trainer Pat Walsh being assisted by former full back Eamon Murray, club secretary Noel Power and Kieran Purcell. For those unable to attend the scores were tweeted live from the game by
Julie Walsh and could be followed live on the parish website windgap.ie On the day former players PJ Barron and Laurence Doyle manned the umpires posts and Treasurer Eamon Doyle done the gate in the poor conditions as the spectators welcome the protection from the rain provided by the porch along the length of the club rooms.
FULL IRISH: A full Irish breakfast in aid of Community Projects and the provision of tables for the Community Centre takes place in Windgap Community Centre from 9.30 to 11.30am on Easter Sunday. Tickets are on sale throughout the parish and will also be available after Masses on Sunday next. Tickets cost €10 for adults and €3 for juveniles. A meeting to finalise the details will take place in the GAA Club on Tuesday evening at 8pm. All interested in assisting in any way are invited to attend.
CLUB NEWS: The Junior B side play neighbours John Lockes on Saturday whist the Junior side play Dicksboro away on Sunday. In the All Ireland Senior Colleges final club player Niall Walsh is part of the St. Kieran’s College panel who play the Leinster Champions Kilkenny CBS in the first
ever All Kilkenny final for the Croke Cup. The game takes place in Nowlan Park on Saturday at five o'clock.
GALMOY WINDGAP: The combined outfit make their 2014 debut when they play John Lockes at under sixteen level in Windgap on Friday evening.
DAN PHELAN: The recollections one of the co founders of Windgap Hurling Club were recalled when Barry Henriques highlighted Dan Phelan’s story in last weeks edition. Hale and hearty and living in Birchwood Dan has added Bingo as one of his main interests and regularly takes his position near the ball stop nets at the school end of the local pitch. Complete with pen and
piece of paper he is still the “go to” man when a clarification of the exact score is required. His match position over sixty years after the club was founded is just a couple of hundred yards away from the spot in the lee of Shea’s public house where he was so involved in the founding of the club. The complete story is to be found on last weeks Kilkenny People or on windgap.ie
MOUSE NIGHT: A crowd estimated around three hundred from around the parish and from neighbouring communities, enjoyed a great night of festivities, resulting in a tremendous profit on the night of just over €12,000. The profits on the night will go towards Windgap community projects, with the playground likely to be first off the mark in terms of funding. The major prize on the night went to Eileen Hawe, with runners up Marie Landy and Sadie Bacon. The committee would like to thank the public for their tremendous generosity. They would also like to thank the volunteers involved in advance sales and for their work on the night, as well as sponsors and suppliers. Note compliments of Noel Smith.
EASTER WEEK: Ceremonies in the parish will take place on Palm Sunday with Mass in Tullahought at 9.00 a.m and Windgap at 9.45 a.m. They continue on Holy Thursday in Windgap at 7.00 p.m. On Good Friday the ceremonies are in Windgap at 2.00 p.m and Tullahought at 8.00 p.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated during the ceremonies; The vigil on Holy Saturday takes place in Windgap at 7.45 p.m.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the bridge game held in the Olde House in Killamery were 1st. Helen Lanigan, Catherine Burke. Best Gross Peggy Vaughan, Gracey Landy 2nd Rita Townsend, Stella Tenneyson. 3rd. Sarah Crowley, Elizabeth Lanigan. 4th Josie O'Gorman, Mary Lonergan.
LADIES BOXING: In the triangular Round Robin with Germany and Russia in Germany over the weekend local Irish senior champion Clare Grace won a silver medal with the Irish Elite Ireland’s women’s boxers. With three bouts over three days Clare went down to Nadine Apetz of the host nation after a great battle in the 69 kg class in Wittenberg, Hamburg. In the second bout Clare recorded a win over Carlota Hansen of Germany. Clare took to the ring for the third time in three days on Sunday when she outboxed against a Russian girl Saadat Abdulayeva. Part of a seven strong Irish Squad the medal winners were Michaela Walsh (gold), Joanna Lambe (silver), Clare Grace (silver) and Alanna Audley -Murphy (bronze)
TIDY TOWNS: Having planted new trees during the week the community group in Tullahought suffered a setback when the unique oval style village nameplate supplied by the community was removed from the pillars at the viewing Tower "Túir Amharc". Elsewhere the local Kilkenny walking trail has been closed. The next meeting takes place in the Community centre on Wednesday week at 8pm. The annual tidy up of the roads in the area takes place o Saturday next at 10.30 am and all residents and landowners are invited to give a hand.
CAMOGIE: An early morning start saw Senior Camogie training take place in Tullahought on Sunday morning with the girls drills and play weaving a trail of tracks in the heavily dewed grass. The next session takes place on Friday evening.
GOLF LESSONS: A Series of Beginners golf lessons commencing in Callan Golf Club on Saturday 19th April. For further details and registration Contact Margaret during office hours Monday to Friday on 056 7725136
NOTES: Contributors and Clubs are invited to email items for publication with a name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday evenings at 6pm. For all the local news visit the parish website windgap.ie