THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG: An innovative reflection was made by grounds man Michael Micklas whilst cutting grass in the local hurling field on the 12th of January. Knowing that there was something wrong with the changing environment and Global warming that created the massive growth in the unseasonably mild weather. As a result Michael took out the lawn mower to have the playing surface in the best possible condition when the on field training resumes, as the soft ground conditions did not allow the use of the tractor and mower after the unusually wet spell. As his thoughts turned to the best possible solution for the playing pitch, the need called for a futuristic "drone propelled mower" or a hover mower arrived. Elsewhere in preparation for the new season Simon Brophy cleared up the windblown winter debris from the surrounding trees as Pat Walsh, Adrian Landy, Nicky Hawe and their team moved the club into a new phase of development.
BADMINTON: On Sunday Jack O’Shea, Evan Doyle, Shane Lomax, Eoin Byrne, Eoin O’Shea, Darragh Doyle, Nathania Jackson, Sarah Cullen, Orlaith O’Shea, Abby Nolan, Ciara O Shea Sarah McCoy, Eleanor Hayes and Laura Doyle all took part in under twelve county blitzes in the Watershed in Kilkenny. All played excellently with most of them making their debut at this level of competition.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the Killamery Bridge Club game held in the Olde House recently were 1st. Rita Houlihan, Kitty Meagher. 2nd Helen Lanigan, Catherine Bourke. 3rd. Stella Tenneyson and Rita Townsend. Best Gross Peggy Vaughan, Moira Hickey.
HALL DEVELOPMENT: Windgap Community Development Committee presented their proposals drawn up by Aidan Lavelle for the upgrading of the Parish Hall to the Windgap Parochial Finance Committee on Tuesday last. Part of the Development Committees many stranded long term plans for the area, it received a major boost after the public meeting hosted by Fr. Nicholas Flavin when it was placed high on the Planning for the Future wish list. The first step involves the sorting out of the Land Registry deeds for the site of the Parish Hall.
CARD DRIVE: Winners at the Hurling Club Card Drive held in Guinans on Friday evening were sharing first prize with ten games: Dean Madden, Pat Power, Lar Foley, Eddie Hawe, Eamon Doyle and Pat Moore. The winner of the 20th game was Tom and Mary O’Connor. Other winners were Angela Vaughan, Brian Lanigan, Patrick Foley, Adrian Landy and Paddy Barron. The next game takes place on Friday 29th. At 9pm.
WILDLIFE BUFFET: Tullahought & District Gun Club host the End of Year Wildlife Buffet Dinner in Powers of Tullahought on Saturday 30th January in aid of Windgap GAA Club at 6pm. Adults €10 and children €5 For tickets contact Power's or any club member
POTTERY CLASSES: Camphill Kyle is running pottery evening classes for children and adults. The Adult class commence on Wednesday 20th of January, 7:30-9:30pm, running for 8 weeks and the cost is €100 (all materials included). Children’s classes (1st-6th class) start Thursday the 21st of January, 6pm-7pm, running for 5weeks, € 40 (all materials included). For more information and booking contact Sonja on 086-3050428
WALSH CUP: Club player Niall Walsh a student Dublin was a member of the county under twenty one side that played D.I.T. in the Walsh Cup in Dunmore. The game was the first inter county tie played at the County’s MW Hire Training Centre. In the tie that the visitors won Niall was a second half substitute in the forwards.
LOTTO RESULTS: The numbers drawn this week were 6, 13, 15, 20 and Bonus number 7. Next week’s prize fund is €5,650. Tickets at €2 are available from any member of the Hurling Club.
NUACHTLITIR: Information for the weekly Parish Bulletin at weekend Masses can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening. Fr. Fergal’s Mobile number is (085) 8830756.
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