CLOSED ARCH: The work on the restoration of the forge frontage in Windgap is making great progress and the iconic Horseshoe Arch on John Walsh’s old workplace has been completely rebuilt. It is expected the work of the volunteer stonemasons under the guidance of Seamus Davis each Saturday will be completed by the end of the month.
ST CANICES DAY: In participation with Kilkenny Free Day there will be a guided tour of Tullahought Village on Saturday 10th October. The tour starts at the church at 11 am, all are welcome.
BADMINTON: Registration for the coming year for all ages is on-going. For further details contact Judith or Seamus Phelan or any committee member.
UNSOCIABLE BEHAVIOUR: Started many years ago to highlight indiscriminate dumping in the area, the inclusion of items on unsociable behaviour in the notes saw its progression to highlight the increase in robberies on residences, business’s, personal attacks and intimidation. Now, at last an issue of National Importance it is hoped that the new interest and resolution will restore confidence and allow residents to live normal lives where locked doors, closed off farmyards and the limiting of social interaction and life have been life changers. In recent weeks one of the information plaques on the Viewing Tower “Túr Amharic” overlooking Tullahought village and the Lingaun valley has been stolen whilst oil and equipment was the target in the surrounding communities. The plaque gave a visual and oral history of the area and had only being recently replaced following malicious damage to it.
DEVELOPMENT NEWS: Amongst the items on the agenda at the recent meeting of Windgap Community Development Group was the great progress over the Summer around Windgap village. They included the re-construction of the forge frontage, repairs to listed buildings, Village Renewal, the playground, progress on the walks around the village and the Bearna Breac and consultations on the local Hall. Amongst the highlights were the results of the Tidy Towns competition where the village had taken part for the first time since its five year run from 1997 to 2001. In the report the adjudicator was charmed with the village and it’s potential. It is now planned to set up group to plan and carry out small works around the village over the coming months. Amongst the feedback of quick hits that would make a difference was work on the flagpoles at the Church, the piping of a roadside shore and focussing on the contents of the adjudicator’s reports. A series of meetings are planned to keep up the progress to date. The AGM of the Development Committee was set for 18th of November and all are welcome.
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 with the 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 Sunday 18th of October. Further details from the committee members.
TIDY TOWNS: With Tullahought village moving within a single point of attaining a silver medal the Tidy Towns Committee held a meeting in the Community Centre on Friday evening last to review the adjudicators report for 2015 and also to make plans for the coming year. It is believed by all that further progress to a historic Silver medal can be made in the competition with the help of the whole community. The work commences this week with the cleaning of the inlet stream to the lake. A focus on the year ahead is to look at potential improvements on unused residences on the approach roads. It is planned to circulate the report to all households and to hold an open meeting in the coming weeks. The committee extends its thanks to all those who have contributed to our success to date.
JUNIOR HURLING: In the Junior Hurling Championship quarter final Windgap played in Ballyhale on Saturday evening, the local side went down to championship favourites Glenmore. In a close first half the sides were level at 0-3 after eleven minutes. A goal to the Southerners just before the break to give them a 1-7 to 0-6 lead. As the second half progressed the lead was reduced to a single score before Glenmore hit a purple patch. As a gap opened between the sides goalkeeper James Murray was outstanding as the Landy Brothers Peter and Emmet, Matthew Enright and James Mackey tried their best to stem the tide. Thanks are extended to the management team of Pat Walsh, Noel Power, Eamon Murray, Willie O’Connor and Kieran Purcell and the squad whose combined efforts saw them reach the county quarter finals. For further details check the Club Twitter account or see Barry Henriques match report in the Sports Pages.
CAMOGIE NEWS: In the County Senior Camogie Final Mullinavat who defeated the local side in Ballyhale the previous week regained the County Title with a win over the holders Thomastown on Sunday.
CLUB NEWS: This Week’s Winning Numbers were 2, 10, 17, 28 and Bonus 19. They brought a match three cheque to James Hawe. Recent match three winners were Padraig Brophy and Margaret Doyle
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