WALKS OPENING: The opening of the two new “National Trails accredited Loop Walks will take place on St Stephens Day in Windgap. With registration at eleven o’clock the walks roll out at 11.30 with the Historical Village one taking thirty minutes and the Bearna Breac one two to three hours. The fees are €10 for adults and €25 for families. More info to follow
WREN BOYS and MOVIES: Part of the celebration will be refreshments in the community Hall from 12.30 to 3pm with a Treasure Hunt and Movies for Juveniles in the Handball Alley from 2pm
HANDBALL: Trainers who participated in the Foundation Handball Coaching Course delivered by John O Donohue GAA Handball Tutor from Croke Park in the Alley recently were, Eamon Purcell, Jimmy Purcell, Tony Doyle, Matthew O’ Shea, Ann Foley, Julie O’ Brien, Pat Foley, Denis Foley PJ Barron, John Barron, Sean Foley, Darragh O Shea, Adrian Landy, Cian Ryan, Dave Jackson, David Doyle
CARDS RESULTS: Winners at the Hurling Club Progressive 25 Card Drive held in Guinans on Friday night were sharing 1st prize were PJ Barron and Mary Guinan, Eddie Hawe and Laurence Foley. The table prize was won by Nicky Landy and Eileen O’Gorman. Other prize winners were Eddie Hawe, Michael Cunningham, Grace Landy, Anne Marie Hawe and John Kenny. The next game takes place on Friday 1st. January and all are welcome.
BAZZAR: The annual Christmas parish bazaar takes place in the Hall in Windgap on Sunday next. Commencing at 2pm. It will include the usual Christmas Cakes, spinner, raffles and auction and all are welcome.
TIDY TOWNS: Tullahought Tidy Towns members travelled to the South East Region SuperValu Tidy Towns Awards event in the winning Regional Centre of Clonegal in Carlow recently. On the night they were presented with two cheques totalling €900 for the County Award and the Bronze medal award. The group were represented by Eamon Doyle, Dick Walsh, Kathleen Duggan and Eileen Norris.
BOUNDARY COMMISSION: Following a public meeting on the potential effects of the Boundary Commission on the Waterford border with Kilkenny in the RHU GLEN recently the collection of submissions continues in the area. The campaign is being organised in the locality by the local club. To be included contact any member of the committee of the local hurling club.
FOOTBALL: For the first time in living memory Windgap will not be entering a football team in the County Championships. The area was once one of the hotbeds of football in the county through the Slatequarries, Lamogue, Cotterstown and St. Nicholas. At county level Gerard Purcell was a member of the County side who won the British Junior title during the Summer. For a number of years the side benefitted with Callan Players, however falling numbers, emigration and the amount of players living away from the area who commute back to play hurling has seen the current situation arise. It is hoped that the interested players may be facilitated to continue playing elsewhere
LOTTO RESULTS: The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 11, 18 and bonus number 14. They brought match three cheques to Joseph Crowley and Kathleen Doyle. Next week’s prizefund is €6,600
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