With Jimmy Walsh.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are required this Friday evening 25th July 6-9pm, and Sat 26th 9am, to prepare footpath from village to Frankfort Road Junction for re-surfacing. It is hoped to install a retaining kerb or low wall. Stone is also required, if anybody is in a position to drop a load or loads of stones, please contact John Ryan on 0876576045. Tractors with loaders and a trailer also required both days but mainly plenty of help, if we don't have this area ready by August we may loose the chance for re-surfacing. Its our village, its up to us to make the effort.
ONE WALL: The annual County One Wall Handball championships take place in Windgap on Sunday next 27th July. For further details contact any handball club officer in the county or Michael O'Shea and Gerard Doyle in Windgap.
CLUB NEWS: Thanks are extended to the local Hurling, Camogie and Handball Club members who assisted with stewarding at the Wexford V's Waterford All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening. The list included Eamon Doyle, Conor Lonergan, Niall Walsh, PJ Barron, Pat Moore, Ann Foley, Philip Lonergan and Julie Walsh. Recent match three Lotto winners were PJ Barron and Pat Walsh
FAR AWAY: News has arrived of the clubs games being followed by supporters on the Windgap Twitter account as far away as Manchester and New Zealand
CAMOGIE: The seniors play All Ireland Senior Club Finalists Mullinavat in the first round of the championship in Mullinavat on Tuesday evening. On Sunday Caoimhe O'Shea was a member of the County under sixteen Camogie panel that went down to Galway in their championship game in Callan.
DEFIBRILLATOR: The Defibrillator Committee are holding their Annual Cake and Home Produce Sale as a means of funding refresher courses, further training and maintenance of the equipment. It will take place on Friday 1st August after the Cemetery Mass in Windgap. We would greatly appreciate if you could support this very important event; by bringing cakes, home produce (jams, vegetables, etc) or by making a donation to the fund. Defibrillators are in the following locations: On the wall at the door to the left, at the top of the long steps at Windgap N.S. On the front porch of the Parochial House in Windgap Village, On the front wall of Tullahought Community Centre. Originally 47 people from the locality received AED training and the recommendation is that each person attends a refresher course every two years. These courses will take place in Tullahought Community Centre later this year. If we get enough numbers we will also organise another AED training course for people who have not yet had the opportunity to avail of this training, Pads and batteries will also need to be replaced after two years. For further details please contact Joan O’ Gorman 086-1024892, Dick Walsh 087-9963355, Helen Hawe 086-8834042 or If we get enough numbers we will also organise another AED training course for people who have not yet had the opportunity to avail of this training. Pads and batteries will also need to be replaced after two years. For further details please contact Joan O' Gorman 086-1024892, Dick Walsh 087-9963355, Helen Hawe 086-8834042 or any member of the committee.
WIND TURBINES: Eight years after the South Tipperary Co. Co. ruled against locating Wind Turbines on Carrigadoon another Windfarm project is being proposed following a leaflet drop in the area. The proposal by the Dutch company DunoAir based in Cork with a Dublin contact number is to build eight 126 Meter high Wind Turbines at sites currently unknown in the Coillte forestry on Carraigadoon and Curraghdobbin hills. The original proposal over looked the high amenity area of Ahenny, The High Crosses, The Slatequarries and the Newgrange style burial chambers at the Coshel in Knockroe. The new Dunoair Curraheen Limited companys proposal will see the turbines rise over 300 feet above the treescape and could or would protrude over the skyline into the Kilkenny side which is still zoned as an area unsuitable for Wind Turbines. The proposal highlighted the fears of the residents on the Suir Valley and South Tipperary side of the Hills that one of the proposed Eirgrid routes was chosen to connect with potential Wind farms on Carraigadoon and on the slopes of Slievenamon around Kilcash. Currently a wind test mast is being erected in the area.
GRAVEYARD MASSES: The annual graveyard Masses take place in Killamery on Wednesday 30th July, Tullahought on Thursday 31st and in Windgap on Friday August 1st and the Slatequarries on Thursday 7th of August. All the masses commence at 7.30pm.
KILMOGANNY CARNAVAL: A day of celebration is planned for Kilmoganny on Sunday 3rd of August. The events commence with Rosary at Kilmoganny Church Grotto at 11.45am. It will be followed at 12.30 by Registration for `Fun Run` in St Eoghans Centre,Kilmoganny for the Fun Runs` through Castlemorris wood,3k,6k,9k. 1.00 Cross country Poc Fada commences. 2.00 Dog Show.All categories welcome.Bring along your dog. At 3.00 Fancy dress parade followed by free children`s show with `Amazy Daisy. 4.00 Tug O War competitions begin.Teams welcome. Barbeque all evening. Stalls very welcome. Music on the street. Traditional music session in Dunphy`s pub from 7- 9. 30pm All musicians and singers welcome. At 10pm the fabulous 5 piece band `Vegas nights. All this night entertainment only 5 euro entry fee.`Sponsorship cards available for walk in Kilmoganny Post Office Pete Moran`s shop and Dunphy`s pub or pay on the day. For more information contact Alycia on 051-648118. 087-6757490
HURLING 2020: Have you any ideas on the game of hurling!, to have your say go to the survey on http://gaa.ie/hurling-2020/ or on kilkennygaa.ie
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