GAA- Best wishes to the Kilkenny senior hurling team and the support network and backroom team as they take on the tribesmen of Galway in the All-Ireland senior hurling final in GAA headquarters, Croke on Sunday. Glenmore is represented by Eoin Murphy of Ballyveria who has previous All-Ireland hurling success under his belt. Best of luck also to Haggard and Glenmore native, Ger Aylward, in the upcomig All-Ireland under-21 hurling final which sees Kilkenny play Clare in a match which is set to be played at 7pm under lights on Saturday September 15th. In the recently held All-Ireland Intermediate hurling final Kilkenny had to sucumb to the power of the Tipperary outfit, although they brought back the considerably half time deficit to manageable scores they could not keep the Tipperary scoring power at bay. Glenmore had three representatives on this team, Mark Phelan of Ballyveria, Ger Aylward of Haggard and John Cody of Weatherstown.
COMMUNITY GAMES - In the final weekend of All-Ireland community games activities the local group, GTR( Glenmore Tullogher Rosbercon) were very strongly represented at the All-Ireland venue of Athlone. In the under-10 mixed relay was Marie Claire O’ Dwyer, Niamh O’ Connor, Kevin Saunders, Evan O’ Toole and Jack Mullally. In the under-12 girls relay was Eva Roche, Emma Hokey, Grace Mullally and Lily May O’ Dwyer. In the under-12 boys was Darragh Mc Donald, Richard Murphy, Jack Elliott, Luke Whelan and Killian and Oisin Griffin. In the under-14 girls relay was Helen Hoynes, Mia Griffin, Aoife Mc Donald and Sarah Lawlor. In the under-15 mixed relay was Marguerite Hoynes, Clara Kennedy, Paul Manning and Richard Hennessy. Some of the above athletes were also competiting in individual events and all competited very strongly, Richard Hennessy, Marguerite Hoynes, Ciara Mullally, Marie Claire O’ Dwyer and Evan O’ Toole. Well done to all the athletes, it is a huge achievement to reach the All-Ireland, as not only did you represent your local area of G.T.R., you also represented your county of Kilkenny and everyone is very proud of this achievement. A word of thanks to all who prepared the athletes and also to the local area commitee who keep the spirit and enjoyment of community games alive. You are asked to note that Shanbogh man, Mossie Connell is running in the upcoming Dublin city marathon on 29th October and is fundraising for GTR community games and currently has sponsorship cards available in the area. Your support for this fundraiser would be much appreciated and best wishes to Mossie for the marathon.
CAMOGIE- The Glenmore under-14 camogie team of 2012 who won this year’s St. Canice’s Kilkenny credit union Roinn A county final in convincing fashion. With Kilmacow being the venue last Saturday afternoon the girls stamped their mark on the game from the throw in of the sliothar. Powering in to a lead of 3-7 to 1-1 at half time, the girls were determined in their efforts not to allow the Thomastown girls pull back their lead. The final score was Glenmore 9-7 to Thomastown’s 3-3. On their way to the final the girls played Dicksboro, Thomastown, Danesfort, Clara, Dicksboro and Thomastown again in the final and saw them finish up with a total tally of forty one goals and thirty three points in their campaign. Many thanks to the trainers and mentors, Seammie Dollard, Anna Hoynes, Chris Elliott, Caroline Garvey and Maria Griffin for all their time, effort and committement.
SILVER CIRCLE RESULTS - The August draw in the Glenmore GAA monthly silver circle draw took place in the new dressing rooms and the winners were; Marie Duggan of Aylwardstown, Maudie Dunphy of Ballyverneen, Declan Cottrell of Aylwardstown, Suzanne Cody of Weatherstown, Liam Walsh of Weatherstown, William and Helen Lawlor of Robinstown, Margaret Dowling of Jamestown, Catriona Murphy of Davidstown, Lily May O’ Dwyer of Ballyverneen, Joe Parker of New Ross, Dick Cody of Carrigcloney, PJ Griffin of Newtown, Sarah and Michael Foran of Aylwardstown and Ann and Ollie Aylward of Moulerstown. Well done to all the winners and thanks to all for their support with the monthly draw.
FIT FOR LIFE- The Fit For Life programme which is seeing a great level of interest and activity is currently starting up with a new group of people who wish to be more active, who will be safe in a group setting and will feel and experience the encouragement and support that the group offers. All those interested can join in each Monday and Wednesday evening at the Pink Rock venue at 7.15pm on each of those evenings. The group will be starting with an easy walking programme and those who wish to, may progress onto running. The Fit For Life started up just six months ago and everyone really enjoys all that it offers. So feel free to come along as often as you can and enjoy the excerise and the beautiful countryside at the same time. Thanks is given to Kilkenny County Council for making available the considerable number of high visibility jackets to this group.
VINTAGE RUN- The Tullogher/Rosbercon vintage and classic club held a very successful tractor and car run last Sunday under a brillant and glorious September sunshine filled sky. With a starting point of the Rosbercon parish hall and on into Mullinarrigle and contuining into Glenmore village there was a great swell of support and interest in the event. Thanks to all who organised, stewarded and assisted in any way with the round trip. A special word of thanks to the ladies for providing the catering back in the Rosbercon parish hall after the tractor and car run. The run benefitted many groups in Tullogher and with the Glenmore Golden Club being one of the benefactors for Glenmore which saw Billy Boland of Ballycroney and Phil Morrissey of Glenmore village drive vintage tractors on behalf of the Golden club. I would like to thank Pat O’ Dwyer of Ballyveria for allowing me, and trusting me, in driving his very fine Ford Escort for the vintage fun drive, it was very enjoyable. Sponsorship cards are currently in circulation and all support would be very welcome. Please forward any donations and contributions to Phil Morrisssey, Billy Boland or any of the volunteers who make the workings of the Glenmore Golden Club possible. This club is in its eleventh year and each year provides our golden age people with events, entertainment, lovely home cooking, company, outings and brings the men and women together on a Tuesday morning every two weeks. Everyone, both from the parish and surrounding areas are very welcome to join the group, the club is up and running again after the summer break.
NEW SCHOOL YEAR - With the start of the new acadamic year, the opening of school year prayer service for Ballyfacey national school will be on Wednesday 12th September at 12 noon and mass for Glenmore national school will take place on Thursday 13th September at 11.30am in the church. Everyone is welcome to attend both events.