ALL GO: A busy week of masses, matches and voluntary work kept the community busy during the past week. During it the annual Graveyard Masses were held in Killamery, Tullahought and Windgap on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They were followed by a memorial mass for John Smith in Windgap on Saturday evening. Earlier in the day a Camogie blitz was held in Windgap and a hurling blitz in Carrigeen. In between the main match of the weekend saw Windgap play Glenmore in the South Junior Semi-Final at 5pm. Across the parish Tidy Towns work continued in Tullahought and Windgap where the forge work progresses and the seating at the club house was completed.
NEW BUCKET SEATS: Great work by Pat Walsh, Niall Kenny and the team of workers that assisted with machinery and laying concrete that were mentioned in the previous week’s notes has seen the provision of forty nine new bucket seats for spectators. Previously part of the Pairc Ui Caoimhe stadium in Cork it is rumoured that some of the blue seats have come from Maine Road. The work was completed for the arrival of Tommy, Walter and Padraig Walsh to do battle in the County Intermediate Championship tie between Tullaroan and Tullougher Rosbercon. In recent days both sides visited the ground for a run out. At the seats old home by the banks of the Lee the refurbishment of the stadium in Cork is scheduled to be completed for the Munster Football Final in 2017.
HURLERS DRAW RESULTS: Winners in the final Hurlers Co-Op Draw were Jimmy Purcell Baunreigh €1,000. Pat and Pa Moore €150, Ciara Power c/o Powers Pub €100. Thanks are extended to all who supported the valuable fund raising method for the club.
CAMOGIE: In preparation for their championship game the senior side defeated Danesfort in Danesfort in a challenge game on Wednesday evening. Best wishes are extended to club and county player Laura Walker who suffered a severe knee injury in the championship game with Mullinavat. The good news for the side is the return to training of Lisa Phelan from a hand injury.
JUNIORS REACH SEMI-FINAL: In Windgap on Saturday evening Windup went down to Glenmore in the Iverk Southern Junior Hurling Championship semi-final. Ahead 1-8 to 0-8 at the break. Wind assisted in the second half the side had drifted a point 1-10 to 0-14 behind by the fifty first minute. Having had the most of the play against a packed Glenmore defence using two sweepers neither side added a score in the final twelve minutes as Glenmore qualified for their first South Final since 1981. For the match report and photos visit https://twitter.com/WindgapGAA or see Barrie Henriques match report in the Sports pages
FOLLOWING TWITTER: Following the ding dong battle of the Southern Junior Hurling semi on Twitter whilst milking in New Zealand was former local hurler and hand baller Enda Hawe. Taking time out he sent a message of support for the second half, “cmon the gap, lookn forward to the 2nd half”. Home just a few weeks ago Enda gave a hand with the work on the seating extension at the club house. Milking 1100 crossbred cows, Edna’s season is just getting in to full swing with 680 cows calving down in the previous eleven days. Having attended the Leinster Final Enda’s work plans were changed to fit in time to watch the Kilkenny All Ireland semi-final live from Croke Park.
WEEKEND MATCHES: Following the All-Ireland Minot Hurling Final draw the 5th and final round games of Windgap and Slieverue on Friday and the hosting of the Tullougher Rosbercon and Tullaroan game on Saturday evening have been postponed. The replay goes ahead in Croke Park on Sunday with local player Niall Walsh an important part of the Kilkenny panel.
WORLD HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Best wishes are extended to local handballer Jack Doyle who has travelled to participate in the world Handball championships in Calgary Canada. The 40x20 and one wall games run until the 22nd of August. Thanks are extended to all who supported the handball marathon and donated funds for the trip.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMIES: Windgap play league finalists Carrigeen in the first round of the Junior B championship in Piltown on Monday evening. At underage level the Galmoy Windgap side play Tullougher Rosbercon in Tullougher on Tuesday evening.
SAFE PLAY POLICY: Visitors, mentors and players to the GAA Grounds are asked to refrain from parking along by the footpath at the Hurling Wall. This will give greater visibility of the young players using the Hurling and One Wall Handball Courts.
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