On a gentle little hilltop above the village fair.
You will see a lovely Grotto bedecked with flowers rare.
It’s the handwork of people who once graced this peaceful scene,
And left their mark upon it which forever remains green
With dedicated labour both the parson and his flock
Did raise this lovely structure from virgin earth and rock.
And as you tread those shady walks where the birdies chirrup and sing,
You sense their tireless labour to honour Christ our King.
And as they trod the pilgrim’s path the road we all must tread,
They left behind that lovely shrine
CAMOGIE NEWS: The under tens travelled to James Stephens on Saturday morning to play in their 3rd blitz against Young Irelands, St Brigid’s and home club. In the games Windgap played their hearts out and had a great day. The under sixteens have a match in Windgap this Evening Wednesday 6th July at 7.30pm against Kilmacow and all support is welcome. On Wednesday last the under twelve’s travelled to Tom Walsh Park in Skeoghvosteen to play St Fiachras. The sides were level at half time before St Fiachras got an early second half goal as Windgap fought back well as the goal remained the difference between the sides. The team was Denise Foley, Sara Gleeson, Ali Kennedy, Victoria O'Brien, Emer Barron, Sarah O'Shea, Eimear Smith, Megan Kenneally, Laura Walsh, Sarah Culleton, and Nathania Jackson. Thanks are extended to the trainers and parents involved. The senior’s travelled to Glenmore to play a challenge match where they defeated the home side. Thanks are extended to everyone who contributed to the clubs recent clothes collection
POPE JOHN PAUL AWARD: Fr Fergus O'Farrell presented Alanna Dunphy and Margaret Foley with their Silver Certificate for completing tasks in both the church and the community. The Pope John Paul II Award was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II who was committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in the youth. Through the Award young people will be enabled to take part in the life of their church, community and society and to become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church.
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. With preparations taking place at all of the venues it is hoped to have the marble statue of a kneeling St. Bernadette at the Grotto repaired and restored before the annual community remembrance event.
SUMMER COLOUR: Tidy Towns work continued in both Windgap and Tullahought with the erection of Hanging Baskets and the installation of window boxes in abundance in both villages. In addition a new floral display at the Forge in Windgap and a floating follower arrangement on the lake shows huge promise of great Summer colour. Thanks are extended from the group to all who donated plants for flower beds in Grotto, and the floating flower beds and water lilies in the lake that has helped to transform the area.
CLUB NEWS: The junior’s short holiday makers in Greece and the players in the United States for the Summer played Kilsheelin on Tuesday and St. Mollerans on Thursday evening in preparation for the fourth round League Championship game in Graiguenamanagh on Saturday evening at 7.30pm.
CROKE PARK VISIT: Excitement is rising with the booked of the bus for the end of the month visit of the under eights to Croke park.
LOTTO: Two draws took place on Tuesday last. The winning numbers for the deferred draw of the 21st were 2, 3, 9, 20, and bonus number 7. The winning numbers drawn for the draw of Tuesday 28th June were 3, 16, 20, 21 and bonus number 28. Next week’s prize fund is €7,050. Tickets at €2 are available from any club member.
HURLERS CO-OP DRAW: Congrats to former Full Forward: Eamon Cronin, Mealoughmore on winning €600 3rd Prize in the 2nd Hurlers Co-Op Draw. 3rd Draw 12th July.
DEVELOPMENT NEWS: A meeting of the Windgap Community Development Committee takes place on Tuesday evening in the club rooms at 8.30 pm. The Agenda includes Tennis Court and Tennis Camps, Amenity Grants, Tidy Towns, Updates on Hall redevelopment and Community Shop, Leader AGM and Funding application, Finances, preparation end of year accounts, Appointment of the full complement of directors, fundraising.
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: Communities on both sides of the Lingaun River dividing Kilkenny and Tipperary that are facing the possibility for a third time of Giant Wind Turbines being erected on the hills overlooking their homes Knockroe Passage Tomb and the High Crosses of Western Ossory have rallied together. As a result a workshop to help people to make an objection and provide further information was held in Newtown National School on Saturday last 2nd of July with a further workshop held in Faugheen Hall on Sunday morning 3rd of July. Organised by the Suir Valley Environmental Group this series of workshops has seen large number of objections prepared by concerned residents who are determined to protect their homes, landscape and heritage. It follows previous attempts to lodge the planning application failed because the developers were unable to gain access to the site from local residents and landowners. Residents, communities, historical groups and other interested parties must lodge their objections to the planning application with Tipperary County Council by the 18th July. Objections to the planning application will cost €20.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the weekly Killamery Bridge Club game players in the Olde House on Monday were; 1st Rita Houlihan and Pat Arrigan Best Gross: Peggy Vaughan and Kathleen O'Shea. 2nd: Rita Townsend and Maureen Cantwell. 3rd: Catherine Burke and Elizabeth Murray. 4th. Noreen Kenealley and Noreen Hayes. 5th Mary Joy and Kitty Meagher, 6th Helen Lanigan and Mary Lonergan.
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