LINGAUN VALLEY: Twenty one persons attended the Kilkenny LEADER Partnership meeting organised by Development Officer Fergus Horgan, in Tullahought Community Hall on Wednesday evening. The aim of the get together was to explore the potential of developing Community Tourism in the Lingaun Valley. The attendance included six members of the Leader Company and representatives from Piltown, Ballyneale, Tullahought, Carrick-on-Suir, Faugheen, Owning and Ahenny. On the evening Declan Rice of Leader outlined the rich history, archaeology and natural resources of the area, the success of the Atlantic Way and a proposal to have the Lingaun Valley as part of Irelands latest Tourism promotion package of “The Ancient East”. Working under the “Five “A’s” of Attractions, Access, Accommodation, Amenities and Awareness a list of items was drawn up under each heading with the protection of the visual and historical attributes of the valley, the lack of Broadband and Intranet and the need for a cohesive plan for supporting landowners who hosted walks being highlighted. With the area straddling two counties, provinces and communities who have co-operated for generations an invitation is to be made to the Tipperary Leader Group to be involved in the promotion and development of the area. Amongst the interested observers was Councillor Thomás Breathnach of Kilmacow who has been very proactive with proposals for improving access at the Coshel in Knockroe whilst photos of the locality by Lena Power were part of the Companies presentation. Further meetings are planned between local volunteers and Leader representatives to look at developing a walk along a part of the Lingaun River Bank.
HALL DEVEOLPOMENT: The final design plans for the hall redevelopment in Windgap will be displayed, to the community and groups on Wednesday 20 April at 8 pm. All welcome to attend.
HURLING NEWS: In Ballyhale on Saturday evening a good team performance by Windgap Junior Hurlers saw them collect two league points with a win over Ballyhale Shamrocks. In the game William Phelan, Conor Lonergan and Niall Walsh were amongst the prominent players. In Windgap on Sunday morning the Junior B side went down to Glenmore. The side was James Culleton, Darren Walsh, Paraic Walsh, Pa. Moore, Eddie Cunningham, Michael Power, Paidi Bacon, Vincent Purcell, Tommy Fleming, David Doyle, Matthew Enright, Gary Lyons, Josh Price, Gerard Purcell, and Kieran Purcell. Subs Aidan Mackey, Adrian Landy, Noel Power, PJ Barron, Luke Ward. Under pressure from a strong visiting side defenders James Culleton, Darren and Paraic Walsh, Walsh, Pa Moore and midfielder David Doyle offered the strongest opposition.
CHAMPIONSHIP TIME: Windgap Juniors travel to Slieverue on Sunday evening for the first round of the local league championship. The game takes place at 7pm. Lots of support required.
HURLERS DRAW: A prize fund of €110,000 including four cars is on offer for the annual Hurlers Co-Op Draw. Tickets cost €50 and can be purchased from any committee member or player or online on kilkennygaa.ie
COMMERATION OF 1916: A 1916 commemorative exhibition takes place in The League House in Windgap on May Day Sunday 1st. To make it a memorable event the organisers wish invite everybody to contribute by lending any memorabilia, photos, stories or artefacts you may have about the Easter Rising. The event celebrates our history and they plan on collating all this information. It will include the outstanding efforts of the pupils of Windgap School coached by their teachers and families. For further information, please contact Noreen Hayes or Kate Moloney.
CAMOGIE NEWS: In Thomastown on Sunday morning the Senior side went down to the home side. If you would like to be a Social Member of the Camogie Club Please contact any member.
GALMOY WINDGAP: In the Third Round of the under 16 Roinn B league game played in Windgap on Thursday Galmoy/Windgap recorded a 3-18 to 1-13 win over John Lockes. In the game where both sides had just fifteen players each Galmoy Windgap led 1-10 to 1-7 at half time thanks to a Patrick O’Callaghan goal. Following a fine Conor Drennan penalty midway through the second half the side opened up a match winning lead. The next game is in Piltown against the home side on Monday evening. The sides were Galmoy/Windgap: Conor Foley (Windgap), Eoin O Brien (Windgap), Luke Ward (Windgap), Sean Dunne (Windgap), Shane Cullen (Windgap), Patrick Doyle (Galmoy), Jack Hayes (Windgap), Robert Culleton (0-1) (Windgap), Padraig Foley (0-1) (Windgap), Odhrán Moloney (0-2) (Galmoy), Kalle Young (Windgap), Conor Drennan (1-14,1-7fs) (Galmoy), Darragh Byrne (Windgap), Patrick O Callaghan (2-0) (Windgap), Padraig Glendon (Galmoy). The John Lockes side was: Jack Canavan, Daniel Power, Evan Doyle, Colm Nolan, Michael Prendergast, Jack Roche, Daniel Fitzgerald, Josh Doheny (0-7,0-5frees), Brian Kearney, Luke Wall (0-1), T J Tierney (0-2), Darragh Bergin (0-3,0-1f), Jack Fitzpatrick, Michael Power (1-0), Ben Canavan. The referee was Stephen Delaney (Graigue Ballycallan). Report compliments of Gerry Drennan. For all the Galmoy Windgap news compliments of Galmoy GAA visit https://www.facebook.com/galmoy.gaa
TIDY TOWNS: Following the annual spring cleans in Windgap and Tullahought Villages the committee in Windgap held a planning meeting on Wednesday evening. In Tullahought the signage has been updated to record in 2015. The group’s website is https://sites.google.com/site/tullahoughttidytownskilkenny/
LOTTO RESULTS: Numbers 9, 19, 22, 27 and bonus number 15 were drawn. Next week’s prize fund is €10,200. Tickets at €2 are available from any club member.
NUACHLITIR: Notices for the weekend Masses can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening. Fr. Fergal’s Mobile number is (085) 8830756.
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