STONE WORK: Work on the stone building project next to the recently re–constructed forge will re-commence on Saturday next and continue for the following two Saturdays. On conclusion it will have created an iconic historical and recreational site on the new Historical Village walk at the cross roads in the upper village. When it is completed it will allow for the presentation of Stone Mason Certificates to Dermot Houlihan, Joe O Shea, Jimmy Coyne, Pariac Walsh, Dave Jackson and John Ryan. As some nice building stone is required for the boundary walls, it would be appreciated if somebody could help with the provision of ten to twelve inch stones. The contact for delivery is local coordinator Dermot Houlihan.
CAMÁN TO LEINSTER: On Saturday last a twelve strong under twelve’s Camogie side travelled to Abbotstown Sports Centre in Dublin to take part in a seventy two team Leinster blitz. They were Denise Foley, Sara Gleeson, Orla O'Shea, Ali Kennedy, Victoria O'Brien, Emer Barron, Megan Kenneally, Laura Walsh, Nathania Jackson, Sarah Culleton, Sarah O'Shea and Eimear Smith. On the day they played three games. The first was against St Jude's which they won and the second was against Kilrush which they lost and they drew the final game against Ballyboden. It was a great day for all and it was topped it off with a trip to McDonalds. A big Thank you is extended to Team Mentors Mick O'Shea, Dave Jackson and Michelle O'Brien and to all the parents for driving to the venue.
CAMOGIE NEWS: The Minors had a good win over The Rower Inistioge down in the Rower last Monday evening. The Team was Margaret Foley, Kate Gleeson, Ciara Smith, Alanna Dunphy, Margaret Purcell, Laura Foley, Claire Kirwan, Caoimhe O'Shea, Aine Dunne, Sarah Cashin, Molly Walsh, Gillian Costello, Sarah Doherty, Lisa Power, Lucy Culleton. The Senior team were defeated by Lisdowney/ Freshford In the second round of the St Canices Credit Union League Championship, which was played in Dunnamaggin on Saturday Last. Well behind at half time they put in a fine spirited second half performance that saw good defence and the creation of a number of goal coring chances. The Under 16's are playing in Danesfort on Thursday 12th May at 7pm against Danesfort
CROSS BORDER MEETING: Following a highly succesfull and well attended public meeting in Newtown School on Wednesday last a submission letter on Wind Turbines has been prepared. This is to facilitate members of the local communities who wish to make submissions on the Tipperary Draft Tipperary Renewable Energy Strategy which will be incorporated into their County Development Plan as Variation No. 3. In the Draft it is proposed that the southern side of Carraigadoon hill and Curraghadobbin hill overlooking the village of Faugheen would be zoned unsuitable for Wind Turbines. However it is also proposed that the northern side of Carrigadoon overlooking the villages of Ahenny and Tullahought which has been zoned unsuitable for Turbines since 2006 would be removed from this classification and will once again be open for Wind Turbine development. The closing date for making submissions is 23rd May 2016. For further information contact Richard at 087-9963355
PROGRESSIVE 25: The Suir Valley Environmental Group who are leading the campaign to protect the landscape of the Lingaun Valley from wind Turbine development are holding a fundraising Progressive 25 Card Drive in Kilcash Hall on Wednesday week 18th May at 8.30pm sharp. They will also hold a raffle on the night with great prizes to be won.
QUEEN BEES: A fantastic Bee Boot camp was held in Tullahought Community Centre on Friday last, such was the enthusiasm shown by the children that the program went on well over the allotted time. Given by the Green Bee education group who delivered the program to the local children from infant’s right up to 6th class. The children found out all about Bees, pollinators and how honey is made before they were led on a Bee search around the "school yard" and the local wildlife lake. It proved to be a great learning opportunity for the local children and for the older adults present a time to reminisce on the days when the Community Centre was a vibrant schoolhouse over forty years ago.
FOOTBALL: Club members James Mackey and Gerard Purcell continue preparations for the British Junior Football Championship with Kilkenny whilst another Club player Shane Walsh lines out with Paris Gaels in this weekends French Football Tournament being played in Tolouse.
GALMOY VERSES WINDGAP: The 3rd round derby game at Junior level between sister clubs Galmoy and Windgap has been postponed to Sat 28th owing to a wedding. This weekend the side plays Barrow Rangers in Windgap in the second round on Friday evening at 7.00 pm with the B side playing the Rower Inistioge in Windgap on Saturday evening at 7.30pm. For this week’s match report verses Erin’s Own of Bagnelstown see the Sports pages.
LOTTO RESULTS: Numbers 8, 17, 18, 23 and bonus number 2 were drawn. Next week’s prize fund is €10,450. Tickets at €2 are available from any club member.
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 and selecting Windgap as the benefitting club.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the weekly Killamery Bridge Club game played in the Olde House on Monday were; 1st Catherine Burke and Helen Lanigan. Best Gross: Annette Meagher and Noreen Kenneally. 2nd: Peggy Vaughan and Moira Hickey. 3rd: Pat Arrigan and Margaret Comerford.
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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