DEVELOPMENT GROUP/TIDYTOWNS - There was a great turn out for the clean up morning on Saturday last. Fantastic work was done in the parish field, weeding and clearing in advance of the playground project due to commence shortly Litter was collected all around the village and essential weeding was also carried out. A big thank you to those who were out from 8am working in the junior sports field, so that soccer activities could continue as normal, and to all the volunteers who came out help. There will be a second collection day for clothes recycling on the 19th of October (times between 9.00 -10.00 am and again 2.00 -3.30 at the hall). All kinds of clean clothing accepted including, shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen, curtains also books and mobile phones. All funds raised will go towards the TidyTowns/Development Group. Elvis is making a welcome return to Bennettsbridge on the 17th November. Tickets are €5.00 and can be had from any of the Tidy towns Committee or volunteers.
EAST END NEWS - On 27th October East End will hold a soccerthon in Wallslough Arena. Commencing at 10:00 A.M. We hope to play 12 hours of soccer involving all of our teams from under 9 right up to our 3 adult teams. Each team will be allocated an hour and any games fixed for that day will be arranged so all teams can participate. The team that collects the most money will win two free training sessions in Wallslough and the player in the club that raises most money will win a jersey of his/ her choice(up to value €50). Mams, Dads and coaches can get involved and play a friendly game as well. Each team manager will let you know your kick off time closer to the date. This is a fun way to raise much needed funds for your soccer club. So collect as much sponsorship as you can and return money and forms before the 26th. Junior News - Membership is now due for the A, B and Ladies teams. Please pay your Manager as soon as possible. Schoolboys - The U17’s had a great start to the League with a 9-0 win over Paulstown 06. Scorers: Jason Byrne 3, Liam Blanchfield 3, Sean Morrissey 2, Sean Lynch The U15’s were unlucky to lose 5-6 against Deen Celtic in their opening game. Scorers: Shane Hanley 4, Tom Lawler The U12’s had a great win in the SFAI Cup over Bohemians from Waterford. They beat them 6-3 to progress to the next round, a home game against Park Rangers from Waterford, Development Squads - The Club is well represented in the KDL Development Squads with 11 players between the U11, U12 and U13 squads. Well done to all concerned.
Weekend Results: U17 East End 1- Evergreen B 1, Harry Bruton; U15 East End 1 – Evergreen B 1, Shane Hanley. Under 13 SFAI Cup East End travelled to Cahir Park to play a tough 1st round SFAI Cup match. Cahir Park went ahead early in the game but a beautiful chip over the keeper by Ciaran Brennan leveled things up. The second half was a tough one with a young East End team playing against an up to age stronger group and unfortunately the stronger team on the day went on to win. Team: Barry Lennon, David Blanchfield, Cillian Power, Evan Nolan, Danny Coyne, Conor Murphy, Sean O’Connell, Tim Corkery, Tom Bolger, Ciaran Brennan, Mikey Lewis, Jamie Harkin.
The Junior teams did not fare well this weekend with both A and B teams going down to AC Kilkenny. The Ladies were knocked out of the Shield by Evergreen.
Weekend Fixtures: Sunday 21st Division 3 at 2:30pm St. Johns B v East End B; Womens Division at 12:30pm East End v Thomastown; Saturday 20th; U10 Bridge United v East End 2:30pm; U12 SFAI Cup; East End v Park Rangers 11am
ART GROUP - The new session of Drawing Classes under tutor, Julie Moorhouse is now entering it’s third week and students are enjoying the experience. There are eleven participants and this adds to the variety of work being turned out, as everyone has his or hers own style. The classes are held each Saturday from 12noon to 3pm and the Community Centre is an ideal venue.
LOTTO - No winner last week. Numbers chosen were, 1, 10, 15, 27. Jackpot now stands at €10,750. Consolation Prizes to: Adam Hayes, 8 Marian Place; Iris Cleere, Woodlawn; Matty Bolger, Gowran Road; Kayla Wall, Station Road; Carmel O’Gorman, Woollengrange
CARDS - Winners of the First Prize at the cards on Tuesday night were, Joe Doyle and Lar Gibbons. Second Prize Ann McDowell and Gabriel Moylan. Table Prize Rose Hayes and Martin Mulhall.
THEATRE - Lovers of drama in the area are looking forward to the Gowran Little Theatre’s production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan”, which will be held in Gowran Hall on Friday, 19th and Saturday, 20th October@8pm nightly. Tickets are €8.00. Booking Tel: 087 1331130. Not suitable for younger audiences. E-MAIL - Items for inclusion in the Bennettsbridge Notes should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Sunday at 6pm. Alternatively, contact Joan at 086 8271379 or 056 7727416.