NIGHT WITH THE STARS - The much looked forward to, “Night With The Stars” will take place on Friday night next, 16th November in Cillin Hill. If you have not got your ticket already contact one of the organising committee members, without delay, as this promises to be a night, not to be missed. Ticket cost Eu 25.00 each or Eu 300 per table of twelve. On the stage for “questioning” by R.T.E’ sports presenter, Des Cahill will be a diverse collection of Irish sporting icons, such as internationally renowned horse racing trainer, Jim Bolger, Olympic boxing heros, Darren O’Neill and his coach, Billy Walsh, former international and Munster rugby stars, Mick Galway and John”The Bull” Hayes, along with, G.A.A. legends, Sean Boylan, Ger Loghnane, Tomas Mulcahy and our own, nine times winning All-Ireland manager, Brian Cody. Interval music will be provided by The O’Dwyer’s and finger food will also be served during the evening. Don’t miss it, there won’t be another opportunity, like this, to meet with such a wide selection of Irish sports stars, all in the same arena, anytime in the near future.
U16 LEAGUE FINALS - Best wishes to our U-16 A squad who will square up to Dicksboro in the Kilkenny Roinn A hurling league final on Saturday 17th November in Jenkinstown (Check Kilkenny People sport to confirm fixture). In the same venue, our Village U-16 B squad will clash with O’Loughlin Gaels in the Roinn C league final. Both Village squads achieved championship glory so they will be determined to complete the double-double!
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER - Yet another outstanding monthly newsletter production has been delivered from the pen of the newsletter editorial team. With over twenty pages of match reports, articles and photographs highlighting the highs and lows of the club’s championship experiences, during the month of October, it amounts to a “must” read for club members and supporters. Among the more interesting articles is a report on the minor team’s outstanding win over Dicksboro -- the first all city county final since the minor championship was instituted in 1927--- in a captivating county final, just two weeks ago. Photographs abound throughout the production with pictures of Kilkenny captain, Eoin Larkin and his club colleagues visiting the local St. Patrick’s Boys school with the McCarthy Cup after Kilkenny’s thrilling All-Ireland victory over Galway in September. The club’s former Feile star forward, Mikey Drennan, now making a name for himself in the Aston Villa F.C., and Ireland shirts is also featured. To be included on the mailing list, for your own copy post your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
BOXING - After decades in the doldrums, boxers from the recently revived St. Patrick’s Boxing Club based in the Watershed, made a return to “the ring” at the weekend in The Hazel Hotel, Monasterevan in a charity event to support a fundraiser for a family who lost three members in a car crash during the summer months. Representing the club, were boys, Martin Murray and Andy Parsons, while Rachel Owens and Courtney Kelly “gloved up” to represent the female side of the club against opponents from the St. Broughans boxing club in Offaly. In their weight division, both Martin and Andy drew with their opponents while Rachel Ownes registered a comfortable 21 points to 4 win and Courtney Kelly stopped her opponent in the third round of their contest. Rematches have been arranged for the boys in two weeks time. Over 300 tickets were sold for the worthy cause. The club will welcome new members, boys and girls, at any time.
SYMPATHIES - The sympathies of the club were extended to Mrs.Kathleen O’Neill and the extended family, on the death of her husband, Ned, in recent days. A loyal “Village” supporter, Ned’s son, Michael lined out for the club’s underage teams in his youth. Ned was also a valued member of the St.Kieran’s College staff, all his working life, a fact, that was recognised by the college authorities with a presentation a short few years ago.Air dheis Dei go raibh a anam.
SATURDAY NIGHT - Saturday night sees local musical favourites Dermot & Sonny return to the club stage.
LOTTO - Tuesday night’s draw produced the following combination of numbers 5 : 14 ; 16. There was no winner. Next week’s jackpot increases to Eu 1,800. The consolation winners were Kathleen Millea, Helen Young, P.J.McGrath, Valerie Lawlor and Billy Tyrrell.