CAMOGIE: The under 12's continued with their go games when they went down to Ballyhale Shamrocks in Ballyhale, their next game is against Tullougher.
The minors played a challenge match against Clonea as their last match against St Fiachras was postponed and is now due to be played on Wednesday in Windgap at a time to be confirmed.
Denise Gaule was a member of the Kilkenny Seniors Camogie team who played Offaly. The result saw the side qualify for the All-Ireland semi-final to be played in Nowlan Park on Saturday 13th of August.
CLUB NEWS: Windgap hosted a competitive, skilful Junior A game between neighbours Dunnamaggin and Carrickshock on Friday evening. With the former four points up at the break Carrickshock against all the odds ran out winners by a single point. Amongst the home side helpers as match officials were junior players Michael Power and Peter Hennessey.
OUT AND ABOUT: A feature of the skies this summer has been the sight of the buzzards that arrived in the area a few years ago extending their territory. Soaring alone or in pairs they often attract attention with their unusual strong sharp calling tones. Much larger than hawks they were extinct in the country a century ago and have returned from Scotland and Wales via Antrim and Wicklow.
COUNTY NEWS: Jack Doyle and Padraig Foley were selected on the County under fourteen hurling panel that travelled to Dungarvan to play Cork on Saturday.
GALMOY WINDGAP: The minor side continued their good run with a three point win over Kilmacow on Saturday. The result sees them move to joint second place with Piltown in the nine team group behind St. Lachtains. The side plays the Fenians in the final round on Thursday.
GRAVEYARD MASSES: The annual cemetery masses continue on Wednesday 3rd August in Killamery, Thursday 4th of August in Tullahought and Friday 5th of August in Windgap. All are at 7.30pm.
TIDY TOWNS: Following the first round of judging in early to mid-June both Tullahought and Windgap committees are hopeful for a second visit by the adjudicators. Currently ongoing nationwide it takes place amongst the potential national award winners after a review of the adjudicators first round results. The final results will be announced in the Helix Theatre in Dublin on Monday 26th of September. In Windgap the return of ducks to the lake has become an added feature.
LOTTO: Numbers 4, 5, 12, 18 and bonus number 27 were drawn this week and brought a match three cheque to Kathleen Doyle. Next week’s prize fund is €8,000
OUTINGS: The annual Vincent De Paul trip under the guidance of local committee members Biddy McKenna, Kitty Egan, Eamon Doyle, Catherine Meagher and Margaret Phelan travels to Kinsale on Wednesday. Sunday last saw a handful of locals make their traditional annual trip to climb Croke Patrick on Reek Sunday.
INTERESTING COURSES: Kcat Art & Study Centre in Callan are taking enrolments for courses commencing in September. The courses are Ceramics - Tues mornings 9.30 - 12.30. Sculpture - Mon 9.30 - 4.30. Photography - Wed mornings 9.30 - 12.30. Animation- Details on request. To ensure a place or for further information please contact Rachel or Alice on 056 7755115
CARERS SUPPORT: Kilkenny Carer's Support Group, Tuesday 2nd August 2016, 3.00-4.30pm at The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub). Information and support for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer's/Dementia. Everyone is welcome. Drop in to the group or for more information call 056 7771230.NUACHLITIR: Notices for the weekend Masses can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (085) 8830756 or be dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening.
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