SCHOOL MEMBORIES: At the launch of the story of Cumann na mBunscoileanna with photos of the 91, 93, 98, 2004, 2005 with Windgap Hand ballers from 95, 2013 also making their mark. Copies of the book are available from Simon Brophy at a cost of €15
GOOD WIN IN BAD WEATHER: In Carrigeen on the Bank Holiday Monday the ball catching nets was stretched to capacity as they billowed out in the gale that came up from the Waterford Estuary via the nearby River Suir. In the dark grey rain swept conditions the luscious green sward appeared like a billiard table as the newly painted club themed yellow railings on top of their black painted concrete stakes gave great colour. As the spectators sheltered in their cars and in the lee of the roadside evergreen hedge the ever present Galmoy supporter Mary Stanley adjusted to the change from twenty three degrees just a day earlier to the numbing weather conditions. On the day both teams from Galmoy Windgap and Slieverue served up a well contested and entertaining tie in the worsening conditions. In the beginning two early goals against the wind by Paraic Walsh and Brandon Phelan gave Galmoy Windgap the match winning initiative in their 2-11 to 0-7 win. The sides were Galmoy Windgap James Culleton, Sean Phelan, Darragh O Shea, Martin Duggan, Emmet Landy, Jason Stanley, Kieran Phelan, William Phelan, Frank Phelan, Niall Walsh, Kevin Duggan, Peter Hennessy, Jack Delaney, Paraic Walsh, Brendan Phelan, Patrick Moore, Darragh Morrissey, Mentors Brendan Phelan Cian Ryan, Joseph Ryan, and James Mackey. On the day Slieverue fielded a very young competitive side with no one up to age and only one twenty year old on their side. The Slieverue team was Gavin Grant, William Mullally, Donnacha Griffin, Ben Alcock, Dylan O’Keeffe, Aaron Cullinane, Michael Irish, Oliver Molalla, Cillian Power, Paul Rellis, Eoin Kenny, James Freyne, Eamon Phelan, Gary Walsh, Aaron O’Brien, and Stephen Mullally.
HURLERS WIN SHIELD: In Callan on Monday morning Galmoy Windgap playing with the wind led neighbours Piltown by fourteen points at the break and then went on to hold out against the wind for a fine victory. On the day the locals playing their fourth game in October benefitted from the regular games. The trophy was presented to the Vice Captains Oisín Phelan of Galmoy and Patrick Grace of Windgap by the Coiste na nÓg vice chairperson John O’Reid. The Galmoy Windgap side under Simon Brophy, Frank Grace Sean Smith and Michael Grace was Robert Culleton, Jack Hayes, Ryan Murphy, Luke Ward, Colm Smith, Conor Grace, Shane Cullen, Patrick Grace, Conor Drennan, Oisín Phelan, Patrick Doyle, Conor Foley, Patrick O Callaghan, Evan Morrissey, and Padraig Foley. Subs: Dylan Thomas Dylan Grace and Billy Drennan. See Jerry Denman’s match report in the Sports Pages.
CAMPHILL FAIR DAY: The Annual Fair of the Camphill Community at Kyle, Coolagh, takes place on Sunday, 8th November 2015, from 1pm to 5pm. Crafts, Wheel of Fortune, Children’s games & activities, vegetable stall, live music etc.
OUR CLUB OUR FUTURE: Kilkenny GAA are holding Club Regional Meetings for Child, Youth Coaches, Mentors, Officers at Juvenile level. The events are scheduled to take a look at the season just past, and plan for the coming 2016 season. The evening will contain a section on "Creating a Player Pathway" together, each Club will have been invited to send nine or ten members to the Mullinavat Community Centre Tuesday 3rdh November. The Windgap personnel include the Juvenile Chairperson, Secretary, Club Juvenile Coaching Co-Ordinator, and at least ONE mentor for each Age Level, Under 8, Under10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18. On the night they join delegates from Mullinavat, Mooncoin, Windgap, Piltown, Slieverue, Ballyhale Shamrocks and the Blacks and Whites Clubs.
FUN RUN: The annual St Brighids College Callan 5k Fun Run takes place on Sunday November 8th at 12.30. Registration for the event takes place from 10.30am. On the day Beat Radio and the Beat Fleet Party will be present with Give aways, Promotions & Face Painting and Fun for all the Family.
CARD DRIVES: The Hurling Club Progressive twenty five is scheduled to re-commence for the winter months. Held monthly, further details to follow.
TRACTOR RUN; The annual Windgap National School tractor run takes place on Saturday 14th of November. In its fourth year it will become the inaugural John Smith Memorial tractor run in memory of one of its great supporters John Smith.
CLUB NEWS: The next club project is to repair the catch net fencing at both ends of the pitch. The chain-link fencing on large wooden poles was erected following the damage done to the original steel structure by Hurricane Charley in August 1986. In a great era for the club the mainly voluntary work was completed on the Sunday of the Leinster Senior Hurling Final. In between the club side both events the club had won their last Junior County Final when they overcame Danesfort in Nowlan Park.
CAMOGIE FINAL: The minors play St. Brighids Ballycallan in the county final on Saturday morning at a venue to be decided. Lots of support required, venue updates on twitter later in the week.
DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS: The AGM of the Development Committee is set for 18th of November in the Club Rooms at 8pm and all are welcome. Nominations forms the Officers positions are in circulation.
LOTTO RESULTS: This Week’s Winning Numbers were 12, 15, 20, 22 and Bonus 10 brought a match three cheque to Kathleen Duggan. Next Week’s Prize fund is €5,300.00
PARISH BULLETIN: Information for the parish bulletin at Sunday Masses can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening. Mobile number (085) 8830756.
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