HURLEY MAKINGS: Amongst the local robberies was the rooting, cutting and removing of ash buts suitable for Hurley Makings. Having broken the lock into the young plantation the work was carried out well off in off the road in a private forestory. One of a number of such incidents over the years, it is believed, the only one resolved was when a trailer load of ash butts from a Coilte Plantation was abandoned during a car chase over the back roads of the county.
HIGH ALERT: The occupants of a large light coloured car were disturbed on Monday evening
in broad daylight whilst they were searching a car parked outside of a house in the Tullahought area. Having arrived in a Cork Registered Car 11 C XXXX, (vehicle number with Gardaí), from the Kilmoganny direction they drove off at high speed in the direction of Carrick-on-Suir.
ADVIC NIGHT OUT: A fundraising event on behalf of the AdVIC charity that works closely with the family of homicide victims will take place in the River Court Hotel on Saturday night the 1st of November. Music on the night will be provided by Bench Warrant. There will be no set cover charge on the door and donations will be greatly appreciated. A raffle will take place on the night for great prizes. If you are unable to attend the event that is supported by the Whelan family in Windgap and would like to make a donation or sponsor a prize please contact John Whelan on 087 1252395
BADMINTON REGISTRATION: A registration evening for Tullahought Badminton Club takes place in Windgap Hall on Tuesday evening. All are welcome
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the Killamery Bridge Club card game held in the Olde House Killamery were 1st. Eliazbeth Lanigan and Sarah Crowley. Best Gross: Margaret Comerford and Pat Arrigan. 2nd; Rita Townsend and Stella Tennyson. 3rd: Peggy Vaughan and Moira Hickey.
SENIOR CAMOGIE: Heavy fog on the lower ground, opened out to bright sunshine and a dew covered pitch as both Windgap and the Rower Inistioge gathered in Mullianavat on Sunday morning for their most important match of the year, the senior relegation final. From the outset, it was obvious the importance of the occasion, with the large support that attended from both sides and the intensity of the warm up. In the game that saw both defences on top, a great battle ensued between two well committed sides. From the throw in free taker Kelly Hamilton led the way and had the Rower Inistioge 0-3 to 0-1 ahead after nine minutes. The first major score came when Niamh Bambrick was on hand to knock in a parried shot from Anne Marie Phelan for a Windgap goal. With further Windgap points from Denise Gaule frees and a 65 her side was 1-4 to 0-3 ahead after fifteen minutes. A point in reply by Kelly Hamilton reduced the lead to a single score 1-4 to 0-4 as the game remained scoreless for the remainder of the half with the highlight being a brave body save by the Windgap fullback. Straight from the throw in, the game was turned on its head when the Rower Inistioges Christine Lyng doubled on a long high range free to rattle the Windgap net. The score tied the scores at 1-4 apiece. Re-juvenated the Noresiders took a single point lead, and through more Kelly Hamilton frees and a 65 went on to lead 1-7 to 1-5 twenty minutes of the second half. With the game flowing from end to end and both sides having chances, a great run by substitute Caoimhe OShea opened up the Rower Inistioge defence and saw Niamh Bambrick with a goal put Windgap 2-5 to 1-7 ahead with just ten minutes to go. For the remainder of the game, it was nail biting action as player of the match fullback Mickeala Kenealley ably assisted by centre back Catherine Foley and goalkeeper Laura Walker led the defence of their teams slim lead. During the final period that, saw waves of Rower attacks, many close shaves and one ball fly just inches past the right hand post the side hung out to maintain their senior status for another year. The team was Laura Walker, Phena Heffernan, Mickeala Kenealley, Deirdre Purcell, Emer Moylan, Catherine Foley, Elaine O'Shea, Suzie Dunphy, Denise Gaule, Niamh Phelan, Joanne Cody, Anne Marie Phelan, Kathleen Purcell, Niamh Bambrick, Terry Mackey. Subs included Caoimhe O'Shea, Jane Walker, Gemma Long, Julie Walsh, Amy Murphy, Emily Murphy, Alison Bergin, Aisling Foley
COUNTY FINAL SCENE: Resplendent playing and spectator conditions, parking, stewarding, a perfect Public address System, match programme, shop and the playing of the National Anthem marked the St. Lachtains pitch in Freshford as the perfect setting for any National Final. On Saturday all were in order and present for a unique under sixteen B Hurling County hurling final between first time Finalists Galmoy Windgap and Graigueballycallan that was played in front of a large crowd. Having opened a three point lead the side were rocked by a goal for Graigue Ballycallan who went on to lead 2-8 to 0-6 at the break. Having brought the game to a stronger opposition a necessity to get goals t get the side into the game as time ran out saw Graigue Ballycallan run out deserving winners on a 3-16 to 1-10 scoreline. The Galmoy Windgap side was Shane Cullen, Sean Phelan, Ryan Murphy, Luke Ward, Colm Smith, Jack Delaney, Aidan Culleton, Conor Grace, Patrick Grace, James Culleton, Brandan Phelan, Conor Drennan, Oisin Phelan, Evan Morrissey, Patrick O'Callaghan. Subs: Patrick Doyle, Jack Hayes, Dylan Grace, Billy Drennan and Robert Culleton. The sides mentors were Simon Brophy, Frank Grace, Sean Smith. See Gerry Drennans or Pado Flynns match report in the Sports Pages.
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