Piltown - Junior hurlers winning start

SOCIAL DANCING IN PILTOWN GAA COMPLEX - Saturday – Patrick O’ Sullivan; Saturday 13th April – Peter Burke; Saturday 20th April –

SOCIAL DANCING IN PILTOWN GAA COMPLEX - Saturday – Patrick O’ Sullivan; Saturday 13th April – Peter Burke; Saturday 20th April –

Gerry Walsh; Saturday 27th April – Twice Shy.

PILTOWN COMMUNITY ALERT MEETING - There will be a Piltown Communtiy Alert meeting in the GAA Complex , Wednesday, April 3rd. All are welcome from Templeorum and Piltown. Special speakers will address the meeting regarding setting up a “texting alert” etc.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE - Piltown Social Club wish to thank all who contributed to their Lourdes Pilgrimage Fundraising Collection held last weekend at all Parish Church gates. The total amount collected at all Church Gates was €795. In addition Piltown Social Club have made a contribution to the Katie’s Wish to Walk Fund and take this opportunity to wish Katie and her parents Aisling and John every good wish and blessing in their upcoming treatment in the U.S.A.

GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL - First Coaching Session of the year and Registration will take place on Thursday at 6:45pm. All girls born between 1995 and 2002 are welcome. No previous experience required. Under-14 County Feile Blitz takes place on Sunday 21st April. Contact 087-9230283 for more

information.

ART BENEFIT PARTY - Art Enthusiasts mark your calendar the Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail artists are hosting their annual Art Benefit Party on Friday April 5th, 2013 at 7.30pm in Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick on Suir. This Art Party is a Unique Art Sale Gig benefiting The Clancy Festival Art Trail

programme 2013. Thank you for supporting local arts.

FAMILY FUN QUIZ NIGHT - A family fun quiz in aid of Piltown School is being held in Piltown Community Centre at 7.30pm on Friday, April 12th. Entry is €20 per table and max 6 people per table. Teams will have a mix of adults & children and promises to be a great night. Your support would be greatly

appreciated. All monies raised for Piltown NS.

KEEP PILTOWN TIDY - Keep Piltown Tidy is holding a meeting in the Community Centre on Tuesday April 9th @ 8pm sharp. A reminder to all those who subscribed during the last meeting to attend. Fás is also reminded that KPT is a Sponsor of the Fás Project in the village. A representative of Fás is asked to attend. The Agenda will be as follows: 1-To appoint a Secretary and Treasurer for the coming year. 2-National Clean Up for Piltown. Date TBC. 3-Action Plan for the coming year. 4-To encourage the whole Village to be pro-active in having a clean environment in Piltown. 5-To inquire from the relevant Kilkenny Co. Council body as to the availability of Grants. 6-Any other business and ideas as to the future course of KPT.

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS GRAND FINALE - The Winners in Piltown Community Enterprise’s Start Your Own Business Competition will be

announced at a Gala Evening in the G.A.A. Complex on Thursday April 11th at 8.00 p.m. The winner will be announced by Guest Speaker Bobby Kerr of “Dragon’s Den Fame”. This is the culmination of a lengthy process. The closing date for applications was on 31 st January, and since then the entrants were being scrutinised by an independent panel of expert judges. Now that they have completed their deliberations, we are looking forward to the announcement of the winners on 11th April. The organisers wish to express their appreciation to all of the applicants, main Sponsors Piltown G.A.A and Iverk Produce, as well as all the other sponsors and everyone who helped in the process.

THE FIDDOWN UNION OF PARISHES - Many thanks to all who supported us recently with our whist drive for Katie’s Wish to Walk and our Spring Social in Mullinavat. Both nights were well attended and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

GAA - ALL COUNTY JUNIOR HURLING LEAGUE: Piltown 1-22 Mooncoin 0 - 12. Piltown Hurlers got their 2013 season off to a winning start in the All County Junior Hurling League when they eventually got the better of a gallant Mooncoin at cold but dry Piltown on Thursday Night. During the early stages the scores were evenly matched and when J. Norris finished a long delivery to the Mooncoin net in the 22nd minute it put Piltown 1-7 to 0-7 in front. Although S. Crowley narrowed the gap to two points another pair of J. Norris frees left Piltown leading at the break by 1-9 to 0-8.

