THE PEOPLE of Kilkenny have much to be proud of after a weekend full of sporting genius and a musical festival that would stand up to any around the globe.
From the four corners of the globe we came – well, from Dublin, Cork, Clare, Tipp and Kilkenny we came. Seven of us. The ‘Magnificent Seven’? Not quite. The ‘Motley Seven’ more likely: a farmer, a teacher, a banker (hey, someone has to associate with them) an engineer, HSE employee, HR person and one self-employed, most of us never having met before! But thanks to my brother-in-law Shane, the lynch-pin, we would soon become acquainted.
CAMOGIE FÉILE- Dicksboro U14 girls had a great win in the Féile na nGael final, played in Mullinavat on Saturday against Glenmore. Glenmore got the better start, putting a point on the board in the first minute, and following up with a goal a minute later. Despite the setback, the Dicksboro girls kept their composure and settled into the game. The teams were well matched, and every ball was strongly contested. After 15 minutes, Caoimhe Dunne-Dowling collected a ball 30 meters out from the Glenmore goal and fired in a strong shot, all the way to the back of the net. This left just a single point between the teams. Glenmore then replied with a point, and the teams went in at half time, 1-2 to 1-0, Glenmore in the lead. Dicksboro had the benefit of the breeze in the second half which was blowing diagonally across the pitch, and began to take control of the game. A goal from Bronagh Doheny put the ‘Boro girls one point up, and ten minutes from the end a shot from Niamh Mulrooney also found it’s way to the net, giving the girls a four point lead. Glenmore worked hard, fighting for every ball and never giving up. The final score was a pointed 45 from Caoimhe Dunne-Dowling, leaving the final score at Dicksboro 3-1, Glenmore 1-2. Congratulations to the girls and mentors, as they prepare to represent Kilkenny in the National Féile na nGael finals, which will be held in Limerick from 5th – 7th July. Check out our Facebook page, ‘Dicksboro Camogie Club’.
CHAMPIONS-Congratulations to O’Loughlin Gaels who, for the third time in the last four years, became Paddy Grace, Kilkenny, Feile na nGael Champions at the weekend . After a hard battle against Danesfort in Bennettsbridge, the pride of St. John’s Parish were pitted against, City neighbours, Dicksboro, in the final, which was played in Jenkinstown at 5.30pm on Saturday.
HURLERS ATTEMPT TO BOUNCE BACK TO WINNING WAYS - Following the disappointment of their opening round defeat to Mooncoin last Saturday week in the opening round of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League, Young Irelands of Gowran will be attempting to make amends against neighbours Thomastown this coming weekend.
GAA NEWS - Clara Juniors played Saturday night in the last round of the All County league and came away from the game with a great win, beating Kilmacow 2-9 to 1-9. From the start Kilmacow looked the stronger going into a 1-3 to no score lead but with Killian Phelan getting the first score for Clara the tables started to turn. Brian Prendergast followed Killians point with 2 pointed frees. Kilmacow got 2 more points before Ben Nolan struck for a goal and Conor Phelan continued the scoring with a point. Kilmacow got another point before the half time whistle sounded leaving the score Clara 1-4 Kilmacow 1-6.
Lotto - The parish lotto with a jackpot and of 7,250 euro was not won, small winners were 30 euro Killian, Mickey and Saoirse c/o Fawltys, 25 euro Ellen Kenna, 20 euro Ester O Regan . The lotto will be in the Mark Lennon’s Bar, on May 13 with a possible jackpot of 7,550 euro. Tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.
Hurling - St. Martin’s played Blacks and White’s this evening in Coon in the All County Junior League. Blacks and Whites were first off the mark scoring 4 points before Brian Mulhall put St. Martin’s on the score board with a well taken point in the 12th minute.
Soccer - Fort Rangers Under-11s go through to the quarter final of cup after a cracking game against Stonyford Utd on Friday evening.The game went to extra time after it finished 1-1 in normal time but Fort scored twice in added time to progress to next round.Panel-Conor Farrell, Tadhg O Sullivan, Ger Coffey, Kevin Ging, Shaun O Keefe, Aidan O Neill,Ben O Sullivan.Daniel O Grady,Jack Walton,Darragh Walsh,Eoin Delahunty (goal),Andy O Hickey (goal),Michael Molloy (goal).
Published in the Kilkenny People on 23 May 2013
Published in the Kilkenny People on 23 May 2013
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Thursday 23 May 2013
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Temperature: 5 C to 13 C
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