YOUTH CLUB: Windgap Youth Club is starting back on Friday 2nd Oct. Registration for the Youth Club takes place on Thursday 24th Sept in Windgap Hall from 7.30 to 8.30. Registration fee €20. Further details to follow.
CAMOGIE NEWS: Well done to the Senior Camogie team on a great win over Ballyhale Shamrocks in the replay held in Windgap. The win sees the side through to the second round against Piltown in Piltown on Sunday next 20th Sept at a time to be decided.
TRAD FOR TROCAIRE: At a time when all aid agencies are desperate for funding Guinans Bar in Windgap will hold Trad for Trocaire night on Saturday week the 26th September. The event starts at 9.30pm with Ceoil, caint, sceal agus craic. All are welcome to came along and support the notable cause.
FORGING AHEAD: Work continues each Saturday on the rebuilding of the forge frontage in Windgap village.
WALKWAY SIGNAGE: The latest development in Windgap village has seen the erection of the signage for the local village and Bearna Breac Walks. It is located in the car park by the Lake and outlines the delights to be found along the trail.
TIDY TOWNS: The announcement of the Super Valu Tidy Towns Results at the Helix in Dublin on Monday week is eagerly awaited in both Windgap and Tullahought villages.
CREAMERY RENEWAL: Work has commenced on repairs to the Glanbia store through the repair of windows, guttering and lighting.
MEDALS PRESENTATION: Windgap Camogie Club held a BBQ and Medal Presentation on Sunday last for the under 6, 8.10,12,14 &16 teams. Despite the inclement weather a great day was had by all. The guest of honour was All Ireland Senior Hurling player Walter Walsh.
OBJECTIONS LODGED. Tipperary County Council was inundated with objections to the proposal to erect a wind turbine at Rathclarish overlooking the Lingaun Valley and the Kilkenny/Tipperary border. At close of business on Friday eighty four objections had been lodged on the system with more expected to be processed when the Council staff returns on Monday. The plans of Lana Wind Development Limited are being vigorously opposed by local residents who are angry that there was no public consultation with regard to the turbine. This follows on from the Dunoair proposal to erect eight turbines on an adjacent site and residents are fearful that they will be over-run with Giant turbines.
SLIEVENAMON WALK: Local Anti-Wind Turbine action groups combined to hold a well-attended fundraising walk on Slievenamon on Sunday last. The event began with a talk on the history of the area by Robert Duggan in Kilcash Hall before the walkers set off towards the summit. After braving the elements of rain and wind the returning walkers were treated to refreshments and music in the hall. A break in the weather allowed the last of the walkers to enjoy the splendid views from the summit of the famous mountain and all expressed the wish that these views would remain un-blighted from wind turbines.
ALL IRELAND FORECAST: The winner of the All-Ireland Guess the Score forecast with the exact score was Darragh Doyle. The funds were used for the development work that saw increased spectator facilities, including seating, railings and wheelchair access provided recently. Thanks are extended to all who supported the worthwhile fundraiser.
CLUB NEWS: In the final round of the Junior Hurling League played in Slieverue on Sunday evening Windgap went down to the home side by three points.
CHAMPIONSHIP TIME: After the league sections the knockout stages of the Camogie and Hurling Championships commence on Sunday next when Windgap travel to play Piltown in Piltown on Sunday morning in the Senior Camogie county championship. The following weekend the Junior hurlers face Galmoy in the County Championship at a venue to be decided. Best wishes to one and all.
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 086 0782066
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