The teams traded points early in the second half and Piltown were leading 1-11 to 0-11 whenthey were reduced to 14 men after 41 minutes, and seemed to have it all to do. However they raised their game considerably and six of well taken points in succession, all from play left them well in control with eight minutes left, when they led 1-17 to 0-11. From there to the end Piltown added a further 5 points (two from frees ) with just a solitary reply from Mooncoin left Piltown convincing winners on a Final score Piltown 1-22 Mooncoin 0-12 Scorers for Piltown: J. Norris 1–10 (0-9 frees); M. Power 0–5; P. Kenny 0-2; N. Kenny 0-2; R. Culleton, N. Brophy & D. Kinsella 0–1 each. Scorers for Mooncoin: E. Ryan 0 -3 (Frees); N. O’ Hanlon 0-2; S. Walsh 0–2; R. Doyle 0-2; J.P. Purcell, D. Kearns & S. Crowley 0–1 eachTeams: Piltown: D. Burchell, M. O’ Dwyer, S. Kinsella, P. Connolly, B. Norris, K. Walsh, N. Kelly, N.

Kenny, P. Kenny, D. Kinsella, N. Brophy, J. Norris, M. Power, R. Culleton & R. Phelan. Subs: A. Murphy, D. Brophy & T. Kenny. Mooncoin: O. Purcell, T. Healy, O. Crowley, I. Dunphy, D. Kearns, S. Walsh, S. Walsh, E. Ryan, N. Madden, R. Doyle, T. Hennebry, N. O’Hanlon, S. Crowley, L. Walsh & J.P. Purcell. Subs: M. Sullivan, C. Brophy, S. Wall, J. Phelan & J. McGrath. Referee: R. Dowling (Kilmacow)

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL - Ballyhale Shamrocks 0–9 Piltown 0–8. Shamrocks qualified for the final of the Intermediate Football Championship by virtue of this one point win over Piltown at Carrigeen last Saturday. This was a closely contested game, with Shamrocks ability to virtually command all the aerial duels and Piltown’s tenacity leading to turning over possession on numerous occasions, keeping the issue in doubt right up to the last minute. Piltown, aided by the breeze started impressively and Points by Robbie Culleton, Nicky Kenny and Richie McCarthy and a reply from Shamrocks Conor Walsh had the score 0-03 to 0-1, when corner forward Tadhg Whelan hit the foot of the Shamrocks post. Andrew Norris and Alan Cuddihy traded points. Richie McCarthy with a point from play and another from an Andrew Norris free opened a four point Piltown lead. However the Shamrocks finished the half stronger and had a brace of points by Brian Cody and David Hoyne to leave the half time score: Piltown 0–6 Shamrocks 0-4. Early in the second half Conor Walsh added a point for the winners to narrow the gap to the minimum. Richie McCarthy from play and Andrew Norris from a long range free put Piltown three clear ten minutes into the second half and looking likely winners, but this was to be their last score as Shamrocks boosted by lively half time substitute Richie Reid added points by Willie Coogan, Eoin Reid and Conor Walsh to level matters. With five minutes remaining, wing back Gavin Butler joined the attack and sent over what was to be the winning point. Piltown had two chances to level the score but a long range free from Andrew Norris struck the top of the post

and another free from the same player drifted wide, and Shamrocks hung on for a win that they just about deserved.

Teams: Shamrocks: Keith Murphy, Paul Sheflin, Bobby Aylward , Kieran Grace, Gavin Butler, Mark Aylward , Willie Coogan, Joey Holden, David Hoyne, Alan Cuddihy, Eoin Reid, Keith Nolan, Enda Fitzpatrick, Conor Walsh & Brian Cody. Sub-Richie Reid.

Piltown: Shane Ahearne, Pa Connolly, Peter McCarthy, Denis Lawlor, David Kinsella, Neil Kelly, Michael O’ Dwyer, Shane Kinsella, Nicky Kenny, Philip Kenny, James Norris, Andrew Norris, Richie McCarthy, Robbie Culleton & Tadhg Whelan. Sub-Darragh Began. Referee: Tom Duggan (Mullinavat)