KILKENNY FAT CATS - Your support would be appreciated for the Fat Cats of Kilkenny cyclists who are currently on a major fundraising drive for Cancer research. A number of club members are involved with the group, who have been involved in a Mizen Head to Malin Head cycle over the last number of days as part of the charity work. Please show your support to this worthy cause by visiting the group’s Facebook page. Any little bit of support would be greatly appreciated!
HURLING - The junior A hurlers were unfortunate to be defeated by St. Lachtain’s in a high scoring Northern Junior A league semi-final in Freshford on Friday night last. The home side’s ability to take their scoring opportunities when they came their way was the key difference between the sides, but Conahy made the Freshford men battle all the way to secure the win. Indeed, at half-time, there was nothing to separate the sides as a goal from a 21-yard free from Shane Brennan meant the sides were level at the break. The second half was equally tight, and goals from Eoin Carroll and Paul Buggy ensured Conahy stayed in touch throughout. However, St. Lachtain’s were not to be denied, and they advanced to the league final on a 2-18 to 3-12 score line. Team: Kieran Brennan; Colm Healy; John Mullan; Thomas Nolan; Phillip Cass; Paddy Mullan; Eoin Coogan; Eoin Carroll; Damien Webster; Padraic Nolan; Paul Buggy; Michael Bergin; David Kennedy; Shane Brennan; Barry Murphy. Sub: John Feehan. The intermediate hurlers will be looking to bounce back themselves this weekend when they take on Tullogher-Rosbercon in the second round of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate League. This is a vital game for both sides as they both lost in the opening round. The throw-in for the game is at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Bennettsbridge. The under-16 hurlers suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of St. Lachtain’s (Freshford) in a thrilling game in Jenkinstown on Thursday night last in the Roinn B league. Only a single point separated the sides, and the locals will be extremely disappointed by the manner of their loss, having conceded two goals in the final minutes to lose out to the Freshford men. The final score was 3-9 to 0-17. It means that Conahy must bounce back quickly when they face Kilmacow in their next league game, which will take place after the break for examinations.Team: Declan Whearty, Kieran Delaney, Niall Coogan, John Byrne, Adam Dempsey, Liam Cass, Padraig Walsh, Donal Cass, Oliver Feehan, Edmond Delaney, Simon Callinan, Pat Byrne, James Bergin, Sean Brennan, Joe Mullan, Justin Brophy, Ben Lawler, Daniel O’Shea, Sean Hennessy, Keith Dunne, Conor Watters, Padraig Gunner, Laurence Feehan, Bill Murphy. The schools hurling team had a great win over Goresbridge/Paulstown in the Roinn B Allianz/Cumann Na mBunscoil hurling league last Wednesday. Conahy got off to a great start getting some fine scores from play and kept up that pace throughout the whole game. They proved to be the stronger side and dominated in all areas of the field. Team: Cian Harding Ashling Maher Frank Gunner Karl Downey Eoin Cahill Vincent Brophy Geoff O Shea, Danielle Morrissey Siobhan Mullan Evelyn Phelan Thomas Rice Tommy Hennessy Conor Blanche, Darragh Dooley Emma Cahill Darren Cuddihy Dylan Bergin Paul Healy. Conahy and Galmoy also played out a thrilling game in the Roinn D Allianz/Cumanna na mBunscoil hurling league in Jenkinstown on Tuesday last . Galmoy took the lead from the start and were deservingly the winners on the day. They took the lead from the start but Conahy played with great determination throughout the game but unfortunately this was was not reflected on the scoreboard on this ocassion . There was a lot of goal scoring opportunities missed but in spite of the wind and rain, they all enjoyed themselves and well done to all. Team: Emma Cahill Hannah Murphy Shane O Loughlin Clare Maher Paul Healy Dylan Bergin, Joshua Lambe Hannah Murphy Tommy Blanche Darren Cuddihy Robbie Dooley, Conan Dunne Marcus Finnegan Jason Kelly Alice Byrne.
CAMOGIE - Congratulations to Danielle Morrissey on her success in the final of the Kilkenny Under 14 Féile na nGael Skills competition. Danielle’s achievement comes shortly after the success of Conahy Shamrocks player Edmond Delaney in the equivalent competition for Under 14 boys. We wish both of our talented players the best of luck in the National Finals of the Hurling & Camogie Skills competitions which take place in Parnell Park, Dublin on Friday 5th July 2012.
LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 10, 16 and 35. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Ciara Brennan, Maria Delaney, Brian Maher, Leyla-Rose Healy and Grainne O’Dea. The promoters’ prize winners were Declan Downey, Shay Og Brennan, Julie Jackman. This week’s jackpot now stands at €1,300.