CARD RESULTS: Winners at the first Card Drive of the Year held in Langtons were Peter and Jimmy Landy with eleven games. Second prize was shared with nine games by Eamon and Laurence Doyle and Anne Marie and Eddie Hawe. The 20th game prize went to Dick Gahan and Wattie Dunphy. Other prize winners were Pa Moore, Sean Foley, Pat Cooke, Michael Cunningham, and Wattie Dunphy. The next Progressive 25 Card Drive takes place in Guinans on Friday week 11th of November at 9pm sharp.
HANDBALL AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Handball Club took place in the Handball Alley on Friday evening 28th October at 8pm. The years highlight amongst a long list of victories at all levels was the winning of the Clubs first Division 1 National Féile title. Despite the record levels playing, the attendance on the night was very small and has resulted in a meeting of all club coaches being called on Thursday evening next in the alley at 8pm to see if there is enough coaches for the same level of activity to continue. At the meeting the reports by the outgoing officers Chairperson Jimmy Purcell, secretary Michael O’Shea and treasurer Michael Grace were adopted. An increase in membership fees to Croke Park, External maintenance works, electricity costs and purchasing a stock of Club jerseys were on the expenditure side whilst sponsorship by Glanbia and Richie White, were most welcome. The officers elected were Chairperson Sean Foley, Vice Chairperson John Ryan, Secretary Michael O’Shea, Treasurer Michael Grace, joint PRO’s Jimmy Walsh, Sean Foley,
FAMILY FUN DAY: A Festive Family Fun Day is planned for the people of Windgap and the surrounding areas on Sunday 4th December. More details to follow
TEA PARTY: An afternoon tea party takes place in the Olde House in Killamery on this Saturday afternoon. Admission is €10 with the proceeds going to help with the medical expenses for Bridget Cahill. For further details call Marie Landy on 087 9518384
TRACTOR RUN: The Annual Tractor Run organised for the School takes place on Saturday 26th of November.
PIONEER SOCIAL: The annual South Ossory Pioneer social takes place in the Rhu Glen on week the Friday 11th of November with music by Pat Hayes. For further details contact Eamon Doyle.
TIDY TOWNS AWARDS: Fáilte Irelands South East Region Tidy Towns Awards will see both local Tidy Towns groups in Windgap and Tullahought collect awards on this Thursday, November 3rd 2016. The event is being run by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and takes place in the Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Co. Tipperary. Part of the trip is a must see visit to nearby Birdhill, the winning regional centre. The event will see Tullahought collect its first Silver medal after four successive bronze medals, having being entered for the first time by Fr. Robert Raftisce in 1991. After a slow start the baton was taken on by the Card Committee and the rest is history. The event will also see Windgap collect the Endeavour Award in their second year in the competition after a fourteen year break when Mai Phelan now in her ninety seventh year led the community group.
FOOTBALL NEWS: In the Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil schools football Windgap had a good win over Goresbridge - Paulstown on Friday evening in Windgap. The team was Shane Lomax, Noah O'Shea, Darragh Doyle, Alex Culleton, Evan Doyle, Michael Freaney, Conor Doyle, Killian Enright, Jack O'Shea, Ronan O'Brien, James Purcell, Eoin O'Shea George Culleton, Cian O'Rourke, Zac Kennedy; The Substitutes were Padraig Egan and Sam Maloney with the team being led by Simon Brophy and Tony Doyle
GALMOY WINDGAP: Windgap and Galmoy played Tullougher Rosbercon in the under fourteen replay in St Johns Park at 4pm on Saturday afternoon. The game attracted a huge crowd for the grade and saw Tullougher open with an early goal and with a hungrier will to win recorded nine wide’s and lead by 2-5 to 0-3 at the break. On the restart tow early Galmoy Windgap points reduced the lead before an additional 2-2 by a rampant side that dove straight for goal at every opportunity to lead by 4-7 to 0-4. With the game looking well out of reach the Galmoy Windgap side struck a rich vein of belief and led by Jack Doyle who took on the opposition defence at every opportunity in a spell that saw a total of 2-5 being added to leave the final scoreline at 4-9 to 2-9. The side plays the same opposition in the under twenty one hurling championships at a later date.
CLUB NEWS: Thanks are extended to all who supported the County Hurlers Holiday Fund Draw that took place in Nowlan Park on Sunday. The winners list that appears on kilkennygaa.ie were from Tullaroan, Slieverue and Mullinavat.
LOTTO: The winning numbers of 8, 20, 24, 25 and bonus number 11. Next week’s prize fund is €8.450.
FUNDRAISER: The communities of Ahenny and Faugheen are also holding an online fundraiser to go towards paying the debts incurred by the cross border groups opposing the planned wind turbines overlooking the Lingaun Valley. the link www.ifundraise.ie/2532_sos-sliabhnamban.html
DAY CARE EVENTS: The Village Day Centre in Kilkenny City is open Monday-Friday and provides an opportunity for people with Alzheimer's disease dementia to socialise and get involved in some of the dementia specific activities. The activities held in the day centre include; art, playing cards, bingo, exercise programmes, walks, day trips, music, dance & singing. A hot meal, snacks and transport are also provided in this warm and homely atmosphere. To avail of the service or for more information call 056 7771230.
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