CAMOGIE NEWS: On Sunday in Piltown the minors qualified for the county final with a fine win over Kilmacow.
LOTTO FUNDING: Missing off Sports Minister Michael Ring list of nine hundred sports clubs and community organizations that shared the forty one million Sports Capital Grants was the Windgap Community application for support with the Tennis Court. Having completed the playground and basketball court and tarmacking and lining out the Tennis Court the grant for tennis equipment was to be the cherry on the cake of a community effort.
SCHOOLS FOOTBALL: On Monday the school football team participated in the sevens tournament in Mooncoin where they recorded a win over Piltown. The side also played Mullinavat and Glenmore in three eight minute a side games. They play in the full sided competition in Inistioge on Wednesday after defeating Freshford in the previous round.
HURLING: In the under sixteen league semifinal Galmoy Windgap came from three points behind with a late goal to tie the scores with Lisdowney in Urlingford. In the final minutes both sides saw scoring chances for victory go wide of the posts.
BREAST OF PIGEON: Around breakfast time on Friday morning a sparrow hawk was to be seen with a fine meal as he plucked a plumb pigeon to get at a tasty early morning treat. Throughout the day he returned for a snack.
BADMINTON: Registration for the coming year for all ages is on-going. For further details contact Judith or Seamus Phelan or any committee member. Juvenile membership costs €30 and adults €35.
DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS: The AGM of the Development Committee is set for 18th of November in the Club Rooms at 8pm and all are welcome. Planning for the further developments continued on Thursday evening when two meetings were held in the Club Rooms. The good news stories were the continuation of the forge frontage restoration and the signage work on the two loop walks.
GUN CLUB AGM: At the recent Annual General Meeting of Tullahought and District Gun Club the following Officers were elected. Chairperson Phillip Kenny, Secretary Kevin O’Dea and Treasurer John Fleming. The Club is a member of the NRGC National Regional Game Council that sees its main season for Cock Pheasant and Woodcock commencing on 1st of November.
CLAY PIGEON SHOOT: A Clay Pigeon Shoot is being organised by the Gun Club in Kilmacoliver on this Sunday 18th of October. Further details from the committee members.
TIDY TOWNS: Work for 2016 commenced on Monday with the cleaning of the inlet stream to the lake. The work recreated the island that had silted up where the water flows into it from Croke’s Well. On Friday the fence was prepared to allow in a digger to clean out the build-up of silt at the base of the waterfall, where a third water supply joins in. Before the two lakes were constructed, the marshy area was a watering place for farm animals before farmyard pumps were invented. In additional it was a safe place to leave a cartwheel to ensure it bound well with the steel rim and as secret hiding place for eels that often made a tasty fry.
CLUB NEWS: This Week’s Winning Numbers were 3, 7, 21, 23 and Bonus 18. Next week’s prize fund is €7,700.
SAMARATINS: On Friday 23rd October the local Kilkenny Carlow branch of the Samaritans will be open 20 years The Charity is a listening ear to people in crisis and despair and supports people with suicidal thoughts daily... 24hrs a day 365 days a year including Christmas, Easter every day...For free. To mark the occasion the organisation is hosting two events in which the public are most welcome to partake in. The first is on Thursday 22nd October at 8pm at St Candice’s Catholic Church, Dean St. Kilkenny. It features Singer and Songwriter Mick Hanley, the Soulful Spirit Choir, Kevin and Laurie Duet, of Castlecomer Minstrels and soloist Nicola Brennan. John Purcell of KCLR will be the MC for the night. Admission is free, donations if desired. In the second event on Saturday 24th a twenty minute walk starts at six separate locations around Kilkenny City in an Awareness Morning event. All routes lead to the Town hall for a music session at 12.30pm
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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