MEDAL PRESENTATIONS- To mark the great successes of this year’s schools camogie, along with this year’s under-12 camogie team winning the St. Canice’s credit union group 2 final and under-14 camogie team winning the Roinn A county final a function took place in the Rhu Glen last Friday evening. Eoin Murphy, All-Ireland winning senior Kilkenny hurler was at hand to present to each panel of players their respective medals. In his address Eoin congratulated all the girls and encouraged them to contuine playing camogie and to enjoy the game and he wished them well for next year’s matches. The chairperson of the Glenmore camogie club, Una O’ Dwyer welcomed everyone and thanked all the trainers and mentors of each of the teams for their time and committment. All those receiving medals were treated to a meal before the presentation of the medals and it was a lovely social occasion for the players, their families and family members. Thanks to those involved in the organising of the function.
MARATHON MEN - Two locals men are in full preparation mode for the Dublin city marathon on October 29th. Bernard Walsh of Ballycroney is running this 26.2 mile feat for the Glenmore golden club and Mossie Connell of Shanbogh is running it for G.T.R. ( Glenmore Tullogher Rosbercon) community games. Best wishes are given to both men as they enter the final stages of their preparations. Bernard Walsh can be contacted at 087 8183380 and Mossie Connell can be contacted at 086 8340450. Sponsorship cards are currently in circulation and your support would be much appreciated. Perhaps you might travel to Dublin to lend your support to this two hardy men who have been in training for quite some time, I’m sure they’d appreciate it and love to hear you shout them on.
HISTORICAL TALK- The most recently held lecture of the south Kilkenny historical society was held in Mullinavat hall and it was a most interesting talk given by Padraig Laffan. Padraig gave a great insight into the workings of morse code which only ceased being a form of communition in very recent years, despite the fantastic advances of communication technology. He had a vast wealth of experience and knowledge having served as a ships radio communications officer on ships that crossed the world over, which was then followed by years of working on the RTE outside broadcast units. Those in attendance was treated to a very fine presentation and it was much appreciated.
SYMPATHIES - On the recent passing of Dorothy( Doris) Murphy, New Ross, sympathy is extended to her daughter, Susan Hennessy and family of Robinstown. Sympathy also to Ann Walsh and family of Ballinlammy on the passing of her father, James( Jimmy ) Grimes of Waterford. To the Kennedy family of Kilbride, sympathy is extended to you on the passing of their brother, Martin. In his funeral mass tributes were paid to Martin, who, for all of his working life time as a builder, and who built many a house right across the parish from Kilbride to Rochestown and Davidstown to Ballyveria, farmyard buildings, piers, along with the current home of the parish priest and indeed he built the local public house. He was noted for having the capacity to pay great attention to detail and finish. Mention was given to his wish of getting work done without any delay whatsoever, however sometimes the best laid plans can go astray, which didn’t always best please Martin at times. As it turns out, the last house he built was in Ballyfacey with a start date of 4th April 1984.
TABLE QUIZ - St. Joseph’s athletic club are holding a table quiz in Paddy Ryan’s lounge, Mullinarrigle on Friday next with a 8.30pm sharp start and your support would be much appreciated. This fundraiser is to purchase a defibrillator and to have people trained in its use, both for the club and also for the Fit4life group.
VARIETY CONCERT - A variety concert is taking place in Glenmore hall on Saturday 3rd November at 8.15pm in aid of the Liver Disease research and transplant in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. Tickets are on sale with admission for adults at €10 and €5 for children. The line up includes a one act comedy play, ‘’The Romantic Lover’’, a play by renowed writer, J.Bernard Mc Carthy and being performed by the Eigse Players, a group of people from the Glenmore Slieverue area with cast members which include our own Joan Aylward of Rochestown and Bernie Cullinane of Haggard, along with Paddy Dreenan, Marley Irish and Michael Shalloe of Slieverue. Practice is going well and their production, as always, promises to be a laugh a minute. Also on offer will be two groups from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and some invited guests, and a singer named Olive Cullen from Gorteens, Slieverue.
GAA- The Glenmore GAA juvenile club held an under-13 hurling tournament recently which saw the host club of Glenmore win the A final against Piltown with a final tally of 4-7 to 1-1. The under-13 panel of players of 2012 was Gary Mernagh (Captain), Ian Byrne, Sean Phelan, Paul Fitzgerald, James Aylward, Eoin Doolan, Dylan Garvey, Ciaran Ennett, Richard Hennessy, Aaron O’ Neill, Darragh Hartley, Michael Phelan, Patrick Aylward, Ronan Doherty, Richard Murphy, Tomas Dowling, Jack Elliott, Ryan O’ Donoghue, Eoin Roche, Robert Fitzgerald, Adam Connick, Ethan Phelan, David Burke, Luke Whelan and Thomas Dunne. A word of thanks to the team trainers and mentors Paddy Moran, Willie Fitzgerald, Ray Byrne, Kenny Cottrell and Paul Fitzgerald.