CARDS: Winners at the monthly Hurling Club Progressive 25 Card Drive in Guinans Bar and Lounge in Windgap on Friday last were. In 1st with were thirteen games John Lanigan, Robert Maher. In second place with twelve games were Martin Madden and Eamon Doyle. Christy and Pat Power won the table prize with other prizes going to Tom O’Connor, Michael Cunningham, Eamon Doyle, Michael Power and Dean Madden. The next game takes place on Friday 20th of November.
SOUTH FINAL: Following the win over Kilmacow in Danesfort on Saturday afternoon the Galmoy Windgap under twenty one team will play the winners of the Dunnamaggin verses Graiguenamanagh game in the south final on the weekend of the 21st of November. For all the match details see Jerry Drennan's match report in the sports pages.
TRACTOR RUN; The inaugural John Smith Memorial tractor run takes place in aid of Windgap National School on Saturday 14th of November. Leaving the hall at midday the entry fee is €20. At the end of the journey there will be refreshments, an auction and a raffle. In its fourth year it recalls the memory of John Smith.
TIDY TOWNS NEWS: Planning for the 2016 competition in Tullahought has brought good news on two fronts. Just a point away from a silver medal award in 2015, a big push is being made to improve next year’s results. In the Built Environment, Residential Areas and Streets section Coleen Johnson, Richard Walsh and Brian Hennessey have agreed the replacement of a painted block wall with a more traditional local stone one. In the Wildlife Habitats and Natural amenities section, clarification has been received of the moving of the Wildlife Sanctuary that was set up many years ago around the Village and the Wildlife Area. As a result plans are being put in place in the locality to create a new protected area under the Wildlife Habitats and Natural amenities section of the competition.
CAMOGIE NEWS: The Windgap Under twenty one game against Dicksboro was postponed on Sunday owing to the inclement weather conditions. To date no date is available for the re-fixture.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the Killamery Bridge Club game held in the Olde House were 1st. Mary Walsh and Mary Joy. 2nd Catherine Burke and Helen Lanigan. 3rd. Rita Phelan and Noreen Hayes. 4th. Pat Arrigan and Margaret Comerford. Best Gross Mary Lonergan and Josie O’Gorman.
CAMOGIE COUNTY FINAL: In John Locke Park resplendent with its newly painted stand in the club colours on Saturday morning Windgap and St. Brighids Ballycallan provided a cracking game in the under fourteen Camogie county final. Having started well Windgap led by four points to two at half time as Graigue Ballycallan failed to convert many of their scoring chances. After the break side got their shooting on line and tied the game eight minutes into the new half, before going on to lead by three with eleven minutes to go as a long range free found the Windgap net. In the remaining minutes as scores were added at both ends goals by Kathy Long and a well worked earlier one by Aine Wall, Molly Walsh and Jade Butler for Windgap saw the sides tied 2-5 to 1-8 with two minutes to go. In the final minutes a late rally by the St Brighids girls saw a late goal by Eadaion Murphy give her side victory with a full time score of Windgap 2-5, St Brighids Graigueballycallan 2-8. For all the scores visit windgap.ie or WindgapGAA on Twitter. The Windgap side under Michael O’Shea and Jimmy Purcell was Grace Foley, Laura Hennessy, Jane Walker, Elaine Power, Margaret Purcell, Deirdre Purcell, Claire Kirwan, Caoimhe O’Shea, Amyleigh Cahill, Kathy Long, Aine Dunne, Katelyn Brett, Molly Walsh, Jade Butler, and Emily Murphy. Subs: Aisling Butler, Heather McLoughlin, Alana Dunphy, Lisa Power, Margaret Foley, Ciara Byrne, Lucy Culleton. St. Brigid’s: Siún Corcoran, Lisa Hogan, Caoimhe Murphy, Kayleigh Nolan, Therese Purcell, Ciara Murphy, Laoise Prendiville, Tara Walsh, Anna Robinson, Éadoin Murphy, Charlotte McCluskey, Eimear Keoghan, Kym Ryan, Niamh O’Connor, Ann Doheny. Subs: Aisling Kelly, Amy O’Brien, Lauryn Corcoran, Leah Lanigan, Claire Kelly, Christine Caldbeck, Celine O’Dwyer, Rebecca O’Neill, Claire Quigley.
FACING THE “BRIDGE” On Sunday in Arklow a handful of Kilkenny natives lined up with Wicklow’s Bray Emmets against Bennettsbridge in the Leinster Intermediate Hurling Championship. Led by a Windgap man in Club Chairman Dermot O Brien who hails from Garryricken he was joined by former inter county player John Henderson as team manager whose sons John Junior and Darragh were playing. In addition former Piltown and Kilkenny player Liam Kenny was one of the selectors whilst former Windgap player Noel Enright was a member of their championship winning sides in recent years
CLUB NEWS: This Week’s Winning Numbers were 5, 15, 16, 18 and Bonus number 6. The result brought a match three cheque to Maureen Foran and Gay Doyle. Next week’s prize fund is €6,000.
EXERCISE: Six weeks of classes to get ye fit n'fab for Christmas will take place on every Wednesday from 11th November at 10.30am in Windgap Community Centre. The classes for ladies only welcome all fitness levels. Classes will vary using kettlebells, dumbbells, steps and mats. All classes will work through three components of fitness, cardio/muscular endurance (tone & strength) & flexibility. All classes are pay as you go, so simply turn up that morning and join in. All enquiries welcome to Emer on (086)3743763
CRAFT FAIR INVITATION: Camphill Community for Special Needs, invite you to their Annual Craft Fair in Kyle Coolagh, on Sunday next the 15th of November from 1pm- 5pm. On the day there will be lots of glorious food, waffles and pittzas, so the advice is come hungry and enjoy the homemade selections of confectionery in the community tea room. Produce of the year for including Home grown vegetables Pottery Weavery and Baskets sale i.e. In addition there will be raffles, kid’s games and much more. All are welcome
TRUMERA VISIT: In preparation for the championship game against Kilmacow in on Saturday last the Galmoy Windgap U21's played Trumera in a challenge on Sunday last. The Club of the last GAA President Liam O'Neill, Trumera are the Laois representatives in Leinster Intermediate Club Championship. The Galmoy Windgap team was: James Culleton, Darragh Morrissey, Darragh O Shea, Martin Duggan, Josh Price, Jason Stanley, Kieran Phelan, Sean Phelan, Frank Phelan, Peter Hennessy, Kevin Duggan, Patrick Grace, Brandan Phelan, Niall Walsh, and Jack Delaney. The Referee was Brochan O Reilly (Portlaoise)
OUR CLUB OUR FUTURE: Windgap Club members Simon Brophy, PJ Egan, Matthew O’Shea, John Enright, Brian O’Rourke, Declan Kennedy and Tom Egan joined delegates from Mullinavat, Mooncoin, Windgap, Piltown, Slieverue, Ballyhale Shamrocks, Blacks and Whites at the Kilkenny GAA Club Regional Meetings for Coaches, Mentors, and Officers at Juvenile level in Mullinavat Community Centre on Tuesday last.
PARISH BULLETIN: Information for the parish bulletin at Sunday Masses can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening. Mobile number (085) 8830756.
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