TEA PARTY: Windgap Camogie Club are holding an American Tea Party on Friday 6th November in the Community Centre in Kilmoganny at 8pm. If you would like to host a table or join a table please contact Ann 0863699542 or Martina 0868572702 by Thursday 5th November.
TRUMERA VISIT: In preparation for the championship game against Kilmacow in Ballyhale on Saturday the Galmoy Windgap U21's played Trumera in a challenge on Sunday last. The Club of the last GAA President Liam O'Neill and are the Laois representatives in Leinster Intermediate Club Championship. The 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. Referee: Brochan O Reilly (Portlaoise)
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.
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 Beat Fleet Party will be there on the day with Give aways, Promotions & Face Painting and Fun for all the Family.
TRACTOR RUN; The inaugural John Smith Memorial tractor run takes place in aid of Windgap National School on Saturday 14th of November. In its fourth year it recalls the memory of a great supporter John Smith. Further details to follow.
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 receivedof the moving of the Wildlife Sanctuary that was set up around Tullahought Village and the Wildlife Area. As a result plans are being put in place to restore one under the Wildlife Habitats and Natural amenities section of the competition.
CAMOGIE NEWS: The Windgap Under twenty one Camogie team are playing against Dicksboro on Sunday next the 8th of November in Callan at 10.30am all support is welcome.
HANDBALL NEWS: Following the recent AGM, registration for the New Year has commenced.
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” Fellow Kilkenny men line up with against Bennettsbridge in the Leinster Intermediate Hurling Championship on Sunday next, when Wicklow’s Bray Emmets provide the opposition in Aughrim. Led by a Windgap man in Club Chairman Dermot O Brien who hails from Garryricken he is joined by former inter county player John Henderson as team manager whose sons John Junior and Darragh are members of the Green and Blue Hooped clad side with former Piltown player Liam Kenny being one of the selectors. Also involved with the club is Noel Enright. This years championship has seen the side retain the Wicklow senior hurling county championship title they won last year after a break of sixty three years. Providing additional guidance to the Wicklow Club is Jackie Napier whose lifelong love of hurling surpasses that of many supporters in more established counties.
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.
CLUB NEWS: This Week’s Winning Numbers were 1, 2, 9, 26 and Bonus number 14. The result brought a match three cheque to Noelle Egan. Next week’s prize fund is €5,650.
OUR CLUB OUR FUTURE: Windgap Club members including 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, Under 18 are travelling to join delegates from Mullinavat, Mooncoin, Windgap, Piltown, Slieverue, Ballyhale Shamrocks, Blacks and Whites at the Kilkenny GAA Club Regional Meetings for Child, Youth Coaches, Mentors, and Officers at Juvenile level in Mullinavat Community Centre on Tuesday.
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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