Some of the attendance at the Hurling Club AGM
REFLECTIONS ON THE NIGHT: In the afterglow of the concerts success, as the high winds roared amongst the tree tops on both sides of the gap in Windgap on Friday night, patrons exiting the Community Centre that nestled in a strange calmness reflected on the night’s entertainment. For the attendance that, spanned the generations from under tens to over eighties it was a recollection of the great concerts and dances going back almost seventy years when Shea’s Hall was the dancing mecca of the time. In Fr. Darcy years it was the fetes and marquees. For the next generation it was all about the Roadhouse that hosted all the top cabaret acts across the country and then the Community Centre for dances and ceillis when Fr. Garret Phelan noted it wouldn’t be a Parish community without a Hall. The recollections moved on, to the then young generation of the discos of the eighties and nineties, when the hall was a home away from home for the top radio DJ’s nationwide. Now the proud parents of teenagers who are the new generation heading out on the social scene. Unanimously on the night it was a hearty well done, for all involved in tackling all the hurdles in organising and innovatively staging the first concert in a generation and creating a popular wish list for more social entertainment for all ages,. Amongst the additional and welcome touches were the efforts of those who baked and served tea and refreshments, provided the slide show. Also and to those who were unable to attend and supported the Tidy Towns event run under the Development Committee Flagship in a true community spirit. The next event being run under Nicholas Hawe, John Ryan, Kate Moloney, Noel Smith and their team …….. is eagerly awaited!
FUN RUN AND WALK: Windgap Hurling and Camogie Clubs are planning a run and walk fundraiser on Sun 10th April The route is from the hall in Windgap via the Barnabrack Butlerswood and back to the hall on the route of a little over 5.5km. The event commences at 11am, following registration in the club rooms at 10.30am. The initial contact person is Club secretary Noel Power on 087 2062262 with further details to follow next week.
NEXT UP FOR TIDY TOWNS: Windgap Tidy Towns plan a historic celebration, Litter pick up and await phase two the major renovation of the local Glanbia store that saw the replacement of some glass, repairs to doors and lighting in the past year. In Tullahought tree planting has continued as the wall building programme continues. It involves a new roadside project and the rebuilding of a breach in the community centre former school wall that has stood since its erection almost one hundred and forty years ago in the eighteen eighties.
LEINSTER LEAGUE: Owing to the team commitments Windgap Juniors were forced to withdraw from the quarter final of the Leinster League against Devlin in Westmeath on Saturday.
BUSY WEEKEND: Over the weekend the side played Kilmacow in the All County League in Windgap on Saturday at 3pm with their game against Danesfort in the 2nd team league on Sunday being postponed owing to the death of former referee and Danesfort pitch official Jim McGrath. In the Kilmacow game the side played against the strong first half breeze that and went down by 0-12 to 0-6 to the visitors.
LOTTO RESULTS: Numbers 2, 7, 12, 19 and bonus number 18 brought match three cheques to Mairead Comerford and Richard Barry. Next week’s prize fund is €8,200. Tickets at €2 are available from any club member.
SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON: On Saturday week Windgap Junior hurlers hosted Carraig Riverstown in the third round of the Leinster Club Hurling league. In the game a good win saw them qualify for the quarter final of the event.
FOOTBALL: Local player Gerard Purcell is a member of the County Squad who play London before the Leinster Senior Football Championship tie where the All Ireland Champions Dublin play the winners of Laois and Wicklow in Nowlan Park in early June.
CHARITY WALK: A 10km or 6km walk Charity Walk for South Tipperary Hospice is being hosted by Kickham Walkers and takes place in Mullinahone on Sunday 3rd April. It commences from the Community Hall starting at 2.30pm. All are welcome to support by donations on the day
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the Killamery Bridge Club game in the Olde House were 1st. Elizabeth Lanigan and Rita Houlihan. Best Gross: Hickey and Rita Townsend. 2nd. Sarah Crowley and Rita Kenneally. 3rd Elizabeth Lanigan and Mary Joy.
CARERS: Kilkenny Carer Support Group, meet on Tuesday 5th April 2016, 4.00-5.30pm at The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub). Information and support for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer's/Dementia, all welcome.
NUACHTLITIR: Information for the weekly Parish Bulletin at weekend Masses can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening. Fr. Fergal’s Mobile number is (085) 8830756.
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