FEILE 2012 CAMOGIE NEWS - Piltown Under-14 Camogie team continue their preparations for Féile na nGael 2012 with a win over Kilkenny South Development Squad. A lot of astute organisations and local businesses have already given their backing to the successful squad and the businesses certainly deserve your support. If you wish to join the shrewd businesses and help out in anyway, you can contact PRO, Gay Doyle (087-2905677) or Secretary Sheila Norris (087-6692785). The current list of official sponsors are as follows; Iverk Show (Jersey Sponsor), Piltown Ladies Gaelic Football Club, Gay Doyle Construction, Morris Oil, Lord Magan (Castletown Cox Estate), Bank of Ireland (Carrick-On-Suir), John Reynolds (Kereen Building Services), Piltown Credit Union, Tennyson Lawnmowers, Angelsea Holdings (Dublin), Clonmel Plumbing. Richie Flynn (Ballylynch Fuels and Owning Bouncy Castles) and James Farrell Plastering. Next week we will have a special on the squad. Don’t’ miss it. Keep up to date with Féile on the Piltown GAA website at www.piltown.kilkenny.gaa.ie/camogie/feile-2012
MAGINIFICENT SEVEN - Seven scores from the in form Conor Friend helped Piltown Under-14 hurlers to a 5-5 to 2-8 win over Rower Inistioge in the Roinn B League clash. Conor who scored a record 5-1 in a football championship match recently has now scored 8-12 in his last three competitive games. Nice tally indeed at any level, His tally of 3-4 won a very tight game, which was level with five minutes remaining but also gave the teams its first win of the league campaign emphasising that these lads are very. Piltown trailed 2-2 to 2-5 at half time having lost the influential Kieran Reid through injury. John Bourke had his best game to date in a solid defence where Jamie Norris provided the leadership in the centre of a defence that only conceded one point from play in the second half and three in total. John Kenny contributed hugely with a very good second half. At midfield, Darragh Walsh played some excellent ball and was assisted by Oran Brophy. In the forwards, Alex Byrne showed good form, but the forwards and the scoreboard was really all about Conor Friend.
Team: Scott Bourke, Kieran Reid, Oísin Brophy, John Kenny, John Bourke, Jamie Norris, Andrew Long, Darragh Walsh, Oran Brophy, Alex Byrne (1-0), James Kirby, Ronan Ryan (0-1), Billy Morahan (1-0), Conor Friend (3-4, 0-1 free), Sean Power
Subs: Adam Grace, Cian Kinsella, Kieran Flynn, David Tobin
MINORS START CAMPAIGN - Piltown Minor Camogie team started their campaign to win back-to-back county titles in style as they easily disposed of Rower Inistioge by 7-12 to 1-6 in Piltown. Despite some rustiness, Piltown were never in trouble against a Rower that fielded three county minors as ten Piltown players got on the score sheet. Scorers: Leanne Dunne (2-1), Chloe Blackmore (1-3), Sinead McCarthy and Lisa McCarthy (2-0), Edel Long and Lorraine Long (0-2), Soracha Phelan (0-1), Kelly Ann Doyle (0-1), Debbie Phelan (0-1 free), Aisling McGowan (0-1). Squad: Niamh Dermody, Ellen Commins, Jennifer Norris, Siobhan Dermody, Debbie Phelan, Alice Talbot, Kelly Ann Doyle, Sinead McCarthy, Lorraine Long, Soracha Phelan, Aisling McGowan, Chloe Blackmore, Edel Long. Leanne Dunne, Lisa McCarthy, Jean Power, Máiread Power, Laura Foley
COUNTY REPS - Katie Power was on the Kilkenny senior Camogie team that had a 2-15 to 1-9 win over Dublin in the first round of the All-Ireland series at the weekend. Kevin Walsh was on the Kilkenny minor hurling team defeated by Dublin in the Leinster semi final at Portlaoise. Emer Long played in the mini Camogie game during half time of the senior tie between Kilkenny and Dublin. It was against a Dublin team represented by a Lucan national school. Coincidently, Piltown will face Lucan Sarsfields in the Féile finals.
WHICH IS THE CLEVEREST CLUB - Kilkenny County Camogie Board will host a table quiz in the Springhill Hotel on Thursday 28th June at 8:30pm. Teams of four are €30. The prize for the winning team is a 500 euro O’Neill’s sportswear voucher. Therefore this is an ideal opportunity for all the local clubs to raise some funds and prove themselves not alone the cleverest club in the parish but the cleverest club in the county.
KILKIERAN AND AHENNY - Local historian, Joe Sullivan will be giving a talk to the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society on the 9th Century Ossory High Crosses at Kilkieran and Ahenny commencing at Kilkieran Graveyard at 7.30pm on Thursday 28th June at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
CEMETERY MASS - Kilkieran Cemetery Mass takes place on Friday 29th June at 8pm
PILTOWN NS SILVER CIRCLE RESULTS - WEEK 10: €150-Kitty Anthony (Piltown); €100-Kathleen Tobin (Wexford); €50-Jane Foley (Stoneybridge) ; €25-Margaret Walsh (Stoneybridge). The Board of Management of Piltown National School wish to thank all who supported the silver circle draw. Your support is very much appreciated.
KEEP PILTOWN TIDY - The Annual General Meeting of Keep Piltown Tidy will take place Tuesday 3rd July at 8pm in Piltown Community Centre.
GAA - U-11 Hurling Piltown’s U-11’s had a great day at the Phelan-Stone tournament. Winning one game and loosing two, they were royally treated by the highly organised hosts.
Defeat for Piltown Junior Hurlers - Piltown bowed out of the J.J. Kavanagh All County Junior Hurling League quarter final with a defeat to a strong Galmoy team on a score line of Piltown’s 12 points to Galmoy’s 2.09. Played in Tom Ryall Park in ideal conditions, the teams were level at half time – 0.07 to 1.04 each. Galmoy were the stronger team in the second half & had 3 points to spare at the final whistle.