CAMOGIE NEWS: In the All County League the seniors went down to neighbours Piltown in Piltown on Friday evening. Playing against the wind the side was 2-9 to 0-2 behind at the break after two injury time goals. On the resumption the sides shared twelve points as the home side ran out 2-15 to 0-8 winners with Ann Marie Phelan getting some fine long range points. Following a social get together on Saturday training for the team resumed in Windgap on Sunday morning. The club held their Annual Clothes Collection on Saturday morning
SCHOOLS CAMOGIE: The Schools Camogie team that qualified for the Shield Final recently was Sontae Jackson (Captain), Abby Dunne, Nathania Jackson, Orlaith O'Shea, Sarah Cullen, Sarah Dowling Culleton, Victoria O Brien, Eimear Smith, Emer Barron, Ali Kennedy, Sarah McCoy, Eleanor Hayes, Ciara O Shea, Niamh Enright, Jenny Saunders, Ava Obrien, Alannah Holden
WINNING SCHOOL TEAM: The members of the Cumann na mBunscoil Roinn D Final Winners in Nowlan Park were Eoin O'Shea, Eoin Freaney, Shane Houlihan, Jack O Shea, Karl McCoy, Killian Doyle, Killian Enright, Sontae Jackson, James Purcell, Niall O Brien, Michael Freaney, Zac Kennedy, Cian Horgan, Ronan O Brien, Nathania Jackson, Liam Conalty, Evan Doyle, Orlaith O Shea, Shane Lomax, Noah O Shea, Conor Doyle, George Culleton, Matej Dullard, Darragh Doyle, Cian O Rourke. The Captain was, Zac Kennedy whilst Simon Brophy, Tony Doyle and Jimmy Purcell looked after the side.
TIDY TOWNS; With the first round of judging carried out both Tullahought and Windgap villages hopes are high that the continued improvement works made a sufficient impression for both to have a second round of judging. In Windgap work continued with hedge and grass cutting around the village with another great turnout at the Calvary Grotto and walk on Tuesday. Plans are in place to extend the levelling and reseeding of the grass margins and the upgrading of the unoccupied buildings on the Carrick Road and hopes are high that the pier at the church entrance will be repaired or removed. In Tullahought the painting of a number of residences and farmyard sheds in the village have made a huge improvement. In addition the tidying up of back street areas and planting has added colour.
LOTTO: Two draws will take place on this Tuesday 28th June Next week’s prize fund is €6,900. Tickets at €2 are available from any club member.
FINALISTS: Only losing three players for next year the Windgap Cumann na mBunscoil Top Oil Roinn C, Under 11 County Finalists who gave a great performance against Ballyragget was Eoin O Shea, Noah O Shea, Darragh Doyle, Evan Doyle, Jack O Shea(c), Shane Lomax, James Purcell, Conor Doyle, Michael Freaney, George Culleton, Ronan O Brien, Cian O Rourke, and Matej Dullard.
GRAVEYARD MASSES: The annual cemetery masses take place on Wednesday 3rd August in Killamery, Thursday 4th of August in Tullahought and Friday 5th of August in Windgap all at 7.30pm
SOS SLIABHNAMBAN: Local action groups along the Lingaun Valley have been campaigning since 2006 to protect the area from the threat of wind turbines. To date these groups have been relying on the generosity of the local communities who supported numerous fund raising initiatives. These action groups drawn from the communities of Ballyneale, Kilcash, Killurney, Carrick-on-Suir, Ahenny, Grangemockler, Tullahought, Windgap and the Caiseal Conservation Committee have united under the umbrella Suir Valley Environmental Group to oppose the Dunoair plans for Giant Wind Turbines. In order to prepare a comprehensive rebuttal to the Dunoair plans that were re-submitted during the week the Suir Valley Environmental Group have engaged a professional consultant to examine the proposals. An online fund raising campaign SOS SLIABHNAMBAN has been launched to help cover the costs. To donate log on to https://www.ifundraise.ie/2532_sos-sliabhnamban.html to help the committee protect the Heritage and Landscape of Sliabhnamban and the Lingaun Valley.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the weekly Killamery Bridge Club game played in the Olde House on Monday were; 1st Mary Lonergan and Josie O'Gorman. Best Gross: Stella Tenneyson and Noreen Hayes. 2nd: Elizabeth Lanigan and Sarah Crowley. 3rd: Helen Lanigan and Catherine Burke.
LINGAUN VALLEY: If you wish to be part of a committee to look at developing the Lingaun Valley contact Fergus Horgan, Harry Everard or Christine Walshe at Kilkenny LEADER Partnership, 8 Patrick’s Court, Kilkenny by calling 056 7752111 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NUACHLITIR: Notices for the weekend Masses can be emailed to email@example.com or (085) 8830756dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening.
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